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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 21 Week 10 Discussion

It’s time for Dancing with the Stars Season 21 week 10 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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November 16, 2015 I Written By

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Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Week 10 Semifinals Music

The Dancing with the Stars season 21 week 10 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:

Bindi & Derek danced a Salsa to the song “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile”—Sia
Bindi & Derek danced a Jazz to the song “Resolve”—Nathan Lanier
Alek & Lindsay danced a Waltz to the song “America the Beautiful”—Ray Chew
Alek & Lindsay danced a Argentine tango to the song “Ex’s & Oh’s”—Elle King
Carlos & Witney danced a Contemporary to the song “Drag Me Down”—One Direction
Carlos & Witney danced a Charleston to the song “Booty Swing”—Parov Stelar
Nick & Sharna danced a Tango to the song “Scars”—Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder
Nick & Sharna danced a Salsa to the song “No Doubt About It”—Empire cast feat. Jussie Smollett & Pitbull

Carlos & Witney and Alek & Lindsay danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Fun”—Pitbull feat. Chris Brown
Bindi & Derek and Nick & Sharna danced a Samba to the song “Lean On”—Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat. MØ

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Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 10 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Two more Mondays to go.  Will tonight be dreadful, or was last week the real low point of the series? Only time will tell.  All I can hope for is some great dancing.

T-minus 30 minutes…

Nice little opening number. I guess.

Bindi’s package made me weepy. No surprise.

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Not a Salsa fan, so it’s no shock that that’s not my favorite dance of Bindi’s. I was momentarily confused, thinking she was doing samba, then I realized that’s later. Kinda hosed doing two similar dances in one night.

CAI telling her she’s too clean?? Oy veh. Talk about ridiculous.

Alek’s package will get him a bunch of votes…and his dance was just lovely!! I loved it.

Hmmmm….I would be scared of that perfect score, Alek fans. Seriously, *Alek* gets three points higher than Bindi?? Bindi Irwin??

Carlos should stop talking. For reals.

What was the point of the rope and the direct rip off on Derek and Amy’s freestyle ending?? That…sucked….

So, that crap dance is one point better than Bindi’s “too clean” salsa?? Seriously?? And the person with the highest cumulative points of the season is currently on the bottom of the leaderboard? Yeah, that’s not at all funky. :::rolls eyes:::

Not much tango in that tango and his (Nick) feet were a mess at the beginning. It just looked…funky and not in a good way. :::sigh:::

Sad commentary on my thoughts on the show…I was sure they would give him the same score as Bindi. Don’t worry, dude – they already have you marked down for beating Bindi in the dance off.

I don’t know if anyone has done the math, but if Nick beats Bindi and Carlos beats Alek in the dance offs, Carlos will be at the top of the leader board by point and Nick and Bindi will be tied for last place.

Great dance from Jenna and Val!

Oh god. Tamar is OFF the show!! Give it a rest. I feel for her, but damn. The producers on this show are drama junkies and they’ve infected Tom.

Think about it – Tamar has virtually dominated the show for two weeks now.

Got to hand it to Alek, he is having fun with it. Loved it. Is Carlos the better dancer? Sure. Was he more entertaining than Alek? Nope. I’m sure this score will surprise no one.

CAI throwing the pity vote. Erin trying REAL HARD not to give away what they’re doing tonight and almost blowing it.

Bindi and Derek going first?? Bindi should have won that one easily with the samba rolls. There was no contest. Nick again coming up short on content compared to Bindi.

Ah, the judges do something unexpected and give the points to the right person.

Mark and Derek scare me. Every time. That kicked serious ass.

Holy crap, two great dances from Alek tonight. I also have to say that Lindsay has been schooling both Witney and Sharna in terms of choreo. I’ve enjoyed Alek’s dances more than either Nick or Carlos, this week in particular.

Judges are CRAP.

That was a pretty good Charleston, on it’s own – but compared to the Charleston that we saw in the middle of Bindi’s dance last week, it wasn’t so much.

I’m sure they didn’t plan at all for Bindi and Carlos to be tied. Not at all. :::cough:::

Was that another Disco number from Nick and Sharna?? It was a good dance…but it seemed familiar.

There ain’t no time for an elim, is there? Tom did say that either Nick/Sharna or Bindi/Derek had the lowest combined total. Do we actually believe him, or was that him workin’ some BS??


This post is dedicated to Vogue’s wonderful dad, Rodney, who was also a DWTS and PureDWTS fan. Rest in peace, Rodney – you’ll be missed. xoxo

Vogue's Dad

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

PureDWTS 21 Semi-Finals: 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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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.

Carlos PenaVega’s DWTS Blog After Week 9

Well, this is certainly interesting. The most interesting thing is what he says about his contemporary dance, considering what we saw for Bindi’s Trio dance sounds just like it. Makes me wonder where Witney is getting her ideas. I would bet the producers vetoed it because Derek was already doing it. Interesting they didn’t get told about the 3rd dance until Thursday. Other than that, Carlos echos what  a lot of us have said about Tamar and Alexa.  From People.com – thanks to DWTS Gossip for the heads up:

My heart goes out to Tamar for having to quit the show [because she was diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs], but it is tough knowing that Lex could still be in this competition with me if Tamar had quit before the end of Monday’s show.

Witney and I have been talking about our contemporary dance since day one. Witney had this great concept that involved this giant cube and a rope. We were really excited about it but then we were told it wasn’t possible to do on the live show.

We let go of the idea of using the cube, but Wednesday Witney and I went in and really fought to use the rope and they eventually figured out a way for us do it.

I’m really glad we’re getting to do Witney’s vision, but working with the rope has been way harder than we anticipated. It worked perfectly the first time we went through the routine, but after that it was causing a lot of stress.

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I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Tribute Hero And Dancing With The Stars Video To Alek Skarlatos And A Thank You

Wow, check out the stunning tribute video below to Alek Skarlatos and his journey on Dancing With The Stars. It’s just beautiful!!

Speaking of…that’s YOU as well!!! From all my heart, thanks for all of your love, support, and prayers this past week here, Pure Derek Hough, and twitter. Special special special thanks to Miss Heidi, Courtney, and John too for working over time covering me and helping me to get through. I don’t know what I’d do without my friends, family, and all of you!! I’m so eternally grateful! From all my heart, THANK YOU!!!!!!XXXx

Ok, here is Alek and to our heroes!! Thank you to Maxine for sending….

ETA: Alek and his fellow train heroes were also honored at a LA Lakers Game Last night! You can see a beautiful write up and photos at the Daily Mail. You can see more coverage at TweetTV.

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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.

Ballroom With A Twist Lights Up Sioux City, Dmitry Chaplin And Chelsie Hightower Interviewed

Be sure to see Ballroom With A Twist if you can in a city near you! Below is Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower talking all about it…

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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.