Kristyn Burtt, DivaDarv, Jake Dupree, Suri Serano, and their guest Keo Motsepe talk about Dancing With The Stars Week 3. It starts at 4:10pm Pacific time. You can watch it go down LIVE or after the show if you like in the video below. As always, let us know what you think in comments.
So, below is what we know so far for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. Note that the couples dance to their “Most Memorable Year”! The following week is “Switch Up” week. Keep checking back for updates and don’t miss seeing our new Media and Interviews post.
ETA: According to this interview, Andy and Allison are dancing to his new single “Good To Be Alive” for their next dance. DWTSGossip is also confirming.
ETA2: Source says Paula has “Respect” by Aretha Franklin, and that Tamar has foxtrot.
ETA3: Source shared Alek’s song & dance. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m stoked to see him do paso – and I kind of love the sentiment of the song chosen: “Don’t wake me up when it’s all over.” He’s loving the crazy experience he’s had in the last month -Court-
ETA4: True story: When I was little, I thought the ladies singing Tamar’s song were saying “Marmoset there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, marmoset.” Apparently I thought tiny primates had very rough lives. -Court-
ETA5: Alexa’s song seems to be one that people either love or hate. I fall in the latter camp -Court-
ETA6: According to DWTSGossip, Tamar told Wendy Williams that she’s practicing the rumba. Sounds like Val changed the song and dance style yet again. He can’t seem to hang with what he’s handed and that says a lot. ~Heidi
ETA7: George Penacchio confirmed that Bindi & Derek have “Every Breath You Take”. I had heard that either Bindi or Hayes had it, but couldn’t decide which one it made more sense for… – Court-
ETA8: I give up… -Court-
ETA9: Sharna “thinks” they are dancing 6th. Not sure. I’m guessing Bindi goes last and that Hayes goes first. After that, who knows?
ETA10: Some updates on running order – Heidi guessed right on Bindi! And George Pennachio says Alexa’s going first and confirms Nick going 6th. -Court-
Alexa and Mark – Foxtrot (Song: “Mama Said” by The Shirelles)
Hayes and Emma – Contemporary (Song: “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes)
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What a great night of TV last night on Dancing With The Stars. The couples talk about it and more in their new interviews. Access Hollywood talked with Alfonso Ribiero too. I loved how he said 6 or 7 could win Dancing With The Stars this season. He named Bindi, Nick, and Tamar as the Top 3 right now. He said all of them need to “keep stepping it up” and “create connection that we’re all going to enjoy.” Right on, Alfonso! Did you enjoy him as a Judge? I thought he did a superb job and so did my Dad.
The scores again for those who might have missed them….
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: 20/40
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 25/40
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 29/40
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 30/40
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 31/40
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 32/40
Alek Skarlatos and Linsday Arnold: 33/40
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 33/40
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 36/40
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 36/40
No longer cruising, but recovering from cruising. 😀 I also find I’m watching the show with an eye to the crap they are going to pull and any “fun with editing” games they might play. Once again, I suggest that everyone watch “UNReal” to get a better idea of how I think this show probably looks behind the scenes. Yeah, it based on The Bachelor, but reality shows have a lot in common and that is a distinct lack of….reality. DWTS is likely not as bad as UNReal, but I can think of a couple very glaring examples of how it is very much like it. Can you?
Anyway, T-minus 15 minutes to showtime. Who are we looking forward to? I’m open.
That was all right. I though there were a couple messy spots. Carlos is having the age old (male) problem of not wanting to follow a female choreographer. He best get over it.
Forgot to mention until I saw a similar comment in the comments…. but I hope Mandy isn’t holding her breath for an Emmy nomination. Seriously, another all female bump and grind? Only difference is the costume. Read more..
Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below. This is always a blast…
Well, one of the problems of watching the show while on Vacation is that I don’t have good recall of the show this past week, nor do I have a way (at the moment) to rewatch it. I probably could pull it up on “On Demand” but, well, I’m somewhat lacking in time. I will be able to watch and live blog tomorrow which will make the next numbers post easier.
My impressions that I do remember is that neither Alexa nor Carlos is really doing it for me at the moment. I don’t have a good reason why nor any idea why this is the case. It just is. It could change for sure. I hope it does. I would like to see Mark win again.
Another impression was that Tamar actually had a good dance that I liked. We’ll see if Val can keep it up. I don’t have the high hopes for him that I once did, nor do I find him particularly inspired when it comes to choreo – but he does (yet again) have a good dancer. And one that I might actually end up *liking*. Read more..
The Hometown Glory Map – Part Two
Night Two of The Hometown Glory week featured the amazingly talented Pros who grace the Dancing With The Stars stage each week. They are hard-working, work their magic to teach celebrities how to bring their visions to life. They work in all aspects to bring us a superlative show, for example creating costumes, etc. I give every Pro who has been on Dancing With The Stars a Standing Ovation – Bravo!
