These HQ photos say to all about Spring Break night, don’t they? Beautiful. For more, see Getty Images.
Let’s play a game It’s called “Who can come up with the most ridiculous, subjective, and flimsy critique for a dance that’s nearly flawless???” I’ll start!!! “Nastia, your pupils were FAR too dilated while you were doing that tango – it made me feel like you were undressing me with your eyes!” Or how ’bout this? “Derek, the pleats on your pants weren’t sharp enough – and it really detracted from the dance for me.” YOUR TURN!!! I think you guys get the point I’m trying to make – some of the critiques have gotten so out of control that the judges really seem like they’re grasping at straws to appear superior and relevant. Or they’re just trying to make sure that Nastia doesn’t get too confident, even though she is every bit as good as Rumer & Riker. Whatever, guys – I guess just keep spinning the “Wheel O’ Excuses Why We Simply Can’t Just Tell Nastia She Did Well” back in your trailers to keep things colorful…and to keep the season’s agenda on-track.
Besides Nastia, I STILL feel like Robert is getting the short end of the stick from the judges and can’t do anything right in their eyes; and then there’s Chris, who looks downright miserable all the time, barely moves, and the judges just FAWN over him. Here’s a bit of a “behind the scenes” scoop for you guys, free of charge: CHRIS DOES NOT WANT TO BE THERE. Sure, it’s totally written all over his face whenever the camera pans to him, but just confirming it for you – the dude was legit disappointed that he didn’t get sent home last week. And can you really blame him? He’s struggling hardcore each week, he’s butting heads with Witney, and I’m pretty sure he just wants to get back to the farm to have some wild hayloft sex with his Whitney. Or something like that. While I think it was Patti’s time to go either this week or next week, I still would have rather kept her over Chris – at least she was having fun, even if she wasn’t really doing a whole lot. She was still entertaining. Read more..
Let’s go straight to some media! First, if you haven’t read about Derek Hough getting injured last night after the show, see this post. Let’s be praying and wishing the best for him and a full recovery!!
And here are the scores from last night:
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 37
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 34
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 32
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 31
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 29
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 29 (Eliminated)
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 28
Also, don’t forget to VOTE for each couple’s song and dance for “America’s Choice” at this link.
Ok, onto some new interviews. Though first note that due to some technical issues, there won’t be any Afterbuzz TV interview this week. I know…sad. We will miss them.
Here is Access Hollywood with the couples:
See E Online for their chats with some of the couples.
DivaDarv has a recap. She was at the rehearsals for the Anniversary special too and is excited…. Read more..
Copied and pasted from Pure Derek Hough:
First, don’t panic, but, according to Derek and Mark ballas’ instagram accounts, Derek had to go to ER last night. Apparently, Derek hurt his leg or foot…or maybe both? Below are the instagrams. Let’s be hoping and praying Derek is ok. We’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.
ETA: Here is what Gossip Cop is reporting for when Derek got hurt…
A rep for “Dancing with the Stars” only tells Gossip Cop, “We can confirm he was injured rehearsing for the ‘DWTS’ 10th Anniversary special.” See photos below.
Keep those positive thoughts, wishes, and prayers coming, All!!
ETA2: For further updates, see this post at Pure Derek Hough.
The week of the dreaded double elimination. So twoone couple gets to dance their little hearts out only to be voted off the island. Oh, wait.
Anyway, here’s what we know so far.
ETA: Along with the couples having their regular dances, they will also have to prepare three immunity dances for next week according to E Online’s interview with Sharna. She and Noah also have a Jazz for next week. ~Vogue
ETA2: Below are the rest of the dances in red. To read more dance and entertainment for Week 7, see the ABC Press Release.
ETA3: Thanks to the internets, we THINK we know two of the songs. Nathan says Rumer’s was confirmed on twitter although I sure can’t find it. But then again, I’m sick so I’m not up to full power. As for Nastia, she retweeted Andy Grammer when he said he was performing and said “We can’t wait” or some such thing, which I took as a tentative confirmation.
Rumer and Val – 60’s Jive (Song: “Dear Future Husband” by Meghan Trainor)
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Theme of the week (I’m so sick of themes) – Spring Break. This has the potential to be one of the stupidest themes ever done on this show….or maybe the most brilliant. I’m leaning toward the former.
Everyone better vote tonight – the Bergeron says there is still a double elimination next week and we’re getting down to brass tacks.
The Bergeron also says there is only 0.5% difference in votes between the bottom two. Now, this is interesting phrasing, mainly because it tells you exactly nothing. Because from the way it’s phrased, it’s votes only, not taking into account the judges scores. Now, if the bottom two are Chris and Patti – so what? They only needed one vote to begin with so that 0.5% is meaningless. Conversely, if it’s Chris and Robert, then Robert is automatically screwed because a half percent difference in the votes isn’t going to catch him up to Chris, and if Chris was the one who was higher it’s all over. But still, the 0.5% in this context is meaningless. Actually, thinking about it, even if he had said 0.5% and left it at that, it would still be meaningless.
