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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Semi-Finals – Watch The Dances (Videos)

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Semi-Finals are about to begin. We plan to post videos courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 below as the show progresses. So, stay tuned and keep checking back. 😉

And here we go….

More at Idolxfactor.com.

November 14, 2016 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.

DWTS All Access Season 23 Semi-Finals – LIVE Behind The Scenes Coverage, Interviews, And More

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin for the Semi-Finals! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site here.


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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.

DWTS Season 23 Semi-Finals Interview With Laurie Hernandez, Val Chmerkovskiy, And Maks Chmerkovskiy

Below is a new interview with Laurie Hernandez, Val Chmerkovskiy, And Maks Chmerkovskiy. They give a little preview into tonight’s Trio dance and 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Calvin Johnson Semi-Finals Dance Diary And Rehearsal Interview

Below is Calvin Johnson with a dance diary for the Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals. He is fun as always. Note that this is the only diary posted so far. Be watching this link in case there are more released. You can also watch a rehearsal interview below with E Online…

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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.

GMA Goes Into Rehearsals For The Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Semi-Finals

Ginger Zee of Good Morning America was at camera blocking yesterday for the Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals. You can watch her interviewing Val & Laurie, Lindsay & Calvin, and Sasha & Terra. Ginger also talked on the other two couples. She also makes a prediction for who will win the season (want to guess first before watching? Yes, you are right.). Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording….

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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.

DWTS Season 23, Week 9 – Dancing by the Numbers!

This has the potential to be an interesting week, from the standpoint of who goes home. The margins are relatively small (for this late in the game) and this could get REAL real fast. We can hope.

But first, Courtney commented on the fact that Jana has been in or near jeopardy quite a few times now. If you want to read the research I did on Jeopardy a few seasons back, please do so before spouting off and telling me it means nothing.  Anyway, I went back and looked at that post, and sonic did a little work up for me as well which included more recent seasons. Anyway, my original conclusions haven’t fallen apart with the arrival of Rob Wade. It’s still true that if you make multiple appearances in jeopardy you’re more likely than not to be eliminated – often soon. This is even more true if you are the last person to be called safe. Being the last to be called safe sometimes gives the couple the kick they need to last a couple weeks – but after a second time?  No. Lots and lots of people have made two appearances in jeopardy and were last to be called safe. What appears to be true is that if you are last to be called safe twice, you don’t win the show. That has happened ONCE in 23 seasons – Rumer Willis. Coincidence? I think not.  Prior to Season 17, if you had only been in Jeopardy and were last to be called safe even one time, you didn’t win the show –  with 3 exceptions: Donald, JR and Jennifer Grey, but her season was really strange in that all of the 5 were in jeopardy most often while the rest weren’t. That season they seemed to be trying to keep the eliminee a surprise all the time by putting the top people in jeopardy. An experiment, if you will. Read more..

November 11, 2016 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 Discusses DWTS Week 9 And What A Win Would Mean To Her

Lindsay Arnold answers new questions at Entertainment Tonight on Dancing With The Stars Week 9. She answers questions on how her and Calvin Johnson put their dances together, the last two weeks ahead, and lots more. Don’t miss reading the link for another great blog from her.

Aside from your costumes, your dance with Calvin was very impressive! As an athlete, the waltz is one of the most difficult styles to master, but Megatron looked like a natural.

That is exactly right. And not only that, but the waltz we were given was so hard, even for me as a choreographer. Obviously “Memory” is an iconic song, but to choreograph to it was seriously so tough. When I first got it I was like, “OK, this is amazing,” but the tempo changes like five or six times and that’s difficult. Also, a lot of the timing wasn’t waltz timing, so we had to kind of create our own waltz within the song.

Another factor was that Leona Lewis sang live, and the first time we heard her version was the day of the show. So we rehearsed to someone else singing it the entire week. Singers have different inflections in their voice, they take different pauses, different breaths, so a lot of the dance was choreographed to the lyrics. It meant that Calvin and I really had to trust each other and our bodies to be as in sync as possible. He completely did that. When I watched it back, I was shocked by how in sync we were, it truly looked so beautiful on camera.

Only a few more weeks of the competition left. What would a win mean for you?

It would be huge. Two seasons ago I got third place with Alek Skarlatos, last season I got fourth place with Wanya Morris, so I feel like I’ve gotten so close. I’ve tasted the win, but haven’t quite gotten it.

Getting the mirror ball trophy with Calvin would be such an honor. He didn’t come into the competition being an obvious frontrunner — we really had to work hard to get him up there. He’s proved each week that he wants to be here and he hasn’t had it easy.

He never complains, never whines, he is always so willing and ready to be there. I am so grateful to have a partner like Calvin.

November 9, 2016 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.

PureDWTS Season 23, Week 9 – Power Rankings

As we head into what promises to be a very historic and contentious election day, I think we witnessed something relatively historic and contentious last night on DWTS: I think we might have just seen Derek bid farewell to the show, once and for all.  Because history does repeat itself: Marilu got Nastia’d.  Got the same “bad edit” treatment that they gave Nastia a year and a half ago, which resulted in her elimination from a season that on paper, she probably could have easily won, had there not been an agenda at work. And Derek was uncharacteristically vocal about how unhappy he was with the edit they were given – so was his partner.  If there are still any concern trolls lurking here that want to comment on the “tension” or “awkwardness” or “frustration” in Marilu & Derek’s package last week, do yourselves a favor and go read the two posts I just linked to first. Then go watch season 1 of UNReal on Hulu Plus. Let it sink in.  Start to question things.  Because I’m starting to think the line between reality and script is getting dangerously blurry for some of you…

