Today former dancing contestant Christina Milian was a guest on Good Morning America (along with Enrique Iglesias! *sigh ). Christina talks on Dancing With The Stars and how no one knows if there will be one or TWO eliminations tonight!! The pressure is on. They interview Cheryl and Jack in rehearsals. They’ve been dancing as if it’s their last dance. Emma and Bill were also interviewed. They were so relieved to be called safe last week. They are all scared and working really hard. Bill says, “Everyone is kinda crunching right now”.
ADDING: So, with a “big announcement” coming, are they trying to prepare us that there is a “double elimination” tonight? I don’t know what to think? 8O
ADDING2: Btw, Jack and Bill’s dances for tonight look pretty good in rehearsals. Let us know your thoughts.
Well, I can’t believe we’re in week 7…and we still have 8 celebrities. I don’t know if dance order is so important at this point, and particularly not this season. Also, everyone has been VERY quiet today – I expect they’ll all start blabbing as soon as I leave to go out with my friends. :-)
ETA: Vogue here and we have our first update. Yep, as soon as Heidi took off, some dance orders were announced.
Elizabeth and Val – Quickstep
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Brant and Peta – Jive
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Bill and Emma – Quickstep
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Jack and Cheryl – Jive
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Leah and Tony – Salsa
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Derek and Amber – Paso Doble
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Snooki and Sasha – Samba
Corbin and Karina – Cha Cha Cha
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Team Bon Bom:
Elizabeth and Val
Nicole and Sasha
Leah and Tony
Bill and Emma
Amber and Derek
Corbin and Karina
Brant and Peta
Jack and Cheryl
This is too fun if you haven’t seen some of these pics yet. Some of the pros and cast members of Dancing With The Stars dressed up to attend some Halloween Parties in the last several days. Snooki attended the “Night Of The Living Drag” at Providence in New York City while Derek Hough, Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy (along with their friend Alex Sanders who provided the pic below at twitter. Kate Upton was there too) attended the Casamigos Halloween Party at the home of Mike Meldman in Beverly Hills, California. You can view more pictures of them all at Pure Derek Hough, Zimbio Pictures, and The Daily Mail. Don’t they look fantastic? Former pro Julianne Hough has made some headlines with this costume too. If you know of anyone else who dressed up, let us know in comments.
ETA: Derek Hough also attended Kate Hudson’s Halloween Party last night. You can view some big photos in high quality at Pure Derek Hough at this link.
The first thing that popped into my head when looking at the numbers was, “Damn, Bill has a shot here.” Seriously, he really could. And when they add another 50 – 60 points to each couple, it could get better. But I skip ahead. The table below shows my estimated scores along with the actual scores.
Gee, when all is said and done, the two “shocking” scores are the only ones I wasn’t either on target or very close with – does anyone think this is coincidental?? I don’t. I mean, they weren’t natural or normal, so there you go.
Now, 4 points seems like a lot, between Bill and Jack/Corbin, but it only translates to 13k votes per million votes cast. That’s a middling number – not low, not super high. Maybe it’s my wishful thinking, but I think Bill can get that over Jack. Probably not Corbin, because I can’t believe they would risk him with a shit score if he wasn’t getting the votes. Of course, ABC just had a commercial that said something along the lines of “Don’t miss the first minute, or you’ll miss a big announcement” – Linz on twitter saw it and she thinks it’s something about JLo performing, someone else said she might be guest judging – I’m thinking they’re going to have a double elimination surprise. And yes, I know Derek said there wasn’t one – but that’s the whole point of a “surprise” right? My cynical brain says that they didn’t announce it last week or put it in the press release because they wanted to see what the votes looked like first. Which could be bad news for Bill and Jack. Anyway, let’s look at how the vote requirements stand after the end of Monday’s show. Read more..
The odds makers have placed their new bets at Sports Bovada!! This time they’ve switched Brant and Snooki! They’ve also switched Leah and Bill! The numbers have changed some too….especially LEAH’S from 18/1 odds to now 100/1 odds!!!
