Bindi Irwin and Good Morning America went behind the scenes of the cast getting ready for the Dancing With The Stars Finale Sunday. This is fun and let’s hope Ginger is ok. Thanks to @Idolxfacto21 for recording.
DWTS Pre-Finale Media: Interview With Peta Murgatroyd, More Poll Talk, Derek Hough Seen At Studios, And More
Just a few Dancing With The Stars Pre Finale media tidbits. First, have you voted in our new Poll for who you think will win Dancing With The Stars Season 22? Note how Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas are currently ahead by 101 votes:
Mark and Paige: 50.56% (682 votes)
Peta and Nyle: 43.07% (581 votes)
Val & Ginger: 6.37% (86 votes)
If you go to Gold Derby, their Poll currently has Nyle DiMarco winning at 65.96%. Paige VanZant has 29.79% of the votes with Ginger at 4.25%.
Also, if you haven’t read Miss Heidi’s new “Dancing By The Numbers” post, it’s a fascinating read as always too. Dona and I weighed in with our Numerology and Astrology predictions over the weekend as well in case you haven’t read them.
Also, check out a new interview with Peta Murgatroyd at TV Guide. She weighs in on all the Finalists including herself and Nyle. Below is a take, but be sure to read the link for entire break down.
He’s the people’s favorite. He’s a beautiful dancer and, of course, the level of difficulty in his stellar performances are intensified by the fact that he cannot hear any music. No one’s given him a pass though; in fact, he’s been dinged for uneven performances, typically due to overconfidence. His special circumstances have given him only two advantages: with fans, including a hearing impaired community who shows up both in the studio and when it’s time to vote, and secondly, his impressive tricks, like silencing the music or, as they did last week, putting him in a blindfold.
“We have something so extraordinary,” Murgatroyd says of their finale performance. “We’re going to tell Nyle’s life story though our dance and how much he loves being deaf. He doesn’t want to hear. He wants to stay deaf. He’s 100 percent confident in who he is. Hopefully people see him as a champion.”
So who’ll win? DiMarco. Fans have been mesmerized by him from the get-go; his story of resilience, believing in yourself and succeeding against all odds is the stuff good TV — and America — is made of.
And what about Murgatroyd? If DiMarco wins, it would be Murgatroyd’s second win, after she helped Donald Driver take the top spot in Season 14. How would she celebrate? “A lot of bed rest, a lot of spa days and massages,” she says. “Resting my body. We both have bruises all over… we’ve been rolling on the floor for four hours a day. It’s killing us.” Maybe it’ll be worth it.
For fun, see USA Today. They have a cool feature on the best dances of the season.
And lastly, isn’t it interesting Derek Hough was seen at the Dancing With The Stars studio over the weekend? Do we dare hope Read more..
These are fun to take in before the show tonight. You can find more at Hollywood Now. Also note that Ginger Zee appears to be fine.
One more day and counting until the Finale of Dancing With The Stars Season 22! Is it silly to still hope Derek Hough will do a special performance? Please TPTB! #DWTSWishPleaseComeTrue
Since this past week won’t actually result in an elimination all on it’s own, I took my time writing this and I’m doing it on my new MacBook, so I’m learning at the same time. 🙂
Well, last Monday sucked pretty bad – the one bright spot being that Paige got through to the final which makes me very happy. Last Monday was the first week that I was mostly wrong on who was going home. Wanya was my third choice – bummed about that, but at least we lost Antonio. We still have someone in the final who really shouldn’t be there and that’s Ginger. I would say “that’s how it goes sometimes” but I won’t because the pimping has been relentless. The takeover of every single DWTS segment on GMA is one thing…but the DWTS official twitter accounts are sickening with their focus on Ginger. Have you seen their latest photo of the finalists with Ginger right out in front? It’s not even subtle any more. I don’t get it. She seems like a nice woman, sure – but she’s not all that as a dancer and Val is doing nothing for her in terms of choreography. Their motives are pretty transparent – she’s family. Read more..
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…
ETA: Here is more with ET… Read more..
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.