My cynical side (which is more than a “side” at this point and more like 2 thirds), says that “Decades” week is a cluster f@#k waiting to happen. I mean really, there are some craptastic decades for music and this is a show that has real trouble picking appropriate music when NOT limited to specific decades. …Read more
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:::sigh::: Tired of the pimpage. Real tired. I guess we’re not putting Laurie in the first half of the show until it no longer matters. Like week 8, perhaps.
I see Pitbull is still afraid to have a male dancer anywhere in hi vicinity unless it’s like a flash mob. He’s gotta have Witney and Sharna on his arm doing the very complicated choreography of hair flipping and looking sexy. :::yawn:::
Derek, at least, was hilarious in the opening. Actually, the whole opening was unintentionally hilarious.
Dang, Pitbull can’t even sit next to a guy…what’s he afraid of? Boy cooties?
Results before the dancing? HATE.
Ryan and Cheryl are safe and dancing first. No kidding.
Is that a really bad contouring job on Ryan or my imagination? Or on purpose? Disappointed in Cheryl’s choreo this week, while I appreciate day glow.
Julianne’s hair is…big. I think it looks good actually. But…he nailed it? Ummm…kind. Okay that overall score was pretty kind.
James and Sharna are safe.
Terra and Sasha are safe.
Amber and Maks are in jeopardy.
Marilu and Derek are Safe.
Damn, if only I had a prayer of looking as good as Marilu when I get to be her age. Dang.
Loved Terra’s package. Dance is a bit too soft, but the choreo is pretty inventive. I love it. Oh, she was hunching over a bit there. Pretty good dance. I expect raves cuz they always go too far.
Okay, I’m agreeing with Julianne and Bruno and the audience really needs to STFU already.
This scoring seems…dictated. Really, Julianne had all that commentary and then throws out an 8? Not that I disagree with it, but it seems…weird.
No, the only thing in Amber’s way is NOT just Amber. Just sayin’.
They gonna dance at some point? That might be a new record for Maks screwing’ around.
What dancing she did seemed pretty good though – didn’t see any obvious mistakes, but it was kinda…low key.
I agree with Julianne’s comments. Not sure that dance was worse than Ryan’s though.
And James silly package is why he could absolutely win this season.
Okay, not usually a fan of rumba, but that looked like a pretty damn good one.
Those are fair scores, I think. But they are making room at at the top of the leaderboard for Laurie…who is the biggest ringer dancing the simplest dance tonight. How long do we have to wait for her to be challenged?
Okay, so Marilu kept the right attitude, but I’m not sure she got all that choreo in there. I thought her legs looked a bit weird. But her legs are great, no doubt. As usual with Derek’s partners I have to watch the dance later to get a real feel for it. I tend to actually judge his partners harder than your usual fan.
Okay, I dig that score. Ooooo…hottie guy from the show after this one in the audience.
Next Couple safe….Laurie and Val.
Calvin and Lindsey – Jeopardy (damn it)
Maureen and Artem – Safe (damn it)
See what over and underscoring gets you?? If Calvin goes home, Imma cut a beyotch.
Jana and Gleb – Jeopardy.
LOL – Gleb is not a good actor. He was totally fed that “sexiest dance ever” line and just didn’t pull it off. And sorry Jana fans, but she’s totally disingenuous.
That was, I thought, a very good Argentine Tango. The problem I had with it was that it was trying too hard. The bed portion was just ridiculous. The shower part was cool though. I think this is one of those instances when inside info ruins a dance for me. Not that I was complaining.
I don’t know it’s worth the four 10s it’s probably going to get. Yeah, over scored by four points. Makes me wonder if she’s not getting the votes.
What is it with these eastern European guys and their inability to teach their partners the right way. Derek used to act like that…when he was 21. Seems like these guys get into it every week.
I do love Maureen’s attitude. She did look petrified at the beginning of that dance though.
Oh boy, missed quite a few steps there at the beginning. Why do they give the total novice dancer the Samba and give the ringer the Salsa? Why?
That’s about the right score for Maureen. No one commented on the steps did they?
Okay, this AT blew Jana’s right out of the water in terms of technicality, difficulty….just amazing. Incredible. And all without the cheapness – no bed, no shower. Should be another perfect score, but I doubt they’ll get it.
And Emma just said on All Access that this dance was every bit as good as Jana’s…and yet you already heard Julianne nitpick. Calvin’s going to get ripped off yet again.
And Emma also just said that Calvin’s score was too low. Damn right girl. Hosed, he was.
This one time that Laurie suffers from going last. She goes right after one of the best ATs ever. And while she dances amazing – I’m left feeling kinda blah. The choreo wasn’t bad, wasn’t great. Of course she danced it well and did the lift well (gymnast). I’m not sure if she’s memorable…which might be why she’s going last.
I’m going to have to agree with Julianne and CAI – that was not a perfect dance.
Jana is safe – which sucks. Calvin….please.
