Not sure what happened, but, Wynonna Judd didn’t appear on Jay Leno last night, but, we have another goodie on her today!! Below she answers some tweets from fans!! I love how she answers the question about working through dancing while your muscles hurt! Priceless and one of the best Dancing With The Stars quotes ever!!
Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success. ~Bo Bennet on beating the odds
Sports Bovada has posted their new set of odds for Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Week 2. As always with the first dance, the odds get shaken up which they did so again. Though I’m shocked the odds makers are putting Aly Raisman so high. Was her first dance really that worthy of a second placing? However, huge kudos to Andy Dick making a big jump. I think Andy is a better dancer than Sean (and more liked), so I hope to see him placed even higher next week?
Zendaya Coleman 2/1
Aly Raisman 7/2
Kellie Pickler 7/2
Jacoby Jones 5/1
Dorothy Hamill 7/1
Ingo Rademacher 15/1
Sean Lowe 15/1
Andy Dick 50/1
Victor Ortiz 50/1
Lisa Vanderpump 75/1
Wynonna Judd 75/1
D.L. Hughley 100/1
First Las Vegas Odds to compare:
Aly Raisman 7/2
Kellie Pickler 5/1
Zendaya Coleman 5/1
Jacoby Jones 13/2
Ingo Rademacher 7/1
Victor Ortiz 15/2
Dorothy Hamill 9/1
D.L. Hughley 10/1
Wynonna Judd 15/1
Lisa Vanderpump 20/1
Andy Dick 33/1
Also, and for fun, below are the odds from Wynn Las Vegas currently. I think these are really out of whack and I question if they even saw the first dances for how high they put Wynonna and how low they put Zendaya. Also, shouldn’t Victor and Wynonna be placed more at the end? D.L. should be placed last in my opinion.
KELLIE PICKLER Derek Hough 9 TO 2
ALY RAISMAN Mark Ballas 6 TO 1
JACOBY JONES Karina Smirnoff 7 TO 1
DOROTHY HAMILL Tristan MacManus 8 TO 1
ZENDAYA COLEMAN Valentin Chmerkovskiy 9 TO 1
VICTOR ORTIZ LINDSAY ARNOLD 11 TO 1
WYNONNA JUDD Tony Dovolani 14 TO 1
INGO RADEMACHER Kym Johnson 15 TO 1
SEAN LOWE Peta Murgatroyd 20 TO 1
D.L. HUGHLEY Cheryl Burke 25 TO 1
ANDY DICK Sharna Burgess 30 TO 1
LISA VANDERPUMP GLEB SAVCHENKO 35 TO 1
So, what do you make of this week’s interesting shake up in odds? Let’s see what Heidi and Court think too….
Heidi: I think that the top set of odds has the first five eliminations right, and maybe even in the correct order, although I would be inclined to switch Wynonna and Victor. But after that it gets really tricky. I think someone they have in the top three is going to get bumped for Jacoby, although I’m not AS convinced as Courtney that he will win. I’m hedging. By all rights, based on last week, those ladies should be the top 3 but I think that Aly will get bumped for Jacoby. As for the middle of the pack? They feel pretty middle of the pack to me. Of course, everything could change in week 3 when they suddenly don’t have as much time to get a dance down. Since they appear to have changed Derek and Kellie’s dance on them well after they learned Jive, they could be in trouble as well. We’ll see! Oh, and as for Wynn…I seem to recall they got last season right at least in the final week – question is, did they have it right all season long? Your odds of calling the final right is pretty easy – you have a 3 in 1 shot at it. This Wynn odds chart is just a mess. I don’t think they have a single thing right.
Courtney: Zendaya is good, no doubt, but we still have yet to see whether she whether she’ll be able to break the “Disney curse” – I’d say Roshon was just as talented as she was, and that poor kid was in the bottom two seemingly every week. Haven’t seen anything from Aly yet that makes me think she’s gonna finish that high – and I still think Jacoby is the only shoo-in for the finale, and the most likely to win it all. As for the bottom of the odds – I think Wynonna probably has a slight edge over Lisa, but other than that, I think they got it about right. Who the hell knows what’s going on at the Wynn – the fact that they think D.L. still has a fighting chance makes me think they’re smoking the wacky tobacky.
