Access Hollywood interviewed Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec in rehearsals. The two never thought they’d make it this far. They talk on their new dances coming up too. Note how two women are helping them this week. They might “kiss” too. More below…
Dancing With The Stars Information On Next Week’s Shows, Josh Groban And Carly Rae Jepsen To Perform
As you know, next week, Dancing With The Stars Results shows return next week. E Online is reporting on it as well as some performance information. Read on for more…
On Monday, viewers will have all the power as each of the six remaining couples will perform to a song and dance picked by the fans for “America’s Choice” night. Plus, viewers will also get the chance to give input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. In addition to America’s pick, each couple will also perform a second dance, as well as a trio dance. Combining the public votes from last Monday’s (April 27) show, Monday night’s performances and the judges’ scores from the two weeks, two couples will be eliminated during Tuesday’s results show.
E! News can also exclusively reveal that DWTS will welcome two special guest performers during Tuesday’s double elimination: Josh Groban and Carly Rae Jepsen!
Groban will sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with a performance by Maddie Ziegler, while Jepsen is set to perform her new hit single “I Really Like You.” Plus, the night will kick off with a special contemporary performance by Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, which will feature DWTS pro Allison Holker and troupe dancer Jenna Johnson.
For the full article, see E Online.
ETA: Broadway World via ABC is also reporting this information. Note how “Dance Center” is returning. YAY!!
“Episode 2008″ — The six remaining couples on “Dancing with the Stars” will dance to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for “AMERICA’S CHOICE” night on MONDAY, MAY 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). America has creative control of the couples’ first dance, asking fans throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. Each couple will perform two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles include the Jive, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa. At the end of the night, two couples will be eliminated at the end of the night and four couples will move on to the semi-finals.
The “Trio Groups” are:
Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess and Emma Slater
Robert Herjavec, Kym Johnson and Jenna Johnson
Nastia Liukin, Derek Hough and Sasha Farber
Riker Lynch, Allison Holker and Brittany Cherry
Chris Soules, Witney Carson and LINDSAY Arnold
Rumer Willis, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Artem Chigvintsev
“Episode 2008A” – “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” continues on TUESDAY, MAY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where couples will face a double elimination based on combining the judges’ scores with the public votes from last Monday’s night performance (on April 27) and this Monday’s night performance. The night kicks-off with a special contemporary dance performance by Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, featuring Maddie Ziegler and DWTS dancers Allison Holker and Jenna Johnson. Later in the night, Josh Groban will sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and pop star Carly Rae Jepsen will perform her hit single “I Really Like You.” Dance Center is back with Len Goodman and Jerry Rice and Kenny Mayne.
Tenth Anniversary Dancing With The Stars Special
June 1, 2005 to the Present
The Super Bowl of Dance
Touchdowns were scored all night long at The Super Bowl of Dance! The enormity of the production, the memories, everything on a huge celebration scale resembled The Super Bowl! Ten years, twenty seasons, deserved to be celebrated on that grand scale!
Dancing With the Stars had humble beginnings but has turned into The Super Bowl of Dance! The show is an ABC wonder. A juggernaut has evolved out of those humble beginnings. This show is The Best Entertainment Show on The Planet!
I am still on a major high from being privileged to share in The Super Bowl of Dance! The Anniversary Special, the 20 Seasons of Dancing With The Stars, scored a touchdown in our hearts. The family the show resembles is like our family. I grew up with this family, so to speak. I have proudly seen every season, every show. It is a happy atmosphere to visit each night it is on the air. Read more..
Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani are a hoot as always when they are together! Here they are interviewing some of the celebs at Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Party….
Wow…is this ever an interesting Afterbuzz TV show! This week, Shirley and Corky Ballas are Kristyn and Suri’s guests. Let’s just say….Shirley and Corky weren’t very happy about Mark and Willow getting eliminated too early. They hint at producer manipulation ….and A LOT!! I have to say…I’ve wondered on the same things at times (IE: Sharna and Charlie, Karina and Ralph to name a few other exits that happened too early) and they have some valid points. Also, pay special attention to when they start reviewing Derek and Nastia’s dance too as they say something about Henry that is interesting to say the least. Let us know what you think of this week’s show?
Carrie Ann Inaba has written a new blog at Parade about her memories of being on Dancing With The Stars. In this take, she writes of how all came to be for her.
Ten years is a long time. Dancing with the Stars has been on the air for 10 years. A Decade! It’s an amazing time to reflect upon.
