Aren’t these some gorgeous photos of Karina Smirnoff and Anna Trebunskaya At The 2016 Emerald Ball. Anna took a video too. Thanks to Jim for the heads up.
Karina Smirnoff Chats Of Her Sad Elimination With Doug Flutie, His Dedication, Her New Studio, And More
Karina talked on her sad elimination with Doug Flutie on KTLA today. She also talked on her new dance studio. Below is more….
Carrie Ann Inaba has written about Dancing With The Stars Week 6 at Access Hollywood. Wanya and Lindsay was her favorite this week. She gives advise to all the couples. She also talks on who was in the audience and more. Interesting for what she said on Leona Lewis. We better put her on our Rumor/Watch list.
ETA: According to a few fans in comments (thanks, Guys), Leona is dating Dennis Jauch (one of my new favorite dancers on the troupe). So, that may be why she’s been seen in the audience so much.
On a side note, I’ve seen Leona Lewis in the ballroom three times this season. I wonder if she is considering being a contestant on the show. Last night the audience was filled with fun folks. Michael Sam was in the house, Marissa Jaret Winokur an Lance Bass and Joey Fatone from *NSYNC all came for famous dances night. Famous Dance Night at DWTS can be a challenge because when you reenact an iconic dance, you are stepping into some very large shoes to fill. And last night’s dances were not easy dances to reenact. I would say the most difficult ones were, Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” choreographed by Jeffrey Daniels, Janet Jackson’s “Nasty,” choreographed by Paula Abdul, and Pink’s “Try,” choreographed by RJ Durell and Nick Florez. Because these dances were music videos, they were created to specifically highlight the singer’s unique style. They weren’t only about great dancing. The chore of the DWTS choreographer was to find a way to recreate these dances with their nonprofessional dancer and highlight what is great about them without losing what was great about the original. Once again, just a quick shout out to all the dancers who choreograph these routines every week.
Wanya and Lindsay were my favorite this week. That number was way too cool for school and has anyone noticed how thin Wanya is getting? He’s lost so much weight and he’s getting even better as he thins out. The choreography was incredible and really cool and innovative. They reminded us of the original performance with the intro but Lindsay and Wanya took it to a new level and owned that dance. They owned the night as far as I’m concerned. And Bruno agreed. Antonio came back with a bang… it was fun to see those feet in action. His Jive was very well suited for his athleticism. When he did those shuffles the beginning, his feel barely touched the ground. And that performance closed the night with a bang. I’m proud of him for what he taught us all about teamwork with his discussion with Sharna, but anyone who knows Sharna knows she’s 100% behind him and with him for the long haul. She’s a dedicated partner and he has nothing to worry about. But I will say that I (and the whole ballroom) were deeply moved by his teamwork speech. Go Steeler Nation.
Can’t wait for next week! Double Elimination. These couples better work hard this week and give us their best, because this season the competition is fierce. There is no consistent front-runner. It’s going to be a close race all the way to the end!
More at Access Hollywood including some cool behind the scenes photos.
For those interested, you can listen to Afterbuzz TV review Dancing With The Stars Week 6 in the stream below. The show starts around 8:05pm ET. The video below will also work after the show in case you missed it. Be sure to let us know what you think in comments.
Just a few more interviews. First, you can watch Extra backstage talking with the couples last night after the show.
Also, below is Rumer Willis talking to Entertainment Tonight about whether she’d ever do an All Stars or be a Judge on Dancing With The Stars and more….
Emma Slater has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. Last night, Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold were her favorite. Read on to see why. This take also includes her thoughts on Sharna Burgess and Antonio Brown.
Well I’m done, Wanya Morris, and Lindsay Arnold had the dance of the night for me. It was a close one as tonight’s show was sensational but I just couldn’t take my eyes off him. Another display of expert choreography by Lindsay which by now we’ve come to expect and love her for. Wanya was killer in this NSYNC ‘Bye bye bye’ performance. I love the seamless double spin at the end, he’s great at rotation as well as owning a natural groove which goes hand in hand with rhythm for the music. Lindsay and the three amazing Troupe dancers flanked Wanya so well, making sure to keep him the focal point and highlighting brilliant synchronization as a group. In fact, I didn’t see Wanya out of time at all with the others. He kept up and delivered a truly NSYNC performance the way it should be. I’m glad that has so far been scored the highest dance of the season and it’s quite fun that it didn’t score all perfect marks because it gives them both the opportunity to smash even this dance. 29 was their score.
Now I definitely appreciate the effort that Antonio Brown put in this week. I think the shock of seeing his partner perform so well with another competitor last week was a little too much for him. I think the dance was a strong effort and really stretched his ability. Love the footloose theme for him. As always, Sharna Burgess did a great job at setting his choreography. He was highlighted more in giving him Jive choreography that wasn’t too taxing and that had ample jumping opportunity as he’s quite good a getting height when he jumps. This hoedown style was probably the best jive for him as it’s casual and relaxed. In saying that though (and please don’t hate me Antonio fans) it wasn’t a 9 for me. The ability just isn’t there, the technique is missing and if you actually look at the skeleton dance that he is performing (not the smoke and mirrors around it) this particular dance doesn’t warrant a 9 for me. This is my opinion, I know others will disagree and that’s fair enough. I say this with respect, I would never critic if it wasn’t my own opinion or out of spite. I just find it hard to be blown over when I know I’m looking at cracks that have been filled with polyfilla (excuse the analogy, just want came to mind).
This week was a flaming success if you ask me, I love the Iconic Dance theme. And yes, I do like each celebrity with their original partner, I feel at ease watching them again. Next week it’s not only Iconic Artist themed week, the team dances are back! It’s the Male celebs VS the Female celebs so who will be the stronger sex? Let me know your thoughts on this one, I’m quite intrigued! Thanks for reading guys! See you lovelies next week!
Lots more at Hollywood Life.
Below is a Good Morning America recap of last night’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Also, Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff were interviewed on their elimination. #ClassActs
And here are the bumpers from last night. I thought their costumes were amazing….
To see all the dances from last night again, see Idolxfactor.com.
Who had the costume of the week this time? I’ve got to give it to MARK BALLAS! He cracked me up! Seriously, huge kudos to the costume and make-up department for all of their hard work and creativity this week with everyone!