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“End Of The Season” Questionnaire for Dancing With The Stars Season 22

Below is a new “End of the season” Questionnaire for Dancing With The Stars Season 22. This is when you can tell your most honest thoughts and feelings for how you feel on the show (good and bad). Let’s hope “the powers that be” read them and hear our cries. Ready? Answer the questions below in comments to your best ability. See you there and thanks for participating. Special thanks to Nathan and Kristie for their help with questions.xx

1. Who were your favorite 5 couples from Dancing With The Stars Season 22? You can name a few more if you like.

2. From all the celebrity contestants on Dancing With The Stars 22 and if there was a Congeniality Award, which one celebrity deserved it the most? (pick only ONE)

3. My 5 favorite pros on Dancing With The Stars Season 22 were __________________________. You can pick a few more if you like.

4. What were your most favorite THREE dances on Dancing With The Stars Season 22? You can name more if you can’t stop at three.

5. If you were to give a “Choreograph Award” to THREE pros on Dancing With The Stars Season 22, would they be?

6. From an “A” to an “F”, how would you grade Dancing With The Stars Season 22 overall?

7. Are you satisfied with the direction of the show? If not, how can ‘the powers that be’ improve Dancing With The Stars in the future?

8. Lastly, if you had just ONE WISH for Dancing With The Stars Season 23, what would it be?

9. Which celebs from Dancing With The Stars Season 22 will you now follow on social media?

10. What was your 3 or 5 favorite pieces of music used for the dances?

May 26, 2016 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 22 Questionnaire: Grade The Season So Far, Your Three Favorite Dances, And More

Time for a new PureDWTS Questionnaire to see how you are feeling about Dancing With The Stars Season 22 so far. Try and answer the questions below to the best of your ability or what you think of first.

1. As of right now, who are your Top 4 Favorite Couples? Also, rank them in order.

2. Do you think 3 of your top 4 favorite couples will make the finals? If not, which 3 couples do you think WILL make the finals? Rank them in order as well.

3. What has been your most favorite dances so far on Dancing With The Stars Season 20? Try and name only three, but, you can name a few more if you want.

4. Which Pro has had the Best Choreography so far?

5. If you were to grade the show so far from “A” (being the best) to “F” (being the worst), what grade would you give it and why?

Meet you in comments with my answers and thanks so much for participating! xx

April 6, 2016 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 3 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

Hi everyone! I’m in New Orleans eating and drinking way too much…and odds are good I won’t make it back to the hotel in time for the beginning of the show. In the event I don’t make it, Courtney will be fulfilling your snark quotient for tonight. 🙂 Stay tuned to see if I make it back. 😉 Hint: I’m not going to try really hard.

Court taking over 🙂 Heidi’s currently eating jambalaya and cornbread, so you’re stuck with me tonight. Predictions before showtime: I don’t think we’ll see any 10’s, but I think we may finally see some 9’s. I see Wanya & Nyle continuing to dominate, and maybe Antonio finally rising above Von.

Ehhh…Ginger was just ok this week.  Choreography let her down yet again – didn’t feel like contemporary, just a cheerleader doing contemporary-by-numbers.

And surprisingly, the judges finally get real when scoring Ginger and give her a mediocre 21.  Are we witnessing the narrative changing?

Doug is giving me all the feels. My god, this song guts me.  Actually quite a lovely dance from Doug – only one slight bobble at the end.  I hope they don’t beat him up.

I guess 20 ain’t bad for Doug – they probably could have been a lot harder on him.

“I’m 4’7″, but still above ground!” Charlotte Rae, with the quote of the night 😛

A very cute, appropriate foxtrot – gotta give Sasha credit for being there for his partner with good choreography.

Ugh, are we really doing the switch-up again??? And already? And with an added layer of complication??? 🙁

Kim gets a 22 and is thrilled. I love how excited she gets 🙂

C’mon, drum solo!!!

Was not expecting to see that when Von took his shirt off.  Helllllllo tats & muscles. Overall, an interesting dance – would have liked a bit more extension, but he ROCKED the lifts.

Carrie Ann needs to be directing this critique about “not working hard enough” to Antonio, rather than Von.

Von gets a 20, and while I probably would have given it a 21, I guess I can see why Len’s all cranky.

Marla is just so relentlessly positive. I love it.

Not a bad effort by Marla – maybe a tad cautious, but maybe I’m just so used to Tony’s partners being so…non-mobile…that I’m actually kind of impressed by what she did do.

Marla gets a 21, and we end the first half of the show with only one person managing to eke an 8 out of the judges.  I would start looking for the 8’s & 9’s to come out in the next hour.

I see Antonio is taking a page out of the Ginger playbook and bringing in the kid. Oooookay.

Ok, the concept was sweet, but Antonio actually looked really stiff and kinda jumpy to me – and he was doing some wacky stuff with his face.  But watch the judges gush – they need Antonio to happen.

