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PureDWTS Season 22, Week 4 – Power Rankings

Full disclosure: I’m actually not all that excited when Disney week rolls around.  I know everyone gets so caught up in the magic and the wonder and the childlike joy, but I often find myself distracted by songs that don’t really fit the dance styles they’re meant to have, loud costumes, sets that seem to draw attention away from the couple, and the copious use of the troupe. I actually much prefer theme weeks like acoustic week or classical week, where things are stripped down – or better yet, no theme at all.  Just let them DANCE.

Unfortunately, while I would normally have menial things like I mentioned above to gripe about, last night I found myself just absolutely floored at the disparity in judging & scoring that was going on.  I wasn’t even terribly concerned with Zendaya – overall, she did a good job and didn’t rock the boat too far, which is all I can really ask for – I found myself particularly peeved at Carrie Ann, who picked very convenient times to really crack down on certain couples and conveniently overlook the shortcomings of others.  And while last week gave me hope that TPTB might give up on the preseason narrative of pimping the football players and ABC darling Ginger and just let the chips fall where they may, this week the narrative is back with a vengeance – the only change made is that they seem to have decided to to put all their eggs in Antonio’s basket and drop Von, which is probably the most asinine thing I saw all night, given what I’ve seen and heard of the former’s work ethic (or lack thereof). Things are not nearly as rosy as they were made out to be in his package, kids – when you only manage to put in roughly 10 hours of rehearsal time in an entire week (most couples put in 6-8 PER DAY) and you’re apparently late to rehearsal because you’re too busy “always closing” and “getting the job done” and “blessing up” by posting pix of your shoes/house/car/workouts on Snapchat, I’m gonna go ahead and assume that your heart ain’t in this…in which case, you can GTFO. There are too many people on this season that are busting their asses week after week, and putting in the hours in the studio and giving us fantastic performances and heaps of gratitude for the experience, for this show to keep carrying the dead weight of someone that isn’t giving 100%.  I only want to see people who clearly want to be there – and TPTB aren’t helping, with some of the f*ckery we saw with the packages tonight.  I know we often complain about some getting a “bad edit” – keep this in mind: there is also such a thing as an overly-kind edit…

Makes me a bit sad to see Marla go, simply because I found her endless optimism and zen attitude refreshing – plus, while her dances maybe didn’t always excite me, I did find them pleasing and soothing, in a weird way…I found myself kind of hypnotized by her waltz last night.  Glad to see Dougie staying, though, because I do think he’s go more to show us – thankfully, I don’t see anyone going home next week (as is usually the pattern for switch week), so we’ll get at least two more dances out of him.  Getting a lot of questions about who I want to see in the switch – honestly, I have given up on the switch, and I’m just trying to be at peace with whatever pairings we end up seeing, and just hope that some of my more fragile babies (namely Nyle, Doug, & Jodie – and to a lesser degree, Von – I’ll explain later) get partners that are able to be patient and nurture them. I don’t worry as much about Wanya or Paige – I think they’ll thrive no matter what partner they get in the switch. Kim ought to be fine, too, and I don’t really have any investment in who Ginger or Antonio gets.  I guess I’m just hoping that the switch isn’t just another tool to further the agenda we saw this week – I know that’s wishful thinking… Read more..

April 12, 2016 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

DWTS22 Bumpers, Good Morning America Recap And Interviews, Switch Ups Revealed Tomorrow

Weren’t the Troupe and Pro bumbers awesome last night? Here they are if you want to watch them again. Thanks to Al aka @Idolxfactor1 for putting them all together for us….

And below is a Good Morning America recap and an interview with Marla and Tony. Marla is such a class act and I love how supportive Tony is and has been to her. Val and Ginger were also interviewed. Note too that the Switch up couples will be revealed on Good Morning America tomorrow.

