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DWTS Val Chmerkovskiy Talks On His Semi-Finals Dance With Normani Kordei, Maks Chmerkovskiy And Peta Murgatroyd Weigh in Too

Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy talks on Normani Kordei and their Semi-Finals below at the Steve Irwin Gala this weekend. Maks and Peta pop in with their thoughts too and how Normani has the full package (I think they all have the full package, oh well). More below….

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May 15, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 8 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Every week I have to ask myself, how low will the producers/judges go? Every week. It didn’t used to be like this. This show has become a POS, nearly unbearable to watch. I find that sad, honestly. Are they going to find anyone who wants to do it besides the desperate celebs, Pro dancers who need jobs and other pros who have nothing better to do? I suppose there’s always a chance Derek could come back for a season if he’s down to four projects at one time – he seems determined to never have a spare moment. I hope not. I hope he’s gone for good – he might like the teaching, but I don’t think most of his fans want to see him in that fake, manipulated situation any more. Not to mention that whoever he gets as a celeb is going to get beat up to make sure they don’t win.

Lots of talk this week about the judges’ comments. You know, this isn’t the first time that Len has been horribly cruel, beyond the pale. He’s done it before. What’s different now is that instead of a one-off Len temper tantrum, it’s part of a much larger campaign to make sure the chosen one gets to the finale. And others don’t. Everywhere you turn, the show has changed in ways to attempt to get one specific person to the finale. Everything they are doing now, has been done before…but never all at the same time. And why? So Val stays to the end? If Val was all that big a deal, he wouldn’t need the help. Derek, the one that Val appears to obsesses over more than any fan does, never needed this sort of help. Hell, MAKS never needed this sort of help – he may not have won but one time, but he was legit popular without the pimping and over blown fawning. Derek and Maks have both had partners who couldn’t dance. Derek has WON with partners who had no training at all. In his 18 seasons on the show, they’ve tried to give him duds (tried hard, at times) but still never finished lower than 6th (twice) – most of the time cracking the top 4. With NON-dancers and dancers alike. Because he’s good and he works HARD. Read more..

May 12, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Carrie Anne Inaba Interviewed On The Final Four Of Dancing With The Stars Season 24 And More

Carrie Ann Anaba was interviewed on Access Hollywood today. She talks on her engagement and wedding plans to Rob Derringer. She also talks on her fashion line for animals. Lastly, Carrie Ann gives her take on the Final Four on Dancing With The Stars…especially for how she’s helping Simone with her dance for next week.

ETA: Added below is a facebook chat about to take place shortly. You’ll be able to watch it afterwards too.

May 11, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 24, Week NINE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

What crap ass theme do we have this week?  Just two plain ole dances? Seems like I heard about a theme of some kind but it’s not coming to me right now. Oh lord, Judge’s Challenge. What BS.

George posted the songs and dances and look at that – Normani is the ONLY person to not have two ballroom dances. Jesus, just give her the damn MBT and quit this charade of a show. This show has never been more transparent or more disgusting. Just spare us all and cancel it already. If they’re going to tilt it heavily in Val’s favor every season what’s the damn point?? I guess it’s to keep him in a job since he has nothing else to do.

Normani and Val -Viennese Waltz (Song: “Desperado” by Rihanna)
Jazz (Song: “What A Wonderful Word” by Ray Chew Live)
Dancing 1st
Phone 1-800-868-3410

David and Lindsay – Foxtrot (Song:”You Make Me Feel So Young” by Michael Buble
Tango (Song: “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran)
Dancing 2nd
Phone 1-800-868-3404

Simone and Sasha – Jive (Song: “Faith” by Stevie Wonder)
Rumba (Song: “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato)
Dancing 3rd
Phone 1-800-868-3412

Rashad and Emma – Rumba (Song: “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur)
Quickstep (Song: “Yes I can” by Superhumans)
Dancing Last
Phone 1-800-868-3411

 

May 10, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Edyta Sliwinska Recaps Dancing With The Stars Season 24 Week 8

Edyta Sliwinska recaps week 8 of Dancing with the Stars. It’s so good to see her again….and she’s almost ready to have her baby!!

May 9, 2017 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 24, Week 8 – Power Rankings

Wow…I’m honestly not even sure where to begin. I feel like last night’s show was just 2 hours of the judges/PTB spanking the viewers for not voting how they (the judges/PTB) feel they SHOULD be voting. And the judges reached new lows – between Len telling Bonner “you should have gone home already!” and Carrie Ann deciding that David’s critique was a great time to shade Rashad (disrespectful to both men, really), to every judge giving vague, rambling, directionless critiques based on absolutely nothing, my head was spinning by the end. And my blood was boiling, because I think last night things legitimately got a bit sexist, too – between the judges giving Simone a hard time about smiling too much/not enough, Val & Alan doffing their shirts and shifting focus away from Normani, Sharna & Britt begrudgingly selling their souls in that trio, and watching female pros bite their tongues and try not to show they were upset by the critiques they were getting (while a certain male pro basically acts like a mouthy teenager every week and talks back to Len), I honestly felt sickened. Heidi & I are still gonna write that sexism post I promised you guys – but at this point, I think I need a cooling off period before I’m able to discuss it without absolutely losing my sh*t.

