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HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 25 Week 1

I always love looking at the performance photos every season. Aren’t these beautiful? Click the photos to see even more…

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September 19, 2017 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.

PureDWTS Season 25 Week 1 Media, Recaps, Scores, and Interviews After The Dances

Wow! Where do I start? First of all, I want to thank the producers of Dancing With The Stars for not getting any political figures to dance this season and trying to cause friction and alienate fans like the Emmy producers did Sunday night (stupid!). Instead, we are getting a season of “celebration” just like Tom Bergeron teased a few weeks ago. I have to say, I am loving all the contestants so far. They are all so different and fun. More on that later in Courtney’s Power Rankings post. 😉 For now, let’s review the scores;

Lindsey & Mark 22 (7, 8, 7)
Jordan & Lindsay 22 (8, 7, 7)
Vanessa & Maks 21 (7, 7, 7)
Nikki & Artem 20 (7, 7, 6)
Victoria & Val 19 (7, 6, 6)
Frankie & Witney 19 (7, 6, 6)
Sasha & Gleb 18 (6, 6, 6)
Derek & Sharna 18 (6, 6, 6)
Nick & Peta 18 (6, 6, 6)
Debbie & Alan 17 (6, 5, 6)
Drew & Emma 16 (6, 5, 5)
Terrell & Cheryl 15 (5, 5, 5)
Barbara & Keo 14 (5, 4, 5)

To watch the dances again, see Idolxfactor.com (these videos work internationally) and the official Your Tube page.

Ok, onto some media, recaps, and interviews. First up, see People. I loved what Victoria Arlen said of her dance below. Be sure to read more from others at the link;

“I feel like as much as it was seven years ago, I can go right back there and I saw a particular clip of me in the hospital and suddenly I was right back there trying everything to get something out of my legs,” said Arlen, who was visibly emotional and wiped away tears before performing. “To have watched this show through those challenging times and to finally be here, and then to look over and Val was getting emotional too, I was like, ‘I’m about to dance here in pink fringe and sparkles.’ It was just very surreal and incredibly emotional and far beyond anything that I could ever imagine. It was one of those moments where I just thought, ‘I’m really glad I lived.’ ”

Although Arlen admitted that the dance was a “challenging” one to learn, she is proud of herself for achieving her goal.

“I did it. I survived and made it. I climbed to the top of the mountain and my feet did what I needed them to do. It was incredible. It was just something – you set these dreams when you’re little and you never imagine the things that are going to take place that will derail everything,” she shared. “And to be so derailed and for it all to fall apart just to come back and be better and sparklier and just to nail it was incredible. I was like, ‘Don’t cry on national television, Victoria.’ But I did.”

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Keep checking back. We’ll add more later!! Vogue over and out! xxx

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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 25 Week One “On The Red Carpet” Interviews

These interviews after the show are going to be fun every week. Enjoy….

September 18, 2017 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 25, Week ONE – Live Blog

Here we are again folks and finally the DWTS producers have decided to try a slightly (only very slightly) different formula than they have the past several seasons. Artem has a younger (possibly talented) partner, Alan has the potential ringer (maybe? Not sure – haven’t looked. Every other singer that comes on this show seems to get that label), Cheryl and Mark are back (yay!), and we have married couples competing against each other (oh, wait – not NEW but old and tired). Val doesn’t appear to have an actual ringer, but still has someone who will likely make it to the end just based on her story. Jury is out on Val being up to that challenge.

Let’s hope the opening number is as good as the one that Mandy won an Emmy for….

…And that was quite good. Well done, Mandy. When she focuses on content, she can get it done. I even liked the married couples part. As long as it doesn’t continue all season. The only gripe I have is the insertion of the celebs. I got my hopes up there that we were going to get a dance similar to that in season 5 or .

Cheryl and TO up first! Go Cheryl, show them who’s boss. 🙂

And she is not to be underestimated! That was an excellent dance. Look out folks, she ain’t playin’ and she got a good dance out of him. He appears to have some talent. He was also honest and seemed charming.

Keep in mind…they’ve had a few weeks to get this routine together. The REAL test is in weeks 2 and 3. If he’s still doing well next week and the week after, look out.

Massively underscored – that’s like, insane, to give him a 15. But let’s see how they score the other dancers. They may have it in their head to go low week 1. But odds are good that a chosen few who may not get votes will get higher scores.

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I thought Debbie did a great job and she has some real potential, provided her lime disease doesn’t prevent her from rehearsing – but good for her.

I HATE the judges blathering on while giving their scores. Horrendous idea and I can’t imagine the producers agreed to it. Annoying as hell.

Sasha seems like a very sweet girl – I like her. No idea that’s how you pronounce her last name.

Smile girl!! I thought that was a very good first dance. Well done. About halfway through she started thinking too hard, I think. But well done.

Time for Drew – love him, love Emma. Karate Kid. LOL.

Emma’s dress is gorgeous. Drew suffers from he problem all very tall men have – he gets a littlfewild. What I appreciate about him is that he’s GOING for it. Full out. Not afraid, not shy, not dancing small. I dig it. I don’t know how long he’ll last, but I’ll enjoy it while he’s here.

