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Dancing with the Stars Season 13, Week 3 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Week 3 already!! And we have personal stories week – which is never a favorite of mine, but they keep doing it anyway. As Courtney said on Twitter – it’s the night of a thousand rumbas. Lots of info out there (on twitter and in celeb videos) about songs this week so some of these are true spoilers and some…aren’t. :-) @DWTSGossip reported on Hope/Maks song and Chynna/Tony song, and Nancy herself spoiled her song.

Rob/CherylFoxtrot (Song: Fly Me to the Moon Fly Me to the Moon - Down with Love (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) by Frank Sinatra)
Dancing First!! They’re doing something right.
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Kristin/MarkSamba (Song: Crazy in Love Crazy In Love - Dangerously In Love by Beyonce)
Dancing 4th
Phone: 1-800-868-3403

Chynna/Tony – Rumba (Song: Hold On Hold On - Wilson Phillips by Wilson Phillips)
Dancing 2nd
Phone: 1-800-868-3404

Nancy/Tristan – Slow Waltz (Song: Moon River Moon River - Andy Williams' Greatest Hits by Andy Williams)
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/KymRumba (Song: Ooh Child O-O-H Child - The First Family of Soul: The Best of the Five Stairsteps (Remastered) by the Five Stairsteps
Dancing 10th (Pimp Spot)…WTF?!
Phone: 1-800-868-3406

Hope/Maks – Cha Cha Cha (Song: Firework Firework - Teenage Dream (Deluxe Edition) by Katy Perry)
Dancing 9thth
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

Carson/AnnaTango (Song: It’s My Life It's My Life - The Singles 1992-2003 by No Doubt)
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3409

JR/KarinaRumba
Karina thinks they’re probably going 6th
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/DerekRumba
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/LaceyRumba
Dancing 3rd
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

October 2, 2011 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. :-)

Mary J Blige And Estelle To Perform On DWTS Results Show And More Details Revealed

ABC Media Net has officially released this week’s performers for the results show on Dancing With The Stars. The show will feature performances from Multi-platinum artist, Mary J Blige (I love her!), and Grammy Award winner, Estelle. Val and Peta will also unite with the Dancing With The Stars Troupe for a special performance themed to “Gone with the Wind” as a preview to next week’s Movie Scores theme. More details below and at the link!!

“Episode 1303″ — In this week’s “Dancing with the Stars,” themed “The Most Memorable Year of My Life,” each couple will perform a Ballroom or Latin style of dance to their song of choice, live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

On Tuesday, Multi-platinum R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige will take the stage for an unforgettable performance singing two songs, “Real Love” and “25/8.” Tuesday night’s “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performance pays tribute the beloved and iconic dance of an entire generation, “The Twist,” in celebration of its 50th year mark, featuring Grammy(r) Award winner, Estelle. Also, pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd reunite with the Troupe for a special performance themed to “Gone with the Wind,” as a preview to next week’s Movie Scores theme, on “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Remember when we had rumors in the off season of Mary J rumored to dance? Well, it sounds like producers might have been setting her up for an appearance on the show instead which makes more sense.

October 1, 2011 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 Make-Up Team Releases Week 2 Backstage Photos

The Dancing With The Stars Make Up crew has released a new album for week 2. Below are just a few pictures. Aren’t they fun? Be sure to see this link for more!!

September 30, 2011 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 Season 13 Las Vegas Odds After The Second Dance

Once again, the Las Vegas Odds change after another week of dancing. Ricki is making a move to the top of the list finally and where she should be. J.R. and Hope have switched places. It’s a more correct shake up compared to last week’s odds. But, the odds makers still aren’t putting much faith in Nancy, her dancing ability, or her fan base which I think is a big mistake? I think they have Carson too low as well. What do you think?

J.R. Martinez 2/1

Hope Solo 3/1

Ricki Lake 5/1

Chynna Phillips 11/2

Kristin Cavallari 15/2

David Arquette 10/1

Carson Kressley 15/1

Robert Kardashian 15/1

Chaz Bono 50/1

Nancy Grace 50/1

Heidi’s Note: Well, no, I don’t think Nancy or Carson are too low. Remember, these are the odds to WIN the show. Actually win – it’s not really a ranking although it could certainly be viewed that way. And we have been viewing it that way. :-) I still don’t see why they have Hope ranked so high – I would switch her and Chynna, personally. I would also love to see what would happen if Ricki and Derek made it to the final. He’s never made it to the final and NOT won. But we have a long way to go before we start talking about that. Carson and/or Nancy could still play spoiler, a la Ty Murray or Kelly Osborne.

