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PureDWTS Season 26 – Who Would You Like to See on DWTS Junior? Court Picks Pros & Celebs

So we’re still over 6 months away from the premiere of Dancing with the Stars Junior next spring, but given that any show with minors seems to take quite a bit more planning, I’m guessing the casting directors are already wheeling & dealing on who they want on the show – after all, they’re not just casting potential celebs, but pros too…and apparently a host, as well, as Tom has said he will not be hosting the spinoff. Alfonso, you still lurking around set? 😉 We need a host, bruh. My gut’s still telling me that Maks will somehow land on the judging panel, and I guess I can only hope that being a father himself with have softened him a bit…I don’t think I could bear a whole season of him being as big a jerk as he was guest judging switch week on DWTS.  And to kids, no less 😯

I had mixed feelings upon hearing about the spinoff – and if I’m being honest, my feelings are still pretty mixed – but at the very least, I think having a brand new set of pros, judges, and celebs (and perhaps a bit of a new format, to accommodate the unique nature of casting kids) might give me a bit of a reprieve from the manipulative grind of the regular DWTS. And the fact that all of the pros are gonna be brand new? Makes it hard for producers to play favorites 🙂 But I do worry about seeing young kids face rejection on national television, especially after seeing young kids cut on World of Dance this summer…I just hope the producers know they have to handle them far more gently than they do the adults on DWTS.

So all that being said – who do I want to see as pros and celebs on the show? Well, given that they haven’t really specified what the age range will be, I am gonna guess that anyone under the age of 18 is probably going to be eligible to be a pro or a celeb partner – similar to the competitive ballroom world, where 18 is more or less the cutoff for dancing in the youth division, and then they make you just start doing adult amateur events. Yes, I’m aware that Willow Shields was only 14 when she did the regular version of the show – but if we cut it off at 14, we actually lose some potentially good pro and celeb choices, and I don’t think the show is going to be able to afford to be THAT picky.  So 18’s my cut-off, and all of my picks won’t turn 18 during the airing of the show, either.  I was also realistic – I doubt we’re gonna see the children/siblings of any huge, A-list celebs on DWTSJ.  So yeah – no Jolie-Pitts and the like on this list.  I listed celebrity children that I think the show actually stands a chance of possibly getting.

I find myself caring more about the pros than the celebrity contestants (although there’s two celebs that I’ve already picked out pro partners for… 😉 ), but I had a good time compiling this list nonetheless.  Let me know what you think 😉 Read more..

July 19, 2017 I Written By

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

Pure Dancing With The Stars 2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions

Coming up on Thursday, July 14th, is the nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards. Question: Which dances or performances from Dancing With The Stars do you think should be nominated? Keep in mind that ALL of Dancing With The Stars Season 21 and Season 22 are eligible for an Emmy Award (May 2nd was the deadline, but, we think there are exceptions to the rule for shows and performances that take place until May 31st). So, we’re assuming all of season 22 is eligible, but we could be wrong?). If you’d like to read the rules and procedures for the 2016 Emmy Awards, you can do so at Emmys.com. So, with all that said, let us know in comments for which dances you think should be nominated. You can also include dances and performances from other TV shows or specials if you like. Below are our predictions: Read more..

July 11, 2016 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.

Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Bindi Irwin, Nyle DiMarco , And Dancing With The Stars Nominated For 2016 TV Scoop Awards (VOTE)

Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Bindi Irwin, Nyle DiMarco have all been nominated in the 2016 TV Scoop Awards for Best Reality/Talk Show Star. If you’d like to see any of them win, go to E Online at this link. You can also VOTE for Dancing With The Stars for Best Reality/Talk Show!!! Let’s do it, Guys! RT this post everywhere, VOTE as many times as you can, and make it happen!

June 23, 2016 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 22, THE FINALE NIGHT TWO – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

I’m back, I’ve watched the show… And what in the hell was Val thinking?   It started out OK and then it turned into a bad parody of Derek’s fox trot with Nicole that happened in like week three or four combined with the dumbed down version of his Singin’ in the Rain with Bethany. Good lord.  What happened to the good old days when bad freestyles actually got like 8s?? Cuz that was bad…and everyone was pretending it was great. How annoying can you get? Read more..

May 24, 2016 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 22, THE FINALE – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

I am on the road and hopefully will be in my hotel room in time to watch the show…if not, Courtney will hopefully jump in. I can’t decide if me missing the show would be a good thing…or a bad thing. 🙂

T-minus 30 minutes…

I found out I can’t watch live, so Courtney will be at the helm this evening. Before I go, here’s the dance order per George Pennachio:

  1. Ginger
  2. Nyle
  3. Paige

Court reporting for duty 🙂 I’m currently trying to tweet, take notes for the power rankings, update this post, and make a gender reveal cake for a coworker.  Needless to say, I’m getting pretty adept at spreading myself too thin these days…thank god the show is only an hour tonight!

