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New TV Guide DWTS Videos – Infanity

This is a much cleaner copy of previously posted videos uploaded to You Tube by TV Guide.

Part 1 – Injuries

Part 2 – The Pros

Part 3 – The Wardrobe

Part 4 – The Judges

Part 5 – The Stars

Part 6 – The Show

Part 7 – The Hookups

June 9, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Finale – What the Media has to Say

E! News on the Winner of DWTS and the Finale as a whole:

Marc Malkin, from E! Online, is none to pleased that his favorite didn’t win:

From ET Online:

On Tuesday night’s thrilling “Dancing with the Stars” finale Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas walked away with the coveted mirror ball trophy — and ET was backstage to celebrate with the season eight champions!

“It feels amazing,” Shawn Johnson says about the victory. “I don’t know how we did it. I guess we like to save things for the last second. We worked really hard, I feel like I’ve grown so much. I can officially say I am a dancer and that is amazing to me, I never imagined that.”

“To be on the stage especially next to Gilles [Marini] and Cheryl [Burke] and Melissa [Rycroft] and Tony [Dovolani] was amazing,” Mark says. “I’m just so honored to have had Shawn as a partner and to take her this far. Thank you to the fans for voting for us. Thank you.”

May 20, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

USA Today Article on DWTS

DWTS behind the scenes

USAToday.com article called “‘Dancing’ Stars find new fans and more opportunities”.  The focus of this article is mainly on Gilles, but it’s a pretty interesting read all the way around. Here are a few excerpts and the picture they used:

LOS ANGELES — Hours after actor Gilles Marini and dance partner Cheryl Burke wrapped up a rumba that drew a standing ovation from the Dancing With the Stars studio audience, he needs a body tuneup.
Soft New Age music and a soothing tabletop waterfall in chiropractor Tom Rudenko’s office are a quiet contrast to the boisterous theatrics at ABC’s hit ballroom competition. But they’re just the tonic for weary Marini.

The potential payoff is far bigger than bragging rights and the cheesy mirror-ball trophy awaiting Dancing‘s winners on the May 19 finale. Yes, the actors, athletes, singers, models and reality stars who have appeared since its 2005 debut have risked injury and humiliation on live TV. But Dancing also has jump-started careers, polished tarnished reputations and generated opportunities in ways most of them couldn’t imagine.

Lil’ Kim, the pint-sized rapper best known for R-rated lyrics, breast pasties and prison time for perjury, was ousted last week. But during her stint, viewers saw the sweet demeanor and feisty spirit of a hip-hop artist shaking her booty to the cha-cha. “I think I’ve already won,” she says. “This has shown another side of me. I’ve got new fans. Acting makes sense; I could see doing a kids’ show. Definitely, the music will be different.”

For Johnson, 17, who may aim for the 2012 Olympics, Dancing provides more options. “It’s really given me the opportunity to see what else is out there. I never thought about acting. Now? Maybe,” she says, giggling.

Even show regulars have managed to parlay Dancing into opportunity. Co-host Samantha Harris is subbing as host of syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Burke, who opens her third dance studio this week, also has an apparel line and endorsement deals. Pro dancer Julianne Hough is leaving to focus on a promising singing career.

May 13, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars on InFANity

InFANity is a show on the TV Guide channel that I’d never heard of before – but this week they delve into Dancing with the Stars. The video is in five parts, each part covering different aspects of the show. Every part has a lot of clips of dances and interviews, past and present. Stars from every season are interviewed, as are the judges and the hosts. The only people we see, but don’t hear a lot from, are my favorites – The Pros.

Part 1 – About the Show and the Judges

Part 2 – The Stars and The Winners

April 26, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars on InFANity (continued)

Part 3 – The Pros and the Hookups

Part 4 – The Injuries and….Bruno

I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Derek Hough Directs BHB Video for Do You Love Me

Derek directs a music video set to the Ballas Hough Band’s song Do You Love Me. The video stars many of the celebrities and professional dancers from this seasons DWTS, in addition to brief appearances by Tom Bergeron, Samantha Harris, Shannon Elizabeth, Joanna Pacitti, Rascal Flatts and Boyz II Men. Read more about the Ballas Hough Band music video.

April 23, 2009 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Lindy Hop and Argentine Tango Music from Dancing with the Stars 2009

Nice to see Lindy Hop grace the stage of Dancing with the Stars. I’m also a big fan of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy so nice to see them on the list below since they’re great for Lindy Hop music. Could you get 2 dances that were more different in both style and music?

I’m still working on finding a few of the songs, but I’ll update this page as I find them. Enjoy and let me know if you know one I’m missing or if I got any wrong. Thanks!

