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Dancing with the Stars Season 19 – “What do you mean I’m a ringer??” Update

Introduction

A couple of seasons ago, I created a set of criteria with which to measure the benefits some dancers on DWTS have compared to the other dancers. That is, ringers versus non-ringers. I attempted to be as logical and scientific as possible, although it’s impossible to remove all subjectivity from the issue. But it’s far better than simply saying “so and so isn’t a ringer, IMO”. In your opinion? If your opinion is purely subjective with no effort at logical or rational thought, then what good is it??

No good at all, actually. The original series sprung from an effort to debunk the old, tired and stupid claim that the only reason Derek does well is because he gets all the good partners and no one else gets them. Utter BS, of course. It would be a good idea to read that series before starting this one as I can’t guarantee that I’ll include all the same rationale this second time around and I don’t take well to discussing a subject with someone who is so rude as to not read the blogs.

Ringers Part One

Ringers Part Two

Ringers Part Three

Of course, certain people who didn’t like the results of that research tried desperately to turn the argument around and claim: “Well, Derek never gets any ‘bad’ partners, like Kate Gosselin”. Um, there has only been ONE Kate Gosselin and ONE Wendy Williams – it’s not at all like everyone is getting those kinds of partners except Derek. Tony is the only one who gets them and there’s good reason for that one, I would say.  But that’s a different subject altogether. :-) …Read more

September 14, 2014 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. :-)

ABC Releases “All About The Bass” Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Video And More Goodies

One more day and counting, but, we can get this party started now if you want? :D

And here is a fun new video from Emma and Michael too….

For more goodies, see the Daily Mail.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

ABC Releases Premiere Details For Dancing With The Stars Season 19, Smokey Robinson And Aloe Blacc To Perform

ABC MediaNet has released official show details for the Dancing With The Stars Season 19 premiere. Note how SMOKEY ROBINSON and ALOE BLACC will be performing on Tuesday night. The three new pros, Allison Holker, Keo Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev will also perform a special dance. Also, check out their interactive additions for viewing the show. Below are some more details…

“Episode 1901” — “Dancing with the Stars” is back with an all-new celebrity cast and fresh show format. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The premiere episode will kick off with a spectacular live opening number featuring the entire cast and judges. Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America’s vote for the first time.

“Episode 1901A” — “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” two-night premiere continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges’ scores from Monday night’s performance with the public votes. The Tuesday night show will feature music legend SMOKEY ROBINSON performing a duet of “My Girl” with ALOE BLACC off of Robinson’s new album, “Smokey and Friends.” The show will also feature a special dance number performed by the three new pros: Allison Holker, Keo Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev.

This year is unprecedented in terms of the level of interactivity. ABC.com will be offering five live streams from key positions at the show venue, allowing fans to choose views of the Red Room, judges, sky box, a wide angle of the dance floor and a hosted feed that will highlight relevant social media conversations. Throughout the season, fans will also have opportunities to participate in the outcome of the show, using social media to weigh in on everything from songs, dance styles, and even partners.

To read the full press release including voting details, go to ABC MediaNet.

September 12, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 19 First Las Vegas Odds: What Do You Think And Predict?

It’s that time again! The odds makers have placed their first bets (or made their predictions) for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 at Sports Bovada. Just a note before we get started. We usually like to post the Las Vegas Odds at the end of the week (Friday or Saturday) in case they change. Plus, they make fun discussion during the weekend when the news slows down. So, if you don’t see the odds posted during the week, that is why. With that said, take a look below and see if you think the first odds look correct to you. Are you surprised on some on them? Be sure to let us know in comments on your thoughts and predictions.

