Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinska talked with the couples last week after the show. Listen below as they tell her how they are feeling about the semi-finals. It’s going to be so hard to watch a double elimination tonight. 🙁
Below is Kym Johnson on Good Morning America today. She reviews the Semi-Finalists for Dancing With The Stars and gives hints on their dances tonight. What a tight competition this is. It really is anyone’s ballgame tonight.
It is weeks like this where I seriously consider not watching this show any more. To make matters worse, this season follows a season like the one we had with Bindi. Good lord, I’m not even sure where to start.
If I weren’t so lazy, I would go back and dig up half a dozen videos of CAI and the other bozos saying stuff like “You screwed up your footwork, but I don’t care!!” and then rewarding them with a 9 or a 10. I’m positive there’s a video out there of CAI commenting on how a dance was so entertaining she had to reward it with a high score, even though there was a slip up, or a lift, or some other issue. This is where they really pull back the curtain and you see it’s just an old dude at the controls and not some magical wizard – the manipulation is clear. Yeah, Wanya screwed up. But I would be WAY MORE okay with his scores if I wasn’t positive that worse dancing has been given higher scores when the dancer is one of the chosen. But Wanya isn’t one of the chosen. He gets the Bethany tone of voice along with the Nastia packages. I said it back when Bethany was on the show – just watch CAI’s body language and listen to her tone of voice when she’s talking to either Bethany or Wanya. It like they committed a capital offense. It’s all designed to show or imply to the viewer that the recipient just ain’t all that and they don’t deserve your votes. Bitch please. You aren’t in a position to be that condescending – you won the night in the Team dance, but that bar was pretty low.
And that clown Antonio is worthy of ass kissing and high scores despite the fact that he’s barely rehearsed until recently and threw Sharna under a bus? Yeah, not cool. If he’d been killing himself in rehearsal all this time, I MIGHT have a different opinion – but we know that isn’t the case. And spare me on the “he has another job” bs. Wanya has been touring this whole time and CANCELLED stuff so that he could rehearse more. Read more..
Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba talked on all the contestants who have made the Semi-finals. She’s fallen in love with all of them in different ways. She also talks about her animal rescueing. Lots more below….
ETA: Carrie Ann also did Access Hollywood….
Leave it to Antonio being able to lift two girls. No wonder Sharna went with Hayley for their Trio. Powerful stuff. I’m loving this.
The Insider talked with the couples after Dancing With The Stars Monday night. They asked them on their dancing celebrity wishes…
Awww, great interviews with the couples from Extra this week after Dancing With The Stars….
For those interested, you can listen to Afterbuzz TV review Dancing With The Stars Week 8 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.
Sharna Burgess has written a new blog at Extra. She writes of last night’s dances and how hard Antonio worked. She also mentioned on how shocked the cast was to hear about a “double elimination”. She’s hoping she and Antonio make it to the finals because she has an “amazing idea” in mind for a freestyle. More below….
I can’t believe it, we are in the semi-finals! Antonio and I had our best night ever! Throughout the week, I could see how dedicated Antonio was to taking it all the way. He was turning up early for rehearsal and he wanted to stay late. We were working until one or two o’clock in the morning this week because Antonio wanted to push himself harder than he ever has before. All of that hard work completely paid off tonight. He glided across the floor in our Viennese waltz with a beautiful frame. We had a beautiful chemistry and connection and he really embodied the character of that Viennese waltz.
Then, cut to the complete opposite with our team dance with Paige and Mark, where he became a strong, dominant beast who not only danced brilliantly, but also took care of Paige in what is a very complicated and difficult lift to do. I could not have been more proud of Antonio and Paige in that number. It was incredibly stressful to put together with very minimal time and the only reason that number was as phenomenal as it was, was because of what those two brought to it.
Headed into next week, we had a bomb dropped on us tonight, and that is that it will be double elimination! None of us saw that coming, and it really is quite frightening because we have absolutely no control. The dancing has already been done and the decision will be made next week. I truly hope that AB and I get to go all the way to the final because I have the most amazing idea for freestyle that is a tribute to the Steeler Nation from Antonio saying thank you for everything they have given him. I really want to create that piece, not just for Antonio but for Pittsburgh and for the Steelers!
More at Extra.