Hey, just a quick update! ABC has released the dates and times for the Dancing With The Stars Season 16 finale which reads like this…..
Monday, May 20
8:00-9:00 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars” (performance show)
Tuesday, May 21
8:00-10:01 p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
For more finale dates and times for other shows on ABC like Modern Family, Castle, etc., visit this link.
Hello folks (Hi Cheryl!!!)! It’s time once again to take a look at the numbers for a week of dancing. Of course, since there was no elimination this week, this is just an exercise to show you where the dancers stand going into week two. Is it possible for D.L. to overcome his extreme deficit? Well, I kinda doubt it, but you never know. Next Tuesday will either reveal that there are some seriously weak fanbases (by someone other than D.L. getting the boot), or it will reveal nothing at all.
Anyway, I think that the judges didn’t screw the pooch too badly this week, but there’s still plenty of time. What did I agree or disagree with? Well, I’m a proponent of a LOT more use of the 3 and 4 paddles in week 1 and they don’t seem to have that in them unless you don’t practice as much as you should. As much as I LOVED Wynonna, I think they were a bit kind to her – which is SOP for them when it comes to older, dance-challenged ladies. I think Kellie got screwed by going first – also typical for these judges. There’s no way that Dorothy and Aly deserve the same score as her. That said, 21 is a good score for both, I’m just thinking that Kellie deserved a point or two higher. Zendaya? Awesome. Loved the dance and I have high hopes for Val. That said, I think 24 was a bit of a stretch – but only by a point, really. The question on these ladies is – can Kellie keep it up (I think so), can Dorothy loosen up (I hope so) and can Aly ever even HOPE to match up to Shawn (doubt it). No, it’s not fair to compare her to All Stars Shawn – but if you think I’m the only person doing that, yer crazy. It’s how the brain works, whether you want it to or not.
LOVE Andy. Love him. I think he did a better dance that Wynonna did, actually. I certainly enjoyed him FAR more than the cheapo Foxtrot put on by Sean and Peta. What the hell was that, anyway?? But, since Sean is a member of the family, I expect him to be overscored right to the semi-finals. The imaginary scenario…
ABC Exec: :::cough::: Ahem. You know, Conrad, if Sean stays around until, oh, I dunno, week 8 or so, that would tie in perfectly with his and Catherine’s wedding, to air right after DWTS at 9 pm, that week. Whaddaya say?
Conrad: :::sigh::: I’ll see what I can do.
Expect nipples. Just sayin’. Read more..
Hey Dancettes! Below are a few more interviews that took place on Monday night after the dances took place. In the first video Lisa and Sean are asked for which reality show is harder for what they’ve experienced. Before listening, would you like to guess which show they answered with? Their reactions are priceless. Also, don’t miss visiting Pure Derek Hough as Heidi has gathered more with Derek and Kellie including some fantastic photos. Buddy TV has also gathered up some fun photos of the cast backstage during the gifting suite that took place Sunday before the show. Also, the Daily Mail has some fantastic shots of the cast arriving at the studios for rehearsals yesterday. Ok, onto some more interviews that took place Monday night…
ADDING: And here are some confessionals from week one as well….
Wynonna Judd told ABC 7 that Tony “likes the Cowboy Way”!! She is so glad to have Tony as a partner. She loves his “heart” and wouldn’t have done the show without having him. Here is more of this touching rehearsal interview where she plans to savor every moment on Dancing With The Stars…
UPDATE: And here are Wynonna and Tony on Access Hollywood today…
Good Morning America reviewed last night’s dances on Dancing With The Stars. Then Kelly Monaco joined in. She thinks her former partner Val and Zendaya will be the couple to watch. The surprises for her were Ingo Rademacher. She also thought Andy Dick was amazing. She loves his back story. Kelly also thought Kellie and Derek were “on fire” and her moves were “insane. They are in her top three. Kelly also talks of Wynonna and how cool it was seeing her family rooting her on which is so important. Lots more at Good Morning America.
