We posted on some of the other dances this week on Dancing With The Stars in appreciating them, but, what about Monday night’s opening number? Seeing the judges dance was so cool. Carrie Ann looked hot out there (and check out those heels! ). And how about the Karina Smirnoff lift by Tony?
New Michael Waltrip And Tommy Chong Interviews, Switch Up Team Voting, New Pictures, And More DWTS Media
Hey all, be sure to head to the official site. The fans get to vote on the “Switch up” dance. So, be sure to vote!
The new ABC Dancing With The Stars press release was posted last night as well. You can read on some show details for next week at this link. Forewarning: there isn’t much they are revealing this time.
Did you get to see Julianne Hough on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE last night? Here she is in a silly skit.
Good Day LA interviewed Michael Waltrip about his time on Dancing With The Stars. Learning to dance has been challenging, but, he’s having so much fun. He has the reporters all up and dancing by the end of the interview. Look at those hips roll again. He’s a hoot. Read more..
Once again, I’m posting it without having a chance to watch the whole thing. I love Keo. That is all. I’ll add my comments in the comments when I do see the whole thing. My one gripe is that they mention Lea’s training – but don’t acknowledge Janel’s. Janel has training in Jazz, Hip Hop, Broadway and other styles of dance and it’s much more recent than Lea’s.
Without further ado, below is Lois with some fun new poems for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 2…
A JUMPIN’, JIVIN’, JAMMIN’ MONDAY NIGHT
The ballroom was jumpin’, jivin’, jammin’ Monday night
My Jam Monday was a sensational, inspirational delight
The opening was a cast explosion, classy, snazzy sight
With the feel of film noir, colored in black and in white
The pairs were jammin’ to a song of the stars own choice
It was time to be creative, a time to excel, time to rejoice
THE JAMS, DANCES, MUSIC, DESCRIPTIVES:
TAVIS AND SHARNA – CHA CHA CHA
BOOGIE WONDERLAND. – EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE
A bell-bottomed bonanza, a fun 60s style
A jolly jam, disco dance, dance party theme
BETHANY AND DEREK – FOXTROT
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS – MEGHAN TRAINOR
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Wasn’t this a hot little deal last night on Dancing With The Stars?!! Sign in comments if you want MORE!!
Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has also posted a new blog at Parade. First, she apologizes for not including Derek and Bethany last week in her blog. She says, “Bethany is someone to watch. Not only because she has Derek Hough as her partner who we all know is an incredibly talented choreographer who pushes creates incredible performances for his partner, but also because she has an inner strength and determination mixed with what is becoming a fluid and rich movement style. I say determination because she is a pioneer in her world of YouTube and she is someone who had a dream and found a way.” She also posts on the three staandout performances of week 2. Carrie Ann also lost her older cat, Taz, this past week (I loved the cat!). More at Parade including pictures and fashion credits..
Lastly, George Pennacchio has been loading up more interviews at ABC7. He asked them about next weeks dances and more. Here are a few of them….
This week, as people who are site members might be aware, we have a lot of info, but a lot of it isn’t really clear yet. It’s still a work in progress. Here’s the parts we’re fairly sure of:
ETA: I totally called this one on Twitter yesterday – Singing in the Rain by Derek Hough? Perfect. Now is it that actual song? I’m assuming yes.
ETA2: The subtle-as-a-sledgehammer hints continue at
the DancingABC Instagram Mike’s Twitter, as he pretty much confirms he’s gonna be Robin Hood.
ETA3: So, Len said during this past Monday’s show that Alfonso was doing V.Waltz, but his wife says he’s doing quickstep.
