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Weekly Guest Poem For DWTS18 Week 3: “Years Of The Dance”

I don’t know how Lois comes up with so many great poems for Dancing With The Stars, but, here she does it again and in the perfect way for this past week…

YEARS OF THE DANCE

YEARS OF THE DANCE, recreating moments in time
Mesmerizing, marvelous, magical, moving, majestic

YEARS OF THE DANCE, chosen to recreate memories
To interpret a special story on the floor of the dance

YEARS OF THE DANCE, recreating triumph, tears, joy
A spectacular evening of dance, a magnificent display

MERYL DAVIS AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY – FOXTROT
A 17 YEAR JOURNEY OF A SKATING PARTNERSHIP
TO OLYMPIC GOLD

A concerto on the dance floor, a delicate love story
M & M – Full of sweetness, delicious and dynamic

DREW CAREY AND CHERYL BURKE – WALTZ
2005 – A SON IS BORN – NAME OF CONNOR:

A whimsical dance full of whirling, twirling, swirling
Charming, full of soul – a father and son embracing

PETA MURGATROYD AND JAMES MASLOW – JIVE
2007 – TIMES OF BEING BULLIED

A snappy-happy, toe-tappy dance, vibrant, alive
An explosive, lightning strike victory celebration

CODY SIMPSON AND WITNEY CARSON – JAZZ
2010 – BEGINNING OF A MUSICAL CAREER
MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES

A personal song, SURFBOARD, a Cody original
Jazzy for the present, abstract, owning the floor

VAL CHMERKOVSKIY AND DANICA MCKELLAR
CONTEMPORARY – 2010 – BIRTH OF A SON – DRACO
MOURNING A GRANDMOTHER

A dance of memorial, a dance of new life, graceful
Fluid, beautiful, delicate, enchanting, embracing a son

NENE LEAKES AND TONY. DOVOLONI – RUMBA
2013 – A SECOND CHANCE AT A HUSBAND’S LOVE

A lyrical, flowing dance of beauty, of celebration
Sensual, full of passion, depiction of one true love

AMY PURDY – DEREK HOUGH – CONTEMPORARY
1999 – A YEAR THAT CHANGED A LIFE FOREVER
A FATHER’S GIFTING TWICE OF LIFE

A dance immensely inspirational, an interpretation
Of the beauty of life, tears of joy flowing like a river

CANDACE CAMERON AND MARK BALLAS – JIVE
1995 – LEAVING A TV FAMILY – A BETROTHAL

An Elvis inspiration of joy of a new partnership
Sharp, clean, a proper, snazzy–jazzy joyful jive

CHARLIE WHITE AND SHARNA BURGESS – JIVE
2010 – 2014 – A JOURNEY TO OLYMPIC GOLD

A dancing Happy Hour on the ballroom landscape
Light as air, light on the feet, dynamite extravaganza

EMMA SLATER AND BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – WALTZ

A story of life was not able to be danced on the floor
Billy Dee danced into our hearts, we bid him adieu

YEARS OF THE DANCE, stories told through dance
Interpretations of deep personal feelings of the heart

The most brilliant night in the ballroom in 18 seasons
Dancing reaching new heights to the ballroom rafters

YEARS OF THE DANCE, we all have a story to tell
Dance to the music written to the beats of your heart!

Written By Lois A Troutman, April 2, 2014

A SPECIAL NIGHT OF PERSONAL INTERPRETATION IN THE BALLROOM!
TEARS FLOWING LIKE A RIVER, TUGGING AT THE STRINGS OF OUR HEARTS!

NEXT MONDAY NIGHT – A SWITCH-UP OF PARTNERS! I AM EMBRACING
THIS NOVEL CONCEPT AS THE ENTERTAINMENT IT WILL BE!

April 2, 2014 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.

Afterbuzz And Paul Karmiryan Review DWTS18 Week 3: Do you agree or disagree?

