What a finale for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. It was the tops. Below are more photos as there are so many. Be sure to see Getty Images to see what we mean. Also, E Online ranks all the Pros who have ever been on the show. And lastly, from all of us at PureDWTS, have the most joyous and wonderful Thanksgiving!! Be sure to eat lots of turkey!xx
Afterbuzz TV reviews the Dancing With The Stars Two Part Finale. As always, let us know what you think in comments. The video below goes LIVE at 7:10pm ET and you’ll be able to watch it anytime afterwards as well.
DWTS Season 21 Nick Carter, Sharna Burgess, Derek Hough, And Bindi Irwin Interviewed And Dance On The View
Part of this interview got cut off at the end, but, here’s what Al could get us. Thanks Al!!
So, how did Dona and I score with our Numerology and Astrology Predictions for Dancing With The Stars Season 21? First, Dona weighs in and then I’ll chime in later….
Do Numbers and Stars Rock, or What?
Hi everyone! Wasn’t that an incredible Season 21 finale!?! For those of you who read my numerology post and Vogue’s astrology post this season, it was pretty obvious that this was Bindi’s season. The numbers and stars spoke pretty loudly about that, didn’t they? It was just a matter of who would be in 4th, 3rd and 2nd place. Before closing out for the season, let’s add some final information to the whole subject of the numbers. Below is another interesting tidbit of information that we thought you’d find interesting.
Derek’s multiple wins on Dancing With the Stars give us plenty of opportunity to look at what “winning” numbers look like. Here’s some additional data about his wins that is almost freaky. It turns out that the date of the “Results Show” has been either a 1, 5, or a 7 day for each of his six wins. Those three numbers are all NATURAL MATCHES to each other and Compatible to Derek’s Life Path or his Attitude number.
Below is just a teaser for what’s coming up on GMA’s Ballroom Bash this morning. Thanks to @IdolXfactor1. Stay tuned for more….
And another teaser…
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) November 25, 2015
ETA2: And here is more….
Where do we start? I’m so excited about Derek and Bindi winning!! And huge kudos to Nick Carter and Alek Skarlatos as well. They are all winners and class acts! What a season! With an exception to a couple of bumps, it was one of my favorites. For media and interviews, first visit E Online for some cool interviews. Also, see Pure Derek Hough for new interviews, photos, and screencaps with Bindi and Derek. Below is more. Be sure to read all the links for the full articles and interviews.
After her win, Irwin told PEOPLE she was in disbelief.
“This has been such a special experience. I can’t believe this has happened,” Irwin told PEOPLE. Carter, who landed in second place, shouted his congrats to the new champion.
“I’ve grown a ton doing this show and I learned things that I’ll take with me the rest of my life,” Carter told PEOPLE afterwards.
Skarlatos landed in third place, with the Paris train hero calling the show “the craziest ride” of his life.
“I could have gotten fifth or sixth place and still been happy,” he told PEOPLE. “Getting third is just gravy. I never thought I’d ever do anything like this at all.”
Who’s going to win!! Not too much longer till we find out.
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T-minus 30 minutes…
LOVED the opening number. Made me get in the Christmas spirit.
Alfonso is rooting for Bindi…and the staging in the Ballroom is hopeful. Don’t disappoint me DWTS.
Holy crap, this show is two hours long?? CRAP.
Kim and Hayes seem like eons ago, actually. She has less rhythm than I remember. Music is live since the just screwed it up.
I still love you, Victor, you little ball of fun hips. 😀
Haha Tom Bergeron!!
Hayley makes a damn good Maryanne.
That “Carlos, yer gonna die, hahaha” from Alek KILLS me every time. 😀
I see two male pros that I don’t recognize, and one female earlier. Who are these people?
So, Victor redid his dance with the sombrero and it actually stuck this time. But did he fall down? I turned away for one second. I was watching Bindi and Derek on All Access.
Andy Grammer singing “Right about now” – great job. Love that song.
Bwah – Gary made those outtakes. Then when his dance is starting him looking at Anna going “WHAT??”
LOVE THIS SONG “Xs and Os” I think it’s called?
Seems like Alexa and Mark’s Breaking Bad dance was danced with more confidence by Alexa this time around. I dug it.
Gary is the reason why little kids cry when they see Santa. Loved that bit – Gary as Santa, Paula as Mrs Clause and Victor as an Elf.
Congrats to Mark Ballas and BC Jean! I think they have a hit on their hands. I’m seriously addicted to that song “Roses and Violets”.
Andy Grammer and Chaka Kahn?? Perfection. And I love all the dancing going on on this finale – actual BALLROOM. Take notes Rob Wade – there is no reason the whole season can’t be like this.
Okay, the fusion.
First is Nick, who had a rough transition to Salsa and she didn’t really fuse the dances – they actually stopped right in the middle and switched styles.
But of course, Julianne is going to stand up and rave with OTT praise. It’d give it a 28 or 29, but I imagine it will get a 30.
