Free DWTS Newsletter Want to receive the latest news on Dancing with the Stars sent straight to your email? Join hundreds of other DWTS fans who subscribe to Pure DWTS for FREE!

Private Members Area – DWTS Season 23 Season Week 11 (Finals) Discussion

It’s time again for Dancing with the Stars chatter! You know the deal. Share your thoughts and insights on this week’s episode of Dancing with the Stars. 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.
Read more..

November 21, 2016 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Dancing with the Stars Season 23, THE FINALS – LIVE BLOG!!

As always…

Site rules in are effect – don’t hit refresh every 2 minutes, make sure you’re not posting one-liners, etc. Thank you. 🙂

What kind of fresh hell will I have to endure this evening??

The obligatory kinda silly opening. Non-actors reading lines. 🙂

Calvin and Lindsay up first….agree with Lindsay, CAI totally screwed them over. That was utterly ridiculous.

They’ve done some version of “watching video” nearly every season in the final or semi-final. Think this is the first time that they’ve looked at their OWN video.

Beautiful V. Waltz. Only complaint I had didn’t really have to do with them but the stupid “no lift” rule that makes it incredibly awkward to do some moves because Lindsay is trying so hard to keep her feet on the ground. And CAI is just enough the bitch to call it in the finale too.

Agree with Len on all but the footwork. OH FOR GOD’S SAKE!!! Her foot did not come off. My god save me from CAI and her moronic behavior. Ridiculous.

@#$%$#@@#$%^&&

Another Jana package that consists of wahhh whaaaa wahhh….

Dance was going pretty well until she missed a couple steps in the middle and then there was that LIFT. It was just messy towards the end. And the middle.

Agree with Julianne wholeheartedly. At least CAI saw her lift too…but if she get’s a nine from CAI she’s an idiot. OH HELL YES LEN!!! Where have you been for 23 seasons?

Calvin really got hosed – same score as Jana and his dance was MUCH better. She was so messy and got called out for it by Julianne, yet gets the same score with more raves.  So, is he moving on to tomorrow and they want to keep him down?

The attempt to turn Val into Derek continues. Too bad he sounds so insincere. And can’t really choreograph very well.

Good dancing from Laurie although there’s something going on with how she bends – I guess it’s gymnast body. It also felt more like a Tango than a Paso. Bit of a sync issue at the end.  Great back kick in there – but no surprise. Gymnast.

Lot’s of gushing…odd that CAI can see those feet come off the ground but completely miss the sync issue. Peeked on twitter and saw Courtney saw it too.

Wow…this is interesting scoring.

Why do we have a musical performance BEFORE the last dance of the round?? And will this affect voting – we know large chunks of the audience might not have the best attention span.

LOL Sharna. Love Helio…that was fun.

Okay, that was an EXCELLENT foxtrot!! So smooth, beautiful….very well done.

I didn’t see the stumble at all…interesting that the producers had it all cued up to replay it. I think he should still get at least one 10 – Laurie did and she had issues as well.

Erin, shut up. Okay, same score as Laurie?  I’ve lost track. Crap, Laurie got TWO 10’s??  Right. :::sigh::: The judges are ranking. Laurie #1, James #2 – gotta get voting. Quite sure that Sharna can kill Val in a freestyle, but it probably won’t matter.

I can’t decide if this stealth cam is set up or true stealth. I saw them set it up for Derek and Marilu, but this looked stealth. I still wonder though.

So far, this looks like all of Jana’s dances.  the teacher is an interesting idea, but  I’m not sure it really adds anything. Oh, they’re having some trouble with it…it’s getting in the way.

Okay, at the end I have to say that wasn’t a very good freestyle. It started out okay, but got very messy with the tether and it just was…weird.

Oh Jules, you’re being kind. That scarf didn’t work. Props to Gleb for trying it, but it really didn’t work. Maybe if they had another week of rehearsal.

Ah poor Gleb. Now he’s making me cry. Nine’s are nothing to be ashamed of. Hey, Val – that was real emotion. Take notes.

