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Private Members Area – DWTS Season 22 Week 3 Discussion

It’s time for the Dancing with the Stars Season 22 week 3 and you know what that means. Time to enjoy some friendly, educated banter with the Pure DWTS Insiders. 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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April 4, 2016 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 3: Watch The Dance Videos For “Most Memorable Year”

There was no opening pro dance this week. They went straight to the dances first. So, below is the first dance with Val and Ginger. To watch videos of all of the dances tonight, go to IdolXfactor’s Week 3 Video Page. Al posts them as fast as he can. They work for International viewing as well. We’ll post a few whipclips too. So, keep checking back for updates.

Whipclips:

More whipclips here.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 3 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

Hi everyone! I’m in New Orleans eating and drinking way too much…and odds are good I won’t make it back to the hotel in time for the beginning of the show. In the event I don’t make it, Courtney will be fulfilling your snark quotient for tonight. 🙂 Stay tuned to see if I make it back. 😉 Hint: I’m not going to try really hard.

Court taking over 🙂 Heidi’s currently eating jambalaya and cornbread, so you’re stuck with me tonight. Predictions before showtime: I don’t think we’ll see any 10’s, but I think we may finally see some 9’s. I see Wanya & Nyle continuing to dominate, and maybe Antonio finally rising above Von.

Ehhh…Ginger was just ok this week.  Choreography let her down yet again – didn’t feel like contemporary, just a cheerleader doing contemporary-by-numbers.

And surprisingly, the judges finally get real when scoring Ginger and give her a mediocre 21.  Are we witnessing the narrative changing?

Doug is giving me all the feels. My god, this song guts me.  Actually quite a lovely dance from Doug – only one slight bobble at the end.  I hope they don’t beat him up.

I guess 20 ain’t bad for Doug – they probably could have been a lot harder on him.

“I’m 4’7″, but still above ground!” Charlotte Rae, with the quote of the night 😛

A very cute, appropriate foxtrot – gotta give Sasha credit for being there for his partner with good choreography.

Ugh, are we really doing the switch-up again??? And already? And with an added layer of complication??? 🙁

Kim gets a 22 and is thrilled. I love how excited she gets 🙂

C’mon, drum solo!!!

Was not expecting to see that when Von took his shirt off.  Helllllllo tats & muscles. Overall, an interesting dance – would have liked a bit more extension, but he ROCKED the lifts.

Carrie Ann needs to be directing this critique about “not working hard enough” to Antonio, rather than Von.

Von gets a 20, and while I probably would have given it a 21, I guess I can see why Len’s all cranky.

Marla is just so relentlessly positive. I love it.

Not a bad effort by Marla – maybe a tad cautious, but maybe I’m just so used to Tony’s partners being so…non-mobile…that I’m actually kind of impressed by what she did do.

Marla gets a 21, and we end the first half of the show with only one person managing to eke an 8 out of the judges.  I would start looking for the 8’s & 9’s to come out in the next hour.

I see Antonio is taking a page out of the Ginger playbook and bringing in the kid. Oooookay.

Ok, the concept was sweet, but Antonio actually looked really stiff and kinda jumpy to me – and he was doing some wacky stuff with his face.  But watch the judges gush – they need Antonio to happen.

So. Tired. Of. “Boomin’!”.  And it’s only week 3. Antonio gets a 20, and so far I’m left feeling a bit lukewarm about the show – Doug & Kim were bright spots, but the rest have ranged from non-event to ok.  Paige, I’m counting on you to raise the bar…

Well, that felt more like a paso doble/contemporary fusion, but it was cool to watch.  Just watch Len bitch about content…

…Len bitches a bit, Carrie Ann defends Mark’s choreo, all in all, Paige ends up with a 23.  Ok, I accept that.

I think Jodie is absolutely stunning – and in person, she’s even more gorgeous. And kind, and funny, and perfect.  And I want to see good things happen for her 🙂

I think we just saw both Jodie AND Keo evolve a bit – I would have liked a bit less flailing and some more in-hold stuff, but overall, I got the message they were sending.  And I loved Jodie’s extensions.

Jodie gets a 23 and I think that’s probably right on the money. And the scores are SLOWLY going up…but here comes Mischa & Artem, who seemed to be absent from the background up until now…hmmm…

If nothing else, Mischa had FUN. Not much samba, but I guess I can’t really ask for much – at least she stayed on-time and semi-in-step with Artem.

Mischa gets an 18, which is probably a bit kind – but given that she’s probably headed home anyway, I don’t know that it’s really going to mean much in the great scheme of things.

And Wanya knocks it out of the park yet AGAIN.  His feet, his arms, his musicality, his presentation, his investment in the dance…just PERFECT.  He won’t get a 1o, but I hope he gets the first 9 of this season…

…note that the judges seemed to get a bit nitpicky.  Part of the narrative, guys.  He gets a 24, which I think is underscored, but now I’m wondering if they’re reserving the 9’s for Nyle…or next week.

