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Dancing More Challenging Than Andy Grammer Expected – New DWTS Interview

Andy Grammer talked with Penn Live about his tour and, of course, Dancing With The Stars. He’s taken his partner Allison Holker on the road again with him this week. He talks of rehearsals and how challenging it is to dance and more. Keep at it, Andy. You can do it!

The “Honey, I’m Good” singer, who is competing on “Dancing with the Stars,” currently has his dancing partner Allison Holker on the road with him.

“We’re going to have to find a place to rehearse right before or after,” he said. “We’ll find a dance studio or a church, any place that has a floor.”

The duo will be practicing two dances, a Jive and a contemporary dance, for next week’s show.

Although the competition just started, Grammer said it is already more of a challenge than he anticipated.

“It’s super hard,” he said. “I’m someone that things come relatively quickly to, and this is not [coming] as fast as I would’ve hoped. It’s going to have to come faster if I’m going to stick around on the show.”

For him, being able to perform in between the stressful dance rehearsals has been cathartic.

“I’m doing something that I’m really bad at all day long so then to get on stage and perform, it’s kind of awesome,” he said.

The singer said he was inspired to join “Dancing with The Stars” by his late mother’s love for dancing.

“She never danced but she loved to watch [people dancing],” he said. “I miss her a bunch and this is something that I can kind do to feel closer to her.”

To read the full interview, see Penn Live.

September 17, 2015 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, Andy Grammer, And More Attend People’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Event

Cheryl Burke, Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough, Sharna Burgess, Allison Holker, and Andy Grammer attended a People’s ‘Ones to Watch’ Event Celebrating Hollywood’s Rising & Brightest Stars at Ysabel in West Hollywood, California last night. Click on the Getty photos below to see more. To view more photos see Zimbio, Rex Features, Startraks, and AP Images. Beautiful!!

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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.

Afterbuzz Reviews Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 1: Let Us Know If You Agree With Them?

DivaDarv, Jake Dupree, Julz Tocker, and Suri Serano of Afterbuzz reviewed Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 1. I’ve only seen the last 1/2 of the show, but, I sure agreed with what they said about Tony and Kim. Though, unlike Suri, I thought it was some of Tony’s fault for their dance too. I loved what they said about Bindi & Derek and Gary & Anna (I agree how Gary is the “Entertainer of the Season”). Let us know what you think…and of their elimination predictions at the end as well.

September 16, 2015 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New Promo For Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 2

Thanks to @DWTSGossip for this find. I can’t wait for this….

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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.

Karina Smirnoff Chats About Dancing With The Stars Season 21 On Good Day LA

I love love Karina! Here she is on Good Day LA this morning!!

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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.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – The Hollywood Boulevard Rock

Welcome Back Everyone to The Dancing Poetry Corner! And to Season 21 of Dancing With The Stars! Wasn’t the Opening a spectacular showcase to open the season! It was like the show erupted in an other-worldly fashion! The energy was of the highest octane! Of course, it only mirrored The Best Entertainment Show on The Planet! Please join me for:

The Hollywood Boulevard Rock

The Opening had an air of electricity as bright as the lights of Hollywood Boulevard and the El Capitan Theater Marquee! An epic, mega-energetic, Guiness World Record-type of dancing extravaganza! A genius idea from the bowels deep within the minds of the Dancing With The Stars producers! Another feat of choreography from the amazingly creative Mandy Moore! She is a true mastermind behind these productions! It was a true explosion of dance! The introductions of the pros and their celebrity partners were cleverly designed!

The Opening was simply brilliant! A Wow Factor to the nth degree! It ended up led by Derek Hough through the magic of editing with the dancers on the Ballroom floor! Pretty cool effect to segue the two together! The dancers opened the premiere to thunderous applause. The grand opening of Season 21 continued the vibe of The Hollywood Boulevard Rock in the Ballroom! Swinging on a Season 21 Star, the season began!

Isn’t it thrilling to be back in the Ballroom for the 21st time! I have been there since Season 1, Show Number 1, every season, every show! No place I would rather be than in the company of this ABC juggernaut! My happy place! How about you? Please join me for: Read more..

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DWTS21 More After The Show Interviews, Julianne Hough And Carrie Ann Inaba Blog

We have some more Afterbuzz interviews to share that took place after Dancing With The Stars Monday night. JC Rubio is rocking his thing! You can listen to them below. If you missed yesterday’s Interview and Media post, see it here as there are bunches more to watch, read, and take in.

