Melissa Rycroft interviewed the couples at camera blocking yesterday for the finale of Dancing With The Stars. You can also see the finalists dancing. Thanks to @IdolXfactor1 for being so speedy with this.
Well, it’s finally the day we’ve all been waiting for!! Who’s ready for a little dancing? For starters, head to TV Guide as Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba sizes up all of the finalists and describes what it will take to win. It’s very much like her Parade blog last week, but, with more detail.
“This to me is by far the closest competition we have had in a long time,” veteran judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells TVGuide.com. “I’m really interested to see how it’s all going to play out. … At this stage, it could be any of them. It’s going to be great.”
The unpredictability of this season’s finale may be due in part to the show’s polarizing new casting philosophy — tapping contestants like Bethany Mota and Sadie Robertson, who are popular with the younger set, have a huge social media presence, and are influential enough to get fans to watch the show.
“At first on paper, I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t too thrilled [with the cast] because I didn’t know a lot of the names,” Inaba admits, echoing the sentiments of the show’s primary fan base. “Obviously we all know Tommy Chong, we all know Alfonso [Ribeiro]. But other than that, there weren’t that many names that I actually knew. So I was curious. But I was happily surprised. … We’ve brought in a younger demo and I think it has changed up the voting a little. In the past, we had Sabrina Bryan and we had Cody Linley, and they had huge social media followers too, but [the fans] weren’t watching the show. They didn’t vote. This year, these kids have followings that are voting.”
Lots more at TV Guide.
TMZ is reporting Janel Parrish has been missing rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars this past week and that Val is “freaking out”. Could this ruin her chances at a Mirror ball?
Janel Parrish is pulling double duty on “Pretty Little Liars” AND “Dancing with the Stars” — and TMZ has learned she’s spread herself so thin, she’s alienated castmates on both shows.
DWTS sources tell us … Janel’s pro dance partner, Val Chmerkovskiy is freaking out … because she’s missed two days of critical dance rehearsals due to long days of filming on PLL.
We’re told … Val believes he and Janel have a real shot at winning the trophy — the finals are Monday and Tuesday — but thinks her PLL schedule is sabotaging their chances.
For the full story, see TMZ.
Dance party time coming soon!
Here are some other extras too from DWTS All Access;
Just a few Dancing With The Stars TV Heads Up:
-As we reported to you previously, be sure to watch the American Music Awards on Sunday night. Dancing With The Stars Judge Julianne Hough will be presenting an award. Also “Move Live On Tour”‘s Nika Kljun is dancing….though not sure in what performance(s)?
-Julianne Hough will also be guesting on the Queen Latifah Show on Monday.
-Lastly, Melissa Rycroft is taking viewers inside the final rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars on Monday on Good Morning America. Candace Cameron Bure will weigh in on Monday night’s dances on Tuesday’s show. Then on Wednesday, Good Morning America will hold a party for the final contestants as they have in previous weeks.
ETA: The finalists will also be on The View on Wednesday.
Here ya go. Read carefully. From Broadway World via Abc:
Episode 1911 & 1911A” – After ten weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the Cha Cha to the Quickstep to the Viennese Waltz and more, Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson, Bethany Mota & Derek Hough, Janel Parrish & Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas remain in the competition, but only one couple will be crowned “Dancing with The Stars” Season 19 champion. Will the injured frontrunner Alfonso Ribeiro break the two-and-a-half-year reign of women winning the Mirrorball? Or will Bethany Mota and record five-time winner Derek Hough bring home the trophy? With the four couples all receiving perfect scores from the judges this season, it is anyone’s game. In the two-part finale, all will have one last opportunity to impress the judges and viewers beginning on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) and concluding with the Season Finale, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), the four remaining couples will compete in two exciting rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on the “Judges Pick” and perform a dance they previously performed this season that the judges have selected. In the second round, the couples take on the biggest competitive dance of the season, a Freestyle routine featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. The night continues by celebrating the new, contemporary spin on the classic show “Annie,” coming to movie theaters December 19th. “Annie” stars Oscar®-winner Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, and the youngest performer to ever be nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award®, Quvenzhané Wallis, as Annie. Talented young dancers will join Wallis to perform a dance to “It’s The Hard-Knock Life,” choreographed by Mandy Moore. Then, at the end of night, one couple will be eliminated based on the previous weeks’ viewer votes combined with the judges’ scores from the previous Monday night.
The Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 kicks off with “Dancing with the Stars: Road to the Finals” (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). This one-hour special chronicles the journey of the three remaining couples revealing never-before-seen moments, director’s cut-style commentary on their past dances and the judges give their expert opinions on what to expect in the two-hour grand finale. The night continues with the Season Finale on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET). The show is packed with exciting surprises and kicks off with a high-energy all cast performance featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, the judges and hosts. Then, as decided on by a Twitter vote, one of the four finalists will perform their Freestyle dance as an encore. Pop superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR will perform a medley of her catchy hit single “All About That Bass” and newest release “Lips Are Moving.” Additionally, viewers will be treated to encore performances by Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff to “The Way You Look Tonight,” Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani to “Material Girl,” Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker featuring tWitch to “Back In Time,” Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke to “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater to “Born to be Wild,” Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev to “Maneater,” and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd to “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Additionally, the finale will feature musical performances by NICK JONAS, singing his hit single “Jealous,” and Grammy®-winning artist JENNIFER HUDSON and GORGON CITY, performing “Go All Night.” Then, with less than 24 hours to prepare, the three remaining couples will Fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season into a new routine they’ll perform for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the public vote from Monday night will be combined with the judges’ scores from both nights to crown the Season 19 Champion.
More at Broadway World via Abc.
What a labor of love this project has been for both Dona and I for three weeks now. We’ve loved every fascinating minute, but, this season is just so tight. Never before in our time doing these kind of predictions have we been so conflicted for who will win Dancing With The Stars. About the time we would make up our minds, then something would tell us something different. Though give it up for Dona and her Numerology Predictions for Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals!! Do you remember how she predicted Janel and Val had 26.5 points, Bethany and Derek had 25.5, Alfonso and Witney had 25, Sadie and Mark had 24, and Tommy and Peta had 22? Well, that turned out to be the exact order for their scoring this past Monday night on Dancing With The Stars. Cool, eh??
So, now it’s time for Dona to make her Numerology Predictions for the Finals. Below you will find her new studies. Also included after her studies is my new Astrology findings. That’s not all. We’ve also included a ‘Dancing With The Stars Astrological Mirror ball Scorecard’ and more interesting facts. Buckle up tight and read on. Hope you enjoy…
“Duality City” by donamadrina
Man, oh man! The semi-finals were exciting, weren’t they? And as the numbers showed last week, our beloved Tommy left the competition. Now, however, this competition has become tight, tighter, and tightest. We’ve got some really good dancers left. Honestly, from here on out, folks, it’s anybody’s game! Yes, it is. You will see why below, but with the information presented here, the fans of each remaining couple should feel — hopeful. ☺
Normally, in numerology, when it’s just too close to call, which is called having “too much duality,” you don’t even want to try to predict anything. But, hey, this is the Dancing With the Stars Finale we’re talking about, and we’re all vested in one couple or another, right? So, even though there is quite a bit of duality, and the numbers are not as clear-cut as in prior seasons, let’s take a stab at it, shall we? If you’re willing, we’ll get started. Oh, but wait! If you didn’t get a chance to read last’s week post, you may want to start there, as there is quite a bit of introductory information that I will not be repeating here.
Some of you have said that this numerology is fascinating, but all so confusing. Let me help you. I don’t expect that you are going to internalize all the information presented below in just one reading. Really, I don’t! ☺ But here’s a tip for understanding as we go. Just look at who has the most yellow in the charts, and/or secondly, the most blue? Simple. Does that help? Hope so! Below is what those Read more..
Give it up for Lois!! Here she is with another one of her fabulous poems…
My Poem for Week 10
A darkened ballroom, ticks counting down on the clock!
The switch was flipped, lights shining bright as the sun!
