For those Dancing With The Stars collectors and anyone interesting in reading, be sure to pick up the April 27th edition of ABC Soaps In Depth Magazine. The special issue is celebrating Dancing With The Stars and it’s 10th Anniversary. Lois tells us it’s awesome. The cast talks of their fondest memories on the show and more. To see a sneak peek, see Lois’s twitter account. THANKS LOIS!!
What a difference a week, another dance, and an elimination can make. The odds makers have placed their new bets for week 5 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. Note how there has been some switching among the contestants compared to last week’s odds. It’s also interesting how someone in the middle of their predictions have been eliminated every week so far. Could the same happen this week? I don’t know, but, be sure to let us know what you think in comments after you take a look….
Nastia Liukin 10/11
Willow Shields 3/1
Rumer Willis 7/2
Riker Lynch 12/1
Robert Herjavec 12/1
Noah Galloway 33/1
Suzanne Somers 66/1
Chris Soules 100/1
Patti LaBelle 100/1
Last week’s Odds:
Nastia Liukin 10/11
Rumer Willis 3/1
Riker Lynch 6/1
Willow Shields 10/1
Michael Sam 20/1
Noah Galloway 20/1
Robert Herjavec 20/1
Chris Soules 50/1
Suzanne Somers 50/1
Patti LaBelle 100/1
My thoughts: First of all, I was shocked to see Riker and Robert tied. Robert stepped it up last week, but, I don’t think he has the dance ability of Riker in the least. Then again, it’s not always about “dance ability”? I also think Noah is making a bigger impact than the odds makers think. He should be in 5th place (atleast) in my opinion. Though it’s interesting….every time I ask my boss and my co-worker what they think of every show and who they are liking the most this season, they say NOAH! My Dad is loving him too, but, he loves Nastia as well. He’s been giving all of his votes to her and Derek every week (good job, Dad!). Anyway, other than switching Noah and Robert, I think the odds makers are about right. I’d place the top four in the same way right now. I was really happy to see them put Willow in second especially.
Heidi and Court, what do you think?
Courtney: Not a whole lot to add about this week’s odds – glad they finally see that Chris is really not much to sneeze at, but like Vogue, I’m also a bit puzzled at why they have Riker & Robert tied. Then again, if they’re buying into what the judges are saying…it would make sense, because Riker kinda got picked apart while Robert got praised this past week. I don’t think Robert has gotten a very harsh critique yet – they’ve gone pretty easy on him, while Riker (the better dancer) seems to be getting a lot more constructive criticism about everything from his hands to his frame to “dancing like a girl”. Have wonder if the oddsmakers also recognize that Rumer’s becoming a tad one-note, too…as she’s been slipping a bit each week since week 1. Good to see Willow making her way up the chart – I think she’s going to be one to watch in the coming weeks.
Heidi: They seem to buy into what the judges say every season with no regard for anything else. The exception being Nastia, I think. Have the judges really raved over her? I don’t think so – not any more so than they have Rumer. But she has been beating Rumer in scores the last few weeks, so maybe that’s the difference. But not enough for Willow to knock Nastia down in the rankings. It’s all rather interesting. I would love to know how they come up with this stuff. Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen (for a change) and that is rather exciting. I still don’t think Nastia can win (and Derek’s show was extended to the 7th due to it’s popularity, so no let up on his schedule), I have a hard time believing Willow can win….but I also think that if Rumer were killing it in votes she would be getting better scores. After all, there is nothing the judges like more than being “right”. If Riker’s fans are the voting kind, he could actually win. I just don’t know. So, I guess I can understand the odds being a bit hinky.
Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. This week Kristyn Burtt (I want her jacket! ), Anna Trebunskaya, Suri Serano, Darvina Plante, and Keo Motsepe discuss Dancing With The Stars Week 4! Let us know if you agree or disagree in comments as always!
What is your Most Memorable year? If you would like to, please share. In my 63 years of life, there are so many memorable years. It is hard to pick just one, isn’t it? I could choose my wedding year, 1975, when I married Kenneth Troutman. I could choose 2001, the year he died from cancer. There are many years in between. There are many years in my earlier lfe. I will choose 1990 (December 27) when we found out Ken had prostate cancer. That was the beginning of time until his death that had a profound affect on us. And changed life as we knew it into dealing with our cancer journey. The dance that resonated the most with me was Robert and Kym’s Waltz dedicated to his Mother who lost her life from cancer. I would give something to be able to have a pro teach me a Waltz dedicated to Ken. The music I would choose is Swan Lake. Ken loved classical music especially Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the 1812 Overture, which was his favorite piece of music. He played both over and over. He introduced me to classical music and I love it, too.