For more interviews and media, see this previous post. We’ve added more to it since we first posted it.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

HQ Photos Of Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 4 “Disney Night”

One thing we can always count on with “Disney Night” on Dancing With The Stars is the stunning costumes. So, which costumes were your favorite? Mine were Witney & Von, Val & Ginger, and Peta and Nyle, but, I really loved them all.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 22 Week 4 – Media, Scores, And Interview Round-up After Dance Night

Well, I wasn’t sure I’d like Disney night, but, I thought all the couples really stepped it up and there were a lot of surprises (Goodness, Nyle and Peta! Did I really see that? 😯 ). However, I was sad on Marla Maples being eliminated. What a beautiful dance. In fact, ALL of her dances have been beautiful. She carried herself with such class, elegance, and beauty that I’ll never forget. She also ended up being my favorite Tony Dovolani partner. I also loved this quote after their elimination. #AwwwMoment From ABC:

In spite of the elimination, Marla said she enjoyed the experience.

“We have had so much fun. Don’t let those tears fool you,” she said, referring to her reaction after earning a score of 21 for her jive last week. She clarified those were “happy tears.”

So, let’s move on the scores of the night. I’m loving how tight this competition is this season.:

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas (Quickstep) 9-9-9-9 for a Total of 36
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Foxtrot) 9-9-9-9 for a Total of 36
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess (Jazz) 9-8-9-9 for a Total of 35
Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold (Samba) 8-9-9-9 for a Total of 35
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd (Samba) 8-8-9-9 for a Total of 34
Von Miller & Witney Carson (Viennese Waltz) 8-8-8-8 for a Total of 32
Kim Fields & Sasha Farber (Quickstep) 8-8-8-8 for a Total of 32
Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani (Waltz) 7-7-7-7 for a Total of 28 (eliminated)
Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe (Cha Cha) 7-6-7-7 for a Total of 27
Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff (Jazz) 6-6-6-6 for a Total of 24

And now onto some media, recaps, and interviews….

Access Hollywood:

Entertainment Tonight:

Extra:

Also, when you get a chance, see some “behind the scenes” boomin’ with Sharna and Antonio from WTEA in Pittsburgh. 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 4 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

Back from New Orleans and currently on the Kale Smoothie diet as a result. This may result in general crankiness during the show tonight. Hold on to your hats. Two wishes: Dick Van Dyke and Derek Hough. 🙂

Heh. Not overly impressed with the opening number – but it is Mandy Moore, so there you go. It was an improvement from previous numbers  – until we got to the Val pimpage portion. :::rolls eyes:::

Aladdin wore a fedora and there was shiny spandex? Seriously, I’m asking.  This is an unfortunate position for Sharna because they did pretty well…and on little rehearsal time. Gonna be really hard to get him to practice more. Very kind edit too, from what I’ve heard. Read more..

April 11, 2016 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 Season 22 Week 4: Watch The “Disney Night” Dance Videos

Thanks to @Idolxfactor1, we’ll be posting videos of the first dances shortly for Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 4 including the opening number. Stay tuned and keep checking back….

To watch more, go to IdolXfactor’s Week 4 Video Page. They work for International viewing as well.

And a few whipclips: 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Watch Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 4 “Dancing All Access”: Behind The Scenes, Interviews, And More

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Dancing All Access” is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Maks Chmerkovskiy To Judge Switch Up Week, Breaks Down Dancing With The Stars Season 22’s “Disney” Night – Videos

Maks Chmerkovskiy broke down “Disney” Night for Dancing With The Stars on Good Morning America this morning. GMA also did a beautiful segment on Doug Flutie and his parents and son. Also, Maks announced that he’s judging for Switch Up Week. Stay tuned for videos by the awesome @Idolxfactor1.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Watch How The Costumes Are Made For Disney Night On Dancing With The Stars – Video

This is awesome! Below you can watch the designers of Dancing With The Stars talk about how the costumes are made for “Disney” night. Thanks to Kristyn Burtt for the find.

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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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

New Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Disney Promo – Video

Are you ready, Everyone? Bring it on I say….

April 10, 2016 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.