Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was a guest on KTLA this morning! She talks first about why Kellie is so good. She also speaks of why she’s been critical of some of her moves and details. She also explains why she loves Zendaya so much for how organic she is and more. They ask her about Andy too and she says he has “Moves like Jagger”. For the finals, she thinks there will be someone for everyone to vote for. Read more..
Below is AfterBuzz’s new Dancing With The Stars episode for Week 6. Kristyn Burtt, Suri Serano, Jake Dupree, and Anna Trebunskaya help break down the show. Anna ‘lays it out’ on the remaining celebs and the judges. She’s so cute! Enjoy!!
Also, here are some Afterbuzz interviews from after the Results Show with Kym and Ingo, Peta and Sean, and Val and Zendaya. They may post more, so, keeping checking back here.
Zendaya joined the KTLA news team today to talk all about Dancing With The Stars. She comments about how hard rehearsals have been, but, that comes with it all. She also may be a hip hop dancer (which she does a few moves at the end of the interview), but, she’s found a new love for Ballroom Dancing. Lots more below…. Read more..
ABC has released the dance confessionals from Dancing With The Stars Week 6. Andy has a kiss on his cheek and messy hair under his hat! Len is Jacoby’s Grandpa. Kellie does a “shoe” dance. Too fun as always….
Thanks to Jimmbboe, below is a version for International viewers…
We’ve got some interviews to share for what took place after the results show last night. First, George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet asks the cast their thoughts about Stevie Wonder and if he should dance on Dancing With The Stars (since he remarked how he’d like to dance on the show next season). George also asks the contestants about how they’ve changed the most (emotionally, physically, or mentally) after doing Dancing With The Stars. He also asks the pros how they choreograph. He finds out what he can about their dances next week too. Lot’s more below….
First up, Sharna would love to have and teach Stevie Wonder on the show! For how Andy has changed, he’s trimmed up and gotten stronger in his mind, body, and soul. When Sharna choreographs, she likes to concentrate on what looks good for Andy. Since has is a great actor and has a great personality, she tries to do things that will help bring those things out. For next week’s Rumba, Sharna gives one more hint that it is inspired by “Singing In The Rain” (perfect!). As for the immunity dance, she hopes to bring out “technique and basics” with some Cha Cha and Jive.
Mark loves Stevie Wonder and would love to have him dance on the show. He (or anyone with a disability) would need a special partner who would have patience. For how Aly has changed the most, she says “mentally”. It’s different from gymnastics and she’s learning more. Mark talks of how he comes up with choreography. He likes to find out what feels natural to his partners and how he can make it special. Aly is excited about Latin Week. Mark says it will be fun. Aly says she will be sassy (more on their new dance below in another interview).
Peta plans to get really tough with Sean this week for their new dances. They have the Rumba and they have to produce character. It’s going to be intense and be a love story. Sean plans to zone in and really focus. He hopes to be a changed dancer. Peta tries to choreograph by working on “strengths”. Sean has changed a lot physically, emotionally, and mentally. “Focusing” and dancing has been challenging. Peta would love to have Stevie Wonder on the show.
Kym says it would be so incredible if Stevie Wonder danced on the show. When Kym choreographs, she likes to concentrate on “connection” like Val. For how Ingo has changed, he picks “mentally” for how he is learning more dances every week. It’s also teaching him to be positive. Kym teases on their dance next week saying it will have “major hip action” and “look out ladies”.
Val gives a little preview for what will happen for Latin Week. As said in their last interview, they have the Paso Doble. He’s excited to teach Zendaya more technique for it. From how much she’s changed, Zendaya picks “mentally” since she’s working hard, stressed out a lot, and trying to do well. Val would love Stevie Wonder to dance on the show, but, he thinks he is “too big” (huh? why? Stevie wouldn’t be the first big guy to dance?). At the end, Zendaya compares Val and her father to “Gummy Bears”.
Below are some interviews with Access Hollywood. Mark says he and Aly have the Salsa next week! Peta again points out how important it is to step it up. Andy talks about the toughest parts about doing Dancing With The Stars so far… Read more..
Did you know there was a dance instructor hurt in the Boston Bombings? Her name is Adrianne Haslet-Davis. She was at the Boston Marathon with her husband, Air Force Captain Adam Davis, who had just recently returned home from Afghanistan. Both were injured when the second bomb exploded near them. Adrianne’s left foot and part of that leg had to be amputated. Despite her injuries, she has vowed to dance again and do whatever it takes. Below she talks with Anderson Cooper about it in case you missed this on his show last night. My heart broke in two when I saw this and yet, something in me says, she ‘will’ dance again. What a sweet, strong, and courageous young woman. If you’d like to help her, please visit this website. Even the smallest amount can make a difference.
Thanks to Eileen for sending this news to us last night!
UPDATE: No idea if this is true or not, but, one of our readers is reporting that Adrianne Haslet-Davis and her story might be spot lighted on Dancing With The Stars next week. Also, below is the cast sending her some love and cheer on Inside Edition Monday night.