I remember when I went in to interview for a new dance show that had originated in England. At the time, I was working on with Nigel Lythgoe on American Idol and as a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance. At the interview, I was happily surprised to see many fellow choreographers, peers and people I respected who had been in the business for a long time. It was fun and exciting to talk shop and be a part of something so very new and different. I was offered two jobs: judging roles on both Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. It was a very hard decision for me to make. I loved both concepts, and I had worked for so long with Lythgoe. But I had also worked with Conrad Green, the executive producer of Dancing With the Stars. In the end, I chose Dancing With the Stars.
I was so thrilled to be part of this new craze of dance shows that were just becoming popular. And look at us now! Dance is mainstream. Dance has become almost as popular as our sports. It’s become a major part of pop culture and people now talk the language of dance. I can bring up dance at a dinner table and everyone chimes in, all generations and all walks of life. Dancers are now respected as athletes and artists. It has been a beautiful evolution for my dance community, the community I have lived in for most of my adult life. And the best part is that people now know the incredible power of dance. The celebrities who have done our show have all experienced firsthand the joy, the pain, the thrill, the emotional freedom, the physical power and the transformational power of dance. They know now what I have known for most of my life. Dance heals. Dance empowers. Dance expresses what words cannot. And our audience, our beautiful extended family has experienced it all too, and they also have been able to enjoy those incredible artistic creations and performances throughout the past 20 seasons. They’ve witnessed the power, beauty and joy of dancing, and they have embraced it. They have embraced us.
Lots more at Parade. I thought she looked stunning last night on the 10th Anniversary show. I loved these photos…
Did you watch the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Show? If so, what did you think? What were your favorite dances? Any thoughts?
I’m in the middle of watching it right now! I am LOVING IT!! It’s so good to see everyone. I loved Mark and Derek/Sasha’s dance with their former partners. I loved seeing Alfonso & Witney and Maks & Meryl! More in comments later.
Below are some performance videos from the show courtesy of @idolxfactor1….
Dancing Through The Decades
Who would have thought Dancing With The Stars would have the longevity like that Pink Energizer Bunny! It just keeps going and going and going…… If I have my way and the dancing gods (and ABC) cooperate, the show will be wound up for another ten years! I think that is not out of the realm of possibility. But, it’s up to all of you. Viewership must remain strong! It must continue to be a force in the dancing universe! The show is as golden as it was ten years ago. The opening number on Monday’s show was a golden depiction replete with golden gowns!
I will have a special writing dedicated to tonight’s Tenth Anniversary Special! I cannot wait to see this magnificent spectacle devoted to the juggernaut Dancing With the Stars has become. From its humble beginnings to now, it is a golden show!
Monday night’s show had an appropriate theme because of the decade the show has been on the air. Please join me as we go:
Dancing Through The Decades
Five, four, three, two, one! Cue the dancers in golden hue!
Cue the hosts! Cue the judges! Cue our dancing appetites!
The audience whipped into a frenzy, excitement building!
The atmosphere is electric, like a trillion mega-watt bulbs! Read more..
How about some breathtaking photos from Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 7? To see more, click on the photos. Beautiful!
USA Today has a cool report posted on the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Show. Here is some more information for what to expect tonight…
The special, taped last week and airing Tuesday (8 p.m. ET/PT), includes a group dance with seven NFL stars and a gold football, to the rearranged tune of Monday Night Football’s opening theme; first-season winner Kelly Monaco and pro Val Chmerkovskiy re-creating an earlier dance, stripping to a bikini and Speedos, as they splash on a water-soaked platform; and Patti LaBelle singing Lady Marmalade, backed by fellow Dancing alums Amber Riley and Lil’ Kim.
The taping closed with a group finale that featured more than 50 stars, pros and judges from the series’ 20 seasons crowding the dance floor.
“It was wonderful to look across from the judges (table) and see all the alumni from previous seasons. I forgot that so many people had been on our show,” says judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who has been present for every Dancing show. “It was fun to see Marlee Matlin out there again, what a wonderful woman. Having Amy Purdy back in the ballroom, she’s one of my all-time favorites. Apollo Anton Ohno sitting next to me.”
Celebrities say they also enjoyed the reunion for a one-time huge hit that still draws a solid audience.
“Next time they shouldn’t wait so long. We love each other. When you do that show, you become a family,” says singer Gladys Knight, who took a leap of faith to compete in Season 14. “It was totally out of my comfort zone. The Pips were the dancers. But it was an awesome experience.”
Longtime pro Karina Smirnoff, who performed in the football dance, says she choreographed it in a way to honor Dancing’s long run.
“I wanted to pay homage to moments that were memorable within their seasons, so that’s why I had Jacoby (Jones) jump over my head and had the move with Donald (Driver) where I held my ankles and he twirled me around, says Smirnoff, who is not competing this season. “It allows people to not only enjoy their dancing on the (anniversary special) but it reminds them of what these guys did on the show during their seasons.”