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PureDWTS Season 22, Week 6 – Power Rankings

I feel as though now is a good time to remind everyone of a very important thing to heed when watching the rehearsal packages: BEWARE THE EDIT. Last night, we saw two packages that very clearly illustrated how the tone of a package can get skewed with the right editing – they made Nyle, the well-loved, down-to-earth frontrunner seem like a self-absorbed egomaniac; and they took Antonio, the lazy narcissist who has only put in an average of 10 hours of rehearsal time for the first 5 weeks of the season, appear to be a hard-working, misunderstood victim of his pro’s apathy.  That latter in particular made me wanna toss my cookies, because as we reported (and as it’s been parroted all over Twitter) – Antonio has done nothing but make excuses for his lateness/lack of rehearsal time, and then apparently spent 45 minutes ranting to the confessional camera about how Sharna has checked out of their partnership and he’s “putting her on notice”.  He failed to assume any responsibility whatsoever for their partnership failing to “boom”, cast all the blame onto her, and came across as chillingly aggressive – and yet, because of the edit he was given (and the subsequent falling into line that the judges did), he appeared to be the uber-dedicated “comeback kid” this week, and managed to skate by with nary a negative word uttered about a routine that would probably gotten torn to pieces if it had been performed by Nyle, Wanya, Paige, or even Von. On the other side of the coin, I’m fairly certain poor Nyle got baited into one of the many loaded questions production loves to ask the celebs in order to illicit some of the juicier sound bytes we hear in packages – I’m guessing it was something like “Who is your biggest competition this season? Do you think you’re sexier than anyone in the cast? Who do you see yourself beating in a wet t-shirt contest?” Given that I’ve heard nothing but praise for how Nyle was on ANTM (“the nicest guy EVER” is a phrase that gets tossed out a lot), I find it hard to believe that he’d suddenly decide to start seriously throwing shade and bragging about himself.  He was JOKING, guys – but because of the edit he was given, it was made to appear serious.  I’m guessing Tamar was also somewhat joking last season when she got baited into saying “I’m the best”, and I’m sure Nastia didn’t set out to come across as the icy bitch they painted her as during the infamous bad edit of season 20. Just something to keep in mind when things start feeling…off.

God bless Doug – I do think he really gave it his all this season, and for what it’s worth, I actually found myself really enjoying his Bollywood routine tonight.  Karina was smart to keep it simple, and Doug kept up surprisingly well.  But I do feel like he had reached a point where he wasn’t really having fun anymore, and the stress was maybe wearing on him – so I didn’t get the impression that he was all that broken up about leaving tonight. He was thankful for the experience – but he seemed ready for the ride to stop. But with Doug gone, that leaves us in an very sticky situation: there are really no more “bad” dancers left – everyone remaining ranges from decent (when he’s trying) to great.  Which means the eliminations are gonna get painful from here on out, particularly this double one we’ve got coming up next week.  Given who we saw in jeopardy last night, it’s entirely possible we could lose one of the stronger dancers – and that those just skating by may end up outlasting the better dancers, if people don’t start voting.  Hope you did! Otherwise things could get pretty heartbreaking, pretty fast…

Can someone please explain to me the strange fixation Val has with being half-naked for no real reason at least once in every show? More often than not, multiple times? Twice last night, we saw him shirtless (once when he was also in his underwear) – and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why and how that fit choreographically with the dances he was doing at the time.  I’m all ears if someone has an intelligent explanation… Read more..

April 26, 2016 I Written By

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Emma Slater Reviews Dancing With The Stars Week 6

Emma Slater has written a new blog at Hollywood Life. Last night, Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold were her favorite. Read on to see why. This take also includes her thoughts on Sharna Burgess and Antonio Brown.

Well I’m done, Wanya Morris, and Lindsay Arnold had the dance of the night for me. It was a close one as tonight’s show was sensational but I just couldn’t take my eyes off him. Another display of expert choreography by Lindsay which by now we’ve come to expect and love her for. Wanya was killer in this NSYNC ‘Bye bye bye’ performance. I love the seamless double spin at the end, he’s great at rotation as well as owning a natural groove which goes hand in hand with rhythm for the music. Lindsay and the three amazing Troupe dancers flanked Wanya so well, making sure to keep him the focal point and highlighting brilliant synchronization as a group. In fact, I didn’t see Wanya out of time at all with the others. He kept up and delivered a truly NSYNC performance the way it should be. I’m glad that has so far been scored the highest dance of the season and it’s quite fun that it didn’t score all perfect marks because it gives them both the opportunity to smash even this dance. 29 was their score.

Now I definitely appreciate the effort that Antonio Brown put in this week. I think the shock of seeing his partner perform so well with another competitor last week was a little too much for him. I think the dance was a strong effort and really stretched his ability. Love the footloose theme for him. As always, Sharna Burgess did a great job at setting his choreography. He was highlighted more in giving him Jive choreography that wasn’t too taxing and that had ample jumping opportunity as he’s quite good a getting height when he jumps. This hoedown style was probably the best jive for him as it’s casual and relaxed. In saying that though (and please don’t hate me Antonio fans) it wasn’t a 9 for me. The ability just isn’t there, the technique is missing and if you actually look at the skeleton dance that he is performing (not the smoke and mirrors around it) this particular dance doesn’t warrant a 9 for me. This is my opinion, I know others will disagree and that’s fair enough. I say this with respect, I would never critic if it wasn’t my own opinion or out of spite. I just find it hard to be blown over when I know I’m looking at cracks that have been filled with polyfilla (excuse the analogy, just want came to mind).

