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Dancing with the Stars Winner (My Prediction)

In preparation for the finals of Dancing with the Stars next week, I decided I’d make a little prediction on who is going to be the Dancing with the Stars 2008 Winner. Let me make it easy for everyone:

BROOKE BURKE and DEREK HOUGH

Not only do Brooke and Derek deserve to win Dancing with the Stars, but Derek has a fan base as large or larger than any of the stars. Add in Brooke’s ability to use social media (See Brooke’s Blog) and you have a couple that will be unbeatable in the finals.

The reality of the Dancing with the Stars finals is that the judges scores are almost exactly the same for each couple. In the finals, America’s vote is what truly decides the winner. This year they have added a small twist having a Samba Face-Off (each dance set to the same song). Dancing to the same song will offer a little more differentiation to the couples as opposed to each couple just re-dancing one of their previous dances. However, it’s always been almost scripted that the final show is a celebration of the last 3 couples talent.

My only concern is that I think that Lacey and Lance will do a really great Freestyle. Lacey’s experience on So You Think You Can Dance should allow her to create what I think could be the best Dancing with the Stars freestyle of all time. Plus, Lacey and Lance do have a pretty nice following too. However, my theory is that more women vote for their favorites and more women will like Derek and Brooke, the mom, than those women that will like the rebellious Lacey and Lance.

Warren and Kym are a wonderful couple. Kym is one of the most beautiful and creative dancers on the show. Warren is hilarious and I’ve loved him since I first saw him blow up an offensive line. However, I just don’t think they have the fan following that will get them the win. Plus, I’m almost certain that they’ll be at least a couple points behind the other 2 couples. Warren is amazing for a 300 pounder, but not anywhere near as refined as the other 2. I will love to see what type of lifts Warren does in the freestyle. Considering his strength and Kym’s slight frame, they could do some really amazing lifts. I expect Warren will throw her around like a little rag-a-doll.

Still don’t believe me. Then, look at the numbers from this season.
Couple – Average Score
Brooke & Derek – 26.5
Warren & Kym – 24.4
Lance & Lacey – 23.9

If you’re still not sure, just remember one final reason. Brooke choking last week is the biggest reason she’s going to win. Previously, her fans would have been lackadaisical and many wouldn’t have worried about voting. Her poor performance last week will inspire her fans to vote in enormous fashion.

November 21, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Talented Dancing on Dancing with the Stars

Both the stars and the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars are incredible talents. Tonight’s semi final performance was when the Dancing with the Stars talent really starts to show. The dancers are so refined and have been trained so well that each of the performances is incredible.

As usual, here’s a list of all the music performed by the talented band. I have a few missing, but will update them as I find them.

Brooke & Derek danced a Jive to the song “The House is Rockin'”—Brian Setzer Orchestra The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Guitar Slinger - The House Is Rockin'

Brooke & Derek danced a Salsa to the song “Barbarabatiri”—Tito Puente Beny Moré - Musical Gold - Barbarabatiri

Cody & Julianne danced a Paso Doble to the song “Le Disko”—Shiny Toy Guns Shiny Toy Guns - We Are Pilots - Le Disko

Cody & Julianne danced a Salsa to the song “Juventud de Presente”—Tito Puente Tito Puente, Jr. - En los Pasos de Mi Padre - Juventud del Presente

Warren & Kym danced a Mambo to the song “Tequila”—The Champs The Champs - Greatest Hits / Tequila - Tequila

Warren & Kym danced a Jitterbug to the song “That Old Black Magic”—Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis, Jr. - Sammy Davis, Jr.: The Decca Years - That Old Black Magic

Lance & Lacey danced a Mambo to the song “Straight…to Number One”—Touch and Go Touch and Go - I Find You Very Attractive - Straight To?Number One

Lance & Lacey danced a Jitterbug to the song “Jim Dandy”—Black Oak Arkansas Black Oak Arkansas - High on the Hog - Jim Dandy

November 18, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Songs from Final 5 Dancing with the Stars Couples

5 Couples left on Dancing with the Stars and with 2 dances for each couple this was an intense night of dancing and broad range of music. Also, make sure to check out the songs from the previous Dancing with the Stars.

