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Below is what we know so far for the new dances and Team Dances for Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 6 and note that it’s “Spring Break” Week.
ETA: We have our first song spoiler! Though I can’t say it’s exactly SPRING breaky… -Court-
ETA2: Figured I’d go ahead and confirm this one, since they were already strongly hinting at it in the live stream…oh, and apparently the teams have names now (pix below). Sure hope Rumer’s team didn’t give themselves a headache coming up with such an original team name 😛
ETA3: Court, you were right. Carrie Ann is calling next week’s theme “Spring Break Extravaganza” according to her new blog.
ETA4: We don’t know what belongs to who, but we know the remaining dances for next week are (2) jives, a samba, a salsa, and a Viennese waltz. Discuss.
ETA5: Well we managed to fill in the blanks based on what Just Jared posted. I think the music folks at DWTS and I have very different ideas of what a “spring break” song is, though – some of these seem more like summer break songs, and some seem…dumb.
ETA6: Per Artem in the live rehearsal stream, Patti has apparently switched to quickstep. Hmmmm…perhaps the jive was too hard for her to barely move to?
ETA7: Not to be outdone, Riker has decided to change songs. See below. :::rolls eyes::: When can we go back to the good old days where you danced to what they gave you. That certainly told us who our choreographers were. Although, before that – years ago – the pros chose ALL the music. The pendulum swings… ~Heidi
Rumer and Val – Jazz (Song: “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child)
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I’m loving this Jazz dance. What a way to go out. Thanks to @idolXFactor1 for getting this coverage to us so fast….
Nancy Lee Grahn tweeted about the Dancing With The Stars Anniversary Special last night and news about her being there with Kelly Monaco. She also posted a date for April 21st. Note: this date isn’t “official” yet. Just something to keep in mind. Thanks to Lois for the heads up on this tweet.
ETA: Per our source, the Anniversary Special is, indeed, airing on this coming Tuesday, April 21st…but it may not be TOTALLY live. Source thinks some couples may have pre-taped their segments.
ETA2: I apologize – message got lost in translation. Show is getting TAPED this coming Tuesday, April 21, but it won’t actually AIR until May 7. Apparently there was even confusion from those behind the scenes on what was going to be happening this week – Deep Throat was under the impression that they would be doing two live shows this coming week, until Rob clarified. #miscommunicationevenoccursbehindthescenes
ETA3: Vogue here. Is it possible Maria Menounos, Amy Purdy, and Amy Riley (all Derek Hough partners) are filming or doing something for the 10th Anniversary show. They were seen the rehearsal parking lot this weekend…
ETA4: Amy might have been at the studios to film something with Noah Galloway too?
A lot of work was put into Dancing With The Stars last night. I was gasping right from the beginning, were you? Beautiful and a magical wonder…
So, how are you all feeling about Disney night? I thought it was one of the best productions we’ve seen on the show in a long time. Well done to everyone who made it all happen!!
With that said, here are the scores for last night’s dances…
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 39
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 38
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 38
Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 34
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 28
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 27
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani – 27 (Eliminated)
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 27
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 24
So, today we don’t have a lot of media. George of ABC7 and JC Rubio of Afterbuzz TV tweeted there will be no interviews this week except for the eliminated couple (because the teams went straight to rehearsals), but, ABC7 has recap and some beautiful photos. Entertainment Tonight and The Daily Mail also have some fun photos of the night.
And below is Access Hollywood and Afterbuzz TV with the eliminated couple Tony and Suzanne. E online has an interview and media posted as well. Suzanne said she felt like a “winner” and that she is. I’m so glad she did the show.
Stay tuned and keep checking back for more media through out the day….
ETA: Below is some PopTVDotCom coverage after the show. Read more..
Theme of the week: Disney. Thanks to watching some media I’ve had that damn “Step in Time” in my head all day. Couldn’t shake it when Charlie was dancing to it, it’s no better now. Grrrr…..
So, Teams are picked tonight for Team Dances next week, I understand. The current cumulative scores are:
Nastia – 134
Rumer – 132
Riker – 131
Willow – 128
Something to keep in mind while watching is how the scoring will impact the cumulative and how that will, in turn, impact the team captains. If it all goes to hell, they can always switch from cumulative score to the top 2 scorers of the night. They seem to change it to fit their needs.
Great opening number!! Loved it! All of it. They even managed to squeeze Derek in.
Okay, so Robert is safe and Suzanne is in jeopardy. Suzanne is getting the “I’m quitting” edit – don’t know if it means anything.
Well, Suzanne was doing really well up until the dress malfunction. Bummer. Don’t know if her scores would have gone higher or not though.
Man, shady camera work on Kym and Robert. Geez. Producers will stop at nothing,
Oh boy, Robert was off time the whole time. I have a feeling we might see how strong his fanbase is soon.
More results….Chris and Witney in Jeopardy. Willow is safe, Patti is in jeopardy. By my count that’s already three couples in Jeopardy.
Wonder if Patti is bowing out. She has such a great spirit. Not much dancing, but such wonderful energy.
While I loved the dance, I forgot what style it was supposed to be. Mark’s production was fun, but the dance really god lost in all that. I think this was one step too far. There wasn’t a lot of fluidity. This one could have gone either way.