You know how you find an incredible book you can’t put down? You have to keep reading well into the wee hours of the morning. I didn’t want to put Dancing With the Stars down for The Most Memorable Year night. I wanted it to continue for hours! This night of dancing is special! The emotions flow out of every space of the ballroom! The stars bear their hearts and souls through dance. The stars depicted:
The Chapters of Life
The Ballroom was dripping with floods of emotion
Eyes were moist with tears dripping down our faces
Each chapter was told through movement of dance
Each step, each moment had a profound affect on us
We were taken into a book of life as the pages turned
Each journey a valiant display, bearing of hearts, souls Read more..
Suzanne Somers writes of how much fun she had on Dancing With The Stars last night, but, she found their scores “discouraging” (awww, I loved their dance too). Here is more from People.
I thought I danced great. I wanted it to be joyous, that Chrissy Snow was dancing and having the time of her life. It was the combination of the character and fulfilling the intricate steps of the foxtrot. It took a lot of thought, but I didn’t find the dance to be very hard. Each week the steps get easier for me, which is encouraging.
I think the judges’ comments and scores [adding up to 28 out of 40] were not allowing for the fact that I am improving each week. I am not a dancer, and I am starting at ground zero every Tuesday and giving it my all. So I found their scores somewhat discouraging.
Next week is Disney week, and I am looking forward to dancing to “He’s a Tramp” from The Lady and the Tramp. I am hoping this week that I can wear a beautiful gown and morph into Marilyn Monroe.
More at People including her thoughts about playing Chrissy Snow again.
How about some breathtaking photos from Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 4 courtesy of Getty Images? Click on the pics to see even more….
Well, after shedding more tears than I intended to last night, I’m left feeling a tad uncertain about how things are shaking out these season. Though Michael left on a high note with his best dance yet, he still seemed to get underscored relative to some of the other couples, and it just kinda makes me resent the fact that the judges nitpicked him to death week after week. Though he seemed like he was at peace with getting eliminated, I still can think of at least 3 other celebs that should have gotten sent him before he did. But moving right along…
…Len seemed unusually disgruntled last night, and the only people he seemed to really gush about were Robert & Willow. He’s still not too fond of Riker or Nastia, but he seems like he turned on Rumer a bit this week, too. Julianne seemed to love just about everyone, but did kinda surprise me when she told Robert he had the best technique of the men this season – perhaps trying to draw attention away from #RikerNotADancer and his suspiciously good technique? Tuned out when Carrie Ann & Bruno spoke, so I can’t really say anything about them. The big announcement that the cast is touring again this summer? Meh. If they think Melissa’s gonna be as big a draw as Alfonso, god love them. Oh, and if you didn’t hear already – the switch-up is cancelled, and we don’t know why. *shrug* No skin off my back. Is it Disney week yet??? Read more..
So….the big question this week is….well, I don’t have a big question. TPTB are determined to spoil our fun and I’ve learned to accept it. For now.
For anyone looking for the Disney week song prediction post, go here.
hETA: I’m going to qualify Willow & Mark’s song by saying it’s just a gut instinct based on some partial intel – simply because I can’t see Mark passing up the chance to dress up like the Mad Hatter, and I think Willow would make the perfect Alice Take it with a grain of salt…besides, if my spidey sense is correct, Rob should be leaking the entire list soon anyway, just to flip us the bird
ETA2: According to an Afterbuzz TV interview, Sharna and Noah have a Fox Trot. ~Vogue
ETA2 and Correction: Suzanne and Tony have “He’s a Tramp” for their next dance song via her new blog.
ETA3: Updated with dances for Suzanne & Tony and Robert & Kim.
ETA4: Looks like there’s been some changes to the song lineup, and Rumer may have a different song and dance altogether – but I can’t get ahold of Deep Throat to confirm, so I would take this latest round of updates with a grain of salt. Doing a bit of process of elimination over here…and apparently I have the title of Riker’s song wrong, but the one I had sounds about the same when you play them…hence my confusion…
ETA5: Courtney, good job!! ABC just posted all the songs. You were right on everything. ~Vogue
ETA6: Ok, confirmed with DT: Rumer has officially switched to samba, but the song is the same – possibly. This hasn’t been confirmed by DT, but I think Rumer might have the Jonas Brothers version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, which is actually pretty fun and campy…and has some semblence of a samba beat. Kinda makes me wonder if Val caught wind of everyone talking about Rumer being “one-note” and decided that it might behoove them to switch things up…regardless, DT thinks this change is “cooler and more interesting than a tango”.
What a night! I appreciated and loved every couple’s dances in different ways!! So, let’s start off with the scoreboard….
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 39
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 36
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 35
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 34
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 34
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 32
Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd – 30 (Eliminated)
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 30
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani – 28
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 27
Now onto some media. First up, you can watch a recap with ABC7 and George Pennacchio….
Now onto some new interviews after the show. We’ll add more as they are released from each source. So, keep checking back….
Afterbuzz TV (Give a shout to @JCRubioTV! Fantastic interviews again):