Erin looks kinda matronly in that dress tonight.  Really ages her.  I’m just kinda over Ginger, so none of this package is really resonating with me.

WHAT THE HELL DID I JUST WATCH???!!! What a bizarre, uninspired, un-cohesive mess.  It was like they did a half-assed freestyle (that was really just cherry-picked props and moves from other routines this season) and then decided to call it a contemporary.  And the judges are seriously gonna gush about how great it was?! Good god, I’m not sure I want to see what else is coming…

Pleasantly surprised that Carrie Ann & Bruno gave it 9’s (although I think that was even kind) while Len falls in line with the narrative and gives it a 10.  And I’ve already heard enough  about Ginger’s back spasms to last a lifetime.

Errrr…that was a pretty rough quickstep from Nyle.  Felt like he never got 100% on top of the beat, and was bouncing out of sync with Peta.  I really wish she had given him a better growth arc over the course of the season.

Paige just schooled both Ginger & Nyle on how to do a redemption dance. Mark also showed Peta & Val what a good choreographer can do.

Len’s critique is utter bullshit. Guess we know who he’s been instructed to prop up…*cough*GINGER*cough*…but 29/30 is still good.

Val, I’mma give you a piece of advice, free of charge: if you yourself do not know how to tap dance with any level of proficiency, DO NOT CHOREOGRAPH A FREESTYLE THAT HAS ANY LENGTH OF TAP DANCING IN IT!!!! That was almost comically bad to watch – Val flailing around doing a tap dance pantomime. The rest was pretty white bread, nothing remarkable. But it’ll prolly get a 30…

…and it does.  I guess the best we can hope for at this point is all 3 freestyles getting a perfect 30, and the judges tossing it to the audience. If they undeservingly shaft Paige, though, I’m guessing they’re reeeeallllly pushing hard for Ginger to win.

Not 100% sure how I felt about Nyle’s freestyle. He danced it well, but I feel like it’s just yet another angsty routine we’ve seen from him. Wish we could have seen something more fun, upbeat, and celebratory.

“Best dance on the show ever”, Carrie Ann? Bitch PLEASE. Go smoke some more crack.

Paige, PLEASE knock this outta the park…

…and she does 🙂 Just lovely.  Anyone else get the impression that we may have just witnessed Mark’s last freestyle on DWTS, though? I have never seen him get so emotional.

And now I’m stepping away for a bit, kids – look for the power rankings in a bit.  Also got a cake to finish.  Aaaaack.

 

May 23, 2016 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 Cast Attends The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner – Photos

Last night, some of the cast of Dancing With The Stars attended The Steve Irwin Gala Dinner including Tom Bergeron, Emma Slater, Derek Hough, Artem Chigvintsev, and more. You can view a few photos below. To see more coverage, see Getty Images and Pure Derek Hough.

May 22, 2016 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 22, Week 9 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

Welp, I hope you all voted a LOT. I’m afraid tonight is going to turn the finale into one of the worst ever on the show. Losing the work of either Mark or Lindsay would be a damn shame, and their partners are awesome too. I think I will watch the entire show with my fingers crossed that we don’t get an Argentine Tango in the guise of a freestyle next week.

Bindi is the cohost on All Access for anyone interested. An appearance by her hot blond partner would definitely salvage this show for me right now. 🙂

Where’s my wine??

It would lead me to drink less if you all would remember to NOT constantly hit refresh while the show is airing in the east, and make sure you have more than a one liner for a comment.

Wait. Tonight’s the first time that the semifinal votes have counted for the winner? Yeah…I think I know why that is. People better VOTE.

Despite Hip Hip Chin Chin being horribly overused on this show, Mark found a different way and dang, Paige didn’t miss a step. Perfect. Read more..

May 16, 2016 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 22, Week 8 – Live Blog!! (Spoilers)

I can’t believe we’re in week 8 already and the season is nearly over!! Shocking how fast this spring is flying by. I guess it’s all the sooner that I get to fly to NYC and see Derek on Broadway. 🙂 Speaking of Derek – Bindi is going to be in the audience tonight and, I suspect, next week as well since her family is having the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in LA on May 21 – Tom Bergeron is the MC for the event and Derek will be there, as will BC Jean, who is performing. With or without Mark, I guess depending on if he’s in the finale or not.  You can get tickets, if you’re in LA.

40 Minutes to show time. About. 😉

Hm. Opening number started great, had a TON of potential, great song…but it kinda fizzled towards the end and I’m not sure why.

Jaysus, starting with the stupid jeopardy call right at the beginning of the show.

Nyle and Peta are SAFE.

Peta is taking a pretty big risk here with the sound dropping out during their dance. I think it’s a brilliant idea but I’m a tad nervous. If they pull it off, they could well win the show.