ETA4: We’re kinda doubting that Alfonso’s wife is right…
ETA5: …and I’m sure you can see why now No clue what the hell he & Witney are gonna do to this song…I’ve listened to it at least 10 times, and cannot find any strong semblance of a foxtrot or quickstep rhythm. It’s a tad fast for a foxtrot, but not even enough for quickstep…who knows. But I’m sure whatever it is – Alfonso’s gonna put on a helluva show Looks like Jonathan’s Mean Girls song didn’t clear so he ended up with his 2nd choice. I have to wonder if they’re bending the rules a bit and going with the Amy Winehouse version, though, as the Beyonce version is rather slow. Looks like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” was a safety song – but part of me kinda wants to see the pros dance to it instead And a different source confirmed that Bethany & Derek’s dance style is jazz – with quite a bit of tap influence -Court-
ETA6: ZOMG PLOT TWIST LOLZ!!!! Apparently “I Feel Pretty” is now off the table – and Vajanel has been seen rehearsing to “America” instead. Wondering if Val may have jumped the gun on confirming they had cleared “I Feel Pretty” – either that, or “I Feel Pretty” wasn’t working out, and they asked to switch songs (after switching dances already, mind you). Food for thought – draw your own conclusions. Confirmed Betsey & Alfonso’s dances – Tony is apparently doing some gorgeous lifts with Betsey, so they do, indeed, have contemporary; and Alfonso’s old lady was right – he is doing quickstep. How? I’m not sure…but I’m certainly intrigued.
ETA7: We have a more detailed explanation of what went down with West Side Story-gate – wanna hear it? Looka hurr.
ETA8: We can always rely on Cheryl to share her dance order…see below.
ETA9: Vogue here and scroll below to see a new “Movie Night” commercial. Here’s to tonight!
ETA10: Probably the last update before showtime – and before Heidi’s discussion post goes live in less than 10 minutes (complete with spoilers about next week’s show!) Apparently Randy & Karina are opening the show – AGAIN – and Betsey & Tony might be going 3rd…they said they are on Instagram, but Michael’s racing team also tweeted that he’s going 3rd. So….who knows. Enjoy the show, kids
Randy and Karina – Paso Doble (song: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, from Rocky III)
Jonathan and Allison – Tango (song: “Back to Black” by Beyonce & Andre 3000, from The Great Gatsby)
Betsey and Tony – Contemporary (song: “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, from Ghost)
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Below you can watch the couples reaction to a new Abs and underwear shoot with Val Chmerkovskiy and Bruno Tonioli. Their reaction is priceless. Check it out!
Let’s go straight to some interviews after the results show on Dancing With The Stars. Tavis Smiley talks of how this wasn’t the first time in his life he has “lost” at something. However, he feels bad for his partner Sharna Burgess and dragging her around the country for two weeks. He talks of all the things he’s glad for in doing Dancing With The Stars too. So sweet! Below is more. You can also get some reactions on the night from the other couples and some new hints on their new dances. Additional Note: Tommy and Peta are dancing to “Scent Of A Woman” for their Argentine Tango. Awesome. I love that movie!
ETA2: Sharna and Tavis’ new interview with Good Morning America has been added below.
ETA3: Also, for some Derek Hough ‘Nashville” spoilers and more goodies, be sure to see Pure Derek Hough. #HOTNEWSTILLS
ETA4: ABC7 interviewed some of the couples last night as well. You can watch it below as well.
Getting excited for the pro dances tonight!! Derek and Jules with the other male pros – sounds like they might be doing something from their tour? Maybe?
Once again, comment to your hearts contents, as long as you remember the show night rules.
- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
- THIS SITE IS NOT TWITTER. Do not post like you are on twitter. You get one warning and then I put you in time out. We need context and content. Believe it or not there are a lot of people who don’t watch the east coast feed of the show, so they don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when you post a comment that says, “Boy, that sucked.” If you want to say “____ and ____’s dance was not good at all, crappy choreo” that’s fine. That would be context. It is good. Remember, if you post five one liners in five minutes, you’ve broken rule number 1.
If you want to see my predictions of who is going home, along with Courtney’s predictions, click the links. Vogue is in there too, in the comments. I think, once again, all three of us are in agreement. We’ll see.