Lindsay scares me. 🙂  Calvin is so awesome. I love him. 🙂

NOW THAT WAS A FREESTYLE!!! That was fantastic, brilliant and amazing – and it actually had stuff I haven’t seen before with the treadmills. Just amazing. Perfect. If it doesn’t get a perfect score, the fix is in.

THAT was really good. Lindsay takes the lead as best female choreographer in on DWTS. By a long shot. Sharna and Val have a shit ton of work to do.  Wow. Mind. Blown.

Damn straight that’s a perfect score. That’s what I want to see in a freestyle.

The La La Land dance was pretty cool. Why is Mandy so uneven in her choreography? I know all choreographers have bad dances but she seems more uneven than most.

Geez, Val. You want to talk to America? Try bringing some authenticity to your choreography and your packages. People WILL buy what you’re selling if it’s authentic. But I don’t get that from you.

Okay…fun, happy, happy freestyle. But nothing earth shattering or terribly exciting. Don’t get me wrong – it didn’t suck. And it’s not a freestyle that would cost her the win, but…

I’ll be disappointed if this gets a perfect score. It would normally be a 40 dance, I think….but it’s so far below Calvin’s in my opinion. His was more difficult and more innovative. There was just nothing new or exciting. But part of the problem is the allowing of props, extra dancers, etc during the regular season.

Oh shut UP, Val! Dang, you ruin it every time!

Hmmmm….not sure how I feel about that freestyle.  I think it was very different. The voice over worked, I think. It was very well danced. It was NOT cliche.  I think the music was perfectly chosen.

Julianne says “one of best freestyles ever” – don’t think I agree with that. It was very good.  I dunno, I think I have to sit on this one for a bit. It’s something I’m going to have to mull over. I hope the audience doesn’t have to mull it over. I think, judging by the scoring and the comments, that James has a real shot to win this. Not sure that dance was enough. I think it beats Laurie on emotion though.

So, I’m wrong AGAIN!! But happy to be wrong. 😉 Only working at 70% this season.  In case you didn’t guess, Jana and Gleb are eliminated – and they knew it too.

Very interesting, having James last to be called safe. I suspect they’re trying to suppress Calvin’s vote. Much the way Marilu was always called safe fairly early, they’re trying to lull Calvin’s fans into complacency. Not sure if Calvin being there really hurts James or not…I guess we find out tomorrow.

In closing….yes, I will do a new post tomorrow night and yes, I’m working on the numbers as we speak…It’s a toss up folks. If not for the running order and the filler, Calvin would have a real shot with his great freestyle. As he should. But because of the nitpicking all season, the scoring and the filler, I think it comes down to Laurie and James – and it’s not a sure thing either way. VOTE!!

 

I Written By

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. :-)

DWTS All Access Season 23 Finals Night One – LIVE Behind The Scenes Coverage, Interviews, And More

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 All Access is about to begin for night one of the Finals! 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.

I Written By

Hi, 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.

Dancing With The Stars Val Chmerkovskiy Vlogs On His Freestyle With Laurie Hernandez And More

Val Chmerkovskiy Vlogs for the last time this season. He’s excited for everyone to see his Freestyle with Laurie Hernandez. She loves it and he thinks we will too. Lot’s more below….

I Written By

Hi, 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 Finalists Visit The Children’s Hospital In Los Angeles – Video

The Dancing With The Stars Finalists visited the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles a few days ago. This will bring a tear to your eye. If you’d like to donate to help these little angels, go here.

I Written By

Hi, 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.

Dancing With The Stars James Hinchcliffe Interviewed On Finale Dances, A Message To Fans

James Hinchcliffe has a special message for fans (so sweet!). Also, Dave Furst interviewed him on his dances. Thanks to Abby for her help all season with goodies on James. Here’s to tonight!

I Written By

Hi, 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.

Terra Jole Writes Sweet Good-Bye To Sasha Farber And More Dancing With The Stars Thoughts

Terra Jole has written a last Dancing With The Stars blog to the one and only Sasha Farber. She’s so thankful for him and she hopes she proved something by doing the show. I think she did just that. What do you think? From People….

