Kristyn Burtt, DivaDarv, Jake Dupree, Suri Serano, and their guest Keo Motsepe talk about Dancing With The Stars Week 3. It starts at 4:10pm Pacific time. You can watch it go down LIVE or after the show if you like in the video below. As always, let us know what you think in comments.
What a beautiful new blog by Sharna Burgess. She writes of how special last night’s dance was for her and why. Below is more from Hollywood Life. It’s funny. I wrote in Courtney’s rankings how her and Nick’s dance was like an epic movie.
What an amazing night! Though it didn’t start out that way…this week was a really intense week for us. We didn’t get our music cleared ’til late on Thursday so I wasn’t able to teach Nick the routine until Friday. So considering all of the stress and losing two days and many hours of rehearsal, and also Nick’s frustration and the pressure that he puts on himself, I feel like he performed the Viennese Waltz beautifully.
We shared such a wonderful moment tonight where we really embodied the characters of Downton Abbey’s Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary, and for a moment, it felt like we were in a movie scene — not on the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ floor, not competing for a mirror ball trophy, but sharing this moment in time of playing these characters and having so much fun with it.
Honestly that’s truly what dance is for me — being able to step outside myself and who I am, and doing something completely different. Nick did just that as well and really was my true dance partner tonight; he was not my celebrity partner, and he wasn’t someone that I’m training for a competition. He became someone that was like my equal, and it felt awesome on the dance floor to enjoy that experience with him.
To read the full blog, see Hollywood Life.
So, below is what we know so far for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. Note that the couples dance to their “Most Memorable Year”! The following week is “Switch Up” week. Keep checking back for updates and don’t miss seeing our new Media and Interviews post.
ETA: According to this interview, Andy and Allison are dancing to his new single “Good To Be Alive” for their next dance. DWTSGossip is also confirming.
ETA2: Source says Paula has “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, and that Tamar has foxtrot.
ETA3: Source shared Alek’s song & dance. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m stoked to see him do paso – and I kind of love the sentiment of the song chosen: “Don’t wake me up when it’s all over.” He’s loving the crazy experience he’s had in the last month -Court-
ETA4: True story: When I was little, I thought the ladies singing Tamar’s song were saying “Marmoset there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, marmoset.” Apparently I thought tiny primates had very rough lives. -Court-
ETA5: Alexa’s song seems to be one that people either love or hate. I fall in the latter camp -Court-
ETA6: According to DWTSGossip, Tamar told Wendy Williams that she’s practicing the rumba. Sounds like Val changed the song and dance style yet again. He can’t seem to hang with what he’s handed and that says a lot. ~Heidi
ETA7: George Penacchio confirmed that Bindi & Derek have “Every Breath You Take”. I had heard that either Bindi or Hayes had it, but couldn’t decide which one it made more sense for… – Court-
ETA8: I give up… -Court-
ETA9: Sharna “thinks” they are dancing 6th. Not sure. I’m guessing Bindi goes last and that Hayes goes first. After that, who knows?
ETA10: Some updates on running order – Heidi guessed right on Bindi! And George Pennachio says Alexa’s going first and confirms Nick going 6th. -Court-
Alexa and Mark – Foxtrot (Song: “Mama Said” by The Shirelles)
Hayes and Emma – Contemporary (Song: “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes)
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What a great night of TV last night on Dancing With The Stars. The couples talk about it and more in their new interviews. Access Hollywood talked with Alfonso Ribiero too. I loved how he said 6 or 7 could win Dancing With The Stars this season. He named Bindi, Nick, and Tamar as the Top 3 right now. He said all of them need to “keep stepping it up” and “create connection that we’re all going to enjoy.” Right on, Alfonso! Did you enjoy him as a Judge? I thought he did a superb job and so did my Dad.
The scores again for those who might have missed them….
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: 20/40
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 25/40
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 29/40
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 30/40
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 31/40
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 32/40
Alek Skarlatos and Linsday Arnold: 33/40
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33/40
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 36/40
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 36/40
No longer cruising, but recovering from cruising. 😀 I also find I’m watching the show with an eye to the crap they are going to pull and any “fun with editing” games they might play. Once again, I suggest that everyone watch “UNReal” to get a better idea of how I think this show probably looks behind the scenes. Yeah, it based on The Bachelor, but reality shows have a lot in common and that is a distinct lack of….reality. DWTS is likely not as bad as UNReal, but I can think of a couple very glaring examples of how it is very much like it. Can you?
Anyway, T-minus 15 minutes to showtime. Who are we looking forward to? I’m open.
That was all right. I though there were a couple messy spots. Carlos is having the age old (male) problem of not wanting to follow a female choreographer. He best get over it.
Forgot to mention until I saw a similar comment in the comments…. but I hope Mandy isn’t holding her breath for an Emmy nomination. Seriously, another all female bump and grind? Only difference is the costume. Read more..
Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…
Sharna Burgess Chats On Nick Carter’s Challenges As A Ballroom Dancer And More On Dancing With The Stars
Sharna Burgess talked with One Avenue TV about her Dancing With The Stars partnership with Nick Carter. Below she answers questions about what it was like to find out she was dancing with a Backstreet Boy and how much he contributes to their dance themes and moves.
As all of us wonder, we did ask her that did she ever think she will be dancing with a Backstreet boy ever?
“Oh my goodness,no! Growing up as a 13 yr old I was a huge fan as a teenager and used to copy their dance moves and never thought in a million years that I will be on DWTS one day and end up dancing with Nick Carter. We get celebrities on show and sometimes I am not familiar with them as I have not grown up with them, or not heard of them since I am from Australia, but, Nick Carter is certainly someone I know very well. It is surreal to think that one minute I am copying his dance steps when I am 13 and next minute I am teaching him how to dance for a competition on Dancing With The Stars.”
Nick being an entertainer with his dance experience on his Backstreet Boy days, does he contributes in thinking over the dance themes/moves with Sharna or no?
“When it comes to ballroom dancing, Nick has no idea about it and has not much to contribute. With cha cha we had a backstreet tribute. It excited me and we threw it in there and he trusts me to make the decision as far as the dancing goes. It’s a whole different ball game when singing, dancing at same time and then, dancing on a competition. It’s a completely different style of dance than to what he is used to.”
“Even after having issues on Monday night, I was proud of Nick as he kept going, shows he is a true entertainer”
Lots more at One Avenue TV.
Well, one of the problems of watching the show while on Vacation is that I don’t have good recall of the show this past week, nor do I have a way (at the moment) to rewatch it. I probably could pull it up on “On Demand” but, well, I’m somewhat lacking in time. I will be able to watch and live blog tomorrow which will make the next numbers post easier.
My impressions that I do remember is that neither Alexa nor Carlos is really doing it for me at the moment. I don’t have a good reason why nor any idea why this is the case. It just is. It could change for sure. I hope it does. I would like to see Mark win again.
Another impression was that Tamar actually had a good dance that I liked. We’ll see if Val can keep it up. I don’t have the high hopes for him that I once did, nor do I find him particularly inspired when it comes to choreo – but he does (yet again) have a good dancer. And one that I might actually end up *liking*. Read more..
Sharna Burgess tweeted that there was a lot of fun stuff happening behind the scenes for Dancing With The Stars over the weekend. Check out these new “Downton Abbey” instagrams. Aren’t they beautiful?! Also, if you missed reading our new exclusive interview with Sharna this week, don’t miss it here. She’s a Doll as always and so witty.