Well, Val, you better hope Julianne doesn’t hold a grudge.
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I was cranky (apparently) when watching the show last night, cuz I wasn’t terribly impressed by anyone – except Bethany and Sadie, CAI’s least favorite girls. Well, I should say I *loved* Alfonso’s dance as well, but I could see what the judges were talking about. Totally don’t understand why Sadie got totally hosed. I’m thinking I’ll have to rewatch it. I think she danced better – more personality, less mugging – than Janel, and Janel is the one with training. Even though we should be calling her JanelNotADancer because it’s not getting mentioned on the show. I did see Len on All Access right after the show and he seemed to be regretting some of his marks. He only mentioned overmarking Jonathan, but he wanted to say more. Maybe about Sadie since she had so recently danced??
Anyway, let’s take a look at the Scores and percentages:
Well, I don’t know who I would put in first place, but I’m not sure it’s Lea. I love Lea, she’s a beautiful dancer and woman – but when I can see posture problems and wonder why the judges are raving, you know you got problems. Anyway, she was in jeopardy last week so she may not be getting the votes. But I do think there is enough of a cushion for her to be safe to dance another day. I also think there is little chance of Alfonso, Sadie or Bethany going anywhere – not yet anyway. Janel is likely fine as well, although I’m afraid her time will come.
That brings us to the lower half of the leaderboard. Well, lower two-thirds? Antonio I think is likely fine, for now, but only because there is much bigger cannon fodder than him. I also can’t be the only one who finds Randy hot. The low man on the totem pole, score wise, is Michael. While I agree with what many have been saying, about him not having quite the charm combined with more limited dance skill, part of me thinks that his onesie giving him a wedgie may have bought him two weeks, not just one. I could certainly be wrong, but I’m leaning toward Tavis. But let’s look and see what it will take for Michael to be safe:
See, this is where it gets tough. Michael may be more likeable than Tavis, but that four points translates to 11k votes per million votes cast. That is tough. But he has four different people to choose from when it comes to beating them. Problem is that a couple of them are really likable as well. I adore Tommy and I can’t believe he would be going anywhere. I also thought Betsey was great last night – but she’s a tad on the weird and wild side. Tavis just talks too damn much and I find him ponderous and a bit annoying. I doubt I’m alone.
So, for Michael to be safe, he needs ONE of the following:
– 11k more votes per million votes cast than either Tavis, Tommy, Betsey or Randy, OR;
– He needs about 16.6k more votes per million votes cast than Jonathan…
…and so on, as shown in Table 2.
Personally, I think he’s only within striking distance of the 11k votes of the people directly above him. But I’ve been wrong before. Let’s say that Michael is getting the votes – what do Tavis, Randy, Betsey and Tommy need to be safe??
Well, not very much at all. Each only needs ONE vote per million votes cast than the others in their little group, and all of them only need 5,525 more votes per million votes cast than Jonathan. Hell, Sadie and Antonio are in easy striking distance as well…if not for the fact of Tavis and Michael being down below them, I’d be worried for them. Bethany too. But, I don’t see anyone other than Randy, Betsey and Tommy MAYBE making the leap over Jonathan. See, the one drawback to hosing a pro (Allison – deserved or not) is that it generates sympathy votes.
Anyway, I think that Michael can only beat Tavis. I think that Tavis might beat Betsey, but I dunno. I don’t think he’s beating either Tommy or Randy, and I don’t think he’s catching Jonathan, Sadie or Antonio. I think the real bottom two is likely Michael and Tavis, but don’t be surprised to see Jonathan in jeopardy whether he’s really near the bottom or not. After Allison’s scolding and her speaking up in the Skybox, combined with the shock value of Betsey being safe again, I kinda look for the last three left standing to be Michael, Tavis and Jonathan.
There’s kind of a lot of weak dancers with great personalities, so I could be way off base here. At the end of the night, I think Tavis goes home. If it’s not him, then Michael. If there’s a shocker…Randy because he went so early in the night.