Dancing With The Stars Season 22’s top two finalists Peta Murgatroyd & Nyle DiMarco and Mark Ballas & Paige DiMarco were interviewed on Live With Kelly today! They danced too. Great segment. Thanks always to @Idolxfactor for recording.
Below are the finalists from Dancing With The Stars Season 22 on Good Morning America’s After Party. They are interviewed and they danced. The troupe danced as well. Also, Tom Bergeron made a showing with a big mirror ball prop almost taking him out. lol. Special thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for all his hard work recording all things Dancing With The Stars for us all season long.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 25, 2016
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 25, 2016
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) May 25, 2016
Let’s get straight to the media today! Though before we begin, know that we don’t go away in the off season of Dancing With The Stars. We have new “end of the season” Questionnaires coming. We want to ask you on which Pros and Celebs you’d like to see dance next season and much much more including RUMORS and special blogs from Heidi and Courtney. So, don’t go away.
Ok, onto some Media. First, see Stormy’s Tumbler Page for all the DWTS All Access coverage last night if you missed it. A huge thank you to her for working early in the mornings to get it all up as soon as possible for everyone. Afterwards, read People for all of their coverage including news that Peta might be expecting (WHA?? Be sure to read the link if your eyes are falling out like mine. lol). Then head to Glamour. Below is a take for what happened behind the scenes after the show was over. Be sure to read the link for lots more.
The ballroom cleared out pretty quickly after the show ended (both to get the final contestants on a flight to New York, and to get everyone else to the wrap party), but runner-ups Mark Ballas and Paige VanZant graciously came over for a chat. “It is bittersweet,” said Paige of last night’s outcome. “I’m upset of course. I wanted to take that mirrorball home, and I wanted [Mark] to win it for his birthday.” Still, “I’m really blessed for the opportunity. I feel like I haven’t lost anything, and I’ve only gained momentum, and a platform to speak out against bullying. It’s been amazing.”
Although it wasn’t the same as winning the mirrorball, head judge Len Goodman did say that if the finals were solely judged on dance, Paige was the best dancer. “It’s lovely to hear that,” noted Mark. “I’ve known Len a long time, and have a lot of respect for Len, so when he gives you that kind of a compliment, it’s very nice. But I know that [of Paige]. I knew that. So, you know…” he trailed off. Still, it’s not the end of the journey for the pro dancer and the UFC fighter, who have become close friends since early March. “I’m going to be in L.A. a lot,” revealed Paige, “so he won’t be able to get rid of me!”
Looking back to the very beginning of their journey, there’s not much Paige would change, expect for maybe one thing. “Maybe [I’d tell myself] to listen to Mark more right away,” she laughed. “And just completely embrace myself in this competition and not worry so much. I was so worried at first what I was going to say and if people were going to like me, but you know what? Just go for it and be yourself.”
As for Mark’s 30th birthday, the celebration will have to wait, as he and Paige will travel from L.A. to N.Y.C. and back again within 24 hours. It’s a hectic time for all the couples, who traditionally not only visit GMA, but Live with Kelly! and The View as well. After DWTS ended last night, season 22 champs Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd were trying to take as many photos with friends and family before publicists literally ushered them out of the studio to change and get on their flight. Peta’s fiance, Maks, was seen taking photos and sharing hugs with Nyle’s mom and twin brother. For more behind-the-scenes access, check out our Snapchat backstage!
Here’s a Glamour snapchat as well…
Sources tell People that Maks Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are expecting their first child. Not sure if this is true, but, if it is, a huge huge congratulations to them both!!
The Dancing with the Stars pros, who were (appropriately) engaged while on a dance floor in December, are expecting, multiple sources tell PEOPLE.
While this will be the first child for both Murgatroyd, 29, and Chmerkovskiy, 36, the pregnancy news comes as no surprise considering the pair has opened up recently about wanting to start a family.
“I would like to start [having kids] pretty soon,” Murgatroyd admitted in a PEOPLE cover story shortly following the couple’s engagement. “A little boy, and then a little girl.”
More at People.
