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DWTS Season 20, Week 6 – Dancing by the Numbers

Interesting week on DWTS. Not sure what their goal was, if there was a goal. I do wonder if Riker is killing it in votes and this is how they give him a narrative and show they were right all along. Conversely, maybe he needs help and this is their way of giving it to him. That said, I really liked his dance a lot. I don’t believe he was a whole 3 points ahead of Nastia – not at all, especially upon re-watching.  Basically, every complaint that Len had about that Tango was BS…I’ve watched the dance several times and I don’t see it.  I would’ve put Nastia up with Riker, Willow is good where she is as is Rumer.  I guess, on re-watching, the only score that hacked me off was Nastia’s.

So, was it because she was so early in the night? That’s twice in the last three weeks that she’s gone either first or second. That’s fair, I suppose, since she had the 8th spot in week 1 and she’s had the pimp spot twice.  Rumer, on the other hand, has only danced in the first few dances once and has been in the last 3 dances three times. Pretty good placing, I’d say.  Riker was in the first four dances three times and had the pimp spot once. Out of the top three, I think Rumer has had the most beneficial placing, BUT, that was then, when there was a lot of low hanging fruit to be picked off. What they do going forward will be more telling. If Nastia and Derek go first or second AGAIN, then I will be pissed. Once upon a time, going first or second mattered less and less as the season has gone along, but nowadays it seems they low ball the first good couple out of the gate. Whether this is intentional or coincidence I have no idea. Read more..

April 26, 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. :-)

More Photos From The Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Show

Some of the photos from the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary special coming out are just beautiful. You can view a collection below courtesy of @DancingABC instagram. Amber Riley News also posted a gallery which is featured below. If you visit the Disney ABC site at this link and scroll down, you can view even more. The official site also has a special page set up where you can read on some of the dances. Be sure you are following @DancingABC instagram as they may post photos in the coming days. Lastly, if you missed our first collection of twitter and instagram collection, see this previous posting. There are more spoilers here. Don’t forget the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special will take place Tuesday night, April 28th.

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April 24, 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.

Angels Weigh In On New Las Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars Week 7

Well, the odds makers have placed their new bets for week 7 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. We’re seeing some switches again after last week’s show. Note how Riker Lynch and Rumer Willis are now tied for second place. I was also shocked to see Noah Galloway so low this time. Take a look at the new odds. Does this look about right or are they totally wrong? Let us know in comments. We’d love to hear your thoughts as always.

Nastia Liukin 11/10
Riker Lynch 3/1
Rumer Willis 3/1
Willow Shields 6/1
Robert Herjavec 33/1
Noah Galloway 40/1
Chris Soules 50/1

My thoughts: In my opinion, Rumer should be in 4th. If I was going to tie someone for 2nd place, I’d tie Riker and Willow instead. Unless we see some huge stand out dances in the coming weeks, I don’t think Rumer is all that. I would also put Noah above Robert. In fact, I think it’s going to be between Robert and Chris going home next.

Heidi and Court, what do you think?

Heidi: I’m thinking there should be a 3-way tie for first place, with Willow in second, cuz I’m not at all sure what’s going to happen. This week will be interesting. Was last week a fluke for Rumer, where they called out the choreo and the attitude of the dance? Or is it the new normal? And why the change in tune?? These judges like to be right – is Riker coming on strong and taking over the competition?? You know, I’m going to vote my butt off for Nastia, but I would love to see the expression on Val’s face if Riker were to win with a non-ballroom trained pro. THAT would be hilarious. 😀 Interesting, Nastia got kinda hosed by the judges as well but the odds makers seem to think she’s bullet proof. I wonder if her odds change if Derek’s out for good? Anyway, I think the bottom three are correct, and probably in that order. Hard to say. Noah is a wild card.

Courtney: I, like Heidi, still think it could be any one of 3 people taking the top spot at this point – and with Riker peaking at the right time, I think he might possibly edge out Rumer.  Speaking of the latter, I’m still not positive how she’s doing in the votes department – sure, she’s getting great scores, but how many people have actually VOTED for her? With the Val fans seemingly splintering into factions (the Vajanel shippers vs. the Rumer fans vs. the Kelly fans vs. the rational few that don’t care about shipping), I’m not sure he can rely upon every single vote he got with Janel last season to also get up and vote this season.  And how many people are voting for her based on who her parents are? I just don’t think we have a clear picture at this point.  I’m also uncertain about Robert & Noah – Robert may be more able-bodied, but he’s also gotten kinda beat up by the judges recently; Noah may be reaching the peak of what he’s able to do, but he seems to have a LOT of fan support.  Who will edge out whom? Will be interesting to see.  And for the love of god, I hope Chris the Clydesdale FINALLY loses steam this week…but at this point, with him already having edged out Suzanne & Patti, I wonder if this guy just has a lot of steam coming off of The Bachelor.  Willow? Somewhere in the middle – she seems to run hot and cold, and this past week she faded into the woodwork a bit.

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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.

ABC Press Release For DWTS Season 20 Week 7, Dance Info, Andy Grammer To Perform

ABC has released a press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 7. It reads as follows. Also, special guest Andy Grammer will perform “Honey, I’m Good”. Read on for more including info on the 10 Anniversary taking place on Tuesday…..