Okay, that was freakin’ amazing. Still a little bit of a posture problem. It also seemed like the producers cheated a bit – they just turned off all the studio mics and didn’t stop the audience from clapping. Really though – he attacked it and I dug it.

I confess that the silence did choke me up a bit too.  Aaannnnd…that score is about right.

Oh man, please tell me that Lindsay isn’t using the same staging as Derek did for Amber….

This is stupid.  But YAY Paige and Mark are safe!!

Jodie and Keo are in jeopardy.

Antonio and Sharna also in jeopardy.

Well, that was a pretty good dance from Antonio but it started with Sharna doing all the work. And his arms were really weird.

Jodie and Keo – dude should stop reading this site.

Good Jive content, but were there a lot of breaks in that dance or was it just me?? Also wearing sneakers is a tad of a cheat.

All that gushing makes me think Jodie is leaving.

You mean to tell me that Jodie’s dance was a good as Paige’s last week and deserved a 30?  No freakin’ way.

Mark does resemble Jon Snow a bit…

Not sure how I felt about that V. Waltz – it was pretty and then I got a bit confused by the choreo. I guess they were getting “frozen”?? Paige is an excellent dancer though. And I’m really glad that Mark didn’t go to crazy with the production. Very glad that CAI didn’t call that jump/lift thing they did. Risky.

And again, if Jodie gets a perfect score, Paige should be getting a 40.

Ginger and Val are safe. Wanya and Lindsay in jeopardy. And that should be the end of Ginger next week.

Ginger did a good job with that AT, but it wasn’t terribly exciting. It reminded me of Rumer, with the black costumes. I suspect they’ll give her 10’s to get her into the finale.

Glad we have another dance coming up. Val finally finds his choreo 8 weeks in and they’ll get her into the finale over someone like Paige who’s been amazing all the way through.

If you are fans of Wanya or Paige, you best be voting your fingers off. If Ginger gets a perfect score on the second dance, she’ll go to the finale unless you all kill it.

Fun package – very funny.

DAMN it. Slipped on the rag. Was going so well. Fun choreography, fast – enjoyed it…and then the slip.

Shut up, CAI. His mistakes all happened AFTER that slip. He recovered like a pro.

Why are people like Ginger not getting comments about pushing themselves?? Ginger’s been playing it safe since week 1.

I give up.

Bruno’s dance was fantastic – I love how the women danced together, then the men danced together and then Nyle and Jodie did as well. Jodie didn’t have enough attack and missed a step towards the end.  I sure hope we’re not going to do the ridiculous “everyone gets a 10” BS. I’d give that one straight nines.

If they give Team Len 10’s I cry foul. That dance was just…blah. Not even Wanya could fix it. I kinda feel like we’ve been tricked – if we want Wanya to do well, we have to reward Ginger’s lack of latin hips.

This is seriously ridiculous. If the judges don’t have the balls to actually score each other, then they shouldn’t do this challenge.

Good dance from Team CAI – not quite as good as Team Bruno, I don’t think. It kinda ran out of steam at the end I thought.

Now for the elimination.

Antonio and Sharna are safe.

ELIMINATED: Jodie and Keo

Jodie goes out with a great deal of class.

How did we do?

Heidi: Said Jodie was leaving

Courtney: Said Jodie was leaving

Vogue: Said Jodie was leaving

NEXT WEEK Is double elimination. It’s going to be ugly folks. If you are a fan of either Wanya or Paige, I can’t stress voting enough.

May 9, 2016 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 22, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

And here we are again. DWTS seems to have a very strong cast this season – I look forward to seeing if that holds up during the dancing. 🙂 The couples below are in alphabetical order by last name. The phone numbers were apparently handed out in alphabetical order by FIRST name…cuz consistency is boring. 🙂

We will update with the dance order and any other info IF and when we get it.

ETA: Here’s a message from Bindi Irwin to the new cast – this girl is so wonderful. More video and pics, below.

ETA 2: Kim and Sasha are dancing first – must be a pretty good dance!! I’ve also arranged the couples in my guess at dance order, beyond those we know for sure.

Kim & Sasha – cha cha (Song: Sax – Fleur East)
Dancing 1st
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March 17, 2016 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. :-)

New Interview: Catching Up With DWTS Derek Hough And Bindi Irwin In Australia

Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin were reunited in Australia this week. Entertainment Tonight caught up with them at the Australia Zoo where Bindi works. She talks of what she misses most about doing Dancing With The Stars (aww moment. so cute!). Derek talks a little on Australia and the zoo. He’s also asked if he’s coming back to Dancing With The Stars next season.. Below is more with them. Don’t miss seeing Pure Derek Hough for even more updates. There have been A LOT of them today including photos that melt the heart big time.

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December 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.