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PureDWTS Season 24, Week 6 – Nick Carter to Guest Judge for Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups Night

So apparently season 21’s Nick Carter is going to be posting up at the judges’ table on Monday night, per People – I assume he’s filling in for Julianne, who started the Move Beyond tour last night.

Backstreet’s back!

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that Monday’s Dancing with the Stars will feature iconic songs from famous girl groups and boy bands and Backstreet Boys’ own Nick Carter will be sliding into the guest judge’s seat. Audiences will also see the return of pro-dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who has been sidelined following his calf injury.

Not sure how I feel about this one – I don’t think Nick’s going to be a bad judge, per se; I just don’t know how insightful he’s really gonna be, and I can’t decide if Bonner dancing to a BSB song is more of a blessing or a curse – I’m leaning towards the latter. Eh, given Julianne’s track record so far this season, I suppose Nick filling in could probably be an improvement…

UPDATE: Well with the way the press release is worded, it’s sounding like there’s going to be FIVE judges on Monday.  Yes, you read that – FIVE.  Not sure if it’s a time-filling measure (doubt it), or an attempt to close up the margins with another extra set of points, but it smells fishy. I’m not convinced yet that there’ll actually be five judges (those press releases are usually boiler plate, and probably get copied & pasted from the previous week’s with just a few things added), but if there is, week 7’s elim could get interesting…

April 20, 2017 I Written By

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Pure Dancing With The Stars 2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions

Coming up on Thursday, July 14th, is the nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards. Question: Which dances or performances from Dancing With The Stars do you think should be nominated? Keep in mind that ALL of Dancing With The Stars Season 21 and Season 22 are eligible for an Emmy Award (May 2nd was the deadline, but, we think there are exceptions to the rule for shows and performances that take place until May 31st). So, we’re assuming all of season 22 is eligible, but we could be wrong?). If you’d like to read the rules and procedures for the 2016 Emmy Awards, you can do so at Emmys.com. So, with all that said, let us know in comments for which dances you think should be nominated. You can also include dances and performances from other TV shows or specials if you like. Below are our predictions: Read more..

July 11, 2016 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New Dancing With The Stars “Dance All Night” Tour Interview With Sharna Burgess

In a new interview, Sharna Burgess talks of how much fun she had dancing with Nick Carter on Dancing With The Stars. She mentions her favorite moments and more. She also talked on the new Dancing With The Stars “Dance All Night” Tour. Here is more from Mass Live….

More memorable, Burgess said, was how Carter looked out for ailing contestant Tamar Braxton during a performance. “Everybody got to see the kind of guy Nick is. He is always putting everyone else first.”

Moments like that is perhaps why Burgess calls the ABC competitive dance series “the ultimate feel good show.”

“People tune in to be inspired,” Burgess said. “People watch these celebrities… learn something from the ground up, show their flaws and not be afraid.”

In addition to patience and a supportive nature, a “DWTS” pro must be able to evolve and adapt, she said.

Choreography is not just steps, but making your celebrity partner look good, she added.

“The show is not about us. It’s about the journey that we can create for the person standing in front of us and how we teach them,” Burgess said. “There is a whole of world skill sets you need to be a successful pro on ‘Dancing With the Stars.'”

Unlike the TV series, the “‘Dancing With the Stars Live!” tour focuses on the talent of the participating pros, who include Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovski, Jenna Johnson, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd and Emma Slater. Season 21 contestant Alek Skarlatos will also take part.

“It is self-indulgent. It is everything we want to do at our very best – everything creative that we have been waiting to do,” Burgess said. “It is is the ultimate tour for us to shine.”

The tour kicks off Dec. 15 in West Valley City, Utah, and comes to the 1,500-seat Shubert Theatre in Boston on Jan. 7 and the 10,000-seat Mohegan Sun Arena for two nights, Jan. 8-9. Tickets for VIP packages with meet and greet opportunities are available through dwtstour.com

“There is nothing like performing before thousands of people in front of you,” Burgess said. “I cannot wait to come to the Mohegan Sun and see those amazing 10,000 faces in front us entertained by what we are doing.”