The person going home tonight is….Amber and Maks. Thank you baby Jesus. Not that I dislike Amber…I just didn’t want it to be Calvin.
Heh. Derek clearly thinks the red room cameras have been turned off. He’s so wrong. 😉
Below are a few more interviews after the couples danced their Most Memorable Year Dance on Monday night. Note how Derek and Marilu give some hints for Dancing With The Stars Week 6 too (for more with Derek and Marilu, see Pure Derek Hough).
The Today show also did a special feature on Maureen McCormick….
It’s Latin Night!! I’ll be very curious to see how everyone does. For my own thinking purposes, I listed which contestant has done which latin dance (per Wiki). I didn’t remember DWTS including Jive in the latin dance category so I did a bit of research to see what DWTS typically calls “latin”. All the way back to season 17, it was A.Tango, Paso, rumba, Salsa, Samba and Cha Cha. In season 17, the included 3 Jives, but no salsa or Cha Cha. Season 16 included a Jive dance off in Latin week. In season 14 they ONLY did Samba, Salsa and A. Tango. Seems that would gave been better to replace either Salsa or Samba with Cha Cha for a bit of obvious variety. I don’t expect we’ll be so lucky to only get 2 or 3 styles so they can compare the couples. Nah. That’s all the research I had energy for, so I included who did Jive in my list.
Laurie – Cha Cha, Jive, Paso
Calvin – Cha Cha
Marilu – Jive, Paso
Maureen – Salsa, A.Tango
James – Paso, Cha Cha
Jana – Jive
Ryan – Cha Cha
Terra – Samba
Amber – Salsa, A.Tango, Samba
Emma Slater reviewed “Most Memorable Week” at Entertainment Tonight Facebook. She’s so fun and sweet….and I’m loving the other girls too. Emma also gives some teasers on the new tour as well.
ETA: ET posted this video with these three girls at their site today. They are a hoot. I hope all of Sasha and Emma’s wedding dreams come true. Read more..
So many stunning shots from Dancing With The Stars last night. Click on the photos to see more. I think if I had to pick my favorite costume, it would be Derek & Marilu’s, but, I truly loved them all.
What a great night of dancing and I’m so glad no was eliminated. My top 5 last night were: James & Sharna, Derek & Marilu, Jana & Gleb, Calvin & Lindsay, and Terra and Sasha. Speaking of Terra & Sasha, would you believe they were eliminated in rehearsals yesterday? Crazy. Lots of fun things to read on this week and next week below. Also, below are the scores if you’d like to review them again. Keep checking back. We may post more media and interviews later if more comes out.
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: 29/30
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: 27/30
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: 26/30
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber: 27/30
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy: 25/30
Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold: 24/30
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev: 24/30
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: 24/30
Amber Rose and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24/30
The couples didn’t know there wouldn’t be an elimination, especially because the producers staged a faux elimination during dress rehearsal (usually the couple eliminated in dress rehearsal isn’t the couple that’s eliminated during the live show). “We thought someone was going home,” admitted Gleb Savchenko. And why is that? “[Because] Sasha was eliminated in rehearsal!” laughed Gleb. While it hasn’t been announced if there will be a double elimination next week, Gleb thinks there won’t be, but it’s possible we’ll see one the week after that.
So what’s on tap next week? It will be Latin night in the ballroom, and Jana Kramer told me she can’t wait to turn up the heat. “I’m excited to get out there and be sassy! I’m going to be a little sass kitten.” (For the record, I reminded Jana that she’s pretty much been doing that all season long.)
On a more serious note, Jana said she was grateful for how Most Memorable Year week turned out, even if plenty of tears were shed. “I love the night because I feel like we’re all able to break down a wall. Gleb choreographed an amazing routine for my daughter.” As it turns out, Jana and Gleb actually wanted her daughter to be part of the dance, “but for safety reasons, we couldn’t,” Jana revealed.
While there’s still a few more months to go in 2016, Jana already knows one thing she’s grateful for: “I’ve learned how strong I am. I had no idea how strong I am until I had my daughter. I’m forever grateful for that little peanut because she’s given me so much light and strength that I never imagined I could ever have.”
Speaking of giving thanks, Canadian James Hinchcliffe celebrated his Thanksgiving a day early with his girlfriend and Sharna back east. “We all had some turkey last night and sweet potatoes, and I tried to have a mini commonwealth Thanksgiving!” Of course, as viewers now know, what James is most grateful for is his ability to walk away from that racing accident that left him fighting for his life. “I’m a very, very lucky guy and I know that,” he said backstage. “That’s the important thing—realizing it. And appreciating it.”
During last night’s show, Carrie Ann Inaba declared Team Stop ‘n Go the ones to beat, but James admitted that he “almost wish[es] she hadn’t said that!” Sharna echoed her partner’s sentiment: “It’s both [a blessing and a curse to hear that]. It tells you that the hard work is really paying off…but it’s also a curse because it’s a lot of pressure! We’re at the top of the leaderboard and that is damn hard to keep up.”
