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Carrie Ann Inaba Blogs about DWTS Season 21, Week 10

As always, I agree with some stuff, roll my eyes at other things. From Parade Magazine – click the link to read her thoughts on all the dancers:

Alek Skarlatos had a very good night as well. Having the waltz and the Argentine tango with Emma and Lindsay was a lucky blessing for him. He’s so incredible in hold and he’s so incredibly strong and solid that partnering two dynamic women who could be totally secure in his frame and base, made these dances shine brightly. Yes, perhaps he is not the most fluid dancer, and we can see that in certain performances—namely the salsa, samba and some of the Latin dances but he did raise his game last night with the cha-cha. There is something to be said about performing the moves with clarity and proper technique. This is what he has accomplished so well. His training shows up in every dance. I can see the attention he has put into learning technique. He didn’t start out as the most expressive dancer, but he’s found his own unique performance style and I find it very exciting. He places his feet so clearly, so precisely, there is no doubt in his performances which creates a dramatic energy that is fantastic. There is an artistry in his perfection of movement. And it’s exciting to see him in the finals. I didn’t expect it…I don’t know if anyone did, but isn’t it great, that he continues to strive for perfection and attains new levels of performance every week? His steadiness and his power worked well in his Argentine tango. He provided the strongest base for a trio I have ever seen. It was quite stunning. And because Alek may not be good at all the dances, we judge one dance at a time, separately. And last night he had some stunning performances.

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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. :-)

The DWTS Finalists on GMA Live Stream (Video)

GMA did a live stream tonight with Tony and Melissa talking to all the finalists. This is where we are getting tiny little glimpses of what their judges redo dances might be. So far, Bindi MIGHT have quickstep and Carlos MIGHT have foxtrot. Lindsay apparently straight up said they were doing Waltz.

Tony picks Bindi and all I hear is Peta blasting NICK IS REALLY GOOD. LOL…at least Tony has no bias in this one. 🙂

First up is Alek and Lindsay, followed by Bindi and Derek and the rest. Lindsay talks alot about the dances and their freestyle. Sounds like it’s going to be lift heavy, which is his strong suit but which may backfire.

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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. :-)

Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Week 10, Discuss In Comments

Afterbuzz TV Reviews Dancing With The Stars Week 10. As always, let us know what you think in comments. The video below goes LIVE at 7:00pm ET and you’ll be able to watch it anytime afterwards as well.

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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.

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 10 – Power Rankings

Fun fact: you can totally dominate an entire episode of DWTS with your antics, narrowly avoid elimination, and then turn around and withdraw 24 hours later – and somehow STILL get more attention once you’ve been eliminated than some contestants got all season long  😎 Yes, kids, this was the second installment of “The Tamar Show”, with Tom reminding us for nearly the entire first half of the show that we were going to get an update on Tamar – nevermind the fact that we had 4 celebs that were actually still competing on DWTS tonight, the people must know what’s been going on with Tamar!!! Yes, it sucks what happened, and despite my feelings about Tamar this season, I do wish her a speedy recovery – but the constant reminders of her last night? Just kinda did a disservice to Alek, Bindi, Carlos, & Nick.  If next Monday is the same way – so help me god, I just might commit seppuku with a plastic knife.

Also becoming tiresome to me? The fact that Carlos still seems like he’s trying to come up with sob stories each week to compete with Bindi, Nick, & Alek.  And they just sound totally disingenuous, on top of sounding a bit silly compared to the struggles of the other contestants remaining. Carlos says “I was depressed and addicted to weed!”; Nick can easily counter with  “Yeah, I was pretty heavy into alcohol, cocaine, X, and prescription painkillers for awhile…failed at rehab…got a heart condition…did I mention my sister died of a drug overdose a few years ago? But please, tell me more about your crippling weed addiction.” Carlos pulls out “I haven’t spoken to my mom in 4 years!” Bindi can say “How awful! My dad died in a freak accident when I was 8 – I just wish he was still here.” Meanwhile, Nick is over in the corner, waving his hands and going “Hey, anyone want to talk about how my parents only want my money, and how I’ve had to cut ties with them as a result?” Oh wait…Carlos says he “found Jesus!” Wonder what Alek has to say about that…”Gosh, I only just found a terrorist on a train, and beat the tar out of him to protect the lives of the other people said train. Shucks.” I guess my point is this: Carlos may not have a super-compelling story to tell, but that doesn’t mean I want to see him grasp at straws to try and out-sob story everyone else.  I probably would find him more likeable if I didn’t feel like he was constantly trying to one-up everyone else and just let his dancing do the talking.

