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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.

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)

Noah and Sharna
Previously Performed Dance – Argentine Tango
Freestyle – Contemporary with four other pros
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)

Riker and Allison
Previously Performed Dance – Pirate Paso Doble
Freestyle –
24-hr Fusion Challenge (Tuesday)

A photo posted by rikerr5 (@rikerr5) on

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

Resident DWTS Poet

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.

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.

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. :-)

DWTS Season 20, Week 9 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, there’s only one thing I’m reasonably certain of – Noah will make the finale. He might even win the whole damn thing and I wouldn’t be upset by that. Sharna (and CAI) did some amazing work last night. Just amazing.

As for the rest? Nastia had, by far, the strongest night of the remaining three – not that that means anything with this show. She’s handicapped by Derek…but possibly helped by his injury and that absolutely beautiful, tear jerking V. Waltz with Derek and Len. I cried. A lot. Something about a man Len’s age confessing he can no longer do what he loves. :::sob:::

Riker came in a very close second to Nastia for me. His first dance was absolutely fantastic – just amazing. The judge’s choice was really not that good. Too much Julianne…who couldn’t devote enough time to it to do it justice. Which is a shame, really, because Riker is a good, entertaining dancer.

Rumer had two good, solid dances but they suffered from the over hype (as is typical) by Val. It wasn’t all that, babe. I don’t even remember her first dance. Her second dance was a bit of a letdown. Interesting concept by Bruno, but I don’t think it served them that well. Both were well danced, as usual, but well danced doesn’t cut it in a semi-final where there is so much emotion.

But, all that said, the scores are close enough that anyone (except Noah) could be going home. I was surprised that they actually scored the first round fairly, handing out scores that I would have handed out. Shocking. But the two points that Rumer is down may not be enough to protect Riker or Nastia. It’s too close to call. If the weakest dancer last night went home, it would be Rumer. Not that she’s weak…but I think the other three had it over her. But something tells me that they’ve successfully brainwashed the audience into voting her into the finale. Out of Riker and Nastia, I tend to give Nastia the edge. But who knows? Let’s look at the leader board.

DWTS 20 wk 9 Table 1

Argh. Annoying that they gave everyone a 30 in the second round, when I think that neither Riker nor Rumer really deserved it. But, as they often do when it’s close, they throw it to the audience to make the decision. Something tells me they won’t make the right one this time around. We’ll see.

So, Noah is at the bottom of the leaderboard. Although I think he did an amazing, truly inspirational job this season, last night was the topper – but all that said, I would rather Rumer, Riker and Nastia go to the finale.  That ALSO said, I won’t be upset with whoever goes home tomorrow night. I got Derek for ten weeks regardless….and I have a feeling that maybe the producers have finally pushed him too far, so we might not see him on this stage again.

I digress. What does Noah need to make the finale?? Not much.

DWTS 20 wk 9 Table 2

That’s really nothing at this stage of the game and I think he makes it easily. I could be wrong. It’s always possible that one fan group or another gets over confident, or another fan group seeing that proposal knows they could be screwed.

Next is Rumer. Rumer is two points ahead of Noah and two points behind Riker and Nastia. Again, not a lot of work required for her to be safe.

DWTS 20 wk 9 Table 3

For Rumer to be safe tomorrow night, she needs ONE of the following things to happen:

  • Noah fails to get the 7,300 votes per million votes cast to beat her, OR;
  • Rumer gets 7,300 more votes per million votes cast than EITHER Riker or Nastia.

That’s it.  And I have no idea what will happen. For me, Rumer was the least memorable last night. She kinda faded into the woodwork. But they have a media machine going for them, in addition to the lion’s share of the actual show last night.

For Nastia or Riker to be safe tomorrow night, they need ONE of the following to happen (same rules apply to each of them since they are tied):

  • Noah fails to get the 14,600 votes per million votes cast to beat him/her, OR;
  • Rumer fails to get the 7,300 votes per million votes cast to beat him/her, OR;
  • One of them gets ONE MORE vote per million votes cast than the other.

No idea what’s going to happen.

But I have to make a guess. I think that Noah is passing Rumer and Riker for sure. Not so sure about Nastia, as she had the great Len tribute dance at the end of the show.  I think Noah is safe.

That leaves me with the other three. Based purely on demographics, I lean toward Nastia getting the one vote needed to beat Riker. Does Rumer get past her? Hard to say, but based on last night I would say no.  I *THINK* Nastia might be safe. But the other half of me thinks that Derek is too big a liability these days. I can’t decide.

I tend to think that Nastia gets the one vote over Riker. That would bring us down to Riker and Rumer. Rumer was more consistent last night, but Riker had the more exciting first dance. I kinda feel like the second dance let Riker down a bit. While I wasn’t overly impressed with Rumer’s second dance, I feel like it was better executed that Riker’s.

