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PureDWTS Season 21 Finale Night 2 Media And Interviews, CONGRATULATIONS Bindi Irwin And Derek Hough

Where do we start? I’m so excited about Derek and Bindi winning!! And huge kudos to Nick Carter and Alek Skarlatos as well. They are all winners and class acts! What a season! With an exception to a couple of bumps, it was one of my favorites. For media and interviews, first visit E Online for some cool interviews. Also, see Pure Derek Hough for new interviews, photos, and screencaps with Bindi and Derek. Below is more. Be sure to read all the links for the full articles and interviews.

From People:

After her win, Irwin told PEOPLE she was in disbelief.

“This has been such a special experience. I can’t believe this has happened,” Irwin told PEOPLE. Carter, who landed in second place, shouted his congrats to the new champion.

“I’ve grown a ton doing this show and I learned things that I’ll take with me the rest of my life,” Carter told PEOPLE afterwards.

Skarlatos landed in third place, with the Paris train hero calling the show “the craziest ride” of his life.

“I could have gotten fifth or sixth place and still been happy,” he told PEOPLE. “Getting third is just gravy. I never thought I’d ever do anything like this at all.”

From FOX411: Read more..

November 25, 2015 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 21 THE FINALE Night Two – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Who’s going to win!! Not too much longer till we find out. :-)

Because it’s the finale, it’s really important you remember the rule below:

NOTE: DO NOT POST ONE LINER COMMENTS AND CONTINUALLY REFRESH THE PAGE!! It’s the finale – breaking the rules might get you temporarily banned. The traffic is too high for this. Please walk away from the computer for a few minutes after commenting so others have a chance without the site shutting down. Thx.

T-minus 30 minutes…

LOVED the opening number. Made me get in the Christmas spirit.

Alfonso is rooting for Bindi…and the staging in the Ballroom is hopeful. Don’t disappoint me DWTS.

Holy crap, this show is two hours long?? CRAP.

Kim and Hayes seem like eons ago, actually.  She has less rhythm than I remember. Music is live since the just screwed it up.

I still love you, Victor, you little ball of fun hips. 😀

Haha Tom Bergeron!!

Hayley makes a damn good Maryanne.

That “Carlos, yer gonna die, hahaha” from Alek KILLS me every time. 😀

I see two male pros that I don’t recognize, and one female earlier. Who are these people?

So, Victor redid his dance with the sombrero and it actually stuck this time. :-) But did he fall down? I turned away for one second. I was watching Bindi and Derek on All Access.

Andy Grammer singing “Right about now” – great job. Love that song.

Bwah – Gary made those outtakes. Then when his dance is starting him looking at Anna going “WHAT??”

LOVE THIS SONG “Xs and Os” I think it’s called?

Seems like Alexa and Mark’s Breaking Bad dance was danced with more confidence by Alexa this time around. I dug it.

Gary is the reason why little kids cry when they see Santa. :-) Loved that bit – Gary as Santa, Paula as Mrs Clause and Victor as an Elf. :-)

Congrats to Mark Ballas and BC Jean! I think they have a hit on their hands. I’m seriously addicted to that song “Roses and Violets”.

Andy Grammer and Chaka Kahn?? Perfection.  And I love all the dancing going on on this finale – actual BALLROOM. Take notes Rob Wade – there is no reason the whole season can’t be like this.

Okay, the fusion.

First is Nick, who had a rough transition to Salsa and she didn’t really fuse the dances – they actually stopped right in the middle and switched styles.

But of course, Julianne is going to stand up and rave with OTT praise.  It’d give it a 28 or 29, but I imagine it will get a 30.

Lindsay: “Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle, let’s friken dance” LOL

Notice how Alek and Lindsay switched styles without stopping the dance? Pretty damn good. Better than Nick.

I suspect based on what Julianne just said, that they’re leveling the scores tonight, that whole “We have to remember this was 24 hours..”  Okay forget I said that, they just lowballed him. He actually danced better than Nick did.

Bindi makes me fucking cry in her package for a damn ChaCha AT!! This girl!! Unbelievable.

Nick actually has a very good singing voice. Like this song. Showing highlights from all three couples. Very nice.

THIRD PLACE – Alek Skarlatos. I think that 6 point deficit did him in.

And the winner is…

BINDI IRWIN!!!

I have to say, Bruno and Julianne lifted Bindi up…even Sharna and and Nick cheered for Bindi. And Bindi almost gives Tony a concussion with the Trophy.  I’m crying.

