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PureDWTS Season 21 Week 9 Scores, Media, And Interviews

Can I just say I don’t think I have been more sad watching an unfair elimination take place as I was last night. Mark and Alexa, I’m going to miss you greatly. What EMMY worthy dances too! What a sad loss for the show when there could have been more of the same in the coming weeks from them. 🙁

I’m also disgusted with the drama with Tamar that seemed to rule the show last night when they could have had a SHOW STOPPING PRO NUMBER TO FILL THAT TIME INSTEAD!!! Oh well, I feel like we’re all talking to a brick wall with producers. It seems they want a tabloid type show. I will just say,…thank gawd for Strictly Come Dancing and DWTSRussia fulfilling my A+++++ Ballroom and Pro number dreams. Yes, I still love our version, but, it’s just disappointing so much of the time these last few seasons. Something needs to give? 🙁

So, here are the scores from last night for those who need them:

Bindi Irwin & Derek Houg 10-10-10-30 60 total
Alexa PenaVega* & Mark Ballas 10-10-10-30 60 total*eliminated*
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess 9-9-10-27 56 total
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson 9-9-9-24 51 total
Tamar Braxton Valentin Chmerkovskiy 8-7-7-27 49 total
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold 8-8-8-24 48 total

Onto some interviews and media! First see E Online for all of their interviews with the couples last night. For lots of coverage and interviews with Derek and Bindi, see Pure Derek Hough. Also, Team Crikey and DancingWTS_21 has some cool shots from behind the scenes and some videos of the dances from different angles. Be sure to check out Storm Viking’s DWTS All Access Videos at her tumbler page as well in case you weren’t able to tune in last night. Lots more below. Warning: Mark and Alexa’s interviews will tear you up. Read more..

November 10, 2015 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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 9 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Maybe we should start a drinking game on Tamar and Alek’s bad packages. And for every time Julianne hands out a score based on feared backlash. And for every time one of them says “If you’re here next week…”

Sad when you go into your once favorite TV show expecting to be pissed off at least once during the evening.

T-minus 30 minutes…

ICYMI – Vogue reported that Tamar has pneumonia and her performing is questionable.

Alek did pretty well!! And he wasn’t too hosed on scores. The manscaping was more than I really needed to see.

FYI – Val whining about about their schedule on All Access. He didn’t even know Tamar had left. In other news, Sharna forgot the makeup mirror has a camera. I saw more than I needed to see. Sorry Sharna.

Great contemporary number by Alexa and Mark – enjoyed it more than Nick’s last week. A bit repetitive in a couple spots, but if she doesn’t get a perfect score I cry foul.

OK, first stupid thing for the night – Carlos’ AT song?? Ludicrous. I didn’t even know what style it was there for a while. Have to agree with CAI, as much as it pains me to say so.

Bindi is the sweetest thing ever…and that was a beautiful V. Waltz. And no, I don’t think that was a lift, but I expect the random lift caller to yell about it.

Yes, Val, we’re very aware that you’ve never had so many challenges before. Poor Tamar though. Judges are going to score the dress rehearsal.

I have to say, she looks rather unwell…kinda sweaty. Unsteady on her feet. I think the 7s were a bit harsh.

Oh for fuck’s sake, Sharna just threw out that she hasn’t won yet. Boo f8cking who.

Derek and Mark on All Access saying they didn’t get to see their show until Thursday so they didn’t get to start it until Friday.

Took WAY too long to get into hold for Nick and Sharna, and then they got out of hold way to early. Len would give that a 7. How about you do the assigned style, bud?

Julianne!! The dance is supposed to be in hold!! Bruno is out of control. Dance should get all 8s for lack of content.

So Rob Wade picked the teams?? Nice. Let’s not have anything happen naturally.

I love Alek… “Carlos, yer gonna die, ahahahahahahaha” Wow…great package.

I don’t know if that was the best technically, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. 🙂 The judges that raved over a quickstep that had way too little in hold, are being overly harsh on a ridiculous theme dance.

And the scores were harsh as expected.

Okay, that dance kicked ASS!!! Wow. Perfect. One tiny sync issue at the very end, but damn, that would be a tiny nit pick.

Man, they were VERY kind to Tamar and Nick’s dance. I feel for Tamar, I really do – but….

Crap, either Alexa or Carlos is going home. I knew they wouldn’t be able to resist putting them in jeopardy against each other.

And, unfortunately, Alexa is eliminated. Called it wrong this week – she was like my third choice.

In other news, the producers have reached a new level of disgusting stealth cam behavior. You guys just disgust me. To an extreme. Carlos…spare me dude. She’s not dying.

Seriously, the last five minutes of this show made me not care if I saw it again. Derek Hough, get thee to Broadway – they don’t deserve you. And they don’t deserve Mark either.