When you’re a week away from the finale, the last thing that you want to do is go home. I wanted to prove something to everyone that being different was a good thing! I wanted to prove the same to myself. Never did I realize I had these insecurities before joining Dancing with the Stars. I feel like we were able to showcase that being different was a great thing through dance.

The only part that hurts my heart was that I wasn’t able to learn every dance that you could have to do on DWTS and to say Sasha and I made the finals. But I’m still super proud of this journey and wouldn’t have done anything differently. I don’t think anyone saw us getting this far.

To Sasha: There will never be another experience like this for me, so thank you. You are the main reason I was able to persevere and grow as a dancer. Every time I felt like giving up, you were there to guide me to keep going. I had the best pro on Dancing with the Stars and your next partner is going to be super lucky to embark on the dance journey with you. We became brother and sister, and I’m looking forward to a lifelong friendship. Always rooting for you! Love ya!

People keep asking me “What’s next?” Well, taking care of me is most important. Since being eliminated last Monday, I found out I had three hernias and I’ve ripped the center of my abdominal wall, which is putting me in surgery early December.

More at People.

I Written By

Hi, 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.

Jana Kramer Writes Of Her Final Dances On Dancing With The Stars

Jana Kramer has written her last blog for Dancing With The Stars at People. She’s feeling a little weird as she goes into the Finals tonight and feels everyone is a winner. She also gives us hints for what’s to come. It sounds like Gleb is dancing even though he is still not feeling the best. More below and at the link.

It’s weird to realize that no one is really going home anymore. It’s just the end. This sounds so cheesy, but I feel like making it to the finals, we’ve all won. The only thing that separates us is one person will get the Mirrorball Trophy.

That said, we want that trophy and we’ve been working hard for it. Between rehearsals and interviews and everything, it’s been a crazy week and Gleb is feeling the pressure. I’ve never seen him this stressed before. He’s having to choreograph two very difficult routines and a lot is on his shoulders.

On top of all that, he’s really sick with the flu. He’s literally falling apart right now and had to reschedule rehearsals this weekend so he could rest a little more. He’s struggling.

Usually I’ll get wrapped up in the anxiety and stress of the people around me, but because I’ve worked with Gleb for so many weeks I have been staying really grounded and trying to relieve some of his stress. I don’t want this last week to be stressful. I want to enjoy it and really make the most of our last week dancing together. And to be honest, we trade off. Last week, I was so nervous and he calmed me down. Now it’s my turn to support him.

Our freestyle dance is going to be the most different because the other routines are going to be big productions with props and everything but ours won’t be like that. At first, I was a little bummed that we weren’t having all those bells and whistles but Gleb and I started this experience together and we’re going to end it together – just the two of us.

My redemption dance is the tango, and I’m really happy the judges chose that one for me. I was in extreme pain when we performed our first tango week 2, and I am so happy that they picked the dance because I love the tango and I always felt I could do it better than I did. The routine is a lot harder than the tango we did in week 2, and I feel really good about it. It feels great to see how much I’ve grown.

I’m also singing “Circles” on the finale Tuesday. “Circles” really is about piecing together a lot of broken parts and DWTS has been a large part of my ability to piece myself together, so I feel like everything is coming, well, full circle.

I Written By

Hi, 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.

Dancing With The Stars James Hinchcliffe And Helio Castroneves Have a Dance Off

Oh, this is so fun. Below you can see Helio Castroneves having a dance off with James Hinchcliffe! Hilarious!

Read more..

I Written By

Hi, 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 23 Finals – New Promo, Photos, Last Minute Thoughts Including Some From Wanya Morris

We’re only hours away from the Finals of Dancing With The Stars Season 23! Below is a new promo, some photos, and last minute thoughts from the couples. Wanya Morris also sent a message to Calvin Johnson. So cool! Here’s to tonight and best wishes to Everyone!

Oh how facial expressions change with just an eyebrow?? @iamvalc

A video posted by Laurie Hernandez (@lauriehernandez_) on

I Written By

Hi, 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.