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Dancer Confessionals For Dancing With The Stars Season 16 Week 5

As always, these confessions are always fun to watch!!

Thanks to Jimmbboe, here is the International version….

April 17, 2013 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.

Dancing With The Stars Cast Goes Straight To Rehearsals After The Results Show

Hey All…sorry, but, so far On The Red Carpet, Access Hollywood, etc, hasn’t posted any interviews after the elimination last night. I think the cast might have went straight to rehearsals being they have two dances this upcoming week? Below is PopTVDotCom with some coverage in the rehearsal parking lot last night. Note how Derek says “SAMBA BABY” as he goes into the studio!! Aly yells “TEAM SAMBA” as she goes in! Good ol’ PopTVDotCom!!!!

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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.

DWTS Season 16, Week 5 – Who Got the Boot? (SPOILERS)

Fantastic opening number by Mark and Derek!! Very different…and pretty weird. Courtney and I think Emmy nomination. Provided that the outside choreographer (Stacey Tookey this time) doesn’t steal it again.

Did Selena think she was dancing?? Just asking. :-) Tom pimped Sean and Catherine’s wedding…but it was a set up for a joke so I forgive him. ;-)  I have to say, I was getting lots of chuckles from Sean tonight. I’m starting to appreciate his sense of humor. And he likes Tristan so he can’t be all bad. :-)  Val also gets points for funnies. More on that in the Cheese I’m sure. ;-)

I was starting to regret not going with my gut when Ingo was put in jeopardy, right?? Anyway, Victor and DL were the bottom two and DL’s time finally ran out.

How did we all do??

Heidi: I was hoping for DL but figured it would be either Andy or Victor. My gut was telling me Ingo and Victor in the bottom 2. So close…

Courtney: Court said Victor was toast, with DL second from the bottom.

Vogue: Said Victor and DL in the bottom two, with Victor going home.

Winner? The whole audience…and me and Court were both pretty close. Vogue was too, really.  I need to start listening to my gut more and not waffle – I said that I felt like Andy was pulling himself out of jeopardy. So happy to be right on that one!!

ETA: By popular request: Mark and Derek’s opening pro dance – great!!


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April 16, 2013 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 16, Week 5 – Dancing by the Numbers

Okay, that turned out somewhat better than expected. For all the pimping of Maks, he ended up being a non-event – for me, anyway.  It’s rather odd, actually. I guess when you have nothing better to pimp, pimp one of the pro dancers who’s known for being a “bad boy” who’s not on this season. Ummmm…okay. I guess TPTB are just pandering to one group or another all the damn time. For those extremist Maks fans who read this site just so they can complain about us (yeah, it makes no sense to me either), the ratings were up LAST week, so if they are up again this week? Get over yourselves…it’s a trend, not an aberration. Reminds me of the Twihards who claimed they were tanking the MTV Awards this year by not watching…and they were actually UP significantly. Don’t jack with numbers, man. :-)

Mah goodness, my favorites of the night were Jacoby and Kellie – fantastic. Loved it. Zendaya is being soured for me by the pimping…and seriously? The bent legs, the instability coming out of the turns…if this girl were dancing with Derek she’d be getting hosed for being a ringer. And we’d be getting trolls out the wazoo.  But since she’s dancing with Val she essentially has rainbows shooting out her ass.  The girl is a good dancer, yes. And I like her as a person. But I have to tell you, I’m seeing a LOT of people in the comments here and on twitter who are getting REALLY good at predicting exactly what will happen. Up for 2 weeks, down for two weeks…to come roaring back to get two tens. Hello – we’ve seen this storyboarding before.  I expect someone else will get a perfect 30 next week – either Aly or Kellie, most likely. Because we have to keep it a horse race at all costs, so it can’t be Zendaya. And, as predicted, Zendaya and Val get the encore.

In the “credit where credit is due” department – Kick ass opening dance, Lacey Schwimmer!! Excellent. Loved it. Girlfriend has been honing her group choreo skills over there in Vegas and it’s paid off.  MUCH better job than Sharna did last week on the women’s number, although Lacey has the benefit of time and no celeb partner. And Sharna is doing great with Andy.

Anyway….how did our dancers do?? Read more..

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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 Tom Bergeron Interviewed About Boston Bombings, Last Night’s Show Hardest He’s Ever Done

Tony Dovolani interviewed host Tom Bergeron on the Boston bombings after Dancing With The Stars last night. Tom gets emotional…he’s sad and angry at the same time. It was the hardest show he’s ever done. Tony interviewed Aly too being she’s from Boston like Tom. More below. With that said, PureDWTS would like to extend our love, thoughts, and prayers to Tom, Aly, and everyone in and from Boston!!! The world unites in your suffering.xxxx

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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.

Louis Van Amstel And Sabrina Bryan Review Dancing With The Stars 16 Week 5

Louis Van Amstel and Sabrina Bryan weighed in on last night’s dances for Dancing With The Stars Week 5 on Good Morning America!! Below is some text from the link for who they think will be in the bottom three tonight and who is going home (please please, just don’t let it be Andy. Let it be D.L. or Victor instead. Andy is so much better than the other two.)

