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PureDWTS Season 21, Week 2, Tuesday – Power Rankings

And judging by the overall demeanor of the couples and judges last night, kids – DOING TWO DANCES IN WEEK 2 IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. Just felt like everyone was stressed-out and feeling the strain – I dug hearing about everybody’s hometown, but I don’t know that it was worth it to see everyone so on-edge. Glad we’re back to just ONE dance per week next week.

Something else I’m glad about next week? Alfonso at the judges table to hopefully give some positive, relevant critiques – because tonight, the judges table on the whole just seemed like a bunch of petty, bickering toddlers in need of a nap. Carrie Ann was the worst offender – wayyyy too hard on the couples last night, and prone to honing in on stupid sh*t (i.e. the ignominious “lift policing” – give it up, CA; it’s not relevant or cute). At times, I felt like grabbing all three judges, shaking them hard, and saying “You DO realize they had to do TWO dances this week, right? And it’s ONLY WEEK 2???”

Sad to see Victor go :-( But if I’m being honest, I’m not exactly surprised.  As an athlete from a more obscure sport with a less mainstream following, I knew Victor was likely going to struggle with votes. And while a lot of the Karina fans seemed eager to argue with me on Twitter that this season “was different” and that she “wouldn’t go out early like she did with Sean & Randy” – hate to say I told you so, but I told you so. If a more mainstream name like Randy couldn’t get the votes – Victor unfortunately didn’t stand a chance. Karina fans, you’re good power voters – but I don’t think you’ve reached the point where you can compensate for a celeb that has little to no voting fanbase.  It is what it is – and fingers crossed that we get an epic dance from Victor & Karina at the finale :-)

Monday’s power rankings are here if anyone needs to catch up. Read more..

September 23, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 2 Night 2 – HQ Photos Of The Cast And Judges

Once again, the photo op and performance photos from last night are off the hook. From the passion, to the sexy, to the beautiful….and to the funny as well. Click on any of the photos to see more. Photographers Adam Taylor and David Livingston outdid themselves…..as well as the costume designers!

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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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 2 Night 2 Media And Interviews

I’m still sad about Victor and Karina being eliminated, but, I’m so glad he danced on Dancing With The Stars. He might have been a little guy, but, he has a huge heart and he danced with it in the same way as he jockeys. Victor, thank you for dancing!! We are all the better for it and getting to know you!

So, onto the scores. I was having issues with my stream last night and I missed how Tamar and Val scored the highest. WHA? I reviewed their dance again just now and I don’t get it, but, ok. 😕 In my opinion, Nick and Sharna should have been at the very top.

Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 25 of 30
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 24 of 30
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 23 of 30
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 23 of 30
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 23 of 30
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: 22 of 30
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 22 of 30
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 21 of 30
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff (eliminated): 20 of 30
Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel: 18 of 30
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Tony Dovolani: 18 of 30
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 15 of 30

Now onto some interviews. First, check Extra for some ‘behind the scenes’ goodies with Allison and Andy. Then see E Online for their interviews (so far, there is just one up). Then watch and read below. Note that the cast so far hasn’t revealed any dances yet for next week. Keep checking back as we update through out the day. Also, stay tuned for our exclusive interview with Sharna Burgess later. 😉

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 2 – Tuesday Night LIVE BLOG

And onto night 2 of the “Hometown Glory” extravaganza – and tonight it’s the pros’ turn :-) If you want a refresher of what went down last night, here’s Monday’s live blog post, and my power rankings and Heidi’s numbers headed into tonight’s show.  Sorry kids – had to unsticky ’em, or else we’d just have an endless parade of stickies on the front page, and ain’t nobody got time to scroll through that 😉

Thoughts going into tonight’s show? I’m just happy to not be watching on a crappy internet feed, and that my asthma is in check thanks to a new inhaler (thanks to all who checked in on me today :-)). Actually kinda excited to see the pros’ talking about their hometowns – haven’t really gotten to see a ton of that.  Slightly disappointed we won’t get to see Keo’s – Deep Throat indicated his hometown package was REALLY neat. Still think Kim is on the chopping block, with *cringe* Victor possibly on the bubble. Read more..

