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Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Disney Week Blogs, Update On Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Peta Murgatroyd says Nick is feeling more confident after last week’s performance on Dancing With The Stars. Read why below. She also gives an update on Maks Chmerkovskiy who most likely won’t be back tonight to dance….

I think Pinocchio is a great character for Nick because, in the past, he’s gotten some comments about being a little stiff. This week, that natural stiffness is going to work in our favor as part of the character!

I’m so excited to see everyone else’s routines! I know Maks was hoping to be back on the dance floor this week, but I don’t think that’s going to be happening. At home, he’s dancing around a little and is able to put more and more weight on his leg but he’s not fully back to where he was before his injury. I’m really hoping — and I know he’s hoping — to be back fully next week!

But for now, I’m focusing on tonight’s routine. I think that Nick is feeling more confident after last week’s performance and I’m hoping we can continue our trend of getting better and better scores!

Also, we are going to see another side of Erika Jayne tonight on Dancing With The Stars. Read on….

Disney might not be the first thing people think of when they think of me, but you have to remember that everyone is a complex human being. No one is just one way all the time. I grew up loving disney movies and love going to the park, so this is not a stretch.

But don’t expect a fish costume or anything. It’s a slow, more controlled dance. It’s definitely tricky, but there are some really beautiful parts to it. It’s a very elegant, intimate and sensitive dance that focuses on the emotional connection between you and your partner. It will be really sweeping and pretty and romantic.

I think the judges have been looking for the softer, more feminine and vulnerable side of my personality, and I think that’s what we aim to give them this week. I hope that comes across!

For more from Peta, Erika, and other blogs through out the day, see People.

April 17, 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24, Week 4 – Manipulation Mayhem

The last several seasons, you’ve heard Courtney and I complain ad nauseum about the ways that this show is manipulated. Sometimes subtly and other times very overtly. From lack of interviews with Erin, to lack of overall PR, to song/dance assignments, to the packages.  Most people don’t even notice it because the tendency in humans is to believe what they see – even when they should know better.

Ironically, when we have a Bachelor on the show is when I think to start this series – the Bachelor is probably the single most manipulated, produced, heavily edited (however you want to phrase it) show on television that is so-called “reality”.  Here is where I plug the show UNreal which is a take off on the Bachelor series and is a (supposedly fictionalized) scripted – more scripted – drama.  Fantastic series – I highly recommend it. Produced by a former Bachelor producer, it will REALLY make you think twice about how much you believe on DWTS or any other reality show. Read more..

April 15, 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 Tom Bergeron Interviewed On Disney Night, Theme Weeks, And More

Tom Bergeron is excited for Disney Night on Dancing With The Stars since Donny Osmond and Auli’i Cravalho are performing. He’s also excited Alfonso Ribiero doing a performance as well. More below including his thought of other theme ideas and his tricky silence on his pick to win (lol). From TV Guide….


My frontrunner seems to change every week, I think this is one of the seasons with the most parity. Who is your current pick to win it all?

Bergeron: Yes.

Who is it?

Bergeron: I’m not gonna tell ya. I’ll make a promise, I’ll tell you after the season if they win and I was right. [Laughs.]

Disney Night on Monday! What should we be excited for?

Bergeron: I’m very excited about the young actress — I actually saw her teach Dwayne Johnson how to say her name. It’s Auli’i Cravalho. I thought not only is she wonderful in Moana, she blew it out of the water at the Oscars. So I’m excited about seeing her. Donny Osmond is coming back, we’ll have Alfonso [Ribiero] do a number with the cast off the top, former champion himself. Inevitably one of the things I love about, I get to interact with animation as well as Bruno. [Laughs.] I once told Bruno on air he’s about half a jester away from living in Pixar.

With the ABC/Disney synergy going on, there’s some great opportunities for other themed nights. I’d love to see a Marvel night, or a Star Wars night, do you think they’d be a good fit for Dancing with the Stars?

Bergeron: I know I’d love to see it as well. I don’t see any reason why the Hulk and Thor couldn’t promote their next movie by doing a Paso Doble!

Lots more at TV Guide including an update on Maks Chmerkovskiy and more.

April 14, 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.

DWTS Season 24, Week FOUR – Dancing by the Numbers!

Yeah, still thinking Erika. 🙂

My track record isn’t so good so far though. Ah well, some seasons you got it and other seasons you don’t.