November 24, 2015 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. :-)

PureDWTS 21 Finals Night 2: Watch DWTS All Access “Behind The Scenes” HERE!

Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below.

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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 Season 21 THE FINALE Night One – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Okay all – this is it. The end of another season. Don’t know what’s going to happen, but I hope the dancing is good. :-)

Because it’s the finale, it’s really important you remember the rule below:

NOTE: DO NOT POST ONE LINER COMMENTS AND CONTINUALLY REFRESH THE PAGE!! It’s the finale – breaking the rules might get you temporarily banned. The traffic is too high for this. Please walk away from the computer for a few minutes after commenting so others have a chance without the site shutting down. Thx.

I’m going to leave comment moderation turned off for now. Behave. :-)

T-minus 30 minutes…

Here we go…our male pros wearing far more clothing than most of them are used to. :-)

Carlos foxtrot started out looking like an AT or something, with the walk, the pose, the colors. Wonder if it counts as a lift if she has her hand on the floor but not her feet….

Sexiest foxtrot?? Really, it was a decent dance, but it seems un-foxtrot like – they got hosed by the song.

Alek’s arms are still weird, but he has improved tremendously. Huge lift right in the middle of the dance. Wonder if their coach will call it. Also of note – CAI’s attitude when she was with them was very down.

Heard on All Access – ALEXA is going to be in Carlos’ freestyle. Derek and Bindi are non-stop practicing backstage.

Beautiful flashback to the DWTS of old – Meghan Trainor singing while Peta and Artem dance. Gorgeous.

This Jive from Nick is going in and out. In sync, then out of sync, clean, then messy. If he gets a perfect score for this I call foul.

Yeahhhhh…..guess I can see better on TV. Definitely better than some he’s done, but not perfect.

Come on, Bindi!! Holy crap…I don’t think I breathed during that whole dance. I never would have lasted – unbelievable.

Well, I had a lot more written but I lost it because I can’t update the site because people are refreshing too much.

I will just say that I didn’t really care for either Carlos or Alek’s freestyles, although I liked Alek’s better. Me not liking it could be in large part to being pissed I couldn’t get on the site. Witney borrowed a bit heavily from MOVE Live on Tour, with the lights and the formation at the beginning of hers. And I tended to lose Alek and Lindsay in parts of their dance.

And they change the order. Bindi just got seriously hosed. I’mma be pissed. There better be a damn good reason.

Bindi and Derek slayed that. I’m all weepy now, thanks. Derek putting that photo up there without telling Bindi. Wow.

Er…that’s it?? I mean, it was good, but it was just like a dance he did earlier in the season and totally expected. :::sigh:::

Notice in that last shot the only person with their hands not on the MBT?? Bindi and Derek.

First Safe is Alek…

Then Bindi….

And (as predicted) Carlos and Witney were eliminated.

ETA: Because I’m not sure where else to put this, here are the three dances for the 24-hour Dance Challenge.  -Court-

Nick & Sharna – Tango/Salsa
Bindi & Derek – Argentine tango/Cha-Cha
Alek & Lindsay – Tango/? (source only knew that each fusion had tango in it)

November 23, 2015 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. :-)

PureDWTS 21 Finals: Watch DWTS All Access “Behind The Scenes” HERE!

Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below.

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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 Mark Ballas And BC Jean Among Lineup For Star-Studded Rock the Schools Concert

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean will be performing with BC Jean at Rock the Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash on December 10m 2015. This would be a cool concert to attend in you live or want to visit to LA area. Also, the money goes to an excellent cause. More below and at this link.

Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 2015 –(PR.com)– Johnny Rzeznik, Jordin Sparks, Mark Ballas and AJ McLean among the lineup for the Star-Studded Rock the Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash to support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Los Angeles, CA On Thursday, December 10th, Promenade PR and Entertainment Group will present the 5th annual Rock The Schools concert, a star-studded event featuring Johnny Rzeznick, Jordin Sparks, Mark Ballas and more at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA.

This intimate, acoustic show will be co-headlined by Johnny Rzeznick (Goo Goo Dolls) and Jordin Sparks (winner of season 6 of “American Idol”). Other performers include Alexander Jean, a new duo project featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean, Musician Aaron Carter, Actress/Musician, Karen David, star of ABC’s “Galavant” and introducing Madi Wolf. More stars TBA. Special pre-show VIP party will be hosted by AJ McLean (of the Backstreet Boys) and more celebrities TBA. The show will be hosted by iHeartRadio On-Air Talent, Nathan Fast from KIIS FM. As with previous years, surprise special guests can be expected.

