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Part 2: Go Behind The Scenes Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova’s Photoshoot – Video

Many of you enjoyed Part 1 “Behind the scenes” of Gleb Savchenko and Adelina Sotnikova’s new Photo Shoot. Well here is Part 2. This is so beautiful….

May 21, 2015 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 Sharna Burgess: “This season is my dream come true”

Sharna Bugess has written such a touching new blog. She’s hoping her and Noah make the finals. No matter what happens, she feels they have already won. Read on…

I feel like I have already won DWTS just having Noah as my partner. He is my hero and a true champion. Noah deserves an award for overcoming his physical challenges and performing so beautifully each week. I have an amazing freestyle dance planned for Noah — I truly hope we make it to the final!

This season is my dream come true. Thank you to all our fans for being so supportive, we love and appreciate you!

More from Sharna at Closer Weekly.

May 12, 2015 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.

PureDWTS Season 20 Semi-Finals Night One: Scores, Media, Interviews, And A New POLL (VOTE)

Wow, last night’s show was one of the best shows I have ever seen in all my time watching Dancing With The Stars. The Judges Choice dances took the couples and the show to a whole new level. So, what do you think: Would you like to see them bring back the Judges Choice dances again in the future like I would? VOTE in our new Poll and let us know.

Moving on, let’s examine the scores from last night again….

Riker Lynch & Allison Holker – 80 (40/40)
Nastia Liukin & Derek Hough – 80 (40/40)
Rumer Willis & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – 78 (38/40)
Noah Galloway & Sharna Burgess – 76 (36/40)

Next, how about some media? If you go to ABC, the Daily Mail, and Entertainment Tonight, you can view some beautiful photos and a special segment on Noah and his proposal.

As for the interviews….first, go to E News. All four couples are interviewed on the night. It was an emotional one for them all in different ways and everyone is happy with last night’s dances. And here are some more interviews (we’ll add more interviews to each section as soon as more are released)….

Afterbuzz TV:

Access Hollywood:

Got Pap (I couldn’t resist posting Maks and Peta seen after the show):

Keep checking back for updates and thanks for everything for reading, commenting, and all of your love and support for this site!! xx

ETA: Below is more….

POPTVDotCom (you can see Gleb Savhcenko, Elena Samodanova, and Adelina Sotnikova too!):

GMA:

ETA2: Fox News also talked with the couples. Be sure to see the link for more, but, below is a take…

Derek Hough was finally able to dance again for a complete number with Liukin after an injury marred his “DWTS” season and pro Sasha Farber had stepped in.

While Hough danced most of the routine, mentor Goodman did a few moves with Liukin at the end in a performance paying tribute to the veteran judge’s life.

On-the-mend Hough hopes to perform with Liukin if they make it to the finals, and the Olympian told reporters: “I think at the beginning of the season, I was more like, oh, the scores and the placement and now…Derek’s injury, and seeing the pain he’s been in…it’s taught me life is about the journey.”

ETA3: Here is a You Tube version of Noah and Sharna with Entertainment Tonight. Thanks to Andrea for the find…

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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.

Afterbuzz TV With Gleb Savchenko And Elena Samodanova Review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8

This week Elena Samodanova and Gleb Savchenko joined the Afterbuzz TV gang to review Dancing With The Stars Season 20 Week 8! It was so cool to get a perspective from Gleb and Elena being they have danced and/or judged in other countries (here, Australia, India, recently Russia…and soon the UK). I found them fascinating with their knowledge and insights. They were refreshing and articulate with their reviews and thoughts of each couple. I especially loved how Gleb and Elena praised Sharna and Derek for their choreography. Gleb even called Derek “extraordinary”.

Other notes:
-Note that Gleb and Elena are only in Los Angeles for two weeks. Next week, Gleb plans to take his DWTS Russia partner Adelina Sotnikova to Dancing With The Stars on Monday and Tuesday. So, look for them in the audience.

-Elena also talked about judging DWTS Russia and what it was like to judge Gleb and Adelina (wouldn’t she make a cool judge here? I love her!).

