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Edyta Sliwinska Recaps Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 8

Edyta Sliwinska recaps week 8 of Dancing with the Stars. It’s so good to see her again….and she’s almost ready to have her baby!!

May 9, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 8 – Power Rankings

Wow…I’m honestly not even sure where to begin. I feel like last night’s show was just 2 hours of the judges/PTB spanking the viewers for not voting how they (the judges/PTB) feel they SHOULD be voting. And the judges reached new lows – between Len telling Bonner “you should have gone home already!” and Carrie Ann deciding that David’s critique was a great time to shade Rashad (disrespectful to both men, really), to every judge giving vague, rambling, directionless critiques based on absolutely nothing, my head was spinning by the end. And my blood was boiling, because I think last night things legitimately got a bit sexist, too – between the judges giving Simone a hard time about smiling too much/not enough, Val & Alan doffing their shirts and shifting focus away from Normani, Sharna & Britt begrudgingly selling their souls in that trio, and watching female pros bite their tongues and try not to show they were upset by the critiques they were getting (while a certain male pro basically acts like a mouthy teenager every week and talks back to Len), I honestly felt sickened. Heidi & I are still gonna write that sexism post I promised you guys – but at this point, I think I need a cooling off period before I’m able to discuss it without absolutely losing my sh*t.

So Bonner went home, to the surprise of basically no one – but I will say that, for awhile there, I was seriously wondering if he was safe, with as cruel as they were being to him. Two unflattering packages, a sleazy trio dance to a terrible song, getting mocked by Val & Alan, two bad scores, and Len basically calling him out to his face on live national television – it seemed to point more to “he’s sticking around, but we want to make sure that he ain’t gonna survive next week’s elim!” But thankfully, he did end up going home – especially since they decided to share a sleazy clip of him during the trio rehearsal.  Yes, he might have gotten a bad edit – but they can’t actually edit you in such a way that you say “maybe I could spank you both on the butt!” if you didn’t actually say it. Or gesture it. Anywho – bye-bye, Bonner. You hopefully freed up Sharna’s schedule so she can fly to Indy and watch Hinch in the Indy Grand Prix this weekend 🙂

And then there were four – and next week’s elim is probably gonna hurt. I think everyone left deserves to be in the finale for different reasons, and would be fine if they ended up deciding to take all four to the finale; but my initial guess that they’re aiming for a Rashad-Simone-Normani finale doesn’t feel so concrete anymore – part of me wonders if they’ve grown accustomed to the new viewers and votes that David has brought to the show, and don’t want that gravy train to end…so I still think there’s at least a slight chance he could edge out one of the three above and make it to the finals. I’m also not entirely positive who he might displace – my gut says Normani, because her voting fanbase is still untested and she seems to be the one that gets the most help in term of gushing critiques and inflated scores; but they seemed to nitpick the life out of Simone & Rashad last night – will America buy it? If some of the comments I’ve been seeing are any indicator, the answer is no – people seem especially pissed about how Simone was treated. So I guess I’m still leaning towards a Simone-Rashad-Normani finale, with David potentially playing spoiler to Normani. Read more..

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 24 Week 8 – Media, Interviews, Scores, And More After The Dances

What a great night of dancing! I officially love “Trio” night too! Rashad and Simone’s Trio dances were my favorites. 🙂 Also, a mention on Sharna and Bonner. I loved them and their chemistry all season. So much so, I’d love to see them do a Hallmark Movie together. I also thought Sharna’s choreography was exceptional. I’m so glad they were paired together. Thank you for dancing, Bonner, and for being such a fighter too.

So, let’s review the scores:

Rashad & Emma 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Trio: 39 (10, 9, 10, 10)
Normani & Val 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Trio: 39 (10, 9, 10, 10)
Simone & Sasha 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Foxtrot Trio: 36 (9, 9, 9, 9)
David & Lindsay 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Trio: 29 (7, 7, 8, 7)
Bonner & Sharna 30 (8, 7, 8, 7) Trio: 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Elimnated

To relive all the dances again, see Idolxfactor (these videos work Internationally) and the official You Tube site.

For media, interviews, and recaps, first see People and Entertainment Tonight (I feel sorry for Simone). Be sure to check back with these links through out the day for possibly more. Glamour has a recap too (but, no back stage interviews yet). And from FOX:

Partner Farber told FOX411, “Standing there getting those scores I know exactly how Simone is, she’s only 20 years old, and to hear all those things, I could feel her heart just hurting. I’m kind of sorry she had to go through that and I’m right here for her….”

Earlier, Kordei had told “DWTS” rehearsal cameras that she once had been bullied online and been subjected to racist taunts.

The singer turned in a flawless contemporary dance with Val Chmerkovskiy and told FOX411 backstage that she would say to the haters, “I still have love for you.”

Kordei said her performance “was definitely healing for myself and also for my family, just because they know the struggle I went through as well. My mother and my dad and my mom cried, [it was] super emotional.”

Thrilled former Chicago Cub Ross told reporters, “When I signed up [for DWTS] I never thought I would’ve made it this far….it’s going to be a sad day when that ends. But I’m also excited that when it does, I get to go home to my family. It’s a win-win for me.”