As for the possible bomb Tom dropped at the end of the show about either Nick or Bindi having the lowest combined total – call me crazy, but I actually think there could have been some truth behind it. I just don’t see them lying about it – they could have very easily just called those two “in jeopardy” and not even mentioned anything about the lowest combined total, and the effect would have been the same.  But they DID actually say “one of you has the lowest combined total, but you’re not going home because Tamar is out.” I don’t believe for a minute that it’s Bindi that got the lowest combined total, considering everywhere I look, people are singing her praises – but Nick? He could be in some legit trouble with votes. Now while his fans assure me that the Backstreet Boys “are HUGE around the world!” and that he is “getting tons of votes”, I feel like this is a good opportunity to remind everyone of a central tenet of being successful on DWTS: international votes aren’t likely to help much if you don’t also win over the main viewing demographic of DWTS – middle-aged, conservative-leaning American women.  There hasn’t been a single DWTS champ that didn’t in some way appeal to that demographic, and in order to win, you HAVE to have them on your side. Is Nick appealing to that demographic? If so, is he making himself more appealing to that demographic than Bindi, Carlos, and Alek? Keep in mind that veterans (think J.R., Noah…and Alek) typically hold a lot of appeal for that demographic, as do those who are openly Christian (Sadie, Candace…and Carlos), and really anyone that is typically just bubbly and likable across the board (Kellie, and Bindi – particularly the latter, who seems to have enchanted just about everyone). Where do boyband members fit in? Only one has managed to win (Drew Lachey), and the rest have done ok-to-well, likely owing to their previous dance experience. One slight problem I see is this: Nick’s fans might still be a tad young to fit into the “middle aged” category – I was 13 when BSB posters covered my walls at the height of their popularity, and I’m 30 now…still 10 years shy of that “middle-aged” label. Part of me thinks his more casual fans might still be a tad young to be tuning into DWTS on the regular and actually voting – I know I’m really more of the exception than the norm.  You also have to take into account what happened last week – Nick kinda got upstaged by Tamar’s drama, and Carlos likely got a bit of a boost (not a huge one, but enough) in votes from Alexa’s fans that kicked their votes over to him.  Nick also dropped back down to getting mostly 9’s last week after getting a perfect score the previous week. When you take all of this into account – is it really all that far-fetched to think that maybe Nick really was the lowest combined total of votes & scores? Did his fans maybe get a bit complacent, thinking that so many people were voting for him that he would be ok if they maybe didn’t vote so hard a certain week? I just think back to Zendaya in season 16 – her fans were so sure that she was getting oodles of votes, yet she still managed to come up short in the end and Kellie took the MBT. Regardless of whether what Tom said last night was truth or a total fabrication, they likely did both Bindi & Nick a huge favor – I can only image the panic that ran through some fans at the revelation that their favorite was in danger, and the increased vigor with which they voted. Heck, even if you think Tom was lying…is that really a bluff you care to call?  😯 Read more..

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Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 10 HQ Photos Of The Cast

What breathtaking photos from Dancing With The Stars last night! Click Getty Images to see more! I can’t get enough!

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PureDWTS Season 21 Week 10 Media And Interviews After The Dances, Scores, And More

What night! Unlike last week, I loved the show!! The dancing was incredible. I even loved the opening number and thought Mandy Moore stepped it up with something different. Do you agree? I just wish it was longer. And what a breathtaking dance with Val and Jenna too. To review all the dances, see Idol XFactor.

So, here are the scores from last night for those who missed them:
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough 9-9-9-10-10-10-3 60 total
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson 9-9-10-9-10-10-3 60 total
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold 10-10-10-9-9-9 57 total
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess 8-8-8-10-10-10 54 total

Onto some media. First, be sure to check out Team Crikey and DancingWTS_21 for some coverage behind the scenes and some videos of the show last night from different angles. There aren’t any E Online interviews yet, but, be watching this link in case they post some later.

And below are some remarks on the night with the a few of the couples with People. Be sure to read the link for more.

“It’s tough seeing all the hardships in your life flash over that screen in 3.5 minutes,” Carter, 35, told PEOPLE after the show. “But I’m proud to share my past because I know everyone has one and I want to show people you can come back from anything.”

When judge Julianne Hough pressed Skarlatos, 23, for whether there was romance blooming between him and Slater, the contestant balked and changed the subject.

“Working with Emma is definitely a major perk of being on the show,” he told PEOPLE. As for a date? “We’ll have to see.”

Though note how Lindsay says Emma is NOT available in the new Access Hollywood interview below. Read more..

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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.

DWTS Season 21 Finals – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

So what do the couples have for dances for the finals on Dancing With The Stars next week? They have a Freestyle, an Individual dance, a Judges Redo dance, and possibly another dance (not sure what?). Stay tuned for updates by Charlie’s Angels!!

ETA: Updated from the GMA Live Stream. Not sure about Bindi or Carlos – a good assumption are the dances below, but they don’t come right out and say it.  ~Heidi

ETA2: First off, an apology – I’ve been battling bronchitis this week, and have been AWOL on Twitter as a result.  But thank you to everyone that inquired about my welfare 😀 But I have updates a-go-go! Apparently Nick has kinda gone the expected route with another Backstreet Boys song, and source says it’s “a bit repetitive” of previous routines – more crotch-grabbing, MJ-inspired moves.  But at least it’s better than Carlos’ routine, which is just kind of a garden-variety hip-hop – and at the risk of creating a bad pun from the lyrics to his freestyle, “the dance that you’re doing is dumb”, dude. Source also confirmed the rest of the redo dances, and some of the songs. -Court-

Individual Dances:

Carlos and Witney – Dancing 1st
Judges Redo – Foxtrot (Song: “The Hills” by The Weeknd)
Freestyle – Song: “WTF (Where They From)” by Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams
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Alek and Lindsay – Dancing 2nd
Judges Redo – Rumba
Freestyle – Song: “Marchin On” by OneRepublic
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Nick and Sharna – Dancing 3rd
Judges Redo – Jive (Song: “Runaway Baby” by Bruno Mars)
Freestyle – Song: “Larger than Life” by The Backstreet Boys
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Bindi and Derek – Dancing 4th
Judges Redo – Quickstep
Freestyle – See PureDerekHough
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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.