Cody & Edyta danced a Foxtrot to the song “Call Me Irresponsible”—Jimmy Van Heusen
John Bunch - John Bunch, At the Nola Penthouse, Salutes Jimmy Van Heusen - Call Me Irresponsible
Cody & Edyta danced a Mambo to the song “My Way”—Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys - Sacred - My Way
Brooke & Derek danced a Tango to the song “Tango Diabolo”—Christa Behnke
Christa Behnke - Allweil lustig, fesch und munter, Folge 3 - Tango Diabolo
Brooke & Derek danced a Mambo to the song “Cuban Mambo”—Xavier Cugat
Xavier Cugat - The Original Latin Dance King - Cuban Mambo
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Quickstep to the song “Puttin’ on the Ritz”—Irving Berlin
Fred Astaire - The Irving Berlin Songbook - Puttin' On The Ritz
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Paso Doble to the song “Let It Rock”—Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne
Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne - Let It Rock - Single - Let It Rock
Lance & Lacey danced a Foxtrot to the song “Sweet Pea”—Amos Lee
Amos Lee - Supply and Demand - Sweet Pea
Lance & Lacey danced a Samba to the song “1 Thing”—Amerie
Amerie - Touch - 1 Thing
Warren & Kym danced a Tango to the song “Peter Gunn Theme”—Henry Mancini
HENRY MANCINI - Ultimate Mancini - Peter Gunn Theme (Peter Gunn Suite)
Warren & Kym danced a Jive to the song “Hallelujah I Love Her So”—Ray Charles
Ray Charles - Ray Charles - Hallelujah, I Love Her So

November 10, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Paso, Foxtrot, ChaCha, Waltz, and Rumba Music

Tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars was highlighted by a couple group numbers with 3 couples in each group. I like the little bit of a twist in the show. It was also nice to see Edyta back on the show even if Cody probably really missed Julianne and Julianne really wanted to be on the show (per her mom who I talked to about 30 minutes ago).

Here’s the list of all the music from tonight’s show:

Warren & Kym danced a Foxtrot to the song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”—Diana Krall
Diana Krall - Only Trust Your Heart - Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?
Susan & Tony danced a Paso Doble to the song “The Ride”—James Horner
James Horner - The Mask of Zorro (Music from the Motion Picture) - The Ride
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Cupid Shuffle”—Cupid
Cupid - Time for a Change - Cupid Shuffle
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle - EP - Cupid Shuffle – Music Video
Cody & Edyta danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?”—Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams - Don Juan DeMarco - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
Lance & Lacey danced a Rumba to the song “Your Body Is a Wonderland”—John Mayer
John Mayer - Room for Squares - Your Body Is a Wonderland
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Your Body Is a Wonderland – Music Video
Brooke & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “Lullaby of Birdland”—Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best of Ella Fitzgerald - Lullaby of Birdland
Lance & Lacey and Cody & Edyta and Susan & Tony danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song “Mercy”—Duffy
Team Cha-Cha-Cha – Duffy - Rockferry - Mercy
Mercy – Music Video
Brooke & Derek and Maurice & Cheryl and Warren & Kym danced a Paso Doble to the song “Rocks”—Primal Scream
Team Paso Doble – Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up - Rocks

November 4, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Music from Dancing with the Stars Top 7

I think it’s about time that Cloris goes home. I wish the judges would just judge her properly. She didn’t even deserve 5’s this time. She was horrible. Corky deserves a high number, but Cloris nothing.

Maurice & Cheryl danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Gravity—John Mayer
John Mayer - Continuum - Gravity
Lance & Lacey danced a Jive to the song Tutti Frutti—Little Richard
Little Richard - Little Richard: All-Time Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions) - Tutti-Frutti
Susan & Tony danced a Mambo to the song Si Señor-Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Mi Tierra - Si Senor!...
Brooke & Derek danced a Rumba to the song No Air—Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown
Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - Jordin Sparks - No Air
No Air (Duet With Chris Brown) – Original Chris and Jordin music video
Cloris & Corky danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to the song Come See About Me—The Supremes
The Supremes - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Come See About Me
Cody & Julianne danced a Samba to the song Whine Up—Kat DeLuna and Elephant Man
Kat DeLuna featuring Elephant Man - Whine Up (Remixes) - EP - Whine Up
Whine Up (English Version) – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced a Rumba to the song Irreplaceable—Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé - B'Day - Irreplaceable
Irreplaceable – Original Beyonce music video
Dancing with the Stars Old School Hip Hop group dance to the song It Takes Two-Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - Profilin' the Hits - It Takes Two

October 27, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Music October 20, 2008

Check out all the Dancing with the Stars music from October 20, 2008 where they introduced new dances and therefore an interesting mix of new music.

