Have you seen this? If not, enjoy!!
Where to start?
Yes, I do think that the scores were determined in advance by the judges because they wanted to keep Janel safe for another two weeks. Did they know it was necessary? Does it matter? I’m not sure the judges know, but at the end of the day, they underscored Sadie, in particular, relative to Janel. Janel’s dance was good, but if it was a dance worthy of a perfect score, so was Sadie’s and Alfonso’s – and Bethany’s for that matter. But perhaps those three don’t need the help, eh?
By giving Janel 43 points last week, they’ve essentially sent her all the way to the semi-finals based on one less than perfect dance. Saved her for last week AND this coming week. This way, it is likely they get their preferred finale of Alfonso, Sadie, Bethany and Janel – sucks to be Lea and Tommy, barring someone not getting the votes we think they are. The semi-final scoring will tell the tale. If Janel suddenly isn’t all that great, it means she ain’t getting the vote (like we suspect) – after all, the judges want to be RIGHT. They want their preferred finale, but in the end they want their scores to be close to how the votes are going. Pride.
Anyway, I can’t even work up any righteous indignation about this anymore. It’s so predictable. Young actress works for ABC = Semi-final, whether she deserves it or not. And really, she is dancing better than Lea right now – I just don’t *LIKE* her. Not only do I get stealth mean girl vibe, but that gross showmance she had going on with Val was just annoying after a season centered on an over the top showmance. Yuck.
But, on to the scores. Who’s got what and how much damage did the judges do this past week? Read more..
ABC Media Net has released show details for Dancing With The Stars for Monday night. I was hoping they would confirm Nicole Scherzinger as performing for what the Daily Mail is reporting. They didn’t…not yet.
“Episode 1909” — The six remaining couples on “Dancing with the Stars” will dance to a song and dance style voted on by viewers for “AMERICA’S CHOICE” night on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). For the first time ever, America has creative control of the couples’ first dance, asking fans throughout the week via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for their input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. Each couple will perform two full routines including an individual original dance and a trio dance. For the trio dance, couples had the opportunity to pick an eliminated pro or troupe member to enhance their performance and highlight the strengths of each star. The trio dance styles include the Argentine Tango, Paso Doble, Samba and Foxtrot. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated and five couples will move on to the semi-finals.
The “Trio Groups” are:
Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold
Bethany Mota, Derek Hough and Tony Dovolani
Janel Parrish, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Keo Motsepe
Lea Thompson, Artem Chigvintsev and Henry Byalikov
Sadie Robertson, Mark Ballas and Emma Slater
Tommy Chong, Peta Murgatroyd and Sharna Burgess
More at ABC Media Net.
Ready for another Dancing With The Stars from the Kristyn Burtt and the Afterbuzz TV Gang? If so, check it out below and let us know what you think. This time Henry Byalikov joins them. He reveals some cool behind the scenes information. He also gives us some sneak peeks for the upcoming show. At the end, he talks of his plans for the off season….note how he plans to do Sway and the Dancing With The Stars cruises. Though he won’t be in the new Dancing With The Stars Tour since those dates conflict with his schedule. He said the same could be true for others with the same or other obligations. Does this mean Peta, Sharna, Artem, Tony, and Val won’t be in the new tour too…especially since some of them are also doing Ballroom With A Twist as well?
Our resident poet always knows how to sum up the week! Here is Lois again with another goodie….