Vibrant is an excellent word for Barbara, Keo. I LOVE her. We’ll see if it gets to be too much after a while.

Cool graphics. Coat almost didn’t come off. Horrible cha cha song. Ugh. But she certainly has the personality to sell it. I think she lost her place there a bit in the middle.

Sexual turn on??? LOLOLOL….Bruno just got topped. A 14 is their score. Compared to the others thus far, that’s about right, sad to say.

Jordan Fisher is up next!! Let’s go Jordan. And, psssst…bring Lin-Manuel Miranda to rehearsal please. Pretty please.

And he’s cute and charming too!! Like the Val impersonation. 😉

Lindsay uses the stairs the right way – how refreshing. Don’t stick your butt out, Jordan – but other than that, EXCELLENT! Great first dance. Very well done. First 7s of the night???

Yep. 🙂 Jordan gets a 22. And that’s about right, even considering the low scores previously.

Why is Nick getting a special interview with Tom?? Just because of Drew from many years ago? Ridiculous. Yeah…not a fan. Pimp, pimp, pimp….hahahahaha…gotta love Peta pointing out her greater number of MBTs. 🙂

First couple to use the troupe – not surprised. He’s doing well, but he’s not even close to as natural as Jordan and he has the easier dance. Peta gave him decent choreography.

It’s going to piss me off is he scores better than Jordan. Oh god, more couple stuff. OVER it. Why are all four of them standing up there? I suppose that will happen when Vanessa dances as well?

And he gets an 18 which is fair – I can live with that. Now…Vanessa…

I have to say….I so much prefer Maks over Val it’s not even funny. I can find Maks amusing. And Vanessa and he are going to be an interesting, entertaining team.

Horrible use of the stairs again. Why. didn’t care for the baby stuff i the beginning. Typical Maks time wasting. That was a very solid dance. And she bested her husband in my opinion. She’s more brooke than she is denise by a long shot.

Lord. Nikki is smokin’ hot. And I say this as a straight woman.

And Vanessa gets a 21 – very fair. LOL – Tom: Maks got married, had a baby and someone took his personality. Bwah!

Next up Frankie and Witney. He reminds me of Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad. Love his face when Witney said “You know you’re as old as my dad?”

Love this song so much. And I called Harry Styles a massive star from day one on that British singing show. Watched via live stream.

Anyway, respectable job by Frankie – lovely dance. Didn’t seem nervous to me. Shut UP, CAI. Jaysus. Agreed with her comments though. Score: 19 Seems fair. I like it.

Nikki and Artem up next and it’s safe to say he’s happy.

She’s certainly got the hip action. She needs some work on that kick – kinda throwing the leg away with no control. But other than that, she’s pretty damn good. LOVE the flip of Artem. Genius.

Nikki gets a 20 – seemed pretty fair. Gotta fix the kicks. She’s got potential though.

Derek is up next…and I love his momma, so excited for him to be on DWTS. Telling him that “Len watches the feet”. LOL

How tall are Sharna’s heels? She doesn’t seem that much shorter than him. This is some creative staging…and holy shit the lifts and that ending move was stunning! Wow. He did very well also – great dance!! Very good dance. He did great out there on his own.

Derek is up next…and I love his momma, so excited for him to be on DWTS. Telling him that “Len watches the feet”. LOL

How tall are Sharna’s heels? She doesn’t seem that much shorter than him. This is some creative staging…and holy shit the lifts and that ending move was stunning! Wow. He did very well also – great dance!! Very good dance. He did great out there on his own.

Derek gets a 6, 6, 6 for a total of 18. Again, that seems fair.

By the way…Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted for Jordan. Everyone go beg him to show up to DWTS rehearsals. Please? For me? You don’t understand how much I luuuuuvvve him. 🙂

Victoria is very pretty. Val, GOOGLE before you meet your partner.

Again with the horrible cha cha song. She’s missing some steps and her leg placement is weird, which may be due to the fact that she doesn’t have feeling in them. Was that dance really short or was that just me.

I’ve always had a fondness for those fringe pants. I think CAI is a bit over the top. Her legs were not that crisp and clean – but not bad.

She gets a 19 – which is about right.

Something about Lindsey’s violin is just so amazing – it makes me happy to hear it. She and Mark are cute together.

Whoa – good legs. She’s very sharp as well. Consumate performer. Love her face. And she’s got some swag as well.

Best dance of the night. That was amazing!! Very well done and Mark’s fingerprints were all over that choreo-it was him.

Lindsay is tied with Jordan at the top of the leaderboard – as it should be. Those two are quite far out in front of the rest.

My top two of the night. But I also thought Vanessa was quite good, as was Victoria. The athletes also killed it and I though Barbara was hilarious. Really, there were no stinkers.

But next week will be the real test – from here on out, they only have a week to learn a dance. Most have probably done some work on week 2, so week 3 will be really interesting.

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DWTS Season 25 Week One Pre-Show Facebook Chats, Interviews, Blogs, And Previews Before Show Time

Things are really starting to steam up before show time. To see what I mean, see the Dancing With The Stars facebook page with some live facebook chats with Sasha Farber, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews HERE.