Below is the new Afterbuzz Dancing With The Stars episode and it’s a great one at that again! This time their special guest is “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Paul Karmiryan! I’m excited on this guest as I saw him in “Ballroom With A Twist” in February and he was fantastic….full of lots of energy and passion. He totally captured my attention in dances like this….

*Awwww, memories and dreams true. Sharna, Gleb, Paul take me there again* Dies

Ok, so onto the new Afterbuzz episode. I agreed with them on everything except for Suri on Tony and NeNe. She says Tony has been working out and planned to take off his shirt. She thought it worked for the dance and liked Nene without shoes. Anna was dead on about Maks and Meryl’s dance too in my opinion. It seemed more like a Contemporary dance and he’s not challenging her enough. Lot’s more below. Let us know if you agree or disagree with them. I may have more thoughts in comments. Also, special thanks to Kristyn for mentioning us in her blog on our Switch Up research before she introduced the new Afterbuzz episode. She rocks! Court and Heidi may have more to report on that in this post too. xxx

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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.

ABC Releases Details For Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Week 4

ABC MediaNet has released details on next week’s Dancing With The Stars. As previously reported, next week is the Switch Up dance. It won’t be until that time that the new couples will be revealed. Julianne Hough will be the guest judge. Also, for the first time, the Macy’s Stars of Dance will be back with “oversight” by Derek Hough!! NOTE: There is a lot of controversial talk on the Switch Up voting currently and whether our votes counted or not. For more, see this post for some news that came out last night.

ETA: According to this tweet by George Pennacchio, this is how the votes will go down for the next elimination to take place on April 14th…

OK #DWTS fans, the info you’ve been asking about: ABC says scores & votes from 3/31 & 4/7 will be combined to eliminate one couple on 4/14.

George also tweeted this about the viewer votings…

@jl2285 I’m confident producers went with the viewer votes. I say just enjoy the week ahead.

“Episode 1804” – The votes are in and for the first time ever celebrities will switch professional dance partners on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, APRIL 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This past week, America was given the power to vote and change celebrity and professional dance pairings and now each star must face this new challenge. The new couples will be revealed live for the first time throughout the evening. The show will begin with an opening number featuring the entire cast followed by each celebrity tackling a new style of dance with their new partner. Additionally, two-time professional “Dancing with the Stars” champion, Julianne Hough, will return to guest judge for the second time alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

“Macy’s Stars of Dance” returns for its first installment of the season with creative oversight by Emmy® Award-winning Choreographer and Pro Dancer, Derek Hough. The unique performance will showcase explosive choreography that blends Latin and contemporary dance styles and will feature both the Pro and Troupe dancers. The piece will also feature “So You Think You Can Dance” all-star Kathryn McCormick.

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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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Writes Of What Makes DWTS So Incredible, Switch Up Couples Find Out Partners Today

Carrie Ann Inaba writes all about Dancing With The Stars last night at Parade.com. Below she talks of judging and also reminds us of what makes Dancing With The Stars so incredible in a “Dancing Democracy” way. She also mentions how the couples find out today who their new partners are going to be for the upcoming week! More below….

So, let’s get to the dances! Wow! I was truly impressed with the dances last night. Normally, the “most memorable year” night of dancing is the most challenging to judge. When a star has just shared an intimate detail of their life, a vulnerable time, or a challenging time, and then they dance poorly, it’s truly heart-wrenching as a judge to have to give them a bad score. This is often the time of the season where the fans of the stars will get extremely protective over their “favorites.” It’s completely understandable and beautiful, but this is when it can get very negative on social media because the fans will misunderstand the judgement of the dance for the judgement of the person. Now, we don’t judge the person; we judge the dancing and the performance. And most of the time, we care just as much as everyone else about these special, talented people who have courageously taken on this challenge to be on Dancing with the Stars. But if we don’t judge them with a critical and professional eye, there’s no point to the competition. And I’d like to remind everyone that what makes DWTS so incredible is that it is a combination of scoring and the audience and viewer votes that decides the fates of our celebs. It’s a democracy! It’s a Dancing Democracy. So vote. Oh, speaking of voting. Today is the day they tell the couples who their new partner is going to be for the upcoming week! Talk about a “SWITCH UP.” After last night’s incredible performances I almost don’t want to see them switch, but at the same time, how very interesting and what an amazing experiment it is to do this. It will be quite the psychological thriller if you ask me. I won’t know until Monday as well…and I’m chomping at the bit.