Honestly, I’m leaning toward Riker going home tonight but it could be ANYONE. I won’t be surprised by whoever it is.

One more week until Heidi can read books and sleep. 😀 Until MOVE Live on Tour starts up, anyway. 😉



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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. :-)

Afterbuzz TV With Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova Review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8

This week Elena Samodanova and Gleb Savchenko joined the Afterbuzz TV gang to review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8! It was so cool to get a perspective from Gleb and Elena being they have danced and/or judged in other countries (here, Australia, India, recently Russia…and soon the UK). I found them fascinating with their knowledge and insights. They were refreshing and articulate with their reviews and thoughts of each couple. I especially loved how Gleb and Elena praised Sharna and Derek for their choreography. Gleb even called Derek “extraordinary”.

Other notes:
-Note that Gleb and Elena are only in Los Angeles for two weeks. Next week, Gleb plans to take his DWTS Russia partner Adelina Sotnikova to Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday. So, look for them in the audience.

-Elena also talked about judging DWTS Russia and what it was like to judge Gleb and Adelina (wouldn’t she make a cool judge here? I love her!).

– Gleb also talked of doing Strictly Come Dancing this Fall in the UK and then they are returning to back to Los Angeles. Gleb said he hopes to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 22 here.

-Also note that Kristyn said Kym Johnson won’t be dancing on our version of Dancing With The Stars next season. She is going back to Australia to judge.

Lots more below. Excellent show with a lot of cool information. Let us know what you think as always….

ETA: Part of the video below has been edited. Not sure why, but, during the live stream when they were talking about the Derek, Nastia, and Sasha’s trio, Gleb again mentioned Derek’s musicality in his choreography and how he can create around the song(fast and slow) and that you don’t see that level of choreography very often because you have to be “extraordinary”. So, keep that in mind while you listen.

ETA2: You can listen to an audio version of the entire show (unedited) at this link. The part that was missing in the video below can be heard at the 42:14 mark. Thanks to Angie for letting us know.

ETA3: Kristyn tweeted there were “transmission issues” and that’s why they had to edit the video. You can also listen to the Podcast at iTunes.

May 6, 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.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Dancing All Over The Television Landscape

Dancing All Over The Television Landscape!

General Hospital is well-known for an epic event called The Nurses Ball. The debut of this event was in the year 1994, founded by Lucy Coe, played by Lynn Herring. Lucy has been the emcee since the beginning. It had been held for many years but was suspended. In 2013 it was resurrected and has been held in 2014 and 2015. It is an extravaganza designed to bring awareness to HIV/AIDS. The character of Stone Cates, played by Michael Sutton, died from AIDS. His then girlfriend Robin Scorpio-Drake, played by Kimberly McCullough, also was diagnosed with the disease.

The Nurses Ball is populated with dancing, singing, and skits. Most of the acts are performed by the actors going outside of their comfort zone of acting. It is amazing to see the other talents they do possess. The event was just held this year on May 1, 4 and 5.

I have seen every Nurses Ball the show has done. The event is always a highlight of my General Hospital viewing. I would love to see many of these performers on Dancing With the Stars! To name a few, Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Ryan Paevey, who plays Nathan West, and many others.

A history of the Nurses Ball can be found at this link:

There is a link to the May 4 show this year. Two of the youngsters on the show performed a darling Tango. Brooklyn Rae Silzer, plays Emma Drake, and Michael Leone, plays Cameron Spencer. They appear at 18:06 on the clip. Also performing the Tango are Finola Hughes, playing Anna Devane, and Ian Buchanan, playing Duke Lavery. They appear at 28:45 on the clip.

Dancing With The Stars own Maksim Chmerkovskiy had a stint playing Anton. He and Kelly Monaco danced the Jive in the 2013 Nurses Ball.

Maks also performed in a number with Magic Milo and The Magic Wands.

Dancing With The Stars and General Hospital have intersected on the dancing landscape.

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 6, 2015

I was thinking of how to approach my writing for America’s Choice Week. The song America The Beautiful came to mind. The lyrics were running through my head but in a different way. Here are the lyrics, but in a dancing way:

How beautiful are dancing feet gliding across the floor
With elegance, with lightning speed, we hope for more

We are blessed to view this glamorous dancing show
Dancing With The Stars, an American treat, all a’glow

Loosely sing that to the beginning and the ending tune of America The Beautiful. Thinking of a title for my writing, I thought of the theme of America’s Choice. The dancers were:

Dancing American Style

Americans chose the music, styles of costumes and dance
Whether energetic, stylistic, or with old-fashioned romance

Each dance depicting Americana in each and in every way
Dancing American Style, as brilliant, as bright as a sun ray

The very popular Trios were thrown into the American style
Standing ovations plentiful, dancing was taken the extra mile

