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Dancing with the Stars Season 21 THE FINALE Night Two – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Who’s going to win!! Not too much longer till we find out. 🙂

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T-minus 30 minutes…

LOVED the opening number. Made me get in the Christmas spirit.

Alfonso is rooting for Bindi…and the staging in the Ballroom is hopeful. Don’t disappoint me DWTS.

Holy crap, this show is two hours long?? CRAP.

Kim and Hayes seem like eons ago, actually.  She has less rhythm than I remember. Music is live since the just screwed it up.

I still love you, Victor, you little ball of fun hips. 😀

Haha Tom Bergeron!!

Hayley makes a damn good Maryanne.

That “Carlos, yer gonna die, hahaha” from Alek KILLS me every time. 😀

I see two male pros that I don’t recognize, and one female earlier. Who are these people?

So, Victor redid his dance with the sombrero and it actually stuck this time. 🙂 But did he fall down? I turned away for one second. I was watching Bindi and Derek on All Access.

Andy Grammer singing “Right about now” – great job. Love that song.

Bwah – Gary made those outtakes. Then when his dance is starting him looking at Anna going “WHAT??”

LOVE THIS SONG “Xs and Os” I think it’s called?

Seems like Alexa and Mark’s Breaking Bad dance was danced with more confidence by Alexa this time around. I dug it.

Gary is the reason why little kids cry when they see Santa. 🙂 Loved that bit – Gary as Santa, Paula as Mrs Clause and Victor as an Elf. 🙂

Congrats to Mark Ballas and BC Jean! I think they have a hit on their hands. I’m seriously addicted to that song “Roses and Violets”.

Andy Grammer and Chaka Kahn?? Perfection.  And I love all the dancing going on on this finale – actual BALLROOM. Take notes Rob Wade – there is no reason the whole season can’t be like this.

Okay, the fusion.

First is Nick, who had a rough transition to Salsa and she didn’t really fuse the dances – they actually stopped right in the middle and switched styles.

But of course, Julianne is going to stand up and rave with OTT praise.  It’d give it a 28 or 29, but I imagine it will get a 30.

Lindsay: “Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle, let’s friken dance” LOL

Notice how Alek and Lindsay switched styles without stopping the dance? Pretty damn good. Better than Nick.

I suspect based on what Julianne just said, that they’re leveling the scores tonight, that whole “We have to remember this was 24 hours..”  Okay forget I said that, they just lowballed him. He actually danced better than Nick did.

Bindi makes me fucking cry in her package for a damn ChaCha AT!! This girl!! Unbelievable.

Nick actually has a very good singing voice. Like this song. Showing highlights from all three couples. Very nice.

THIRD PLACE – Alek Skarlatos. I think that 6 point deficit did him in.

And the winner is…

BINDI IRWIN!!!

I have to say, Bruno and Julianne lifted Bindi up…even Sharna and and Nick cheered for Bindi. And Bindi almost gives Tony a concussion with the Trophy.  I’m crying.

November 24, 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 Finals Night 2: 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.

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

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

November 23, 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.

DWTS21 Semi-Finals Fashion Post! Along with a couple more goodies

I still haven’t been able to see the whole semi-finals episode, I had a child related commitment, and missed most of the first hour. It’s okay, I thought, I have the DVR set to record every episode, I’ll just watch the next day! Except…. Kids had been hitting that record button to record things they will never get around to going back and watching, and there wasn’t enough space, so NONE of it recorded! They “got” to sit down after school and delete everything they’ve recorded on the DVR that they aren’t going to go back and watch, because there was NO WAY I was willing to not have next week recorded.  My satellite provider isn’t one of the chosen ones that will allow me to watch the show on the abc website the next day, so I don’t really want to comment much on the show itself, until after the finals when they finally release it so EVERYONE can watch. *sigh* Unless someone has a solution so that I can watch what I missed?

So, on to FASHION!

Erin’s blog is up over at People. I do like the white dress, and it did look good on her, but considering how much she moves around from one end of the ballroom to another, and up and down stairs, it MAY not have been the best choice, in my opinion.

Carrie Ann’s blog is up over at Parade, and you can find the discussion over here. I really liked her look this week! It was a good look for her.

Julianne’s blog is up over at  InStyle. She looked really great this week, but anytime she wears her hair so straight and sleek, I always miss the texture that she normally has. And personally, I prefer less make up, but she did look stunning, even if it may not be one of my top choices.

Who was your best dressed this week? Read more..

November 19, 2015 I Written By

Just a typical, ordinary DWTS fan..

The Dancing Poetry Corner – A Potpourri of Dance – Semi-Finals Swing Style

I will preface my writing with my continued thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims of the Paris attacks. Also, for the entire situation, the ramifications near, far and wide. God be with Paris and God be with us all.

My heartfelt sympathies also for the death of the father of fellow columnist Voguerista. God be with her and her family.

