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PureDWTS Season 24 Week 3 Media, Interviews, Recaps, And Scores After The Dances

What a show stopper night on Dancing With The Stars last night. I ended up really liking “Vegas Night”. I especially loved Derek and Julianne Hough’s “Unsteady” performance too. The art and the story telling was off the hook.

So, let’s review last night’s scores again…

Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy: Scores of 8-8-9-9 from the judges for a total of 34.
Heather Morris and Alan Bersten: Scores of 9-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 33.
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev: Scores of 8-9-8-8 from the judges for a total of 33.
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Scores of 7-8-9-8 from the judges for a total of 32.
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold: Scores of 8-7-8-8 from the judges for a total of 31.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater: Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd: Scores of 7-6-7-6 from the judges for a total of 26.
Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko: Scores of 6-7-7-6 from the judges for a total of 26.
Mr. T and Kym Herjavec: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.
Charo and Keo Motsepe: Scores of 6-6-6-6 from the judges for a total of 24.

ET and People have interviews with some of the couples after the show and their reactions. And here is more….

From FOX11:

Former Chicago Cubs player David Ross continued to impress, bringing the house down with a “Magic Mike” themed number that had him stripping down to his red skivvies—and a tee shirt with perfect drawn-on abs.

The athlete, who scored 31 with partner Lindsay Arnold, told FOX411 that his wife Hyla approved the risqué dance because “I do that goofy stuff at home. Get out of the shower and I’m all messing with her ’cause I’ve got that goofy side of me but to do that in front of millions of people and in this environment was a little scary for me. I told her, ‘Daddy’s coming home with some new moves!’ ”

Football player Rashad Jennings received 28 points from the judges for his samba that wasn’t quite up to his usual standard with partner Emma Slater.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne received 26 for a jive, with Judge Julianne Hough sighing, “You were a little wobbly on your feet.”

Tying with Jayne with 26 points was “The Bachelor” star Nick Viall, who tango-ed with Peta Murgatroyd to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”

After the show, Viall told FOX411, “I feel great about tonight….I was more in the moment than in the first two weeks.”

More interviews with Fox11 HERE and HERE.

From Glamour(lot’s of hints on next week’s dances): Read more..

April 4, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 24, WEEK THREE – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

As I said in the “Who’s Dancing…” post, I can’t imagine anything worse than Vegas Night. Hopefully a few of the couples (and Derek and Julianne!!) will prove my imagination and worries unfounded. 🙂

t-minus 15 minutes…

Well, call me crazy, but I liked that opening number. I liked how they had the celebs well integrated and how they were all doing different aspects of Vegas…especially David and Sasha as dueling Elvis’s. 🙂

Man, Nick going first? Better spot…but they’re determined to have him be underscored, I think. Good on Maks for the pep talk!! Nicely done.

Yay!! Nick did a pretty darn good job on that one. A few shaky spots – head turns could have been sharper. Len come ON – that was full of content!! Read more..

April 3, 2017 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 24, Week TWO – Dancing by the Numbers!

So, week 2 was…odd. Some things I understand – Rashad and Normani, Heather and Simone. But when you look at the scores, how on this planet do Nick and Charo get the same score? And how is Simone a full three points below the leaders and a point below Heather? Yeah, she had some hip hop in her routine, but so did Heather.

Anyway, there doesn’t appear to be a clear producer agenda just yet and that, combined with who danced in the last half hour really makes me wonder just who is getting the votes this season. It could make things very interesting through the rest of the season. They aren’t pushing the ringers super hard (yet) and that is…interesting. David getting the pimp spot is also interesting. Let’s take a look at the scores. Read more..

March 30, 2017 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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 2 – More Post Show Interviews

Below are more interviews with the cast after they danced last night on Dancing With The Stars. They send Maks lots of good wishes to get better soon and more. For lots more interviews, see this previous post.

Access Hollywood:

Hollywood Today Live:

Extra:

ET for what they showed on TV tonight:

and…

March 28, 2017 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24, Week THREE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

I dunno…is there anything that sounds like it could be worse than Vegas Week? I can’t think of anything.

Vogue: According to Maks’ instagram, Heather and Alan have a Tango next week. Thanks to Nathan for the heads up.

Court: According to Glamour, Nick has tango to “Poker Face”.  Cause you play poker in Vegas. Get it??? 😛

Vogue: Nancy has a Samba according to her new blog…and she’s looking forward to it. Be sure to read it here.