Also, Julianne Hough wrote a style blog at People. Didn’t she looking amazing Monday night? I thought she looked like a Princess. I thought Carrie Ann Inaba looked so beautiful in red too. You can read her new blog and review on the night at Parade. I love what she said on Gary Busey being a “kick in the pants”. LOL #MustRead

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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 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Court here, filling in for Heidi who is on holiday in New Orleans :-) There are two dances for the couples next week. Below is what we know so far. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to see week 1’s interviews in this post to get more hints for what’s coming up for Week 2!

ETA: Vogue here. Mark and Derek held a periscope today. Derek said he and Bindi have a Waltz & he thinks a Tango for next week. Mark has a Salsa and a Rumba with Alexa. Thanks to Cath for the heads up. You can watch the Periscope at this link.

ETA2: Sharna Burgess has revealed in her new blog that she and Nick have a Jive and a Foxtrot this week. ~ Vogue

ETA3: Tamar said on “The Real” today she and Val have a Salsa and Charleston next week.

ETA4: One of Andy and Allison’s dances is the Jive.

ETA5: Andy and Allison’s other dance is Contemporary.

ETA6: From @DWTS360, Alek and Lindsay have a Jazz and a Quickstep. ADDING: Also, Julz Tocker on Afterbuzz thought Keo and Chaka had a Salsa and a Foxtrot but, wasn’t sure.

ETA7: Per this pap video, Victor & Karina have jive (Monday) and rumba (Tuesday). Thank you to the many people on Twitter that tweeted it to me… – Court

ETA8: Vogue back! According to this Young Hollywood interview, one of Louis and Paula’s dances is a Rumba.

ETA9: There has been a change in dances since Tamar’s comment on The Real. She and Val are dancing a Cha Cha instead of a salsa.

ETA10: Apparently Bindi’s “Hometown Glory” dance is a tango (song below), per E!. A commenter says that Paula’s rumba is to “Midnight Train to Georgia”, and that Louis’ dance is a tango, but so far all I can find is people saying they vaguely remember her MAYBE saying it in a podcast, but nobody can remember exactly when or where…so take it with a grain of salt.

Alek and Lindsay – Jazz and Quickstep
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Alexa and Mark – Salsa and Rumba
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Andy and Allison – Jive and Contemporary
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Bindi and Derek – Tango (song: “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC) & Waltz (?)
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Carlos and Witney – Cha Cha and Fox Trot
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Chaka and Keo – Foxtrot? and Salsa?
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Gary and Anna –
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Hayes and Emma –
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Kim and Tony –
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Nick and Sharna – Jive and Foxtrot
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Paula and Louis – Rumba (song: “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips)? and Tango?
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Tamar and Val – Cha Cha and Charleston
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Victor and Karina – Jive and Rumba
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September 15, 2015 I Written By

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PureDWTS Season 21 Week 1 Interviews And Media After Dance Night – Video

What a night! In my opinion, last night’s Dancing With The Stars premiere was one of the best this show has ever produced. And wow, how about that opener? Can we immense ourselves in it again? Thank you TPTB!!

So, as you heard from Tom last night, there is a Double Elimination next week. One couple will leave on Monday and another couple will leave on Tuesday. *cries* This is going to be hard.

For recaps and new interviews after the show, first see E Online (I can’t embed these this season for some reason). KATU in Oregon also interviewed the couples. Glamour also has some photos and reveals some things “behind the scenes”. The Daily Mail also has some fun photos and a recap. More below with interviews from ABC7, Access Hollywood, and Afterbuzz (and one we missed the other day with Alek and FOX 11). Also below is Jimmy Kimmel’s prediction for who will win the season (Dona is already telling me her numerology is conflicting on what he predicted. That is if there is no manipulation, hmmm? Yes, we are watching this closely! 😳 😎 ). Also, be sure to see Pure Derek Hough for a lot more media with Derek and Bindi. Lastly, be sure you rank the couples with us in Courtney’s Power Ranking post.

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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 1 Photo Op Pictures – HQ Images

Wow, feast your eyes on these stunning shots from a Dancing With The Stars photo op last night! Beautiful! Click on the photos to see 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.