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PureDWTS Season 20, Week 4 – Power Rankings

Well, after shedding more tears than I intended to last night, I’m left feeling a tad uncertain about how things are shaking out these season.  Though Michael left on a high note with his best dance yet, he still seemed to get underscored relative to some of the other couples, and it just kinda makes me resent the fact that the judges nitpicked him to death week after week.  Though he seemed like he was at peace with getting eliminated, I still can think of at least 3 other celebs that should have gotten sent him before he did.  But moving right along…

…Len seemed unusually disgruntled last night, and the only people he seemed to really gush about were Robert & Willow.  He’s still not too fond of Riker or Nastia, but he seems like he turned on Rumer a bit this week, too.  Julianne seemed to love just about everyone, but did kinda surprise me when she told Robert he had the best technique of the men this season – perhaps trying to draw attention away from #RikerNotADancer and his suspiciously good technique? Tuned out when Carrie Ann & Bruno spoke, so I can’t really say anything about them.  The big announcement that the cast is touring again this summer? Meh.  If they think Melissa’s gonna be as big a draw as Alfonso, god love them. Oh, and if you didn’t hear already – the switch-up is cancelled, and we don’t know why.  *shrug* No skin off my back.  Is it Disney week yet??? 😀 Read more..

April 7, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week FIVE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So….the big question this week is….well, I don’t have a big question. TPTB are determined to spoil our fun and I’ve learned to accept it. For now. :-)

For anyone looking for the Disney week song prediction post, go here.

hETA: I’m going to qualify Willow & Mark’s song by saying it’s just a gut instinct based on some partial intel – simply because I can’t see Mark passing up the chance to dress up like the Mad Hatter, and I think Willow would make the perfect Alice :-) Take it with a grain of salt…besides, if my spidey sense is correct, Rob should be leaking the entire list soon anyway, just to flip us the bird 😉

ETA2: According to an Afterbuzz TV interview, Sharna and Noah have a Fox Trot. ~Vogue

ETA2 and Correction: Suzanne and Tony have “He’s a Tramp” for their next dance song via her new blog.

ETA3: Updated with dances for Suzanne & Tony and Robert & Kim.

ETA4: Looks like there’s been some changes to the song lineup, and Rumer may have a different song and dance altogether – but I can’t get ahold of Deep Throat to confirm, so I would take this latest round of updates with a grain of salt.  Doing a bit of process of elimination over here…and apparently I have the title of Riker’s song wrong, but the one I had sounds about the same when you play them…hence my confusion…

ETA5: Courtney, good job!! ABC just posted all the songs. You were right on everything. ~Vogue

ETA6: Ok, confirmed with DT: Rumer has officially switched to samba, but the song is the same – possibly. 😉 This hasn’t been confirmed by DT, but I think Rumer might have the Jonas Brothers version of “Poor Unfortunate Souls”, which is actually pretty fun and campy…and has some semblence of a samba beat. Kinda makes me wonder if Val caught wind of everyone talking about Rumer being “one-note” and decided that it might behoove them to switch things up…regardless, DT thinks this change is “cooler and more interesting than a tango”.  😎

Rumer and Val – Tango Samba (Song: “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaidpossibly the Jonas Brothers version)
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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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 20 Week 4 Post Dance Media And Interviews – Interview Videos

What a night! I appreciated and loved every couple’s dances in different ways!! So, let’s start off with the scoreboard….

Willow Shields & Mark Ballas – 39
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 36
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 35
Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 34
Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – 34
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 32
Michael Sam & Peta Murgatroyd – 30 (Eliminated)
Patti LaBelle & Artem Chigvintsev – 30
Suzanne Somers & Tony Dovolani – 28
Chris Soules & Witney Carson – 27

Now onto some media. First up, you can watch a recap with ABC7 and George Pennacchio….

You can also see some breathtaking photos of the night at ABC7, Entertainment Tonight, and the Daily Mail.

Now onto some new interviews after the show. We’ll add more as they are released from each source. So, keep checking back….

Afterbuzz TV (Give a shout to @JCRubioTV! Fantastic interviews again):

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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.

Sasha Farber And Mark Ballas Pull Pranks on Dancing with the Stars – Video

This is hilarious. Be sure to check it out when you can….

April 6, 2015 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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week FOUR – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Theme of the week: Most Memorable Year….or some such thing. I expect to need tissues at least once. This can be either good….or very bad. 😀

Holy crap!! That was quite a start to the show!! And of course, Len picks it apart. No character of the dance? Spare me the narrative. I guess he got the producers notes.

LOL…I swear that Bruno ALWAYS does what he can to counteract Len. Happens all the time. :-)

Man, why did they go back to this way of doing the elimination?? Sucks.

Robert and Kym are safe, Riker and Michael are in jeopardy. Bites. Poor Peta looks like she might puke. Read more..

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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 20 Easter Weekend Media

The cast of Dancing With The Stats Season 20 posted some cool photos over the weekend. There was a time for rest and fun ….and a time for work. Here are a few pics from Easter Sunday that caught my awe giving me some awww moments. Also, don’t miss seeing the Daily Mail for some rehearsal arrival parking lot photos. Got Pap has some videos from over the weekend too. More below including video of Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway rehearsing for the Contemporary dance…

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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.

