If interested, let’s do a Poll and get some general averages on the Top 4 favored couples currently on Dancing With The Stars Season 14. Directions: All you have to do is vote FOUR times in the Poll below for your current FOUR favorites. To have even more fun with this, be sure to let us know who you picked in the comments section. Special Note: Remember as you read and watch the results of the Poll that they aren’t always a correct reflection of how fans feel since a few fans like to try and manipulate the results as our Miss Heidi has warned us of in the past, but, we’ve done our best technically to stop that from happening. Anyway, have fun and VOTE VOTE VOTE!!
So next week is Motown week, and I could not be more pumped! Seriously guys…I love me some Motown, so this was a fun list to compile
Here’s the deal: so far, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, and The Temptations have all been confirmed as acts that are going to be singing live as the couples perform on Monday night. I’m not sure if they’re going to be singing for every couple or not, and I’m not sure if the songs the couples are dancing to are going to only be songs by those particular acts – the deets are a bit murky as of right now. We also don’t know for sure what dance Gladys has yet – our reader Magnolia (@TristanDWTSFans on Twitter…follow her, she’s cool :-)) has promised to let us know as soon as she finds out. There’s been speculation that it’s jive, so I went ahead and compiled a list of Motown jive songs just for the hell of it Since TPTB have also expressed an affinity for recycling songs in the past few seasons in particular, I’ve pored through music from previous seasons and pulled out previously used Motown songs that we might see again. I’ve bolded the songs that are my “best guesses” for what we might see on Monday night, based on all the info above. If we get confirmation on any more songs, we will reveal it in Heidi’s “Who’s Dancing What?” post on Sunday, and I may update this post with other pertinent info as it comes out.
But for now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the cool sounds of Motown – DWTS style!
ETA: According to Donald’s Twitter, there’s supposedly a “Motown Marathon” dance to be done on Tuesday…take it with a grain of salt as we wait on the press release for next week to confirm. As for a possible song? Not sure what dance this Motown Marathon is going to be, but I imagine that the music will have to be something that can be looped continuously until the marathon ends, and it probably will be instrumental only. So in other words – I have no idea In the meantime, send me your soul food recipes at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Foxtrot (Donald & Peta and Maria & Derek):
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – Marvin Gaye (Laila & Maks’ foxtrot in season 4)
“Baby Love” – The Supremes (Monique & Louis’ foxtrot in season 3)
“My Guy” – Mary Wells (Joey & Kym’s foxtrot in season 4)
“Jimmy Mack” – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (Mel & Maks’ foxtrot in season 5)
“Pride & Joy” – Marvin Gaye (Jason & Edyta’s foxtrot in season 6)
“I Hear a Symphony” – The Supremes (Marie & Jonathan’s foxtrot in season 5)
“I Just Wanna Make Love to You” – Etta James (Vivica & Nick’s foxtrot in season 3)
“My Girl” – The Temptations (could also be a rumba, if slowed down)
The Dancing With The Stars Make-up Team has started to release some “behind the scenes” shots of some of the celebrities from this past week. Below are Katherine and Gladys. Aren’t they beautiful? I love the work on their eyes. Check out their beautiful earrings too created by one of our sponsors Anne Koplik Designs. So cute! Click pics to enlarge.
We have some more media to share! Below is Ricki Lake and Toni Dovolani on Good Morning America with their thoughts on Monday night’s dances. Ricki gives her thoughts on Maria giving Derek a kiss too. lol
Afterbuzz breaks down Monday night’s dances as well. Note how Roshon Fegan and Anna Trebunskaya were their guests. Anna dishes on some fascinating things on the styles of dances again, etc. and Roshon is entertaining as always….
Then last night after the elimination, PopTVDotCom caught up with some of the cast after the show going to Tom Bergeron’s Mid Season party. Len Goodman’s comments are especially interesting. Some of the cast share their thoughts on Gavin being eliminated. Martina is in attendance. Peta talks fashion and much more…
Dang, my number post is looking pretty good right now. Eh, don’t get used to it. I’ll probably blow it next week.
Anyway, after the obligatory chatter so that I don’t accidentally spoil anyone, Gavin and Jaleel did the dance duel and unfortunately, Jaleel was the clear winner…and the judges saved him.
What did we predict?? Well…
Heidi: I predicted Gavin would go with Melissa as an outside chance. However, I was reasonably confident that Roshon or Jaleel would be in the bottom two with Gavin, but that either one would beat him.
Courtney: Put Melissa at the bottom of her Power Rankings, thinking she might go home, but had Gavin as a possibility as well.
Vogue: Said that it would be Gavin and Gladys in the bottom two and that Gladys would lose.
And the winner is…well, no one, really. I’m totally bummed that Gavin went home and Jaleel is still there. However, my early prediction would be Jaleel and Roshon in the bottom two next week. As for Jaleel’s numbers, I’ll likely cover that in next weeks “Dancing by the Numbers” post, unless someone is dying for it now.