Burgess, who began dancing at the age of 5, is no stranger to live performances. She took part in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games closing ceremony and was a lead dancer in “Burn The Floor” on Broadway and the world tour.

“The live stage is where I feel most at home,” Burgess said. “I feel the buzz of the audience and it charges me. I am so lucky to get do do what I love.”

To read the full article and interview, see Mass Live.

December 4, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Cast Of DWTS Talks On the Finale, The Winners, The New Tour, And More

KTNV covered both nights of the Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Finale. They talked with the winners and the other cast members. They also talked with them about the new ‘Dance All Night’ Tour. Great interviews and coverage of both nights.

December 1, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Holly Jolly Finale Celebration

I preface my column with the hopes that you all had a Thanksgiving full of fun, food, fellowship, however and wherever your celebrations took you! My column is late due to much preparation, lots of family around, celebrating the many blessings of my life! It has been a blessing to be able to share my love of Dancing With The Stars with all of you through the compilations of written words. I hope you have enjoyed the hard work and attention to detail when preparing my work to share.

The lyrics to Celebration Time by Kool and the Gang came to mind as I watched the two night Dancing with The Stars Finale. A festival was taking place on the dance floor. An all out dancing celebration! The ballroom was shaking, was filled with rousing applause! Dance after dance filled our senses with pure delight! A sense of revelry, an atmosphere of conviviality was shared by the dancers! Friendships formed that will last, bonds were made to last forever. That spirit of camaraderie far eclipsed the Mirror Ball Trophy. The blinged out Mirror Ball was the prize, the bedazzled trophy was hoisted in celebration of a magnificent couple worthy to call it their own!

A genius idea was to take the second night of the Finale on location to The Grove. The Holiday atmosphere was on full resplendent display! The show seemed larger than its dancing life with the stage bedecked with a mammoth, sparkling Christmas tree and other visual delights! It certainly was a sprint between there and the studio, but through the genius of production it worked seamlessly! Read more..

November 30, 2015 I Written By

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Sharna Burgess Talks On Nick Carter, What He Found While Doing DWTS, And More – New Interview

Sharna Burgess was on KTLA today. She talked about the Dancing The Stars finale and Nick Carter. Dancing didn’t come as natural to him as he and everyone thought, but, he found something else more important while doing the show (awww moment). Great interview and she looks so pretty! Don’t forget you can see Sharna on the Dancing With The Stars Live tour. For tickets, see this link. Thanks to @Idolxfactor for recording.

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 21 Finale – Grove Crowd Reaction Videos!

The one of Bindi and Derek being announced as winners is….telling, IMO.

Here’s the reaction to Alek getting third place. You can see a bit of Bindi and Derek with Nick and Sharna in this one.

This is Nick singing during dress rehearsal. Dude can actually sing and I love the song – kinda amazing, actual singing, in this day and age. 😉

This is interesting – during dress rehearsal, they called Bindi in third and Alek won. 🙂 Wonder if that’s how they do dress every year. I also wonder if this is how Derek reads his tea leaves.

November 29, 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. :-)

“Behind The Scenes” Of The Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Finale By Louis Van Amstel

Louis Van Amstel sent Yahoo TV some awesome shots “behind the scenes” of the Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Finale. You can view photos and videos at Yahoo TV Instagram. Thanks to Andrea for the fun find.

Girls and make up!!! Ha ha ?? — @louisvanamstel #DWTS #DWTS21

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All the rooms #DWTS all access online has cameras in! — @louisvanamstel #DWTS21

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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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Happy Thanksgiving, Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Finale HQ Photos, And More

What a finale for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. It was the tops. Below are more photos as there are so many. Be sure to see Getty Images to see what we mean. Also, E Online ranks all the Pros who have ever been on the show. And lastly, from all of us at PureDWTS, have the most joyous and wonderful Thanksgiving!! Be sure to eat lots of turkey!xx

November 26, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Afterbuzz TV Reviews The Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Two Part Finale

Afterbuzz TV reviews the Dancing With The Stars Two Part Finale. As always, let us know what you think in comments. The video below goes LIVE at 7:10pm ET and you’ll be able to watch it anytime afterwards as well.

November 25, 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.