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PureDWTS Season 17 Week 6 Media After Dance Night, Late Night Rehearsals

So far, there hasn’t been many interviews released after the show (yet?). Though for starters, we did find this George Pennacchio ABC7 recap with a few new interviews in it. You can watch it at ABC7. Below is also some interview quotes….

When it came to the dancing, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, scored the season’s first triple 10s for a Cha Cha that head judge Len Goodman called “hip-notic.”

“Oh my gosh, I couldn’t believe I was seeing it when those paddles went around. It was very exciting, very exciting,” said Berkley Lauren.

They got the only perfect score of the night but ended the evening tied for first place because of the “switch-up challenge.”

The eight teams were divided into two groups to dance for extra points without knowing what songs would be playing. The challenge lifted Amber Riley and Derek Hough from second place to tying for first.

“I was just like, I’m going to have fun and try to make it look like I know what I’m doing and stay committed. And that’s what I did because I definitely had no idea what I was doing,” said Riley.

Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd ended the evening in third place, followed by a fox-trotting Nicole Polizzi and Sasha Farber.

“I’m not a ballroom dancer, and the fact that they’re saying my lines are pretty and, you know, I’m somewhat pulling this off, it means a lot to me,” said Polizzi.

Here’s Henry of PopTVDotCom interviewing some of the cast out partying after the show. It’s Henry’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HENRY!)! He also interviews the couples arriving to and leaving late night rehearsals….

Stay tuned! We hope to have more shortly!

ETA: Below is Donald Driver and Melissa Rycroft weighing on last night’s dancing on Good Morning America. Both think there will be a double elimination coming up….

ETA2: Afterbuzz TV was able to get some interviews in after the show. They also find out some of the new dances for next week…. Read more..

October 22, 2013 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 17 Switch Up Challenge Night Music

We’re back with the list of music for week 6 of DWTS Season 17. If you missed the past music, you can always check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. That page will update each week as we post the music.

The opening song was Sing with a Swing (Raf Marchesini Radio Edit) - DKS

Bill E. & Emma danced a Tango to the song Cheeseburger in Paradise —Jimmy Buffett
Elizabeth & Val danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song Put Your Hands on Me —Joss Stone
Leah & Tony danced a Quickstep to the song Man Wanted —Copacabana
Brant & Peta danced a Tango to the song The Night Out —Martin Solveig
Amber & Derek danced a Samba to the song Get It Right —Fantasia
Jack & Cheryl danced a Paso Doble to the song Conquest —The White Stripes
Nicole & Sasha danced a Foxtrot to the song Build Me Up Buttercup —The Foundations
Corbin & Karina danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Game of Thrones Theme —Ramin Djawadi

The guest performance was by Mika ft. Ariana Grande-“Popular Song”

Switch Up Challenge Songs (Thanks to Minttu)
1st group:
1. Hot in Herre by Nelly
2. In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Günt) by Edvard Grieg
3. Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye
4. Dooper Than Doop by Doop

2nd group:
1. Sexy and I know it by LMFAO
2. The Blue Danube Waltz by Johan Strauss
3. Chillando Goma by Fulanito
4. Shake A Tail Feather by Blues Brothers with Ray Charles

October 21, 2013 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

New “Switch-Up Challenge” Dance On DWTS17 Week 6, Ariana Grande And Mika To Perform

ABC MediaNet has issued a new press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 6! This week Ariana Grande and Mika will perform their hit duet “Popular” . Also note how not only will the couples being dancing a new individual dance, but, they will also take part in a new “SWITCH-UP CHALLENGE”!!! Details below. Sounds interesting, but, HARD!! What do you think?

Episode 1706” – Eight remaining couples hit the dance floor and face an exciting new challenge on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Each couple will compete in an individual dance style they have not yet done as well as take part in the first ever “Switch-Up Challenge.” In this fresh take on a dance marathon, couples will compete side by side, in two rounds, with no prior knowledge of dance style or musical accompaniment. One by one, the judges will select couples to be tapped-off/removed from the dance floor. Extra judges’ points will be awarded to couples based on longevity. The show will also feature a spectacular opening number with the entire cast, choreographed by Lacey and Benji Schwimmer. Additionally, musical guest Ariana Grande and Mika will perform their hit duet “Popular.” At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.

October 17, 2013 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.