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Dancing with the Stars Season 25, The FINALE Night 1 – LIVE BLOG

Here we go!!! Pretty fun, competitive finale!

Oh how cute, the couples dancing together. :::rolls eyes::::

Okay kids – lets seem some good dancing!!

Julianne looks beautiful, although I’m not sure I love the red.

Often, going last during the finale is a good sign…but not always. If you’re a Lindsey fan (or a Jordan fan) you better vote your asses off.

Drew up first with his redemption dance. And Bruno in a tiny hard had with a small tool belt.

Paso Doble – pretty massive improvement. But then I think he’s been steadily improving for weeks and not getting rewarded for it. Is he as good as the other dancers? No – but I also don’t think he’s as bad as they’ve been scoring him. They really don’t want him in the final three. Read more..

November 20, 2017 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. :-)

PureDWTS Season 26: DWTS Junior Isn’t Happening, Abbreviated 4-Week Spinoff Instead

Just when I was beginning to get suspicious that we hadn’t heard anything definitive about DWTSJ yet, Tom dropped this tweet:

My thoughts? Given that nobody had heard a peep about DWTSJ since the initial announcement (including most of the crew, whose only indicator that things would be different was a memo sent out at the end of last season stating that they would be needed in the fall of 2017 for season 25, and the fall of 2018 for season 26), I’m guessing they just couldn’t pull together a whole new cast of celebs, pros, hosts, and judges quick enough for the spring season – or, somebody actually raised their hand and said “Guys, this idea’s a bit of a turd.” A 4-week, abbreviated season of DWTS sounds good to me – not sure people will bond with the cast quite as much as they do in a regular 10-week season, but I certainly welcome the break, as spring is when things kick up over at Pure World of Dance.

Part of me also wonders if the budget for American Idol has grown to such gargantuan proportions that they’re having to cut corners elsewhere – hence, a shortened, regular season of DWTS, where they can keep the same pros, hosts, and judges and probably mitigate costs better than undertaking a whole new revamp like DWTSJ.

Update: According to Tom, spring season isn’t regular DWTS – it’s a spinoff of sorts.  All I can think of when I think “DWTS Spin-off” was that gadawful Dance Wars show that Bruno & Carrie Ann put on during the writers’ strike back in 2008…

Thoughts?

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Ultrasound sales specialist by day, semi-knowledgeable DWTS fan by night...with a smattering of hair & makeup enthusiast, occasional model, baker, and crazy cat lady peppered in to make things REALLY interesting ;-) I might pee my pants in happiness if Donnie Wahlberg ever does DWTS - or if they ever use "Sunglasses at Night" as a paso doble. Follow me (and my dog!) on Twitter & Instagram: @putuincespence & @BirkinTheBulldog

DWTS Finale Teasers And Voting Info, Julianne Hough, PitBull & Fifth Harmony, And More To Perform

Below are two great teasers for the finals of Dancing With The Stars Season 25…..a new promo. Also, Julianne tells us on her surprise (thanks Lori for the heads up). Also, from Disney ABC, you can read some more details on the performances and how voting will take place. This is going to be great. For more dancing info, see the new Who’s Dancing What…and When? post.

In addition, the night will include special performances by Pitbull & Fifth Harmony singing their latest single, “Por Favor,” and Alexander Jean performing “Wouldn’t Change Anything,” featuring a dance by Julianne Hough.

In the two-hour season finale on TUESDAY, NOV. 21 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), it will be a Christmas spectacular as the three finalists advance to the final stage of the competition. There will be live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. The couples will each perform two dances. The first will be a repeat performance of their favorite dance from earlier in the season. And in the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge,” in which they will each fuse two contrasting dance styles, and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare.

For the first time ever, following the completion of both dances by the three remaining Dance Couples, the public will be allowed to participate in an online-only live vote via ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b. The vote limit will be five votes per voting method, and the voting window will be open for approximately five minutes. The live voting window will only be available during the live broadcast in the Eastern and Central time zones, and voters must be physically located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico to vote on ABC.com. Voters in Canada will be able to vote during this same voting window on Facebook only.

The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples, at The Grove, Caruso’s award-winning retail, dining and lifestyle destination. Multiplatinum artist Nick Lachey will perform a new, never-before-heard ballad, “Someone to Dance With,” a special track he recorded that was inspired by his journey on “Dancing with the Stars” this season. The song will be available on streaming services everywhere starting Friday, Nov. 17. Additionally, the show will include special performances by Kelsea Ballerini singing “Legends,” from her latest album; Lindsey Stirling featuring Becky G performing “Christmas C’Mon,” from Lindsey’s new holiday album, “Warmer in the Winter”; and Jordan Fisher singing a joyful medley with Debbie Gibson, “Sleigh Ride”/”What Christmas Means to Me.”

There will also be a special performance from the upcoming Dancing with the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour, hitting the road this winter, as well as a number inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios new “Frozen” short, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.”