Season 21 is drawing to a close. How can that be! It seems like we just saw the Cast Announcement on Good Morning America. The journeys of the cast have been highlighted culminating in the four pairs who have advanced to the Semi-Finals. A potpourri of many styles of dancing were highlighted.

The opening was another unique feat of choreography by Mandy Moore. Featuring circles of light and interchangeable pairs, the pros were in the spotlights! Albeit brief, the opening was a prelude to the introduction of the semi-finalists.

A special dance, a Foxtrot, was performed by Val and Jenna. To the music of “Here”, it was a dance of seduction, sharp, with polished finesse. It was gorgeous, glamorous, hot, sizzling, scrumptious! Stunning lifts were executed by this seasoned, professional pair!

The packages of the four pairs were extended to include more of their stories. Family and friends shared their perspectives. They were understandably beaming with pride! Their loved one is their own personal star!

Please join me for: Read more..

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Resident DWTS Poet

PureDWTS 21 Semi-Finals: Watch DWTS All Access “Behind The Scenes” HERE!

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

November 16, 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.

DWTS Season 21 Finale to be Taped at the Grove, LA

A “Hollywood Landmark” Tom said this past Monday – here I was thinking the El Capitan Theater, or Hollywood & Highland…or something like that. But…I guess the Grove would be fine. It’s all decorated for Christmas. From the Grove’s Website:

Join us for a live taping of the season finale of ABC`s Dancing with the Stars at The Grove on Tuesday, November 24, and watch your favorite performers battle it out for the Mirrorball Trophy!

Taping will take place from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited.

November 15, 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. :-)

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Double The Dancing Pleasure – Duets Style

I was toying with how to write this week in light of the drama in the Ballroom on Monday night. I decided to address the drama and then go on to writing as usual.

So much has been said about the situation of Tamar, how the show handled the drama, etc. Was she brave for returning to dance? Should she have returned at all? Was how the show handled the situation the proper way to do it? Was Alexa dismissed unfairly? Was Tamar unfair in not withdrawing and allowing Alexa to have the possibility of continuing? I certainly don’t know the answers to those questions.

What I do know is pneumonia and blood clots in lungs and anywhere in the body are serious business. My 94 year old Mother is recovering from pneumonia. She is doing better. My late husband developed blood clots in his legs during his cancer ordeal. He was already severely weakened from the cancer. Of course blood clots need to be caught and dealt with, if possible, to avoid them traveling, breaking off, and causing death.

My prayers and good thoughts are with Tamar for clearing up of the clots and being restored to health. That is the most important thing. The questions I mentioned may have a bit of importance, too. But, first and foremost is that Tamar gets well. The drama that happened is unfortunate but it is past. It is on to the show next Monday night. And on to my writing about this week’s Monday night’s show.

When I was thinking about a way to write about the show, I thought of the commercial of the past – Double Your Pleasure – Double Your Fun – With Doublemint, Doublemint, Doublemint Gum. The show offered us a new concept this week – Duet Dances to Showstopper Tunes and Shows. I was excited to see what the dancers would come up with for this concept. I was not disappointed.

Please join me for:

Double The Dancing Pleasure – Duets Style

Duets Style – Cirque Du Soliel – Beatles Love – Las Vegas
Nick and Sharna and Tamar and Val – Rumba
Cirque Du Soliel – Hey Jude
With Las Vegas Show Dancers
Aerial Work, Umbrella Props and a Confetti Explosion

A psychedelic dream, protection of a partner
Fabulous fun, brilliant choreography
All about Love, Nick became a leading man aiding Tamar

Duets Style – A New York Broadway Show – Chicago
Bindi and Derek and Mark and Alexa – Jazz/Charleston
Chicago – All That Jazz – Hot Honey Rag
With Troupe Assist

Superb hat and hand choreography, perfect team work
Darling duo Bindi and Alexa, scoring a strike
Jazzy, snazzy, full of pizzazzy precision, Broadway Bonanza

Duets Style – A Cruise Ship Show – We Will Rock You
Alek and Lindsay and Carlos and Lindsay – Paso Doble
We Will Rock You
With Troupe Assist

Rocking beats, spectacular lifts, overall great
Duo of Alek and Carlos – Paso moves
Pulsating drum beats, with a color explosion

The pairs provided a dynamic show! Each one exciting on their own!

