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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week TWO – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

So, who will go home? Who will be in jeopardy? Will there be a real bottom two?? These questions and more, answered tonight on DWTS. :-)

More importantly, who will get the judges’ scorn and who will get pimped to high heaven?? Do we even need to ask these questions or is it a foregone conclusion? ;-)

Not a great dance from Chris, but not horrendous – thing I like about Chris is that he GOES for it. He really, really tries and he wants to do it.

At least I can handle the Tony and Suzanne wardrobe this week…vastly improved routine too, although I doubt any other celebs or pros will get away with that amount of fluff in the beginning and in the end.

I love Robert and Kym, that is all. :-)

LOL to Patti and Artem walking with Michael and Chris in Shades acting as body guards.

Aw, Charlotte, I love ya girl. And much better than last week. Amen to Julianne!

I liked Michael, but I liked his dance better last week.

“People are scared of us??” Well, Rumer, maybe you should be a bit scared. And humble. So, Len wants nmore recognizable Cha Cha but gives then an 8. This sounds familiar.

Vast improvement from Redfoo, but I don’t think I care for him at all. One point below Rumer?? Maybe he’s going home….

LOL…Mark is the perfect partner for Willow. And the 14 year old just did a pretty damn good AT.

Sharna is so beautiful. The hair/eye combo is amazing….and refreshing on this show.

I think Noah’s dance was also an improvement from last week!! But let’s not get carried away, Julianne.

Okay I’m crying. Wanna bet Nastia is next. They would put her after that.

Beautiful Rumba…beautiful. LOL Tom trying to skip CAI’s drama.

Who’s scared now, Rumer?? Watch your back for Willow and Nastia, hon.

Damn, Riker – well done. I’m impressed. Another contender.

OMG….I love Patti Labelle. The woman is COOL….

WhoooHOoooo Charlotte is safe!!

Chris and Witney are safe.

Redfoo is eliminated…it was NOT a real bottom two. Tryin’ to boost Suzanne’s votes a bit maybe….

March 23, 2015 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 Season 20 Week 2 Las Vegas Odds: Odds Makers Not Buying Pimp Job

The odds makers have placed their bets for week 2 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. Isn’t it interesting that Rumer and Val aren’t at the top? Even after all the pimping of them from the judges this past week and the media drinking the Kool Aid, the odds makers didn’t buy it. Ha!! Though if I was them, I would switch Rumer and Ryker. I’m shocked they have Willow so low. I’d put her more towards the top. Same with Redfoo. Take a look below and let us know what you think in comments. Read on to see what Miss Heidi and Court think too….

Nastia Liukin 6/5
Rumer Willis 5/1
Riker Lynch 6/1
Noah Galloway 7/1
Michael Sam 15/2
Robert Herjavec 10/1
Chris Soules 20/1
Patti LaBelle 20/1
Redfoo 33/1
Suzanne Somers 33/1
Willow Shields 33/1
Charlotte McKinney 50/1

Last week’s odds:

Nastia Liukin 2/1
Noah Galloway 4/1
Riker Lynch 7/1
Michael Sam 9/1
Charlotte McKinney 10/1
Patti LaBelle 12/1
Redfoo 12/1
Suzanne Somers 12/1
Willow Shields 12/1
Rumer Willis 16/1
Robert Herjavec 20/1

Heidi: Well, Rumer moved up, but only to 5/1 – and after all that pimpage she got! Going last, having the judges drool and proclaim her the winner…seems we weren’t the only ones who don’t buy it just yet. :-) Interesting that they have Nastia at 6/5 – I am still not convinced that she can win. Derek, after 5 wins, could choreograph 12 Emmy winning routines and still not win, plus they are pretty severely handicapped by being in NYC. Poor Nastia – Derek is a bit of an anchor with his track record and an audience who seems to think Pee-wee-baseball-everyone-gets-a-trophy is an acceptable way to hold a competition. Anyway, I think Michael is probably too low – and that Willow needs to be up with Robert. As for Noah, as much as I like him, I’m not so sure he’s going to finish as high as 4th place. It’s hard to say – Amy covered the inspiring territory, so do people expect him to dance as well as Amy? Are they inured to the injured? Is it different because he’s a veteran? Or did people even forget Amy was a double amputee because she was paired with Derek and did so well? What the general audience thinks is what will dictate how well he finishes. I don’t mean to sound callous…but people ARE callous as we saw with Amy. Of course, Amy threatened the precciousssssss….

