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Conflicting Schedule, Will Kim Johnson Dance In Dancing With The Stars Season 21?

As you know, Kym Johnson is currently judging the Australian version of Dancing With The Stars. According to the Herald Sun, Kym might not be able to dance in the US version of Dancing With The Stars since the grand final date for Dancing With The Stars Australia is “poised to clash” with the premiere of our version of Dancing With The Stars. Below is more on this issue….

A Seven spokeswoman confirmed the potential problem, with this year’s DWTS Australia grand final reportedly slated for September 13 — just as the US program gets dancing again.

But with some clever juggling and frequent flyer miles, Johnson could potentially do both — rehearsing routines here with any new partner, who would have to fly to Australia for the final two weeks of the local show; before they would both then be required to fly back to Los Angeles the morning after the Seven series signs off.

“If we find ourselves in this dilemma, there’s always a way to work things out. And we would because Kym’s part of the (Channel 7) family,” the publicist said.

It’s not unprecedented for a celebrity dancer to fly-in, fly-out for the US show, with Emmy-nominated choreographer Derek Hough jetting between LA and his starring role on Broadway in Radio City’s Spring Spectacular earlier this year.

More at the Herald Sun.

So, what do you think? Will Kym be able to handle such a feat? I think it would be really hard. I wouldn’t be surprised if she skips our version this time.

August 15, 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.

Kym Johnson, Carson Kressley, Tony Dovolani, Florence Henderson To Set Sail Together In Holland America Cruise

Heads up for those interested in going on a cruise with Holland America in January. Dancing With The Stars Kym Johnson and Tony Dovolani will be joining in on the fun as well as former Dancing With The Stars contestants Florence Henderson and Carson Kressley. Below is more from USA Today. If interested in ticket information, see Holland America.

The dancing celebs will appear on a Caribbean Champions Cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam, departing Ft. Lauderdale Jan. 10, 2016, and on a Jan. 3, 2016, theme cruise the week prior.

Along with performances, additional events include lessons with the ship’s professional dancers; a fashion show featuring flashy costumes from the TV show; and a chance to meet the stars, ask questions and take photos with them.

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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 – PRO WATCH!!

Here we are again!! It’s about that time of year, folks.

And, as usual, the pros that I don’t want to be in, are already in. Or in Derek’s case….mostly in. :-)  He’s been telling fans in Meet and Greets that he’s likely going to be on but doesn’t want to confirm in case something happens to change that. DWTSGossip says that he did indeed say yes to this season – but as she correctly pointed out, he’s said no before and it turned into a yes. But, this is Derek’s life right now (many, MANY irons in the fire) – he’s not doing it for PR, he just doesn’t know what’s going to happen. Drives me crazy. :-)  I’ll be writing a blog soon on PureDerekHough.com about my Meet and Greet and how he answered a particular question I asked him that bodes very well for his future.

Val has also said he’ll be back and, as reigning champ, that’s no surprise. He also doesn’t seem to have the options that Derek does. I also will be curious to see how much they pimp and manipulate for him and his partner, now that he actually has a MBT. This could be one of the more interesting things about this season – if their behavior toward him changes, now that it’s mission accomplished. Someone please explain to me why Sharna or Emma don’t get the pimpage treatment?? Their social media accounts can’t touch the men’s, but still.

What about Mark? I expect him back as it helps his music career, and now his studio, for him to be on the show. I think it’s about time for him to have another shot at the MBT again – it’s not like he’s been handed ringers the past couple seasons (unlike some), he’s just been surprised and fortunate, like Derek has in the past. But I haven’t seen any talk from him on the matter. Read more..

August 5, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)

Nightline Goes Behind The Scenes Of The DWTS 10th Anniversary Show

This is a little dated (and I can’t remember if we posted this), but, it’s fun to watch in case you missed it. #DWTSOffSeasonFun Thanks to Lois for the find.

June 2, 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, THE FINALE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Sounds like we’re going to get a whole bunch of contemporary, whether we like it or not. I say not, for the most part. It’s so over done now. Geez, I’m not old enough to be whining about the Good ole days, but that’s what I feel like doing. :-) Remember Derek and Jennifer’s freestyle – simple dance, but so nostalgic and tailored perfectly for Jennifer. Half the internet screamed “She carried a watermelon!!” What about Hines Ward? Love it or hate it, that Freestyle was different. As was Amber Riley’s. I could go on, but what’s the point?

Thing is, when you do contemporary, you’re now working against a very strong couple of dances from Derek and his partners. Unless you really go out there, you run the risk of being very derivative. Although that’s not really new for one of our couples. 😉 Anyway, I still have high hopes for Noah and Sharna – theirs looks like it has potential. The rest? Jury is definitely out.

