How about some breathtaking photos from Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 7? To see more, click on the photos. Beautiful!
USA Today has a cool report posted on the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Show. Here is some more information for what to expect tonight…
The special, taped last week and airing Tuesday (8 p.m. ET/PT), includes a group dance with seven NFL stars and a gold football, to the rearranged tune of Monday Night Football’s opening theme; first-season winner Kelly Monaco and pro Val Chmerkovskiy re-creating an earlier dance, stripping to a bikini and Speedos, as they splash on a water-soaked platform; and Patti LaBelle singing Lady Marmalade, backed by fellow Dancing alums Amber Riley and Lil’ Kim.
The taping closed with a group finale that featured more than 50 stars, pros and judges from the series’ 20 seasons crowding the dance floor.
“It was wonderful to look across from the judges (table) and see all the alumni from previous seasons. I forgot that so many people had been on our show,” says judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who has been present for every Dancing show. “It was fun to see Marlee Matlin out there again, what a wonderful woman. Having Amy Purdy back in the ballroom, she’s one of my all-time favorites. Apollo Anton Ohno sitting next to me.”
Celebrities say they also enjoyed the reunion for a one-time huge hit that still draws a solid audience.
“Next time they shouldn’t wait so long. We love each other. When you do that show, you become a family,” says singer Gladys Knight, who took a leap of faith to compete in Season 14. “It was totally out of my comfort zone. The Pips were the dancers. But it was an awesome experience.”
Longtime pro Karina Smirnoff, who performed in the football dance, says she choreographed it in a way to honor Dancing’s long run.
“I wanted to pay homage to moments that were memorable within their seasons, so that’s why I had Jacoby (Jones) jump over my head and had the move with Donald (Driver) where I held my ankles and he twirled me around, says Smirnoff, who is not competing this season. “It allows people to not only enjoy their dancing on the (anniversary special) but it reminds them of what these guys did on the show during their seasons.”
What’s the damn theme for this week?? America’s choice?? :::sigh:::
Vogue: According to our new Media post, the couples have a TRIO dance for next week too.
ETA: Vogue here again. I just did a run through of twitter accounts and instagrams. Below is some more dance info in red.
ETA2: Court hopping in Filling in some of the blanks on the trio dances – we’re about 90% sure on Rumer’s trio pro, but we do know for sure that she was the only one who picked a pro/troupe member of the same sex. Read more..
What a show last night. They all danced so good, but, I’m still upset about Mark and Willow getting eliminated. They were my second favorite couple. Mark’s choreography has been stellar this year. I’m going to remember Willow for her laughter and innocence. She worked so hard (harder than many teens would). She never complained (like other celebs have this season). She proved that teenagers can do this show with the best of them and at a young age too. And so what if she broke down after she was eliminated. Some of the media and tweets I’m reading this morning with her being too young to do show is sad. I would have broke down too. Willow, don’t change who you are in the least. Thank you for dancing and refreshing this show with your beautiful and youthful spirit like you did! A lesson for us all!
So, how about if we start off with the scores?
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 38
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 37
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 37 (Eliminated)
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 36
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 35
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 31
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 31
Next, you can watch some new interviews at E Online (I’d embed them, but, they play and won’t stop. Glamour has some coverage as well. You can also watch some new interviews below with Access Hollywood, Afterbuzz TV, etc. Keep checking back for more to be added. Don’t miss more with Nastia and Sasha at Pure Derek Hough.
Access Hollywood (awwww, seeing Willow’s eyes makes me so sad ): Read more..
Era Week. Can’t we have ONE week without a theme?? Just one? This is out of control. Also expect to see the troupe in lots of the dances and I’m kinda over that as well. I think Nastia and Noah are the only ones who haven’t used troupe members at this point, and it looks like Sharna is going all out with the troupe this week.
Opening number was good except for some sync problems. A bit sloppy in spots.
Great dance from Riker but not a perfect one. A couple screw ups in the middle and that one move would be a lift if anyone else did it.
Am I crazy, or has Chris actually improved in both attitude and dancing? I hate to say this but he’s been better than Robert the last two weeks.
Julianne making promises that it’s not his last dance is outta line though. Anyway, I dug the dance.
LOL…what to do in a week where Derek’s injury takes over the media??? Call Bruce Willis! 😀 Yeah, we’re going to show lots of Derek getting hurt, but we’ll give Rumer two packages. It’ll be okay. This is how we have our cake and eat it too!!
Okay. Sarcasm over. For now.
Ow. Heard that crack. That didn’t feel good.
