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DWTS Season 24, Week THREE – Dancing by the Numbers!

Thanks to Derek and Julianne Hough for their fantastic performance the other night…and for blowing up my Derek twitter search. That was a struggle to get through. 🙂 Amazing dance – I loved it.

As for the rest of the dancing, no one struck me as horrible, but at the same time, I was only really impressed by Nancy and David.  I still wonder why Nick is getting so badly hosed every week. What is the deal? I have a hard time believing they are trying to give Peta an early exit – she’s a competitor and there’s no way she wants an early exit, baby or not.  And fact is, Nick is NOT a dancer like many of the women are and he’s doing pretty darn good for someone who is a complete novice. I think he was better than Bonner by a good bit (and Peta is doing better for him than Sharna is for Bonner), yet he got the same scores from Len and Bruno as Mr. T and Charo did. In what freakin’ universe?? I love Mr. T  – but he is not the dancer that Nick is, not even close. Come on, judges. Why is the bar set so high for Nick? You’re treating him like he’s a pro not living up to expectations, instead of Joe Bachelor who’s never danced before. Read more..

April 6, 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 FOUR – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Most Memorable Year…hopefully doesn’t translate to lots of rumbas or cliche contemporary. 🙂 Oh, wait…Nick has Rumba. :::rolls eyes:::

ETA: Vogue here. According to Lindsay Arnold’s new blog, her and David have a Viennese Waltz. This week will be very different and more personal. Lots more at the link.

ETA2: Gleb & Erika and Rashad & Emma’s dances have been added too. Thanks to everyone who let us know on them.

ETA4: Wow. Big mistake for Heather to be doing a Cha Cha….lookin’ like a one trick pony.  Shoulda done a waltz or something. Same goes for Erika and Cha Cha. People doing Cha Cha for memorable year don’t typically fare well.

ETA5: Dance order per George Pennachio – boy, they sure are trying to get rid of Nick.

Normani and Val – Rumba (Song: Impossible by Shontelle)
Dancing 1st
Phone 1-800-868-3410

Nick and Peta – Rumba (Song: Shape of You by Ed Sheeran)
Dancing 2nd
Phone 1-800-868-3409

Nancy and Artem – Foxtrot (Song: My Wish by Rascal Flatts)
Dancing 3rd
Phone 1-800-868-3408 Read more..

April 5, 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. :-)

Chicago Cub Manager Joe Maddon Makes DWTS Statement On David Ross

Chicago Cub manager Joe Maddon is so proud of David Ross for what’s he’s doing on Dancing With The Stars. See why below. I love this…

“It was great,” Maddon said Tuesday. “I’m so proud of him. We all should be proud of him. First, we talk about being uncomfortable. He’s got to be absolutely uncomfortable doing all of that.

“I’ve only known him for a couple years. I couldn’t be more proud of him. I think it’s awesome. Whatever he does after this experience, it’s only going to benefit that. I’m a big believer of all of that. The complementary effects of really reaching outside of your comfort area. Bully for him. He’s doing great.

Anybody who wants to be a hater on that one, please, try to do what he’s doing. It’s pretty spectacular.”

Well said! More at the Chicago Tribune.

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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.

Sharna Burgess Recaps Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 3 On ET Facebook

Below is Sharna Burgess recapping Dancing With The Stars last night on Entertainment Tonight’s Facebook.

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.

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 3 – Power Rankings

So Vegas week – I was predicting a “Cirque Du Soleil Week” redux, so my expectations were pretty low.  I think that may have helped, because while I wasn’t blown away on the whole by the dances we saw last night, I also didn’t end up really hating any of them, either. Thank goodness for small miracles 🙂