I’m back, I’ve watched the show… And what in the hell was Val thinking? It started out OK and then it turned into a bad parody of Derek’s fox trot with Nicole that happened in like week three or four combined with the dumbed down version of his Singin’ in the Rain with Bethany. Good lord. What happened to the good old days when bad freestyles actually got like 8s?? Cuz that was bad…and everyone was pretending it was great. How annoying can you get? Read more..
It’s Night Two of the Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale. You can watch some of the dances and performances below thanks to @Idolxfactor in a few moments!! Stay tuned and keep checking back for more as the night progresses!
Watch Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale “DWTS All Access” Night Two: Behind The Scenes, Interviews, And More
The Dancing With The Stars Season 22 FINALE “Dancing All Access” Night Two is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below.
Hollywood Live Today asks, “What Will Be The Dancing With The Stars’ Finalists’ First Post-Finale Meal?” Find out below in their back stage interviews last night after Dancing With The Stars….
Well, that’s somewhat surprising. At the end of the night there was a tie, but it was a tie for second, with Paige all alone at the top. I didn’t get to see the show live, I am going on youtube and the scores with this commentary. I will likely get to watch the show before the finale-finale, but I need to write this before then. 🙂
I will just say…”the best dance ever on DWTS”??? Bullshit. Typical judge hyperbole and they say it at least once every season and it never means anything. It’s obvious when it’s actually true – very obvious. Sharna should know better than to buy into this – really, where have you been? The audience is MUCH smarter than this and this is the mistake people on this show continue to make every season. It’s ridiculous. Thanks for playing, try again.
Anyway, the scores do make me wonder if the judges really understand how the show works – and if they remembered that last weeks scores and votes count too. Do I really think they would rank it Paige – Ginger – Nyle and then give everyone a 30 on their freestyle if they knew it would result in this?
No, I’m not sure I believe that the judges would allow Paige to be alone at the top with a four point cushion. I think they might believe that Paige only has a one point lead and that they ranked them how they think they should finish. The crack is strong in these judges. 😉
Anyway, what this means is that if either Nyle or Ginger want to win, they have to get about 8,700 more votes per million votes cast than Paige does.
It’s really that simple. But what happens when they add points tomorrow?? I have a really hard time believing that the judges will change the rank – they RARELY change the spread or the rank after the votes have been cast. I don’t think they will do it tomorrow. I wager they will give everyone the same score – and this will reduce the margin.
How much? If everyone gets a 30 on their fusion, Ginger or Nyle will need 7,300 more votes per million votes cast to WIN over Paige. It can certainly happen – someone can beat her. Tony claimed that there was only three or four percent between the couples. But what does that mean? Between the couples with the combined score?? Between the couples votes? I have no idea what the context is on this. ETA in the morning: Saw a bit of the show, and Tom said after the judges scores and your votes were combined there is only a 3% difference between them. That means that it’s anyone’s game. Like it was before. 🙂
So what do I think will happen? I think that if the judges don’t tinker tomorrow, Paige will squeak out a win. If not her, then Nyle will take it. But I’m leaning towards Paige. The only thing that will really piss me off is if Ginger manages it.
But I don’t think she will…I think/hope/pray it will be Paige and Mark.
ETA: and to show how schizophrenic I am, this morning when I woke up I was leaning toward Nyle squeaking out a win. That’s just how close it is. Still praying for Paige though. 🙂
Please forgive the incomplete info – doing the best I can, kids 😛
ETA: George Pennacchio filled in my gaps. Nyle’s song is a guess on my part, as George only said that their song was called “Summer”. Now if all of you who like to complain about every tango done to an EDM song “was just a copy of Meryl & Maks'” don’t bitch about Peta & Nyle’s…then YOU, my friends, are hypocrites. 😉
Ginger & Val – Argentine tango/Foxtrot (song: “Just Like Fire” by Pink)
Nyle & Peta – Tango/Cha Cha (song: “Summer” by Calvin Harris(?))
Paige & Mark – Salsa/Jive (song: “Little Bitty Pretty One” by Thurston Harris)
Thoughts? How convenient that Val got Argentine tango again – he can just recycle the last 5 ones he did, which were all just remixes of the previous one he did. Having a hard time remembering Nyle’s tango, but wasn’t that one that he bungled up on? Paige is gonna look so stinkin’ cute doing a salsa/jive. 🙂
Here’s to a fun finale! 😎