The judges’ points and viewer votes from November 20 will be combined along with the night’s judges’ points and online-only viewer votes from the repeat dances and “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, a champion will be named, and the winner will be presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

SWIPE to find out the SURPRISE There are certain moments in my career that have made what I do mean so much more than you could ever imagine. This performance and piece that @marinspirations choreographed will forever be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences. Thank you @justinbaldoni for introducing us and being such a selfless angel that makes dreams come true. I feel so lucky that I have had a platform to share my joy and love of dance with all of you, where it all began for me on #DWTS. So when I heard Marinda’s story, saw her work and found out it was a dream for her to have a piece on the show, I was absolutely blown away and HAD to find a way for her to share her gifts. I can’t wait for all of you to feel the same amount of love, gratitude, compassion and LIFE that she gives to me! I’m not going to give too much of her story away now because we want you to tune in on Monday at 8/7C on ABC to celebrate her life and her talents that she so courageously created for all of us! TRUST ME, You won’t want to miss this! Thank you to everyone at @wayfarerla for all the amazing work you do and for connecting us all together! #mylastdays Thank you to everyone at @dancingabc bbc, and abc for being so amazing by embracing this performance and for having a platform for this genius and beautiful soul to inspire and give hope to those that need it .. all through the universal language, DANCE! #alexanderjean #wouldntchangeanything #dance #choreography #love #passion #life #inspire

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November 17, 2017 I Written By

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 Season 25, Week 9 – Dancing by the Numbers!

This week, like last week, seems fairly obvious with regard to who’s going to go home. But beyond that? This show feels like anybody’s game.

But first things first…let’s not waste any time. The judges were quite clear with their preference this past week, underscoring Drew a bit to make sure he is the one to leave this coming Monday. They didn’t underscore him but by a point or so, but it may not take much more than that. Let’s take a look at the scores.

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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 25’s Tom Bergeron, Celebs, And Pros Visit Children’s Hospital In LA (Photos)

Today, Tom Bergeron and some of the pros and celebs visited and danced for the children at the Children’s Hospital in LA. I’m such a proud Dancing With The Stars fan right now. See why below….

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November 16, 2017 I Written By

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.

Mark Ballas And Lindsey Stirling Talk On The DWTS Finals And More

Who can’t wait to see Mark Ballas and Lindsey Stirling in the finals for Dancing With The Stars? Raises hand big time. They talk all about it with Access Hollywood….

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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 Julianne Hough To Executive Produce And Star In Fox Put Pilot ‘One Hit Wendy’

Give it up for Julianne Hough!! According to Variety, Julianne Hough will star in a new Fox comedy called “One Hit Wendy” with a put pilot order. Below are more details….

Julianne Hough is set to star in a single camera comedy with a put pilot order at Fox, Variety has learned.

Hough will star in “One Hit Wendy,” which follows Wendy, a one hit wonder who peaked at 18 as she tries to guide her talented niece, Jordan, through the music industry and keep her from making the same mistakes she did.

Should the project move forward, it would mark the latest series set within the music industry at Fox. The network currently airs “Empire” and “Star,” which are currently in their fourth and second season respectively.

Hough will also serve as an executive producer on the project in addition to starring. The project will be written by Lesley Wake Webster, who will also executive produce. David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Diane Warren will also executive produce. Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith’s KatzSmith Productions will produce in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The project is the first set up under KatzSmith’s overall deal with 20th TV.

What a perfect part for her. I hope it’s a success. More at Variety. Thanks to Lori 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.

DWTS Season 25, THE FINALE – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

We have redemption dances, we have freestyles and god only knows what else!! Oh, right, A FUN FINALE!!

At this moment I only have some redemption dances, thanks to Casanova finding them on the DWTS Instagram account.

ETA: Lots more info now and I’m liking most of what I’m seeing here!! Frankie has two good songs although he might suffer in comparison to previous uses of “Run Boy Run” – LOVE his Frank Sinatra song.  Honestly, I don’t see any real stinkers in here…yet. 🙂

ETA2: Got a little bit of intel on the fusion dances.  Apparently whatever Jordan got, he only required an hour of rehearsal time to learn it 😛 -Court-

Drew Scott and Emma
Monday
Dancing 1st
Redemption Dance: Paso Doble with Bruno as Coach (Song: “Get Ready” by Rayelle)
Freestyle (Song: “The Ding Dong Daddy of the D-car Line” by the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies)
Tuesday:
Repeat Performance
24-hour Fusion Challenge
1-800-868-3404

Frankie Muniz and Whitney
Monday
Dancing 2nd
Redemption Dance: Foxtrot with CAI as Coach (and a solo??) (Song: “I Won’t Dance” by Frank Sinatra)
Freestyle (Song: “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid)
Tuesday:
Repeat Performance
24-hour Fusion Challenge – foxtrot/tango (could be Argentine)
1-800-868-3405

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay
Monday
Dancing 3rd
Redemption Dance: Charleston with Len as Coach (Song: “Bad Man” by Pitbull)
Freestyle (Song: “Puttin’ on the Ritz 2017” Jazzy Mix by Taco)
Tuesday:
Repeat Performance
24-hour Fusion Challenge – jive/?
1-800-868-3406

Lindsey Stirling and Mark
Monday
Dancing Last
Redemption Dance: Quickstep with Julianne as Coach (Song: “Barflies at the Beach” by Royal Crown Review)
Freestyle (Song: “Remember the Name” by Fort Minor/”Palladio” by Escala (Medley))
Tuesday:
Repeat Performance
24-hour Fusion Challenge – tango/cha-cha
1-800-868-3407

It’s a Charleston from Len! #TeamFishUponAStar gets assigned WAY MORE Lindy hop for their redemption dance. #DWTS #Finals

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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. :-)

DWTS Julianne Hough Talks On “Bigger”, See Gorgeous Photos On The Set, And More

Julianne Hough is looking so Marilyn Monroe-like gorgeous. Check her out as she talks to ET about her new movie “Bigger” and more. Thanks to Abby for the heads up!

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November 15, 2017 I Written By

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.

PureDWTS Season 25 Week 9 Interviews And More Goodies – Part 2

How about a few more interviews after Dancing With The Stars Monday night? You can view them below. We added a few more other goodies too! If you didn’t see Part 1, see this previous post.

And these too…. 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 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.