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DWTS Season 18, THE FINALE, Part 1 – Let’s Recap Tonight’s Show (Spoilers)

Once again, due to heavy traffic, we have to institute a few ground rules for tonight show. Most of these are good rules ALL OF THE TIME, and are basic netiquette.

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Again, we’ve turned on the Comment Moderation feature for the entire site. That way, in the event of an unexpected elimination, we can week out any trouble makers that much quicker. ;-)

Tonight’s Drinking Game: Take a  shot every time they show Mark getting hurt and ask if he will dance. Take a double shot every time someone mentions that Maks has never won before. Triple shot if it’s Maks himself.  See you all in rehab tomorrow. :-)

ETA: Well, you oughta be half drunk already. :-)  Everyone looks pretty though.

ETA: James is IN IT TO WIN IT. Take that Meryl and Maks shippers…oh don’t worry, you’ll get your kissing. :-P  Really, good dance from James.

Can’t believe Meryl is finally going second….now when it no longer matters. Guess they did learn from Zendaya, eh?

ETA3: Good dance by Meryl and Maks, but I still don’t feel all this magic that I sense I’m supposed to get. :-)

ETA4: Poor Candace and Mark. She struggled with that dance and I have a feeling she’ll get a more generous score than she should…but hell, they were right. That had to be harder than hell to have Mark go down and be uncertain if he would dance with you or not, but she held up really well. She looked very pretty too. :-)  Love her.

ETA5: WOW. Are we sure that Amy is a double amputee?? Cuz that dance was a big ole FU to her critics. LOL.  And Jennifer Grey in the audience looking like she was going to lose it complete. Awesome. :-D

ETA6: Great freestyle by James!! Loved it. Looked like Sonya might have choreo’d it.

ETA7: Whoa, Evan dude lighten up!

ETA8 Boy, I’m really surprised by that almost kiss. And that dance didn’t look anything like Derek and Kelly’s. Except for the staging, the lighting, almost costume too. :-D

ETA9: Love Tom making fun of the whole teddy bear thing. And really seriously even the comments from Len and Bruno were the same as they were for Kelly’s freestyle.

ETA10: I was too nervous to even watch Candace and Mark, I was afraid Mark’s damn shoulder was going pop out. Boy has balls that’s for sure.

ETA11: Nope, no agenda. CAI starting to sound like Meryl and Maks fans – asking about lifts less than half an hour after Meryl did a dance with just as many. :::rolls eyes::: At least she didn’t purposely underscore her cuz she didn’t like the rope, LEN.  THIS is what we’re talking about when we way that other couples get away with shit that Derek can’t.  Anyway, beautiful dance – I was nervous the whole time, wondering what Derek was up to.

ETA12: When I’m right, I’m right. Not even 15 minutes ago I said that the very bad score on Candace’s freestyle likely meant that Candace was going through. Not surprising.  And they were likely called safe in the order they will place tomorrow. Meryl, Amy and then Candace.  But it doesn’t have to be if everyone VOTES!! ;-)

May 19, 2014 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. :-)

Conrad Green Interviewed About His Last Season Of Dancing With The Stars

Conrad Green sat down with his last interview for Dancing With The Stars with the Hollywood Reporter. The departing executive producer talks of his best moments, the “jeopardy” elimination, this season’s contestants and competition, and lots lots more you won’t want to miss reading. Here is just a small take. Read more at the link and thanks to Lori for sending.

You’ve been ruling Planet Mirrorballus since its bizarre cosmic inception. Is it bittersweet to end this fantastic voyage?

It is sad. I feel like I’ve seen the show grow from nothing to this great big thing now. It’s brilliant when you meet people in the audience and you see the joy and delight — they’ve come from all over the country and you’ve made their year because they’ve got to come watch it. When you realize how much people enjoy it — and it’s such a positive show, ultimately — it’s heart-wrenching.


Being in the audience really is like entering a different time and space in which enthusiasm rules.

You get whipped up! That’s what we try to do as a show — that’s why seeing some of the more negative comments about it can be a bit soul-destroying. You’re trying to make something that’s genuinely joyous and fun and positive and exciting. I think we all feel proud. To think about some of what Maks has done this season, or some of what Derek’s done, or Karina, or Cheryl — it’s pretty cool to be able to bring back this kind of old-fashioned, theatrical showy performance to TV and actually prove it can work in the modern world.

ADDING: This is an interesting comment we’ve all wondered on at times too. I’m still not convinced there isn’t some “fixing” going on…maybe not always, but, there is sometimes.

What kind of negative comments frustrated you the most?

When people write in that they think we’re fixing the votes. Have you ever seen the Broadcast Standards people? They go around checking every vote that comes in. So the idea that we’re sitting here, the evil puppet masters saying “That judge should say that to Maks” and “This judge should give a 7” — it’s like, why would I care? And if I did care, why would I have Derek win every f***ing time? Know what I mean? It’d be a much different show if I could control the destiny of everyone. It isn’t a big conspiracy. This isn’t the Derek Hough Conspiracy Society. It’s a dance show.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS18 Peta Murgatroyd And James Maslow Talk With People About The Freestyle And More

Peta Murgatroyd tells People it’s “do or die” time. She said that to GMA yesterday too and she’s right. They are hoping to bond more than ever this week. Below is more…

Now, as they look ahead to next week, they need to ace their freestyle – something Murgatroyd did when she won the mirror ball with Donald Driver during season 14.