THE DYNAMIC, DUO-LICIOUS DANCE PARTY
Invitations were sent, there was a party feel in the ballroom air
Duos of every type filled the dance card, with fun and with flair
THE DYNAMIC, DUO-LICIOUS DANCE PARTY began in style
Each duo depicting their characters with gusto and with a smile
Duos from Classic TV, from the Bible, from country, from a play
Brought delightful fun to the dance floor in their own unique way
A Dance-Off with Duos in the Dance Party, ended the rousing night
Each Duo blended together with distinction and with grand delight
BATMAN AND ROBIN
ALFONSO AND WITNEY
CHA CHA CHA TO TRUST
Zip-line entrance, brilliant depiction
Super team, smart, smooth, tight, instincts
LUCY AND RICKY RICARDO
BETHANY AND DEREK
SALSA TO BABALU
Cooking with Classic TV lines, animated fun
A Babalu Bonanza, brand-spanking brilliant
ROMEO AND JULIET
VAL AND JANEL
CONTEMPORARY TO EVERYBODY’S FREE TO FEEL GOOD
Finest choreography from Val, pure emotion, breathtaking
Gorgeous and glorious in every way, what dance is about
BONNIE AND CLYDE
LEA AND ARTEM
JAZZ TO SOMETHING BAD
Staccato, tango feel, stunning set-cup
With confidence, classy, sassy, crazy, wild
JANE AND TARZAN
MICHAEL AND EMMA
FOXTROT TO YOU’LL BE IN MY HEART
Swinging entrance on a vine, Lord of the Jungle
Best dance, nice lines, runs own race with pride
ADAM AND EVE
SADIE AND MARK
CONTEMPORARY TO UNINVITED – SUNG BY BC JEAN
Apple-licious, tempting, tantalizing, with maturity
Poignant, powerful, passionate, intricate choreography
JOHNNY AND JUNE CARTER CASH
TOMMY AND PETA
PASO DOBLE TO RING OF FIRE
Burning with fire and love, magic mojo, charming
Connection with Peta, commitment to the dance
The Duos took the floor, Val, Janel had Immunity from elimination
The Duos shook it up, danced with great and fierce determination
WITNEY AND ALFONSO AND LEA AND ARTEM
JIVE TO RIP IT UP – WITNEY AND ALFONSO THE WINNERS
BETHANY AND DEREK AND MARK AND SADIE
CHA CHA CHA TO REALLY DON’T CARE – BETHANY AND DEREK THE WINNERS
MICHAEL AND EMMA AND TOMMY AND PETA
RUMBA TO I’M NOT THE ON!Y ONE – TOMMY AND PETA THE WINNERS
THE DYNAMIC DUO-LICIOUS DANCE PARTY ruled Week Eight
Wasn’t it a duo-licious, fun party, wasn’t it grand and G-R-E-A-T!
Written By Lois A Troutman, November 4, 2014
THE NIGHT ENDED, MICHAEL AND EMMA TOOK THEIR FINAL CURTAIN!
WE WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK FOR #NINE, I AM SURE AND I AM CERTAIN!
In case you missed the Dancing With The Stars All Access Interviews last night (like I did as it’s so hard to watch the show and the interviews at the same time), you can watch them all below. These are fun.
Let’s get straight to the new media and interviews after last night’s dances. Below you can watch a recap and interviews with ABC7, Afterbuzz TV, and Access Hollywood for starters. Also, you can visit Glamour for some backstage coverage (though not sure if I’m going to keep posting their things anymore ). You can also see some photos at ABC7 and the Daily Mail. Note too that the couples have TWO dances next week one of which is the Trio dance (one star and two pros). Here is some new dance information that came out in the interviews so far…
ETA: The official site has released the songs and dances for the “American Choice” dance. You can see them here. Thanks to Jayne for the heads up!
-Derek and Bethany have an Argentine Tango and a Viennese Waltz. Derek describes the songs as “beautiful” (one has some power or punch).
-Val and Janel have a Salsa Trio with Keo and a Quickstep.
-Sadie and Mark have Emma for their Trio dance. They also have a Fox Trot for one of their dances.
-Peta and Tommy have a Viennese Waltz. For the trio dance, they have a Jazz. They picked Sharna to dance with them.
-It’s a Samba and a Paso Doble Trio for Lea and Artem next week. Henry is their trio partner.
-Alfonso and Witney have a Trio Paso Doble with Lindsey Arnold. Their other dance is a Fox Trot.
