Suzanne Somers almost got a banana stuck where on Tony? LOL! She is a hoot.
I loved my Carmen Miranda-style costume. What girl wouldn’t want to wear it? Tony designed it for movement. I thought it was fantastic. The hat was heavy, but I was most worried being thrown through Tony’s legs that I’d get a banana in his crotch.
Competitions are fierce. I had that dance nailed, performed perfectly in rehearsal, but all that counts is performance, and I did miss a step. I actually appreciate the judges’ comments. Compliments are hard won, and I don’t need any special coddling.
I feel very proud that I’m out there on that dance floor. My objective is to do my best each week, and I look forward to next week for another shot. We have a big surprise for next week. Really fun!
Be sure to read her blog in full at People. There is a lot of exciting things happening in her life.
Well, the warm fuzzies and pleasant surprises I had from the judging last week have left the building – and now we’ve moved on to the “completely inappropriate and actually rather offensive” stage of the competition, where every other thing out of the judges’ mouths seems to be insulting, irrelevant, or just plain mean. Even after last week’s spiel about bullying, Charlotte got told she was stupid, and it was implied that Riker danced like a girl and Allison danced like a dude. Oh, and Mike got nitpicked to death for the third week in a row. “Do as I say, not as I do”, huh judges?
Bittersweet seeing Charlotte go. I was glad she got to stick around for another week, and aside from the fact that her rumba didn’t have a whole lot of rumba, I still enjoyed it and thought it was her best dance yet; but I think Charlotte may have mentally checked out a bit after the nasty critiques she got in week 1, so it was probably time for her to go, anyway. If nothing else, she looked FANTASTIC tonight – loved that color on her, and love big, tousled Brigette Bardot-inspired hair :-)
1.) Riker & Allison – Well, I already thought Riker was a contender after week 1 – but I think this week his real debut, because that salsa screamed “Yep, I’m here, and I’m hungry – take heed, Nastia & Rumer!” And despite Len hemming and hawing and trying to claim that Riker “isn’t the best dancer this season”, I daresay he’s certainly the best male contestant, and bested at least Nastia in terms of technique this week – so he’s quickly inching his way up to the top. He never missed a beat in this salsa, which was actually the first piece of choreography I’ve seen from Allison on this show that made me sit up and go “Ok, that was cool.” And good lord, that girl can spin fast! He sold it well, he made it his, and he kept time – if I had one complaint, it might be that he seemed a bit stiff in his hips and didn’t “flow” through the movements as fluidly as he could have, but I also partially blame Allison for that, simply because her choreography was a bit more staccato. Overall, he nailed it, though. …Read more
I was loving this dance last night! How about you? I want more PRO NUMBERS!!! Please TPTB!!!! PLEASE!!!
What a night and one of my favorites so far!! For media starters, let’s start off with the score card which reads like this for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 3:
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough 34/40
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker 34/40
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy 33/40
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas 32/40
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess 30/40
Chris Soules & Witney Carson 28/40
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson 29/40
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani 25/40
Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd 24/40
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev 22/40
Now onto some media. Let’s see what the couples had to say about the night. First check out the ABC7 footage below with George Pennacchio. Note at the end, George says it’s “Most Memorable Year Week” next.
For some new interviews from E News, see this link. As always I would embed them, but, they won’t stop playing afterwards making it hard to watch the other videos posted.
The new Afterbuzz TV interviews with JC Rubio are starting to come out. Heidi will be making a new “Who’s Dancing What” post shortly for the new dances next week. So far, it’s revealed
Nastia & Derek have an Read more..
Well, I don’t know about you all, but in this saga known as DWTS, I fully expect Rumer to get a tongue bath whether she deserves it or not, and Nastia/Riker/Willow (or any combination thereof) to get relentlessly nitpicked over something stupid…most likely something they have little control over, like music…in order to make sure the leaderboard changes up again. Anyone willing to take that bet?? :-D
Very nice opening pro dance!!
Already prepping the audience for leaderboard switchup.
What monkey dreamed up Disco Salsa, not that it will matter. Loved her outfit this week and the dance was very good. It was just so weird. …Read more
Just a quick TV heads up: The couple voted off on tonight’s “Dancing with the Stars” will stop by tomorrow’s “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” to perform for the “LIVE” audience. Additionally, “LIVE” will welcome various “DWTS” castoffs, both celebrities and professional dancers, as this season of the hit ABC series continues. Stay tuned for more coverage tomorrow!
Well, DWTS Season 20 Week 2 is in the history books and it was a pretty good week. There was nothing that made me snort in disgust (from the judges, anyway) and a whole bunch of pretty darn good to great dancing.