For a personal review of each couple, see Parade.com.

April 1, 2014 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.

PureDWTS Season 18 Week 3 Interviews Part 2 (Videos)

Back again and this time with some new interviews with George Pennacchio from On The Red Carpet. Don’t you just love him?! Lot’s of Switch Up Dance talk here. Note how they are more relaxed now that they can go back to their original partners after the switch up dance. Check it out!

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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.

Good Morning America Coverage Of DWTS Season 18 Week 3, Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater Interviewed

Thanks to the Vocal Vault and their quickness too, below is some Good Morning America coverage of Dancing With The Stars. They spotlight Robin Roberts and how well she did judging the show. Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater are interviewed too. He talks all about why he had to bow out of the show. I don’t blame him. What a class act….both of them!!

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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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars Media After Dance Night Week 3

Wow! What a night full of stellar dancing!! Here are the judges scores again in case you missed them…

NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 35
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 36
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 30
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 36
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 39
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 32
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36

For media starters, see the Daily Mail for a beautiful write-up of the night. On The Red Carpet also has some breathtaking shots of all the couples.

Also, George Pennacchio from ABC7 has some video coverage and a fun summary. ADDING: Note how George mentions there is no elimination next week …thank goodness. Hopefully, we will see more with him later at On The Red Carpet.

And what would we do without good ol’ Henry from PopTVDotCom with some of the cast after the show again….

Also, Derek Hough, Amy Purdy, and some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars attended his “Make Your Move 3D” premiere in Hollywood last night. For lots of fun coverage including videos and photos, see Pure Derek Hough as soon as you can. Below is one video where Derek talks on Amy, tap dancing, and more….

Below is a bit of GMA coverage too…


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More coming up! Stay tuned!! ;) xx

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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.

DWTS Season 18, Week 3 – Let’s Recap Tonight’s Show! (Spoilers)

Geez. George Pennachio says there is a surprise in the first half hour.

Like we need more surprises. :::sigh:::

I know! Let’s drink every time there is a camera screw up. Wait…I don’t have enough booze….

Great opening dance by James. He got a tiny bit off time in a couple spots….but this guy is a contender, for reals.

ETA: So Billy Dee is out due to injury. No more elimination or not?? I suspect not since they aren’t doing that stupid elmin stuff before each dance, thank god.

Great dance by Nene. And line of the night goes to Derek Hough: “This lil’ munchkin is ready for you!!” Right to Nene. :-)

ETA2: Forgot to add to my last update that they made it pretty clear that the switch is for one week then they go back to their original partners. It sounds like no more voting – I’m afraid to hope for that to be true.

Liked Danica and Val’s dance very much, but she struck me as a bit melodramatic and not quite real in her package. I’m afraid that’s just her.

ETA3: Beautiful dance by Meryl and Maks but that was in NO WAY a foxtrot…yet no one said a word about it. Bet they would have if Meryl was dancing with Derek. Interesting how now the couples are definitely going back to each other after next week AND they get 10s on a non-foxtrot. I wonder if someone had a fit? :-) Besides most of the fans, I mean. I doubt they listen to us, so what happened? Not that I’m complaining about that part – I’m glad.

March 31, 2014 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. :-)

Maks Chmerkovskiy Talks About Meryl Davis And DWTS In A New Celebrity Bite

Below is Maks Chmerkovskiy talking in a MSN Celebrity Bite. He explains why he came back to Dancing With The Stars. He says Meryl Davis is the closest he’s come to ‘dancing with normal people’ since she isn’t dramatic, etc. He also talks of how he’s not doing the show again to win a trophy. If he never wins Dancing With The Stars, that’s ok. It was about meeting the people he has and the experience. Lot’s more below with Maks!

