Thanks to @DWTSGossip for this find. I can’t wait for this….
Welcome Back Everyone to The Dancing Poetry Corner! And to Season 21 of Dancing With The Stars! Wasn’t the Opening a spectacular showcase to open the season! It was like the show erupted in an other-worldly fashion! The energy was of the highest octane! Of course, it only mirrored The Best Entertainment Show on The Planet! Please join me for:
The Hollywood Boulevard Rock
The Opening had an air of electricity as bright as the lights of Hollywood Boulevard and the El Capitan Theater Marquee! An epic, mega-energetic, Guiness World Record-type of dancing extravaganza! A genius idea from the bowels deep within the minds of the Dancing With The Stars producers! Another feat of choreography from the amazingly creative Mandy Moore! She is a true mastermind behind these productions! It was a true explosion of dance! The introductions of the pros and their celebrity partners were cleverly designed!
The Opening was simply brilliant! A Wow Factor to the nth degree! It ended up led by Derek Hough through the magic of editing with the dancers on the Ballroom floor! Pretty cool effect to segue the two together! The dancers opened the premiere to thunderous applause. The grand opening of Season 21 continued the vibe of The Hollywood Boulevard Rock in the Ballroom! Swinging on a Season 21 Star, the season began!
Isn’t it thrilling to be back in the Ballroom for the 21st time! I have been there since Season 1, Show Number 1, every season, every show! No place I would rather be than in the company of this ABC juggernaut! My happy place! How about you? Please join me for: Read more..
We have some more Afterbuzz interviews to share that took place after Dancing With The Stars Monday night. JC Rubio is rocking his thing! You can listen to them below. If you missed yesterday’s Interview and Media post, see it here as there are bunches more to watch, read, and take in.
Also, Julianne Hough wrote a style blog at People. Didn’t she looking amazing Monday night? I thought she looked like a Princess. I thought Carrie Ann Inaba looked so beautiful in red too. You can read her new blog and review on the night at Parade. I love what she said on Gary Busey being a “kick in the pants”. LOL #MustRead
Not sure if any of this is true, but, Celebrity Laundry is reporting Kim Zolciak doesn’t want to take the stage again on Dancing With The Stars. Also, a lot of various sources are reporting she had a melt down with Delta Airlines on Monday night after the show. Celebrity Laundry is more of a tabloid source, but, I can’t help to wonder if this rumor about her wanting to quit isn’t true? Let us know what you think!
After Kim’s disastrous and embarrassing Dancing With The Stars performance, the reality TV star and NFL wife had a total meltdown at Delta Airlines. According to a report from TMZ, it all started with an issue with boarding passes, apparently the airline tried to put half of Kim’s family and entourage on another flight and the RHOA star was not having it. After her mortifying performance on Dancing With The Stars Kim took all of her frustrations out on the employees at Delta.
Sources close to Kim Zolciak reveal that the reality TV star is threatening to quit Dancing With The Stars – even though she is bound by contract, she does not want to take the stage again. An insider close to Kim dished to CDL, “Kim isn’t exactly used to not excelling. She doesn’t know how to handle not being the best at something. She has already threatened to quit Dancing With The Stars, and has asked her agent if there us any way to get her out of the contract. She was in tears after her embarrassing performance during the premiere – it’ll be a miracle if they get her back up on stage for night two.”
Court here, filling in for Heidi who is on holiday in New Orleans There are two dances for the couples next week. Below is what we know so far. Stay tuned for updates and be sure to see week 1’s interviews in this post to get more hints for what’s coming up for Week 2!
ETA: Vogue here. Mark and Derek held a periscope today. Derek said he and Bindi have a Waltz & he thinks a Tango for next week. Mark has a Salsa and a Rumba with Alexa. Thanks to Cath for the heads up. You can watch the Periscope at this link.
ETA2: Sharna Burgess has revealed in her new blog that she and Nick have a Jive and a Foxtrot this week. ~ Vogue
ETA3: Tamar said on “The Real” today she and Val have a Salsa and Charleston next week.