But, as usual, someone has to go home on Monday night. Last week I was pretty clear when I said “Either Charlotte or Redfoo” and said my number 1 choice for most likely to be eliminated was Charlotte. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she was safe – most likely by 0.10 percent. No, I don’t believe Suzanne was a real bottom 2. For her to be a real bottom 2, it meant that Charlotte got nearly 10k more votes per million votes cast than her and that Redfoo did nearly that much – and there ain’t no way you’re convincing me of that. Nope. I think that’s highly unlikely.
Now, normally, I would automatically assume that Charlotte was definitely the next to go. But I’m not so sure that’s true. Why? Well, let’s look at all the scores. Read more..
DWTS20 Week 2 HQ Photos Of Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli, Erin Andrews, Tom Bergeron
How about some love for the other cast members of Dancing With The Stars who help make this show exciting for us? Click on the pics to see more.
I thought I would share with you how I craft these poems. I take them very seriously, mapping them out beforehand. I work on a legal pad dividing each pair up in sections, including opening numbers, etc. I re-watch the show taking copious notes so it is refreshed in my mnd. I do research if I need to. I often search for synonyms and new ways to express things. I try to keep them close to the theme of the week. I coin words and phrases such as I did in last week’s poem, Mandy Moore-tastic, to emphasize a certain part of the show. I take it and soar into my mind picking my brain for ideas to be creative. Poem titles can come way beforehand. Or as I’m writing the poem. I sometimes come up with ideas as I’m falling asleep, in the shower, anywhere. They have been really fun to do. I hope you are enjoying them. So happy for any comments!
Jammin’ At The Jamboree
The Ballroom was in a frenzy, Jammin’ At The Jamboree
The atmosphere was electric, so much fun for us to see
The dancers were on fire, all were in a Jumbo Jam-A-Thon
Wishing the dances were on view on a Jumbo Jam-A-Tron
The night ebbed on and a special surprise was filling the air
A lady serving her country returned with love and with care
The songs were chosen with special meaning to each pair
The time came to dance, their stories with us ready to share
My Jam Number One
Chris and Witney
Cha-Cha-Cha – Time of Our Lives
A bluesy, bold, ball of flirty fun
Entertaining and enthusiastic
My Jam Number Two
Suzanne and Tony
Jive – A Whole Lotta Shaking Going On
Full of animal magnetism, shimmy and shake
Tempting, teasing, with vitality and spring in step
My Jam Number Three
Robert and Kym
Foxtrot – You Make Me Feel So Young
A wish from Michael Buble
Celebration of a Spring romance in the air
Floating across the floor, a fairy tale in motion
My Jam Number Four
Charlotte and Keo
Cha-Cha-Cha – California Gurls
Assist from a Pair of Crabs, Sunbathing Gals, Surfer Dudes, Beach Balls
Fun, flirty, a leggy good time
Swinging into a Summer on a ray of sunshine
My Jam Number Five
Michael and Peta
Foxtrot – Workin’ My Way Back To You
Four Seasons Assist
Painting the town red, Motown magic
Beautiful. light on feet, Broadway feel, picture perfect
My Jam Number Six
Rumer and Val
Cha-Cha-Cha – Rumor Has It
Bright light on the floor, flashes of brilliance
A powerhouse attack of a warrior on a mission
My Jam Number Seven
Redfoo and Emma
Jive – My Sharona
Jolly, joyous, jumping jive
Like an ignition switch, ball of fiery fun
My Jam Number Eight
Willow and Mark
Argentine Tango – Somebody That I Used To Know
Kaleidoscope of Kolorful Koreography, painted with excellence
Star-quality footwork, sharp tango, a dance with heart
My Jam Number Nine
Noah and Sharna
Samba – Homegrown Honey
Assist from The Country Troupe
Dedicated to Jamie – His Love and His Heart
Flavored with country flair, clicking of heels, happy hats
On beat, hot, full of stability, extraordinary
My Jam Number Ten
Nastia and Derek
Rumba – Thinking Out Loud
Glorious, glamorous, goosebumpy, graceful, glowing
Flawless flow, fantastic, marvelous motion
My Jam Number Eleven
Riker and Alison
Foxtrot – Sugar
On a bridge to brilliance, romantic, simply beautiful
Divine, dynamite by street light, talk of the town
My Jam Number Twelve
Patti and Artem
Cha-Cha-Cha – In Da Club
Club Dancers Assist
Dazzling Diva, Queen of Soul, Victorious
A champagne celebration of collaboration
Jammin’ At the Jamboree it was a joyous Jumbo Jam-A-Thon
Oh how we wish we could have seen it on a Jumbo Jam-A-Tron!
Written By Lois A Troutman, March 24, 2015
THE NIGHT ENDED AND REDFOO AND EMMA HAD TO GO!
NEXT WEEK WILL BE LATIN NIGHT ON THE DANCING SHOW!