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Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 3 – Dancing by the Numbers

Well, we sadly all called Mischa’s elimination – it was a bit of a no-brainer when looking at the numbers.

But what now? Very tough call.

When I look at the numbers on weeks like this one and I have to wonder if it’s all planned in advance. I mean, really – the three football players tied at the bottom?? I have a hard time with “coincidences” like this. But then you look at the cast as a whole and you realize that maybe all is how it should be. Personally, I think Kim’s dance was a bit safe and probably not worthy of a 22, as much as I love her and Sasha both. I also don’t think that Jodie danced at the same level as Paige – but I get that Paige may have gotten docked for lack of content.

Marla and Ginger are also tied and I actually agree with this one. Marla has a bit of a timing problem, but Tony is actually doing a pretty good job with her. She wasn’t as soft as she was in weeks past. Ginger I just plain feel sorry for – her choreographer is NOT serving her well. Who was it that said it was contemporary by the numbers?? Yeesh. And YES, I know that Val didn’t choreograph it – but perhaps he should step away from Jenna and on to an actual contemporary choreographer. Doesn’t he know any? Is this what happens when you stick exclusively to the Fam?? Ya know, the very worst thing I can say about a couple on this show is that they’re boring – and unfortunately, Ginger ain’t the only one. Anyway, here are the scores and the percentages: Read more..

April 9, 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. :-)

“Not Your Average” Dancing With The Stars All Access Season 22 Interviews – Videos

Check out these “Not Your Average” Dancing With The Stars All Access Interviews. They are a hoot. Let’s hope they do more of them!

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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 Disney Night Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Preview – Video

This is awesome. From People….

April 7, 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.

DWTS Switch Up Week Coming: Switch The Couples Up And Decide Their Dance Style

Heads Up: Switch up week is coming soon!! To VOTE for which Celebrity and Pro you’d like to switched together, go to the official site HERE. You can also vote for the DANCE style! Have fun.

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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 Questionnaire: Grade The Season So Far, Your Three Favorite Dances, And More

Time for a new PureDWTS Questionnaire to see how you are feeling about Dancing With The Stars Season 22 so far. Try and answer the questions below to the best of your ability or what you think of first.

1. As of right now, who are your Top 4 Favorite Couples? Also, rank them in order.

2. Do you think 3 of your top 4 favorite couples will make the finals? If not, which 3 couples do you think WILL make the finals? Rank them in order as well.

3. What has been your most favorite dances so far on Dancing With The Stars Season 20? Try and name only three, but, you can name a few more if you want.

4. Which Pro has had the Best Choreography so far?

5. If you were to grade the show so far from “A” (being the best) to “F” (being the worst), what grade would you give it and why?

Meet you in comments with my answers and thanks so much for participating! xx

April 6, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba’s New Blog Jammed Packed

Don’t miss reading Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba’s new blog. It’s jammed packed this week with her thoughts on the dances for “Most Memorable Year”, the best choreographed dance, and the under-rated. She also makes an announcement on the new man of her life Robb Derringer. Lots more at Access Hollywood. Below is a take…

Week 3 and so much to talk about. Most Memorable year is always such a beautiful night at Dancing With the Stars and last night was no exception. Tears flowed and there were stories of inspiration, heartache, redemption and triumphant victories. It was a night that reminded us all of our own humanity. By sharing their life stories, this season’s contestants displayed large amounts of courage and vulnerability which is always such an honor to bear witness to. It is however, a bit more challenging to judge this night than others because of all the emotions, but I do believe that part of what this night is about is story telling and healing and last night I saw a lot of healing. I love this night especially because the contestants really use the dance not just as entertainment, but also as art and storytelling. They share their story, relive their life’s most poignant moments, and use dance to turn pain, or tragedy into art. This is the what dance can be at its finest. It’s a special night and one that I love being a part of. (…Even if Len Goodman yells at me — but we will get to that later.)

