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Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Week 8 Icons Night Music

The Dancing with the Stars season 21 week 8 is here! I know that we often spoil the songs, before the show, but we’re keeping the simple list of music up for posterity’s sake (or in case you missed it before). Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Time for the Dancing with the Stars music:

Carlos & Witney danced a Salsa to the song “Valió la Pena”—Marc Anthony in tribute to Marc Anthony
Alek & Lindsay danced a Contemporary to the song “Holding Out for a Hero”—Ella Mae Bowen in tribute to Chris Kyle
Andy & Allison danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Isn’t She Lovely”—Stevie Wonder in tribute to Stevie Wonder/Kathryn Grammer
Alexa & Mark danced a Argentine tango to the song “Viva la Vida”—Coldplay in tribute to David
Nick & Sharna danced a Contemporary to the song “Can’t Help Falling in Love”—Haley Reinhart in tribute to Lauren Kitt
Bindi & Derek danced a Foxtrot to the song “Grace Kelly”—MIKA in tribute to Grace Kelly
Tamar & Val danced a Paso doble to the song “Born This Way”—Lady Gaga in tribute to Toni Braxton

Carlos & Witney danced their Jive battle to the song “Travelin’ Band”—Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bindi & Derek danced their Jive battle to the song “Travelin’ Band”—Creedence Clearwater Revival
Alexa & Mark danced their Cha-cha-cha battle to the song “Fun”—Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Tamar & Val danced their Cha-cha-cha battle to the song “Fun”—Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Andy & Allison danced their Samba battle to the song “Lean On”—Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ
Alek & Lindsay danced their Samba battle to the song “Lean On”—Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ

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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 21 Week 8 Discussion

It’s time for Dancing with the Stars Season 21 week 8 and you know what that means. Time to enjoy some friendly, educated banter in the Pure DWTS Insider. 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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You’re The Special Guest Judge Tonight!! DANCE OFF VOTING INFO!

Last minute Update: We’re the special guest judge tonight! To help choose the winner in the America’s Choice Dance Off, visit THIS link and VOTE when it’s over!!

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Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 8 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Immunity, Immunity….who gets the immunity?? Place your bets here!! Part of me says it’s tailor made for Nick…another part of me says Carlos, who may need it more. If Carlos gets it and Alexa goes home, that’s just going to piss me off. Then again, maybe Alexa…

The dance off is apparently Jive, Cha Cha and Samba, and only ONE of our couples have danced all three. Nick. Surely that’s not a coincidence. Here’s how the rest of them stack up:

Nick: Jive, Cha Cha, Samba
Carlos: Jive, Cha Cha
Alexa: Jive, Cha Cha
Bindi: Jive, Cha Cha
Andy: Jive, Cha Cha
Tamar: Cha Cha, Samba
Alek: Jive

The BEST thing that could happen (for all parties, I’m thinking) is that Nick doesn’t get immunity and picks Tamar. Tamar picks Samba – they’ve both done it, so it’s a true dance off. Every other couple would be fine with the remaining dances except Alek – he will likely get picked last and he needs to do the Jive. In this way, everyone gets a dance that they’ve done. However, I have a nasty feeling that Bindi is going to end up with a Samba, simply because whoever she picks might want to take her down. I think this is only likely if she picks either Nick and Tamar – the two seriously competitive (to the point that Derek was on the verge of saying something) people. I don’t even get THAT level of competitive from Carlos. Just other unpleasant things. 🙂

Anyway, all of these burning questions will begin to be answered in T-minus 60 minutes….

Great pro dance!

Carlos salsa was a mess. They blew the lift, the missed a hand hold, the entry to the lift was messy. They are coming up with an excuse to give him a perfect score. And there’s the “don’t care cuz I liked it a lot” BS from Bruno.

Oh thank god for CAI being real.

Shirley says that was a 8 dance…I would agree.

Nick and Lauren just announced their baby news on All Access.

Awww….Alek did a fine job. The package was lovely. I did see the blown lift, but he handled it well. Think the 9 from CAI was a tad high.

Andy is making me SOB!! Jaysus. I have to add that there were a couple exits from moves where Allison kinda blew her footwork. Unfortunately it was really noticeable. I’m not sure it was Andy, like CAI was saying.

Eh, I think 7s were pretty harsh. He should be all 8’s, only one point below Alek.

Damn, Alexa had two very visible missed steps. She was doing so well!! So fierce and going strong, then boom. The song was too funky too.

ARGH!!! Underscored!! Dear lord, she’s was more than two points better than Alek!!

Here we go, as expected. Very sweet though.

Gooood contemporary routine. Hate that straight leg lift with the flexed feet though. It’s in every contemporary dance. Other than that, I loved it. And here comes immunity for Nick. Best dance ever??? Wild hyperbole from CAI as expected.

LOL…shot of Derek going “Freakin’ a – another big announcement right before we dance?? Will I be eliminated next week too??”

Oh sure, it’s super fair that Julianne looks super hard to find something wrong with Bindi. Pretty sure she didn’t work that hard on ANYONE else. That was a brilliant foxtrot. But explain to me how it’s fair to have Nick the ringer dancing contemporary against everyone else who isn’t a ringer doing ballroom?

Brilliant Foxtrot…from a non-dancer or dancer.

Nick has immunity – Tamar can’t get it, no matter her score.

Oh boy…it may appear that they’re letting Val point out that she got a bad edit, but it’s not a good look still. They end the package well though.

