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October 31, 2016 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 8 – LIVE BLOG!!

Happy Halloween!!

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Loved the opening number…especially the outlines on the floor 🙂

Big mention of Sharna – but no mention at all of a missing Derek. He wasn’t in any of the group number rehearsals either…I think Hairspray must have interfered. But he’s not anywhere visible – he’s either practicing with Marilu or he hasn’t gotten there yet. The other explanation is the couples standing on stage after the pro dance was also filmed earlier.

Love Beetlejuice – the dance was pretty good, but Halloween always screws with the dances. I suspect that the judges will use that against the couples when they want to, and won’t when they don’t. Come on, CAI…you think it was too slow?? SHE DIDN’T PICK THE MUSIC!! So stupid.

Sharna apparently told Dominic on All Access that she will “100%” be back on the floor – he said that to James so I assume the context was with James and not in general. And James confirms that it’s 100% Sharna choreo/production.

Val showing a tiny bit of personal growth! Good. But this edit makes me suspect a possible Laurie redemption arc…and I also suspect they’ll use Sharna’s injury to hose James.

Very good dance!! But not worthy of the perfect score that I suspect they’ll get.

Yep, perfect. It will be interesting to see who else gets the 40. And who ends up with immunity.

OH HOOO…they just claimed that the cumulative score will be the deciding factor. A different story from earlier in the season. That means that Jana is out of the running for immunity and it’s between Laurie and James if he gets a perfect score.

Interesting edit they gave to Marilu and Derek – just now mentioning the injury and making it seem like all was fine last week (in terms of the injury).

A couple sync issues at the beginning and then a slight miss at the end, bonking Derek on the head. Choreo was awesome, working with her feet well.

Note, they barely speak to Marilu and Derek after spending eons with Terra and Laurie. Shit adds up. I think a 7 is harsh for that dance…makes me wonder if she is safe.

Love Calvin and Lindsay!! Very good dance, although I saw a sync issue in the middle, not to mention they broke hold in a quickstep. I dug it though.

Hmmmm….interesting. NOW they start scoring him well? After breaking hold and a sync issue? That’s all well and good…I wouldn’t mind if he won…but it’s a bit suspect. I suspect they want several couples with perfect scores for the sake of DRAMA and who will get immunity. :::rolls eyes:::

I can’t help it… I think Ryan is just hilarious. Really liked that dance as well…but I confess I wasn’t watching closely so I can’t say too much more about it.

I will also comment on a fan double standard which I’m finding a bit sexist – the way Derek and Cheryl talk to their partners this season is nearly identical – honest, tough love. But Derek is the only one who gets any shit for it. Is it because Marilu is female that they think she should be treated differently??

Anyway, I would give Ryan a pretty good score…not having watched it closely, granted. 🙂

I’m sure it’s a total coincidence that Ryan and Marilu are tied. :::smirk:::

Relax Gleb…all it really means on DWTS is that you have no rules. Do you WATCH this show? And no way is she the top girl….you forget Laurie?

Did I see a big glaring mistake at the beginning of Jana’s dance?? Again, multitasking too much…

It was also a good dance, but not terribly new or exciting. Will she be over scored? Eh, I guess 9s are okay. She had no shot at immunity anyway, so at least they’re not carrying the pretense that far.

Don’t worry, Sharna – you’ll get by on the sympathy spamming until you’re back. No danger for James, IMO.

Great dance! Should be a perfect score, if Laurie’s was. They cynic in me feels the need to point out that Laurie and James both did V. Waltz and both will probably be perfect. James’ dance was far superior to Laurie’s I think – have to agree with Julianne. Gonna have a hard time deciding who to vote for between James and Calvin in the finale. 😉

Oh, Tom just pointed out before the score that James would get immunity if they get a perfect score. So, no dragging that one out. Thanks Tom. 🙂

NOOOO….Tom, people HAVE TO VOTE for them to keep them safe next week!! He was far to wish washy on that point, it needs to be reinforced. They are not automatically safe next week!