This week was a flaming success if you ask me, I love the Iconic Dance theme. And yes, I do like each celebrity with their original partner, I feel at ease watching them again. Next week it’s not only Iconic Artist themed week, the team dances are back! It’s the Male celebs VS the Female celebs so who will be the stronger sex? Let me know your thoughts on this one, I’m quite intrigued! Thanks for reading guys! See you lovelies next week!

Lots more at Hollywood Life.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS22 Week 6 Good Morning America Coverage After Dance Night And Pro Bumpers

Below is a Good Morning America recap of last night’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Also, Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff were interviewed on their elimination. #ClassActs

And here are the bumpers from last night. I thought their costumes were amazing….

To see all the dances from last night again, see Idolxfactor.com.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

HQ Cast Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 6

Who had the costume of the week this time? I’ve got to give it to MARK BALLAS! He cracked me up! Seriously, huge kudos to the costume and make-up department for all of their hard work and creativity this week with everyone!

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 22 Week 6 Media, Scores, And Interviews After Dance Night

What a night again on Dancing With The Stars! I was impressed in different ways with them all. More on this later in comments in Courtney’s new Power Rankings post. For now, I have to say I was sad to see Doug Flutie eliminated. Though kudos to him and Karina Smirnoff. I loved how they did so with a bang and with a “Bollywood” dance to boot with such beautiful moves mixed in. And Doug….I’ll never forget his piercing gorgeous eyes for the way he took on the Paso Doble and other dances. He also proved age is only a number and that the football fighting spirit never ends. Doug, thank you for dancing and with all of your heart and soul.

So, before we get to the interviews and recaps, let’s review the scores again….

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold (Jazz) 10-9-10 for a Total of 29
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas (Jazz) 9-10-9 for a Total of 28
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess (Jive) 9-9-9 for a Total of 27
Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe (Contemporary) 9-8-8 for a Total of 25
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd (Quickstep) 8-8-9 for a Total of 25
Kim Fields & Sasha Farber (Jive) 8-8-8 for a Total of 24
Von Miller & Witney Carson (Jazz) 8-8-8 for a Total of 24
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Jazz) 8-8-8 for a Total of 24
Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff (Bollywood) 7-7-7 for a Total of 21 (eliminated)

And now onto some media. First, go to Glamour and ABC7 for their recaps and photos. Glamour is also suppose to post some interviews later. For some fun Team Boomin’ coverage from Pittburgh, see WTAE here.

You can also read some new interviews at People. I loved what Wanya told People about NSync…

With a performance like this, Dancing with the Stars won’t be saying “Bye Bye Bye” to Wanya Morris any time soon.

The Boyz II Men star performed the NSYNC hit – in front of his close friend Joey Fatone and Fatone’s bandmate Lance Bass. After a spot-on performance, Fatone burst into (mock) tears backstage, but got serious as he said he and his bandmates look up to Boyz II Men star.

“We’ve been friends a long time and I know how much they looked up to us before they started their own careers,” Morris told PEOPLE after Monday’s show. “So it’s really great to get to now pay homage to their great success as a band. It’s a full-circle moment.”

Be sure to see E Online’s interviews after the show. Note how Wanya said they went straight to team rehearsals after the show last night. 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 6 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

Tonight we get to watch some couples mutilate “famous dances” and other couples probably do pretty well. The real question is: did Len get the memo on “content”? Last time we did this fiasco challenge, he wasn’t around. Hmmmm…we’ll see. Somehow, I suspect that all those with ballroom dances will end up below those without on the leaderboard.

After all the hype about the opening number, I found it underwhelming. Here’s my problem with it: they do these “famous” dances yet they don’t use the original music or original costumes. I don’t think I got half of them except “Risky Business” and “Big”. I didn’t care for it last season either – for the same reason. And, it’s funny, at the beginning I was like “shocking – they are featuring Mark, it’s about damn time!!”  I clearly spoke to soon because Val’s bare ass was all over the latter half of that dance. Not even remotely attractive, to me – but then I’m all about personality. Good ones.

Kim – I just love her attitude and HER personality. Good to see her getting the good edit – I suspect she doesn’t give them anything bad to work with. Keo…put on your big boy pants. I get you’re upset, I would be too – but it wasn’t Kim or Jodie’s fault. Read more..

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Watch Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 6 “DWTS All Access”: Behind The Scenes, Interviews, And More

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Dancing All Access” is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Famous Dance” Night – Watch The Dances

Here we go! It’s Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Famous Dance” Night! You can watch some of the first dances below including the opening number in a few moments!! Stay tuned and keep checking back!

ETA: And here we go! What did you think of the opening number? I liked it until Val came out with no pants. EEk!

To watch more dances, go to IdolXfactor’s Week 6 Video Page. Al posts them as fast as he can. They work for International viewing as well. Thanks Al!!

And for a few whip clips…. 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Kim Fields Dancing With A Lot Of Pain, Will Not Stop (DWTS Rehearsal Video)

No way is Kim Fields stopping. She will be dancing no matter what. You can watch her and Sasha Farber talk on it below in a new Dancing With The Stars rehearsal video….

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska Interviews The Couples On “Famous Dance” Night

This is cute (John are you out there?). Last week, Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska interviewed the couples on “Famous Dance” night. You can watch what they say below….

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.