…for what it’s worth, though, I thought Marilu went out on a high note.  I think her samba was the most relaxed and in-the-zone we’ve seen her since “Most Memorable Year” week.  I think she & Derek should be really proud of how they did – and both of them can leave with their heads held high.  I think Marilu left with a bit fewer stars in her eyes about DWTS (but with a much more grounded view), and I think Derek finally got the push he needed to leave a relationship that he has outgrown and has become toxic for him (the one he has with DWTS, NOT the one he has from Marilu – I’ve noticed the Marilu detractors are big fans of deliberately misinterpreting and twisting my words).  Onto bigger and better things for both of them. And I thought Mark did a spectacular Frankie Valli vocal.  🙂

As for those that remain – I found myself rolling my eyes and yawning more than usual last night, and the bulk of the eye-rolls and yawns involved the Jana & Laurie love-fest that we were subjected to.  Make no mistake – there was an agenda behind those perfect scores.  It all but guaranteed both would make the finals, although I’m having some pretty serious doubts about Jana – this is how many times we’ve seen her as one of the last two standing up there at the end of the night? Heidi would have to remind me, but the last time we saw consecutive repeat appearances of a couple in the last two standing was Apolo & Karina during all-stars, I believe  – and they were eliminated just shy of the finale.  With last night’s theme appearing to be “history repeating itself”, I don’t think it’s entirely out of the realm of possibility that Jana could be in some pretty deep sh*t, votes-wise.  Since all that was handed out last night was 9’s & 10’s, I’m going to venture a guess that the margins are actually going to end up being rather small – meaning it’s pretty much going to be up to the fans who advances to the finals and who doesn’t.  And there could be some surprises. Read more..

November 8, 2016 I Written By

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 on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 9 HQ Photos Of The Cast

Don’t you love dancing photos? Awww, heavenly. You can view lots of stunning shots from Dancing With The Stars Week 9 below. Click the photos to see even 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 23 Week 9 – Media, Scores, And Interviews After The Show

What a great night of dancing last night. I was “wowed” by all the couples in some way, but, more on that in Courtney’s new Power Ranking post coming up in a bit. Be watching for it as always and get your reviews ready. For now, let’s review the scores…

Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko (Waltz): 10-10-10-10 from the judges for a perfect 40.
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy (Argentine Tango): 10-10-10-10 from the judges for a perfect 40.
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber (Charleston): 10-10-9-9 from the judges for a total of 38.
Calvin Johnson, Jr. and Lindsay Arnold (Waltz): 9-9-10-9 from the judges for a total 37.
James Hinchcliffe and Jenna Johnson (subbing for the injured Sharna Burgess) (Jazz): 9-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 36.
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough (Samba): 9-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 36.

THE TEAM DANCES:
James & Calvin Team Dance (Paso): 9-9-10-9 from the judges for a total of 37.
Marilu & Terra Team Dance (Jazz): 9-9-9-9 from the judges for a total of 36.
Jana & Laurie Team Dance (Contemporary): 10-10-10-10 for a perfect 40.

For Media starters, People has a few recaps and interviews up. Be sure to read what they have here (and they may post more later). Note that Sharna is still unsure if she will be back next week. I hope she takes all the time she needs to heal up. We want this girl dancing for a long time to come (we are with you all the way on this, Sharna!xx).

But with two weeks left in the season, Burgess is still unsure what her future on the ABC reality dance competition will be.

“I want to say 100 percent,” she said of her chances of being back next week. “But I genuinely thought I 100 percent would be back this week, so it’s hard for me to throw that number out there.”

“I just have to take it day by day and continue to make the right decision for my career,” she continued. “But it’s really difficult. I love every single thing about this season with James. It’s my favorite season and I don’t want to miss out on any of it.”

Then there is this from Glamour:

James wants nothing more than to have his leading lady back, but also knows she has to do what’s best for her long-term health. “Every step I’ve ever taken on a dance floor up until week 8 was with this woman. Every thing I’ve ever learned about dance was from this woman. Losing your rock essentially is incredibly difficult. It helps having her there for rehearsal, but it’s not the same. It isn’t. It’s an extra element we’ve had to deal with as a team. Jenna stepped in and has been great, and no doubt helped out a lot, but I want [Sharna] back on the floor as soon as possible. But I understand. I’m really proud of her because she had [the clear] to dance tonight, but she took care of her knee.”

Added Sharna: “I made a mistake 16 years ago to continue dancing when I shouldn’t, and I ended up with an ACL reconstruction. I wasn’t about to make that mistake this season and be out the rest of this season, out for the tour, out for next season. I, as much as every bone in my body wants to dance on that floor with James, I have to play this right. [Still] it sucks being an adult and making grownup decisions!”

Let’s hope and pray Gleb will be ok too and that he’s not over doing it….

Gleb Savchenko went to immediately ice his knee after the show, but Jana stuck around. “Gleb’s in a lot of pain, but he didn’t want me to dance with anybody else, and that means the world to me.” What about Jana’s rib injury, which viewers haven’t heard much about since earlier in the season? “It still hurts, honestly, but it’s one of those things where it gets better every week. Gleb knows now to touch me there.”

With only two weeks left in the competition, what’s next for Jana after the show? “I’m really looking forward to the holidays. It’ll be my first holiday with my baby girl.” On the career front, “the winter time is a slow time in the business, so I’ll be able to…think about what my next steps are. There’s a lot of moving parts right now, so I want to make the best decision for my family.”

More at Glamour including some really cute photos.

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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.