UPDATE2: Tom Bergeron announced on the show tonight that they are indeed spot lighting Adrianne Haslet-Davis on next week’s results show. They will also be announcing how the show plans to help her (So awesome!! And according to what Codebear reports to us, he, Elena Grinenko, and Nick Kosovich were able to get the ball rolling for this.). Read more..
Louis Van Amstel wasn’t able to review the dances last night on Dancing With The Stars, but, our beautiful Anna filled in for him. She has good things to say about everyone, but, she is the most worried for Victor being eliminated tonight and apologizes for being a “Debbie Downer”.
Kellie Pickler’s Quickstep: She did amazing! She looked fantastic, stayed in character and was very consistent with footwork and frame. Wonderful execution of a very classy routine. She is getting better and better with every routine. I actually like her a lot in ballroom dances. Kellie has such a spunky personality, but she can bring total class to her dances as well.
Victor Ortiz’s Rumba: Sorry to be a “Debbie Downer” here, but not the best dance for Victor. I like Victor’s personality so much, but he wasn’t able to merge it with the character of Rumba. Victor needs to find joy and fun in the slower , elegant dances as well as the fast-paced ones. I’m worried that he may be going home tonight. If he is still in the competition, he needs to challenge himself and find his personality again.
Jacoby Jones’s Quickstep: Pigeon toes or not, he’s a musical dancer. Jacoby lets music run through his body and energize his movement. His frame was good, speed was great and energy was never ending (as usual) . But please, smile! Just because a ballroom dance has a frame , still show your enjoyment. I do agree with Len that Jacoby is a better Latin dancer.
I think she nails it with her review. What do you think? You can read it in full at Good Morning America here.
Good Morning America also recapped the night. You can watch their coverage at this link for what they have so far. They may post more, so keep checking back.
Stay tuned. Miss Heidi’s new Numbers prediction post is coming up next.
What another fun night of TV on Dancing With The Stars. I’m still put off with the judges overscoring and underscoring (especially Len! Does he need to retire? I’m starting to seriously think so! ), but hey!! Anyway, let’s see what the dancers thought of last night’s dances with George Pennacchio of On The Red Carpet. Note how he finds out a few of the new dances for next week. It’s Latin Week. They have an individual dance and an IMMUNITY DANCE OFF too which Sharna explains in her and Andy’s interview…..
First up! Kelly and Derek talk of how much fun they had doing Team Samba! Derek said it didn’t come together until Sunday!! George asks them how it feels to be at the top of the leader board, but, Kellie says she “pays no mind to that”. She’s not a competitive person and just wants have fun and find joy in dancing for what she’s fallen in love with.
Jacoby and Karina say last night wasn’t their “friend” and neither was Len. Next week, Karina said they won’t concentrate so much on footwork. They still had a lot of fun and enjoyed the night. Jacoby gets goofy at the end and they send some love to Baltimore.
Aly and Mark are happy their team dance pulled them to second place. Mark was glad to be teamed up with Derek since he can say what he wants to him. Aly and Mark were hoping for some 9’s for their individual dance, but, they are still happy (this is their best costume, do you agree? LOL!)
Val and Zendaya! George goes over their scores and asks how much their scores mean. Zendaya doesn’t concentrate on that. She just wants to get the dance right and meet their expectations which are high for the both of them. She wants to do the best she can. Details matter to Val and he likes to choreograph movement and action. He doesn’t just want the dance to look good. He wants it to feel good. Next week they have the Paso Doble. Val’s head is already spinning with ideas. He plans to redeem themselves from their team dance. He’s got a big move planned.
Andy says they may have received lower points for the individual dance, but, they are dancing their hearts out. They are glad their team dance worked in their favor. It was the hardest week, but, the most fun. If they make it next week (which they are hoping for), it will be even more fun because they have a Rumba. Sharna says it will be “beautiful”. It’s Latin Week and they will also have a immunity DANCE OFF!! Sharna explains how they have to have three routines ready (which can be a Samba, Rumba, or a Jive for it). The bottom will have to battle it out.
Before show time tonight, be sure to tune into the ABC Pre-Party for Dancing With The Stars. Charo joins in to discuss the show. Check out what she says about the judges and how Len “is crap”. lol She also gives a dance lesson. Anna Trebunskaya is also a guest. Boyce Avenue performs. Enjoy!
So, this week’s gimmick is twitter voting for your favorite team dance – winner gets the encore. Jesus, will it ever end?? Listen up, DWTS, I’m on strike and I’m not participating in your stupid crap any more. Also, regarding last weeks pimping of pros not on this season?? The ratings:
Week 2 – 14.47 million viewers/2.4 in the demo
Week 3 – 13.91 million viewers/2.2 in the demo
Week 4 – 13.15 Million viewers/2.1 in the demo (BBall Championships)
Week 5 – 13.4 Million viewers/2.2 in the demo
Yep, still a downward trend over all. Don’t get me wrong – still great ratings relative to TV in general. DWTS is still a top 10 show and sneaks into the Top 5 at times. But whatever they’re going for -it ain’t working. Except to piss people off. And ensuring that Zendaya gets plenty of face time.
Did Andy and Victor reveal what they are dancing and I missed it?? Read more..