– Gleb also talked of doing Strictly Come Dancing this Fall in the UK and then they are returning to back to Los Angeles. Gleb said he hopes to dance in Dancing With The Stars Season 22 here.

-Also note that Kristyn said Kym Johnson won’t be dancing on our version of Dancing With The Stars next season. She is going back to Australia to judge.

Lots more below. Excellent show with a lot of cool information. Let us know what you think as always….

ETA: Part of the video below has been edited. Not sure why, but, during the live stream when they were talking about the Derek, Nastia, and Sasha’s trio, Gleb again mentioned Derek’s musicality in his choreography and how he can create around the song(fast and slow) and that you don’t see that level of choreography very often because you have to be “extraordinary”. So, keep that in mind while you listen.

ETA2: You can listen to an audio version of the entire show (unedited) at this link. The part that was missing in the video below can be heard at the 42:14 mark. Thanks to Angie for letting us know.

ETA3: Kristyn tweeted there were “transmission issues” and that’s why they had to edit the video. You can also listen to the Podcast at iTunes.

May 6, 2015 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.

Go Behind The Scenes Of New Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, And Elena Samodanova Photo Shoots – Videos, Photos

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Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, and Elena Samodanova have been posting all kinds of new photos from a photo shoot at their twitter and instagram accounts. Be sure to see them if you haven’t yet, here, here, and here.

And for #TeamSotka fans, isn’t this fun? Up on your feet. Let’s dance with them Uhhhh….

And how about this video footage from Elena Samodanova? Gorgeous! And that’s not all. Be sure you watch Afterbuzz TV tonight as Gleb and Elena are their special guests. Maybe they will talk on Dancing With The Stars Russia and Gleb’s new Pro gig in Strictly Come Dancing? We’ll post a video in a new post as soon as we can in case you miss it.

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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.

Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova Thank Their Fans For DWTSRussia Support – Video

Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova thak their fans for all the support for their run on Dancing With The Stars Russia and more. This is so awesome. Check it out. THANK YOU GLEB, ADELINA, and ELENA~ xxx #OneLove

May 3, 2015 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.

DWTSRussia Finale: Coverage Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova, Voting Info, Videos, Photos, And More

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The time has come #DWTSRussia fans!! The Dancing With The Russia Finale is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, 9:50am ET. Thanks to everyone who has been following along. It’s so cool how Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, Elena Samodanova and this wonderful cast have brought us all together. We’ve made new awesome friends from all over the world. It’s amazing when you think about it, isn’t it?

And as you know, now it’s more important than ever to vote for Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova if you’d like to see them win this competition. They’ve done their work, so, now it’s time to do ours and show them our appreciation! Here’s what you can do to help them win the Mirror Ball trophy:

You must:
– vote strictly during the airing of the show from 16.50 till 20.00 Moscow, Russia time. In other countries the local time is 9:50am ET US; 14:50 London, England; 22:50pm Tokyo, Japan; 23:50 Sidney, Australia. If you need another time converted to the country where you live, see this link.

The two options to vote:
– by sms send 10 to short number 1075
– go on-line using your credit card to this official link and follow the instructions at NastineLi’s twitter. Amount of votes by sms is unlimited; on the web you can send up to 300 votes at a time indicating the necessary figure in the field “amount of votes” and you can vote as many times as you can. Remember that each single vote is precious!! Even if you can send just 1 vote, do that!!! It can be crucial!!! Ask any of your friends for help!!! People from every country can vote. Only together we can do it!!!! Note that ALL of your votes will go to a good cause as well which is so cool.

As always, you can Read more..

April 24, 2015 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.

PureDWTS Exclusive Interview: Gleb Savchenko Talks On DWTS Russia, Dance Info For The Finals, A Special Message For Fans, & More

Hi All!! Gleb Savchencko was so gracious enough to take a time out from Dancing With The Stars Russia to answer a few questions. I was dying to know what he and partner Adelina Sotnikova felt in those moments when it was announced they were going to the finals this upcoming Saturday. Below he talks all about it. Plus, Gleb discusses choreographing and his favorite dances. He also tells us about he and Adelina’s new dances for the Finals too (Yay, I got my wish for a Paso Doble). Gleb also has a special message for you. Included below is also some footage from a new fashion shoot with his wife Elena Samodanova (*I think I just passed out and went to heaven*). Let’s wish them the best all and don’t forget to VOTE for Gleb and Adelina all week and on Saturday. For voting instructions, keep scrolling below. THANKS GLEB!!

