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PureDWTS Season 25, Week 9 – Power Rankings

I’m already seeing this finale labeled the “feel-good finale”, or “season 17, the sequel” because of the generally amiable vibe among both the celebs and pros that are left, and the fact that this is the first Chmerkovskiy-free finale we’ve had in two years. Admittedly, I’m eager to see a finale that isn’t tainted by the need to promote a member of the Fam as the “star of the show”, and without a crystal-clear front-runner – I think any of three remaining contestants could walk off with the MBT, and about the only thing I feel 100% confident asserting is that Drew will NOT win the MBT. But man – I am HYPE for these freestyles, guys.  With the choreographic prowess of the remaining pros, we’ve got the potential for some showstoppers.

Judges were back to being on their bullsh*t last night – particularly Carrie Ann, who had a wishy-washy, patronizing, nonsensical critique for just about everyone – the only one in whose favor it seemed to work was Victoria, who was headed home anyway.  Len was similarly skewed, getting particularly cranky about “hip-hop” content and various other petty complaints. My guess is that they were told to create the impression that it was a horse race, and to nitpick everyone except Victoria.  Thankfully, Bruno seemed to play good judge again, and usually threw in a conciliatory score that was a point higher than what Carrie Ann or Len gave.

So Victoria left us – and I felt bad, because she seemed like a genuinely nice girl, and I don’t think she saw this coming.  Part of me thinks the judges being overly-kind to her over the course of the season may have actually convinced her that she had a legitimate shot at the MBT – hell, from the way they gushed (pretty predictably, if you ask me) over both of her just-okay routines last night, you would have thought she was the front-runner for the win.  I’m guessing Val is probably also partially to blame for her inflated expectations, and in the same token, he was also beginning to get detrimental in terms of choreography – since when is it allowed to basically do a second trio as one of your individual dances??? And in that trio, have the other two people doing most of the dancing, while the celeb primarily stays stationary? Had Amy & Derek pulled the same stunt on their season, fans would have absolutely shat themselves in anger. And I’ve still gotta raise an eyebrow at the fact that they ended up doing contemporary, while the press release listed waltz as their dance.  Say what you will about Victoria saying she had contemporary since last Monday – there’s been enough instances of Val’s partners conveniently getting their styles changed that it gives me pause, and it’s entirely possible that the song was originally intended for a waltz and someone just couldn’t make it work. …Read more

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PureDWTS Season 25 Week 9 Interviews, Recaps, Scores, And Extras After The Dances

What a great night of dancing. Once again, I was blown away by Lindsey and Jordan. I have such a hard time picking who I love more. They are both so good in different ways. I really thought Drew would be eliminated last night as I didn’t think he did as well as Victoria, but, you know how that goes. So, let’s review the scores….

Jordan & Lindsay
28 (9, 9, 10)
Iconic Dance 30 (10, 10, 10)

Lindsey & Mark
29 (10, 9, 10)
Iconic Dance 28 (9, 9, 10)

Frankie & Witney
25 (8, 8, 9)
Iconic Dance 26 (9, 8, 9)

Victoria & Val – Eliminated
27 (9, 9, 9)
Iconic Dance 29 (9, 10, 10)

Drew & Emma
24 (8, 8, 8)
Iconic Dance 24 (8, 8, 8)

If you missed seeing the show, see Idolxfactor.com (these videos work internationally) and the official Your Tube page. Don’t miss some behind the scenes videos at the official Facebook page.

To start off with interviews and recaps, see ABC7. Although no date is mentioned yet, check out this People article with teasers on Sasha and Emma’s wedding. Here’s a take…

After their busy schedules caused Emma Slater and Sasha Farber to put their wedding on hold, the Dancing with the Stars pros have finally set a wedding date… maybe.

“At least we think we do,” Slater told reporters backstage after Monday night’s episode of the ABC reality dance competition. “It’s not locked down yet, but we think we do.”

Slater was not prepared to reveal what that proposed wedding date might be. But with the couple set to head out on the DWTS Live! tour soon, she says planning has kicked into high gear.

“Things have been picking up this last week. I’m in the process of sorting out invitations,” she said. “I’m going to be crazy strange bridezilla doing my wedding planning on tour, but we’re going to make it work.”

Also, see Fox for even more on Emma and Sasha. Drew chimed in on his wedding too and eveb teased on a double wedding….

“DWTS” fans were thrilled in October 2016 when Farber proposed to Slater during the live show. He got down on one knee with a dazzling ring during the broadcast and, of course, Slater said yes to her longtime fellow dancer beau who’s been paired with such stars as Snooki and gymnast Simone Biles. Farber isn’t competing this season.

Slater plansto have fellow “DWTS” pros in her bridal party, saying, “We’re not going to be that posh, elegant wedding. I want it to be a party of love and have all our friends there and we’re going to focus a lot on the entertainment. I want to surprise Sasha. We want it to be crazy!”

Scott said as he’s rehearsed with Slater, they’ve joked about a double wedding.

That would be an interesting idea, particularly because Scott famously co-stars with his identical twin brother Jonathan on their hit HGTV show while Slater has a fraternal twin sister, Kelly.

Scott joked, “We talked about it. It’s still in the works. What we might just do is let Linda and Emma go and plan half of it and Sasha and I will take it up, we’ll claim the other half, and then we’ll merge.”

And now these recaps and interviews. Enjoy! Read more..

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