Alfonso Ribeiro 3/1
Janel Parrish 5/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 6/1
Jonathan Bennett 7/1
Lolo Jones 7/1
Sadie Robertson 9/1
Bethany Mota 10/1
Tavis Smiley 12/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Lea Thompson 20/1
Betsey Johnson 33/1
Michael Waltrip 33/1
Tommy Chong 50/1

My thoughts: I kind of expected the older contestants to be Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Official Rehearsal Photos Released, Rehearsal Arrival Photos

Happy Friday Dancettes! Only three more days until showtime! In the meantime, how about feasting your eyes on some of the first Dancing With The Stars Season 19 official rehearsal photos. You can see more at each Getty link below. Beautiful!! You can also view some of the cast arriving to rehearsals at the Daily Mail and Just Jared Jr..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Even More First DWTS Season 19 Rehearsal Videos, Fearless And Working It

What are you thoughts on these rehearsal videos? First, here is Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. They are adorable…

Some of this footage we’ve seen before and some we haven’t, but, here is some rehearsal coverage with Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker (excited and fearless!), Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas (she is indeed sassy and working it!), Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess (on a mission!), and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd (hilarious and having a blast!).

Below is Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe and Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater. I think Read more..

September 11, 2014 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Dancing with the Stars Season 19 – Who’s Dancing What….and When? (Song Spoilers)

Ahhh…here we are again. Who’s dancing what, when and to what song?? We do have song spoilers….but I’m going to make you wait for most of them. :-)

Note…the order listed below is NOT the dance order. As soon as a number (order and phone) appears below a couples name, then you know the order they are dancing in. Even though I suck at guessing dance order, the order below is my guess as to how Monday night will shake out. Also, until you hear the song on Monday night, we have to caution that something could change. And we might have one song reversed with another song. :-)

ETA: Does Tommy have the perfect song or what?? BTW, Just Jared, if you’re going to take all our spoiler info and post it, the least you could do is hyperlink. Lord knows we’ve done the same for you a million times.

ETA2: How much to I LOOOVE Lea’s song? Very muchly. :-) Jonathan and Allison’s? Like that one too – not sure I’ve heard it before.

ETA3: Heh – that song totally works for Betsey, right? :-) But…what are they trying to start with Cheryl and Antonio’s song?

ETA4: Assuming that the phone numbers coincide with the dance order – I called Tony and Betsey right!!

ETA6: I have to note, here, that usually the phone number coincides with the dance order on the first night – but we have a new executive producer and sometimes things change after blocking. So, we’re making some assumptions here. For Betsey and Antonia – they gave their phone numbers. We’re assuming that is also their dance order.

ETA7: So Lizzie (Maks’ publicist) just told everyone to tune in tomorrow night for a surprise. AND Lacey is in the ballroom and is doing something for DWTS tomorrow. Interesting. If not for the Lacey angle, I would guess that the squeaky wheels got some grease. Wonder who else we might see in the ballroom…

ETA7: We already have our first instance of the dance order not matching the phone number. See Antonio and Cheryl.

Antonio and Cheryl – Cha Cha Cha (Song: “Tonight (I’m Loving You)” by Enrique Iglesias )
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Michael and Emma – Cha Cha Cha (Song: “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf )
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September 10, 2014 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. :-)

Betsey Johnson And Tony Dovolani Dance In 2015 Spring Collection Show For New York Fashion Week

This is so fun and thanks to Style Byte With Jackie Miranne for the coverage!!

ETA: Glamour interviewed Betsey on Dancing With The Stars at the show. You can read it and see a really cute photo here.

ETA2: Below is more video…

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

More First Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Rehearsal Videos

Would you like some more Dancing With The Stars rehearsal videos? First, below is Mark Ballas and Sadie Robertson being interviewed in rehearsals. These two are so cute and I love that they are “goofy”! They look really good too. What do you think?

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And below is Peta Murgatroyd and Tommy Chong. He looks like he is having a bit of a hard time, but, I love his charm. Let us know what you think on this first look as well. Peta is hoot…

Here is Antonio and Cheryl. Two words….chemisty and fun! Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

New Season 19 DWTS Cast Lights Up Rehearsal Parking Lot With Dance Poses, etc

Just a quickie! Don’t miss seeing the Daily Mail for some more wonderful shots of some of the new cast of Dancing With The Stars Season 19 playing around in the rehearsal parking lot. They are fantastic. I am especially loving this one and this one. I love the intensity on Tavis’ face too! I hope he brings that to the dance floor.

More coming up! Stay tuned! What a lively and fun cast this is going to be.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.