I haven’t watched this new Afterbuzz show in it’s entirety yet, but, dance pros Anna Trebunskaya and Henry Byalikov help them break down Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Week 4!! They start out talking about Julianne Hough and her being a guest judge. See if you agree with them on everything….
Where oh where to start with media For Dancing With The Stars today? Let’s start out with some Access Hollywood interviews. From listening to what they have up so far, next week Dancing With The Stars will have a “Most Memorable Year” theme. Corbin and Karina have a Fox Trot.
Access Hollywood may be posting more interviews soon. So, be watching this link.
And below is some of the cast with Afterbuzz. In these interviews, we find out Jack and Cheryl have the Slow Waltz, Peta and Brant have the Contemporary dance, Sasha and Snooki have the Jazz, and Derek and Amber have a Fox Trot.
And so we say so long to Valerie Harper on Dancing With The Stars, but, not without a dry eye in the house or “HOPE”!! She not only had a special message to send to us all to dance no matter what happens to us in life and to “keep on keeping on”, she truly reminded me of the all the “good” in the world and at just the right time in a world full of craziness and violence. I feel like we were all so blessed this season to have her on the show in more ways than one. I’ll always remember Valerie as this “Dancing Angel”!! Thank you Valerie and thank you too, Tristan, our lucky charm!!
So, here are their interviews after last night’s dance and elimination. Stay tuned. We’ll post more as they roll in!
Here is some coverage from E News….
After two week of low scores, Valerie Harper and her partner Tristan MacManus were named the third couple to be eliminated from the reality competition. Although it was sad to see Harper go, the Mary Tyler Moore actress exclusively tells us that this departure is “a blessing in disguise.”
Harper explains, “I’m sad to leave the group and the people, and the fun, the interactions and the challenges, but my knees are in bad shape. Not terrible, not that I need surgery, but they need a rest. These knees are 74-year-old and they are barking.” We wish you and your knees all the best Valerie!
ETA: Below is Cameron Mathison with Valerie and Tristan after the show last night.
Here is George Pennacchio with this beautiful couple….
Below they are interviewed by Afterbuzz…
ETA2: Below is more with George of On The Red Carpet;
Well, I was rather underwhelmed by the first half of the show. Didn’t care for Val and Elizabeth and I’m not sure why. Didn’t like Brant – too weak. Loved Snookie, Loved Amber, Loved Bill. I would say those are my top three and two of them were either sick or hurt. Has anyone noticed that Derek’s partners seem to do even better when under more pressure?
Anyway, they called Bill safe immediately after his dance which tells me he’s gotten over the hump and is getting the votes now. But it only gets harder and he can’t afford low scores from here on out. Then, the last three standing were:
Snookie and Sasha
Brant and Peta
Valerie and Tristan
Snookie was called safe first, then Valerie and Tristan were eliminated. Sad, but she had a good run.
So, thoughts? How did Julianne do? Do you suppose Mark is still feeling the BURRRNNNNN? Poor guy. I felt bad for him but I couldn’t argue with anything she was saying.
DWTS17 Week 5 Preview: Julianne Hough Interviewed By Cameron Mathison Of Good Morning America (Video)
Cameron Mathison interviewed Julianne Hough on guest judging Dancing With The Stars tonight. Some of the pros weigh on what they think too. This is fun. Nice preview….
Well, I don’t really understand the need to be so secretive about the dance order, and if they continue to play it this way I’m not sure what point there is to this post. Why are they doing it? I dunno – I think sites like this one actually make people more interested in DWTS and that they should be thanking us. Arrogant? Maybe…but definitely factual. And really, don’t they need all the fans they can get? They’re losing me little by little – I think they need to try harder. If there is nothing to talk about, why watch?
That said – none of them have even mentioned camera blocking. At all. It’s very strange. But when you see the picture below, it’s clear they did it today. So much for wanting to engage people via social media.
Jack and Cheryl – Quickstep
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Elizabeth and Val – Argentine Tango
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Brant and Peta – Salsa
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Christina and Mark – Foxtrot
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Leah and Tony – Cha Cha Cha
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Valerie and Tristan – ??
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Amber and Derek – Tango
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Snooki and Sasha – Jive
Bill and Emma – Samba
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Corbin and Karina – Paso Doble
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Just a few media things today!!! First, some the cast of Dancing With The Stars looked like they were in deep thought and/or smiling as they headed to practice for Dancing With The Stars yesterday! You can see some fun new pictures of them at Zimbio Pictures if interested. Above is Peta Murgatroyd.
Also, and as you know, tomorrow night is when Julianne Hough will be guesting as a Judge. This past week, Gossip Center caught up with her at the QVC FFANY Shoes on Sale event in NYC. This is what she said of her upcoming appearance;
“I’m excited! I’m going to be on the other side of the table this coming week. I hope that the celebrities and the dancers feel like I’m on their side because I do know what it feels like to be on that floor and I know how much time and effort goes into it.”
Derek also wrote about Julianne in his new blog…
This week, Julianne is going to guest-judge. If you think she’s going to go easy on me, don’t! I’ve been joking around that she’s going to be like, “Remember when you ripped my Barbie’s head off that time?” She’s going to be a hard-ass! Nah, she will be fair. We’ve been texting back and forth, and she’s really excited. I think it’s cool to have a former pro be a judge. I love our judges, but they’ve never been in our shoes on the show. I think she’ll be great.
I do too!!