Rumer looks AMAZING in that outfit. It’s still black, but she looks good and she’s chipper for a change. Not much bounce to that jive and they were out of sync a couple times. Yeah, finally a different character, Bruno.
Anyway, not a perfect dance but one of my favorites from her.
Oh STFU Carrie Ann. Maybe it was a bit safe, but she needs to mix it up!!
On another note – you dancers are really going to have to impress the hell out of me, since you aren’t saving ANYTHING for the freestyle.
Hi Amy!! Love ya.
Holy shit, Sharna!! Now that was some kick ass choreo that really made the most of what Noah can do!! OMG, I’m SO Impressed!!!
Len picks NOW to complain about using extra dancers?? NOW??? What about the last dance, dude.
Kym and Robert’s song sucks and it was a bit scary watching some of the lifts.
:::sigh::: :::sniff::: Poor Derek. But damn, that was a fun, wonderful dance.
And of course CRAZY CAI has to make some shit up about “feeling it”. Yeah. Just now.
Even money says Willow gets immunity. Perhaps she needs it? But those costumes? Man, If Len doesn’t have a fit I might fly to LA and slap him for his shit he said after Noah’s dance.
Um, not sure this concept makes sense?? Like Tom said, rooted in ancient times. Yeah, Mark, I get you want to do ninjas…but does it make sense? Super cute package though.
Okay, Imma cry foul if that gets high score of the night. It was so…simple, yet nonsensical within the theme of the dance. There wasn’t much to it.
And she gets raves from Bruno. And they were out of sync more than once!!
Bruno, you’re on crack. It was good, but I don’t think it was even the second best dance of the night. I’d give the second best dance to Noah, actually.
Okay…dance off for two extra points. High scoring couple picks who to dance off with, that couple picks the dance. Val of course makes a big deal about picking the high scorer.
Riker picks Mark and Willow. Wow. Odd. Apparently they don’t buy Val’s line of bull. They’re dancing Salsa. Did anyone hear if they add these points to tonight??
Perhaps Allison and Mark are making backroom deals? They figure they each have a better shot against someone who isn’t judges apparent pet?
Interesting strategy to twirl Willow for that long period, Marky.
Len seemed to hate both. Wow….Willow won that?? Hmmmmm……not sure I agree with that one. Twitter doesn’t either, but that’s Riker’s teeny boppers spamming.
And Noah picks Robert? Oy. Noah doesn’t do much but what he does he does reasonably well. Robert misses some choreo and they get off time. I suspect they pick Noah.
Shot of Len shows him looking like he’s going to have a stroke or something. And then CAI calls it accurately for a change. Noah ends up winning by a Len.
OKAY!! Erin said “two points added to their total tonight”….oh wait. Still doesn’t clear it up. Tonight’s scores or tonight’s elimination???
Twice in one night Rumer looks beautiful – in RED. Finally. She killed that dance, no surprise. That might be her best dance in a few weeks, actually. No surprise Rumer and Val win.
Noah and Sharna – Safe
Robert and Kym – Safe
Chris and Whitney – Safe
And the shocker is??? Riker and Allison SAFE. HOLY CRAP.
Willow and Mark are eliminated. Totally bummed. Poor kid. And Tom Bergeron you are the absolute best.
I said it was a real possibility, but man, didn’t want to see it happen.
BTW – someone needs to clarify what the hell with the scores tonight. They tried to explain it and totally screwed the pooch. If anyone understood that, please enlighten me because that was crap. Two points to next week or this week? Nastia got three points, that I understood. And the rest was clear as mud.
Below are some clips from the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary special which is airing on ABC tomorrow night courtesy of the Dancing With The Stars Official You Tube Channel. Be watching this link as they may post more.
ETA: @DancingABC also posted a new promo at twitter. Be sure to see it HERE.
Some of the photos from the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary special coming out are just beautiful. You can view a collection below courtesy of @DancingABC instagram. Amber Riley News also posted a gallery which is featured below. If you visit the Disney ABC site at this link and scroll down, you can view even more. The official site also has a special page set up where you can read on some of the dances. Be sure you are following @DancingABC instagram as they may post photos in the coming days. Lastly, if you missed our first collection of twitter and instagram collection, see this previous posting. There are more spoilers here. Don’t forget the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special will take place Tuesday night, April 28th.
ABC has released a press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 7. It reads as follows. Also, special guest Andy Grammer will perform “Honey, I’m Good”. Read on for more including info on the 10 Anniversary taking place on Tuesday…..