One of my all time favorite dances in the history of DWTS was a dance performed by Amy Purdy on the Most Memorable year night on Season 18. She danced one of the most compelling and inspiring Contemporary performances to “Human,” by Christina Perri, which told her own personal story through dance. I still can recall the ending where she was walking on air… and I still get goosebumps just thinking about it. It still inspires me. When I have a rough day, I will think of Amy Purdy and that performance and her incredible perseverance. But Amy Purdy is not the only contestant in our history who has deeply inspired me. Noah Galloway, J.R. Martinez, Heather Mills, Marlee Matlin, Chaz Bono, Jack Osbourne, and of course Nyle DiMarco, last night’s highest scoring performer, all inspire me to be a better person by living so beautifully and courageously. This is yet another gift of DWTS.

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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.

Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 3

For those interested, you can listen to Afterbuzz TV review Dancing With The Stars Week 3 in the stream below. As always, the show starts around 5:10p.m Pacific time. You should be able to watch the show anytime during or afterwards in the video below. Let us know what you think in comments.

April 5, 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.

PureDWTS Season 22, Week 3 – Power Rankings

Fair warning: if you read the live blog or follow me on Twitter, you might get a tad bored with the power rankings this week – I’ve only filled in on the live blog for Heidi a handful of times, but each time the struggle is kinda the same, with me trying not to repeat the same thoughts over and over again, just worded a bit differently.  I’ve tried to go more in-depth than what I said in the live blog or the snippets I gave on Twitter, but overall, the sentiments are kinda the same.  Sorry guys – blame New Orleans and its tasty cuisine for distracting Heidi 😛

I think this season, more than any other season in recent years that I can think of, the judges are being extra stingy with the points, and seem to be very careful about whom they reward them to and how many they reward.  Is this the true drawback of having so much talent in one season – suddenly dances that would have probably gotten 9’s or even 10’s on another season, are lucky to get straight 8’s? Also a drawback, and one we’ve seen develop a bit more in the past two weeks – it’s harder to determine what your narrative for the season is going to be when you start off thinking certain contestants are going to thrive, and they end up not doing so; likewise, a contestant you had written off as being mediocre and nothing to sneeze at could come out of nowhere and overshadow your “chosen ones”.  I think we witnessed the narrative starting to change last night – I started to see the judges (or at least one of the judges) begin to wean themselves off of certain contestants that weren’t up-to-snuff, and started to gravitate more towards contestants that were really starting to shine. Will be interesting to see if this direction continues, or continues to evolve as the season goes on…

…once again, last night’s elimination was no surprise; but at the very least, Mischa went out on a high note, and looked like she was finally able to let go and have fun.  And midway through the show, while watching Jodie’s package, I had a bit of an epiphany about Mischa: she’s Jodie from five years ago.  She’s in the early stages of sobriety, just trying to find her footing on the shaky ground of recovery, and cautiously just trying to navigate through life at this stage.  What’s to say that if Jodie had done the show five years ago, she wouldn’t have had the same struggles Mischa had this season? Or if Mischa had done DWTS five years from now – maybe her journey would have ended up more like Jodie’s? Just food for thought, and I wish Mischa the best – I just feel like maybe this was not the right time in her life for an experience like this, and it didn’t matter who her partner was…she just wasn’t ready.  But anyway – from here on out is where the eliminations start to get murky and probably painful.  There isn’t really anyone left that I strongly dislike (hell, I wouldn’t even say I strongly disliked Geraldo or Mischa – I just acknowledged that they weren’t right for the show), and with the scores so close together, they really do seem to be tossing it to the fans to decide.  Heidi’s numbers post will be an interesting read later this week… Read more..

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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!

Good Morning America Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 3 Recap And Bumpers – Videos

I’m so glad Al puts the bumpers into one video. I’m so enjoying the troupe this season. If you missed seeing all the dances last night, see this official site.

Also, below is a GMA recap with Candace Cameron Bure. Thanks to Al aka @Idolxfactor for all of his fast recordings and amazing work.

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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 3

As always, I’m gasping at the beauty of the couples dancing. The judges and Tom and Erin looked amazing too. Click on the photos to see 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.