Who’s Going Home?

Sabrina: The bottom three, in my opinion, are Victor, DL, and Andy. With Victor having a turn-around this week, I think that it’s between our two comedians for who goes home this week. So far, Cheryl’s fans have saved her and DL from even hitting the bottom two, and as we all know with this competition, no one is safe.

Louis: I’m worried for DL, Victor, and Andy, but I think Victor goes home. He’s been in the bottom two twice now.

You can read more of what Louis and Sabrina think of each individual dance at Good Morning America!! I think GMA will also be posting some video coverage too with Sabrina and Louis shortly. Be watching for it here.

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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.

It’s Stevie Wonder Week On Dancing With The Stars Week 6, Interviews After Last Night’s Dance

What another great night of tv last night on Dancing With The Stars!! If you haven’t given us your reviews and ranked the couples, be sure you do so when you get time today in Courtney’s fun new Power Rankings Post here. Stay tuned for Heidi’s new “Numbers” post in a bit as well for her thoughts and predictions for who is going home tonight. For now, let’s get the couples reactions with George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet. He finds out some dance info for next week already. Note too how Maks is interviewed as well….

First up, Kellie and Derek. Kellie is glad she didn’t “butcher” the dance last night and is happy with her dance. Derek talks of how much he loves Kellie and wants to her to be really good. He was so proud of her last night especially with shorter time to practice. Everyone will dance to a Stevie Wonder song next week and they have the Quick Step. They almost didn’t air the show last night because of the bombs in Boston, but, Derek is glad they did to offer some positivity and comfort. For more on these two, see Pure Derek Hough.

Jacoby tried to point his toes last night, but God made his feet for a reason. He’s excited to bring some “soul” next week with a Stevie Wonder song. George praises Jacoby’s positive attitude. Their prayers go out to Boston.

Maks joins Zendaya and Val in their interview with George. He thinks it was a good idea to bring back the older pros and the response was amazing last night. He also never said he “left”. He also says his new relationship with General Hospital isn’t over. Val talks of how great it was to have Maks and Anna join them. He loved the energy and it was great to get their help. Zendaya says this was the hardest week so far and she is so happy and thankful for last night’s 10′s. If Maks were a betting man, he sees the next Beyonce in Zendaya. George asks them about next week, but, Val doesn’t let out much info. He wants to savor last night’s moments. Maks explains the differences between he and Val’s choreographing styles.

Andy and Sharna! George praises Andy for having the best entrance ever on Dancing With The Stars. Even though they only got 6′s, Andy said they had the best time. Sharna said the song itself made their Paso Doble the most challenging to dance. If they make it to next week, they hope they get Stevie’s “Superstition” song. Andy is a little down and hopes he still gets to stay on the show for the fun he’s having.

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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.

DWTS 16, Week 5 – Power Rankings

Well, side-by-side challenge night went about as well as can be expected when you put complete amateurs (well, and a ringer or two…) next to seasoned pros with years of experience under their belts.  If nothing else, it let us see some sorely missed pros doing what they do best :-) The judges have made it pretty clear at this point who their favorites are (ZENDAYA, Kellie, Jacoby, & Aly), who they are lukewarm about (Sean & Ingo), and who is disposable (Victor, D.L., and unfortunately, now Andy), and seem to be scoring accordingly.  And dare I say that many of the pros came out dancing at full throttle…but noticeably slowed down and calmed down when the celebs joined them on the floor? No bueno.  And god bless Tom for soldiering through what had to be a tough night for Bostonians :-( Let’s get on with it…

1.) Zendaya & Val – It was a good dance, and I was actually impressed with Val’s first venture into Argentine tango choreography – and thankfully, he seemed to eschew the multitude of lifts big bro seems so fond of, and put in some good basic steps.  Zendaya handled pretty well, and I liked the jewel thief storyline – I was worried they were going to go more the smut route, which would have felt…icky. But this was appropriate :-) So that was the good – now here’s the bad: I don’t think it was 10-worthy.  Sorry kids.  Once again, I find myself just fixated on how BENT Zendaya’s legs are – yes, I am aware she is tall, and yes, Argentine tango is usually done with a flexed knee.  But girl was damn near SQUATTING – and consequently, it made her upper body look that much more flimsy when they were in hold.  I hate when tall people (male or female) try to compensate for a shorter dance partner – it almost always looks awkward, and you don’t get the full impact of their lines.  I say stand up straight and forget about who’s taller – the bf has 2 female students that have a good 3” on him in heels, and when they’re dancing to the full extent, it’s MAGICAL…their legs just go on forever.  You don’t even  worry about who’s taller, because the lines are so gorgeous.  So with that said – these two are obviously safe (and thankfully, there were no Twitter machinations this week to tip things in their favor), but I do think Zendaya’s legs will continue to be an issue in the coming weeks.