September 29, 2011 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 13, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Week 2 already and we have the Quickstep and the Jive.  Whoever had Cha Cha last week has Quickstep this week and whoever did V. Waltz last week has Jive this week.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m scared for Chynna, Hope and Ricki doing Jive.  Chynna and Ricki are older and both have issues that might make them have trouble with this dance; Chynna is tall and long limbed and sometimes the Jive doesn’t come off so well and Ricki is shorter but may have stamina issues. Hope is so gangly and athletic; it was well disguised in the V. Waltz, but I don’t know about this one. It will really require that she let go. I don’t think Rob will do that well at it either. Quickstep?? Hmmm…should be interesting. It *should* favor Kristin and Elisabetta – and the latter needs the help. The rest?? Could go either way, I think.

ETA: Thanks to our readers for their help with this last dance order update!

Rob/Cheryl – Jive
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Kristin/Mark – Quickstep
Dancing 2nd
Phone: 1-800-868-3403

Chynna/Tony – Jive
Dancing 9th
Phone: 1-800-868-3404

Nancy/Tristan – Quickstep (Song: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing – Duke Ellington)
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – Jive (Song: Runaway Baby by Bruno Mars)
Phone: 1-800-868-3406

Elisabetta/Val – Quickstep
Phone: 1-800-868-3407

Hope/Maks – Jive
Dancing 1st
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

Carson/Anna – Quickstep
Dancing 6th
Phone: 1-800-868-3409

JR/Karina - Jive (Song: Jump Jive and Wail by Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Dancing 11th (Pimp Spot!)
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – Jive (Song: Hey Ya by OutKast)
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/Lacey – Quickstep
Dancing 8th
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

September 25, 2011 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. :-)

DWTS13 Week 1 – The Cheesecake Awards!

Finally! Here are the cheesecake awards!!  The first one of the season – we hope you enjoy.  :-)  They take a bit longer when you spend a lot of time cackling over screencaps. ;-)

The Pottymouth Award: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Courtney: Is it just me, or has Maks really developed an affinity for obscenity this season? :-) His package with Hope was littered with beeps.  Not that I’m complaining – sometimes I wish the show were a bit less PC and bit more…interesting.  And Maks cussing is kinda cool & hip…like a Russian Tarantino movie or something.  He’s Vikcent Vegavich.  Somebody get him a Royale with cheese and a glock…or maybe a Tokarev.

Heidi: Maybe he’s lost all Hope.  :::snicker::: Yeah, I used up all my good jokes on our other little project…the one with all the pictures. :-)  Seriously, what does it say about me that I didn’t notice the swearing? :-)

WTF? Costuming Award, Female: Cheryl Burke; (dis)honorable mention – Karina Smirnoff (for hair/makeup)

Courtney: It’s bad enough that you’re dancing to a song about Lake Michigan, Cheryl – why confuse us even further by wearing a dress that’s part bad Elvis tribute, part Xanadu, and part Liberace? The whole thing was just visually…baffling. Although the little arrows around the neckline pointing down did lead the way to the “business” area of the dress.  As for Karina – lovely, feminine, flowy pastel dress…with bright red Marilyn Monroe lipstick and a severe top-of-the-head school marm bun? Total disconnect there….did they have to change her dress at the last minute? I doubt it.  Is she trying to distract people from staring at JR’s injuries? Because he seems pretty comfortable with them (and joking about them!).  Who knows…but makeup department, please put her on red lipstick suspension until she can prove she deserves it!

Heidi: I think Karina can wear the really red lips…just not with that outfit and that hair.  Too much contrast…like my TV got out of wack or something. As for Cheryl – Chaz totally called it with the Elvis comment. What was she thinking?? If not for the cut down the front, it was like…an old lady ballroom dress or something.  You know, when your crazy grandma wears some wackass thing such that you don’t want to be seen in public with her.  Like…an old lady in a motor cycle jacket and leather pants….or…I dunno.  The whole thing has just thrown me off completely. :-)  It makes me go all ageist and confused.