ETA4: One of Andy and Allison’s dances is the Jive.
ETA5: Andy and Allison’s other dance is Contemporary.
ETA6: From @DWTS360, Alek and Lindsay have a Jazz and a Quickstep. ADDING: Also, Julz Tocker on Afterbuzz thought Keo and Chaka had a Salsa and a Foxtrot but, wasn’t sure.
ETA7: Per this pap video, Victor & Karina have jive (Monday) and rumba (Tuesday). Thank you to the many people on Twitter that tweeted it to me… – Court
ETA8: Vogue back! According to this Young Hollywood interview, one of Louis and Paula’s dances is a Rumba.
ETA9: There has been a change in dances since Tamar’s comment on The Real. She and Val are dancing a Cha Cha instead of a salsa.
ETA10: Apparently Bindi’s “Hometown Glory” dance is a tango (song below), per E!. A commenter says that Paula’s rumba is to “Midnight Train to Georgia”, and that Louis’ dance is a tango, but so far all I can find is people saying they vaguely remember her MAYBE saying it in a podcast, but nobody can remember exactly when or where…so take it with a grain of salt.
Alek and Lindsay – Jazz and Quickstep
Alexa and Mark – Salsa and Rumba
Andy and Allison – Jive and Contemporary
Bindi and Derek – Tango (song: “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC) & Waltz (?)
Carlos and Witney – Cha Cha and Fox Trot
Chaka and Keo – Foxtrot? and Salsa?
Gary and Anna –
Hayes and Emma –
Kim and Tony –
Nick and Sharna – Jive and Foxtrot
Paula and Louis – Rumba (song: “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight & the Pips)? and Tango?
Tamar and Val – Cha Cha and Charleston
Victor and Karina – Jive and Rumba
What a night! In my opinion, last night’s Dancing With The Stars premiere was one of the best this show has ever produced. And wow, how about that opener? Can we immense ourselves in it again? Thank you TPTB!!
So, as you heard from Tom last night, there is a Double Elimination next week. One couple will leave on Monday and another couple will leave on Tuesday. *cries* This is going to be hard.
For recaps and new interviews after the show, first see E Online (I can’t embed these this season for some reason). KATU in Oregon also interviewed the couples. Glamour also has some photos and reveals some things “behind the scenes”. The Daily Mail also has some fun photos and a recap. More below with interviews from ABC7, Access Hollywood, and Afterbuzz (and one we missed the other day with Alek and FOX 11). Also below is Jimmy Kimmel’s prediction for who will win the season (Dona is already telling me her numerology is conflicting on what he predicted. That is if there is no manipulation, hmmm? Yes, we are watching this closely! 😳 😎 ). Also, be sure to see Pure Derek Hough for a lot more media with Derek and Bindi. Lastly, be sure you rank the couples with us in Courtney’s Power Ranking post.
Afterbuzz: Read more..
Wow, feast your eyes on these stunning shots from a Dancing With The Stars photo op last night! Beautiful! Click on the photos to see more.
At the risk of making a pun at Victor’s expense, after tonight – I believe we have a horse race on our hands, kids Literally, seems like 5 (possibly 6) couples gunning hard for the top spot…and I don’t think it’s going to be an easy win for anyone. Kinda nice to not have a firmly predetermined feel for who’s gonna win after the first night.
Other odd & assorted thoughts and observations from this evening: Bruno appears to be the “new Len”, as he’s now the nitpicking stickler and not nearly as wild and flamboyant as he once was. Bit of a buzzkill, and not sure it feels natural Giving quickstep as a week 1 dance is kind of a crock – so Tamar and Paula, you both have my sympathy. Between Paula, Gary, and Hayes’ annoying brother Nash – I think Tom and the Muppets in the editing booth are going to be kept on their toes all season. And ho-lee-crap, Peanut Rademacher, aka the coolest celeb offspring ever to grace the DWTS ballroom, was back tonight after a 2.5 year hiatus…sitting in row 2, stage right, snacking on something while sitting next to Ingo…nonplussed as ever about the show he was watching. 😎 Read more..