ETA: Don’t miss reading a fun new interview with Meryl at Team USA. She talks of ice skating and the new “Stars On Ice” tour with ice dancing Charlie White. Below is a take for what they asked her about her new dance and the switch up dance on Dancing With The Stars. More at the link. Thanks to Anna for sending.


For the first time in the show’s history, contestants will be switching partners Monday night based on fan voting. How do you feel about the switch-up, and is there anyone you’d like to be partnered with?

I’m not a fan of the idea of the switch-up. I feel so comfortable because I’m in the rhythm that Maks and I have developed over the past couple weeks. I’m not encouraging any specific partnership, I think I’ll just go with whomever the audience votes for, especially since it’s required we switch partners and it’s happening, but I hope we switch back.

How are you feeling about your upcoming dance, the foxtrot?

I’m enjoying it. It’s been nice that we’ve had some variety, whether it’s swing, foxtrot or cha-cha, they’re all different. It’s been nice to experience drastically different dances right off the bat.

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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.

DWTS Season 18, Week 3: Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Okay, time to start a new week. :::sigh::: Like I said in my Dancing by the Numbers post – did everyone vote or are we going to have a “shocking elimination” somewhere in this mix??  It was horrid how they eliminated Diana and I hope they go back to the way they did it last season. This way was just distasteful. Combine that with all the switch up nonsense…well, can we go back to the show I loved, because I neither recognize nor enjoy this one. Hell, it’s Sunday and I haven’t watched all of last week’s show – I keep finding other things to do. Yo, producers – it’s week 3 and I’m already OVER this show – this should be a sign. Every season you lose me a little bit more. But hey, I guess I’m not in your desirable demographic, eh? Tell me – what you gonna do when your undesirables have left you and you still haven’t moved up in the coveted demo?? Get cancelled, that’s what.

But hey, this week is going to be a Full House Reunion week! According to E! Online, anyway:

WTS is planning something of a Full House reunion for Monday’s show, sources excluslively confirm to E! News.

“It’s the Most Memorable Year theme this week,” explains one insider, “and there are definitely going to be a lot of tears, but also some really inspiring stories! Candace Cameron Bure is going to be talking about her days on Full House and the cast is going to be in the audience to support her.”

That’s sure to bring in the young’uns. Um, only NOT. :-)

So who’s dancing what? Well, DanicaNotADancer was blessed to be given contemporary, although the C-bros don’t really seem to have a great knack for choreographing it.  Amy is using new feet – swimming feet, to be exact – in this dance which just amazes me. This woman is BRAVE. And I’m a nervous wreck watching her dance, praying something catastrophic doesn’t happen. Knowing Derek, though, he’s probably planned for that. What’s up with all the Jives in “Most Memorable” week?? Is that weird? And I find it a bit funny that Charlie and Meryl have spent the better part of their lives together, yet one is doing Jive and the other is doing Foxtrot. Hmmm…interesting. I also wonder if Meryl will get the comments about the height disparity that Cody and Witney got. Somehow I doubt it. I also see that Tony has Nene in flats again – will they get called on it? Somehow I doubt that too.

I don’t have the best track record when it comes to dance order this season, especially if they keep on the way they did last week. Yikes.

Charlie and Sharna – Jive (Music: Happy by Pharell – I think)
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Danica and Val – Contemporary
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James and Peta – Jive
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Drew and Cheryl – Waltz
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Amy and Derek – Contemporary
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Candace and Mark – Jive
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Meryl and Maks – Foxtrot (Music: All of Me by John Legend)
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Billy Dee and Emma – Waltz
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Cody and Witney – Jazz (Music: Surfboard by Cody Simpson)
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NeNe And Tony – Rumba
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March 30, 2014 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. :-)