Hey Everyone! I’m a new blogger for DWTS so I thought I’d let you guys know what to expect from my blogs I will be blogging about the costumes featured on this season and the choreography/technique of the dances and how well (or not so well) each couple performed them! Now that we have that out of the way let me get started!
I absolutely love the costumes that the celebs and pros wear on DWTS and I first wondered how all the costumes got sewn and fitted in time! I googled Randall Christensen, the head wardrobe designer, and found that he only has 3 1/2 days to get costumes made! This has got to be a crazy time during the first weeks of competition since there are so many couples! I also found this AMAZING youtube video interviewing Mr. Christensen about the process:
To me, what makes are great costume is a combination of:
Is the material used appropriate for the dance style?
Is the costume suited for the celeb and pro as a couple?
Does the style of the costume match the style of the dance?
Are the sparkle and shine elements right on for the costume or not quite there?
Are the accessories perfect for the costume or are they to much or to little?
Overall, does the costume compliment the celebrity to showcase their dance strengths instead of their dance weaknesses.
With that said…here are my top 5 favorite costumes and my top 5 train wrecks!
TOP 5 FAVORITES (Season 4 – Present):
Chelsie Hightower and Ty Murray: Season 8
Cheryl Burke and Gilles Marini: Season 8
Julianne Hough and Apolo Anton Ohno: Season 4
Cheryl Burke and Christian de la Fuenta: Season 6
Brooke Burke and Derek Hough: Season 8
TOP 5 TRAIN WRECKS (Season 4 – Present):
Cheryl Burke and Wayne Newton: Season 5
Marie Osmand and Johnathan Roberts: Season 5
Susan Lucci and Tony Dovolani: Season 7
Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks: Season 8
Karina Smirnoff and Steve Wozniak: Season 8
Now it’s your turn! What costumes stand out the most as favorites or train wrecks!
I’m sure I’m missing a ton of things that are happening with all the various stars and professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars 8. However, the traditional Hollywood media always covers every little bit of Dancing with the Stars. I just can’t reasonably keep up.
Despite this major backup, I figured I’d cover a couple things I’d read recently that I thought were interesting about the coming season of Dancing with the Stars.
Let’s start with this video of the handsome actor Gilles Marini and 2 time winner Cheryl Burke on ET:
I love that Cheryl Burke basically rips Gilles Marini for having a bad memory. Kind of surprising since actors should have a good memory after memorizing all those scripts.
Cheryl and Gilles also reveal that Cha Cha is their first dance.
On to Jewel…
I think one of the best reads throughout this season of Dancing with the Stars is going to be Jewel’s blog. I only wish that it was a real blog and not some custom thing, but I’ll leave the tech for my other blog.
Check out a couple recent posts about Jewel’s pain in her knee:
I guess I really over did it on the rehearsal front! My knees have been hurting so badly that I finally broke down and talked to Ty’s knee doctor yesterday. He said I have tendonitis in my knees and that I have to start a course of medicine to try and bring the swelling down. Yuck! It’s mainly my left knee, and I can’t believe I hurt it so badly… Ty warned me I was over doing it, and now he got a big ol’ ‘I told you so’ in. The worst part is that I can’t rehearse for the next couple days. It was just so fun to dance 8 hours a day- especially considering I only had 3 weeks to cram not only for my first dance- cha cha, but to learn the fundamentals of about 6 other dances that I will have to know. But now I’m just worried I won’t even be able to dance! Hopefully these steroids will really do the trick and I can keep bad flare ups at a bay in the future.
Looks like Jewel will be dancing a Cha Cha at the DWTS premiere. I wonder if she’ll have to be tested for performance enhancing drugs (steroids) before she can compete.
You’ll also love this tidbit where Jewel says she’d happily lose Dancing with the Stars in return for being pregnant.
yesterday on the Billy Bush show, Ty said that he thinks his best chance of beating me is if I get pregnant during the show so I would be too tired to dance! Talk about a strategy! Haha… Of course, that would be fine with me if it did happen, so either way would be a win!
Belind Carlisle is comparing herself to Marie Osmond’s experience on DWTS:
Belinda is also taking a page from former “Dancing with the Stars” competitor Marie Osmond in that she has the same partner, is on the NutriSystem diet and will be juggling concert dates at the same time she is on the hit ABC series.
“I figure if Marie can do this and shows at the same time so can I. She’s my role model right now,” she says. Then she jokes, “I can eat a lot more NutriSystem snacks now. It all helps and I love to eat.”
I wonder if Belinda will decide to faint like Marie as well.
Finally, a few quick hits about Shawn Johnson on DWTS.
At 4 feet, 10 inches, Shawn Johnson, who turned 17 in January, was sure that her height would keep her from competing on the hit ABC series, so she says she was honored and surprised when they came to her with an offer.
She has been paired with Mark Ballas, who won the competition with Kristi Yamaguchi — also an Olympic gold medalist, but says that he had to ask her to wear three-inch heels in order for them to partner up.
“I am used to being barefoot [to perform gymnastics], so it is awkward,” she admits.
Shawn admits that she’s used to long hours in the gym and so that helps when doing the long hours on the dance floor. She also said that her first dance will be a Viennese Waltz.
Finally, don’t expect Shawn Johnson to be sharing any outfits with Edyta.
“They’ve actually said that since I’m younger I have to be a little more covered up than usual, just to make sure it’s age appropriate, which I don’t have a problem with, I’m used to being in a leotard, that’s pretty revealing,” she says.
“Dancing with the Stars” premieres Monday, March 9 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Well, my work is done in compiling all of the music from Dancing with the Stars. Here’s links to all of my posts about the music of Dancing with the Stars. Now that the finale has occurred I’ll have to find another hobby.
I’m sure that most of you have heard of the passing of Marie’s father at 90 years of age. It’s a sad even to hit the Osmond’s and another sad moment for a Dancing with the Stars performer.
Amidst the sadness, I’ve read reports that Marie Osmond will stay on Dancing with the Stars despite her father’s death. It’s also being reported that Marie will still be appearing on Oprah with the rest of the Osmond family. My wife confirmed this today when she saw a video on the news of the entire Osmond family getting on a plane in Provo, UT to fly out to be on Oprah. My wife watched to see if we could see her old roommate, whom we affectionately call Big One, but didn’t see her getting on the plane. I think we might have to place a call and see if she made it on Oprah. My wife said the special Osmond episode of Oprah is scheduled to play Friday.