So Bonner went home, to the surprise of basically no one – but I will say that, for awhile there, I was seriously wondering if he was safe, with as cruel as they were being to him. Two unflattering packages, a sleazy trio dance to a terrible song, getting mocked by Val & Alan, two bad scores, and Len basically calling him out to his face on live national television – it seemed to point more to “he’s sticking around, but we want to make sure that he ain’t gonna survive next week’s elim!” But thankfully, he did end up going home – especially since they decided to share a sleazy clip of him during the trio rehearsal.  Yes, he might have gotten a bad edit – but they can’t actually edit you in such a way that you say “maybe I could spank you both on the butt!” if you didn’t actually say it. Or gesture it. Anywho – bye-bye, Bonner. You hopefully freed up Sharna’s schedule so she can fly to Indy and watch Hinch in the Indy Grand Prix this weekend 🙂

And then there were four – and next week’s elim is probably gonna hurt. I think everyone left deserves to be in the finale for different reasons, and would be fine if they ended up deciding to take all four to the finale; but my initial guess that they’re aiming for a Rashad-Simone-Normani finale doesn’t feel so concrete anymore – part of me wonders if they’ve grown accustomed to the new viewers and votes that David has brought to the show, and don’t want that gravy train to end…so I still think there’s at least a slight chance he could edge out one of the three above and make it to the finals. I’m also not entirely positive who he might displace – my gut says Normani, because her voting fanbase is still untested and she seems to be the one that gets the most help in term of gushing critiques and inflated scores; but they seemed to nitpick the life out of Simone & Rashad last night – will America buy it? If some of the comments I’ve been seeing are any indicator, the answer is no – people seem especially pissed about how Simone was treated. So I guess I’m still leaning towards a Simone-Rashad-Normani finale, with David potentially playing spoiler to Normani. Read more..

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

PureDWTS Season 24 Week 8 – Media, Interviews, Scores, And More After The Dances

What a great night of dancing! I officially love “Trio” night too! Rashad and Simone’s Trio dances were my favorites. 🙂 Also, a mention on Sharna and Bonner. I loved them and their chemistry all season. So much so, I’d love to see them do a Hallmark Movie together. I also thought Sharna’s choreography was exceptional. I’m so glad they were paired together. Thank you for dancing, Bonner, and for being such a fighter too.

So, let’s review the scores:

Rashad & Emma 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Trio: 39 (10, 9, 10, 10)
Normani & Val 40 (10, 10, 10, 10) Trio: 39 (10, 9, 10, 10)
Simone & Sasha 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Foxtrot Trio: 36 (9, 9, 9, 9)
David & Lindsay 36 (9, 9, 9, 9) Trio: 29 (7, 7, 8, 7)
Bonner & Sharna 30 (8, 7, 8, 7) Trio: 28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Elimnated

To relive all the dances again, see Idolxfactor (these videos work Internationally) and the official You Tube site.

For media, interviews, and recaps, first see People and Entertainment Tonight (I feel sorry for Simone). Be sure to check back with these links through out the day for possibly more. Glamour has a recap too (but, no back stage interviews yet). And from FOX:

Partner Farber told FOX411, “Standing there getting those scores I know exactly how Simone is, she’s only 20 years old, and to hear all those things, I could feel her heart just hurting. I’m kind of sorry she had to go through that and I’m right here for her….”

Earlier, Kordei had told “DWTS” rehearsal cameras that she once had been bullied online and been subjected to racist taunts.

The singer turned in a flawless contemporary dance with Val Chmerkovskiy and told FOX411 backstage that she would say to the haters, “I still have love for you.”

Kordei said her performance “was definitely healing for myself and also for my family, just because they know the struggle I went through as well. My mother and my dad and my mom cried, [it was] super emotional.”

Thrilled former Chicago Cub Ross told reporters, “When I signed up [for DWTS] I never thought I would’ve made it this far….it’s going to be a sad day when that ends. But I’m also excited that when it does, I get to go home to my family. It’s a win-win for me.”

Ross moves on to next week’s semifinals, along with Kordei, Biles, and NFL star Jennings, who are the final four.

Bolton was sent home after a rough night — but Jennings said of the bull rider who broke his neck last year, “I’m so proud of him….all the things he’s had to overcome…we’re going to keep in touch.”

More at FOX here and here.

And below are more recaps and some interviews… Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 24, Week 8 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

I’m back from NYC and oh, it was so good.  I highly recommend the show Waitress – hilarious and amazing. Derek is still rooting for Rashad.  Asked about Nastia being on tour Julianne made the mistake of saying she couldn’t give them (Derek and Nastia) a 10 in week 3, even though the dance was an 11 – to which the M&G audience booed. And then Derek smiled and said, “Thank you.” I know what it was – he was asked about if he ever got mad at her judging and he said one time – I believe it was Nastia’s tango. 🙂

Anyway…Derek in DA HOUSE. 🙂  Also, we’ve turned on comment moderation. You remember the rules. No one liners, and we need content. Refer to people by NAME.

There’s actual dancing in the opening dance!  A step in the right direction. 🙂

Rashad’s up first. Wonder how bad he’ll get screwed to advance an agenda tonight? Or will they finally lay off?

Pretty good jive. No mistakes that I saw, solid dancing.  That move at the end that looked like Derek’s crotch jump was cool.

I think Len’s foot work call is pretty BS. Read more..

May 8, 2017 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Normani Kordei And Simone Biles Play “I Have or I Have Never”

This is cute. Normani Kordei & Simone Biles play “I Have or I Have Never”. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Bruno Tonioli Talks On The Dancing With The Stars Frontrunners (New Interview)

Bruno Tonioli was a guest on Access Hollywood today. He runs down for what will happen tonight, what the contestants need to do to win, and more.

ETA: Here is more with Bruno at the Race to Erase MS Gala. He pretty much says it… Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.