Lindsay: “Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle, let’s friken dance” LOL
Notice how Alek and Lindsay switched styles without stopping the dance? Pretty damn good. Better than Nick.
I suspect based on what Julianne just said, that they’re leveling the scores tonight, that whole “We have to remember this was 24 hours..” Okay forget I said that, they just lowballed him. He actually danced better than Nick did.
Bindi makes me fucking cry in her package for a damn ChaCha AT!! This girl!! Unbelievable.
Nick actually has a very good singing voice. Like this song. Showing highlights from all three couples. Very nice.
THIRD PLACE – Alek Skarlatos. I think that 6 point deficit did him in.
And the winner is…
I have to say, Bruno and Julianne lifted Bindi up…even Sharna and and Nick cheered for Bindi. And Bindi almost gives Tony a concussion with the Trophy. I’m crying.
Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below.
Cameron Mathison takes us to rehearsals today at The Grove and more. All bets on Bindi and Derek! Check it out…
ETA: Don’t miss a bunch of cool shots at The Grove at the DancingABC instagram as well.
Honestly, the finale Dancing by the Numbers is kinda irrelevant, but there might be someone who wants to read it, so I do it.
As often happens, the judges cop out in the finale and give everyone the same score except for Alek – and really, 9s were fair for him. Do I think all the freestyles were equal?? Hardly. I would rank them 1) Bindi; 2) Alek; 3) Carlos; 4) Nick….but of course the scores don’t reflect that. And of course Nick got a perfect score for a jive that had some problems. :::sigh::: I should be used to this crap by now. The leaderboard?
Now by this point in the season, you all ought to know the story. But just in case you don’t…
What it comes down to is this: if Alek can’t cover the spread, it comes down to whoever gets the most votes – Bindi or Nick.
For Alek to win, he needs BOTH of the following things to happen:
- Alek gets 12,700 more votes per million votes cast than Nick, AND;
- Alek gets 12,700 more votes per million votes cast than Bindi.
He has to get BOTH things in order to win. Will he? It’s certainly possible. I would be bummed out by that, since I think Bindi is the better dancer, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
It’s a slightly easier road for both Bindi and Nick. To put it simply, for Nick to win, he needs BOTH of the following things to happen:
- Nick needs for Alek to NOT get the 12,700 more votes per million votes cast than him, AND;
- Nick needs to get ONE more vote per million votes cast than Bindi.
Same thing, essentially, for Bindi to win. She needs both of the following:
- Bindi needs for Alek to NOT get the 12,700 more votes per million votes cast than her, AND;
- Bindi needs to get ONE more vote per million votes cast than Nick.
It’s sorta that simple. Of course, they have the relay dance to practice tonight and then perform tomorrow. The question is, is there a point to it?? Or are the judges just going to score Alek lower and equalize Bindi and Nick whether they are equal or not (aka totally abdicating any real judging)?
If they give all of them the same score, the gutless wonders should just sit next season out. Let Len do it all. 😉 Then again, we shouldn’t be shocked – they’ve pulled this stunt many times over the years. Julianne being Derek’s sister just makes it worse. If they rank them, then I expect it will be Bindi, Nick Alek. Will that make a difference? Well, the skeptic in me says that the person who is going to win will be the high scorer in that dance, whether they deserve it or not. Why? Well, the judges like to be right AND/OR they won’t want to be accused of changing the outcome.
Of course, the other option is that one of them just blows away the competition to the point that the relay won’t change the outcome. We’ll have to save most of this discussion for Monday morning quarterbacking. That’s the way it is with a lot of the things that happen on DWTS – patterns and such are obvious once the season is over.
One of the things that happened last night that I don’t recall ever happening before is a change in the running order from one round to the next. So, what was the point to that? Why not just have Bindi go third in both rounds? Why the change? I’m not so sure it benefited Nick to follow Bindi, but going last in the finale has some advantages. It may not matter in weeks 6 through 10, but the finale has a lot of new viewers, typically. Then he was the last guy standing with Carlos – another benefit. It makes one wonder. That’s some mild pimpage there – nothing like the last few seasons, but still.
Okay, enough blather. What’s going to happen?
Well, any of the three could win. What do I think? My gut still says Bindi, but my gut is quivering. I’m just not sure. When WAS I sure? Well…with Kellie I was pretty sure. Donny Osmond? Sure. JR? Sure. Kristi? Sure. Hines, Donald, Meryl, Alfonso, Rumer? All sure…or pretty sure.
Here’s the problem. ALL of the conventional wisdom says that Nick should win. That Nick will win. And a large part of my brain still thinks he will win. But Bindi…I don’t know if there’s ever been a contestant like Bindi the Ray of Sunshine. And of course, Alek comes on the show right at a time of global upheaval. These three people make it a very difficult call because all three have a strength: Bindi is the best dancer and the heart of the show; Nick is the ringer, boybander with a huge fanbase; Alek speaks to our patriotism and a good bit of fear transformed to hope.
Which of the three is strongest? I’m still feeling Bindi. But I wouldn’t be shocked if either of the other two take it. I’d be bummed, but not shocked.