Corbin Bleu 5/4
Amber Riley 7/5
Elizabeth Berkley 6/1
Jack Osbourne 12/1
Brant Daugherty 16/1
Bill Engvall 100/1
Leah Rimini 100/1
Below are last week’s odds:
Corbin Bleu 3/2
Amber Riley 7/2
Elizabeth Berkley 7/2
Jack Osbourne 14/1
Brant Daugherty 18/1
Leah Remini 18/1
Bill Engvall 100/1
My thoughts: Finally, Leah is getting the odds she’s deserved since this season started. She’s just got to go this week. Though I was shocked to see Brant lowered on the list. I thought he and Peta’s dance was good last week (it’s also been one of my favorite dances of the season so far) and I’m even thinking he might be a dark horse now and not Jack? I don’t know…but, these new odds are exciting me a little more than in previous weeks. :arrow: Though please, I hope Bill keeps proving the odds makers wrong!
Let’s see what Heidi and Court think?
Courtney: Well, I guess if they still think Bill has such sh*tty odds of winning, the next best thing is recognizing that someone else has equally sh*tty odds of winning – especially when said person is total Debbie Downer. :-P The fact that we didn’t have an elim this past week has left me feeling a bit blind to how the votes are going – I like to think Bill is getting more votes than people think he is, but I really don’t know for sure. I’m a little puzzled by Jack being so high, since I think he’s been fading into the woodwork these past few weeks and hasn’t exactly gotten stellar scores – he’s done alright, but he hasn’t done great…and I think he’s running the risk of getting lost in the shuffle. Surprised Snooki isn’t higher – she seems to have done pretty well these past few weeks. As for the top of the pack – I think the judges are going to continue to push Elizabeth on us, to ensure that she makes the finale; I just worry that if they prop her up enough, she could end up displacing either Amber or Corbin for the 2nd place spot. I think Amber & Corbin deserve to be the last two standing (both in terms of dance skill and performance quality), but the very suspect behavior of the judges this past week makes me worry that they may tinker a bit too much in the finale – Len doesn’t like Amber, Carrie Ann & Bruno don’t seem too fond of Corbin, and all three heap praise on Liz. Please tell me I’m being paranoid in worrying about all this now :-P
Heidi: Sorry, you’re not being paranoid. :-) They haven’t really switched Brant and Snooki or Leah and Bill, they’ve lowered Snooki’s odds down to Brant’s and Leah’s down to Bill’s. Why they would give Leah a better shot than anyone, at this point, is beyond me. But I do think the top 3 is shaking out to be what they’ve got up there. The only thing I question is Jack’s placement so high. I agree with Courtney that he’s getting lost in the shuffle – through no fault of his or Cheryl’s. There are just bigger personalities. I think I would switch Snooki and Jack. If not for the judges seeming determined that Bill goes home, I would move him up the board a spot or two as well. But unfortunately, the judges scores do count and the writing seem to be on the wall for him. Maybe. :-) Let me take this opportunity to pimp my Dancing by the Numbers post which will be arriving in an hour or two. :-D
Snooki gives us a tiny sneak peek of she and Sasha’s Samba for Monday night! At Celebuzz she writes that “it’s obviously still a work in progress”. Watch this to see why. She’s too funny and let’s hope she’s ok from this tumble. Does anyone know what song this might be?
Also, see People when you get a minute. She and her family dressed in “The Wizard of Oz” characters for a Halloween outing. They look so cute!!
Happy TGIF!! And to get us warmed up today, above are some new pics of Emma Slater, Karina Smirnoff, and Derek Hough arriving to rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars yesterday. If you’d like to see more arrivals from this past week, see Zimbio Pictures, Pure Derek Hough, Just Jared Jr., and the Daily Mail. This link at the Daily Mail has some fun takes as well including pics of Tony and Leah being interviewed by Extra this week. Too fun!
ADDING: By the way, a new promo on TV right now says there will be a “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT” during the first minute of Dancing With The Stars Monday night and to be sure to be there (thanks to Linz for the heads up!). Have any guesses to what it might be about? Let us know what you think in comments.