September 22, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS Season 21 Victor Espinoza And Karina Smirnoff Rehearsing Until Showtime – New Blog

Karina Smirnoff has written a new blog at People. She thought Monday night went really well for her and Victor with the exception of his sombrero not working the way it was suppose to. Though last night right after the show, they went straight to rehearsals to work on their new routine for tonight. Read more at the link and below….

The truth is, you just never know who is going to get cut. There are a lot of factors that go into it: the personalities and likability of the couples, what dances they get to do, what scores they get from the judges. You just never know how things are going to go until you hear the results.

All Victor and I can do is continue to work on getting better and better and putting the best dances possible out there for our fans.

Immediately after we finished the show last night, we rushed over to our rehearsal space to prepare for tonight’s show. There is going to be another elimination, and we have to do all we can to make sure we put the best possible dance out there on the dance floor tonight. We’re going to be rehearsing right up until the moment we walk out on the floor. Then all we can do is our best.

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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.

DWTS Season 21, Week 2 Night ONE – Dancing by the Numbers

Yep, still on Vacay, but I do manage to find a spare hour here and there to jot down a few notes and numbers.

Not really surprised to see Chaka go last night. I think I said quite some time ago that either Chaka or Kim would be the first out. Thought it would be Kim, since her dance was so bad…but Chaka had Keo and that guy can’t seem to get it together. Ah well. Both Chaka and Kim improved a lot last night, but I don’t know if it will be enough to save Kim. Here’s how the leader board stacked up. Read more..

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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. :-)

JC Rubio’s Dancing With The Stars Periscope Behind The Scenes Extras Week 2

Hey All! If you go to JC Rubio’s Periscope, you can watch him behind the scenes with the couples last night during and after the show. @IdolXFactor1 also put it up at You Tube for us in case you don’t have the right browser to see it at Periscope (see below). This gives you a good idea what it’s like LIVE backstage for everyone. Too fun. For JC Rubio’s interviews in high quality, see Afterbuzz.

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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 21, Week 2, Monday – Power Rankings

I apologize for not getting this up last night – asthma kicked in and I just needed to lie down. God bless allergy season! I think this may be the first time since season 15’s two-night performance debacle during the Presidential debates that I’ve had to do (2) rankings in one week 😛 I wouldn’t mind so much, except that there’s still a LOT of couples left…and when I want to weight in on each one, that’s a lot of writing!

Aside from the Colts playing like sh*t and my live stream freezing up at key moments, I also had the added irritation of the bulk of the dances having way too much “messing about” at the beginning.  With the dances already being so  shortened, it just seems like that much more of an excuse to d*ck around in order to conceal weaknesses. Dislike. Also seemed like a night where nobody 100% knocked their dances out of the park – maybe it was the strain of having to learn two dances this week, but while there was quite a bit of improvement from (most) everyone, I don’t feel like anyone completely mastered their dances.  A few came close…but still room for improvement all around.

I’m pretty shocked that it was Chaka that got sent packing tonight – I actually think she did noticeably better than last week, and thought that an R&B legend would have more folks voting for her than a reality TV wife. Also an eye-opener? The fact that Keo somehow looks better (and seems to teach better) when it’s a ballroom dance instead of a Latin one…go fig. Isn’t Latin his specialty? I just don’t know what to make of Keo anymore…but 3rd season in a row where he hasn’t been able to make it past week 3? Yikes – that’s a pretty dismal track record, and something has gotta change…and it ain’t the type of partner he’s getting. 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, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 2 Night One – HQ Photos Of The Couples And Judges

Aren’t these some fantastic shots from Dancing With The Stars last night? Who had your favorite costumes? Let us know in comments….

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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 21 Week 2 Night One Media And Interviews – Scores, Previews For Night 2, And More

Where oh where do we begin? How about we begin with the scores from last night…

Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 25/30
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 24/30
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24/30
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 24/30
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: 23/30
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 22/30
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 21/30
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 21/30
Kim Zolciak-Biermann and Tony Dovolani: 19/30
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: 19/30
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 18/30
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff: 17/30
Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe: 15/30

For some new interviews, see E Online first. Below are more interviews with ABC7, Afterbuzz, and Access Hollywood with hints and previews on tonight’s dances….

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Nick is hoping to make up for his mistakes last night with their dance tonight…. 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.