So. Tired. Of. “Boomin’!”.  And it’s only week 3. Antonio gets a 20, and so far I’m left feeling a bit lukewarm about the show – Doug & Kim were bright spots, but the rest have ranged from non-event to ok.  Paige, I’m counting on you to raise the bar…

Well, that felt more like a paso doble/contemporary fusion, but it was cool to watch.  Just watch Len bitch about content…

…Len bitches a bit, Carrie Ann defends Mark’s choreo, all in all, Paige ends up with a 23.  Ok, I accept that.

I think Jodie is absolutely stunning – and in person, she’s even more gorgeous. And kind, and funny, and perfect.  And I want to see good things happen for her 🙂

I think we just saw both Jodie AND Keo evolve a bit – I would have liked a bit less flailing and some more in-hold stuff, but overall, I got the message they were sending.  And I loved Jodie’s extensions.

Jodie gets a 23 and I think that’s probably right on the money. And the scores are SLOWLY going up…but here comes Mischa & Artem, who seemed to be absent from the background up until now…hmmm…

If nothing else, Mischa had FUN. Not much samba, but I guess I can’t really ask for much – at least she stayed on-time and semi-in-step with Artem.

Mischa gets an 18, which is probably a bit kind – but given that she’s probably headed home anyway, I don’t know that it’s really going to mean much in the great scheme of things.

And Wanya knocks it out of the park yet AGAIN.  His feet, his arms, his musicality, his presentation, his investment in the dance…just PERFECT.  He won’t get a 1o, but I hope he gets the first 9 of this season…

…note that the judges seemed to get a bit nitpicky.  Part of the narrative, guys.  He gets a 24, which I think is underscored, but now I’m wondering if they’re reserving the 9’s for Nyle…or next week.

I love seeing Peta sticking up for Nyle and for calling out Carrie Ann.

Nyle does a bang-up job and proves Carrie Ann wrong.  Maybe a tad off-balance here and there and a little eager, but he’s got SO much potential.

Oh look – Carrie Ann is backpedaling and hemming & hawing. I do agree a bit with Len, though – I would like to see Peta use a bit more light & shade in her choreography.  Everything has been go, go, go this season…

Nyle gets the first 9 of the season and a 25.  I would probably have given Wanya one as well, but once again, in the great scheme of things – not likely to matter, and I could see Wanya getting the high score next week.

In jeopardy: Doug & Karina, Mischa & Artem, and Jodie & Keo.  That last one is troubling.

Going home: Mischa & Artem

Fairly certain all 3 angels predicted a Mischa exit.

April 4, 2016 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 22, Week 2 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well. I almost feel like writing this particular blog is a waste of time this week. Why? Well…read on.

Essentially, there is a pretty insurmountable hurdle for one of our contestants, mainly because a couple others who could have sheltered her gave great performances on Monday Night. Check it out.

Table 1

Mischa is a full four points below the next two contestants (Kim and Antonio) and, unfortunately for her, those two contestants are either likeable from an iconic TV show or from a NFL team with a rabid fanbase.  She has a lot of work to do and I don’t think it’s going to happen for her.  See below. Read more..

April 1, 2016 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. :-)

Carrie Ann Inaba Weighs In On The Four Stand Out Dances On DWTS Week 2 And More

Carrie Ann Inaba wrote on her four stand out dances on Dancing With The Stars Week 2 at Access Hollywood. She also gave advise for the dancers which you can read below. Also, did you know her Mom was there? Be sure to see the link for pictures and more of her thoughts. And what a beautiful dress she wore this week.

This week, my general advice is for everyone to focus on technique. There are a lot of contestants in the middle of the pack, and I see potential in all of them to shoot out of the pack to the front, but they have to work on technique and deliver dynamic performances. That means they need to find their secret weapon. What are they great at and expand on it. They need to let go of their fears and trust their partners 100%. They need to dance beyond what they think they can, pushing each movement to its fullest potential. This season we have better dancers than usual, and that makes for stiffer competition. In order to shine, they will need to find their unique style and then master the techniques of each dance. I would advise to keep some traditional steps and choreography in each dance to keep Len happy because he’s back and he wants his ballroom.

March 30, 2016 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Extra Interviews Some Of The Dancing With The Stars Cast After Dance Night Week 2

Great interviews by Extra after Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 2…

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Afterbuzz TV Reviews DWTS 22 Week 2: Let us know if you agree or disagree?

Diva Darv and her guests will be discussing Dancing With The Stars Week 2 in the Afterbuzz TV live stream below. The show starts around 5:10p.m Pacific time. You should be able to watch the show anytime during or afterwards in the video below. Let us know if you agree or disagree with them.