ETA: Lori tells me that the DWTS instagram implies that Simone has a Jive to something Elvis. Hence the question marks. ~Heidi

So shocked that Heather is dancing to Toxic by Brittany. LOL

Nancy and Artem – Samba (Song: “Shake Your Bon Bon” by Ricky Martin)
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Normani and Val – Foxtrot (Song: “Big Spender” By Shirley Bassey)
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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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 2 – Power Rankings

To begin, here is a list of things I’m totally over seeing/hearing about on DWTS this season:

1.) Explanations of how Heather doesn’t have an advantage due to being a professional dancer.
2.) Production/the judges trying to angle for a showmance between Bonner & Sharna.
3.) Len generally being cranky about anything that doesn’t fit a rigid set of standards, and scoring to “make a point” as a result.
4.) How tired Normani is/how jet-lagged she & Val are.
5.) Charo generally being unruly.

It’s only week 2, and already, all of the above items have been beaten like a dead horse. Time to find some new material, production.

Beyond all those low points, I’d rate last night about a 6/10 – not bad, per se, but still kinda bland in terms of what I’ve come to expect from DWTS.  Front half of the show was a pretty big snooze, and they seem to load the back hour with the stronger performances. One pleasant surprise: Rupaul himself in the audience, out of drag, and rooting for Charo. I daresay he’s probably wayyyy too big a get for DWTS (and given my recent talk about demographics, probably not someone who would be extraordinarily popular with the main viewing audience), but one can dream 🙂

Part of me is a tad sad to see Chris go – no, he wasn’t a great dancer, but he wanted to be there, and I had no idea he had such a serious injury.  Definitely explains a lot about why he disappeared from the public eye for awhile, and Witney sympathizing with him showed me a new, more mature side of her. At the very least, he went out on a high note, with a fun dance that he did decently well with. Maybe we can look forward to a more in-depth Night at the Roxbury-themed dance from him at the finale 😛 Read more..

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 24 Week 2: Pre and Post Show Media, Interviews, Scores, And More

What another super night of dancing on Dancing With The Stars. They are all so good in different ways. Though I’m sad when we have to see someone eliminated. One thing is for sure, I’m a new fan of Chris Kattan. He was so funny and I love how he just had a blast. I’ll never forget his story too. What an inspiration to the world. To relive his dance and all the others, see Idolxfactor.com (this link works for International viewers too) or the Official You Tube site.

So, let’s review the scores…

Normani Kordei and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Cha Cha): Scores of 8-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 32.
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater (Viennese Waltz): Scores of 8-8-8-8 from the judges for a total of 32.
Heather Morris and Alan (subbing for the injured Maksim Chmerkovskiy) (Jive): Scores of 8-6-8-8 from the judges for a total of 30.
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber (Cha Cha): Scores of 7-7-7-8 from the judges for a total of 29.
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess (Viennese Waltz): Scores of 8-6-8-7 from the judges for a total of 29.
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev (Cha Cha): Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko (Foxtrot): Scores of 7-7-7-7 from the judges for a total of 28.
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold (Cha Cha):Scores of 7-6-7-7 from the judges for a total of 27.
Charo and Keo Motsepe (Paso): Scores of 6-6-7-6 from the judges for a total of 25.
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd: (Foxtrot): Scores of 7-5-7-6 from the judges for a total of 25.
Mr. T and Kym Herjavec (Paso): Scores of 6-5-6-5 from the judges for a total of 22.
Chris Kattan and Witney Carson (Jazz): Scores of 6-5-6-5 from the judges for a total of 22. (Eliminated)

Now for some media. First, see People for all of their new interviews after the show. FOX11 talked with some of the contestants as well. Below Nancy explains what happened in rehearsals this past week versus what we saw in their package and more….

After the show, Kerrigan told FOX411 that the rehearsal moment was overblown, saying, “That was like five minutes of the whole week! We’re truly having a ton of fun…most of the time, we’re just laughing.

“Sometimes it’s rough and frustrating in practice — but we were there for like four or five hours.”

When asked if she’s tired of being always known for the Harding-related incident, married mom of three Kerrigan shrugged to FOX411, “I mean, I guess it was part of my life but yeah, things have moved on way beyond that. I’m having a great time here.”