Chris, eh. That’s gotta hurt. Think Witney is still getting used to not having Alfonso.
Nastia, Rumer, Riker and Noah all safe. Not hard to figure out with four already in jeopardy.
Sharna did a great job with that dance. Obviously, he didn’t do as much as others, but impressive. And good on Sharna for the talking to she gave Noah.
And Sharna does look like a Disney Princess.
So, they tease the rest of the show saying they saved the best for last and showed Riker, Rumer and Nastia. Wonder who they’re going to have go last and then have the judges proclaim them the “best dance of the night”?? Rumer or Nastia?? Bets?
Holy cow – that was a good dance from Riker! And he is SO INTO being Captain Jack, ya gotta love it.
Hmmm….I think I would have given Riker another 10. It wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty damn good.
Oh boy, Rumer and Val are getting a really good edit. Or bad one, depending on your POV. But it sure doesn’t reflect what really happened.
WTF?? There was no Samba in that until the Samba roll. Best dance of the night? The fix is in for sure.
Way to go Erin so she cuts off Val before he can get too pompous.
Deep throat was right – that was right out of a Disney Movie!!
OMG. Carrie Ann is going to dock them for poor lip syncing?? The fix is certainly all the way in. Rumer gets a 10 for a non-Samba. Nastia gets a 9 10 for poor lip syncing?? How the hell does anyone believe that Derek is favored on this show?? The two best dances of the night get seccond place and the non-samba that wasn’t even that well done gets first place?? Not at all rigged. Nope.
But Nastia is still in first place with cumulative score. Of course, that probably means they’ll use the top scores of tonight and Rumer will be team 1. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to watch this extremely manipulated, over produced show.
Just a quickie: If you’d like to see a sneak peak of tonight’s costumes for Disney Night on Dancing With The Stars, see this People Style Watch Gallery.
Which is costume is your favorite? Right now, I think I would way Willow, Nastia, and Riker & Allison. Here’s to tonight!
Oh no, I hope she’s going to hang in there. Here is more from E Online. Video below too….
We have your exclusive sneak peek at Three’s Company star Suzanne Somers’ rehearsal session with her professional partner Tony Dovolani, one that gets so intense and frustrating that Somers ends up saying, “I don’t think I can stay with the show.”
So why is Suzanne thinking about quitting the show? And what is Tony’s reaction when his star reveals she might not be cut out for the competition? Press play on our exclusive sneak peek above to find out.
Here’s hoping Suzanne is able rally and continue on in the competition as tonight’s theme is the fan-favorite Disney Night, where each of the remaining celeb contestants dance to the songs from Walt Disney Animination Studios Films. Suzanne and Tony’s? “He’s a Tramp” from Lady and the Tramp!
Would you believe it takes 9 months to pull of Disney Night on Dancing With The Stars? Executive Producer Rob Wade talks all about it in a new article at the Huffington Post. This is Fascinating stuff. Be sure to read more at the link.
“That’s actually how long we’ve been having meetings about ‘Disney Night,’ which is the theme of this week’s show,” explained Rob Wade, the executive producer of this long-running ABC series. “But you have to understand that — when you’re building an episode of Dancing with the Stars around Disney — you’ve got this huge assortment of characters to chose from. Not to mention decades of popular music to dig through as you look for just the right songs to build dance routines around.”
Ah, but then there’s the other aspect of “Disney Night” on Dancing with the Stars. In order to make Monday night’s proceedings seem genuinely magical, Wade & Co. are going to take memorable pieces of Disney animation and then digitally insert them into this week’s dance routines.
“We did this for the first time with last year’s ‘Disney Night’ and really got a huge reaction from Dancing with the Stars viewers. So this time around, we’re going all out. You’re not only going to see brief bits of Disney animation in Monday night’s dance routines, you’re also going to see it in the show’s bumpers. We’ll have live Disney characters — Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Pluto — performing in the show’s opening number. We’ll even be flying people as part of this week’s dance routines, just like in Aladdin, ” Rob enthused. “Truth be told, you’re going to see Disney characters throughout this week’s show. At one point, you’ll even see an animated Pinocchio clapping at the judge’s table.”
As you might expect, there’s a lot of behind-the-scenes effort that goes into pulling off a 2 hour-long, live television presentation like Dancing with the Stars. But when you add digitally inserted animated footage and live costume characters to that mix, what was once just tough to pull off now verges on impossible.
“That’s why — for the past two weeks — we’ve been getting ready for our ‘Disney Night’ show. This past Saturday, we had a whole extra day onstage where we did just prep,” Wade stated.
“All season long, the celebrities have really been looking forward to performing on ‘Disney Night.’ That’s one of the main reasons we scheduled this particular Dancing with the Stars show for the middle of the season. So that as many of our celebrity performers as possible would then get the chance to dance to a piece of classic Disney music,” Rob stated.
“Of course, we obviously want to make sure that whatever our celebrities do with the Disney characters looks fabulous and is suitably impressive. So just from a technical perspective, this particular episode of Dancing with the Stars will be a real challenge. There’s an extra level of precision involved with this particular show,” Wade said. “Which is why I’d like to remind the folks watching at home that — thanks to all of the talented people who work in front of and behind the camera — ‘Dancing with the Stars’ always looks polished and professional. But you still have to remember that this is a two hour-long live TV show.”