This is too fun. You can view the new cast of Dancing With The Stars in parts of this GMA Get Happy video. Also, you can see Karina Smirnoff and Sean Avery dance in rehearsals.
Just a quick picture update: If you head to the Daily Mail, you can view new pics of some the cast arriving for Dancing With The Stars rehearsals yesterday (Jim, for you! lol). Also, I’m loving this new “Staying Alive” instagram by Sean Avery. Check it out and Happy Spring.
Heidi’s my name and numbers are my game. Yes, it’s that time of year once again. I’d like to thank the powers that be for one thing: switching around how the eliminated couple is determined makes this much easier to predict. For one thing, I don’t have to backwards guess at what the judges might do next – it doesn’t matter because the viewer votes and the judges scores from the same week (week 1) will send someone home in week two regardless of how well they dance this upcoming week. For another thing, it makes these posts much shorter. Theoretically. The interesting thing will be is if the judges show a pattern of either extremely over scoring or extremely underscoring the couple going home – either send them out with a bang, or justify their scores ahead of time. Two or three times might be coincidence, but more than that? Hah.
Anyway, for you newbs to this site, this is a series I do every week of every season. Basically, I take the scores for each couple and figure out – using DWTS math – how many votes each couple needs to be safe. Then I guess, based on what I think I know about each couple and their voting needs, who’s going to be safe and who’s hitting the trail.
For those who don’t know…or those who believe the popular myth promoted by TPTB…the judges AND the viewers have an equal role in who stays and who goes. To determine who goes home, the producers take the total number of points handed out by the judges and divide that into each couples score for their percentage of the total. They then do the same thing for the votes: they divide the total number of votes into the number of votes each couple receives for a percentage. They then add the two together and the couple with the lowest combined “score” is the one who goes home. Fifty percent of the final score is judges and fifty percent of the final score is viewer votes. Easy peasy.
Take a look at the totals. Read more..
Lois is back with another one of her fun poems. This time she writes a poem for the premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 18. Good job, Lois!
SEASON 18 OPENS WITH A QUAKE AND MORE SHAKE-UPS THAN:
THE SHAMROCK SHAKE!
Los Angeles was shaken by a St Patrick’s Day earthquake
Season 18 has more shake-ups than THE SHAMROCK SHAKE
THE SHAMROCK SHAKE, shaken and stirred by the pros
A dancing extravaganza full of sexy, spiffy, shining glows
A new band graced the stage, a new band director Ray Chew
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews a new co-host point of view
The skybox returned, the judge’s table back where it belongs
Carrie Ann, Bruno and Len ready to discern rights from wrongs
The time came we waited, waited months so impatiently for
The new cast of Season 18 was finally introduced on the floor
Their nerves were shaking, their adrenalin pumping for sure
Standing in their line of glory, awaiting their chance to score
NeNe and Tony danced a Cha-Cha with soul, fringe, and sass
Danica and Val danced a Foxtrot with precision and with class
James and Peta danced a Foxtrot fluid, zesty, and full of pizzazz
Cody and Witney Cha-Cha exploding with flashy razz-ma-tazz
Drew, Cheryl Foxtrot shook up THE SHAMROCK SHAKE in green
Amy, Derek Cha-Cha created an inspirational, sensational scene
Meryl welcomes Max with a Cha-Cha full of spirit, full of speed
Sharna and Charlie’s Contemporary a lift extravaganza indeed
Candace, Mark’s Contemporary had floor mirror images so fine
Sean and Karina’s Contemporary had serious flair and fine line
Billy Dee, Emma dusted off the Star Wars Theme for Cha-Cha
Diana and Henry dove into a Foxtrot to many an ooh and aah
We welcome the shaken and stirred, THE SHAMROCK SHAKE
We lift our pints of Irish brew to the show the icing on ABC cake!
Written By Lois A Troutman, March 19, 2014
THE SHOW SHAKEN AND STIRRED, THE SHAMROCK SHAKE!
WE WELOME BACK THE SHOW, THE ICING ON THE ABC CAKE!
Below is Kristyn Burtt and the Afterbuzz team with their first critique of the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Gleb Savchenko joins them to review the night (aww, it’s so good to see him again!!) as well. I was in agreement with most everything until Suri commented on how she could have done without Drew’s performance. Really, Suri? Wow, he made me totally smile. Anna gets a little critical of Charlie’s steps too. Anyway, listen through and see if you agree with them. Also note that Gleb talks all about his new underwear line at the end as well as an upcoming party. *Can’t wait for some coverage of that. Ok, here you go…
Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog for Dancing With The Stars Week One at Parade.com. She write of all the changes and the dances. Below is a take for how she felt about Amy and Derek, Candace and Mark, and Sharna and Charlie. Check out the mention on Julianne Hough too.
Okay, now let’s get into the performances. There’s one I have to start off right away with and that is the performance by Amy Purdy and Derek Hough. I do not understand how she is able to move the way she did. I apologize for my shock last night, but I was actually shaking for about five minutes after her performance as well. To witness her dancing without knowing her unique situation was pleasure enough–she is a bright light and she is really effervescent when she performs. There is a special joy that comes out of her pores as she performs. But, then to know of her special abilities and to watch her dance, it’s really spectacular and mind-boggling. She did something I did not know was possible and she has opened my mind even more and I appreciate that. I think she opened all our minds and expanded the possibilities we all see for ourselves. I’m looking forward to next week’s performance for sure.
