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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 20 Week 9 Discussion

Tonight was week 9 of Dancing with the Stars Season 20. If you’re not a Pure DWTS Insider yet, you can do so here. If you are, then I look forward to the discussion in the comments.
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May 11, 2015 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

PureDWTS Season 20, Week 9 – Power Rankings

First, a commendation:  I actually thought all of the judges did a great job with their respective couples, and was pleasantly surprised at how creative they all got.  Definitely would not mind if they brought back the judges’ choice dance, in its current format, to the show next season.  Second, another commendation: tonight felt like the first night in a long time where there wasn’t really a big agenda behind the scoring.  I don’t think anyone got absurdly praised, and I don’t think anyone got absurdly punished – granted, the high level of dancing we saw tonight was a pleasant anomaly, but this was the first time in awhile where I didn’t feel like the judges were being underhanded with scores or critiques. It all seemed to fit nicely.  🙂

Not a whole lot else to add – just can’t believe it’s now week 9 and I only have one more week of this stuff before we enter the off-season…and I make it my personal mission to find Sasha a partner for next season 🙂 Read more..

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Dancing with the Stars Season 20, Week NINE – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)

Oy veh, Judges Choice.  I think this should be interesting. Also interesting is that only Nastia got two ballroom dances. Handicapping Derek once again – or trying to. I have faith he has come up with great dances – I just want him to do something else already.  He’s so above the petty manipulations of this show.

No clue as of this moment who will go home tomorrow night – not overly concerned about it either. I’m still thinking it would be fun to see Riker win – Val gets beaten by a pro with no real Ballroom pedigree?? Be sure to watch the DWM Twitter account. If you thought they were vile after Kellie beat Zendaya, I have a feeling they would reach new lows. 😀

Anyway…T-minus 15 minutes until a judge proclaims that Rumer should win because she’s just all that…

Great opening number!! Loved it.

Should I be timing this package of Rumer’s?? It seems to be going on forever. Feel for her on the bullying though.

Lots of Chmerkovskiy staples. Much walking in the beginning. Much staring in the middle. I feel like the rest of it was pretty good but I wasn’t overly impressed. It was ‘aight.

My favorite thing about Rumer is that she’s well spoken enough and confident enough that she doesn’t leave Val much time to talk. 😀  Oh sure, gotta interview Demi – anything that might help. Don’t know if it actually WILL help though…

Beautiful dance by Noah and Sharna – loved how she creatively mimicked his way of going up the stairs. Very nice touch. And an example of actual creative walking.

And Noah will be going to the finale. He may even win. :::sniff::: Can’t be upset by that. 🙂

Michael Vartan, you hottie. 🙂

Wow. Really good contemporary from Riker and Allison. That’s why Allison is on this show and I pity the pro going against her in that genre.  Except Derek. 🙂 And wow, Bruno just said he should make the finale. Perhaps he’s in the lead in recent weeks?

Rydell is like a Brittany Spears double.  Well deserved perfect score for Riker. Well done, dude.

Oh Geez, Nancy Lee Grahn – quit whining, Val ain’t been voted off yet. :::rolls eyes:::

Only three dances done and we’re nearly at the top of the hour.  Who’s gonna get shortchanged on TV time??

Answer: Nastia, apparently. We’ll see.  Very fast, very hard quickstep. I dug it. I thought I saw one funky little spot. But maybe I’m watching too hard. 🙂

Yes, Julianne, you have been really hard on her. Nice of you to admit it. Now if we could just get them to admit to pimping….

Okay, two updates – the second dance of the night didn’t get going until about 8:20. The last dance of the night from package to cut away lasted less than 8 minutes. So, Rumer may have gotten the lower score, but she’s certainly hogging the camera time.

Second update. This bloggers opinion is that Rumer was the weakest dance of round 1 and Riker was the strongest dance of Round 1.

Rumer and Val’s Ballet Contemporary Fusion – suffered from overhype. It was a really good dance, but it wasn’t the spectacular spectacular that I was expecting.  I mean…really good, but… :::shrug:::

Aaannndddd…Rumer once again gets the lion’s share of the TV Time. Come on, DWTS. This is ridiculous.  Nastia gets 14 minutes to Rumer’s 30??

Holeeeee CRAP! Well, done CAI and Sharna and Noah!! Excellent dance. Noah just might win this thing.  I did hear Tom say, “How are we going to top this next week?” Good question. But damn – that was excellent.

20 minutes left and still two dances to go. Who still thinks going last in the Semi-final is a good thing, eh??