Wow, what a great first night of dancing and entertainment on Dancing With The Stars Season 16. Let’s get right to the interviews afterwards with George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet, but, first, if you haven’t given your reviews and rankings of the couples, be sure you do so HERE!! With that said, onto the interviews after the show, but, note that there aren’t any intertiews so far with Jacoby and Karina. Did they go straight to rehearsals? Also, for all the new interviews with Derek and Kellie, visit Pure Derek Hough as Heidi will be gathering up everything on them there. Ok, let’s get started….
First up, Zendaya and Val!! Zendaya had no idea she would get such high scores last night, but, she just wants to push to do better. Val tells George she looks “promising”. They have the Jive next week. It’s not about the scores for Val, but, about “the dance” and doing the best they can.
Ingo and Kym!! George starts off by commending them for such a great first dance. Kym says he’s fearless in his ability and she was so proud of the moves and lifts he did. Ingo is nervous about having only 5 days to learn the Quickstep, but, Kym has total confidence in him. He tells George to ask him about his confidence level next week after he does the Quickstep.
Dorothy is encouraged and warmed by all the love and positive compliments she heard last night, but, she’s nervous and wants to keep improving and giving her best. Shes gracious and humble. Tristan says they are going to stay focused and work hard.
George starts out telling Andy and Sharna that they had the most applause in the press room after their dance. They are both warmed and thankful. Andy said last night was a big high for him. Next they have the Jive (or did Sharna say “Jazz”?). Sharna says they plan to keep working hard and she will let Andy have artistic freedom to do his comedic thing. The dance will also be “darker”. He’s glad the first dance is over and they can’t wait to move forward.
Aly says she’s so excited and she had so much fun last night. Mark says there is a such a good vibe every where which seemed to be missing last season (I agree! I’m feeling that vibe too! Are you?). Read more..
And so ends our first post-all-stars episode of DWTS! Gotta say – overall, I think I’m happy. Granted, my standards were pretty low, but I think this season’s cast has a lot of personality and potential – aside from a few low points (D.L., Sean, and Len, who was a complete asshat tonight), there were some pleasant surprises (namely Wynonna & Andy) and some promising contenders (Jacoby, Kellie, Dorothy, and maybe Aly). So let’s break it down, shall we?
1.) Jacoby & Karina – I will be surprised if this guy does not win this season, let me put that out there. I know, I know – some of you think he’s cocky and his footwork is messy. But as I recall, many of our readers said the same thing about Donald in week one of season 14, and he really grew on people as the season wore on – I expect that Jacoby will likely do the same, especially since Karina doesn’t seem like the type to tolerate arrogance, and I think Jacoby has already improved since his initial interviews. He was definitely the most charistmatic one on the floor tonight, for me – absolutely no fear, total attack, and you could tell he was having a blast. Yeah, the routine was a bit chaotic and his feet & posture were pretty bad – but the potential is definitely there, and I daresay he did better with only about a week’s worth of rehearsal than some other couples did with the full 3 weeks. I think Karina was probably wise to make that cha-cha feel like a touchdown dance – if you’re limited on time, stick with what you know will work. She did the same thing with The Situation and managed to get him past week 1 with only a limited amount of practice. These two will be around for awhile, and I’m interested to see how they develop.
2.) Zendaya & Val – For a girl that’s only 16, she dances with a maturity greater than many of the ladies this season – and some of them are old enough to be her mother! She’s probably the most naturally-skilled dancer this season, judging from what we saw tonight – she was fluid, relaxed, comfortable, and really seemed to get in the pocket of the dance. And god bless Val for finally reaching the potential I thought he had back in season 13 – for a pro that doesn’t really know contemporary, that was a great routine, and the emotion was appropriate: it was innocent and casual, and not overwrought with the sexual undertone that so many of his dances with Kelly had. I think this may be the season that we really see him become a contender – maybe the fact that he’s not stuck in the shadow of big bro this time has taken a bit of the weight off his shoulders, and he can really focus on stretching his chops and really making his partner shine. And shine she will – she’s a gorgeous girl, and those legs are a revelation. Definitely a bright spot this season – I just hope that she’ll overcome the Disney curse and get viewers to pick up a phone! Read more..