March 29, 2016 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Emma Slater Writes On Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 2

Emma Slater has written a new blog for Hollywood Life reviewing the dances for Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 2. I think she’d make a great judge. What do you think? She’s so cute…

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Antonio is so manly. Guiding Sharna around the dance floor, everything was clean and very raunchy. I definitely feel the fire! The Rumba is the hardest dance for a male celebrity and I think Sharna did a great job in coaching Antonio this week. His shoulders are a little high in places which bothered me a couple of times so he needs to learn to relax. I’m glad Bruno gave them a 7, I do think his efforts warranted one. Ok so it wasn’t the smoothest, why would we expect that though. This man is a burly football player! Credit where credits due. Personally, I can’t wait to see him jive and let lose in a dance that might be more his character. Scores for Antonio & Sharna: 6,6,7

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
I’m so in love with Kim Fields and I know I sound so biased right now but it’s true!! I LOVE HER! The salsa tonight showed everyone that there is a real dancer in Kim. Her Salsa was so much sharper in the performance that during the camera blocking the day before. Unfortunately I did see that Kim lost her footing slightly towards the very end of the routine. But Kim, don’t let that bother you. I could see that she was disheartened. Let me tell you, In this show there will be many missed connections; Things go wrong and it wouldn’t be Dancing with the Stars without the mishaps. I think Kim & Sasha’s Salsa was very entertaining, and tonight she looked thebomb.com! The relationship been Kim & Sasha is endearing and I hope we get to this blossom even more throughout the season. Kim, I see your heart so easily. Scores for Kim & Sasha: 7,6,6

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
I absolutely loved the Rumba performed by Nyle & Peta. It was simply breathtaking. I have NO idea what Len was talking about. I didn’t think that dance was too hectic at all. Nyle’s arm movement at the beginning was beautiful and I can see the hard work that Peta has done. I have to commend her here, she’s done an amazing job. The judges went crazy! I almost wanted to throw my phone at the TV! Nyle I think you DID capture the tone of the dance, I think your lines are incredible, try now to watch out for those bent legs and high shoulders. I would have the same note as Antonio, just lower the shoulders and relax. But seriously, this dance was underscored and the not valued enough by the judges. His Lunges?! Beautiful. We’re we watching the same dance Bruno, Len & Carrie Ann? Well anyway, Nyle I’m clapping for you right now. Good job both of you. Scores for Nyle & Peta: 7,6,7

For more on the other contestants, see Hollywood Life.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 22, Week 2 – Power Rankings

Houston, we have a fairly unsettling problem (and no, it’s not Von’s insanely loud farting) – we have at least four pros who seriously did their partners a disservice last night with lackluster choreography. Whether it was misinterpreting the dance, throwing in too much extraneous stuff, or just wasting time, I saw a lot of issues that could have easily been avoided had the pros in question just buckled down and stuck to the basics. And this is a carry-over from last week, when I saw at least two pros giving their partners some kinda shitty choreography.  Part of me wonders if the fact that the show’s best choreographer, Derek, isn’t there anymore to help keep the standard high is partially to blame – since nobody has to go toe-to-toe with Derek anymore, maybe some of the pros don’t feel the need to work as hard, and feel more comfortable just settling for mediocre choreography that busting their asses and cranking out something great.  Just a theory – and probably not one that will make me very popular, but it is what it is.

Last night saw the giddy high of the premiere cooling off quite a bit, and the judges tending more towards the nitpicky where some couples were concerned. Part of me thinks Len being gone last season has done him more harm than good – it’s almost as if he forgot a bit about some of the pros’ penchants for “messing about” and it’s almost like reopening an old wound for him – he’s extra-cranky about it again, and I don’t get the feeling he’s having as much fun as he used to. Time will tell, I suppose.

To almost no one’s surprise, Geraldo & Edyta left us – I feel like the right couple went home, and if nothing else, they left on the high of giving us a ridiculously entertaining (or just plain ridiculous, depending on how you look at it) dance. And to Geraldo’s credit – I think he had a lot of fun on the show, even if he wasn’t a stellar dancer. I saw a few folks complaining that Edyta deserved a “better partner” and shouldn’t have had to leave so early, and it just kinda floors me because EDYTA WAS GONE FOR 6 YEARS AND THE CHANCES WERE SLIM TO NONE THAT SHE WOULD EVEN BE INVITED BACK. Edyta fans, I would just be thankful she was on the show at all – because the split she had with the show back in 2010 was a pretty acrimonious one, from what I hear, and she had basically torpedoed any chance she may have had at coming back.  Seriously, they could’ve given her Verne Troyer as a partner and I think she would have been thankful for the opportunity. More and more, I’m just convinced that there is no pleasing some fans of this show… 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 on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Good Morning America Talks With DWTS Geraldo Rivera, Edyta Sliwinska, Ginger Zee, And Val Chmerkovskiy

Below is a Good Morning America recap and an interview with Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska. They also check in with Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy. Also below are some Troupe bumbers. I can’t get enough of them this season. I hope Edyta joins them for the rest of the season. Special thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for all of his recordings. For lots more interviews with the cast after last night’s show, see this post.

ETA: I loved what Geraldo said on Von Miller and how he calmed down his daughter last night after the elimination. Precious!

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.