Lance & Lacey danced a West Coast Swing to the song “Breakin’ Dishes”—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Breakin' Dishes
Toni & Alec danced a West Coast Swing to the song “The Way You Make Me Feel”—Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson - Essential Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
The Way You Make Me Feel – Original Music Video
Susan & Tony danced a Hustle to the song “Upside Down”—Diana Ross
Diana Ross - Number 1's: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Upside Down
Warren & Kym danced a Hustle to the song “Funky Town”—Lipps Inc.
Lipps, Inc. - Shrek 2 - Funkytown
Cloris & Corky danced a Salsa to the song “Tres Deseos”—Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan - Dance With Me (Music from the Motion Picture) - Tres Deseos (Three Wishes)
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Salsa to the song “Everything I Can’t Have”—Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke - The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Deluxe Edition) - Everything I Can't Have
Brooke & Derek danced a Jitterbug to the song “Don’t Be Cruel”—Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits - Don't Be Cruel
Cody & Julianne danced a Jitterbug to the song “Big Time Operator”—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Big Time Operator

October 21, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Samba Music and Tango Music from Dancing with the Stars

Check out all the samba music and tango music from tonight’s episode of Dancing with the Stars.

Maurice & Cheryl danced a Samba to the song That’s the way I like it—K.C. & the Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band - The Best of KC & The Sunshine Band - That's the Way (I Like It)
Cody & Julianne danced a Tango to the song Bohemian Like You—The Dandy Warhols
The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia - Bohemian Like You
Toni & Alec danced a Samba to the song Amor a la mexicana—Thalia
Thalia - Amor a la Mexicana - Amor a la Mexicana
Amor a la Mexicana – Original Music Video
Cloris & Corky danced a Tango to the song “The Big Date” from Addams Family Values—Mark Shaiman
Marc Shaiman - Addams Family Values - The Big Date
Rocco & Karina danced a Samba to the song I Go To Rio—Peter Allen
Peter Allen - The Very Best of Peter Allen: The Boy from Down Under - I Go to Rio
Susan & Tony danced a Tangoto the song “La Bohemia”—Electric Dub Tango
Electro Dub Tango - Electro Dub Tango - La Bohemia
Brooke & Derek danced a Samba to the song Hip Hip Chin Chin—Club des Belugas
Club Des Belugas - Night Over Rio - Latin Flavoured Lounge & Club Tunes - Hiphip Chinchin
Lance & Lacey danced a Tango to the song Disturbia—Rihanna
Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Disturbia
Disturbia – Original Music Video
Warren & Kym danced a Samba to the song Bounce With Me—Kreesha Turner
Kreesha Turner - Bounce With Me - Single - Bounce With Me

October 13, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Download all the Dancing with the Stars Music – Misty May Gone

UPDATE: All of the music from Dancing with the Stars will be posted as soon as possible at that link.

It was a sad day for true Dancing with the Stars fans, because Misty May is injured and no longer on the show. Still a ton of great competitors and we have no clue who is really going to win this year. However, I would have liked to see Misty May finish developing herself on the show. I felt like she never broke out in her dancing.

Ok, Misty May aside, here’s the list of all the Dancing with the Stars music from tonight’s episode of DWTS.

Susan & Tony danced a Jive to the song Why Do Fools Fall in Love sung by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers
Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers - Doo Wop Classics, Vol. 4 - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Lance & Lacey danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Let Me Leave sung by Marc Broussard
Marc Broussard - Carencro - Let Me Leave
Maurice & Cheryl danced a Jive to the song Rock Around the Clock sung by Bill Haley & His Comets
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock - Rock Around the Clock
Rocco & Karina danced a Viennese Waltz to the song What’s New Pussycat? sung by Tom Jones
Tom Jones - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat?
Warren & Kym danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Lovin’ U sung by Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor - Lovin' U
Cody & Julianne danced a Jive to the song Call Me The Breeze sung by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping - Call Me the Breeze
Toni & Alec danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Für Elise sung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven - Brahms' Lullaby and Other Classical Music for Children - Fur Elise
Cloris & Corky danced a Jive to the song The Girl Can’t Help It sung by Little Richard
Little Richard - The Georgia Peach - The Girl Can't Help It
Brooke & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song Daughters sung by John Mayer
John Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
John Mayer - Video Triple Play - Daughters – Original Music Video
Check out all the previous songs from Dancing with the Stars.

October 6, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Elimination Show – September 30,2008

Check out Jessica Simpson on Dancing with the Stars. She’s gone country…ok enough of that. The Judges Choice was by far the most memorable dance from last night. I think the black pleather and Kym’s ability to lean back like the Matrix makes the Matrix dance the best.

September 30, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Videos

Tonight was an awesome night on Dancing with the Stars. I think it was the fact that it was Rhumba and Paso Doble night on Dancing with the Stars. Very sexy and very beautiful. I’ve already posted the Dancing with the Stars music for your reference.


**Click on the arrows on the sides to skip to the next dance

Which dancers or routines are your favorite?

September 29, 2008 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.