Heh…the pros and celebs worked the dance off out before hand. Is it mean that I felt like Jana would pick Marilu just to ensure a win? 😉

I’m gonna guess that whoever wins the dance off between Ryan and Marilu is the one going home tonight…that way they’re sure to get rid of the other one next week. You heard it here first.

Okay first dance off Calvin versus Laurie – I thought that Laurie and Val were very repetitive in the choreo. Mess up my ass Julianne. Are they going to score this??

Oh shut up, CAI – it’s the cowards way out to pick Ryan. And she acts like she doesn’t know they all worked it out beforehand.

And Laurie and Val win that one…no surprise.

Are they supposed to yield the floor in the middle?? If not, it’s a clever idea to make sure both get attention. Gleb’s turning into a bit of a famewhore with the shirt thing though. I personally thought that Terra and Sasha won that one, but I doubt the judges will give it to them.

No way…Terra was winning the public vote the entire time it was on the screen. Something smells.

:::sigh::: Jana gets the extra points. And remember my prediction from above?? I wonder…

What the hell were Ryan and Cheryl doing off to the side? Looks like Ryan won the audience vote in addition to the judges.

Wow, down to the wire….first couple safe is….Marilu and Derek!! See above for how I called the loser of their dance off being safe.

Next couple safe is…Laurie and Val.

Calvin and Lindsay and Janna and Gleb are both safe, damn it.

Person going home is….Ryan and Cheryl. Very happy for Terra…wish it had been Jana.

I couldn’t choose between Marilu and Ryan going home, while Courtney picked Marilu. Vogue said it was going to be Ryan! She called it right this week.

A note on the numbers…Terra is only one point ahead of Marilu, but it’s almost certain to be one of those two next week because the show has rigged it very, very well to get the couples they want next week, regardless of what the audience may want.

Incidentally, tonight is also an example of why they’re terrified of Derek, as much as they want him to come on every season. Clearly, his fanbase has power. 😉

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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. :-)

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 8 – Watch The Dances (Videos)

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Week 8 is about to begin. We plan to post dance videos courtesy of @Idolxfactor1 below as the show progresses. So, stay tuned and keep checking back. 😉

Ok, here we go….

More at Idolxfactor.com.

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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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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 All Access Season 23 Week 8 – LIVE Behind The Scenes Coverage, Interviews, And More

Week 8 of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin! You can watch all the “behind the scenes” coverage and interviews LIVE in the video below. You can also watch it at the Official Site 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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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.

James Hinchcliffe Talks With ET About Racing And Dancing With The Stars

Here is James Hinchcliffe with ET talking on racing and how he’s feeling on Dancing With The Stars right now. Thanks to Abby for the heads up.

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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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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 Val Chmerkovskiy On Laurie Hernandez’s Maturity And Wisdom

US Weekly posted a chat with Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy about their partnership on Dancing With The Stars. Val was nervous at first to be paired with a teenager, but, Laurie soon proved she was more wise and mature than he realized.

VC: I don’t know what would surprise people about you. When I think about you, I know you’re 16, but you look like you’re 12.

LH: [Laughs.] Thanks?!

VC: No, no, you’re young and innocent and sweet, but you’re also very mature and have a lot of wisdom. I was nervous to be paired up with a teenager.

LH: Because your dances are all spicy? And you have to tone it down, like … 40 notches? [Laughs.]

VC: I just didn’t want to babysit. There are 50-year-old children, and there are 16-year-old adults. You hold yourself accountable.

LH: Val, what do you like best about being my partner?

VC: I’ve enjoyed getting to know you. I know you’re going to be deeply depressed and miss me an awful amount after this.

I have a feeling it will be the other way around. Lots more at US Weekly

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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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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.

