First, it was Andy Dick’s elimination we had to protest and now what about this? According to this tweet by Kenny Mayne, producers have “killed” Dance Center this season. This is one of the best things about Dancing With The Stars. Are they crazy? Please TPTB, bring it BACK!!! 😕
Hey Dancettes! ABC is back with another on-line Dancing With The Stars pre-show for week 8. They discuss last week’s performances and go over the confessionals. They also show how the stars get a perfect spray tan. Buzz Aldrin is their special guest and more. Enjoy!!! Can I just say…I miss the rehearsal interviews and I also miss the Dance Junkies TV pre-parties!
ABC MediaNet has posted a new press release announcing the performers for next week which will include Jason Derulo and Emeli Sande!! Both singers will be performing their new singles. Note too how the Macy’s Stars Of Dance segment will feature Derek Hough and Jaimie Goodwin (Yay!)!!! Also released are some dance details as well as details for how our twitter votes will decide the dances for Week 9 (is there a fix here? If so, let us know?). More below and can someone explain to me what an “Afro-Jazz” is? 😯
“Episode 1608 & 1608A” – Six remaining couples take to the dance floor, MONDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. For the first time this season, each couple will perform two routines in an effort to impress the judges and earn America’s votes. In the first round, the couples will perform a traditional ballroom dance in a style that they’ve not yet done. In the second round, the couples will dance as part of a trio, featuring an eliminated pro or troupe member. In addition, viewers will be called to action on Twitter to choose new dance styles for each couple for the following week of competition. The new styles will include, Afro-Jazz, Disco, Flamenco, Hip-hop, Lindyhop and Charleston.
On TUESDAY, MAY 7, one couple will be eliminated on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show” (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The show will feature music by singer Jason DeRulo, who will perform his current single, “The Other Side,”as well as Emeli Sande, who will perform her hit, “Next to Me,” and her new single, “Heaven.” The show will also feature a spectacular opening number choreographed by Jason Gilkison and featuring the pro and troupe dancers. In addition, “Macy’s Stars of Dance” returns for its final installment of the season, featuring Derek Hough and Jaimie Goodwin. Paying homage to a Fred Astaire classic — but with a modern twist — this mind-bending routine will take place in a rotating room in yet another first for “Dancing with the Stars” and live television.
Yegor Novikav and Shirley Ballas join the Afterbuzz crew to discuss Dancing With The Stars Week 7. I always love to hear Shirley’s take on the show being she’s taught so many of the pro dancers. Note for how much she loves Jacoby and why (which makes me love him even more). Also note everything she says on Derek Hough, teaching him, and how much they have in common when they teach. She also thinks Derek and Kellie should have received three 10’s this past week (I agree!). This is a good one (for what I’ve heard so far. I haven’t listened to it all the way through yet). Let us know what you think…
I really wish TPTB would release these before the elimination show like they use to instead of in the middle of the night afterwards, but, hey. Anyway, here are the couples with their reactions after they danced Monday night. Full of heart and fun as always!
Thanks loads to Jimmbboe, here is the international version….
So, we don’t have as many interviews after Week 7’s elimination for Dancing With The Stars yet, but, here’s what we have for now with George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet.
First up, Aly and Mark! When asked straight up if she’d do another reality show, she said no. She wants to get back to her Olympic training, but, Aly is loving Dancing With The Stars. Mark wants to make sure Aly is enjoying her experience and is comfortable with her dances. They have the Argentine Tango next week for their solo dance. They have Henry for their partner for the Trio dance.
Kym and Ingo are so relieved to be coming back. They didn’t like being in the bottom two last night. When asked about doing another reality show, Ingo said it would depend on what it is. They picked the Jive for their Trio dance. Ingo is excited to dance with two girl pros. Karina pops in at the end teasing Kym about getting Cheryl. They hug and Kym says it’s ok. Adding: Lindsay tweeted that she is partnered with Kym and Ingo for their trio dance.
George didn’t know Jacoby was a singer too. Jacoby and Karina didn’t like being in the bottom three last night, but, he is that more determined by the looks of it? Watch out. lol They get goofy at the end as always.
Peta says anyone can dance. “Can’t” is only a word in a dictionary. When asked about doing another reality show, Sean says he’s done. When asked about the trio dance, they have the Jazz. Peta hopes to get Sharna for their pro! At the end, they talk of how much they loved Andy Dick. Read more..
