Val and Ginger were interviewed on Good Morning America this morning. Note: along with a Freestyle, they are doing a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Jazz number for their Redemption dance next week. Wanya and Lindsay were also interviewed. They are adorable and class acts as they talk on their elimination. Good Morning America also recapped the show.
Also, below are the bumbers from Dancing With The Stars last night….
Special thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for always having our back with his awesome recordings!
My! What a semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars! I was pleased with all of the dancing. They all really stepped it up. Though in my opinion, Wanya & Lindsay, Mark & Paige, And Nyle & Peta were especially in a world of their own. I wish these were the Top Three finalists. I would have taken Antonio & Sharna over Ginger & Val as well. Oh well….I am just thankful for both Wanya and Antonio (yes, this guy too!). Faults and all, both of them were so full of muscle, power, and presence every week. I will never forget either one of them and their complete journeys. I loved Wanya’s determination, heart, and soul. I loved Antonio’s “Cancer the Crab” eyes and that unforgettable sparkling smile. I also loved the way Antonio fought back when everyone thought he didn’t care. Many had written him off (including me at times), but, he put forth some entertaining dances regardless and with so much beauty, romance, and passion in his dancing. What’s more, he ended up loving the process and the show (be sure to listen to him in the interviews below).
Ok, enough from me on the eliminations, let’s review the scores from ABC….
Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold w/Witney Carson (Trio Dance – Paso): 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. For their solo routine, Wanya and Lindsay did the Charleston: 10-10-10 for Total of 30. GRAND TOTAL: 60! (eliminated)
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas w/Alan Bersten (Trio Dance – Samba): 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. For their solo routine, Paige and Mark did the Argentine Tango: 10-9-10 for a Total of 29. GRAND TOTAL: 59!
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd w/Jenna Johnson (Trio Dance – Jive): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Nyle and Peta did the Argentine Tango: 10-10-10 for a Total of 30. GRAND TOTAL: 57!
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy w/Artem Chigvintsev (Trio Dance – Paso): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Ginger and Val did the Quickstep: 9-10-10 for a Total of 29. GRAND TOTAL: 56!
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess w/Hayley Erbert (Trio Dance – Argentine Tango): 9-9-9 for a Total of 27. For their solo routine, Antonio and Sharna did a Contemporary routine: 9-9-10 for a Total of 28. GRAND TOTAL: 55! (eliminated)
Now onto some media. First, see Glamour for some interviews and backstage goodies including the video below. Lots of good stuff, though note how Val says he will have the best Freestyle next week. Really? ok. Note also that there is NO ELIMINATION next Monday night….
Speaking of next week, usually there’s an elimination on the Monday of finale week, but not this time. “Yeah, no elimination,” revealed Peta. If that’s the case, then all three contestants will battle it out for the Mirrorball trophy on Tuesday night.
ABC7 has a recap and some interviews in the video below. They also have some beautiful photos at this link.
Later in the show, things turned serious as VanZant revealed how she was bullied as a youth. VanZant, whose mom was a dance teacher, was harassed and verbally abused in school after becoming a cheerleader.
She told the cameras she “almost gave up on life” before her family moved from Oregon to Reno and she learned martial arts.
“I feel it was an important moment for myself because I’ve never opened up about it,” VanZant told reporters about her youthful torment. “I’ve never told anybody what happened to me [before] … hopefully some people connect with my story.”
The fighter added, “I did not expect to make it to the finals. I was very nervous. Everybody was amazing.”
DiMarco and partner Peta Murgatroyd continued to wow fans with their routines, which included an Argentine tango that he performed partially blindfolded on Monday.
“It was definitely an adrenalin rush because I couldn’t see, I can’t hear, so that’s just three senses that I have left and it’s all about holding onto Peta for dear life,” DiMarco told Fox411. “Her movement is telling me what my next move is so I move with her flow.”
DiMarco, who scored 57 points, said of making the finals, “I’m feeling honored, inspired, and relieved. The very first week I questioned myself, would the deaf guy make it that far against hearing people who can hear the music? And I think we deserved it, we’ve worked hard, we’ve pushed ourselves every week.”
ETA2: Below is an Extra interview with Sharna and Antonoio..
Welp, I hope you all voted a LOT. I’m afraid tonight is going to turn the finale into one of the worst ever on the show. Losing the work of either Mark or Lindsay would be a damn shame, and their partners are awesome too. I think I will watch the entire show with my fingers crossed that we don’t get an Argentine Tango in the guise of a freestyle next week.
Bindi is the cohost on All Access for anyone interested. An appearance by her hot blond partner would definitely salvage this show for me right now. 🙂
Where’s my wine??
It would lead me to drink less if you all would remember to NOT constantly hit refresh while the show is airing in the east, and make sure you have more than a one liner for a comment.
Wait. Tonight’s the first time that the semifinal votes have counted for the winner? Yeah…I think I know why that is. People better VOTE.
Despite Hip Hip Chin Chin being horribly overused on this show, Mark found a different way and dang, Paige didn’t miss a step. Perfect. Read more..
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….