DANCING WITH THE STARS was:
PLUGGING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS!
AN ELECTRIFYING, ENERGIZING EVENING OF DANCE!
PLUGGING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS, the ballroom dazzling, a’glow
AN ELECTRIFYING, ENERGIZING EVENING OF DANCE, grand show
The dancing pairs were given a challenge, two dances it would be
A plugged version, an unplugged version, talent would be the key
The ballroom shook with applause, Tom and Erin issuing the call
Time to plug in the dances, time to begin the grand dancing ball
Each dancing pair shook off their nerves, their feet ready to dance
The audience far and wide ready to see who had the best chance
BETHANY AND DEREK
PLUGGING INTO I WANT YOU BACK
SAMBA – WITH ASSIST FROM SASHA FARBER
Snappy moves, two guys in love with a girl, full of heart
A Central Park Promenade, light, fluffy, like cotton candy
UNPLUGGING INTO I WANT YOU BACK
A picture frame filled with the simplicity of dance
Like a painting coming alive, modern masterpiece
JANEL AND VAL
PLUGGING INTO BLAME
PASO DOBLE – WITH AN ASSIST FROM MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
Fierce, full on powerful attack, fabulous, as one, force of nature
Crisp as a starched white shirt, powerful, pulsating beats
UNPLUGGING INTO BLAME
WITH TIME FOR THREE – FEATURING A VALENTIN VIOLIN
Connection by a concerto, vibrant, vivacious, gift of dance
Dynamic interpretation, putting the oo in mood, intimate
ALFONSO AND WITNEY
PLUGGING INTO LOVE RUNS OUT
Full of spirit, speed, strength, smoke and fire, fight
Artistry from the Prince of Buenos Aires, glory lasts forever
UNPLUGGING INTO LOVE RUNS OUT
CONTEMPORARY – WITH CHRISTINA GRIMMIE
Poetry in motion, fluid lines, drama, passion, intensity, being free
Partners on the same page, two instruments playing same tune
SADIE AND MARK
PLUGGING INTO PROBLEM
Floaty, flirty, fast stepping, full of speedy feet, detail oriented
Sadie – a shining light, brilliant, bit of Hip Hop and Charleston
UNPLUGGING INTO PROBLEM
ARGENTINE TANGO – WITH NOAH GUTHRIE
Guitar prop, sensational, staccato movements, classy, poised
True to Sadie, powerful, challenging choreography, a connection
TOMMY AND PETA
PLUGGING INTO TAINTED LOVE
Red hot, fiery flame of flirtation, great entertainment
Peta – human defibrillator – MVP of Season 19
UNPLUGGING INTO TAINTED LOVE
Balletic, sweet, endearing, graceful gallantry, magical
Touching, honestly felt between the master and muse
PLUGGING INTO THE SEMI FINALS, two dances were energized and electrified
AN ELECTRIFYING, ENERGIZING EVENING OF DANCE, greatness personified!
Written By Lois A Troutman, November 19, 2014
A DANCING PAIR, TOMMY AND PETA TOOK THEIR FINAL BOW!
AMERICA’S HERO GAVE US A DAZZLING TREAT, WE SAID WOW!
THE TWO-NIGHT SPECTACLE NEXT WEEK, HOW CAN IT BE!
EPIC, EXTRAORDINARY DANCES, FREESTYLES WE WILL SEE!
Below is the new Afterbuzz TV show. This time Mandy Moore joins the gang to review the Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals. First up, Mandy clears up how she’s not just helping one couple for the Finale, but, she’s been helping all of the couples all season with her advice since she is the “Performance Producer” for the show (Hmmm….say what you will, but, I still don’t think it’s right that she’s helping to choreograph one couple’s dance for the Finale).
I also loved what the panel said on Allison Holker at the end and how she is an “animal”. I agree with Jake when he said people like Allison, Witney, and Derek, etc. are and have helped to shape the show into more than just “ballroom” dancing. I hope Allison gets another shot at being a pro too.
Lot’s of content to think about again below with their opinions. Let us know what you think….