Kerrigan told reporters she’s had no further problems from the knee that notoriously got hit–but she did admit to having “spine issues, so that’s sort of annoying. I need surgery on my spine when I’m done with this [show].

“Actually, when I got asked [to do “DWTS], I was in the neurosurgeon’s office…but I just wanted to be here. During the little breaks, it’s a lot of stretching and stuff to make sure I’m standing up straight.”

The famed ice skater hopes to “become more confident, not be so nervous” by doing “DWTS.”

More at FOX11. FOX11 also has a great interview with Peta HERE. I love how her and Maks aren’t waiting any longer to get married.

ABC7 (This isn’t just a recap. There are some fun interviews with George this time): Read 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 24, WEEK TWO – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

So, what kind of fresh hell awaits us tonight?? To be on the safe side, I’m going for a beer. Courtney will fill in if I’m not back in time. 🙂

T-minus 15 minutes…

Alright, let’s get this show on the road. Thoughts going into tonight’s show: I’m sure the Maks injury drama will be milked for all its worth. Erika going 2nd? Yikes, big trouble spot. But I will be shocked if anyone other than Chris heads home tonight. -Court-

Ummm, WOW. That was a pretty solid cha-cha from Nancy, and Artem didn’t hold back – he didn’t coddle her.  And she handled it.  Color me impressed 🙂

A 28 for Nancy.  Perhaps a tad underscored, but let’s see how the  rest of this night shakes out…

Ehhh…Erika really needed to stand out tonight, and I’m not sure that’s the dance that’s gonna do it.  Just a little too cool & at ease, and she had a couple snafus.  She’s not bad, but she’s not memorable.  Hmmm.

A 28 for Erika as well…and I think it was a skosh overscored, with respect to Nancy.  Just feel like Nancy did MORE. Read more..

March 27, 2017 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. :-)

More Dance Hints For Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 2

ET Online caught up with Rashad Jennings to ask him about week 2 of Dancing With The Stars. He gives some fun teasers on tonight’s dance with Emma Slater.

“I do have some of my friends coming into town for the show. We’ll prob go grab some sushi, my go-to thing, and then go to this vegan ice cream spot that I just die for, but I’m going to get some rest because I want to be on point for the dance,” Rashad shared. “The judges can give me a birthday gift by giving me a good score. And the people can give me a good gift by voting for me. That’ll be my gift!”

He also gave ET a few details on what to expect from he and his partner, Emma Slater. The two will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to “Suffer” by Charlie Puth, and Rashad says he’s planning to break out his poetry skills — a hobby he picked up during one of his off-seasons — to add a fun element that the show has never seen before.

“I do poetry. My hashtag is #ShadThePoet … so anything with a hashtag that has [my nickname] ‘Shad’ in front of it, it’s a way for people to get to know me personally, outside of being a football player,” he explained. “I take 10 seconds of a song, and in front of it, I put 10 seconds of poetry. So I lead people with my poetry into how I want the music to move them.”

“This week Emma was like, ‘You have a soothing voice when you do that. I want you to narrate the audience, the crowd, everyone [watching] TV into this song.’ So the room is going to be dark, I’m going to be speaking,” he teased. “It’s going to be unique, and hasn’t been done on the show yet. I think this may be one of my favorite dances to do, just because of the song.”

ET also talked with Sharna burgess and Bonner Bolton as well….

“He’s doing very well,” added Sharna, who confirmed that despite reports, she and Bonner are not dating. “Like he said, he connects to this one because of that Texas two-step dance that he’s used to.”

“He’s used to taking a woman’s hand and leading her around a dance floor, which is super rare these days, a man that has the confidence to do that, so it’s actually really fitting in his world,” she continued. “He’s connecting with the steps. We haven’t quite got to putting the romance and the character in there yet, but we’re going to get it.”

So what type of romantic is Bonner in real life? “I’ve tried to keep it genuine and unique, but I used to take girls out on the ranch and show them a good sunset out on the West Texas desert, show them the stars at night,” he gushed. “A little wine and dine.”

More at ET Online in what to expect for tonight with some of the other couples too.

ETA: Maks and Heather chatted with Access Hollywood Live about their dance last week….and their second dance too. This interview must have been recorded last week before Maks’ interview. You can watch this interview HERE.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 2 Camera Blocking Fun, Promo, And More

Are you ready for Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 2? Not long to wait now. Below are a few teasers for what’s coming courtesy of everyone who posted…

And all of these…. Read 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.