Hmmmm….a little kind to Patti I think, but not unusual.
Nastia going second?? Um. Okay. Oooooo….love those costumes. Dance was kinda weird. I like their attitude of just laughing at the judges.
Don’t believe that was a 34 dance – really, picking on content and technique when Rumer is dancing?
Willow is so cute….but she seemed very 14 in this dance. Good job though.
Someone fix Julianne’s mic – it’s driving me crazy.
Come on, Erin, she’s 14!!! She watches TV on Spring break. Tie with Nastia. Coincidence?? Very curious to see how the teams shake out…
Robert got a tiny bit hosed as well. I’m sensing a TEAMYolo Theme.
I guess this means that Team YOLO is going first in the team dance as well. The pimpage is high, young Skywalker.
Liked Noah’s dance, but a point ahead of Robert? I dunno about that.
A hell, I’m honestly kinda bored.
How does one make Bootylicious boring and kinda dark?? Val can.
Gee, Julianne, Val and Maks have been choreographing lots of walking for years now and you’re just now noticing??
Wow, if Len actually gives her the Derek score I’ll be shocked.
Oh Val shut up. Blame it on the song. That’ll help.
This is what I was talking about in the comments several days ago. Pavlov’s dog. Over praised for weeks then doing nothing much different and the hamnmer drops…and they blame the song, etc.
Oh fer god’s sake, give it a rest on Derek’s “streak” – and it ain’t a streak at this point. It’s the NORM.
Meant to add, Rumer’s 7 was uncalled for. I didn’t care for the dance, but I don’t think it was a 7.
Hell, Chris pulled out a good dance….and the package was cute too!
Riker is in it to win it!! Very good dance and I liked the Choreo too!!
Nastia must be doing well in votes, cuz as great as Riker was, he wasn’t that many points more great…um, if that made sense.
Results…Team Yolo….Nastia and Derek are SAFE
Willow and Mark are SAFE
Noah and Robert in Jeopardy
Rumer and Val are SAFE
Chris is SAFE (crap)
Patti and Riker are in jeopardy.
LOL to Noah playing the shark attack.
Serious revisionist history on their package but the dance was great!! So fun, so cute, so tight! There was not a weak link in the bunch.
First appropriate score of the night, IMO.
Who else thinks it would be more fun and less ONE NOTE if Rumer was the nerd and not the greaser?? I mean really, they’re pulling the whole team into the darkness.
If there is a perfect score with Patti and Chris on their team, this show is dead to me.
Okay, that one was also very good – Miss Patti made it for me.
I’ll actually take a tie on that one. Loved both of them. Do think that Rumer is just cementing her one notedness, but that will be her problem down the road.
Next couple safe – Noah and Sharna
Also safe Riker and Allison.
And Miss Patti is eliminated. Robert is SAFE!!
After much speculation (and a lot of questions!) we now know that the 10th Anniversary Special is taping this coming Tuesday, April 21, and will air on April 28
May 7 (or May 14, depending on who you ask). What we aren’t so positive on is who will be returning to dance – Deep Throat has confirmed that Kelly & Alfonso will be participating, and thanks to Claire for the heads-up on this interesting post to Emmitt’s charity auction. So who else might we see? And who do we Pure girls want to see? Read on…
ETA1: Ok, got some new info that clarifies the format of the anniversary special a bit. Apparently the list of returning celebs is MASSIVE; HOWEVER – not everyone returning is going to be performing individually. Most of them are going to be performing in groups, and they’re doing brand new dances. For example – a bunch of the NFL players are going to be performing together (squeeeee!!!) and so far, it’s definitely going to be Emmitt, Kurt Warner, Jacoby, and Donald…and there may be more Not gonna lie – about crashed my car when I got that text from Deep Throat. I would guess that their respective pros are going to be performing with them. Now with that knowledge under our belts, I’m guessing that Kristi, Katherine (yes, I know she’s pregnant, but she’s on the list), Chelsea, and Sadie may be performing as a group with Mark. As far as Deep Throat knows right now, the only couples dancing individually are Kelly & Val, Alfonso & Witney, and Meryl & Maks.
