Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. This week Kristyn Burtt (I want her jacket! ), Anna Trebunskaya, Suri Serano, Darvina Plante, and Keo Motsepe discuss Dancing With The Stars Week 4! Let us know if you agree or disagree in comments as always!
What is your Most Memorable year? If you would like to, please share. In my 63 years of life, there are so many memorable years. It is hard to pick just one, isn’t it? I could choose my wedding year, 1975, when I married Kenneth Troutman. I could choose 2001, the year he died from cancer. There are many years in between. There are many years in my earlier lfe. I will choose 1990 (December 27) when we found out Ken had prostate cancer. That was the beginning of time until his death that had a profound affect on us. And changed life as we knew it into dealing with our cancer journey. The dance that resonated the most with me was Robert and Kym’s Waltz dedicated to his Mother who lost her life from cancer. I would give something to be able to have a pro teach me a Waltz dedicated to Ken. The music I would choose is Swan Lake. Ken loved classical music especially Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the 1812 Overture, which was his favorite piece of music. He played both over and over. He introduced me to classical music and I love it, too.
You know how you find an incredible book you can’t put down? You have to keep reading well into the wee hours of the morning. I didn’t want to put Dancing With the Stars down for The Most Memorable Year night. I wanted it to continue for hours! This night of dancing is special! The emotions flow out of every space of the ballroom! The stars bear their hearts and souls through dance. The stars depicted:
The Chapters of Life
The Ballroom was dripping with floods of emotion
Eyes were moist with tears dripping down our faces
Each chapter was told through movement of dance
Each step, each moment had a profound affect on us
We were taken into a book of life as the pages turned
Each journey a valiant display, bearing of hearts, souls Read more..
Robert Herjavec writes about his Waltz last night with Kym Johnson in his new blog at Entertainment Weekly. He can still see his mom dancing around their apartment. Lots more at the link. He also talks on Disney Week coming up in this take and answers some questions from fans…
Just when we nailed the frame and got our first 9s, it’s time to change things up. It’s Disney week, and we’re starting a brand new routine TODAY! A lot of people on Twitter want to know how we can possibly be ready to perform a dance live over a matter of days. The truth is—I have no idea! Kym is an excellent teacher and we train every day. It’s very hard—I’m spending at least 6 hours a day practicing. Then I watch footage back to understand where I’m making mistakes, and what the movement should look like.
Other questions from this week:
Which Shark should dance on Dancing with the Stars next season? Mark has been on the show before, and did quite well—so that tells me ANY of us can do it! Just kidding, Mark. I’d love to see Kevin step as far outside of his comfort zone as I have. It could be good for Mr. Wonderful to be judged.
Are you ready for the jive? Next to the rumba, I’ve been told that’s the most challenging dance because the foot action is so quick. I’m up for the challenge. It will be good to cut loose and pick up the pace.
How about some breathtaking photos from Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 4 courtesy of Getty Images? Click on the pics to see even more….
Well, after shedding more tears than I intended to last night, I’m left feeling a tad uncertain about how things are shaking out these season. Though Michael left on a high note with his best dance yet, he still seemed to get underscored relative to some of the other couples, and it just kinda makes me resent the fact that the judges nitpicked him to death week after week. Though he seemed like he was at peace with getting eliminated, I still can think of at least 3 other celebs that should have gotten sent him before he did. But moving right along…
…Len seemed unusually disgruntled last night, and the only people he seemed to really gush about were Robert & Willow. He’s still not too fond of Riker or Nastia, but he seems like he turned on Rumer a bit this week, too. Julianne seemed to love just about everyone, but did kinda surprise me when she told Robert he had the best technique of the men this season – perhaps trying to draw attention away from #RikerNotADancer and his suspiciously good technique? Tuned out when Carrie Ann & Bruno spoke, so I can’t really say anything about them. The big announcement that the cast is touring again this summer? Meh. If they think Melissa’s gonna be as big a draw as Alfonso, god love them. Oh, and if you didn’t hear already – the switch-up is cancelled, and we don’t know why. *shrug* No skin off my back. Is it Disney week yet??? Read more..
So….the big question this week is….well, I don’t have a big question. TPTB are determined to spoil our fun and I’ve learned to accept it. For now.
For anyone looking for the Disney week song prediction post, go here.
hETA: I’m going to qualify Willow & Mark’s song by saying it’s just a gut instinct based on some partial intel – simply because I can’t see Mark passing up the chance to dress up like the Mad Hatter, and I think Willow would make the perfect Alice Take it with a grain of salt…besides, if my spidey sense is correct, Rob should be leaking the entire list soon anyway, just to flip us the bird
ETA2: According to an Afterbuzz TV interview, Sharna and Noah have a Fox Trot. ~Vogue
ETA2 and Correction: Suzanne and Tony have “He’s a Tramp” for their next dance song via her new blog.
ETA3: Updated with dances for Suzanne & Tony and Robert & Kim.
ETA4: Looks like there’s been some changes to the song lineup, and Rumer may have a different song and dance altogether – but I can’t get ahold of Deep Throat to confirm, so I would take this latest round of updates with a grain of salt. Doing a bit of process of elimination over here…and apparently I have the title of Riker’s song wrong, but the one I had sounds about the same when you play them…hence my confusion…
ETA5: Courtney, good job!! ABC just posted all the songs. You were right on everything. ~Vogue
ETA6: Ok, confirmed with DT: Rumer has officially switched to samba, but the song is the same – possibly. This hasn’t been confirmed by DT, but I think Rumer might have the Jonas Brothers version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, which is actually pretty fun and campy…and has some semblence of a samba beat. Kinda makes me wonder if Val caught wind of everyone talking about Rumer being “one-note” and decided that it might behoove them to switch things up…regardless, DT thinks this change is “cooler and more interesting than a tango”.
What a night! I appreciated and loved every couple’s dances in different ways!! So, let’s start off with the scoreboard….
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 39
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 36
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 35
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 34
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 34
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 32
Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd – 30 (Eliminated)
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 30
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani – 28
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 27
Now onto some media. First up, you can watch a recap with ABC7 and George Pennacchio….
Now onto some new interviews after the show. We’ll add more as they are released from each source. So, keep checking back….
Afterbuzz TV (Give a shout to @JCRubioTV! Fantastic interviews again):
This is hilarious. Be sure to check it out when you can….
Theme of the week: Most Memorable Year….or some such thing. I expect to need tissues at least once. This can be either good….or very bad.
Holy crap!! That was quite a start to the show!! And of course, Len picks it apart. No character of the dance? Spare me the narrative. I guess he got the producers notes.
LOL…I swear that Bruno ALWAYS does what he can to counteract Len. Happens all the time.
Man, why did they go back to this way of doing the elimination?? Sucks.
Robert and Kym are safe, Riker and Michael are in jeopardy. Bites. Poor Peta looks like she might puke. Read more..
These are such great segments on Good Morning America every Monday. This time they feature Robert Herjavec. THANKS @IdolXfactor for the coverage…