November 9, 2015 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. :-)

PureDWTS 21 Week 9: Watch DWTS All Access “Behind The Scenes” HERE!

Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Entertainment Tonight Promo For DWTS Week 9 – Interviews And More

Now this is good promo….

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Season 21, Week 10 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So, what kind of crazy assed, ridiculous, redundant and stupid theme will we have to endure in week 10??

Vogue here: LOL Heidi! Well, guess what? According to the Afterbuzz interviews (you can watch them in the new Media and Interviews Post), it’s “Trio’s” week! The couples also have a “ballroom” dance. Sharna revealed they will be dancing with Peta for their Trio dance (Yay! She’s back!). Lindsay said she and Alek have a Waltz and an Argentine Tango, but, they didn’t say for which dance. Also, JC Rubio tweeted that Emma will be back (not sure how yet?).

ETA2: As most of you have already heard, Tamar withdrew.  Also got confirmation that Emma is in Alek & Lindsay’s trio (!!!!) and they have Argentine tango (double !!!), which means their individual dance is waltz. Also looks like Carlos revealed his dances & songs in some interview…sorry guys, just waking up to all this stuff, so let me know if anything is missing…and please provide a source 🙂 – Court-

ETA3: Apparently Victor mentioned in his Snapchat that Karina is in Carlos’ trio.  Gonna trust you guys with anything Snapchat-related, because I hate it and can only be bothered to use it to talk to my sister. -Court-

ETA4: Per Derek’s blog, Mark is tentatively in their trio, depending on his injury, and it’s a jazz trio. Complete guess on my part, but if Mark can’t dance, I could see Sasha stepping in. Their individual dance is salsa, and he also mentions this mysterious “3rd dance” that TPTB have thrown in to fill time since Tamar withdrew. -Court-

ETA5: So, according to People.com, the mystery dance is a dance off where the winning couple gets 3 points. And yes, the manipulation gene is strong in these producers. Bindi is dancing against Nick – a samba which he has already done. Carlos versus Alek is a cha cha – which Carlos has already done. These…..people…just can’t help themselves. The BS just never ends. Ya know, with the way they add dances to this show, it’s not hard to find two dances that neither couple has done to at least attempt to make it fair.

ETA6: So per Deep Throat, apparently Carlos is no longer doing a samba trio, and the song they’re using is NOT the Austin Mahone one he mentioned.  DT says it “looks more like a Charleston or jazz” and the song they’re using sounds “old-timey”. So what happened? Don’t know for sure – did Carlos misspeak? Did Witney veto the song/dance? Did Carlos just suck at samba and they threw him something he was more likely to handle well? Discuss. -Court-

ETA7: According to Derek, he and Bindi are dancing first tonight. Dance order doesn’t matter much at this stage of the game, but I do wonder WHY they’re going first. To be underscored, or to set the bar for the rest. ~Heidi

Trios:
Sharna, Nick, and Peta
Alek, Lindsay, and Emma – Argentine Tango
Tamar, Val, and ?
Bindi, Derek, and Mark (tentative) – Jazz
Carlos, Witney, and Karina –  Samba (Song: “Dirty Work” by Austin Mahone) Charleston/jazz?

Individual Dances:

Bindi and Derek – Salsa (Song: “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” by Sia)
Dancing 1st
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Alek and Lindsay – Waltz (Song: “America The Beautiful”)
Dancing 2nd
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Carlos and Witney – Contemporary (Song: “Drag Me Down” by One Direction)
Dancing 3rd
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Nick and Sharna – Tango (song: “Scars” by Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder)
Dancing 4th
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Tamar and Val –
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Dance Off:
Bindi Versus Nick – Samba
Carlos Versus Alek – Cha Cha

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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. :-)

DWTS Season 21, Week 9 (Lame) Promo – Only Three Weeks Left!

I’m not a Tamar/Val fan, but they are getting a real hatchet job here. Tacky, producers, tacky. As Elsa said – Let it go. As Heidi says, let it f#@&ing go.  I totally believe Tamar when she was coached into saying that line (although Val should have warned her) and we’ve seen this tactic before.  Of course the celebs couldn’t possibly look bad if they didn’t give the producers material to use – but they’ve replayed this ONE CLIP so many times now that it’s just disgusting. Come ON!! It’s not like Hope Solo and Maks who gave the producers multiple instances of bad behavior – if there was a pattern here, we wouldn’t keep seeing this one clip over and over and over.  Is this the new era of DWTS??  What’s next? Making Bindi cry? Give Nick a blue teddy bear to remind people he knocked up his wife?? Make Mark propose to BC Jean? It’s a shame there’s no one in a romance so you can use your very tacky stealth cam.