Here is an interesting piece from Today!! They talk of how there are only three more eliminations left before the finals. If there aren’t any double eliminations, there could be 4 couples in the finals this time. Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy comment about it below. Exciting. I’m loving this. Let us know what you think….
“It’s good for that fourth couple who’ll get paid an extra couple of bucks,” pro Val Chmerkovskiy shrugged to reporters in Monday night’s post-show press line.
Derek Hough thinks it’s a good idea too.
“Honestly, it means more dances for the finals,” the three-time mirror-ball champion said. “It’s more entertainment for the viewers at home, and that’s what it’s all about.”
Hough has said in the past that it’s best to come in either fourth or first, since exiting right after the semifinals means a dancer doesn’t have to come up with two more routines for a finale that he or she may or may not win.
“I think differently about that now,” he said. “When I said that, I might have been thinking I didn’t want to do all that hard work. But I’m of the frame of mind that it’s an absolute pleasure and joy to be able to do any dance number on the show — every time, even for results shows.”
Derek also commented not to count out Andy Dick yet. Oh how I hope he’s right about this? Please please please…
But while Hough and Pickler are safe for now, the pro feels that writing off low-scorer Andy Dick before the end just might be a mistake, given the show’s passionate fan base.
“I hope the judges did Andy a favor with their (strong) comments,” Hough offered. “If you feel that (your favorite) is being picked on, then you’re going to say to yourself, ‘I’m going to vote for him!’”
More at Today! Thanks to Miss Heidi for the heads up on this news.
You can also read Anna and Louis van Amstel’s thoughts on last night at GMA. Below is “the bottom line”…
The Bottom Line
Louis: My top two are still Zendaya and Kellie by quite a few miles. The interesting thing is Kellie and Zendaya are total opposites. Kellie finishes every movement to a “T,” but needs to stay out of her head, while Zendaya is all energy and personality, and needs to work on controlling her movement more. This will be a great race to the finish. Let’s not forget about the race between Jacoby and Aly who, in my opinion, are fighting for top three as well thus far. What will the fan bases decide though?! And then there is a “Seabiscuit”-type that no one sees coming….Andy Dick. It’s exciting to see what happens. I’m worried for Andy, Ingo and Sean. Looking at the judge’s scores, Andy will go home. He’d need so many votes to make up those unfair low scores!
What a night on Dancing With The Stars!! Not sure if it was one of my favorites this season, but, it was still entertaining. Let’s see what the couples thought with George George Pennachio of On The Red Carpet after the show. Note how he finds out some of their individual dances for next week and how they also have a Trio Dance.
First up, Derek and Kelly! George says he was hoping they wouldn’t win so he could see them dance again, but, the immunity was a nice surprise. Kelly is glad Carrie Ann was critical so she can try and get better. Derek says it’s hard not to be upset at the judges comments sometimes, but, in the end, no one should let it ruin their experience. The dance is all that matters in the end and what people will remember.
George praise Zendaya and Val for shaking things up! Zendaya liked how they did something different. Val is happy for their three 9’s and is just happy to dance every week with Zendaya. Every week he hopes their dance speaks for itself. He’s already thinking about next week’s dances and how serious this competition is.
In Karina’s book, Jacoby got three 10’s. Jacoby says Karina is crazy for the moves she wanted then to do for their Salsa, but, they did it and they had fun. They hope they shaked things up and loved the reaction of the audience. Jacoby is like a leap frog and that he is.
Aly was by herself for this interview since Mark couldn’t make it. She feels bad and hopes he can heal up from his back injuries soon. She’s so proud of their dance last night. She said she would have never been able to pull it off in the beginning of the season. Because of Mark’s injury, she may work with Henry again this coming week.
Sharna is upset over Bruno’s comments (I agree, they were over the top). Andy says he’s always been the brunt of jokes and is use to it, but, they love and are thankful for their fans and know they have kept them in the competition. They are having fun and want to entertain and that’s all that matters. If they make it, Sharna says their will be no more dead arms. They have a Quickstep and a Trio Salsa if they make it. Read more..
My apologies All! I’ve been fighting a stomach issue today, but, hope to be back in full force tomorrow. In the meantime, here is Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman going head-to-head over this season of “Dancing with the Stars” with Extra.
Lots of great photos were taken yesterday while the cast headed to rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. Above is Sharna Burgess and Andy Dick, Karina Smirnoff, and Kym Johnson. You can view more takes of the cast at Zimbio Pictures and the Daily Mail today. Check out Oksana Dmytrenko and Gleb Savchenko at the Daily Mail link too! They look so cute!