I got this info from the press release via @DWTSGossip. Could have gotten it myself but I can’t find the damn password to the ABC site and the lovely Vogue is taking care of some personal stuff. :-)

In the two-hour Season Finale on TUESDAY, MAY 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET), the show kicks off with a high-energy opening number featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples in addition to the judges and hosts. Then, one couple will perform an encore of their Freestyle dance as decided on by the judges. The finale will also feature a performance to “Juicy Wiggle,” by RedFoo and encore performances by Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe to “California Girls,” Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani to “Copacabana” featuring six additional dancers, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson to “Bills,” Chris Soules and Witney Carson to “Footloose,” Willow Shields and Mark Ballas to “Alice’s Theme,” Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough’s Charleston to “Honey, I’m Good” featuring a performance by Andy Grammar and much more. The night will also include a reprise performance from Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev to “In Da Club,” and the Grammy award winning artist will also perform her hit song “2 Steps Away.” Additionally, fan favorites from past seasons Amy Purdy, Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson return to the ballroom for special performances. Sia will perform her hit song “Elastic Heart” with a special dance performance by Derek and Julianne Hough. The star studded night will continue with a performance by Jason Derulo singing his hit song “Want To Want Me.” In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24 Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for additional judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the Gold Mirrorball trophy will be announced!

ETA: Good for Riker, redoing the Pirate Paso!! Loved that dance.

ETA2: Be sure to see this link and this link for some fun rehearsal teasers. Lookin’ good!!!

Rumer and Val
Previously Performed Dance – Foxtrot (??)
Freestyle – AT/Contemporary Fusion
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)
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Noah and Sharna
Previously Performed Dance – Argentine Tango
Freestyle – Contemporary with four other pros
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)
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Riker and Allison
Previously Performed Dance – Pirate Paso Doble
Freestyle –
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)
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May 16, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)

The Dancing Poetry Corner – A Jammin’, Jam-Packed, Jamboree

A Jammin’, Jam-Packed, Jamboree

There was a Jammin’, Jam-Packed Jamboree in the Ballroom on Tuesday night! A potpourri of song and dance numbers populated the show! Unfortunately, one couple would not make it to the Finals next week.

The Jamboree

The Opening – A Simply Americana Performance
Dedicated to the Women of the United States Military
A Pro and Troupe Revue
Danced to the Song – Bryan Adams Lyrics – Summer of 69

A country-hoedown atmosphere, a Western Wonder
Supercharged, high-powered, high-energy dance extravaganza
Tremendous display of high-steppin’, high-peppin’ dance talent

GDFR and Flo Rida Explosion
With Female Pros

Rappin’, Rollin’, and Rockin’ the Ballroom House
A ball of dynamite, explosive song and dance number

Teen Beach 2 – Disney Channel Movie
Ross Lynch and Company
Gotta Be Me

A blast, a Tempting, Tantalizing Treat
Fabulous fun, a teenager’s dream song and dance number

The Hard-Working Ladies of Dancing With The Stars

A Sparkling, Shiny, Spectacular Show-Stopper
Show of specialicious dancing splendor
A dazzling spectacle of astounding talent

A Dance Challenge – A Century of Dance in Two Minutes
Dancing Through the Ages
Clever, delightful creativity
By the Dream Dancing Pair – Emma Slater and Sasha Farber

Waltz – Early 1900s
Foxtrot – 1914
Charleston – 1920s
Lindy Hop – 1930s
Jive – 1950s
Swingin’ 60s
Disco 70s
Hip Hop 80s
The 90s
Modern 2015

The Monday night dances were reviewed. The pros and stars gave opinions on what it would mean to them to get through to the Finals.

The Jamboree ended with the dreaded elimination. No one wanted to see anyone miss the Finals. But, one couple had to leave the competition. In a show of dignity and grace, Derek and Nastia took their final bows. They received hugs and words of encouragement by the Finalists,

The Two-Part Finale will be May 18 and 19. Those dancing for the coveted, new Tenth Anniversary blinged-out Golden Mirror Ball Trophy: Rumer and Val, Riker and Allison, and Sharna and Noah.

This coming Saturday night, May 16, will be another special, Road To The Finals. Be sure to tune in for all the details. A review will be forthcoming.

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 14, 2015

May 15, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing With The Stars ABC Celebration At The Paley Center – Interviews

Tony Dovolani, Alfonso Ribiero, and Bruno Tonioli were interviewed at the Dancing With The Stars ABC Celebration At The Paley Center last night by Afterbuzz TV. They talk of their fondest memories and lots more. Be watching this link in case more interviews are released.

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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 ABC Celebration At The Paley Center – HQ Photos, Full Video

Below are a few photos of those who attended a celebration for ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ at The Paley Center last night in Beverly Hills, California. The first photo is of Executive producer Rob Wade. Others who attended were Judge Bruno Tonioli, co-host Erin Andrews, Candace Cameron Bure, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tony Dovolani, and Kym Johnson. If you’d like to see more fun photos of the event, click on the pictures. You can also see some photos at the Daily Mail. For those who missed the show last night, you can watch it here. Kristyn Burtt was able to ask Rob Wade questions (including some questions about Derek and Nastia’s packages and if he thought it effected their elimination). See her twitter for a report and pictures too if interested. Rob also teased on the finale too. Note that Alfonso Ribeiro and Sadie Robertson are coming back to dance. Derek Hough, Noah Galloway, and Amy Purdy will be dancing in a special number too. MORE HERE.