“Hell yeah, we’re going to be able to top that,” the pro dancer said. “Donald texted us the other day, saying congratulations, and he was like, ‘I might see another mirror ball coming your way soon.’ He’s really awesome.”

Moving into this week of rehearsals, Murgatroyd calls it “do or die” time.

“It’s such an important week,” she said. “We need to bond more than ever this week and make sure we collaborate with all the ideas and just make sure we’re on the same page and just kill this freestyle.”

To read the full article, see People.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Good Morning America Goes Into DWTS Final Rehearsals (Video)

Fun rehearsal footage and they give an update on Mark Ballas as well. Thanks to @IdolXfactor1!!


Mark Ballas Injured – Update Status – GMA 5-19-14 by IdolxMuzic

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Access Hollywood Interviews The Couples In Rehearsals For The Finals, Odd Tweet By Shirley Ballas

Check it out! Too fun! I love the ending teaser by Derek…

Also, Shirley Ballas tweeted that it’s been a tough day, but, she can’t say why. Here’s is more. Could something be wrong with Mark like Vin 2 posted in comments? Let’s hope not and all eyes on tomorrow night. Thanks to Lori for the heads up!!

Well tough day today.Can’t say why Dwts policy.But all tune in tomorrow for a great show and lots of surprises.I’m going for a brandy. Uggg

ETA: And an update from People. Mark was indeed hurt yesterday! Let’s hope he’s ok to dance tonight! Note that lastnight he also tweeted, “Hey y’all. I’m doing alright, thanks for the love.”

“Mark was seriously injured during camera blocking,” the spokesperson says. “His shoulder popped out during a lift and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated and released. It’s unclear whether or not he’ll be able to perform on Monday’s show.”

The injury occurred at the CBS studio where Dancing is taped. Ballas and Bure were in the middle of a complex maneuver that involved Ballas lifting the actress onto his shoulders when the injury occurred.

Fellow pro dancers Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke were at the studio and rushed to Ballas’s side on the ballroom floor.

They encouraged him to sit out the Monday finale so that the injury would not get worse, but Ballas is insisting he wants to perform. As a precaution, another DWTS pro will learn the routines and be ready to step in for Ballas should he ultimately need to sit out Monday’s show.

May 18, 2014 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.

TV Guide Makes DWTS Odds And Reviews The Couples Before The Finals

TV Guide gears us up for the Dancing With The Stars Season 18 finals by placing some odds and reviewing the couples strengths and weaknesses. They put Amy and Meryl neck and neck. Below is a take on Candace and Mark. Be sure to read the link for much more.

Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas
Strengths: Candace has made great strides since the start of the season, and is obviously willing to put in the effort required to be the best she can be (i.e. going to see a therapist to overcome her discomfort on the dance floor). Plus, her “I’m dancing for Jesus” approach means she’s got the Christian vote cornered.
Weaknesses: Candace and Mark have consistently found themselves the underdogs, having landed in jeopardy a few times this season. Of the remaining couples, they’re also the couple with the lowest average score. And let’s face it: despite the improvements Candace has made, she’s still no match for Olympic athletes Meryl and Amy.
Odds: 25 to 1

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 18, THE FINALE: Who’s Dancing What…and When?? (SPOILERS)

Well, I’m looking forward to a great night of dancing!! Especially curious about the freestyles. :-)

Warning…I will be turning comment moderation on during the show again and the rules we’ve been using for the last couple weeks will apply once again.

The dances shown below are for night one. It appears that all couples that make it to Tuesday will be doing a 24-hour fusion dance, similar to last season, I would imagine.

Candace and Mark
Quickstep
Freestyle
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Amy and Derek
Salsa
Freestyle
1-800-868-3410

James and Peta
Tango
Freestyle
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Meryl and Maks
Argentine Tango
Freestyle
1-800-868-3406

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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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Finals: Astrology Study And Numerology Predictions

Hi All! It’s Vogue back again to introduce another one of DonaMadrina’s fun Numerology Prediction posts. This time she analyzes the couples numbers for the Finals of Dancing With The Stars Season 18!! Dona also goes through last week’s numbers for what happened in the Semi-Finals. I’ve also included a little Astrology information in this post at the end for you to think about in mixing up things further. :) Ok, let’s get started, shall we?

Battle of the 9’s – Part II
by DonaMadrina

WEEK 9 Reviewed
So Charlie went home! :( Was that surprising to me from the numbers? Yes…and no.

As I mentioned last week, numerology is as much an art as a science. Knowing how to “read” the numbers takes years of practice, especially when there is so much duality in the charts, i.e. too close to call.

Hindsight is golden, as they say. And, darn! I wished I had talked about “Week 9’s” numbers in the verbiage of Part I. Though I included the charts, had I elaborated on them, we’d have seen an important piece of information that might have hinted at Charlie possibly being in trouble. Charlie’s elimination is much more obvious now – but this is hindsight. Read 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

ABC Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Finale Commercial

And to think…this is probably the last commercial we’ll see this season. *CRIES*

May 17, 2014 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.

More Dancing With The Stars Season 18 Finale Rehearsal Interviews

On The Red Carpet has started to upload some rehearsal interviews. You can see Candace & Mark and Meryl and Maks below. Let’s hope they post more soon!! Be watching this link in case they do.

Adding: Just a reminder (again)… if you have updates, please write to our “Contact us” link. Don’t put them in comments. Thanks!

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.