Still, now that DWTS is back to one night a week for the rest of the season, Sharna is looking forward to Read more..
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So…it’s week 5. Who they gonna get real with, real quick?? I’m predicting Maureen and Amber…and they’ll continue to hose Marilu. We’ll see. I can’t believe they WANT to get rid of their one shot at a Choreography Emmy…but perhaps they consider last week a job well done. “You can go now.”
THAT is why I watch DWTS, people. The full orchestra, the beautiful ballroom dance. I’m misty. I’m sad that this is a throwback to the “old” DWTS.
Ah, Maureen. You go girl.
Oh boy….a foxtrot that looks like a waltz. The music is not helpful. Pretty dance, but the passes were a bit stiff it seemed like. I predict she’ll be over scored. I really like her, but I’m not sure why they rave quite as much as they do.
Okay, I can live with 8s. That seems about right. Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind depending on how the rest of the evening is scored.
I wonder if the lip sync police will come out on this one. Stupid, CAI.
Jerry Rice!! I want Dance Center now. Anyway, that was a good dance, but to be fair, I don’t like it when a Jazz (?) goes up against traditional ballroom this week either.
I say that…but I think they’re still hosing him a bit on scores.
Is Jana dressed just like she has been since the season started or is that my imagination?
That baby is just gorgeous. So sweet.
Oo..awkward lift. Okay…confession. I’m kinda over the contemporary. They all look kinda the same at this point when done by someone other than Allison or Derek. Gorgeous baby though. Pretty dance but…eh.
Pitbull next week as performer and guest judge. 😀
Decent score for Jana. I would say too high, but…
This pro dance is pretty good…a step in the right direction anyway. Lindsay’s hair is confusing me tremendously. 🙂
Ryan’s mom wanted him to swim so he would stay out of trouble? The jokes just write themselves. 😉 He’s a cute guy, that Ryan.
Oh another over wrought contemporary….I spoke to soon. Cool backward move from Cheryl and she’s going a different route than usual. This is why Cheryl is ten times the choreographer than Val or Maks – she choreographs something very simple looking yet still compelling. She choreographs for her partner.
Hmmm….8s are good. I found his dance more interesting than Jana’s. I can live with that.
You GO, Laurie. Tell him. Val, you could NOT be a jerk to a 16 year old. She’s not an adult yet, dude.
All right, this is pretty cool…but I think they’re lucky Len isn’t there. That’s some messing’ about. Something a bit weird with the Paso part…like she’s over turning or something. She’s not front enough. I feel I’m not making sense. Good dance, though. Not perfect…which has never stopped the judges before…
CAI is channeling me. This frightens me. That said…while I think it was inappropriate for the paso, it was the most creative thing Val has done in ages. And yes, she did fall out of the turn. I think that’s what I was seeing.
Oh Val shut up and quit making Most Memorable Year all about you. Jesus. This is Laurie’s journey.
Marilu up next…let’s have that breakthrough, please. Ahhh….this is exactly what I was thinking Marilu’s problem is. She’s a huge Derek fangirl and she doesn’t want to disappoint him.
Wow…that felt VERY different than anything she’s done before. That was beautiful…and the first package I cried through. Just gorgeous. I think their talk helped and I think perhaps Derek has her figured out.
CAI is so right…she seemed like a different person. Goooood score. I’m happy with that one.
Okay what did I miss? Why was Amber upset. I didn’t see anything Maks did that was out of line.
She’s having problems with this dance, she’s not committing to it and she’s dancing too soft/small. Very curious.
There was a lot of content? Really? Okay. I do agree she’s only giving 80 percent, but I thought it was the entire time including when she was alone. I also dig the costume. Makes me hungry for candy tho. 😉
Hmmmm….compared to the rest of the 8’s tonight, I’m not sure. Harder dance than what Jana and Ryan had, but I dunno.
My reaction mirrors Sharna’s regarding James’ injury. God.
James is so freakin’ good…but the whole elevated part of that dance I didn’t see as a tango. If I could give advice to pros, I would tell them to stop using the stairs. It breaks the dance up too much. Beautifully danced, no matter.
(He could win this season…) And the language from the Pros tell me that he just might be winning..
Hehehehe….we have us a competition. 😉
Terra’s package had me crying like Marilu’s did – I feel them on the loss of a parent.
As for the dance…I’m not sure how I feel about it. I’m going to have to watch it again. The staging with the gate was incredibly heavy handed. Plus, she’s so small that she can’t really finish the lines. I’m just not sure I cared for the choreography. But as long as she liked it, why not.
I think I would have given a mix of 8s and 9s, but I won’t begrudge Terra all 9s.
So, are we having an elimination? I think the show only has a minute left.
Nope. You can’t fool us, Tom. 🙂
Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 5 is about to begin. We plan to post dance videos courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 below as the show progresses. So, stay tuned and keep checking back. 😉
And here we go. What a lovely opening dance. We want MORE!!
And some dances….
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Released by the official site. I have a feeling I will need a box of kleenex tonight…