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PureDWTS Season 20, Week 3 – Power Rankings

Well, the warm fuzzies and pleasant surprises I had from the judging last week have left the building – and now we’ve moved on to the “completely inappropriate and actually rather offensive” stage of the competition, where every other thing out of the judges’ mouths seems to be insulting, irrelevant, or just plain mean.  Even after last week’s spiel about bullying, Charlotte got told she was stupid, and it was implied that Riker danced like a girl and Allison danced like a dude.  Oh, and Mike got nitpicked to death for the third week in a row.  “Do as I say, not as I do”, huh judges?

Bittersweet seeing Charlotte go.  I was glad she got to stick around for another week, and aside from the fact that her rumba didn’t have a whole lot of rumba, I still enjoyed it and thought it was her best dance yet; but I think Charlotte may have mentally checked out a bit after the nasty critiques she got in week 1, so it was probably time for her to go, anyway.  If nothing else, she looked FANTASTIC tonight – loved that color on her, and love big, tousled Brigette Bardot-inspired hair :-)

1.) Riker & Allison – Well, I already thought Riker was a contender after week 1 – but I think this week his real debut, because that salsa screamed “Yep, I’m here, and I’m hungry – take heed, Nastia & Rumer!” And despite Len hemming and hawing and trying to claim that Riker “isn’t the best dancer this season”, I daresay he’s certainly the best male contestant, and bested at least Nastia in terms of technique this week – so he’s quickly inching his way up to the top.  He never missed a beat in this salsa, which was actually the first piece of choreography I’ve seen from Allison on this  show that made me sit up and go “Ok, that was cool.”  And good lord, that girl can spin fast!  He sold it well, he made it his, and he kept time – if I had one complaint, it might be that he seemed a bit stiff in his hips and didn’t “flow” through the movements as fluidly as he could have, but I also partially blame Allison for that, simply because her choreography was a bit more staccato.  Overall, he nailed it, though. Read more..

March 31, 2015 I Written By

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Appreciating The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3 Opening Number

I was loving this dance last night! How about you? I want more PRO NUMBERS!!! Please TPTB!!!! PLEASE!!!

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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.

Pure Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3 Post Media And Interviews

What a night and one of my favorites so far!! For media starters, let’s start off with the score card which reads like this for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3:

Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough 34/40
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker 34/40
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 33/40
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas 32/40
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess 30/40
Chris Soules & Witney Carson 28/40
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson 29/40
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani 25/40
Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd 24/40
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev 22/40

Now onto some media. Let’s see what the couples had to say about the night. First check out the ABC7 footage below with George Pennacchio. Note at the end, George says it’s “Most Memorable Year Week” next.

Also, don’t miss some beautiful photos at ABC7, the Daily Mail, and ET Online.

For some new interviews from E News, see this link. As always I would embed them, but, they won’t stop playing afterwards making it hard to watch the other videos posted.

The new Afterbuzz TV interviews with JC Rubio are starting to come out. Heidi will be making a new “Who’s Dancing What” post shortly for the new dances next week. So far, it’s revealed
Nastia & Derek have an Read more..

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week Three – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Well, I don’t know about you all, but in this saga known as DWTS, I fully expect Rumer to get a tongue bath whether she deserves it or not, and Nastia/Riker/Willow (or any combination thereof) to get relentlessly nitpicked over something stupid…most likely something they have little control over, like music…in order to make sure the leaderboard changes up again. Anyone willing to take that bet?? :-D

Very nice opening pro dance!!

Already prepping the audience for leaderboard switchup.

What monkey dreamed up Disco Salsa, not that it will matter. Loved her outfit this week and the dance was very good. It was just so weird. Read more..

March 30, 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. :-)

The Latest Dancing With The Stars Cast Offs To Perform On LIVE with Kelly and Michael Tuesday

Just a quick TV heads up: The couple voted off on tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars” will stop by tomorrow’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” to perform for the “LIVE” audience. Additionally, “LIVE” will welcome various “DWTS” castoffs, both celebrities and professional dancers, as this season of the hit ABC series continues. Stay tuned for more coverage tomorrow!

