Kristyn Burtt, Suri Serano, Diva Darv and guests Paul Karmiryan and Serge Onik review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 6. I haven’t listened to the entire show yet, but, I was really rolling my eyes when Serge said Derek and Nastia’s tango was like Maks and Meryl’s. lol…he wishes. Let us know what you think….
Broadway World via ABC has released official details for next week’s “Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special” which is taking place on Tuesday, April 28th. It reads as follows. For more information, see Court’s “PureDWTS 10th Anniversary Special – Who Do You Hope to See Back?” post. She did such an outstanding job. #LetsGetThisPartyStarted
The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on “Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,” TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. The extraordinary episode will be filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present “Dancing with the Stars” cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history will be made with the show’s largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros.
Viewers can expect to see exciting new routines, with everything from an NFL football player ensemble to a “bromance” dance. Trading in their cleats for dance shoes, Superbowl Champions Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will perform a Latin Paso Doble with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater and Anna Trebunskaya. Throughout the night, nine Mirrorball winners will take the stage, including a dance showdown between season 18 winners Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy and reigning champions Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson. Additional performers include Katherine Jenkins, Chelsea Kane, Kristi Yamaguchi, Amy Purdy, Maria Menounos, Melissa Rycroft, Kelly Monaco and more. Then finally, the night will come to a close with Grammy® award winning artist Patti LaBelle performing her iconic hit “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim and Amber Riley. There will be surprises around every corner as celebrities come together to celebrate this momentous occasion.
“This is an outstanding milestone and a testament to the creativity and dedication of all the people who have been involved in the show over the last 10 years,” said “Dancing with the Stars” Executive Producer, Rob Wade.
To read the full press release, see Broadway World.
A 10 year old correspondent for Extra interviewed the couples after Dancing With The Stars last night. He does a good job too. This is so cute….
These HQ photos say to all about Spring Break night, don’t they? Beautiful. For more, see Getty Images.
Let’s go straight to some media! First, if you haven’t read about Derek Hough getting injured last night after the show, see this post. Let’s be praying and wishing the best for him and a full recovery!!
And here are the scores from last night:
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 37
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 34
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 32
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 31
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 29
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 29 (Eliminated)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 28
Also, don’t forget to VOTE for each couple’s song and dance for “America’s Choice” at this link.
Ok, onto some new interviews. Though first note that due to some technical issues, there won’t be any Afterbuzz TV interview this week. I know…sad. We will miss them.
Here is Access Hollywood with the couples:
See E Online for their chats with some of the couples.
DivaDarv has a recap. She was at the rehearsals for the Anniversary special too and is excited…. Read more..
TV Guide has posted some official dates for the Results Show and the finale dates. They read as follows….
And the rumors are true: the Dancing with the Stars results shows are coming back! Beginning April 27 and 28, the show will be broadcast two nights a week (performances on Mondays, eliminations on Tuesdays) for the remainder of the season. The two-part season finale will air on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19.
ETA: Also, Tom Bergeron tweeted on the Anniversary Special. It’s scheduled to air Thursday, May 14. It will be in addition to the Monday and Tuesday shows.
Just a small and quick update: We’re not sure if there will be an elimination or not on Dancing With The Stars this next Monday? In rehearsals on DWTS All Access, Sharna Burgess reported there wouldn’t be an elimination. Noah Galloway also reported the same in a new interview with Men’s Health Magazine. Then last night at twitter, George Pennacchio tweeted there would be an elimination (via an ABC Press Release). I guess we’ll just have to wait and see?
ETA: Per our source, there IS an elimination Monday, but it’s just a regular, single elimination – and the double elim that was planned for later in the season has been cancelled. In other words – business as usual on Monday.
ETA2: According to Tom Bergeron, there will be a double elimination next week.
Below is the new Afterbuzz TV Show for Dancing With The Stars Week 5. I thought it was an excellent show up until Suri and Anna started being critical of Nastia and Derek again. Let us know what you think, as always, in comments.
Aren’t these photos beautiful? Click any of the pics to see more…
Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted about the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special last night and news about her being there with Kelly Monaco. She also posted a date for April 21st. Note: this date isn’t “official” yet. Just something to keep in mind. Thanks to Lois for the heads up on this tweet.
ETA: Per our source, the Anniversary Special is, indeed, airing on this coming Tuesday, April 21st…but it may not be TOTALLY live. Source thinks some couples may have pre-taped their segments.
ETA2: I apologize – message got lost in translation. Show is getting TAPED this coming Tuesday, April 21, but it won’t actually AIR until May 7. Apparently there was even confusion from those behind the scenes on what was going to be happening this week – Deep Throat was under the impression that they would be doing two live shows this coming week, until Rob clarified. #miscommunicationevenoccursbehindthescenes
ETA3: Vogue here. Is it possible Maria Menounos, Amy Purdy, and Amy Riley (all Derek Hough partners) are filming or doing something for the 10th Anniversary show. They were seen the rehearsal parking lot this weekend…
ETA4: Amy might have been at the studios to film something with Noah Galloway too?