Kristyn Burtt and the gang are back with another fun episode of Afterbuzz TV!! This time Chelsie Hightower joins them to break down the dances. Let us know if you or disagree with them. I especially loved what they said about judges and all of their inconsistencies. For example, Suri brings up how Len gave James and Charlie both 8′s and how something is wrong with that. SO TRUE!! And what about the “supersized” dances for what we are seeing now? They don’t like them either. Also, be sure to listen to what they say about Abby Miller judging next week at the end. They are outraged on her being picked as a guest judge like so many of us. Another super show!!
And below is another one of Lois Troutman’s wonderful poems!!
A MESMERIZING, MARTINIZING EVENING OF DANCE
It was A MESMERIZING, MARTINIZING EVENING OF DANCE
RICKY MARTIN, the Star of the Show, given Judging a chance
The opening, a MARTINIZING Extravaganza, a grand showcase
Pros were on fire, electricity blazing, putting a smile on our face
Team Dancing took center stage, dancers uniting for their cause
Each one unique, special, audience rose with thunderous applause
TEAM LOCA – FREESTYLE – LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA
MERYL-MAKS, AMY-DEREK, DANICA-VAL, CANDACE-MARK
An insane, cabaret revue, dazzling, tight performance
Fantastic show-stopper, deserved a Results Show encore
TEAM VIDA – FREESTYLE – CUP OF LIFE
CHARLIE-SHARNA, JAMES-PETA, NENE-TONY
Full of pulsating drum beats, action packed, energetic
A force of flaming feet traversing the ballroom dance floor
SCENE NUMBER ONE
DANICA MCKELLAR AND VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY
SALSA – WATCH OUT FOR THIS
WITH THE PROS
Powerful, smoky scenery, hippy and happy
A playful piece of dancing magic and fun
SCENE NUMBER TWO
MERYL DAVIS AND MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
SALSA – ADRENALINA
WITH THE PROS
A dance with professional poise, stupendous perfection
With pulsating, pleasurable, adrenaline pumping beats
SCENE NUMBER THREE
CANDACE CAMERON BURE AND MARK BALLAS
ARGENTINE TANGO – 1977
Hot dance with technical precision, focus, character
Superb attention to detail, crisp lines, clarity of movement
SCENE NUMBER FOUR
AMY PURDY AND DEREK HOUGH
RUMBA – LIGHT MY FIRE
Language of class and courtship, dazzling display
Sensual, smooth as velvet, staccato movements
SCENE NUMBER FIVE
CHARLIE WHITE AND SHARNA BURGESS
PASO DOBLE – SAIL
Full of attack, full of flair, erotic intensity
With powerful, pulsating Paso Doble beats
SCENE NUMBER SIX
NENE LEAKES AND TONY DOVOLANI
ARGENTINE TANGO – CAN’T REMEMBER TO FORGET YOU
WITH THE PROS
A dance with full on whole body movements
A flouncy, bouncy, floaty barrel of dancing fun
SCENE NUMBER SEVEN
JAMES MASLOW AND PETA MURGATROYD
SAMBA – GASOLINA
A fabulous, super-charged, sexual extravaganza
Smoke And Fire – FIlled With Desire, lit with a flame
It was A MESMERIZING, MARTINIZING EVENING OF DANCE
A LATIN flavor, exuding sensual desire, hearts full of romance
RICKY MARTIN took the stage, he was the Star of the Show
The DANCING WITH THE STARS ballroom had a special glow!
Written By Lois A Troutman, April 29, 2014
A PAIR FACED ELIMINATION, IT WAS THEIR TIME TO GO!
NENE AND TONY BID ADIEU TO THE BALLROOM SHOW!
WEEK SEVEN IS IN SEASON 18 DANCING HISTORY BOOK!
WEEK EIGHT WILL HAVE A BRAND-NEW, SPARKLING LOOK!
Sooooo…anyone else have an unpleasant sense of deja vu from season 14 after last night’s show? Cause I sure am…it’s only the names that have changed: William Levy has been replaced with Meryl, and Donald Driver has been replaced with Charlie. William/Meryl can do no wrong in the eyes of the judges, is bathed in praise, and gets free passes for doing things that other couples get called out on in a heartbeat; while poor Donald/Charlie busts his ass and delivers not only some stellar dances, but manages to keep a smile on his face – yet week after week, he’s nitpicked to death by the judges and looks (along with his partner) beyond hurt as it’s happening. I hated the whole situation two years ago, and I hate it again now – the blatant pimping and obvious hosing of some couples vs. others is making me check out of this season just a little bit more with each passing week. There’s only one glimmer of hope on the horizon: William, despite all the pimping on his season, was only able to eke out 3rd place…while Donald, the weekly redheaded stepchild in the eyes of the judges, ended up winning the whole thing. Just some food for thought… Read more..
Wow, what a night!! I’m still upset about how the judges reacted to Sharna and Charlie. So unfair. Sharna tweeted that she isn’t sure what Charlie has to do, but, they will keep fighting. That’s the spirit.
I’m worried on Amy Purdy too. The last she tweeted on her condition, she said she was ok, but, she was still waiting for the doctor’s report. She also tweeted that she’s looking forward to next week’s dance and that she and Derek will dance an Argentine Tango (if she’s good to go).