SEVEN REMAINING CELEBRITIES COMPETE FOR IMMUNITY DURING “ERA’S NIGHT,” ON “DANCING WITH THE STARS,” MONDAY, APRIL 27 ONE COUPLE WILL BE ELIMINATED AT THE END OF THE NIGHT
Special Musical Guest Andy Grammer to Perform Hit Song “Honey, I’m Good”
Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special Airs Tuesday, April 28
“Episode 2007” – Next week on “Dancing with the Stars” the seven remaining couples will perform an iconic number from a different time period on “Era’s Night,” MONDAY, APRIL 27 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). Dance styles include Modern Charleston, Contemporary, Argentine Tango and a futuristic Jazz number. The couple with the highest overall score of the night will be granted immunity from elimination. The remaining couples will then compete in a dance-off to earn extra judges’ points in an effort to increase their overall score. At the end of the night, one couple will be sent home.
Each couple will perform the following dances (in alphabetical order):
Noah Galloway dancing 70’s Jazz
Robert Herjavec dancing an 80’s Argentine Tango
Nastia Liukin dancing a Modern Charleston
Riker Lynch dancing a 20’s Quickstep
Willow Shields dancing a Futuristic Jazz
Chris Soules dancing a 40’s Foxtrot
Rumer Willis dancing a 60’s Jive
“Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special,” airs on TUESDAY APRIL 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT)on the ABC TelevisionNetwork.The extraordinary episode will be filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present “Dancing with the Stars” cast members and pro dancers, plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons.
Viewers will also have more access to the show than ever before with #DWTSAllAccess offering viewers a behind the scenes look with six live stream videos from key positions in the ballroom. #DWTSAllAccess allows fans to view livestreams from different angles of the ballroom including: the Red Room, Judges’ Table, Sky Box, make-up mirror, a wide shot of the dance floor and an exclusive behind the scenes series hosted by Gethin Jones that will feature exclusive interviews with celebrity couples. Additionally, viewers will have access to the DWTS rehearsal studio with live streaming videos available Tuesday – Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., ET on ABC.com.
“Dancing with the Stars” features Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges table and is hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist).
Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to more than 40 cities across America starting June 13 and run through August 11. The tour includes pro dancers Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry, Sasha Farber and Jenna Johnson. The dancers are unleashed in the 90-minute action packed live show, treating audiences to exciting and romantic performances, from choreography never before seen on the show, to some of the most memorable numbers from all ten years of Dancing with the Stars. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dwtstour.com/.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur 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. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO), as well as Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY), and the cultural phenomenon, Dancing with the Stars (ABC). Other critically acclaimed titles are produced under Adjacent Productions, a label that sits within BBC Worldwide Productions label and serves to identify new programming created by the Los Angeles-based production company. They include Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz), Life Below Zero (National Geographic Channel), Ladies of London (Bravo), and the upcoming series, Lost in Transmission (HISTORY).
I have always loved watching shows devoted to dancing! Who didn’t love American Bandstand! A Saturday dancing feast on a platter hosted by the incomparable Dick Clark. There was a show called Dance Party on WGAL-TV, Lancaster, PA. High school students could be on the show and dance an afternoon away. My high school was privileged to be one of those schools. Variety shows of the past were Must-See TV, including Hullabaloo, Shindig, another Dick Clark production Where the Action Is, etc. I used to watch ballroom dancing shows on PBS. There is actually a show coming to PBS on April 24 called America’s Ballroom Challenge.
The one that resonates the most was The Lawrence Welk Show. My Grandma and Mother loved the show and I watched along with them. Recently I watched some of the shows on YouTube. I sometimes tune in to the re-runs on PBS. The primary, most well-known dancer on the show was Bobby Burgess. That is a familiar last name in the dancing world, of course Sharna, too. Bobby was paired with three ladies on the show, Barbara Boylan, Cissy King, and Elaine Balden. Bobby and Elaine are still active in the Welk tour shows.
The ballroom dances of the past are the same as what we see on Dancing With The Stars. Burgess and his partners did all of them. It is amazing to see how the past and present connect. Burgess, at age 73, is still very much active in the world of dance. He has been dancing since the age of four. He was also part of The Mickey Mouse Club. Read more..
People covered the Dancing with the Stars 10th Anniversary Party last night. They ask the celebs and pros who is the Sexiest Guy on Dancing With the Stars. You can see a video at this link.
ETA: People posted even more coverage of the party last night. See People to see lots of fun photos of the stars and pros who attended.