Oh dear. I think Jules kinda blew that AT for Riker. Too many props, too messy.  That’s a shame. If that gets a 30, Nastia should be guaranteed one as well. From the glowing comments…wonder if he’s killing it in votes or if all the judges are just going to do this for each other.

Nastia and Len. :::sob::: Man, heartbreaking to hear Len talk so frankly about not being able to dance anymore. :::sob:::

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Noah Galloway Writes Touching Note Before The Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals

Noah Galloway has written a touching note at his instagram leading up to the semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars. He thanks his fans and more. Read on (this is making me cry too)….

I came into #DWTS not expecting to go far, but here I am in the semifinals. I am here for so many reasons. I was paired up with the perfect pro dancer, @sharnaburgess. I have the love and support of my beautiful girlfriend @jamierboyd. My 3 wonderful children continue to cheer me on every week. My entire family has continued to have my back through everything. But there are the votes from the massive amount of supporters through this show that has made me so proud, I can not thank all of you enough. Each week I work extremely hard to show continuous improvements and its out of respect for all of y’all that have kept me here, thank you for that. I have so much respect for everyone I have met on this journey and can never out dance my competitors as we look towards the finale but I do my best to bring real emotion and dedication to my dances, that is what I have to offer, proof of the human spirit. I can be slowed down…but I can never be stopped. Whether I make it to the finale or not, this has been one incredible ride.
#teamshway #noexcusesnoah

ETA: Pop Wrapped interviewed Noah and Sharna. You can read it here. Below is a take on the semi-finals…

Q: How do you feel now that you’ve made it to the semi-finals?

Sharna: We always keep our head in the game, and are hyper focused. This is the furthest I’ve been in the competition … Fans will write and say #TeamShway all the way, and that we’ll even win it, and that of course, is a fantastic desired end goal. What we do to keep razor-sharp focused as much as possible is to concentrate wholeheartedly on that week’s dance routine. It’s so wonderful going from Week One’s airing to now being happy to say we’re in Week 9!

Noah: Before we started, I thought perhaps I would make it to the third week. And now we’re going into week Nine (we are 74 days in)… I’ve experienced all sorts of pain (sometimes it’s just so tremendously hard, to not see your friends and family like you’d like to). There is joy too in being able to set a righteous example of showing people out there, if you put you’re mind to something enough, you can tackle pretty much almost anything!

ETA2: They also spoke with the LA Times.

LAT: You’ve seemed very confident – did you think you’d make it to the final shows?

NG: Nooooo. The most I thought I’d go is three weeks. I’ve never danced before and it’s not anything that comes naturally to me. Even now, I cannot do any dancing outside of this. When they ask me in a photo shoot to dance, like freestyle, I start sweating profusely. If Sharna hasn’t shown it to me, I don’t know it.

LAT: Sharna, can you give us any peeks into what’s coming for the semifinals?

SB: We’ll be doing a paso doble and a Viennese waltz, and I love that they’re so different from each other. One is more romantic and reminiscent, which is great for this moment in the journey. And the paso, Carrie Ann (Inaba) is our judge and we’re working with her to put this concept together. We’re finding something so epic and unexpected to show Noah in a different light. We’ll show his strengths in a different way. I think these are going to be entertaining and memorable pieces.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Semi-Finals Rehearsal Interview With Allison Holker, Riker Lynch, And Julianne Hough

Dancing With The Stars is going to be an extra special one tonight! Here’s to this team. Thanks to Lori for the heads up… Read more..

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Derek Hough To Channel Len Goodman, DWTS Semi-Finals Rehearsal Interview

Check out this new People rehearsal interview with Derek Hough, Nastia Liukin, and Len Goodman. It’s making me tearing it up. See why below. For more on this weeks dances with Nastia, Derek, and Sasha, see Pure Derek Hough.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Air Date Announced For Fox “Grease” With DWTS Judge Julianne Hough

Good news for fans of Julianne Hough. Fox plans to air “Grease” on Sunday, January 31, 2016. To read more, see Entertainment Weekly.

Fox also plans to air the three-hour production Grease: Live, starring Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgins, on Sunday, Jan 31.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Semi-Finals Rehearsal Interview With Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy

Access Hollywood went into Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy’s rehearsals to talk about their next dances for the semi-finals on Dancing With The Stars. They talk on what we can expect and more….

ETA: Rumer and Val were interviewed by Extra as well in rehearsals. They talk about this week’s semi-finale dance and how much they want to take home the trophy> Val talks on the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live” tour hitting the road this summer. More here.

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Just a music and dancing fan here ....and a lover of life, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping in our travel trailer. Favorite Quote at the moment: "Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth." ~ William Purkey. Follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.