One last Poll! In your opinion, who is going to win Dancing With the Stars Season 22? VOTE in our new Poll below. Also, RANK the couples as well. See you in comments.
Access Hollywood interviewed the final 3 of Dancing With the Stars Season 22. See who they think has the winning edge…
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Nyle Di Marco and Peta Murgatroyd were guests on Hollywood Today Live. Nyle has been having so much fun on Dancing With The Stars. Peta is so proud of him. Lots lots more below…
Nyle Di Marco is dedicating a soundless video to the “The Sound Of Silence” song for the freestyle. More below courtesy of his You Tube Channel.
Thank you for continuing to make my ride on DWTS so much more thrilling and meaningful. Thank you for continuing my voice in raising awareness about the Deaf culture.
Given that I am Deaf, I am dedicating this soundless video to “The Sound Of Silence” song for our Contemporary-Freestyle dance for the Finale.
My interpretation of the song is that for hundred of years my Deaf community has suffered oppression, marginalization, and language deprivation… but now we’re starting to find hope. It is time for our soundless message to be heard, hence the Sound Of Silence.
P.S. There are 70 million of Deaf people worldwide. Only 2% of them have access to education in sign language. Over 75% of parents do not use sign language to communicate with their Deaf child. Millions Deaf children experience language deprivation. If you want to help and put end to this, please buy a shirt represent.com/nyle and the money will go to Nyle DiMarco FOUNDATION.
Below is the ABC press release for the Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale which includes musical performers, dance information. and more.
Three Couples Remain in the Closest Race Ever on the Two-Part Season Finale of ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ May 23 & 24 SEASON FINALE
THREE COUPLES REMAIN IN THE CLOSEST RACE EVER, BUT ONLY ONE CAN TAKE HOME THE COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY, ON THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE OF ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MAY 23 & 24
Musical Performers Include Pitbull, Aloe Blacc, Fleur East and BC Jean
The Season 22 Champion Will Be Revealed on Tuesday, May 24
“Episodes 2210 & 2210A” – After weeks of stunning competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, MAY 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. It’s the closest race ever with some of the best dancing celebrities have ever pulled off. Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas have one last night of competitive dancing, vying to win the judges’ and America’s votes to be crowned the “Dancing with the Stars” champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live on TUESDAY, MAY 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT).
On Monday, May 23 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT), the three finalists will each perform two dances – a redemption style dance (jazz, quickstep or salsa), and a freestyle. And singer/songwriter BC Jean will perform “Over the Rainbow” during Paige and Mark’s freestyle dance.
The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Redemption Style: Jazz – “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay
Freestyle – “Orange Colored Sky” by Nat King Cole
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Redemption Style: Quickstep – “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Freestyle – “The Sound of Silence” by Disturbed
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Redemption Style: Salsa – “Fireball” by Pitbull
Freestyle – “Over the Rainbow” performed by BC Jean
In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, May 24 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances as the night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 12 of this season’s couples.
The finale will be filled with performances from Pitbull, who will perform “Messin’ Around,” and Aloe Blacc, performing “Let the Games Begin.” Fleur East will perform “Sax” as Kim Fields and Sasha Farber dance with the “Dancing with the Stars” female pro dancers. Additionally, brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy will give the fans a sneak peek of the sensational dance show they will be performing across America over the summer: Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way.
In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. The votes from May 16 and May 23 will be combined along with the judges’ points from both weeks and the “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
For week 10, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evening.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
“All Is Number” – Plato
“Numbers are the universal language offered by the deity to humans as confirmation of the truth.” – St. Augustine
It’s a Tight One, Folks!
Undoubtedly you know who Pythagoras was. Well, if you don’t, surely you remember his theorem that you labored over in geometry class, a2 + b2 = c2. Remember him now? Well, this guy Pythagoras was a well-renown Greek philosopher who taught all of his students how to “read” numbers. In fact, he’s considered the first “pure” mathematician (math that has no practical purpose), and also he was the originator of what we know as numerology today. But, Pythagoras had other credits too. He was a philosopher, scientist, astronomer, musician, and a spiritual teacher. He taught his followers that a person’s entire destiny could be read from the numbers of a person’s birthdate and name. His foundational premise was that everything in the universe vibrates to its own frequency and is represented by a number.
Pythagoras and his followers were not the only group that believed in the impact of numbers on one’s life. Enter the Chinese, the Japanese, as well as the Chaldeans, Hebrews, Egyptians, Phoenicians, even the early Christians. And of course, we all know about the Mayans (and their famous calendar), and the Incas.
