Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…
Maybe one of these days I’ll get my numbers done some time during the week. Is anyone even HERE on a Saturday besides me? It’s cold and wet outside, and I’ve been away for weeks, so I’m enjoying myself. ETA: Being away made me miss that supposedly this weeks elimination will be the result of Week 2/Night 2 scores and votes combined with Week 3 scores and votes. The result of me adding in Week 2/Night 2 are rather interesting. Scroll to the bottom if you’ve already read the first installment.
I was working on the assumption that Gary would be the next to go, despite how entertaining he is, because he’s not a great dancer and he’s crazy and he’s been “in jeopardy” a couple times. As a refresher, remember that sometimes being in jeopardy is a warning sign and sometimes it’s meaningless…and sometimes they want the person in jeopardy to get some votes (see: Andy). We don’t usually know until the end of the season how they’re using it. Anyway, I was working on the assumption that it was Gary, but then I looked at the scores. Now I’m not so sure. At all. Read more..
Sports Bavada has posted their new odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3. Take a look below and see if you agree. Let us know in comments. In my opinion, Bindi is too low…and same with Alek. I’d be putting her at first or second…or tied with Nick for first. Everyone else may be about right.
Nick Carter +200 +
Alexa PenaVega +225 +
Carlos PenaVega +700 +
Tamar Braxton +700 +
Alek Skarlatos +700 +
Bindi Irwin +800 +
Hayes Grier +1200 +
Andy Grammer +1600 +
Gary Busey +5000 +
Paula Deen +10000 +
There are also some Odds posted at Broadway World. Bindi is first in their odds. I think I like these odds better, but, I think Paula should be last.
Heidi and Courtney, what do you think?
Courtney: Hmmm…these seem wonky to me. I don’t think Alexa should be nearly that high – I think that Alek, Bindi, Hayes, and even Tamar might have a better shot at the MBT. Truth be told, I’m a little uncertain of just who is voting for Alexa – are there really a ton of Spy Kids fans around? And I would put Bindi at about even odds with Nick – with Alek not far behind. As I’ve witnessed from the switch-up voting – Alek seems to have surged to the top of a lot of folks’ lists as the “guy to beat” this season. Also probably helps that he’s just kind of an awesome human being, too Surprisingly, I’ve found a lot of folks have yet to be really impressed by Nick – I hear the words “intense” and “hard to connect to” thrown around a lot. Is he perhaps more of a Kendra Wilkinson than an Alfonso Ribeiro? I also think Gary is on his way out – so I’d swap he & Paula in the odds. I think the only one that’s about right on the money is Andy – I see him possibly being an early exit.
Heidi: Twitter noise is notoriously faulty when it comes to predicting winners, don’t forget. I’m as big a Derek fan as they come and I think I’ve cast five whole twitter votes – and for several different partners. Alek will do well as long as his scores hold up, but we haven’t gotten to any fun latin dances yet. I think that Nick is still the guy to beat with women of a certain age who aren’t broadcasting it on twitter…but I don’t know if that will hold up for long, because I do agree that Alek is gaining ground. Nick needs to get out of his head or he’ll find himself on the outside of the Top 2 looking in. I very much agree on Alexa – way too high. Where this is coming from I just don’t know. Carlos too, for that matter. Alexa is behind Bindi, Nick and Tamar in the BW odds and I think THAT is still too high. Both sets of odds also have Hayes too low, I think. Ultimately, Bindi, Nick and Alek are likely to be at the top in the end, along with Hayes and Tamar. Alexa or Carlos could sneak into the top 5 if Alek’s latin is not good…but I wouldn’t count on it. I think Andy and Alexa are going to be surprisingly early boots, with Carlos out in 6th place unless he suddenly comes on strong. That’s my very long way of saying – these odds are a mess and BW is marginally better. Marginally. They do kinda make me want to put some money on Bindi, though…
Below is the new press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. For more dance information, see this post.
Dancing with the Stars: 2104 (10/5)
IT’S A NIGHT TO REMEMBER AS THE 10 REMAINING CELEBRITIES COMMEMORATE THEIR “MOST MEMORABLE YEAR” ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
At the End of the Night One Couple Will Be Sent Home
Each celebrity will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year on “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE on MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrity’s choosing that encompasses a memorable time, or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances promise to showcase some of the most exciting choreography and emotionally powerful routines of the season yet. Viewers can expect to see Nick Carter dancing to a Backstreet Boys hit song, Gary Busey paying homage to Buddy Holly, and Bindi Irwin commemorating her father, to name a few. At the end of evening, one couple will be eliminated from the ballroom competition.