I thought the biggest surprise after Amy was Candace Cameron-Bure. She danced as if she had trained with my generation of dancers. Back in my day of dancing the women were quite strong and powerful in their legs and sensual in movement. She had that earthy quality to her movement, which is not easily learned. I was impressed. Mark Ballas provided some great choreography as well. I thought the movements were truly beautiful and flowed with power and grace and emotion.
Next, we must discuss Charlie White and Sharna Burgess. WOW! Okay, he’s a beautiful performer, so soft and tender while being strong. I am enjoying the almost reversal of roles with this partnership. She is the fire and he is the water, the Yin and Yang. After he danced, Julianne Hough who was sitting to my right and I looked at each other and both our mouths were agape in awe; it was funny.
More at Parade.com.
And speaking of Julianne….in case you haven’t heard yet, she and Derek announced that they will be touring this summer. You can read all about it at Pure Derek Hough including how you can obtain tickets which went on sale today. Also, check out this new promo for it….
Lastly, below are some more interviews with Extra from press line last night….
And the buzz steps up a notch! This week, the producers of “Make Your Move 3D” released what we think is a slightly longer trailer for Derek’s new dance movie “Make Your Move 3D”. You can watch it full below. Yahoo also has an article about the new movie with pictures and a place to comment if you like what you are seeing so far. “Make Your Move 3D will be released to theatres in the US on April 18th!! Note: Duane Adler is the director of “Make Your Move 3D”. In case you didn’t know, he also directed “Save the Last Dance” and the original “Step Up” movies which are so good if you’ve never seen them before. The film also features choreography from Emmy-award winning couple Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo from “America’s Best Dance Crew” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” Also note that Derek wrote some music for this movie. If you’d like to read more, visit Make Your Move Fans.
In other things on Derek this week, more news came out about a “Mystery” Project” that he is planning with his sister Julianne Hough. We think it might have something to do with an upcoming new tour called “MOVE” with the two, but, we aren’t sure? Also, a new Ballroom With A Twist promo was released by he and Cheryl Burke. You can catch up on all of these news items and much more including a really touching fan review of the Dancing With The Stars At Sea Cruise at Pure Derek Hough. Too fun!!
Chelsie Hightower, Julianne Hough, DWTS Alumni Attend Grammy Parties, Carrie Ann Inaba Covers The Night
What a doll! As always, Chelsie Hightower is a breath of fresh air. If you visit Just Jared Jr., you can view some fantastic shots of her attending a Grammy pre-party at Lure Nightclub on Friday night.
Julianne Hough attended a Pre-Grammys Lorde Concert and then went clubbing at the Oak Nightclub in West Hollywood, CA Thursday night. Doesn’t she look classy?. Beautiful as ever….especially those heels.
Also, Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba did a great job covering Grammy night. You can read her coverage in full at Parade.com. What a show last night and a great improvement from recent past years. With a few exceptions, I can honestly say I loved all the performances….with P!nk, Daft Punk, and Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Madonna being my favorites. What did you think?
Lois is back with another fun poem dedicated to the “most memorable year” theme on Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 5. Enjoy and thanks Lois!
MY POEM FOR WEEK FIVE
A YEAR OF THE DANCE
A most memorable year was the theme in the ballroom air
Each star chose a time in their life, to perform and to share
Emotions were stirred, flowing as an underground spring
The stories told by the dancers flew as on an angels’ wing
Wives, children, deaths, new beginnings gave us a chill
Tears flowed like waterfalls, our hearts were almost still
Amber and Derek Foxtrotted to Try a Little Tenderness
Corbin and Karina Foxtrotted to My Wish with finesse
Leah and Tony performed their Contemporary to Roar
Brant and Peta’s Contemporary to Your Song did soar
Sasha and Nicole’s Work Bitch Jazz livened the crowd
Elizabeth, Val’s I’m So Excited Jive excitedly aroused
Jack and Cheryl Waltzed divinely to I’m Kissing You
Mark and Christina ChaChaCHad to Forget You, too
A Viennesse Waltz to She’s Always a Woman, so sweet
Bill and Emma were stunning and exquisite to the beat
A YEAR OF THE DANCE, stories beautifully expressed
Each star commentated their year as they did their best
One story was finished, Christina and Mark had to go
Come back next week and it will be on with the show!
Written By Lois A Troutman, October 16, 2013
What would you choose as your most memorable year?
I would choose March 22, 1975, the day I married Kenneth Troutman!
He was my Knight in Shining Armor! My rock! A most wonderful man!
On December 27, 1990, we found out Ken had prostate cancer.
Eleven years later on May 23, 2001, Ken lost his valiant fight.
He was 52 when he died. I was 50. We were married 26 years!
He is my Hero!
Good Day All!! For starters today, don’t miss taking in the new Afterbuzz TV Show. This time pro Gleb Savchenko joins them to discuss this week’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Anna Trebunskaya joins them on the phone as well. See if you agree with them….