Courtney: It was a pair of shoulder pads and some clip-on earrings short of something my granny would have worn to the bingo hall on charity night….along with her matching “I <3 Bingo” hat & fanny pack (true story).   Read more..

September 24, 2011 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS Season 13, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Yay!!! We are once again back in season on DWTS…let the games begin. Be on the lookout for all of our regular features from all of the usual suspects, including Courtney’s Power Rankings, my Dancing by the Numbers, Marianya’s stats….and The Cheesecake Awards. My personal favorite. :-)

And away we go – I will add the dance order as they’re tweeted. Keep in mind that usually on the first night the dance order matches the last two digits of the phone number, SO I have assumed that is the case for right now. During final dress rehearsal the order sometimes gets changed but the phone number does NOT. I’ll be watching to make sure I have the right dance order and I’ll update as we go through the show if necessary.

ETA: Changes will be in RED from here on out.

Ron/Peta – Cha Cha
Dancing 1st (he must be really entertaining)
Phone: 1-800-868-3401

Rob/Cheryl – V. Waltz
Dancing 2nd
Phone: 1-800-868-3402

Kristin/Mark – Cha Cha
Dancing 3rd
Phone: 1-800-868-3403

Chynna/Tony – V. Waltz
Dancing 4th (crap spot)
Phone: 1-800-868-3404

Nancy/Tristan – Cha Cha (Song – Cry Baby Cry Baby - The Lady Killer by Cee Lo Green)
Dancing 5th
Phone: 1-800-868-3405

David/Kym – V. Waltz (Song – Somebody to Love by Queen)
Dancing 6th**
Phone: 1-800-868-3406**

Elisabetta/Val – Cha Cha (Song – Last Friday Night by Katy Perry)
Hint: These two might get yelled at by Len. And there’s skin.
Dancing 7th
Phone: 1-800-868-3407

Hope/Maks – V. Waltz  (Song – Satellite by Dave Matthews Band)
Dancing 8th
Phone: 1-800-868-3408

Carson/Anna – Cha Cha (Song – Moves Like Jagger Moves Like Jagger (Studio Recording from by Maroon 5)
Dancing 9th
Phone: 1-800-868-3409

JR/Karina -  V. Waltz
Dancing 10th
Phone: 1-800-868-3410

Ricki/Derek – V. Waltz
Dancing 11th
Phone: 1-800-868-3411

Chaz/Lacey – Cha Cha
Dancing 12th – the Pimp Spot
Phone: 1-800-868-3412

**By process of elimination

September 17, 2011 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. :-)

Top Dancing with the Stars 2009 Music

As you can notice from my blog, I’m a real fan of the music from Dancing with the Stars. That’s why I’ve listed the music on here for all to enjoy.

In a very unscientific way, I’m going to list the top 10 songs that have been clicked on during season 8 of Dancing with the Stars. Basically, I’m assuming which are the most popular songs of the season by how many people clicked on those songs.

Without further ado, here’s the top 10 songs from Dancing with the Stars 2009:
El Tango de los Assassinos by John Powell? John Powell - Mr. & Mrs. Smith Score - El Tango de los Assassinos Download MP3 on Amazon

At Last by Etta James? Etta James - At Last! (Remastered) - At Last Download MP3 on Amazon

Carmen – Habanera by Georges Bizet? Georges Bizet - Classical Moods - 100 Top Classical Favorites of All Time - Carmen - Habanera Download MP3 on Amazon

Slow Dancing In a Burning Room by John Mayer? John Mayer - Continuum - Slow Dancing In a Burning Room Download MP3 on Amazon

Fall for You by Secondhand Serenade? Secondhand Serenade - A Twist In My Story (Bonus Track Version) - Fall for You Download MP3 on Amazon

Poker Face by Lady GaGa? Lady GaGa - The Fame - Poker Face Download MP3 on Amazon

She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5? Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane - She Will Be Loved Download MP3 on Amazon

Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy? Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree - Dance, Dance Download MP3 on Amazon

Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts? Rascal Flatts - Feels Like Today - Feels Like Today Download MP3 on Amazon

Take a Picture by Filter? Filter - Title of Record - Take a Picture Download MP3 on Amazon

Look at that list of names. Is there any wonder that the music has been better this year? Quite the interesting group of music.

April 20, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.