Ross moves on to next week’s semifinals, along with Kordei, Biles, and NFL star Jennings, who are the final four.

Bolton was sent home after a rough night — but Jennings said of the bull rider who broke his neck last year, “I’m so proud of him….all the things he’s had to overcome…we’re going to keep in touch.”

More at FOX here and here.

And below are more recaps and some interviews… Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 24, Week 8 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

I’m back from NYC and oh, it was so good.  I highly recommend the show Waitress – hilarious and amazing. Derek is still rooting for Rashad.  Asked about Nastia being on tour Julianne made the mistake of saying she couldn’t give them (Derek and Nastia) a 10 in week 3, even though the dance was an 11 – to which the M&G audience booed. And then Derek smiled and said, “Thank you.” I know what it was – he was asked about if he ever got mad at her judging and he said one time – I believe it was Nastia’s tango. 🙂

Anyway…Derek in DA HOUSE. 🙂  Also, we’ve turned on comment moderation. You remember the rules. No one liners, and we need content. Refer to people by NAME.

There’s actual dancing in the opening dance!  A step in the right direction. 🙂

Rashad’s up first. Wonder how bad he’ll get screwed to advance an agenda tonight? Or will they finally lay off?

Pretty good jive. No mistakes that I saw, solid dancing.  That move at the end that looked like Derek’s crotch jump was cool.

I think Len’s foot work call is pretty BS. Read more..

May 8, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Watch Rashad Jennings, Emma Slater, And Witney Carson In Rehearsals For Their Hot Trio Dance

Below you can watch Rashad Jennings, Emma Slater, and Witney Carson in rehearsals for their Trio dance. This looks so good!!

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Bruno Tonioli Talks On The Dancing With The Stars Frontrunners (New Interview)

Bruno Tonioli was a guest on Access Hollywood today. He runs down for what will happen tonight, what the contestants need to do to win, and more.

ETA: Here is more with Bruno at the Race to Erase MS Gala. He pretty much says it… Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 24 Trio Night – Promos, Teasers, Interviews, And More Before Show Time

It’s almost dance time! You can watch some promos, teasers, and a new Ellen interview with Val and Normani below. Also, Simone has written a new blog a People. Here’s a take on tonight’s dances with Sasha…

This week we have two routines to perform: a foxtrot and then our trio dance, which is a paso doble with [troupe member Brittany Cherry].

Sasha chose those two dances for this week because he wanted to show off both sides of my personality on one night. The foxtrot shows off my happy, cheery side and the paso doble is much more aggressive and intense.

Getting to do the trio dance with Brittany has been a lot of fun. We love, love, love Brittany so much, and I really enjoy dancing beside her because she’s someone I’ve always enjoyed watching perform. I can learn a lot from her.

The paso doble has been really great because it’s all about being sharp and aggressive, which is a lot more like gymnastics than most of the other dances I’ve had to learn for the show.

ETA: Here is Sharna talking on her new dances with Bonner this week….

ETA2: Here is more with Emma and Rashad from Friday’s Access Hollywood interview…. Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 8 – Rashad & Emma On Access Hollywood, Talk Rashad’s Dad, Plans for the Future, & the Race to the Mirrorball

Shad & Emma did Access Hollywood today, and chatted about everything from Rashad’s future plans (he seems confident that he’ll get picked up by another team soon, but would “respectfully love to try acting” after his NFL career is over), to Rashad’s note-taking habits (Emma says he’s “a perfectionist”), their “Most Memorable Year” dance for Shad’s dad, and their chances of winning the MBT (interesting to note that he’s been Liz Hernandez’s pick to win since week one 😉 ). They also played a fun round of dance trivia, and Emma filled them in on her wedding planning progress…check it out below:

May 5, 2017 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 7 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Ya gotta look at that leader board and think they have it ranked how they would like it to go, right?  I don’t think they’re going to get their wish, and this coming week the judges scores could be quite illustrative as to what the current agenda is.

Anyway, my record isn’t great this season, but it’s been so stellar in previous seasons (pats self on back) that I keep plugging away. But it does beg the question: what is different this season?? As I’ve said in the comments, I think it’s that 2 or 3 contestants are getting such a lion’s share of the votes, that everyone else is vulnerable EVERY week. One bad score and you’re gone. Now, before you jump to the conclusion that Bonner must be getting a ton of votes, remember it’s not just who’s getting votes, but who ISN’T getting votes.  Bonner was not at the bottom last week so Nick had to cover the spead (and couldn’t) and Bonner only needed 7,500 more votes per million votes cast to beat Nancy – that is NOTHING. Chump change. David also needed very little to cover the spread between him and Nancy and he obviously did because he’s still there.

What does all this mean? Well, nothing, anymore. 🙂 It’s a new week now and they’ve kinda jury rigged the leader board to protect one person and make it hard for our dark horse – Bonner – to continue to stick around. There is no more low hanging fruit, I don’t think – he’s it.

