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Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 8 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Immunity, Immunity….who gets the immunity?? Place your bets here!! Part of me says it’s tailor made for Nick…another part of me says Carlos, who may need it more. If Carlos gets it and Alexa goes home, that’s just going to piss me off. Then again, maybe Alexa…

The dance off is apparently Jive, Cha Cha and Samba, and only ONE of our couples have danced all three. Nick. Surely that’s not a coincidence. Here’s how the rest of them stack up:

Nick: Jive, Cha Cha, Samba
Carlos: Jive, Cha Cha
Alexa: Jive, Cha Cha
Bindi: Jive, Cha Cha
Andy: Jive, Cha Cha
Tamar: Cha Cha, Samba
Alek: Jive

The BEST thing that could happen (for all parties, I’m thinking) is that Nick doesn’t get immunity and picks Tamar. Tamar picks Samba – they’ve both done it, so it’s a true dance off. Every other couple would be fine with the remaining dances except Alek – he will likely get picked last and he needs to do the Jive. In this way, everyone gets a dance that they’ve done. However, I have a nasty feeling that Bindi is going to end up with a Samba, simply because whoever she picks might want to take her down. I think this is only likely if she picks either Nick and Tamar – the two seriously competitive (to the point that Derek was on the verge of saying something) people. I don’t even get THAT level of competitive from Carlos. Just other unpleasant things. 🙂

Anyway, all of these burning questions will begin to be answered in T-minus 60 minutes….

Great pro dance!

Carlos salsa was a mess. They blew the lift, the missed a hand hold, the entry to the lift was messy. They are coming up with an excuse to give him a perfect score. And there’s the “don’t care cuz I liked it a lot” BS from Bruno.

Oh thank god for CAI being real.

Shirley says that was a 8 dance…I would agree.

Nick and Lauren just announced their baby news on All Access.

Awww….Alek did a fine job. The package was lovely. I did see the blown lift, but he handled it well. Think the 9 from CAI was a tad high.

Andy is making me SOB!! Jaysus. I have to add that there were a couple exits from moves where Allison kinda blew her footwork. Unfortunately it was really noticeable. I’m not sure it was Andy, like CAI was saying.

Eh, I think 7s were pretty harsh. He should be all 8’s, only one point below Alek.

Damn, Alexa had two very visible missed steps. She was doing so well!! So fierce and going strong, then boom. The song was too funky too.

ARGH!!! Underscored!! Dear lord, she’s was more than two points better than Alek!!

Here we go, as expected. Very sweet though.

Gooood contemporary routine. Hate that straight leg lift with the flexed feet though. It’s in every contemporary dance. Other than that, I loved it. And here comes immunity for Nick. Best dance ever??? Wild hyperbole from CAI as expected.

LOL…shot of Derek going “Freakin’ a – another big announcement right before we dance?? Will I be eliminated next week too??”

Oh sure, it’s super fair that Julianne looks super hard to find something wrong with Bindi. Pretty sure she didn’t work that hard on ANYONE else. That was a brilliant foxtrot. But explain to me how it’s fair to have Nick the ringer dancing contemporary against everyone else who isn’t a ringer doing ballroom?

Brilliant Foxtrot…from a non-dancer or dancer.

Nick has immunity – Tamar can’t get it, no matter her score.

Oh boy…it may appear that they’re letting Val point out that she got a bad edit, but it’s not a good look still. They end the package well though.

Will CAI call the lift in that dance? Probably not. The music was all wrong for that dance and as a result, the dance seemed…limp. Not sharp.

Oh praise be. CAI is now two for about 8 on the lifts.

LOL…and Derek defeats the Team dance with a simple request. I wonder if he saw Alek and decided to give him a better chance against someone else? He might not have seen him due to Tom trying to stop him from his “strategy”.

Oh, my lord. The dance off I was watching wasn’t close at all and Bindi was doing more jive. Hmmmm….they’re trying to save everyone at once. Derek is getting HOSED tonight between Julianne and Erin and Tom and everyone questioning him. Pissing me off.

This is BS. Carlos must be in trouble.

Very interesting. I voted for Alexa for sure, but America’s vote had the weight so Alexa gets the points. Interesting.

Allison doing all the dancing in the first few bars of the Samba. Alek doing an interesting lift.

Hold the phone…Immunity is for tonight?? Or tonight and next week??

Safe – Bindi and Derek!

Safe – Tamar and Val

Safe – Alek and Lindsay

Safe – Alexa and Mark

Eliminated….Andy and Allison. I’m on a roll.

Note that the married couple both got the extra two points tonight.

November 2, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 7 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Time for the long awaited team dances!! Whoo Hoo…kinda. Hoping it’s not too predictable. I mean, Val’s team has the dark, edgy song. How unique…only not. At all.

Who am I looking forward to? I’m hoping Bindi can pull of an AT with a bit of edge. I’m curious to see how an oft-used-for-a-Paso song fits with Nick and Sharna’s AT. Praying that Alexa does well with Mark’s Paso and that she’s safe this week…but at the same time, don’t really want to see Hayes go either. VERY curious to see if Val has fixed Tamar’s partnering problem in their foxtrot – that should have a lot of in-hold work and she tends to stiffen up when in hold. Now that they’re back to doing ballroom, I’m very curious to see if Andy’s streak of decent dancing holds up. NOT looking forward to Louis on All Access – way too b*tchy to most other than Val. Anyway…

T-minus 30 minutes…

Team dance started well and went rapidly downhill. Meh.