Courtney: First off, an apology – these odds are late because of moi, as I was out-of-town this weekend and haven’t had a chance to even look at these until right meow. I guess my overall feeling about them, like my power rankings last week, is “Hmmm.” I find it interesting that the oddsmakers didn’t seem to buy into the OTT praise heaped onto Rumer, and the obvious “this could be your season!” subliminal messaging thrown at Val.  As I told Heidi & Vogue – I think the oddsmakers’ BS detectors have gotten quite a bit better-calibrated over the seasons, and they probably recognize by now that that pimping doesn’t always work (hello, Vajanel). But they DID seem to buy into the nonsense the judges threw Michael about his feet – honestly, I think his performance was the most underrated of last week’s dances, and he got an incongruous amount of nitpicking from the judges.  That’s what puzzles me the most, because I actually think Michael could be the biggest threat to the big 3 (Rumer, Riker, & Nastia) at the moment.  I also think they aren’t quite sure what to make of Noah just yet – demographically-speaking, he should be a big draw; but ability-wise, he’s no Amy right off the bat.  I think we’ll see them get a bit more decisive with his odds over the next few weeks, as we see what he’s actually capable of.

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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.

DWTS Season 20, Week 1 – Dancing by the Numbers

So sorry that this has been much delayed this week – I’m still trying to catch up from my whirlwind trip to New York City. If anyone cares, I saw Book of Mormon, New York Spring Spectacular (twice) and Wicked. All were tremendous. As I was telling someone on Twitter, Derek actually sings as much as he dances in this show and that was a real treat. Great voice on that boy.  My favorite line from the very sacrilegious Book of Mormon??  “Jesus thinks you’re a dick.”  OMG, I laughed and laughed and laughed. Read more..

March 22, 2015 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 All Access Behind The Scenes Archive March 15 – 21, 2015

Below is an archive of the Dancing With The Stars All Access Rehearsals for Season 20 from March 15 – 21, 2015. Thnaks to Storm Viking for recording them all. If you haven’t watched them yet, be sure to check them out.


Rumer Willis & Val Chmerkovskiy 3/20/15… by dwtsrehearsals


Redfoo & Emma Slater 3/20/15 Rehearsal (DWTS) by dwtsrehearsals


Riker Lynch & Allison Holker 3/20/15 Rehearsal… by dwtsrehearsals

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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.

The Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Switch-Up Dance Is Coming Up In The Near Future

Just a quick heads up: The Switch-up Dance is coming sometime in the near future. The Dancing With The Stars Official site is starting to get the page ready. You can view it at this link. Note: They or the links, etc might not be fully ready yet. So, don’t panic if you can’t get anything to work or if something on the page disappears. They’ll have it ready when they officially announce when it will take place and when it’s officially time to vote. Thanks to @mintstate68 for keeping a close eye.

March 20, 2015 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 20, Week TWO – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Here we go again!! In order to avoid being scooped, we giving you everything we have at once. Bah humbug!! :-) Yeah, that’s right. I wrote this BEFORE ABC.com decided to spoil our fun yet again. What, we’re going to have to spoil the show on Monday nights now?? Bastards. ;-)

Who’s idea was the cute play on song title for Rumer?? I imagine hers, since I like it. :-) Also LOVE Willow’s song.