November 8, 2015 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. :-)

DWTS Season 21, Week EIGHT – Dancing by the Numbers

What a week. I don’t even know where to start with how disappointed I am in the blatant shenanigans of the judges and the producers. I’m quite disgusted. It does lead me to wonder just how scripted the judges were…and clearly, how worried they are about how they are perceived by the squeaky wheels on social media (looking at you Jules).

Anyway, it’s over and done with and despite their best attempts at…whatever…I doubt they were totally successful. Bindi’s fans are rallied, Alek’s likely are as well, Nick’s are…Nick’s.  They’re likely rallied to defend their guy for his part in the “baby shower” (tm Cidra) that was Monday night. That leaves Carlos, Tamar and Alexa pretty much forgotten in the middle. I mean really, I doubt that was their intent, but at the end of the day you have three fired up fanbases who likely didn’t need firing up – and probably not what you intended at all.

As always, I could be wrong, but it seems to me that if you were looking to shake up the leader board and give Nick a boost, you SHOULDN’T tell Bindi she’s in a league of her own, that you can’t give her “10s every week” and that you’re “searching really hard for a flaw” before giving her a nine and Nick enough points to get within striking distance of her cumulative score (which WILL become important later in the season, I’m sure). First, the fans aren’t STUPID – they see why you’re “searching” and the reasons aren’t good. Second, saying all those things makes it look like some sort of conspiracy (like, why do you HAVE to look harder at her than you do at anyone else?). Third…can’t think of a third. Anyway, why not just say her shoulders looked like a problem to you and give her a 9?? Talking too much gets these judges in trouble. Read more..

November 5, 2015 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 8 – What’s Left to Dance?

I probably should have done this a couple weeks ago, during the midpoint of the season (when I usually do it), but admittedly, time kinda got away from me 🙂 But I’m actually kinda glad I waited, because I think the remaining dances are going to be of much greater importance at this phase of the competition than they were two weeks ago – because with so many strong dancers still remaining, I think it’s all gonna come down to who gets dances that suit their abilities and who doesn’t. Some have several dances left that they have the potential to ace – others are kinda screwed, with their only remaining dances being ones that their aren’t likely to do well with.

Before I throw up my table, a few points of clarification: I’ve included the core 10 dances (cha cha, samba, rumba, paso doble, jive, waltz, tango, foxtrot, quickstep, Viennese waltz), as well as what I consider to be the “extra” dances (salsa, Argentine tango, jazz, contemporary, and any other weird one-off dances – in this case, Charleston).  You’ll notice I’ve italicized waltz, salsa, & Charleston – the reason being that I don’t think everyone is going to do these dances, and they were only used previously this season in order to fit specific songs/themes. So if [insert celeb here] doesn’t get to do salsa – I highly doubt it’s going to be of much significance, since only two other contestants got to  do it and it was in a theme week. I’m not counting last week’s dance-off dances, since they were not full-length, regular dances. Also of significance: I have not included any of the coming week’s dances in the table, as we don’t know all of them – so please do not go immediately post in the comments “Bindi has Charleston! You forgot to update it!!!” I reserve the right to call you out if you do, as you clearly have not read the post…which is kinda rude. Read more..

November 4, 2015 I Written By

Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, 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. Check out some of my other work at pureamericasgottalent.com!

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Guiding A Star Through Dance

As exhibited on the 11/2/15 Dancing With The Stars show, this show is much more than dancing. The show was a study in heartbreak, heart-tugging, heart wrenching, stories from the heart. The show reveals personal stories, personal growth. The show has deeply affected the pros, stars, and the viewers in ways that not any of us had comprehended before.

The pros get so many more opportunities by being able to travel with their star. They meet many new people they would never have dreamed meeting before. Their lives are greatly enriched by this superlative Ballroom show. I love how the show is one huge 21 Season Dancing With The Stars Family! It is a thing of beauty to witness and a joy forever!

Were your eyes drippy and moist last night? Because my emotions boiled over like a beaker in a laboratory. A few of the stories resonated in my life. I’m sure they affected you in that way, too. A show that can make us feel something personally within ourselves has fulfilled its mission.

The opening was a grand, glorious, glamorous show-stopper! Showcased were the ladies and men pros in separate sequences. Blending together, we were treated to a golden showcase! Another choreography fabulous feat by Mandy Moore! The entrance of the couples was filled with peppy pizzazz! Read more..

November 3, 2015 I Written By

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Afterbuzz TV Reviews DWTS Season 21 Week 8: Do you agree or disagree with them?

It’s that time again! Afterbuzz TV reviews Dancing With The Stars Week 8. It’s only Kristyn Burtt and Diva Darv on the show this week. Let us know what you think as always. The video below goes LIVE at 7:00pm ET and you’ll be able to watch it anytime afterwards as well. See you in comments.

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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 . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.