America’s Choice – Set One
Noah and Sharna
Tango – Geronimo – With Drum Chorus

White Dancing Ball of pure, dreamy elegance
Stunning dips by a White Valiant Knight
As pure as glisteny white angel food cake batter

Trio Set
A Salsa with Emma

Stupendous show of spirit and strength of lifts
A picture perfect opening, delicious, delectable
A show of spicy artistic precision

America’s Choice – Set Two
Chris and Witney
Contemporary – Lay Me Down

Freedom of movement, freedom of the moment
Stylish, sensitive, smooth as silk
Opening of a heart, tasteful intimacy

Trio Set
A Paso Doble with Lindsay

Tempting, triumphant, tantalizing
Lightning bolts of bravery, commitment to dance
Stormy strength and intensity

America’s Choice – Set Three
Riker and Allison
Viennese Waltz – What Now

Smoky, steamy, spectacular
Fabulous fiery control of execution
The Bold and The Beautiful, gutful performance

Trio Set
A Jazz with Brittany

Snazzy, razz-ma-tazzy, be-jazzled
A party of playful precision, a mover and shaker
Packed with plenty of spirit and happiness

America’s Choice – Set Four
Robert and Kym
Contemporary – Champagne Kisses

Love on a rooftop, a kiss of desire
Sparkles in eyes, a light as air feeling
Baring hearts and souls through dance

Trio Set
A Samba with Jenna

Black and white Samba-fied dance, stylish fun
A man courting two fancy ladies
Spirited steps and acrobatic movements

America’s Choice – Set Five
Nastia and Sasha
Paso Doble – Centuries
With King Derek

A Paso Doble fit for a King
Dynamic, daring, dramatic, Gladiator Goddess
Passionate power of performance

Trio Set
A Jive with Derek

Contrast of dance steps and styles
Flashy, full of fun, throwing it on the floor
Push and pull of dazzling styles of dance

America’s Choice – Set Six
Rumer and Val
Rumba- Perhaps, Perhaps. Perhaps

Classical dance, clean, concise, with clarity
Marvelous spins, whirls, twirls
Impeccable, refined, high-class

Trio Set
A Paso Doble with Artem

Polished Paso Doble of perfection, superior strength
Blazing beauty and brilliance, classical
With a fiery, fierce, flamboyant flavor

Americans chose the songs, the costumes, the styles of dance
America The Beautiful, America’s Choice, as a dancing romance!

Written By Lois A Troutman, May 6, 2015

Viewers were given an extra-special second dancing treat!
The return of the Tuesday Night Results Show can’t be beat!

The Triumphant Return of The Results Show

Our dancing viewing was enhanced by the triumphant return of The Results Show. Our appetites were whetted with a double-dipped dancing treat! It was wonderful to have the second night of the week return.

The down-side to the evening was a double elimination. At this point in every season it is simply hard to see anyone take their final bows.

The evening began with Judge Len Goodman proclaiming the encore dance. Chosen this week was the Trio Paso Doble of Rumer, Val, and Artem. The dance received encore cheers from the Ballroom faithful.

The Monday night dance review was on display. Glimpses and glances were seen into the backstage feelings of the couples. Some of their thoughts on Monday night’s dances were revealed. As Erin interviewed them on The Results Show, their nerves were jangling regarding elimination.

The highly popular Dance Center returned. The make-up clad Jerry Rice joined the equally-made-up Eddie Mayne. Len Goodman completed the eclectic panel. They reviewed the stars with their usual charm. Their humorous take was complimented by their ascerbic, sarcastic wit.

Musical guests returned to the delight of the dancing faithful. Carly Rae Jepsen performed her hit, I Really Like You. Her rousing vocals were complimented by a dance choreographed by Emma Slater. Joining Emma in the high-spirited, brilliant dance were Alan, Artem, Keo, Lindsay and Jenna.

The heavenly, angelic, mega-powerful voice of Josh Groban stirred our hearts. His melodious voice performed Over The Rainbow. Accompanied by the balletic talents of Maddie Ziegler and company of two young lady ballet stars. The performance was a Ten Over The Rainbow Ballet Review!

A dynamic, electrifying, contemporary dance was on display. Travis Wall along with Allison and Jenna and a dance company performed Shaping Sounds. The dance was a unique, interpretative dance with a dynamite, profound ending.

The inspiring evening of song and dance was coupled with the double elimination. Chris and Witney and Robert and Kym took their final bows. Their fellow competitors gathered to offer hugs and words of encouragement.

The Semi-Finals will be next Monday night. Making the cut: Rumer and Val, Nastia and Derek/Sasha, Noah and Sharna and Riker and Allison. It is hard to believe Season 20 is in the home stretch. Join me back in the Ballroom for all the excitement of The Semi-Finals!

Written By: Lois A Troutman, May 6, 2015

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