ETA2: Guess I need to clarify a few things so that this post does not become a royal pain in my ass First: I HAVE INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, ETC. TOO. If Melissa & Tony confirm they’re in, I will see it, and I will get around to posting it WHEN I’M NO LONGER ASLEEP. Repeatedly tweeting me and commenting here will not make it go any faster. Second: I mentioned above that the list of returning celebs is HUGE. The list below isn’t comprehensive, it was just what DT could remember off the top of his/her head. There is NO USE in getting bent outta shape about your favorite not being included (yet) – there is definitely more that what we have here. BREATHE. Three: some of you have tweeted me with some pretty flimsy findings that supposedly confirm that so-and-so is in or whatnot. Unless a celeb states “I’m going to be on the anniversary special” or I get confirmation from Deep Throat, they’re not going on the “confirmed” list. I added a new section for “random chatter” where I might post things like that, if I find them relevant. Fourth: Don’t be that annoying person that continually DM’s myself, Heidi, Vogue, or John begging to know if [insert celeb or pro here] is coming back for the special. All we know right now is posted here, and we’ll share more if we hear more. Fifth: hearing conflicting reports about when the special is airing – it’s either the 7th or 14th. At this point, all I care is that it’s NOT THIS WEEK…
ETA3: More names confirmed for the big NFL players group dance. Also: Anna will be performing in it, so she is back.
ETA4: Per Deep Throat, 3 of Derek’s former partners and 3 of Mark’s former partners are all dancing together (with Derek & Mark) in a “bromance”-themed dance. Sadie may have an individual dance.
ETA5: In yet another scheduling shakeup, Anniversary Special will now air next Tuesday, Apr. 28; first results show is pushed to the following Tuesday, May 5. Single elim in week 7; double elim moved to week 8. Discuss.
Confirmed for 10th Anniversary Special:
Kelly Monaco & Val (season 15 All-Stars, 3rd place) – doing their paso doble and/or their surfer flamenco
Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney (season 19 champions) – doing their salsa
Meryl Davis & Maks (season 18 champions) – some individual dance
Emmitt Smith (season 3 champion) – NFL player group dance
Jacoby Jones (season 16, 3rd place) – NFL player group dance
Kurt Warner (season 11, 5th place) – NFL player group dance
Donald Driver (season 14 champion) – NFL player group dance
Jerry Rice (season 2 runner-up) – NFL player group dance
Michael Irvin (season 9, 7th place) – NFL player group dance
Hines Ward (season 12 champion) – NFL player group dance
Chelsea Kane (season 12, 3rd place) – Derek/Mark “bromance” group dance
Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6 champion) – Derek/Mark “bromance” group dance
Katherine Jenkins (season 14 runner-up) – Derek/Mark “bromance” group dance
Sadie Robertson (season 19 runner-up) – individual dance (?)
Maria Menounos (season 14, 4th place) – Derek/Mark “bromance” group dance
Amber Riley (season 16 champion) – Derek/Mark “bromance” group dance
Amy Purdy (season 18 runner-up) – Derek/Mark “bromance” group dance
Chelsie Hightower – not sure who she’s dancing with or what they’re doing, but she confirmed she’ll be back
Anna Trebunskaya – dancing in the NFL players group dance (and possibly others)
Melissa Rycroft & Tony (season 8, 3rd place; season 15 All-Stars champions) – Tony confirmed on Instagram; I’m guessing they’re doing an individual dance
Confirmed as not involved:
Shawn Johnson (season 8 champion, season 15 All-Stars runner-up) – knee injury
Zendaya (season 16 runner-up) – had other commitments in NYC, per her mom
Random chatter – take with a grain of salt:
Bill Engvall – tweeted this the other day – see Emma’s response further down
Margaret Cho – could be her in the background of this Instagram pic posted by Allison
Janel Parrish – will be at the show – but unclear if she’s actually dancing or will just be in the audience Read more..
Ah where to start this week? Well, I could rant about the judges (or was it just CAI) being total nut jobs in their scoring – towards Nastia and Robert, in particular – but I feel like I’m preaching to the choir and I got it out of my system earlier in the week. Besides, it very likely doesn’t matter that CAI is a complete ass, because I don’t think anyone is touching Nastia, Riker, or Rumer. And probably not Willow either. Although you never know…
TV Guide has posted some official dates for the Results Show and the finale dates. They read as follows….
And the rumors are true: the Dancing with the Stars results shows are coming back! Beginning April 27 and 28, the show will be broadcast two nights a week (performances on Mondays, eliminations on Tuesdays) for the remainder of the season. The two-part season finale will air on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19.
ETA: Also, Tom Bergeron tweeted on the Anniversary Special. It’s scheduled to air Thursday, May 14. It will be in addition to the Monday and Tuesday shows.
Just a small and quick update: We’re not sure if there will be an elimination or not on Dancing With The Stars this next Monday? In rehearsals on DWTS All Access, Sharna Burgess reported there wouldn’t be an elimination. Noah Galloway also reported the same in a new interview with Men’s Health Magazine. Then last night at twitter, George Pennacchio tweeted there would be an elimination (via an ABC Press Release). I guess we’ll just have to wait and see?
ETA: Per our source, there IS an elimination Monday, but it’s just a regular, single elimination – and the double elim that was planned for later in the season has been cancelled. In other words – business as usual on Monday.
ETA2: According to Tom Bergeron, there will be a double elimination next week.