The Hometown Glory took several of the Pros to their hometowns in foreign countries. It was fascinating to see how they often rose from very little to the stardom they enjoy today. The Hometown Glory Map has extended far and wide! That Map has connected Dancing With the Stars in a harmonious manner! Dancing With the Stars is like one huge worldly family!
I wish The Troupe could have been included to tell The Hometown Glory stories too. Please join me for:
The Hometown Glory Map – Part Two
Another snazzly, dazzly Pro Revue was showcased for our viewing pleasure! Pros were highlighted around the Ballroom on monitors culminating in a dance in pristine white flowing gowns! Pro numbers always go for they gold! They are gems!
Introduction of Dancing Pairs:
Pinpoint Location – Provo, Utah
Alek and Lindsay – Quickstep
Are You Going to Be My Girl
Touch of Americana, a partnership with trust
Gorgeous patriotic dress unfolding with color
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Read carefully below for a press release for Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 3 via Disney ABC….
Alfonso Ribeiro Returns To “Dancing With The Stars” As A Guest Judge On TV Night (9/28)
ALFONSO RIBEIRO RETURNS TO “DANCING WITH THE STARS” AS A GUEST JUDGE ON TV NIGHT
SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY THE MUPPETS
Host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and Season 19 Mirrorball Champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom for a special TV Night themed episode of “Dancing with the Stars” LIVE on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Taking part in the celebration, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo, Pepé the King Prawn, and other Muppets will kick off the evening followed by a huge opening number featuring the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” The night continues when each couple performs an all-new routine to a theme song that commemorates iconic television throughout history, from “Breaking Bad” to “I Dream of Jeanie” and beyond. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from Tuesday, September 22 will be eliminated.
Couples Will Dance to Songs From the Following TV Shows:
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – True Blood
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – Breaking Bad
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – American Bandstand
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – The Jeffersons
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – The Golden Girls
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – The Addams Family
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani – I Dream of Jeannie
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – Downton Abbey
Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – Gilligan’s Island
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Mad Men
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts including dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy® Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough.
Beginning week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.
“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide ProductionsBBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is producer of Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY) and the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO).
“The Muppets” airs Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on ABC.
The Hometown Glory Map – Part One
What a refreshing two-night extravaganza we had on Dancing With the Stars! It was certainly a grueling two nights to learn two brand new dances. But, the theme of The Hometown Glory resonated in our hearts.
Thinking of my hometown, McAlisterville, PA. I have actually lived here three times, coming and going. My first time of course from birth until I got married. I lived with my parents until I got married. I moved away to other locations but my late husband and I moved back to town for a few years. We moved away again to another location. He died there and I moved in with my sister in another location. We decided four years ago to move back to our hometown, so here we are, I imagine to live out our lives here. When I think about it, it seems like a whirlwind, moving eight times and now I am home again.
The celebrities got their turn first to go back to their hometowns. It was so heartwarming to see more about them growing up and their reasons for choosing the songs they did for their dances. I loved The Hometown Glory Week and I hope it is repeated sometime. It was similar to The Most Memorable Year. Both themes take us inside the lives of the celebrities and allow us to get to know them better.
This show didn’t have an opening, so let me take you into the descriptions of the dances on:
The Hometown Glory Map – Part One:
Pinpoint Location – Atlanta, Georgia
Kim and Tony – Quickstep
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What a week it’s been! I REALLY hope the producers kick this idea to the curb, and NEVER re-visit the thought again! Giving the couples TWO dances in only week 2 of the competition really was cruel and unusual punishment that not one of the pairs on the show deserve! And if I heard Witney correctly in her After Buzz interview, it was a complete surprise. Not fair, I think, to dump something like that on them at the last moment. And while I’m complaining, why does it seem that some of the couples were allowed to go rehearse Monday night, and others weren’t? I’m just going by Julianne’s question to Tamar and Val, when she asked if they went to practice, because what she’d commented on Monday seems to have been fixed. I know from Carlos and Alexa’s blog posts, both wanted and asked to go rehearse after the show Monday, and were told the rehearsal spaces were all closed. So, did anyone get to practice?
Julianne’s style blog has moved from People to InStyle, which seems to be a better fit, since it’s a blog about FASHION! She’s got a blog up for Monday, and another one for Tuesday, so go and check both of them out! There’s behind the scenes photos with her dogs, too. It’s amazing how different she looked both nights. Which night do you prefer? I loved her look on Monday, it felt soft, and romantic, while Tuesday seemed a lot more edgy, and while I like when her team plays up her eyes to make them “pop,” there was something I just didn’t like about the look on Tuesday. Read more..