The remaining couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – “Wake Me Up” by Avicii f. Aloe Blacc
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – “Mama Said” by The Shirelles
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – “Good to be Alive” by Andy Grammer
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – “Every Breath You Take” by Aaron Krause f. Liza Anne
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – “Amazing Grace” by Ray Chew Live
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – “That’ll Be the Day” by Buddy Holly
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” by Backstreet Boys
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – “King” by Tamar Braxton
Twitter voting for the “Switch Up” continues, and the public can continue to vote throughout Monday’s program. To vote, viewers must Tweet using #DWTS followed by the first name of the celebrity and the first name of the professional dancer. For example, to pair up celebrity Tamar Braxton and professional dancer Mark Ballas, use the Tweet “#DWTSTAMARMARK.” In addition, www.ABC.com will have a page dedicated to assisting viewers in casting their votes. There is no limit on the number of votes one person can cast. Voting for the “Switch Up” remains open until Monday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m., ET.
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy®-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.
For week four, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is producer of Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY) and the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO).
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Mark Ballas and BC Jean were on KTLA this morning! They performed “Roses and Violets” and Mark talks on Dancing With The Stars. If you want to see their performance on I Heart Radio yesterday too, see this Periscope link.
AH, DWTS! That show we know and love and occasionally strongly dislike. What would we ever do without its constant need to create as much drama as possible? Sometimes I think that we should have a running tally of all of the…. Crud… that they make us wade through and revisit during the down time after the season is over. I’m not sure how to find the humor in some of it, however.
This week’s biggest manufactured dramas is still ongoing, and has BY FAR surpassed the rest of the manufactured drama from those silly scripted packages (but at least trying to get the gullible public into thinking Alek is interested in Lindsay’s other childhood best friend keeps the public’s eyes off the real budding romance. Need to find some silver lining in the whole thing. Afterall, they owe them that much, especially after what they did last season). Yes, Kim’s stroke. Yes, I do believe that her leaving the show is the BEST thing for her and for her family. How TPTB went about it was wrong, and in my opinion, only meant to create the drama we now have. It’s creating some free publicity for the show, and they only had to COMPLETELY BLINDSIDE one of their pros and a celebrity they knew could quickly and easily create the buzz they want! Don’t make Tom be the bad guy, do the dirty work yourselves!
Carrie Ann addresses it quickly in her Parade blog by saying:
Last night’s sudden elimination of Kim Zolciak Biermann was a shocker. It was the first time in 21 seasons of Dancing with the Stars that anyone had to be dismissed from the competition due to her inability to perform. Kim was unable to dance last night after suffering a mini stroke last week while traveling. I wish her a speedy recovery and hope that she now has the time to take good care of herself. This was a first for DWTS. In past seasons, Dorothy Hamill, Jewel and Nancy O’Dell dropped out of the competition due to injuries, but they did so willingly. Jewel and Nancy O’Dell dropped out right before the season started back in 2009. And Dorothy Hamill pulled out of the competition mid-season due to a serious back injury in 2013. Injuries are a scary part of the territory of being on DWTS. A stroke is a whole different thing. And it’s very serious. So take care Kim, we are all rooting for you!
Hmmm… I don’t know what to think about what she says. What are your thoughts?
Carrie Ann’s highlight dances were Nick and Sharna’s, Alexa and Mark’s, Tamar and Val’s, Alek and Lindsay’s and Bindi and Derek’s. And she spends some time to give advice to the rest of the group, so go over there to check out what she has to say.
And Julianne’s weekly fashion blog over at InStyle has been posted with some behind the scenes. And surprisingly enough, SHE did her own make up on Monday! And I loved it, she did a great job! And yellow is definitely a great color on her.
I want to end this on a happy note, so if you want a good case of AWWWW and possibly some melted insides, check out this recent post from Washington Post sports page, they interviewed Julianne’s fiance, Brooks Laich.
Also, who wore it better this week: Julianne or Carrie Ann?
I was hoping for some performance shots, but, so far only Photo Ops have come out of the cast of Dancing With The Stars this week. You can click on any of the photos below to see more. So, who had your favorite costume or look this week? I loved them all….but, Nick and Sharna were my favorite. Carrie Ann Inaba’s dress was out of this world for me too! Let us know what you think.
Kristyn Burtt, DivaDarv, Jake Dupree, Suri Serano, and their guest Keo Motsepe talk about Dancing With The Stars Week 3. It starts at 4:10pm Pacific time. You can watch it go down LIVE or after the show if you like in the video below. As always, let us know what you think in comments.