Other mentions: Mark and Witney talk about the DWTS Live Tour in their new ABC7 interviews! They will be two of the Pros dancing. Mark also gets to perform his songs on the tour. For ticket and scheduling of the new DWTS tour, see this link.
More interviews added below. Be sure to listen to them all to get more details. Also, more at Pure Derek Hough on Derek and Bethany including one of their songs revealed and more.
Is it really week 8?? Dang, where has the season gone…
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- Our server gets totally hosed when people sit at their computer and click “refresh” constantly. Post a comment, then walk away for five minutes so that others have a chance…and so that Courtney and I can actually post on the site.
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Another reason to hate immunity – no opening number. BOOOOO!!
All Access says Beth and Derek are dancing last.
Am I the only one that found Lea to be a bit weak?? I sure do wish…well, never mind. Agree with Len – she’s way too safe.
Interesting hints on All Access – sounds like Alfonso could go either way. Disaster or a 40.
Ahhh….poor Emma and Mike. Emma’s got to be great at back leading. And she looks amazing tonight.
Good dance by Val and Janel – but then it should be, shouldn’t it? I saw a couple little bobbles, but she’ll get a perfect score anyway.
Don’t get too excited – If Beth or Alfonso get a perfect score (and according to Lacey either one could), they beat out Janel by cumulative score. Don’t think anyone else has a shot.
Tommy? Sorry, kinda missed that one, but the judges seem to love him.
Mark and Sadie – poor Mark. Can’t say I blame him. But he did say that Derek was the one who was in touch with the meaning of life and how to live it – and I hope he can learn from him just a little. He shouldn’t give the judges the satisfaction of knowing their bullshit got to him.
As for tonight’s dance – loved it! Way, WAY better than Janel’s contemporary, although she’ll get hosed on the scores. CAI already nitpicking – where was she when Janel was dancing??
Not that it matters, but Sadie should have gotten a perfect score if Janel earned one. But I think Janel beats Sadie in cumulative points anyway.
Wow!! Loved Alfonso’s dance!! Very fun.
And this is why having contemporary up against Salsa’s and Cha Cha’s on a night where immunity is in play is a crock of shit. Bethany’s dance was so far superior to Janel’s in difficulty and naturalness of performance it’s not even funny. Required steps and movements versus do what ever the hell you want – faux cry for a perfect score.
Well, at least we don’t get to hear sanctimonious Val. If my memory is correct, Alfonso picks first, Sadie second.
Alfonso picks Lea and Lea picks Jive – Alfonso just KILLED it. Lea’s not doing to badly either.
Guessing Sadie picks Beth and Beth picks rumba.
I can understand Artem’s strategy. Kinda glad that Derek and Beth don’t have to pick (most likely).
What kinda crack is Carrie Ann on?
Alfonso wins. Sadie picks Beth as predicted. Derek, in a surprise, picks a dance they haven’t done before. What kinda crack is HE on?
Hmmm…that was the clash of the titans. I agree with that. But I think I would have given it to Sadie. It shouldn’t matter, regardless, as I don’t think either of them are at risk next week.
So, it’s added to *tonight’s* score?? How does that help them for tonight? It helps them for next week, so it wipes out Janel’s lead. So…how is this fair? Shouldn’t it have been added to last weeks score to help them tonight??
Okay, so I heard Emma say that Janel/Val have 43 points – so they were given the three points. Interesting how that has NEVER happened in previous seasons with immunity dances.
The twitter vote is interesting. Sadie/Beth were almost tied 48/52. Alfonso KILLED Lea with 85%. And Tommy killed Michael with 72 percent. If that’s reflective of the voting (which it probably isn’t), – interesting.
They were called safe in the order this show may end:
Tommy and Michael were the last two standing.
Michael was eliminated. Will miss Emma very much.
How did we do?
Courtney: Michael will go
Heidi: Michael will go
Vogue: Michael will go