Now that we’re three weeks in, I think the narrative for the season is taking shape – and I don’t think it’s necessarily what TPTB had intended/hoped for. I think the main problem they’re having is that the viewers as a whole seem to be eschewing the female ringers (particularly Ringy McRingerson herself, Heather) in favor of the ridiculously charming male contestants with no dance experience but a ton of heart (read: David & Rashad). Additionally, with Maks’ injury, Peta looking like a sleep-deprived zombie, and Val being jet-lagged, I think the original intent to make Maks, Peta, & Val the focal points of this season is kinda falling apart – and it seems like the better story might be a finale with the other engaged couple that hasn’t gotten a whole lotta respect until this season (Sasha & Emma), and an extremely talented pro that has made it to at least the semi-finals the last three seasons (Lindsay). Now because it still is very early, and I only trust TPTB as far as I can throw them (and I have little to no upper body strength), I wouldn’t put it past them to try and shock some life back into their original plan to prop up the C-bros plus Peta – but I’m beginning to wonder if they’re starting to see the writing on the wall as far as the viewers are concerned…that maybe the audience cares less about another MBT in the Dance with Me trophy case, and more about a likeable, entertaining celeb winning.

Other thoughts? The opening number was cute, but perhaps a tad sloppy; loved the showgirl costumes (even though the last traditional Vegas showgirl act took a final bow in February of last year – RIP, Jubilee!), but what were supposed to be bachelorette costumes looked more like prostitute costumes to me 😛 Julianne & Derek, as always, were a revelation – that dance felt like the sequel to the “Elastic Heart” routine, and I found myself really appreciating the elite quality of movement and artistry they both have.  Kinda makes the regular routines we saw last night pale in comparison, but still worthwhile 🙂 Carrie Ann idiotically decided to resurrect the lift police, calling out everyone EXCEPT HEATHER. Coincidence? Doubt it. Charo getting eliminated? Slightly shocking, because I felt like they kinda padded her score last week while T got kinda hosed; but given the whole drama with her allegedly threatening to quit last week, and some of the backlash I saw on social media from her behavior, I guess it’s not a complete shock. Was she eliminated or did she leave on her own accord? You decide. Just kinda sucks that her best dance (and the strongest piece of choreo we’ve seen from Keo since Jodie’s season) came during the week she was eliminated. But I gotta give him major props for dealing with a pretty unruly partner – he’s definitely come a long way since his first season as a pro. 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 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..

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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 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. :-)

Lindsay Arnold Talks On Dancing With The Stars Week 3 With David Ross

US99 in Chicago talked with Lindsey Arnold about David Ross and Dancing With The Stars Week 3. Watch out. She say David will be giving it his all again tonight….

What happens in Vegas, comes back to the #DWTS ballroom. Our first ever #VegasNight is tomorrow at 8|7c!

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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.

David Ross Chats On DWTS, His Team Mates Support, And Lots More (New Interview, Photo)

The Chicago Tribune talked with Chicago Cub David Ross about Dancing With The Stars. David tells them he hadn’t been around his team mates in a while and all they wanted to do was talk about his dancing. Below is more and how David is working hard and having fun…

Ross and partner Lindsay Arnold are set to perform a jazz-style dance to 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” as part of the ABC series’ Vegas night. The Cubs special assistant to baseball operations spoke to the Tribune about his time in the competition from Arizona, where he was visiting the team during spring training.

“I was in the dugout the other day, and they were asking me all about what’s it like,” Ross said. “It’s weird, I wanted to talk baseball — I hadn’t been around the guys in a long time — and they wanted to talk dancing.”

Ross said it’s “really great” that his teammates have supported him in the competition. The March 20 season premiere featured a live feed of pitcher Jake Arrieta and first baseman Anthony Rizzo sporting “Lady and the Gramp” shirts, a nod to the Ross and Arnold theme.

The 40-year-old, who is known as “Grandpa Rossy,” said his ankles, calves and feet are sore, but he’s lost a few pounds and his body is acclimating to the switch from ballpark to ballroom.

Ross and Arnold scored a 27 out of 40 on Monday’s episode after dancing the cha cha to Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” The judges praised Ross’ effort, but criticized his footwork.

“I don’t know whether the adrenaline got the most of me or I don’t know what my real deal was, but I think that the criticism is good. It’s warranted,” Ross said. “You know, I’m not a dancer, and I’m working hard to do the best I can and I’m having fun.”

More at the Chicago Tribune.

That's right people……back up dancers! Who would have thought? #lifegoals #dwts

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April 1, 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 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. :-)