Looks like Derek has already been pretty busy with Hairspray, judging by this new advertisement that came out today. Looks like fun! I can’t wait. 🙂
According to Ingrid – ‘senior’ reporter for US Weekly – yes, they are. This could tell us more about the pro cast for the season!
— ingrid meilan (@ingridmeilan) August 17, 2016
So with the Olympics in Rio drawing to a close this coming Sunday (and the pros starting to meet their partners later this week), there’s obviously been speculation that we’re going to see some Olympians on the show this season – seems like Ryan Lochte & Simone Biles are the two most talked-about when it comes to casting rumors. Which got the Pure Angels thinking about all the previous Olympians we’ve seen on the show, and how well (or not well…) they did. So why not take a look back at every Olympian (from both the summer AND winter games) that’s ever done DWTS, and see how they stack up?
The main rankings are mine, but Heidi, Vogue, & I all had slightly different rankings when it came to the top 10 – so you can see their individual top 10’s at the bottom. I’ve included videos of a few of the dances we mention, to jog memories – lord knows ours needed jogging from time to time 😯
Interesting patterns? Gymnasts and skaters seemed to fare the best, and tennis players and boxers tended not to leave much of an impression on any the three of us. I think we all universally agreed on at least the bottom 2 on the list – they were THAT bad 🙁 Read more..
Welp. I must say, my snark is extremely rusty because it’s been on vacation. 🙂 I’ll see if I can whip something out before the end of this post.
So, you may have seen in an earlier post that Val blessed us with several nuggets that only a C-bro can knock out, strongly implying (well, out right proclaiming) that he’s already connected with his partner. Hey, if you don’t have choreo, you work with what you have. 😉 Plus he’s not going to go “Hollywood” (like his brother and everyone else on this show – as if it were a bad thing – it’s called a CAREER after dancing).
I am working on the assumption (despite what he says) that Derek is out for good. I think the only way we see him again is if he gets an unexpected hole in his schedule and he’s afraid of boredom and they offer him a shit ton of money. And this *could* happen, although I wouldn’t count on it, since he was talking about “fun projects” in his off time. That said, “Singin’ in the Rain” has been delayed from late 2016 – early 2017 to solidly 2017. No date yet…because they don’t have a theater, because Broadway is doing well per Derek. This means, if we don’t see him in the Spring 2017 season, he won’t be on the show until 2018 at the earliest. Keep in mind, also, that I’m talking about him competing. He could certainly do some pro dances. Kinda surprised he hasn’t popped up on SYTYCD yet, honestly. Non-compete clause?? Read more..
DWTS Mark Ballas And BC Jean “Alexander Jean” Perform ‘National Anthem’ At Dodger’s Game, Interviews, And More
Just a few Mark Ballas and BC Jean goodies below. You can see them perform and talk in some new interviews. You can see them perform the ‘National Anthem’ at the Dodger’s Game yesterday too. Also, they are going to be featured in the upcoming issue of Fab UK Magazine. Thanks to Andrea and Team Ballas for the heads up!
— GRID Agency (@GRIDAgency) August 2, 2016
— Alexander Jean (@_AlexanderJean_) August 6, 2016
Remember when Mark Ballas And BC Jean posted the coolest “behind the scenes” video of their Head High tour at their Official Alexander Jean You Tube (if you don’t, see here). Well below is Part 2. I can’t get enough of these two.
Last night was the last show for Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas’ and BC Jean’s “Head High” tour. Dancing With The Stars Keo Motsepe, Allison Holker attended as well as Bethany Mota. Casey Abrams also made a special appearance (omg, does he have wicked hair now or what? 8O). Shirley Ballas was there too. Below are some photos and videos (be sure to click “read more” as there are lots). Let’s hope the “King and Queen of Hearts” tour again real soon!!
— Bethany MotaSpain (@BethanyMotaES) July 24, 2016
— Karen Gross (@karenroseg) July 24, 2016
— Andrea Hofer (@AndreaM1969) July 24, 2016
— Jessica (@jessluvz) July 24, 2016
— Megan Jean Rogers (@MeganJeanRoger3) July 24, 2016
Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Peta Murgatroyd Nominated For 2016 Dance Industry Awards
Guess what? Dancing With The Stars has been nominated for Favorite TV Show in the 2016 Dance Industry Awards. Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, and Witney Carson have been nominated for “Favorite Dance Idol”. Also, Derek Hough and Peta Murgatroyd have been nominated for “Favorite Performance”. To VOTE in all the categories, see this link (while there, you can vote for Nappytabs in the Choreograph category too! 😉 ). The 2016 Dance Industry Awards will take place on August 17, 2016. Thanks to Karolina for the heads up!
Mark Ballas And BC Jean posted the coolest “behind the scenes” video of their Head High tour at their Official Alexander Jean You Tube. Check this out. It’s so awesome.
For tickets to see the “Head High” show, go here.
Mark Ballas And BC Jean talked with the Salt Lake Tribune all about their music and relationship. Read below how Mark says dancing has helped his music evolve and how their tour has made him and BC even closer.
“We just had a natural chemistry,” Ballas said, prompting them to start writing together. Their first song, “Head High,” became the title track of their EP and the title of their tour.
“We just found that it was a unique sound,” Jean said. “Nothing forced.”
While Ballas may be best known for his dancing, music is nothing new for him. He’s been playing the guitar and the drums since he was a kid, along with writing, arranging and producing.
He resists the idea that his success on “Dancing with the Stars” — he’s performed on 14 seasons and won twice — should in any way pigeonhole him as a dancer. Or, worse yet, leave the impression that he’s just dabbling in music.
“This is what I do. This is not a vanity project of any kind,” he said. “The other stuff has nothing to do with this at all. If anything, it makes me stronger as a musician.
“When you see us performing live, you can’t deny it. I’ve been playing for 20 years.”
“And,” Jean added, “I can see where his choreographer ability and his dance ability is only strengthening his music.”
Ballas and Jean are touring as a duo — just the two of them onstage, but he engineers the loop station, creating a much larger sound.
“You’d think there’s four or five guys up there,” Jean said. “It’s pretty cool that the sound is that big with just two people up there.”