2.) Kellie & Derek – I’ve always loved Derek’s foxtrots, and the Broadway quality & character they have to them.  This was no exception – great side-by-side, playful choreography, and Kellie seemed to handle the sweeping motions of the foxtrot well.  She seemed to get a bit stiff in her neck and shoulders at a few times, which looked a bit awkward, but other than that, she handled this routine well and I liked watching her do it.  I think she probably came the closest to mirroring her pro counterpart tonight – and I think she has Derek to thank for not dumbing down the choreography, because in most of the routines, the pros went from dancing full-on, difficult steps to dancing simple, kindergarten steps without much energy.  It gave me whiplash, at times.  But the transition in this one felt seamless – the way Kellie was keeping up, it felt more like another pro couple joining Henry & Anna on the floor, rather than “Oh sh*t, here comes the celeb, better slow it down…NOW!” So even if Kellie “doesn’t like Derek’s ways” – I think it was those “ways” that probably helped her look so good tonight.  ;-)   Read more..

April 15, 2013 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!

DWTS16 Week 5 Previews From 5 Returning Pros, Pre-Party, Costume Teasers, And More

Tony Dovolani, Maks Chmerkovskiy, and some of the cast did a Dancing With The Stars segment today for Good Morning America. Tony begins by taking us to what the ballroom looks like “naked” without the lights, the costumes, etc.. Then they show Maks. He teases us about a big pro number and one of the biggest we’ve ever seen on the show. Chelsie Hightower, Tristan MacManus, and Anna Trebunskaya also peek in to say they “are back” too. They also show some brief rehearsal footage and some costume teasers as well (beautiful!!). You can watch this fun segment at this link.

Also, when you get some time today, be sure you take in the new ABC Dancing With The Stars Pre-Party! Tristan MacManus joins in the fun to discuss Dorothy and tonight’s dances. Here he is talking about a “show stopper” for the show like Maks on GMA. It’s so good to see him again, isn’t it?!!

You can watch more of this Pre-Party here.

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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.

Dancing with the Stars Season 16, Week 5 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Welcome to DWTS! Our gimmick for the week is having each couple dance side by side with a pro couple. NO! We can’t just have dancing, we have to keep throwing crap at the wall to see what sticks!! We’re counting on you being too blind to our machinations, silly people!

Ahem. Anyway, this is my stab at getting the pro couples who are dancing with each celeb couple – if you see something wrong, or if you know something I don’t, please let me know in the comments. I’ve been so busy this week that I’ve had a hard time keeping up.

I tried to put these in a logical order, also making sure that the same pro doesn’t have two dances in a row.

ETA: Off by one on DL and Cheryl, which made me revise my own order. :-)

ETA2: Court here, doing a drive-by on Heidi’s behalf, since she is currently traveling. THRILLED TO BITS to hear Andy & Sharna got the pimp spot!!! :-D Disclaimer: if a couple doesn’t have a dance order by their name, they are in no particular order.  Too busy and too discombobulated to take any guesses about the remainder of the running order :-P

ETA3: Henry confirms that Kellie & Derek are up 6th.  For those who have asked, no, I do not know for sure whether DWTS will get preempted by the coverage of the Boston Marthon explosion.  Judging from the tweets I’m seeing from various cast members, it looks at this moment like the show is going to go on as planned.  If for some reason it doesn’t, they WILL tape it and air it at some other time – according to our source, it’s “too expensive” to go to the trouble of setting everything up again.  Will let you guys know if we hear anything…prayers and positive energy to everyone in Boston :-(

Ingo and Kym – Cha cha cha
Pro Couple: Tony and Emma
Dancing 1st
Voting # 1-800-868-3403

Zendaya and Val – A. Tango
Pro Couple: Maks and Anna
Voting # 1-800-868-3406

Aly and Mark – Samba
Pro Couple: Tony and Whitney
Dancing 4th
Voting # 1-800-868-3408

Sean and Peta – Quickstep
Pro Couple: Tristan and Chelsie
Dancing 5th
Voting # 1-800-868-3407

Kellie and Derek – Foxtrot
Pro Couple: Henry and Anna
Dancing 6th
Voting # 1-800-868-3401

Victor and Lindsay – V. Waltz
Pro Couple: Emma and Tristan
Voting # 1-800-868-3402

DL and Cheryl –  Tango
Pro Couple: Chelsie and Sasha
Dancing 7th
Voting # 1-800-868-3405

Jacoby and Karina – Jive (??)
Pro Couple: Maks and Anna
Voting # 1-800-868-3412

Andy and Sharna – Paso Doble
Pro Couple: Emma and Sasha
Dancing 9th
Voting # 1-800-868-3411

Henry Byalikov Anna Trebunskaya Derek Hough and Kellie Pickler at Rehearsal

Ingo Jacoby and their kids

Pro Rehearsal 2

Zendaya and Val

April 14, 2013 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. :-)