I didn’t see anything to be terribly outraged over this past Monday. Funny that our big ringers pretty much leave me cold. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that both are dancing with Chmerkovskiys. They just kinda fail to really show their partners in a positive light. Too much talking, walking and not doing the assigned style. Val is doing a better job than Alan/Maks is, but really dude – STFU and let Normani have her moment.

Anyway, let’s get to our scores. Read more..

April 13, 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 FIVE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Disney week again – will be interesting to see if there’s any repeats from previous seasons, since is the 4th time they’ve done Disney.  I also anticipate some dance styles not really matching up with the songs they’re assigned to…guess we can look forward to a certain former pro throwing more shade at the current pros on Twitter *eye roll*…

ETA: According to a new Rehearsal Interview, Val and Normani have a Paso Doble for their Disney dance. More hints HERE. ~Vogue

ETA: Via ABC and Broadway World, the dances and songs are all listed below. Note that Donny Osmond, ZZ Ward, and Auli‘i Cravalho are performing LIVE. Also, Witney Carson teams with Donald Duck for a special dance. ~Vogue

ETA3: Dance order per George P. – Nick gets hosed yet again. Either he’s not getting the votes or they don’t want him to get the votes. Hard to say which at this point. Erika is in an even worse spot. Good on Rashad and Simone opening and closing the show. We’ll see if Rashad gets the most airtime. 😉

Rashad and Emma – Foxtrot – “Evermore” by Josh Groban from Walt Disney Pictures’ “Beauty and the Beast”
Dancing 1st
Phone 1-800-868-3411

Nick and Peta – Jazz – “I’ve Got No Strings” as sung by Dickie Jones from “Pinocchio”
Dancing 2nd
Phone 1-800-868-3409

Erika and Gleb – Viennese Waltz – “Unforgettable” by Sia from “Finding Dory”
Dancing 3rd
Phone 1-800-868-3405

Heather and Alan (Maks) – Jazz – “For the First Time in Forever” by Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, music & lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, from “Frozen”
Dancing 4th
Phone 1-800-868-3406

Bonner and Sharna – Tango – “When Can I See You Again?” by Owl City from “Wreck-It Ralph”
Dancing 5th
Phone 1-800-868-3401

Normani and Val – Paso Doblé – “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” by Donny Osmond from “Mulan” – Live Performance by Donny Osmond
Dancing 6th
Phone 1-800-868-3410

David and Lindsay – Jive to “Ride” by ZZ Ward from “Cars 3” – Live Performance by ZZ Ward
Dancing 7th
Phone 1-800-868-3404

Nancy and Artem – Jazz – “That’s How You Know” by Amy Adams from “Enchanted”
Dancing 8th
Phone 1-800-868-3408

Simone and Sasha – Contemporary – “How Far I’ll Go” performed by Auli‘i Cravalho, music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from “Moana” – Live Performance by Auli‘i Cravalho
Dancing Last
Phone 1-800-868-3412

April 12, 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 24 Questionnaire: Grade The Season So Far, Your Top 5 Couples, And More

It’s that time again! Let’s see how you are feeling about Dancing With The Stars Season 24 so far. Try and answer the following questions below to the best of your ability or what you think of first.

1. As of right now, who are your Top 5 Favorite Couples?

2. Do you think 3 of your top 5 favorite couples will make the finals? If not, which 3 couples do you think WILL make the finals?

3. What has been your three favorite dances so far on Dancing With The Stars Season 24? You can name some runners up if you like. 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.

Extra Interviews With The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars After Week 4

Below are some new interviews from Extra after last night’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. They are jam packed with lots of fascinating stuff too….

April 11, 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.

Keo Motsepe Recaps Dancing With The Stars “Most Memorable Year” Night

Below is Keo Motsepe recapping Dancing With The Stars “Most Memorable year” night. He mentions his favorite dance and 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 4 – Power Rankings

So many things…so many interesting things to talk about this week 😉 As expected on pretty much every “most memorable year” night, tears were shed, and those who went with more of an emotional story stood out, while those who went the fun route tended to fade into the woodwork. I found the running order a bit interesting – two back-to-back rumbas to start off with; and source wasn’t 100% sure, but apparently after Sunday’s camera blocking, Rashad tentatively had the pimp spot, but there appeared to be some question as to when Normani would go, as Fifth Harmony apparently had some scheduling conflict (I’m guessing they couldn’t stay the whole time, since we didn’t see them again after they sang with Normani). Guess they switched the game up – although I actually think Rashad’s dance ended up being more impactful by NOT going last, as they seemed to give him a bit more time than they did Bonner; but not too much time, because like Mr. T & Simone, Rashad did not get a post-score interview with Erin. You notice a bit of a disturbing pattern here? 🙁