Concept – A Cool Cat
Nick and Sharna – Quickstep
A Cool Cat in Town
With Artem and Alan

Broadway feel, with finesse, brilliant, bright
Dazzling, debonair work with Nick, Alan and Artem
Delicious movements, crisp, clear, clean, in the zone

Concept – Representing a Struggle
Alexa and Mark – Contemporary
Make It Rain

With raw emotion and deep feelings, lifting a spirit
Story told through specific, structured movements
Mirroring a dark drama as strength is born

Concept – A Dance With A Blindfold
Derek and Bindi – Viennese Waltz
Roses and Violets

Spectacular, special, with superb lines, taking risks
Mesmerizing, magnificent, maturity of dance
Connect with clarity, honesty, as a sunrise of hope

Concept – A Playboy Out of Miami Vice
Alek and Lindsay – Salsa
Back it Up
With Troupe Gals

With swagger, good presentation of character
Having fun with the girls, a Miami Vice feel
Letting hair down, bright, sparkly

Concept – Judged on Rehearsal Performance
Tamar and Val – Contemporary
Wicked Game
With Artem and Jenna

Mirror images, with emotional strength
Beautiful lines and beautiful movements
A great concept which was genuine and real

Concept – A Great Dance
Witney and Carlos – Argentine Tango
What Do You Mean

Copied movements on either side of a door
As if in a dysfunctional relationship, very well done
Sharp, staccato movements, lovely lines and footwork

The ending drama in the Ballroom was the elimination of Alexa and Mark. After growing into a special, spectacular dancer, Alexa’s time was over. It is so hard seeing anyone go at this point of all of the seasons. Those remaining have matured into dancers of beauty!

Next week the popular Trio Dances return. I always love those dances! I can’t wait to see who is chosen to work with the couples. And what they have come up with for their exciting dances!

See You Around The Dancing With The Stars Bend!

Written By Lois A Troutman, November 11, 2015

November 13, 2015 I Written By

Resident DWTS Poet

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 9 – Tamar Braxton Withdraws from DWTS, Cancels Remainder of Tour

Before I begin, please everyone send some love to @Voguerista – her father passed away unexpectedly yesterday, and all of us at Pure have a heavy heart today 🙁 I never had the pleasure of meeting her dad, but to produce someone as benevolent, kind, and hard-working as our little Vogue? He must have been one extraordinary man. 🙂 Prayers to Vogue & her family during this difficult time.

Well, according to Tamar’s Instagram, she is withdrawing from DWTS on the advice of doctors – she’s currently suffering from multiple pulmonary embolisms in her lungs:

With a Heavy heart I regret to inform you that my season of #dwts has to come to an end along with the rest of my tour dates with @musicbykem. After yesterday’s final #dwts performance I went back to the hospital (after the doctors didn’t want me to leave in the first place) only to find out that I don’t have pneumonia but something way more serious and that is having several P.E.’s (blood clots in both sides of my lungs) As you all know I will be the first to always encourage anyone to push through any obstacle that comes along one’s way. But in this case, my health is my current obstacle. .. And in TRUE #tamartian form I must go about this the exact same way as I would anything else. I woke up to a mirror and saw myself this morning and that makes me the winner because that almost wasn’t the case. 🏆Take care of yourselves… I love you and thank you ALL for your support❤️ p.s. Big hugs and kisses to my boo @iamvalc for being beyond a friend, brother and the BEST partner EVER😘🙌🏽🙌🏾

A photo posted by To (@tamarbraxtonher) on

First of all, I wish Tamar nothing but the best and I’m sending prayers & positive vibes her way – I lost my aunt to a P.E. 12 years ago, and when Mama Spence was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, they were fortunate enough to catch two P.E.’s and stop them in their tracks before they could really cause some damage.  They are even MORE serious than pneumonia, as you can die in a matter of minutes if one breaks loose.  She is absolutely doing the right thing by withdrawing and cancelling the remainder of her tour dates in order to attend to her health.  I vaguely recall her sister Toni suffering from the same affliction several years back before being diagnosed with lupus – P.E.’s can be a symptom, so there may be life-altering consequences for Tamar if she, too, suffers from an autoimmune disease.  I can only imagine how scary this must be for her.

All that being said, I can’t help but feel frustrated at the fact that she left the hospital against doctor’s orders on Monday night to come dance (rather lackadaisically, I might add), made it through to next week, and Alexa got sent home…only to have Tamar turn around and withdraw about 24 hours later. Not only was she seriously endangering her life by dancing (think about what could have happened if one of those clots broke loose on live tv), but had she withdrawn on Monday – Alexa might still be with us.  And while I’ve seen some on Twitter already entertaining the notion of Alexa returning, I just don’t see how they could – when she was voted off, they shut down her voting number.  My guess is that they will either not eliminate anyone on Monday, let all 4 remaining couples into the finale, and combine the totals from weeks 10 & 11 to determine the winner; or opt for a 3 person finale and eliminate one more couple. But who knows…

What do you guys think?

November 11, 2015 I Written By

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 on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence

Dancing With The Stars Week 9 HQ Photos Of The Cast And Dances

Below are some breathtaking photos from Dancing With The Stars last night! You can click on any of the photos to see more. Who had your favorite costumes this time? I loved Derek & Bindi’s, Mark & Alexa’s, and Sharna & Nick’s costumes the most.

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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.