I’m loving this so far. Check it out. And note how Nastia Liukin (who has been rumored in the past to do Dancing With The Stars) is in this too…
And so the Ice Bucket Challenges begin… and all for such a great cause!! For starters, below is Karina Smirnoff and Mark Ballas taking the plunge. Hilarious! We’ll add more as we see them. So, keep stopping back….
Mark Ballas was interviewed by Robin Antin of Podcast One. They talk of when he started singing and how Dancing With The Stars came to be. They also talk about his new music. He’s really excited about the new release of “Miss Incredible” and the official video. He performs too (love that falsetto). Also, he tells the story of how he met Derek Hough. Excellent. Check it out at this link.
Great interview!! Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Cheryl Burke talk on the new season, new pros, and more!
Hi all!! Decided to start a new post because the other one was getting cluttered and would be hard to read for anyone coming back for the first time in a while. Click to read the old post.
I was watching GMA at the beginning and they teased nothing – which means I have to wait until they go to the first commercial. Boo.
ETA: Vogue here! GMA just said the announcement was soon coming. Will Derek Hough be back, they ask? We will soon find out!!
ETA: I’m back! They just teased it again, not mentioning any single pro, but showing Cheryl and Drew.
ETA: They just showed their play room with all the screens with big question marks and asked “Maks? Derek? Who will be back and what will their role be??”
ETA4: Okay, there are four pros in studio. I’m guessing Cheryl and Mark. Not sure of the other two. And then they show a child photo of Karina – I take it as she’s IN. They showed Maks/Meryl, Derek’s Ameska Macy’s and Cheryl/Drew – clues.
ETA5: Latest tease shows Derek and Jennie Garth and says 8:22 is the time for the reveal. Ask again about Derek and Maks’ role. Asked if they would be going “head to head”. Um, yeah, Derek is super competitive. :::rolls eyes:::
ETA6: Cheryl is in Studio and competing. Tony is in studio. Karina also in studio, along with Val. Switch up is back. Results show the first two weeks. Len gone for part of season. There will be some “guest judges”. COMMERCIAL/Local News Break.
ETA7: Next…Mark Ballas. See below for the rest. Can’t say I’m happy Derek is back. No vacay for Heidi. I was typing as I went and just realized no Sharna. Kinda devastated about that. Also, no Gleb in the pro lineup despite his wife’s tweet. He must be back in the troupe.
The starting positions below are based on the individual pro’s status last season. Troupe is still unknown. Read more..
CJOnline is reporting that Miss Kansas 2009 won Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas’ video contest for “Miss Incredible”. What a cool pick!! I’m loving the idea behind this video. Here is more and be sure to visit the link for more.
Becki Walenz has been living a relatively quiet — or, rather, musical — life since she was Miss Kansas in 2009.
But the Kansas State University trumpet instructor will be putting her musical talent back in the public eye in the music video for “Dancing with the Stars”-famed Mark Ballas’ latest single, “Miss Incredible.”
A news release from Walenz, 26, said she saw a contest on Twitter called “I’m Miss Incredible.” The contest, open to any U.S. woman that was “doing amazing things to enhance their lives and the lives of others,” was a casting call for Ballas’ music video. The singer-songwriter’s video will feature multiple women in their roles as “Miss Incredible.”
In his video call for auditions, Ballas said he was “raised by an incredible woman,” inspiring him to recognize other incredible women for what they do.
Walenz’ audition video was confirmed as a winner a week after submission. Walenz plays trumpet in the KSU Faculty Brass Quintet and Salina Symphony Orchestra in addition to her work as an instructor at Kansas State University and Kansas Wesleyan University.
I know that Vogue and I did posts about the new TV Show with Mark, and Derek’s movie has been mentioned in the past, but I thought I’d give a little update. The DVD for “Make Your Move” is out and got a pretty great review which you can read part of on PureDerekHough.
Vogue and I are continually updating purederekhough.com, so head over there if you need or want more info.
If you head to Direct Lyrics, you can read the lyrics to Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas’ new song “Miss Incredible”. You can also view the single cover (which we previously reported on) and another new photo from the same series. Also note that the single release on iTunes has been moved up to Sunday, August 3rd!! You can pre-order it here.