ETA: Check this tweet from Tommy B:

Chris and Witney – Cha Cha (Song: “Time of our Lives” by Pitbull)
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Dancing 1st

Charlotte and Keo – Cha Cha (Song: “California Gurls” by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dog)
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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. :-)

The Dancing Poetry Corner – As The Curtain Rises

I was sitting in my easy chair pondering my Week One Poem. Staring into the television screen, I had this vision of a giant golden curtain rising to the cheers of millions of Dancing With the Stars viewers. On the other side would be a rousing Opening Number performed by the entire cast. Please join me:

As The Curtain Rises

Debut of Tenth Anniversary
Season 20
Dancing With The Stars

The curtain rises to a reveal a Mandy Moore-tastic revue
A Memory Book Wall heralds the 10th Anniversary debut

The Opening, a resounding, resplendent dazzling delight
Beats of perfection to begin the magical, marvelous night

The ballroom was rocking, the atmosphere was a party feel
The cast ready to dance delivering diverse, dynamic appeal

The hosts, the judges, the audience clamored for the show
Season 20, a special, spectacular, sparkling, spirited glow

The Curtain Calls:

Curtain Call Number One
Willow and Mark – Cha-Cha-Cha

A lively delight, sophistication of youth
Sassy, refreshing, sparkling, bubbly
Effervescent like a bottle of Alka Seltzer

Curtain Call Number Two
Robert and Kym – Cha-Cha-Cha
A Shark Tank Troupe Assist

A Shark Tank attack, fabulous and fun
Cashing in with pizzazz, crispy, clean
Loaded with infectious energy and speed

Curtain Call Number Three
Riker and Allison – Jive

A rocking out, rousing, spirited revue
Full of speed, high-stepping, disco feel
Explosive, energetic, exciting display

Curtain Call Number Four
Charlotte and Keo – Jive
With a Dance Band

A shake-em-up, step-it-up showcase
Full of fun, energy, with a jive flair
With fast, flicky, kicky, leggy action

Curtain Call Number Five
Patti and Artem – Foxtrot

24 caret golden, glamorous, glittering
A gorgeous, graceful goddess, a legend
Exquisite excellence from an exceptional lady

Curtain Call Number Six
Chris and Witney – Jive

With a farmer’s flair, country boy charm
Fun, rough, rugged, full of charisma
A happy, snappy, hoe-down Hullabaloo

Curtain Call Number Seven
Michael and Peta – Cha-Cha-Cha

Full-on attack, as a football field of funky fun
Hippy, happy, gorgeous man flying across the floor
A smile as wide as an end-zone celebration

Curtain Call Number Eight
Nastia and Derek – Foxtrot
Broadway Revue with The Troupe

A flavor of flirtiness, with fantastic flair
Sweet and delicious like The Big Apple
Explosive, entertaining homage to New York

Curtain Call Number Nine
Redfoo and Emma – Cha-Cha-Cha
With A Juicy Assist by The Troupe

Jiggling, juicy, jubilant, jumping bean jive
Flavorful fun, a wiggly, jiggly show of speed
A Kolorful Kaliedoscope of Kicky Kamp

Curtain Call Number Ten
Noah and Sharna – Cha-Cha-Cha

A true testament of courage, strength, and beauty
Challenge of a champion, broadening scope of dance
Standing ovation of cheers, tears, a profound moment

Curtain Call Number Eleven
Suzanne and Tony – Cha-Cha-Cha
With a Thigh Master Assist from The Troupe

A gym-tastic, thigh-tastic master class
Colorful, contagious fun, ray of sunshine
An ageless, timeless, beautiful treasure

Curtain Call Number Twelve
Rumer and Val – Foxtrot

A technical triumph, intense and fierce
A vivacious vision, a dynamic, dynamite delight
Powerful, stylish, spectacular, sensational

The Curtain Calls met with resounding applause and cheers for all
10th Anniversary celebration debut now in the Memory Book Wall!

Written By Lois A Troutman, March 17, 2015

The 10th Anniversary Celebration now in the Memory Book Wall!
Next Monday Night the Celebration will have another Curtain Call!