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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.

Willow Shields Teases On Her Costume For Tonight On Dancing With The Stars And More

Willow Shields has written a new blog at Access Hollywood. She writes of want a “crazy week” it’s been. She celebrated last week’s dance with her family and then it was back to work on the Paso Doble with Mark, but, not without some complications with an injury. More below. More are the link too including a new drawing of her costume for tonight. It’s awesome.

I went out to a great dinner with my family to celebrate, but the next morning, it was time to get back to work. Next dance, the Pasodoble. Mark started out by giving me a short lesson on the history of the dance and it’s Spanish roots. He also explained how the woman’s skirt can represent a matador’s cape. Because of my age I’m sure our dance may be a little different than some other couples, but we’re really focusing on the intensity and passion.

I was feeling pretty good about our progress about half way through the week and then during a practice of a dip, I fell onto Mark’s knee knocking the wind out me. I kind of hit in an awkward way with my back slightly twisted. I have to admit, I’ve never had the air knocked out of me and it was a little scary. It took me awhile to catch my breath and also realized my ribs really hurt too. But really I was most upset at the thought of anything stopping me from competing. I’ve never really talked about the idea of wanting to win this competition, I’ve been having so much fun, but while trying to catch my breath I worried that this could keep me from winning. Maybe it took getting injured to make me realize how much I really wanted that darn mirrorball!

Well the doctor checked me out and let me know that I would have some bruising and be really sore for at least two days. Good thing is that he said I could continue practicing unless any of the pain worsened. But there’s not a lot of time and losing even a half of a day would put me behind schedule. But there’s nothing I can do. I went to a chiropractor that afternoon and besides trying to relieve my sore back he discovered I had a rib out of place and popped it back into position. Instantly, I felt better and my breathing even became easier. I think this chiropractor may be my new bestie!

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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.

New Interview With Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas And Willow Shields

E News interviewed Mark Ballas and Willow Shields at the Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards last night. They ask them about the Awards show, but, they also ask them about Dancing With The Stars and how rehearsals are going.

March 29, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas, BC Jean, Willow Shields, And Riker Lynch Attend Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Aren’t these some great photos? Last night, Mark Ballas, girlfriend BC Jean, Willow Shields, Riker Lynch and his band attended Nickelodeon’s 28th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Click on the photos to see more.

ETA: Karina Smirnoff made an appearance too. It’s so good to see her….

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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.

Willow Shields Opens Up About Dancing With The Stars On KTLA – Video

Willow Shields was a guest on KTLA today. She chats about her and Mark Ballas’ Argentine Tango on Dancing With The Stars this past week. She’s such a little fireball. Speaking of, she is going to be “fire” on Dancing With The Stars this Monday night (according the rehearsals yesterday). I hope they she and Mark bring on the intensity again…

March 27, 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.

DWTS Season 20, Week 2 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, DWTS Season 20 Week 2 is in the history books and it was a pretty good week. There was nothing that made me snort in disgust (from the judges, anyway) and a whole bunch of pretty darn good to great dancing.

But, as usual, someone has to go home on Monday night. Last week I was pretty clear when I said “Either Charlotte or Redfoo” and said my number 1 choice for most likely to be eliminated was Charlotte. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was safe – most likely by 0.10 percent. No, I don’t believe Suzanne was a real bottom 2. For her to be a real bottom 2, it meant that Charlotte got nearly 10k more votes per million votes cast than her and that Redfoo did nearly that much – and there ain’t no way you’re convincing me of that. Nope. I think that’s highly unlikely.

Now, normally, I would automatically assume that Charlotte was definitely the next to go. But I’m not so sure that’s true. Why? Well, let’s look at all the scores. Read more..

March 26, 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. :-)