And speaking of Derek, he and Amber have had a challenging week with rehearsals and got a late start as Amber has been suffering from some knee issues. You can read and view more on them at Pure Derek Hough. Let’s hope they are going to be ok. Amber reassures us at twitter she is working as hard as she can.
This week, I saw lots of questions about Bill Nye’s departure from the show. Some said there was no way that others got more votes than him. To which I responded, “they didn’t have to, Bill could get more votes and still be eliminated if he didn’t cover the spread.” This is the thing that continually gets lost no matter how many times I write these numbers posts. Bill Nye was WAY below the next highest scorer, so HE had to make up lots of votes in order to stick around.
I saw some comments saying it was “fishy”. Was it fishy? Well, it certainly could be, depending on your perspective. I mean, really, Brant got a 27? I don’t think so, in a real world. There is no way he did a better job dancing than so many couples. But he most likely was in danger of leaving and was, thus, overscored to protect him from Bill Nye. You overscore Brant and make sure others who might not be getting the votes have enough of a lead on Bill Nye and it’s perfectly plausible that Bill goes home. How did the night stack up once all was said and done?? See below.
Looking at that table, it seems to me that Brant was grossly overscored and Christina was overscored a bit, relative to Amber. Is it a coincidence that two people likely at risk due to Bill Nye but who are good dancers are overscored? I don’t think so. I think Liz is also in potential danger, but she danced very well, so I wouldn’t say she was overscored. Bill’s low score gives her breathing room. The people in danger, IMO, are scored high enough to put them out of reach, those who are getting votes are getting more realistic scores. Just my speculation. So, what did Bill Nye have to do to actually stay on the show and how did others have to do in terms of votes to be safe? See below. Read more..
The new Las Vegas Odds have been posted at Sports Bovada!! They are still picking Corbin Bleu for the win with Amber Riley close behind! Also, check out how they’ve tied Christina Milian and Elizabeth Berkley for 3rd. Give it up for Snooki as she has raised up the ladder the most compared to last week’s odds. But geez, if they can bet on Snooki, why not Bill Engvall too who they have placed last again. I sometimes don’t understand the odds makers?
Corbin Bleu 7/4
Amber Riley 5/2
Christina Milan 6/1
Elizabeth Berkley 6/1
Brant Daugherty 12/1
Jack Osbourne 12/1
Leah Remini 16/1
Valerie Harper 66/1
Bill Engvall 100/1
Below are last week’s odds:
Corbin Bleu 2/1
Amber Riley 7/2
Christina Milan 7/2
Elizabeth Berkley 13/2
Jack Osbourne 10/1
Brant Daugherty 12/1
Leah Remini 12/1
Bill Nye 50/1
Valerie Harper 50/1
Bill Engvall 100/1
So, what do you think? Do you agree with the odds makers this time? Let us know in comments and let’s see what Heidi and Court think too…..
Courtney: Do they REALLY still think Valerie has a better chance of winning than Bill??? After this week??? I’d say the hammer kinda dropped on Valerie and Bill had a breakthrough week – I would think Bill’s stock would have gone up and Valerie’s would have plummeted to the bottom. God bless Valerie, she’s a joy and an inspiration to watch, but I think we’ve seen the best we’re going to see out of her – and even if she’s getting a ton of votes, if she’s also getting scores in the teens, her days are likely numbered on this show. Bill only seems to be gaining popularity & improving his scores – and while I wouldn’t put it past The Three Stooges/The Men Upstairs to try and backdoor Bill in order to save a dubious vote-getter (but better dancer) like Elizabeth, Christina, or Brant, I like to think they’re perhaps starting to see the value in keeping Bill around. Glad Snooki managed to leapfrog over Brant, but I don’t agree with Jack dropping – he had an off-week, yes, but I think Brant’s popularity is going to be rather fleeting – while Jack will likely have an appealing growth arc that peaks later this season, when it really counts. Not even gonna comment on the top 2 – already beginning to tire of the “Is it going to be Corbin or Amber who wins???” debate. And I think the oddsmakers are smoking crack if they think Elizabeth or Christina’s odds of winning are that good – particularly the former, who still seems to be failing to connect with viewers.
Heidi: Let me answer it for you, Courtney – Amber isn’t going to win. I love Amber. I love her personality, I love her work ethic, I love her relationship with Derek…but I don’t believe she will win. She was dancing in low heels because she rolled her ankle, and now she’s having knee problems. Corbin may not be as popular from a fanbase standpoint, but he’s going to have the judges on his side. And how can he not? He and Elizabeth are the ringers of the season and he isn’t lacking the personality like Elizabeth is. I think, as long as Amber doesn’t seriously injure herself, the top 2 is probably right. I will be VERY disappointed if Bill and Snookie aren’t the next two in the line up. And I don’t think it’s out of the question. Liz and Christina might be ringers, but Snookie and Bill have heart and personality in spades. Not to mention their relationships with their partners. I still believe that either Christina or Liz (but probably not both) is going to be eliminated by week 6 or 7. This, of course, all depends on how heavy handed the judges are going to get to try to keep the better dancers around. They need to be careful though, or people will see the man behind the curtain, especially if Snookie and Bill continue to improve. I think Brant and Jack are up there after Snookie and Bill. The woman left standing after either Liz or Christina (leaning toward Christina at this point) is eliminated will likely snag 3rd or 4th place, shuffling the rest down a slot. :-)