In media things after the show, George Pennacchio of ABC7 has a recap and some previews of his interviews. Note how Sharna said she and Charlie have a Quickstep just like we previously posted last night. You can learn of more of our other dance spoilers here.
And just to review the scores again in case you need them….
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 36
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 35
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 31 (Eliminated)
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 36
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 35
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 39
One more thing, did you happen to see Gleb Savchenco and Elena Samodanova in the audience? She indeed wore a dress from her new line as promised. Below are some instagrams of them both. Beautiful!!
Ok, that is all for now. More later. Keep checking back!! xx
ETA: Below is Tony and Nene on GMA!
And some PopTVDotCom coverage of the pros and celebs out and about after the show. You can also view Read more..
I’d like to start by thanking our regular readers, the casual readers and our haters. Our page views have never been higher. So thanks. For some of you, I doubt this was what you intended. LOL.
Some of you who are fond of copying our stuff and then claiming we don’t know jack are in for a bit of a disappointment. I already know what three of the couples are dancing next week and if you behave yourselves, I might just share. Soon.
Now, on with the show. Tonight’s drinking game is about Danica. How often will they mention, pimp or otherwise exaggerate her injury that sources say isn’t as bad as is being portrayed? Take a shot every time. DOUBLE shot for words to that effect out of Danica’s mouth…Triple shot for Val. Do NOT send me your rehab bill. I’m paying for my own since I’ve been doing a shot every time someone is kissing Meryl’s ass in the comments. It beats back nausea. HA! Read more..
Pop Candies was able to catch up with some of the cast leaving rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars this weekend. Below, Amy talks of how much Dancing With The Stars has helped her. Danica says “good” when asked how her ribs are holding up. Val comments that she’s doing good too. More with some of the other cast members at this link. Also, don’t miss seeing Amy Purdy and Derek on the Ellen Show today at Pure Derek Hough. They dance too. So cute!
Let the games begin I say!
Well, it’s Candace’s time in the hot seat, with Drew leaving us last week. Lucky for her, her road isn’t nearly as rough as Drew’s was. Who’s going to be eliminated it a bit more up in the air.
Meryl, of course, is still pretty insulated at the top of the leader board – she did a great dance and she shouldn’t have any problems this week. Even though there are risks being pretty consistently at the top too. Four out of six weeks, Meryl has been at the top of the leaderboard – sometimes it has been earned and other times – not so much. Thing is, she’s been up there all by herself most of the time when I feel like others have danced just as well (Charlie), with harder choreography. So, the question is – how much complacency is in her fanbase?? I’m sure Maks’ fans are anything but complacent at this point – but the pros fanbase won’t get you the win. Obviously.
There are five weeks of dancing left – I doubt they will start underscoring Meryl, but the question is, will they start giving Charlie the scores he deserves? If they are going to do that, it’s time for them to start the growth arc. If they are determined for Meryl to win…they won’t start scoring Charlie appropriately. I’m quite curious to see what happens. I called Charlie for the win before the season even started – but my prediction kinda hinges on him getting scored appropriately. He sure hasn’t been until now. If Meryl were dancing with Derek, I’m certain she would probably win. I don’t think it’s a sure thing with Maks. I still think Charlie has a real shot.
Another big question I have – why is NeNe getting so much love from the judges?? For all the whining and complaining I see about Amy and her scores, girlfriend can seriously dance AND Derek is giving her actual dances that resemble (strongly) the style they’re supposed to be. Some people still want her marked down for some reason (I have theories, fear being a large component). But the same cannot be said for NeNe. NeNe is putting on good performances (most of the time) but her dances have only been in the stated style about half the time – yet no one has said a word, she’s getting 9s and people bitch about Amy. It’s rather mind boggling. I hate to break it to you folks who are scared of Amy and Derek – when NeNe is getting high scores, it’s MORE likely that your favorite will go home in a shocking elimination. There is not a huge spread between the dancers when EVERYONE is doing pretty well, score wise. Some of you focus on Amy – you should be worried as much or MORE about NeNe. There is a method to their madness, after all. A reason why she’s getting good scores. You better hope they wise up fast. If she’s hitting some metric of popularity which results in overscoring so she sticks around – she’s the one you should be scared of. See Leah Remini staying longer than Christina and Liz. Same thing – over scoring of Leah put her in easy striking distance of Liz. Combine the likely-very-popular Candace at the bottom with the overscored NeNe above her…well, it could get interesting. Read more..
Below is Tony Dovolani and Nene Leakes talking about Dancing With The Stars with Extra!! She also talks on the Real Housewives.
You can also read Nene’s new blog at E Online. Below is quote about their tango coming up.
Now, as for next week—get ready, hunnis because it’s Latin Week and we’re doing the tango! The tango is along the lines of the foxtrot and the rumba. It’s veeeeeeery sexy! Tony and I are planning to tell a story with our dance, so it’s a very sexy dance, a very classic dance, a very grown-up dance, so I think it fits in perfectly.
Good Morning All! For our first post of the day, below is NeNe Leakes And Tony Dovolani with Access Hollywood in a new rehearsal interview. Everything is “cool” and they over “the bump”. They are also excited to have Ricky Martin on the show next week. They also talk on the Team Dance which they plan to try and do their best.