Also, Cheryl Burke is really excited to be back this season as you know. You can read a Dancing With The Stars preview from her at Yahoo. I’ve always enjoyed her blogs. Here’s a take. Be sure to read the link for lots more.

My partner, Terrell Owens, and I started kind of late in the game. He just signed on, so we haven’t gotten to 100 percent know each other yet. We didn’t get that three-week grace period of training like everybody else did, but so far Terrell is just such a hard worker. And I’ve always said out of everybody I’ve danced with, I prefer athletes because of their hard work and determination and them just wanting to get it. What’s so great about athletes is they know how to be coached. They don’t get their feelings hurt. And I’m known to be a hardcore coach, and it’s basically tough love with me, so I don’t have to walk on eggshells with these athletes, especially with Terrell. Because if anyone can handle me, it’s definitely Terrell. I definitely don’t hold back with him. I really push him hard, and he can handle it.

It’s nice winning, but I have to say for me now, I love being able to change the audience’s perception of who my partner is. Which is why I came back last year for Ryan Lochte. Which is why I came back for Terrell Owens. These people have been labeled as certain personalities, and I love finding out that’s not who they really are. They’re really quite the opposite. It’s great to win a mirrorball and all that, but I love being able to change people’s lives and change people’s opinions on certain personalities I dance with.

Our first dance is the cha-cha, and we’re dancing to the song “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by the Temptations. This cha-cha is just about having fun and really showing you Terrell Owens behind the mask. Terrell’s fans will recognize a little end zone dance that he did. We’re definitely adding moves in this dance that you’ll recognize from when he would celebrate a touchdown.

I’m also looking forward to Latin Night. Latin dancing is something I specialized in when I competed back in my day, so I just love that we celebrate Latin night on Dancing With the Stars. It’s my specialty, it’s something I feel very comfortable with, and I think with Terrell being my partner, hopefully, we’ll do great. Hopefully we won’t be eliminated before that night!

And here’s a fun interview with Drew Scott and why he decided to dance. His wife is so cute.

Isn’t this a fun preview with Artem and Nikki Bella….

Lastly, I can’t get enough of these two jamming together. Watch out, we’ll get to hear this next week….

Stay tuned to the spot below. We may post more later….

ETA: I can’t get enough of these two either…

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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.

GMA Goes Into Camera Blocking For The Premiere Of DWTS Season 25 Week 1 And More Teasers

Drew Lachey and Good Morning America went into camera blocking yesterday. Al was able to capture a video. Also below are some camera blocking teasers from the cast and a new promo. Are you ready? Here’s to tonight!!

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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.

First Look At The DWTS Season 25 Week One Opening Number And Weekend Media Goodies

Wow, take a sneak peek at the opening number for tomorrow night in the People link below. Also, below are some rehearsal interviews. Also included is some coverage of the Creative Arts Emmys. Don’t miss more Emmy coverage including party interviews with Derek and Julianne at Pure Derek Hough. Lastly, it’s great to see Carrie Ann on the red carpet at the Hero Dog Awards. Beautiful.

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September 17, 2017 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.

Cool New ABC Promo With DWTS Season 25 Teasers, Other Hints On The New Season

Check out the cool Dancing With The Stars Season 25 clips in this new ABC promo below. They are cool. Speaking of TV Guide, don’t miss reading an article on everything we need to know on the new season HERE. Below are a few takes that are interesting. See the link for more.

“There aren’t many celebrities with large amounts of dance experience. I think it will be one of the most competitive seasons we’ve had in a long time,” executive producer Joe Sungkur told TV Guide.

“I really think that the playing field is level,” executive producer Ashley Edens agrees.

Season 25 also has some of the best themed nights planned, from the tried and true Disney Night to a few surprises themes further down the road.

“We’re doing Disney Night at the halfway point of the season which is week five. We’re also doing A Night at the Movies,” Ashley Edens says. “Week three we are doing Guilty Pleasures, which should be a ton of fun. We’re going to learn a lot about the cast — what they love, what they hate to admit they love. We have the Trio Round, where we’re hoping to bring back a former celebrity. We’re going to potentially do an Iconic Dances Night, where our couples will repeat, reimagine, reinterpret an iconic dance from earlier seasons.”

And what is Sasha up to for a future project?

Meanwhile, Sasha Farber is making the opposite move, moving from pro to the troupe so that he can focus on another future project.

Here’s that new ABC promo…

September 15, 2017 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.

“Dancing In The Streets” Behind The Scenes Back Lot Of The DWTS Season 25 Premiere

Below are a few videos of what’s taking place in the Back Lot for the Dancing With The Stars premiere and opening number. Via EmnEm in comments the opening number was filmed at Golden Oak Ranch. The opening song (via fans and Cheryl’s IG story) is “Dancing in the Streets.” Too fun. I love that song. Be watching this link in case they release 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 . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Four More Days Until The DWTS Season 25 Premiere – The Media Push Is On!

Lot’s of goodies below to take in tonight or whenever you can before show time in only four more days…. a vlog, fittings, interviews, goofing around on the set, and more from the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 25…..

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September 14, 2017 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.