People won’t give Nick the “real”?? Hmmm…calm the ego, son.

Nick started kinda wonky but he got it together fairly quickly….they were hard on him for a reason though. He has a bit of a stiffness about him. Not bad though.

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October 26, 2015 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 6 – LIVE BLOG (Spoilers)

Week 6 already!! Wow…time flies.

Well, I think it’s been a good season so far – light on the manipulation and shenanigans (until last week). I expect that may all change tonight. Either way, it will be interesting to see how it plays out.  Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

T-minus 15 minutes…

LOL – Robert (Bindi’s bro) is on All Access – so cute.

So, great opening number…off the top of my head I saw Singing in the Rain (Derek), Flash Dance (Karina), ONE….what else….

CAI just said they would be looking for the style they were assigned. I smell BS already.

Thought Hayes and Emma did really well – a tiny bit hosed by the judges, I think I would have gone a bit higher. Read more..

October 19, 2015 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. :-)

Afterbuzz TV Reviews DWTS Season 21 Switch-Up Week, Let Us Know If You Agree With The Panel

Below Suri Serano, Jake DuPree, Divadarv, and Anna Trebunskaya review “Switch-Up Week” for Dancing With The Stars Season 21. The show will begin at 7:00pm ET in the video below. In case you miss it, it will play after the show as well. Let us know what you think in comments as always!

October 13, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing with the Stars Season 21, Week 5 – LIVE BLOG

Switch Up Week!!  I’ll be very curious to see how they edit all the packages tonight, who gets pimped, who gets slammed (and if it’s a reflection of the pro or another agenda) and so on.

And if I hear that we “voted for the switch-up” one more time, I may scream. Such a lie. An easy to prove lie. Why they continue the sham, I don’t know.

T-minus 15 Minutes…

Damn, had my contractor still in my house 5 minutes after the show started, so I’m running behind.  Loved the opening number, wish we had more of them. 🙂

As a result, I missed most of Tamar.

Most of what Louis said in his rehearsal package is pretty much what I’ve always thought he thought about himself. 😉 Read more..

October 12, 2015 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. :-)

Kim Zolciak And Alfonso Ribeiro Talk About DWTS On Good Morning America – Videos

Kim Zolciak gave Good Morning America an update on her health condition. She’s doing much better, but, she doesn’t feel it was fair that she couldn’t dance after her health scare. Alfonso Riberio was also interviewed on Good Morning America today. They talked with him about America’s Funniest Home Videos, but, he also talked a little about Dancing With The Stars a little and how much he loves being part of the show. Thanks so much to @idolxfactor1 for being so fast with footage as always.

ETA: Below is a new interview with E Online or you can read about it at this link. Note that producers said “no” to her coming back next season too. Read more..

October 8, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

HQ Dance Photos DWTS Season 21 Week 4 Of The Cast And Judges

What beautiful photos of the dances this past week on Dancing With The Stars. To see more, click on any of the pics.

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October 7, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Afterbuzz TV Reviews DWTS Season 21 Week 4: Let Us Know What You think?

Hey All! Kristyn Burtt and the Gang review Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Week 4. Let us know what you think in comments as always!

ETA: Correction as Kristyn is absent. On another note: Sasha Farber is their guest!

October 6, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

PureDWTS Season 21, Week 4 – Power Rankings

*looks around* Wow, Alfonso hosted DWTS and the world didn’t end. Right on! Seriously, though, I though the guy did a pretty damn good job – his pacing was good, he didn’t talk too much, and he kept things moving. I’m sure there are some that would disagree, but as for me? I’m just thankful that he stepped in for Tom and seemed to minimize any potential disruption that Tom’s absence caused. But the joke about joining the band? Played out, dude. Pun intended 😛

One rather strange observation about last night’s show? The running order – it struck me as kinda odd, and I wasn’t the only one. Seemed like they actually front-loaded the show with good dances, and relegated some head-scratchers to the end of the show. Seemed…backwards. I would have moved Andy, Paula, and Carlos to the first hour; and probably moved Hayes, Tamar, and Alek to the back. Not much else to add, just that it all seemed kinda out-of-order to me, given the quality of the dances.

Other noteworthy moments? Allison announcing her pregnancy – my god, that child is going to be gorgeous and talented. And it leaves the door open for Lindsay to remain a pro next season, which makes me happy 😀 And who doesn’t love Sasha channeling Bruno circa 1983, in one of his “I’m Still Standing” getups? Guess I’m just thankful that it wasn’t the bizarre black man-leotard thingie… 😎

Did @DancingABC accidentally tip their hand with regards to the switch-up? They tweeted out this eyebrow-raiser right before Alek performed – and it has since been deleted. Someone told me that the phone votes were saying “Thanks for voting for Alek & Sharna!” as well, but it didn’t do it for me. Just a senior moment, or someone inadvertently tweeting about next week’s pairings? You be the judge.

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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

Maksim Chmerkovskiy To Be A Guest Judge Next Week On Dancing With The Stars

Special thanks to @IdolXFactor1 for this GMA recap of last night’s show, but, check out the end. They announce Maks Chmerkovskiy will be a guest judge next week on Dancing With The Stars. Oh boy, buckle up your seat belts…

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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 seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.