They’ve given EVERYONE except Bonner and David nice fat cushions so they should be safe. SHOULD BE. These kinds of margins have been beaten before and this is a week that could make things interesting. I would put some money on them putting Bonner and Normani in jeopardy and then sending Bonner home – stimulates the Harmonizers for next week when she’s much more likely to need the votes and it creates lots of drama.  Anyway, I skip ahead. What are Bonner’s chances?

He needs less than 4k votes per million votes cast to stay over David. I know I say this every week, but I just don’t see that happening. David is a freshly retired Cub. They play his dances with Lindsay during rain delays…he came within 8% of Rashad on the dance off, which is quite an accomplishment.

Side note: Speaking of the dance off, did you notice that the judges never did a split decision this past week? They almost always have at least one of those…and they should have had a least one of those because they were close in dance quality in most places. Makes you wonder if they were DETERMINED to make sure that America didn’t screw up their decision…perhaps they are afraid of what might happen this week? They gotta be gun shy after losing Heather and Nancy.

Anyway…there isn’t a lot more to say. Bonner only needs about 4k more votes per million votes cast to be safe over David, and if he can’t beat David then he needs nearly 32k more votes per million votes cast to beat either Simone or Rashad – it’s not that that’s a huge spread, it’s that is Simone and Rashad. I would literally be actually shocked if Bonner were to stay over either of those two. I just don’t see it happening.  If he were to beat Normani, it would mean he got more than 47k more votes per million votes cast in order to stay.  It has happened in the past, for sure – but Bonner isn’t on the same level as Mark Warner and Normani is a bit better off than Audrina (I think…). I find this to be highly unlikely…which means Normani is probably safe, along with Simone and Rashad.

That leaves us with Bonner and David, and I think David is still raking in the votes to the point that Bonner can’t cover the spread.

But let’s say I’m wrong and that Bonner is doing much better than I think he is in votes relative to the other remaining contestants.  For Normani to be eliminated, ALL of the following things would have to happen:

  • Bonner would have to get 47,300 more votes per million votes cast than Normani, AND;
  • David would have to get 43,400 more votes per million votes cast than Normani, AND;
  • Simone AND Rashad would each have to get 15,800 more votes per million votes cast than Normani.

Now, either Simone or Rashad might be getting those votes, but I don’t think both Bonner and David are…so Normani is likely safe. What about Simone and Rashad? Well, ALL of the following would have to happen for them to be eliminated:

  • Bonner would have to get 31,500 more votes per million votes cast, AND;
  • David would have to get 27,600 more votes per million votes cast, AND;
  • Simone or Rashad would have to get ONE more voter per million votes cast over the other to be safe, AND;
  • Simone or Rashad DON’T get 15,800 more votes per million votes cast than Normani.

Those numbers tell me that Simone, Rashad and Normani are surely safe. And I believe David is safe. So, what do you all think? It seems pretty apparent to me that Bonner’s time has finally come. But, I’ve been wrong before… 🙂

May 3, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 24, Week EIGHT – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So, what stupid theme do we have this week and what will be the manipulation tool of choice? Manufacture some tantrum by Bonner? Badger Rashad with stupid questions after a 12 hour rehearsal? Paint a saintly glow around Val (how DID that lawsuit turn out, anyway?)? Ugh, I can’t with this show. So obvious this past Monday, not even trying to hide the agenda. Must be feeling pretty desperate too, now that Maks is out.

So, I read on the internets that this week is Trio Week, per Tommy B.

ETA: Updated with the Trios according to @DancingABCStats on twitter – she says she got them on social media.

ETA2: All songs & dances posted, per the press release – which also reveals that it was THE JUDGES that assigned the trio partners.  *eye roll* And I’m sure they have a perfectly valid reason by kinda screwing Simone, who is the only one saddled with a trio partner of the same sex on a dance style that already doesn’t favor the woman.  Really, great choice guys – totes fair. -Court-

ETA3: Running order up, thanks to George. Although we’re at a point where running order doesn’t matter AS much, I’d say Normani & Bonner probably got the crappiest positions…and David closes the show for the 2nd time. Rashad opens the show for the 2nd time…and is the only remaining contestant who has yet to go last.  -Court-

Rashad and Emma – Jive (song: “Shake a Tail Feather” by Blues Brothers)
Trio with Witney – Argentine tango (song: “Dreams” by Gabrielle Aplin & Bastille)
Phone 1-800-868-3411

Normani and Val – Contemporary (song: “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton & Elena Boynton)
Trio with Alan – Jive (song: “Feeling Alive” by Earl St. Clair)
Phone 1-800-868-3410

Bonner and Sharna – Argentine tango (song: “Believer” by Imagine Dragons)
Trio with Britt – Jazz (song: “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars)
Phone 1-800-868-3401

Simone and Sasha – Foxtrot (song: “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction)
Trio with Brittany – Paso doble (song: “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers feat. Daya)
Phone 1-800-868-3412

David and Lindsay – Waltz (song: “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw)
Trio with Hayley – Paso doble (song: “Gangsta’s Paradise” by 2WEI)
Phone 1-800-868-3404

 

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)