Melissa Rycroft went inside rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars this weekend. Also, Cheryl Burke announces that this is probably her last season on the show (wha? ). More below from Good Morning America today. Thanks to @IdolXfactor1 for being so speedy!
A couple of seasons ago, I created a set of criteria with which to measure the benefits some dancers on DWTS have compared to the other dancers. That is, ringers versus non-ringers. I attempted to be as logical and scientific as possible, although it’s impossible to remove all subjectivity from the issue. But it’s far better than simply saying “so and so isn’t a ringer, IMO”. In your opinion? If your opinion is purely subjective with no effort at logical or rational thought, then what good is it??
No good at all, actually. The original series sprung from an effort to debunk the old, tired and stupid claim that the only reason Derek does well is because he gets all the good partners and no one else gets them. Utter BS, of course. It would be a good idea to read that series before starting this one as I can’t guarantee that I’ll include all the same rationale this second time around and I don’t take well to discussing a subject with someone who is so rude as to not read the blogs. Read more..
One more day and counting, but, we can get this party started now if you want?
And here is a fun new video from Emma and Michael too….
For more goodies, see the Daily Mail.
Good Day All! For some starter news today, what is former Dancing With The Stars contestant Brant Daugherty doing at rehearsals? Apparently, he stopped by to wish Janel Parrish some good luck on the show. You can see some fun pics of them at the link. It’s good to see him again.
Speaking of Janel, she tells Us Weekly that when “she’s not worrying about keeping her jive choreography straight, she’s daydreaming about the outfits she’ll get to wear in the ballroom.” Below is more including some thoughts from Val.
“I cannot stress enough how excited I am for the outfits. I am the biggest girly girl and love shiny, fringy things. Bring it, I’m ready!”
A quick learner thanks to childhood dance training in ballet, jazz and hip-hop, Parrish has already impressed Chmerkovskiy with her dedication to DWTS.
“People have really high expectations for Janel, obviously, so I want to exceed those. She’s got a great attitude,” the pro tells Us. “To listen to the sound of my voice for four hours every day is tough — I commend her on being patient with me. We practice about four to five hours a day. She is still alive!”
Stay tuned. More coming up!
ABC Releases Premiere Details For Dancing With The Stars Season 19, Smokey Robinson And Aloe Blacc To Perform
ABC MediaNet has released official show details for the Dancing With The Stars Season 19 premiere. Note how SMOKEY ROBINSON and ALOE BLACC will be performing on Tuesday night. The three new pros, Allison Holker, Keo Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev will also perform a special dance. Also, check out their interactive additions for viewing the show. Below are some more details…
“Episode 1901” — “Dancing with the Stars” is back with an all-new celebrity cast and fresh show format. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The premiere episode will kick off with a spectacular live opening number featuring the entire cast and judges. Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America’s vote for the first time.
“Episode 1901A” — “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” two-night premiere continues on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) where one couple will be eliminated by combining the judges’ scores from Monday night’s performance with the public votes. The Tuesday night show will feature music legend SMOKEY ROBINSON performing a duet of “My Girl” with ALOE BLACC off of Robinson’s new album, “Smokey and Friends.” The show will also feature a special dance number performed by the three new pros: Allison Holker, Keo Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev.
This year is unprecedented in terms of the level of interactivity. ABC.com will be offering five live streams from key positions at the show venue, allowing fans to choose views of the Red Room, judges, sky box, a wide angle of the dance floor and a hosted feed that will highlight relevant social media conversations. Throughout the season, fans will also have opportunities to participate in the outcome of the show, using social media to weigh in on everything from songs, dance styles, and even partners.
To read the full press release including voting details, go to ABC MediaNet.
It’s that time again! The odds makers have placed their first bets (or made their predictions) for Dancing With The Stars Season 19 at Sports Bovada. Just a note before we get started. We usually like to post the Las Vegas Odds at the end of the week (Friday or Saturday) in case they change. Plus, they make fun discussion during the weekend when the news slows down. So, if you don’t see the odds posted during the week, that is why. With that said, take a look below and see if you think the first odds look correct to you. Are you surprised on some on them? Be sure to let us know in comments on your thoughts and predictions.
Alfonso Ribeiro 3/1
Janel Parrish 5/1
Antonio Sabato Jr. 6/1
Jonathan Bennett 7/1
Lolo Jones 7/1
Sadie Robertson 9/1
Bethany Mota 10/1
Tavis Smiley 12/1
Randy Couture 15/1
Lea Thompson 20/1
Betsey Johnson 33/1
Michael Waltrip 33/1
Tommy Chong 50/1
My thoughts: I kind of expected the older contestants to be Read more..
Happy Friday Dancettes! Only three more days until showtime! In the meantime, how about feasting your eyes on some of the first Dancing With The Stars Season 19 official rehearsal photos. You can see more at each Getty link below. Beautiful!! You can also view some of the cast arriving to rehearsals at the Daily Mail and Just Jared Jr..
What are you thoughts on these rehearsal videos? First, here is Karina Smirnoff and Randy Couture in their first rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars. They are adorable…
Some of this footage we’ve seen before and some we haven’t, but, here is some rehearsal coverage with Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker (excited and fearless!), Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas (she is indeed sassy and working it!), Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess (on a mission!), and Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd (hilarious and having a blast!).
Below is Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe and Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater. I think Read more..
Ahhh…here we are again. Who’s dancing what, when and to what song?? We do have song spoilers….but I’m going to make you wait for most of them.
Note…the order listed below is NOT the dance order. As soon as a number (order and phone) appears below a couples name, then you know the order they are dancing in. Even though I suck at guessing dance order, the order below is my guess as to how Monday night will shake out. Also, until you hear the song on Monday night, we have to caution that something could change. And we might have one song reversed with another song. Read more..
Would you like some more Dancing With The Stars rehearsal videos? First, below is Mark Ballas and Sadie Robertson being interviewed in rehearsals. These two are so cute and I love that they are “goofy”! They look really good too. What do you think?
And below is Peta Murgatroyd and Tommy Chong. He looks like he is having a bit of a hard time, but, I love his charm. Let us know what you think on this first look as well. Peta is hoot…
Here is Antonio and Cheryl. Two words….chemisty and fun! Read more..