Terra Jole Writes Of Sasha Farber And How Much He And Dancing With The Stars Means To Her

Terra Jole writes of how much Sasha Farber means to her. They’ve cried together, screamed together, and laughed together. Below is more from People as she previews their next dance and how much Dancing With The Stars has means to her.

This week we’re celebrating Halloween and dancing a cha-cha to “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” from Beetlejuice. We are reenacting the famous table scene where the family is taken over by the spirits of past residents.

This cha-cha is honestly the most fun I’ve had on the dance floor so far. It’s weird, funny, and for the first time we are dancing with the troupe! The troupe brings the energy to a different level! I love everything Sasha and I are bringing to this iconic number!

And I’d like to take a second to talk about my bond with Sasha. I never thought we would be this close. We have cried together, screamed at each other and laughed until I borderline peed my pants. It sounds crazy since we only met in August, but I truly love him! He is my brother, and there is a unexplainable bond between us.

Jana Kramer and I have also become really close. We share the motherhood aspect of life and both feel like there are not enough hours in the day with our little ones. She and I also act as therapy for each other at the start of the week when we are still learning the dance. Every week you think you’re not going to make it to Sunday, but you do! You may have cried about it or screamed at your partner, but that’s only because you want to be here and stay here!

Being a part of Dancing with the Stars has changed my life. I will always be grateful that I will never be the same. It has given me a drive unlike anything I’ve experienced with any other show I’ve been a part of. You really get to test your emotional and physical limits. That’s why I’m so grateful to share the experience with Sasha. He truly brings out the best in not only our dance, but also in me! He makes the experience fun for me while teaching me to be a better dancer!

I sure hope this isn’t her last night. To read Terra’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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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.

Sneak Peek Of Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker’s New Jewelry Line “Nashelle”

On November 9th, Dancing With The Stars Allison Holker will be premiering her new “Nashelle” Jewelry line. Be watching Nashelle for an exclusive look and offers. So cute…

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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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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.

WATCH Train Hero and DWTS Alum Alek Skarlatos On “Millionaire” Today (HQ Photos)

Hey All! All this week on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” the iconic game show is saluting men and women known in their communities for going out of their way to make the world a better place and for devoting their energies to the greater good without expecting anything in return. Kicking off the week TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016 are Dancing With The Stars Season 21 3rd place winner Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler, the three friends who took down the shooter on a train from Brussels to Paris. The three friends use their friendship and teamwork to take on the “Millionaire” money ladder, and also will return for the TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 SHOW. Be sure to tune in if interested. Photo credit: Jacob Kepler, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution).

A photo from the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A photo from the production of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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 Season23 Jana Kramer Previews Her Dances With Gleb Savchenko For Halloween Night

Jana Kramer has written a new blog at People. She talks of how excited she is for tonight’s Jazz dance with Gleb Savchenko and lots more.

We’ll be doing a jazz routine for our solo dance, but we’ll also be participating in a dance-off where we won’t know the style of the dance — or which couple we’ll be dancing against — until just seconds before we have to go out on the dance floor.

That means we had to learn cha-cha, jive and salsa routines, but will only get to show off one of them. Learning all the dances has been nerve-racking, but the reason I don’t like this challenge is that it pits us all against each other more than normal. I hate competing against my friends.

But I am excited about our jazz routine! Gleb and I are doing a dance to a song from Little Shop of Horrors, and we’ll be playing the lead characters from the show. I’d actually never seen the movie or stage musical, but it’s been really fun getting to put on a character. I always find that makes doing the dance easier.

Gleb, on the other hand, has had a hard time with putting the routine together. He’d never choreographed a jazz routine before and was freaking out.

He’s used to the rigid structure of a ballroom dance and said, “There are no rules with jazz!” And I told him, “Yeah! That’s what’s so great!” That didn’t seem to calm him much, but I think what he came up with is a lot of fun and I can’t wait to perform the dance tonight!

To read Jana’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 and World Of Dance seem to have this way of bringing all of those things together. 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.