Will CAI call the lift in that dance? Probably not. The music was all wrong for that dance and as a result, the dance seemed…limp. Not sharp.

Oh praise be. CAI is now two for about 8 on the lifts.

LOL…and Derek defeats the Team dance with a simple request. I wonder if he saw Alek and decided to give him a better chance against someone else? He might not have seen him due to Tom trying to stop him from his “strategy”.

Oh, my lord. The dance off I was watching wasn’t close at all and Bindi was doing more jive. Hmmmm….they’re trying to save everyone at once. Derek is getting HOSED tonight between Julianne and Erin and Tom and everyone questioning him. Pissing me off.

This is BS. Carlos must be in trouble.

Very interesting. I voted for Alexa for sure, but America’s vote had the weight so Alexa gets the points. Interesting.

Allison doing all the dancing in the first few bars of the Samba. Alek doing an interesting lift.

Hold the phone…Immunity is for tonight?? Or tonight and next week??

Safe – Bindi and Derek!

Safe – Tamar and Val

Safe – Alek and Lindsay

Safe – Alexa and Mark

Eliminated….Andy and Allison. I’m on a roll.

Note that the married couple both got the extra two points tonight.

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PureDWTS 21 Week 8: Watch DWTS All Access “Behind The Scenes” HERE!

Watch Dancing With The Stars “behind the scenes” LIVE coverage and interviews during the show below.

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The PenaVegas Write About Their New Dances For Dancing With The Stars Week 8

Carlos and Alexa PenaVega have posted their new blog at People. They’ve both had a lot do do in preparing for tonight’s dances and they are both nervous about the dance off. More below and at the link.

My partner Mark Ballas and I will definitely be doing an Argentine tango to “Viva la Vida” by Coldplay. It’s an exciting routine with an epic feel to it. I’ve been having a lot of fun with it, which I hope comes through because if we don’t get immunity from the judges with that dance, we’ll have to participate in a dance-off with the other contestants where we’ll have to dance either a cha cha, a jive or a samba.

When I first learned about the dance-off, I thought I’d most want to have to dance the jive if it comes down to it. That was the first dance we did on the show so it’s the one we spent the most time learning. But now that I’ve learned the samba, I am feeling really confident about that one. Some of the other contestants say the samba is scary, but I feel that it came very naturally to me.

I hope Mark and I don’t have to participate in the dance-off at all, but if we do, I don’t feel uneasy about it. I don’t know if I’ll be great at the dances, but there’s no longer this uneasiness and self-doubt that I had previously.

I will say that I told Carlos he better not pick me in the dance-off if it comes to that. I told him, “Don’t you dare challenge me!” But I don’t think he wants to pick me because then that means one of us has to lose against the other. We don’t want to do that to each other.

Carlos’ Take
This week has been freaking nuts. I’m the most tired I’ve ever been. On Halloween, Alexa and I spent the day rehearsing and then we just went to a spa at night.

My partner Witney Carson and I went last in the lineup last week, and that made me extremely nervous, but we are coming off a string of good weeks and we’re hoping to keep that going.

We get to highlight our icons this week, and I chose Marc Anthony. Witney and I actually got to go out to see him perform in Phoenix last week, and it was great. We have been friends for a few years, and Marc was pivotal in my decision to actually try for a solo career. I hadn’t had any interest in it, but then I saw him perform and he made me really want to tap back into my roots. I grew up very Americanized, but I’ve re-taught myself Spanish and am writing songs in the language now.

Marc talked to me about my nerves and reminded me that I just have to do all the preparation before I step out on that stage and then just let everything go. If something goes wrong, who cares? I just need to be confident that I did as much as I could to prepare.

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Dancing With The Stars’ Sharna Burgess Launches T-Shirt For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

We posted this news last week, but, we’d like to do so again as it’s for such a great cause. Read on how Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess is helping the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network and how you can do so as well!

LOS ANGELES (October 28, 2015) – Pro dancer Sharna Burgess from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is helping to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network’s 170 member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada through sales of a special t-shirt designed for the cause.

Sharna (@sharnaburgess) says, “I am thrilled to help contribute to this wonderful organization’s cause to help deserving children get the care they need. I encourage fans and supporters to ‘put your money where the miracles are’ for these special children!”

The t-shirts may be purchased online at this link with all net proceeds going toward Children’s Miracle Hospital Network. #PutYourMoneyWhereTheMiraclesAre

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Mark Anthony Gives Carlos PenaVega Salsa Advice For Dancing With The Stars – Video

People has an exclusive clip of Mark Anthony giving Carlos PenaVega some Salsa advice. Mark says it’s in his blood. You can see it below or read about it in full at People.

This week on Dancing with the Stars, Carlos PenaVega will salsa dance to Marc Anthony’s “Valió La Pena” – so who better than Anthony himself to give advice about the dance, for the first-time salsa performer?

PenaVega and his partner, Witney Carson, stopped by Anthony’s performance in Phoenix, Arizona, for just those tips, in a PEOPLE exclusive clip.

“Marc has been someone who is extremely important to me,” PenaVega tells PEOPLE. “He inspired me to not only pursue a solo career in music but also to get back in touch with my roots.”

When PenaVega tells Anthony he’s never done the salsa, Anthony quickly replies, “Yeah, but it’s in your blood, bro! It’s in there somewhere.”

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Pro Opening Number On Dancing With The Stars Tonight!

Let’s hope this is a goodie tonight!! Thanks to Jennie for the heads up!

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.