How The Odds Makers Have Placed The Contestants For Dancing With The Stars 20 Week 4

The odds makers have placed their bets for week 4 of Dancing With The Stars Season 20 at Sports Bovada. I was shocked to see Michael Sam so high this time being week 3’s dance wasn’t as good and strong. I was expecting to see Willow Shields placed higher in 2nd or 3rd. I was also not expecting Patti to be placed so far apart from Suzanne. Let’s see what Miss Heidi and Court think. Scroll below and let us know what you think in comments as well.

Nastia Liukin 10/11
Rumer Willis 3/1
Riker Lynch 6/1
Willow Shields 10/1
Michael Sam 20/1
Noah Galloway 20/1
Robert Herjavec 20/1
Chris Soules 50/1
Suzanne Somers 50/1
Patti LaBelle 100/1

Heidi and Court, what do you think?

Courtney: Eh, I don’t really know what to think at this point – I have a feeling that the bulk of the season is going to be Rumer, Riker, and Nastia switching places in the top 3 spots, and Willow slowly creeping up the rankings.  I think Patti’s odds are about right – we’re only in week 4 and she’s barely moving, and already nursing an injury; I think Suzanne is risking getting lost in the shuffle if she doesn’t make a splash soon; Chris is just trying to keep his head above water.  Noah & Robert are in this odd, middle-of-the-pack place where we’re not sure exactly how well they’re doing with the votes; poor Michael should be lower, I’m afraid, but to no huge fault of his own.  I don’t know…no real strong feelings about these odds.  I think the picture will become a lot clearer after Monday night’s elimination…

Heidi: I think they have the top four right, anyway.  Everyone else? Well, I’m with Court – this week will make things a lot clearer. I’m almost ready to say that I think the top 4 will remain the top 4 right through to the end, although not necessarily in that order.  This week will be the key that determines whether there will be a shocker some point further down the line or if the finish is pretty much set into two groups: the top 4 and everyone else. Don’t know what order the top 4 will finish in…and don’t know how everyone else will shake out…but a clear dividing line between the two groups. The only thing that could upset that balance is a poor showing by Willow at some point. That could pave the way for one of either Noah or Robert to take her spot.

April 5, 2015 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.

“Big Announcement” Planned For Dancing With The Stars Monday Night

Any guesses for what this new teaser is about? Or maybe we should ask, what would you like the announcement to be about? If you can’t see the video at the link below, click HERE or HERE.

We have an announcement to make during Monday's live show! Tune in to #DWTS at 8|7c on ABC.

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April 3, 2015 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.

Sneak Peek Of People Magazine DWTS 10th Anniversary Edition, How Noah Galloway Is Dancing Without Two Limbs

People posted a new article with Noah Galloway and how he is dancing without two limbs. It hasn’t been easy and he credits his partner Sharner Burgess for “adapting” to his injuries. Read on….

“Most people take it for granted,” Galloway told PEOPLE. “Before I was injured, I wouldn’t have thought about it either. I don’t take offense to that. Anytime that I brought it up to my friends that I don’t have a knee, it clicks with people, like, ‘Oh, that is different.’ But I also felt like that was an opportunity to put me on a larger platform to show how different is is for me. Every amputation is different. Where it is changes everything.”

The prosthetic leg that Galloway uses for DWTS does bend – but not in a way that makes dances like the jive or even the samba easy.

“When people lunge onto their legs, they can push back up. I can’t. If I lean into it, then I’m going down,” explains Galloway. “This prosthetic has a micro-processor that can add resistance as I’m bending that can slow me down. There’s just no coming back up. It just helps with how fast I am going to go to the floor – either really fast or I’m going to ease down to it.”

Galloway credits his partner Sharna Burgess for “adapting to my injuries.”

“The judges said the male leads with his left hand, and they were talking about how amazing it was how we put everything together, and that’s all Sharna. She designs the dances so I won’t have to lead with the left arm, but I am still leading the dance.”

“All I know about dancing is what Sharna has taught me. She is teaching me how to dance while missing an arm and a leg. It’s been amazing.”

For more with Noah, see People.

And speaking of People, be sure to pick up the 10th Anniversary Edition for what we reported to you a few weeks ago. It’s in stores everywhere now. JennKat at twitter wrote that it’s 98 pages and it has tons of pics. It also has a 2 page spread for each season and some nice pro interviews too. See her twitter page for more teasers including pictures if interested.

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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.

DWTS Season 20, Week 3 – Dancing by the Numbers

Now is when it starts to get real. No more low hanging fruit to be picked off – at least not in my opinion.  This is a week where I start off writing this post really not sure what’s going to happen.  The scoring didn’t seem too crazy – keeping in mind that I missed Michael’s dance and haven’t gone back yet to watch it. The rest of it seems pretty reasonable.  Chris is higher than I expected, so I guess Witney toning down the choreo to his level (which is what you’re supposed to do, really) paid off.  Part of me wonders if the judges thought he was going home and were being kind.  In any case, if I were ranking the couples, this is probably what I would have come up with, based on Monday night. Read more..

April 2, 2015 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. :-)