These are always fun to watch! And thanks Jaleel, but, no thanks! I didn’t need to the 6 packs again.
Eh, it’s only a surprise if you haven’t been paying attention to me the last few weeks. I’ve been saying all along they have to have one to get to where they need to be in week 10 – unless they plan on going 11 weeks, which has only been done once before. Anyway, Robin Leach’s Vegas Deluxe claims the double elimination is next week:
Tonight, the program institutes the new dance-off policy to tackle fan popularity voting, and it will be the judges who end the run for one of the celebrity teams. Next week: A surprise double elimination on the same terms!
I have an over whelming urge to speak in an Irish accent and say “Holy Mary, over score them din yeh?” Maybe it was the wine. Or Tristan wearing green. Or the very obvious overscoring of the “good” dancers to keep them away from the dance duel. I could get behind that, I guess, if Len hadn’t given Donald an 8 while giving Willy a 9. In what frackin’ universe, Len?? Frankly, Donald and Katherine were the only ones worthy of tens and Katherine got one too many in my book. Her legs were SO soft, just like I expected them to be. Ah well, if it keeps her out of the dance duel then I guess it served it’s purpose.
But I have to wonder…if you give Katherine two 10’s up against Maria being dropped on her face, William busting his ankle and Melissa’s concussion??? AND Roshon being in the bottom two last week?? Um…uh oh? I sure as hell hope people are voting for her, cuz I like her and she brought back “good” Marky. I would be a bit worried that people would assume she’s safe…if not for the seriously huge margin. Anyway…
Let’s look at the couples and their percentages of the total:
The Judges Scores and Percentages
Now THAT is a spread. Even if it’s a faux spread.
We’ve got more media coverage to share after last night’s dance. The Access Hollywood interviews aren’t working right now, but, if they are like in weeks past, you’ll be able to view them in the middle of day here.
As promised, Louis Van Amstel reviewed the night at his ABC Blog including how some of the couples danced in rehearsals. Over all, he’s the most worried about Melissa and Gavin tonight. Below is a take. Be sure to read more from Louis here.
Roshon Fagen and Chelsie Hightower ‘s Salsa. If this is dress rehearsal for Roshon I’m looking forward to tonight’s show when his adrenaline is going to kick in! I loved how they had some sexy moments and yet it was innocent. Roshon danced like it was his last dance. He’s showing very clearly that he wants to stay in this competition. Strong moments, speed, flexibility and great partnering with Chelsie. I liked Carrie Ann’s comments! It was very age appropriate. Salsa and calming down, Len? I do actually understand what he’s saying, but Roshon wants to show America he doesn’t want them to be in the bottom two. The scores are good. I’d say three “9s.”
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd ‘s Tango. All I’m going to say is if dress rehearsal was the live show this Argentine Tango would be the dance of the night in my book! Last week I thought they were overrated with their Paso Doble, this week I totally think they’re underrated (by Len and Bruno). This dance was Donald’s best dance by far. Not one little hitch or tentative moment. It had great stillness in the top, fast foot work, dynamic changes and great partnering, especially in the lifts. I totally disagree with Len. For crying out loud, he’s a football player with no dance experience doing this with only five days of rehearsal. Three “10s” in my opinion.
Overall: It was such a great day to have met all the celebs and see them dance during dress rehearsal. Everyone did better than in rehearsal, which is not the norm. I’m worried for Gavin and Melissa tomorrow when I look at the dancing and how the personalities come across, but after Sherri Shepherd’s surprise elimination it just goes to show you that “Dancing” is about so much more than just dancing well.
Tristan has written a new blog at Entertainment Weekly. He writes about he and Gladys Samba last night. Below is a take about Motown Week if they make it. Next week will be right up her alley…
Big plans for Motown Week? First of all, it’s going to be a great night. It’s excitin’. I mean, Motown is superb, know what I mean? To be part of Motown Week in itself is great, but to be part of Motown Week with a Motown legend, for me, is even better. My plan would be to hopefully get somethin’ along the lines of this week. I want to dance to somethin’ fast. Everyone’s sayin’ well you’ve’ done a lot of ballroom dances, stuff like that — maybe we have done a lot of ballroom dances. So there’s a method to that madness, ’cause the tree is fallin’ down now. So what you want to do is get through all those ballroom dances and get to this stage of the competition. Well then you have your fast dances and your fun dances you want to perform. That’s what I want — another fast one where we can entertain people and where Gladys can kind of let loose a little bit. Unfortunately we can’t pick ones out and which songs we want. We’ll probably get a slow one!
Good Morning America hasn’t posted a review of the night. When and if they do, we’ll be sure to post it.
Ok, that is all for now, Dancettes. Here’s to the Results show!! Stay tuned for Miss Heidi’s Numbers prediction post for who will be eliminated tonight. It will be interesting as always.