After a thousands years or so of the use of numerology by Roman Catholic theologians, in 325AD, the church’s first Council of Nicaea removed numerological practices from church orthodoxy. Despite this removal, however, the practice and the fascination with numerology continued to grow to this day. And it’s this science that we will use to predict the winner of Season 22. Well…we’ll give it the good ole college try anyway. ☺
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Below you can watch a few more interviews with the couples after Dancing With The Stars Monday night. If you missed all the updates to our first post, be sure to see them all here.
For those interested, you can listen to Afterbuzz TV review Dancing With The Stars Semi Finals in the stream below. The show starts around 8:10pm ET. The video below will also work after the show in case you missed it. Be sure to let us know what you think in comments.
Emma Slater is devastated by the Final Three on Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take from her new Hollywood Life blog. She’s so cute…
Go Ginger Zee! It was a Ginger sandwich, with Russian speaking bread! Hmmm yummy! Although in real life, these men are actually quite careful with their carbs (well to look like that it makes sense!) Well apparently Val Chmerkovskiy is honey. Artem is mustard. Ginger is the chicken nugget. That’s a tasty snack. Well in any case, this made my dance soul happy especially at the start. During the meat of the dance though I do have to say it wasn’t my personal favorite as I found it quite hectic. It could have benefitted from some stillness and calm. The action packed routine was right for the music though, so I totally get that. It’s hard not to listen completely to the music as a choreographer and just run with that. To be able to dance between these two wonderful dancers, there had to be a big commitment from Ginger and she performed well. It was strong and sharp which is needed for Paso Doble. Just a little off balance and not quite grounded enough (that means not as connected to the floor as it should be).
There were parts of this quickstep with Ginger and Val that I really loved. In frame, rotating around each other, she extends beautifully. The posture for me though was a little off and she didn’t really seem to be as stable as she was last week. It was during her spins that I noticed this. Her energy was really fresh and uplifting though, she didn’t let up at all. I got the feeling that Ginger wasn’t as happy with how she danced this tonight, I can’t put my finger on it but I got the sense. They have a great trust/chemistry between them, I see it constantly. I see her light up while she’s dancing, it makes me so happy. I wish it did but unfortunately this dance didn’t stand out to me, but I do love Ginger and I hope they have a wonderful final next week. I can’t wait to see what she does for her freestyle!
Well that concludes the action packed semi finals. The dramatic ending to tonights episode saw Wanya and Lindsay, Antonio and Sharna go home. It was going to be hard for anyone to go but now it will definitely be different next week. Only 3 couples left! Who are you routing for? I’m torn between Nyle and Paige personally, but then I love Ginger too! So hard to choose. Well if nothing else, next weeks finale promises to be off the chain!
To read the full blog, see Hollywood Life.
Five years ago, I sat on my couch, slack-jawed and speechless over the fact that TPTB had managed to oust a season-long fan favorite and great dancer from the finale in favor of a member of the ABC family advancing. I didn’t think it was possible that anyone on this show could have gotten more screwed-over than Ralph Macchio was in season 12, in order to allow Chelsea Kane into the finals. I’ll be damned if history didn’t repeat itself last night with Wanya Morris, quite possibly one of the most hard-working, consistent, passionate, and entertaining contestants this show has ever seen, being sacrificed in favor of the decent-but-unmemorable ABC family member, Ginger Zee. And it seems to sting even more this time, because I feel like it all came down to the “hanky slip heard ’round the world” – a relatively minor snafu that the judges decided to make a molehill of, and brutally underscored Wanya last week, while sheltering Ginger with some very cushy scores on some pretty ho-hum dances. Had that underscoring (and overscoring) not happened last week, I have decent reason to believe we’d be looking at a different finale lineup. But when it comes down to it, I guess it’s more important to ensure the company gal advances over the popular guy that isn’t part of the family, no matter how talented he may be. Good luck defending this decision, ABC – judging from the shock and dismay I saw on Twitter, you may get quite a bit of backlash for this one.
As for the good news about last night – I did manage to get 2/3 of my dream finale, with Nyle & Paige advancing, and with Antonio, the weak link in this competition since Doug left, finally getting ousted. To the Steelers Nation – guess y’all aren’t as mighty as you claimed to be, huh? I daresay with all the outrage about Wanya getting ousted, I barely heard a peep from those disappointed about Antonio going home. And FWIW, Wanya put on one helluva show – dude was 100% in the zone last night, and didn’t have a single stumble. Just makes it all the more of a glaring omission for him to not make the finale.
So for the first time, this week’s scores are being rolled into the totals for the finale – I invite you all to contemplate why that might be. Given that we’ll see the freestyles next Monday before the final set of votes, these power rankings are somewhat moot, as I’ll do another set next Monday. But given that they’ll actually be using the judges’ scores from this week, I do think it’s possible to predict who might have the advantage headed into the finale…and who might struggle a bit more. So take these rankings as who I think would win/be the runner-up/come in 3rd if the winner were to be decided tomorrow. Read more..