Of those who DID get an interview with Erin, three of the five male pros seemed to get diarrhea of the mouth, and ended up completely hogging the mic from their partners – Val kinda got patronizing, Maks was glibly trying to cast next season already, and Gleb…was busy babbling something about being sexy, so we barely heard from their ladies. Therefore, I tip my hat to the two remaining male pros for keeping the focus on their partners by remaining quiescent. Much ado about lifts, Carrie Ann – wonder what made you decide to enlighten us all with the definition, and then proceed to anxiously justify every lift you called out last night? *takes a sip of tea* Don’t worry, boo boo, that lift post is still coming 😉 I also think we continued to witness the narrative change last night – seems like we might be seeing Rashad & Simone (and their engaged partners, Emma & Sasha) take center stage now, with Normani, David, & Nancy all in the hunt for that third spot in the finals. Will TPTB let it ride? Time will tell.

Was very sad to see Mr. T go – was chatting with Deep Throat the other day, and they remarked that T was very much loved by everyone in the cast and crew: he was always making a point to say hello to everyone, and make sure they were doing well and having a good day. T was just genuinely GOOD PEOPLE, and I did enjoy seeing him on the show. But I do think he was beginning to get flustered with himself, and was probably ready to go – he had fun and tried hard, but I doubt he was going to improve much more if he had remained in the competition. Oh well – I look forward to a fun returning dance from him at the finale 🙂 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 4 – Media, Interviews, Scores, Week 5 Hints, And More

What a night on Dancing With The Stars. The couples were all so good. I usually have an idea who might win the season by now, but, not this time? Unreal. 😯 If you’d like to relive the dances again, see Idolxfactor’s New Tumbler Page (these videos work Internationally) or the official Dancing With The Stars You Tube.

So, let’s review the scores again. I have to say…. I was so happy for Rashad and Emma receiving almost all 10’s last night….

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater: Scores of 10-9-10-10 from the judges for a total of 39.
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Scores of 9-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 36.
Heather Morris and Alan: Scores of 8-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 35.
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev: Scores of 8-9-8-8 from the judges for a total of 33.
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess: Scores of 8-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 32.
Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Scores of 8-7-8-9 from the judges for a total of 32.
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold: Scores of 7-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 31.
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd: Scores of 8-7-8-7 from the judges for a total of 30.
Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko: Scores of 8-7-7-8 from the judges for a total of 30.
Mr. T and Kym Herjavec: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28. (Eliminated)

For media starters, see People for all of their recaps and interviews and keep checking the link through out the day. ET also has a recap and a few interviews.

Glamour doesn’t have any new information on next week, but, I loved this bit on Mr. T for what happened last week. So deserving. I’m going to miss him and Kym….

After a tear-soaked couple of hours, Tom Bergeron delivered the tough news that Mr. T would be leaving the competition. While Mr. T certainly wasn’t a strong dancer by any means, he had captured the hearts of millions and was probably the most beloved contestant I’ve seen on this show in my eight seasons of covering it. In fact, last week the crew gave him a personalized “The People’s Trophy” after all the other contestants had gone home. Mr. T posed with every single member of the crew and gave them more in return than they could have ever expected. I’ve never seen grown men so excited to be around any celebrity, and goodness knows this show has seen a lot of them.

More at Glamour and note that it’s Disney Week next (in case you missed this info on the show last night).

Fox411 interviewed Erika Jayne after she danced.

Jayne continued to flaunt her sexiness on Monday night’s fourth week of “DWTS” competition, earning a score of 30 out of 40 with partner Gleb Savchenko for a cha cha tribute to Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”

Hers was one of the lowest scores of the night and Judge Len Goodman sighed that Jayne’s dance was “same old, same old. You go down that sexy route.” (She wound up in the bottom two with Mr. T, but “The A-Team star was the one eliminated on Monday).

Jayne was undeterred, telling FOX411, “I performed my ass off and will continue to do so next week. Whatever happens, happens. Let the chips fall where they may.”

She said of her over-the-top sexy style, “Some people love it, some people don’t, and that’s their choice.”

Fox411 also talked with the other couples. Here’s a take with Rashad which is making me cry again. 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.