We decided to try something new this year. At the last minute I invited people who follow @puredwts on Twitter to join me on a new video platform called Blab. It’s a great way to get up to 4 people’s video streams in a chat to talk about whatever topic interests you. In our case, we talked about the premiere of Dancing with the Stars. You can see our DWTS Blab on their site or in the embedded video below:
It will be fun to look back at our predictions at the end of the video and see how we did. Also, excuse the start. We were still trying to figure out the best way to do a Blab. We’ll keep learning as the season progresses. Plus, hopefully we can get some of the ladies of Pure DWTS to join us.
Thanks to @TeamBindiDWTS21 and @sharnasquad for joining me on camera for the discussion. A bigger thanks to the 400+ people that watched live and the many people who left great comments while we chatted.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on the Blab. Did you like the format? Should we do it again? Would you hop on video if we did it again in the future? If you liked them, when would be the best time for us to do them in the future. Let us know what you think.
And here we go again, folks. What kind of crazy are we going to get this season? Will Rob Wade pull so much Survivor meets The Bachelor BS that he totally ruins this show forever, or will he try to remember it’s actually a Ballroom dance show, with great dancing and sparkly dresses?? Will he hide cameras in the men’s room to try to get stealth cam of the worst kind? Or will he simply spy on showmancers?? Or create showmances where there aren’t any??
Of course, my preference has always been for a sparkly, fun show with lots of great dancing. The cynical me says we’re going to continue to go farther away from this with each passing season.
T-minus 15 minutes…
That opening was pretty freakin’ COOL, despite being way to Val pimpage at the beginning. They balanced it out with the Emmy winning pro making the transition from street to Stage.
OMG…I LOVE VICTOR. So CUTE!! Not a lot of rhythm, but oh so charming. I think Julianne just squealed.
But we already have two troupers, a muppet on camera and a swear word by Bruno. Off to an interesting start!
I see how we’re going to work, judges. But really, I like it. No one should be getting 9s.
It just wouldn’t be DWTS without a dance where Val choreographs a walk down the stairs and the pimpage isn’t rampant. Oh, and of course they gave him the great dancer. Yes, I’m going to KEEP saying this until people pay attention. It’s not Derek who gets pimped.
I see Keo choreographed himself some nice dancing. But for Chaka,, not so much.
So do I understand that we’ve gone from having no elimination until week 3 to having a double elimination next week? Jesus, people, get it together. You’ve been producing this show for more than 10 years now. You’re trying to hard to be different that you’re royally screwing up. Keep it simple, stupid.
Hayes is oddly charming…I kinda like him! He’s a cute little boy. WAY too much troupe usage. I have a feeling that the troupe usage is Mandy Moore’s influence. Hate it. Hope Derek doesn’t go there.
Yeah, all ya’ll saying “poor Emma”?? Yeah.
Andy was pretty good…but I think the real test with him will be next week. As it is with all of them. But I don’t see him as the fabulous get that everyone was upset about early on.
These dances are ridiculously short.
Paula did pretty well. Better than I expect.
I like Carlos and Alexa. Carlos did pretty good, but he had a few shaky spots. The “Married couple” thing could get a little old after a while.
Wow…they were kind to Alexa. She messed up a whole section and it was really obvious. I’m sure it was just nerves. Making her go right after her hubby killed it probably didn’t help.
Come on, Erin. You’re salivating for a fight.
Scores were fair, I think.
Geez, why does Tony always choreograph so delicately for his partners?? That was so low energy and so…slow and delicate.
Holy crap. I thought Bindi might be good, but CRAP! That was amazing. Watch out, Alexa and Carlos.
Oh my lord…I love Gary. Hehehehehe….my eye is spinning.
Alek is just darling and that was a really good (too short) dance. One of the best of the night?? Don’t know about that, but it was very far from the worst of the night.
Nick is hot. That is all.
Nick was as expected – awesome. I still think he’s the (ringer) winner….but there are several people who are NOT going to make it easy for him. At all. Great choreo by Sharna.