SEVEN REMAINING CELEBRITIES COMPETE FOR IMMUNITY DURING “ERA’S NIGHT,” ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, APRIL 27 ONE COUPLE WILL BE ELIMINATED AT THE END OF THE NIGHT

Special Musical Guest Andy Grammer to Perform Hit Song “Honey, I’m Good”

Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special Airs Tuesday, April 28

“Episode 2007” – Next week on “Dancing with the Stars” the seven remaining couples will perform an iconic number from a different time period on “Era’s Night,” MONDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Dance styles include Modern Charleston, Contemporary, Argentine Tango and a futuristic Jazz number. The couple with the highest overall score of the night will be granted immunity from elimination. The remaining couples will then compete in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score. At the end of the night, one couple will be sent home.

Each couple will perform the following dances (in alphabetical order):

Noah Galloway dancing 70’s Jazz

Robert Herjavec dancing an 80’s Argentine Tango

Nastia Liukin dancing a Modern Charleston

Riker Lynch dancing a 20’s Quickstep

Willow Shields dancing a Futuristic Jazz

Chris Soules dancing a 40’s Foxtrot

Rumer Willis dancing a 60’s Jive

“Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,” airs on TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT)on the ABC TelevisionNetwork.The extraordinary episode will be filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present “Dancing with the Stars” cast members and pro dancers, plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons.

Viewers will also have more access to the show than ever before with #DWTSAllAccess offering viewers a behind the scenes look with six live stream videos from key positions in the ballroom. #DWTSAllAccess allows fans to view livestreams from different angles of the ballroom including: the Red Room, Judges’ Table, Sky Box, make-up mirror, a wide shot of the dance floor and an exclusive behind the scenes series hosted by Gethin Jones that will feature exclusive interviews with celebrity couples. Additionally, viewers will have access to the DWTS rehearsal studio with live streaming videos available Tuesday – Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., ET on ABC.com.

“Dancing with the Stars” features Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table and is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist).

Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to more than 40 cities across America starting June 13 and run through August 11. The tour includes pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dwtstour.com/.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO), as well as Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), and the cultural phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars (ABC). Other critically acclaimed titles are produced under Adjacent Productions, a label that sits within BBC Worldwide Productions label and serves to identify new programming created by the Los Angeles-based production company. They include Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz), Life Below Zero (National Geographic Channel), Ladies of London (Bravo), and the upcoming series, Lost in Transmission (HISTORY).

April 23, 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.

Pros and Celebrities Talk About Derek Hough And His Injury At DWTS 10th Anniversary Party – Video

Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough where you can read all the latest on Derek Hough, his injury, and dancing status:

At the Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary party, some of the celebs and pros were asked on Derek and his injury. You can listen below. I like what Allison, Emma and Katherine Jenkins had to say the most. They seemed to really care about Derek and what happened. I don’t agree with Noah and how Derek got his injury because he’s “overworked”. His injury happened because it was a freak accident like anyone could experience whether they are working hard or doing nothing at all.

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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 – Dancing With “Spring” In The Steps

I have always loved watching shows devoted to dancing! Who didn’t love American Bandstand! A Saturday dancing feast on a platter hosted by the incomparable Dick Clark. There was a show called Dance Party on WGAL-TV, Lancaster, PA. High school students could be on the show and dance an afternoon away. My high school was privileged to be one of those schools. Variety shows of the past were Must-See TV, including Hullabaloo, Shindig, another Dick Clark production Where the Action Is, etc. I used to watch ballroom dancing shows on PBS. There is actually a show coming to PBS on April 24 called America’s Ballroom Challenge.

The one that resonates the most was The Lawrence Welk Show. My Grandma and Mother loved the show and I watched along with them. Recently I watched some of the shows on YouTube. I sometimes tune in to the re-runs on PBS. The primary, most well-known dancer on the show was Bobby Burgess. That is a familiar last name in the dancing world, of course Sharna, too. Bobby was paired with three ladies on the show, Barbara Boylan, Cissy King, and Elaine Balden. Bobby and Elaine are still active in the Welk tour shows.

The ballroom dances of the past are the same as what we see on Dancing With The Stars. Burgess and his partners did all of them. It is amazing to see how the past and present connect. Burgess, at age 73, is still very much active in the world of dance. He has been dancing since the age of four. He was also part of The Mickey Mouse Club. Read more..

April 22, 2015 I Written By

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People Covers The Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Party – Video, Photos

People covered the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Party last night. They ask the celebs and pros who is the Sexiest Guy on Dancing With the Stars. You can see a video at this link.

ETA: People posted even more coverage of the party last night. See People to see lots of fun photos of the stars and pros who attended.

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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 10th Anniversary Coverage – Pap Video

Here is PopTVDotCom with some coverage of the DWTS 10th Anniversary Party. Lots of fun fun faces here….Chaz Bono and lots lots more. Good job, Henry!

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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 10th Anniversary Taping – Instagram And Twitter Collection

Last night before, during, and after the taping of the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special, many of the pros and celebs who attended or performed posted Instagrams and Twitter pics. Below are a just a few of them. The source is credited in the photos. Isn’t the stage beautiful? What a night! Don’t forget, we’ll be able to watch the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special next week on Tuesday, April 28th.

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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.

HQ Photos Of Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Party Celebrities And Pros

Last night after the taping of the Dancing With The Stars 10th Anniversary Special, there was a party at Greystone Manor in West Hollywood, California. There are lots of fun faces from the past. To see a big gallery of photos (sorry, I can’t embed them so they will show up for some reason), see Getty Images here and here.

The Daily Mail has some awesome coverage as well.

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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.