ETA: To read a review on the event, see Yahoo News.

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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 – “Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom

“Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom

Whereas, it was declared on the 11th Day of May, 2015, that Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonoili, and Len Goodman, have issued an edict. Said edict requires each pair, Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nastia Luikin and Derek Hough, and Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway, to follow their choices for dances, costumes, and music for Week 9 Semi-Finals.

Teeth chattering, hands wringing, nerves jangling, said pairs hunkered down in rehearsals with their designated Judge. “Here comes the Judge” was heard echoing throughout the rehearsal complex.

Said pairs had the pressures of learning two dances for the Semi-Finals. The race was as tight as a mammoth rubber band tightened around the Ballroom. Our own tensions were as tight as a drum! Electricity pulsated out of every pore, every corner of the Ballroom. The quality of dancing was higher than a kite in the sky!

Wherefore, in the annals of the Dancing With The Stars Memory Books, the declaration is:

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, it was:

“Judge”Ment Night In The Ballroom

The Power-Propelled Opening

A bowl-us-over, Jumpin’ Jack Flash Jive
A strike in every way, a Dance Troupe extravaganza
Delivering a knock’em-out-of-the Ballroom-punch
Leading to the introduction of the Semi-Finalists

Semi-Finals Swing Set One
Rumer and Val – Viennese Waltz

A spotlight and a vision of white, star-quality
Waltz of wonderment, lyrical, romantic, angelic
America falling in love with Rumer, perfect Diva

Judges Choice – Bruno
Rumer and Val – Contemporary
Troupe Balletic Assist – Swan Lake

Balletic brilliance, a bright light
Stunning, spectacular, lift to the rafters
Brilliant concept, choreography, dramatic ending

Semi-Finals Set Two
Sharna and Noah – Viennese Waltz

A magical, mystical, marvelous time of life
Fluid, fabulous ease of movement, charming
Fresh romantic approach, honest, natural

Judges Choice – Carrie Ann
Sharna and Noah – Paso Doble
Troupe Assist

Like an opera house performance, high-end drama
Metaphor of Noah’s life, a story with passion
Masterful, a bull taking control of a herd

Semi-Finals Set Three
Riker and Allison – Contemporary

Raw, putting it all out on the floor, haunting
Hard core range, right on target, killed the dance
Pro quality from the star – Riker, incredible talent

Judges Choice – Julianne
Argentine Tango
With a Julianne Performance

A controlling dance like a lion taming two lionesses
With flair, musicality, a technical marvel
A beauty of a dance, classical, timeless classic

Semi-Finals Set Four
Nastia and Sasha – Quickstep

Flying feet across the floor, show stopper
Sequins on fire, with acrobatic artistry
A glowing, glamorous blonde bombshell

Judges Choice – Len
Nastia and Derek – Viennese Waltz
A Performance with Len

Dance for a Memory Book at a Golden Ball
Caressed with clarity, a love song, sublime refinement
A heart stopper finale with Len – a True Hero of Dance

Perfect Ten Dancing With The Stars Summer Tour Preview
With Hostess Melissa Rycroft
Val, Keo, Artem, Alan, Sasha
Emma, Brittany. Peta, Jenna, Witney

Dazzling display of polished precision
Dynamic dancing, powerhouse preview
A spotlight of astounding star quality

The Diamond on The Semi-Finals Cake

A marriage proposal – Noah professing his love
Noah says to Jamie – “Will you marry me?”
Jamie says – “Heck, yes,”.
To rousing applause and approval
Rocking the Ballroom House

A Semi-Finals of professional quality to remember in every way!
A heart-tugging, heart-stopping, epic, enthralling Ballroom scene!

Please stay tuned for a Tuesday Night Results Show Review!

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015 I Written By

Resident DWTS Poet

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week Nine RESULTS!! (Spoilers)

Here we go!!

And after showing Noah’s proposal, he’s standing on stage with his fiance. I suspect a “safe” call is imminent.

Nope! Noah is in jeopardy.  Who will go against him?? I figure we have to wait an hour to find out. :::sigh::: Least they could do is give me and Court some cheesecake material…

Of course there is no encore this week. Of course.

And, Riker is going to the finale. Which means that either Rumer or Nastia is in jeopardy with Noah.

Uh oh. Nastia and Derek’s turn. This could be trouble.

Yep, Derek and Nastia in Jeopardy.

Val has yet to realize that his brand of cheap shade looks good on no one. Classless. Take notes from Derek, son, then maybe you can win this show once without pimping AND a ringer.

Ignorant man with little choreography chops is the worst thing I can say about you.

Okay, he and Rumer are in jeopardy.

Well, they just gave Nastia the chance to say goodbye. Did they talk to Riker earlier??

Final results coming up!!

Come on, Len. Someone has to go home. That’s the way the show works!

Noah and Sharna are SAFE!

Eliminated couple is: Nastia and Derek

Wrong couple went home, but I’m not surprised. I will say that after Val’s comment tonight, I will be voting my fingers to the bone for either Noah or Riker – whoever has the best chance to beat him.

 

May 12, 2015 I Written By

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. :-)