Hi Gleb! It’s so great to speak with you again. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few questions. First of all, a huge huge CONGRATULATIONS making it to the Finals of DWTS Russia. We couldn’t be more proud of you and Adelina!! Take us back to the moments you found out you made it. You and Adelina’s expressions were pure joy to watch and heaven sent.

It was great when they announced that we made it to the final!!! All of the couples in the semi deserve to be in the final and deserve that mirror ball. We are super excited and working hard to do a good show on Saturday. Read more..

April 20, 2015 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.

DWTSRussia Semi-Finals With Gleb Savchenko, Adelina Sotnikova, Elena Samodanova – Special Preview, Photos, Video

Are you ready for the Dancing With The Stars Russia Semi-finals? For starters, Anastassija (@NastineLi at twitter) was so gracious and wrote us a fun preview for what the show is about this week so we’d understand it better. It reads as follows….

Anastassija: The 10th show of DWTS RUSSIA will be dedicated to the most popular and successful singer of Soviet Union and Russia of all times, Alla Pugachjova. She had her birthday on April, 15 (she turned 66) so they decided to make such a present to her. Each pair takes their favourite song by A.Pugachjova and performs a dance. She has a very rich repertoir, so it’s very difficult to guess the choices.

To make it a bit more clear, she is somewhat like Madonna or Michael Jackson for Russians. Actually when she was young, she was really a mega-star and an absolute idol for several generations of soviet people. Now she almost doesn’t perform, but she is extremely respected and a very influential person in the world of show business in Russia. She is a welcome guest on many shows, she used to be a judge on a very famous russian-produced international talent festival New Wave, she also produced her own talent show(smth like Star Academy) “Factor A”. So she still stays very active ;)) and i won’t be surprised if tomorrow she is one of the judges ;))

An interesting fact – she is wife of the host of the show, Maxim Galkin. They have a big age difference, but they are happily married and have little twins. Though, A.Pugachjova has a grown up daughter, who is also a popular singer in Russia, and two grandsons, one of whom also tries to be a professional musician. You can read really much about her here. And here you can listen to a collection of her really greatest hits and most popular songs of all her career ;))

Back to Vogue: So, this week Gleb Savchenko is dancing in a men’s group dance. Anastassija tells us they will be dancing to a song called “Kings Can Do Anything”.

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Anastassija translated the lyrics for us below and what they mean to set up this dance before we see it….

1.Once upon a time there lived a king
He rules his country and his people as he only could
And his name was Louis the Second.
But the song is not about him but about love.
At those times there lived a beauty
She … the shepherd geese at the walls of the palace,
But for Louis she was the prettiest of all
And he decided to marry her
Chorus:
Kings can do anything, kings can do anything,
They even decide the destiny of the whole world,
But no matter what you say
No king can marry for love
2.”I will marry, I will marry, I will marry”, said Louis.
And all his neighbours kings immediately arrived to him,
And there was a huge scandal, a really huge scandal.
But the song is not about that but about love.
And finally he married another woman.
She had only kings in her pedigree.
But if you saw the portrait of that princess,
You would never envy Louis
Chorus.

Also, below is a video of the Guys (including Gleb) in rehearsals for the Group dance… Read more..

April 18, 2015 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.

Behind The Scenes Of Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova’s Hip Hop Dance On DWTS Russia – Video

For those following Dancing With The Stars Russia: Remember Gleb Savchenko And Adelina Sotnikova Hip Hop dance that we posted about this past Saturday (how could we forget? It was a blast and it pushed them to the Semi-Finals)? Well, here is some fun “behind-the-scenes” coverage. This is so cute and a special thanks to Anaida for the heads up!!

Stay tuned! We plan to blog on Dancing With The Stars Russia again on Saturday! Be wishing this team all the best as they get ready!

April 15, 2015 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.