I love seeing Peta sticking up for Nyle and for calling out Carrie Ann.

Nyle does a bang-up job and proves Carrie Ann wrong.  Maybe a tad off-balance here and there and a little eager, but he’s got SO much potential.

Oh look – Carrie Ann is backpedaling and hemming & hawing. I do agree a bit with Len, though – I would like to see Peta use a bit more light & shade in her choreography.  Everything has been go, go, go this season…

Nyle gets the first 9 of the season and a 25.  I would probably have given Wanya one as well, but once again, in the great scheme of things – not likely to matter, and I could see Wanya getting the high score next week.

In jeopardy: Doug & Karina, Mischa & Artem, and Jodie & Keo.  That last one is troubling.

Going home: Mischa & Artem

Fairly certain all 3 angels predicted a Mischa exit.

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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. :-)

Watch Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Dancing All Access”: Behind The Scenes, Interviews, And More

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 “Dancing All Access” is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Nyle DiMarco’s New Vlog For Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Week 3

Nyle DiMarco talks on he and Peta Murgatroyd’s week of rehearsing for Dancing With The Stars Week 3 and their new dance. He says this has been the most difficult week. Aww, love him….

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

No Matter What Happens On DWTS, Mischa Barton Has A Newfound Love Of Dance (New Blog)

No matter what happens tonight or in future weeks when she get eliminated, Mischa Barton writes on what she has learned and how she has a newfound love for dance. Below is more on her journey this week as she and Artem prepared for their new dance. From People….

To top it off, we’d been rehearsing to a track but with the live band in the ballroom, I couldn’t hear the beat. After the show, I was actually talking to [former DWTS contestant] Joey Fatone and he was telling me that I have to pair the steps to the lyrics because that’s a common thing that happens on the night of the show.

So, I learned my lesson on that one.

And that’s actually how I’ve been able to move on and have fun this week: I’m learning and growing.

I am a perfectionist, so it has been hard for me to struggle at times during this process. But Artem has been working with me on letting things go and just focusing on having fun.

And it’s working. Things that used to take me two days to learn are now taking me just two hours.

This week we are all telling the story of our most memorable years and we are doing a foxtrot to Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”. I chose that song because I wanted to dance to something that was pure fun.

It also is a song that was released during the year I’m featuring: the year The O.C. ended and I moved to Europe.

It’s been really interesting to reflect on that time in my life. That was a transformative time, just like this experience has been.

There has been a huge learning curve for me while working on this show. I think reality TV is a little tougher for me than I thought it would be. I know I’m not like every other contestant that has been on this show. But I’ve presented a very honest honest version of myself and I have developed a deep mind-body connection and an inner-strength that I hadn’t found before.

If we get voted out this week, or in the coming weeks, I know I’ll carry that – and a newfound love of dance – for the rest of my life.

To read Mischa’s full blog, see People.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Allison Holker And Stephen tWitch Boss Post Baby Finger Photos Of Little Maddox

Allison Holker and Stephen tWitch Boss posted these two instagrams of Baby Maddox holding their fingers. Beautiful. Be sure to read what they wrote…

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Witney Carson Previews Her Contemporary Dance With Von Miller

Witney Carson has written a new blog at Just Jared Jr.. She writes of her dance tonight with Von Miller. She loved creating their Contemporary piece….but, Von isn’t crazy about being barefoot. Read on…

Von and I are doing contemporary this week to Phil Collins. When I heard that this song was Von‘s ‘pump up’ song I was shocked! Every day before rehearsal he’ll listen to rap songs, Future, Wiz Khalifa, etc. So when I heard he wanted to dance to ‘In The Air Tonight’ you can imagine my surprised face!”

“I really do love this song, and the fact that it means so much to Von. He explained to me that before every game he listens to this song and it gets him focused and ready to play. Ever since he was in college this song meant everything to him. It’s amazing to me how one song can do that to a person!

I loved creating this piece on Von because of the story behind it all. The first couple of days were tough leaning the choreography. Von has the personality where he wants to get everything right the first time. He’s a little bit of an overachiever (which I love), but sometimes that can hinder the growth. After getting the routine down he became more comfortable with the movement and was able to be confident in doing all the tricks and lifts.

Let’s be clear, he was NOT comfortable with being barefoot. You guys should have seen his face when I told him we were both being barefoot in the number! Hysterical! We agreed upon jazz shoes 🙂 Who knew Von Miller would be wearing jazz shoes. Can’t wait to show you guys what we have in store for you tonight. Enjoy the show because I know I will!”

More at Just Jared Jr.. .

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale Dates Announced

Just a quick update: According to Broadway World via ABC, Dancing With The Stars Season 22 finale dates are May 23rd and May 24th.

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

DWTS Week 3 Rehearsal Interview With Mark Ballas And Paige VanZant

Aww, it’s so good to see Mark ballas. Wiil he be dancing tonight on Dancing With The Stars? See below… Read more..

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I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.