David & Kym danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Bandstand Boogie”—Barry Manilow Barry Manilow - Ultimate Manilow - Bandstand Boogie

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Taquito Militar”—Conjunto Tipico Del Tango Conjunto Tipico Del Tango - Tango for Dancing - Taquito Militar

Chuck & Julianne danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Summertime Blues”—Brian Setzer Brian Setzer - The Brian Setzer Collection: 1981-1988 - Summertime Blues

Lawrence & Edyta danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Suite Punta Del Este” -Astor Piazzolla Astor Piazzolla - A Collection of Music Performances Tango By Astor Piazzolla - Suite Punta del Este

Ty & Chelsie danced a Lindy Hop to the music “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby)

Steve & Karina danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Cite Tango”—Gotan Project Gotan Project - Inspiración - Espiración - Cité Tango

Melissa & Tony danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Brown Derby Jump”—Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot - Brown Derby Jump

Holly & Dmitry danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Libertango”—Bond Bond - Shine - Libertango

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Dance Little Sister”—The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'N Roll (Remastered) - Dance Little Sister

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Argentine Tango to the music “Assassin’s Tango”—John Powell John Powell - Mr. & Mrs. Smith Score - El Tango de los Assassinos

Shawn & Mark danced a Lindy Hop to the music “Ready Teddy”—Little Richard Little Richard - The Very Best of Little Richard - Ready Teddy

As always, take a look back at past Dancing with the Stars music.

March 30, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music Season 8 Samba and Foxtrot Music

I’m a little late in posting the music from week 3 of Dancing with the Stars 2009 (Samba Music and Foxtrot Music). What can I say, my wife took me on a cruise for our birthdays and unfortunately there wasn’t any reasonable internet on the cruise ship. So, I’m a little late, but as they say “Better late than never.”

If you’re looking for previous DWTS music you can see the previous Dancing with the Stars 2009 music.

Denise & Maks danced a Samba to the song “Take a Picture”—Filter Filter - Title of Record - Take a Picture

Chuck & Julianne danced a Foxtrot to the song “All I Want To Do”—Sugarland Sugarland - Love On the Inside (Deluxe Fan Edition) - All I Want to Do

Holly & Dmitry danced a Samba to the song “Bananza (Belly Dancer)”—Akon Akon - Trouble - Bananza (Belly Dancer) [12" Version]

Steve-O & Lacey danced a Foxtrot to the song “I’m Yours”—Jason Mraz Jason Mraz - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things - I'm Yours

Lawrence & Edyta danced a Samba to the song “I Can’t Get Next To You”—The Temptations The Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - I Can't Get Next to You

Shawn & Mark danced a Foxtrot to the song “More Than This”—Charlie Hunter feat. Norah Jones Charlie Hunter featuring Norah Jones - Les grandes chansons d'amour - Soirées romantiques, vol. 1 - More Than This

Gilles & Cheryl danced a Samba to the song “El Matador”—Los Fabulosos Cadillacs Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Vasos Vacios - El Matador

David & Kym danced a Foxtrot to the song “Come Rain or Come Shine”—Natalie Cole Natalie Cole - Still Unforgettable (Deluxe Edition) - Come Rain or Come Shine

Steve & Karina danced a Samba to the song “Jump In The Line (Shake, Senora)”—Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - Very Best of Harry Belafonte - Jump In the Line

Melissa & Tony danced a Foxtrot to the song “Recipe for Love”—Harry Connick, Jr. Harry Connick, Jr. - We Are In Love - Recipe for Love

Lil’ Kim & Derek danced a Samba to the song “Remedio P’al Corazon”—Alberto Plaza Alberto Plaza - Remedio Pa'l Corazón - Remedio Pa'l Corazón

Ty & Chelsie danced a Foxtrot to the song “Come Dance with Me”—Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra - Classic Sinatra - His Great Performances, 1953-1960 - Come Dance With Me

Also, since I’m so late I’ll cover the music from the special guest performances from the Dancing with the Stars results show.

Hall & Oates sang the song “Maneater” Hall & Oates - The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater for Dancing with the Stars professionals Karina Smirnoff, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, and Dmitry Chaplin

Adele sang the song “Chasing Pavements” ADELE - 19 - Chasing Pavements for Dancing with the Stars professionals Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo (Adele music video Chasing Pavements)

March 27, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Vote for Your Favorite Dancing with the Stars Celebrity

Now that we’ve had a chance to see each of the celebrities on Dancing with the Stars dance twice, it’s time to vote on who you think is going to win Dancing with the Stars season 8. You can vote for only one celebrity from Dancing with the Stars in this poll. I’ll look at doing a future Dancing with the Stars vote where you can vote for the top 3 and another one where you can vote for all of your favorite Dancing with the Stars celebrities.

March 18, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Results Show Music with Jewel and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was by far one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Plus, it is some of the best music to dance to ever. So, I was really excited that they were invited to perform on Dancing with the Stars. Below you’ll find the list of all the music from the DWTS results show.

Special Musical Guests
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy performed the song “Calloway Boogie” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Calloway Boogie - Single - Calloway Boogie with professionals Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani, Lacey Schwimmer, Derek Hough, and Julianne Hough dancing
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Jewel performed the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Jewel - Lullaby - Somewhere Over the Rainbow while Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower danced

Macy’s Stars of Dance Music for March 17, 2009 was Michael Rooney – “The Golden Age of Musicals”

The following dances were performed again:
Steve & Karina danced a Quickstep to the song “Oh Boy” Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets - Oh, Boy!—Buddy Holly
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Belinda & Jonathan danced a Salsa to the song “Higher” Gloria Estefan - Destiny - Higher—Gloria Estefan
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Also, take a look back at all the music from previous episodes of Dancing with the Stars.

March 17, 2009 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.