March 18, 2015 I Written By

Resident DWTS Poet

Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 1

Kristyn Burtt and the gang are back with their first Afterbuzz TV show of Dancing With The Stars Season 20. See if you agree or disagree with them and let us know in comments. I hope to watch it a little later….

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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.

DWTS Tony Dovolani And Suzanne Somers Talk With Access Hollywood Live

Suzanne Somers had so much fun last night on Dancing With The Stars and she was in her Zen place. More below with Tony Dovolani and Access Hollywood Live. She looks so fantastic….

ETA: Suzanne has posted a new blog at People too. Be sure to read the link for as she talks on her costume too and how much she loved it.

I am an entertainer who dances, not a trained dancer. When I am in the middle of a dance line of 30-40 in Vegas and I blow a step or two, I go into Lucy, like Lucy Ricardo during the famous challenge routine dance that Ricky created when she wanted to be on his show. Not so on DWTS. If I miss a step, I’m history. Bye everybody!

I pride myself on being a pro. I was in a Zen space last night. I was calm, relaxed and ready. When I went out there, I went out to have fun, and I did. I laughed through the whole thing. Performances are natural for me. I am used to being in front of big crowds. The hardest part of this whole first week were the first two days. I had to adopt a sense of humility and realize that I was essentially in kindergarten learning a whole new language.

I didn’t pay much attention to the score. I was happy with their comments and walked away from the whole thing feeling great. I want all the women my age to see these performances as aspirational – that it’s not about your age, it’s about your energy. I have youthful energy and superb health because of the way I have been taking care of myself all of which is represented in every one of my 25 books.

March 17, 2015 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.

Carrie Ann Inaba Blogs About The Premiere of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 And The “Most-Remembered”

Judge Carrie Ann Inaba has written her first blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Parade. Below are the couples who stood out the most to her and who she thinks will be the “most-remembered” for opening this season.

1. Rumer and Val Chmerkovskiy — Their foxtrot was uniquely passionate and intense. I loved the drama and her competitive drive. She didn’t just perform the steps beautifully, she performed them with a vengeance. As the other competitors came out on stage to get ready for their final marks, you could feel that they were all suddenly, re-thinking their approach.

2. Riker Lynch and Allison Hoker — Their jive was edgy and exciting. His musicality is incredible and he moves really well. It must be in the genes. (He is a cousin of Derek and Julianne Hough). But he’s got a cool skater style going on. It’s a different type of athleticism and way of moving. We haven’t had many on the show with his vibe. He’s precise but cool, appealing to the young girls, and his energy is contagious and effective. I’m looking forward to seeing him do a ballroom dance.

3. Patti LaBelle and Artem Chignintsev — There was something very special about her performance. Sometimes less is indeed more, and I think this dance was a perfect-pitched approach for the queen of soul. She really dazzled me with her presence and her poise. She was graceful and danced as if she was floating on air. I worry about the faster dances that will be coming up for her but she’s got the right attitude—“70 years young.” She is naturally gifted with beautiful musicality and an inherent grace.

4. Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess — Everyone remembers Amy Purdy, the inspirational double-leg amputee from season 18. Her amputations due to meningitis were so different than Noah, an Iraq war veteran who lost his left arm and leg serving our country. Without the ability to lead with the left hand or the ability to bend his left leg, Sharna faces big challenges in creating choreography that will excite us as judges while showcasing Noah’s strengths. Last night was an excellent example of just that. What stood out to me was his incredible balance and strength. His focus was mesmerizing. And you could feel his passion and determination. He has a special ability to be focused with power, not force. His power is quiet and grounded which draws you in. It will be fascinating to see what’s to come during his journey in the ballroom.

Everyone else showed a lot of promise but these four stood out to me. They are going to be the most-remembered dances of our season 20 opening night.

More at Parade.

My thoughts: To each his own, but, how could Derek and Nastia not be on her list? They were show stopping in my opinion. Oh well….

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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.