November 20, 2015 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.

New Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas Interview With DivaDarv, Alexa PenaVega Makes Rice Krizzle Treats – Videos

DivaDarv talked to Mark Ballas about what it was like to work with Alexa PenaVega on this season of Dancing With The Stars. He also talks on the trio dance with Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin last week and lots more. Great interview!

Also, below is Alexa PenaVega making some Rice Krizzle Treats on Periscope last night. Thanks to @Idolxfactor for recording….

November 19, 2015 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.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – A Potpourri of Dance – Semi-Finals Swing Style

I will preface my writing with my continued thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims of the Paris attacks. Also, for the entire situation, the ramifications near, far and wide. God be with Paris and God be with us all.

My heartfelt sympathies also for the death of the father of fellow columnist Voguerista. God be with her and her family.

Season 21 is drawing to a close. How can that be! It seems like we just saw the Cast Announcement on Good Morning America. The journeys of the cast have been highlighted culminating in the four pairs who have advanced to the Semi-Finals. A potpourri of many styles of dancing were highlighted.

The opening was another unique feat of choreography by Mandy Moore. Featuring circles of light and interchangeable pairs, the pros were in the spotlights! Albeit brief, the opening was a prelude to the introduction of the semi-finalists.

A special dance, a Foxtrot, was performed by Val and Jenna. To the music of “Here”, it was a dance of seduction, sharp, with polished finesse. It was gorgeous, glamorous, hot, sizzling, scrumptious! Stunning lifts were executed by this seasoned, professional pair!

The packages of the four pairs were extended to include more of their stories. Family and friends shared their perspectives. They were understandably beaming with pride! Their loved one is their own personal star!

Please join me for: Read more..

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Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and Derek Hough Win World Choreography Awards

A HUGE HUGE congratulations to Mark Ballas and Derek Hough! They’ve both won a World Choreography Award in the Categories below. They weren’t able to attend the awards, but, you can see lots of coverage at World Choreography Awards Facebook.

MUSIC VIDEO

Travis Wall – Carrie Underwood, Something In the Water

Ryan Heffington – Hercules & Love Affair, I Try To Talk To You

Tony Testa – EXO, Overdose

Misha Gabriel, Nick Bass, Mark Ballas – Mark Ballas, Get My Name

Ryan Heffington – Sia, Chandelier

TELEVISION LIVE PERFORMANCE

Spencer Liff – SYTYCD, Hernando’s Hideaway

Mandy Moore – Strictly Come Dancing, Rain

Travis Wall – SYTYCD, Wave

Spencer Liff – SYTYCD, I’ve Got the World on a String

Christopher Scott, Co-Choreographer Derek Hough – DWTS, MKTO’s Classic

November 18, 2015 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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Blogs about DWTS Season 21, Week 10

As always, I agree with some stuff, roll my eyes at other things. From Parade Magazine – click the link to read her thoughts on all the dancers:

Alek Skarlatos had a very good night as well. Having the waltz and the Argentine tango with Emma and Lindsay was a lucky blessing for him. He’s so incredible in hold and he’s so incredibly strong and solid that partnering two dynamic women who could be totally secure in his frame and base, made these dances shine brightly. Yes, perhaps he is not the most fluid dancer, and we can see that in certain performances—namely the salsa, samba and some of the Latin dances but he did raise his game last night with the cha-cha. There is something to be said about performing the moves with clarity and proper technique. This is what he has accomplished so well. His training shows up in every dance. I can see the attention he has put into learning technique. He didn’t start out as the most expressive dancer, but he’s found his own unique performance style and I find it very exciting. He places his feet so clearly, so precisely, there is no doubt in his performances which creates a dramatic energy that is fantastic. There is an artistry in his perfection of movement. And it’s exciting to see him in the finals. I didn’t expect it…I don’t know if anyone did, but isn’t it great, that he continues to strive for perfection and attains new levels of performance every week? His steadiness and his power worked well in his Argentine tango. He provided the strongest base for a trio I have ever seen. It was quite stunning. And because Alek may not be good at all the dances, we judge one dance at a time, separately. And last night he had some stunning performances.

November 17, 2015 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. :-)