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….
People interview Dancing With The Stars judge Len Goodman last night after the show. He talks of why he judges the way he does and why he likes tradition. More below and at the link.
“The show is becoming performance-driven. It’s all about the performance,” Goodman told PEOPLE exclusively after the show. “For me, that’s not what ballroom dancing is about. The waltz, next to the Viennese waltz, is the oldest dance of all. There is a tradition. When you think of the waltz, you think of elegance, sophistication, fluidity of movement. Sometimes I look at a dance and I have to check what dance it is, because it doesn’t look like what I think it should be.”
“It makes me chuckle,” he told PEOPLE. “If I was sitting in the audience and someone else was me, I would be booing along with them. It’s all a part of the fun.”
“Two things I try to be … I try to be myself and I try to be honest,” he added. “The bottom line is it’s got to be entertaining. I also try to enlighten the viewers as to what I want to see, and I try to educate the couples on where I want to see improvement. I got it right tonight, whether people booed or not.”
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..
The cast of Dancing With The Stats Season 20 posted some cool photos over the weekend. There was a time for rest and fun ….and a time for work. Here are a few pics from Easter Sunday that caught my awe giving me some awww moments. Also, don’t miss seeing the Daily Mail for some rehearsal arrival parking lot photos. Got Pap has some videos from over the weekend too. More below including video of Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway rehearsing for the Contemporary dance…
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Sneak Peek Of People Magazine DWTS 10th Anniversary Edition, How Noah Galloway Is Dancing Without Two Limbs
People posted a new article with Noah Galloway and how he is dancing without two limbs. It hasn’t been easy and he credits his partner Sharner Burgess for “adapting” to his injuries. Read on….
“Most people take it for granted,” Galloway told PEOPLE. “Before I was injured, I wouldn’t have thought about it either. I don’t take offense to that. Anytime that I brought it up to my friends that I don’t have a knee, it clicks with people, like, ‘Oh, that is different.’ But I also felt like that was an opportunity to put me on a larger platform to show how different is is for me. Every amputation is different. Where it is changes everything.”
The prosthetic leg that Galloway uses for DWTS does bend – but not in a way that makes dances like the jive or even the samba easy.
“When people lunge onto their legs, they can push back up. I can’t. If I lean into it, then I’m going down,” explains Galloway. “This prosthetic has a micro-processor that can add resistance as I’m bending that can slow me down. There’s just no coming back up. It just helps with how fast I am going to go to the floor – either really fast or I’m going to ease down to it.”
Galloway credits his partner Sharna Burgess for “adapting to my injuries.”
“The judges said the male leads with his left hand, and they were talking about how amazing it was how we put everything together, and that’s all Sharna. She designs the dances so I won’t have to lead with the left arm, but I am still leading the dance.”
“All I know about dancing is what Sharna has taught me. She is teaching me how to dance while missing an arm and a leg. It’s been amazing.”
For more with Noah, see People.
And speaking of People, be sure to pick up the 10th Anniversary Edition for what we reported to you a few weeks ago. It’s in stores everywhere now. JennKat at twitter wrote that it’s 98 pages and it has tons of pics. It also has a 2 page spread for each season and some nice pro interviews too. See her twitter page for more teasers including pictures if interested.
PureDWTS20 Questionnaire: Grade New Season So Far, Name Your 4 Favorite Couples, Three Favorite Dances, And More
How about a new Questionnaire to see how you are feeling about the 20th season of Dancing With The Stars so far? Answer the questions below to the best of your ability or what you think of first.
1. As of right now, who are your Top 4 Favorite Couples? Also, rank them in order.
2. Do you think your top 4 favorite couples will make the finals? If not, which 4 couples do you think WILL make the finals? Read more..
Man, I was digging this new Afterbuzz TV show last night ….especially being Mark Ballas was a guest. He provided some cool “behind the scenes” information about the dancers and the show, getting his partners from A to B, how you can tell who is in it to win it every season, what it’s like having a gymnast for a partner, and more. Though, I have to say….I was disappointed at the end when he and Anna Trebunskaya went on about Henry Byalikov and what a great job he’s dong with Nastia Liukin. Hey, maybe Henry is doing a good job and that’s cool, but, let’s be REAL here! Anna said Henry has Nastia for “half the week” when that IS NOT TRUE! Henry only has Nastia for TWO days (Saturday and Sunday). It’s also not true that Henry is doing all the cleaning up, etc as Derek has been conversing with them on the weekend from New York City making sure everything is perfect. Yes, Henry may be a stand in for Derek on the weekend, but, he’s not doing it “all”. So for those on the Afterbuzz TV show and fans taking it in everything Anna says as if it’s “word”, think again. Also, Derek is doing ALL of the choreography HIMSELF. See this NEW “YOUNG HOLLYWOOD” rehearsal interview of last week’s rehearsals in New York City. This footage was filmed before Nastia went back to Los Angeles….doesn’t this say it all? Anyway, take a listen to the show below and let us know what you think. Yes, I’m wound up. 😐