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PureDWTS Season 27, Week 3: Who’s Dancing What, And When?

It’s “Most Memorable” night, yipee!  That was only slightly sarcastic. 😉

From the press release:

Calum Scott and Leona Lewis Will Perform Live Alongside Grocery Store Joe and Jenna

The Third Elimination of the Season Will Take Place at the End of the Show

Also according to the press release, the bottom couple will be eliminated based on last weeks votes and this weeks scores – makes it hard to do Dancing by the Numbers….

John & Emma – Waltz  (Song: “Smile” by Ray Chew Live)
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DeMarcus & Lindsay –  Argentine Tango  (Song: “Lux Aeterna” by Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet)
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Nancy & Val – Rumba  (Song: “Love Someone” by Lukas Graham)
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Alexis & Alan – Contemporary  (Song: “How to Save a Life” by Ray Chew Live)
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Joe & Jenna – Viennese Waltz  (Song: “You are the Reason” featuring a live performance by Calum Scott and Leona Lewis)
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Tinashe & Brandon – Rumba  (Song: “2 On” by Tinashe)
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Milo & Witney –  Jive (Song: “Can You Do This” by Aloe Blacc)
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Mary Lou & Sasha – Viennese Waltz (Song: “We are the Champions” by Ray Chew Live)
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Juan Pablo & Cheryl – Samba  (Song: “Ni Tu Ni Yo” by Jennifer Lopez featuring Gente de Zona)
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Evanna & Keo –  Viennese Waltz (Song: “Hedwig’s Theme” by John Williams)
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Bobby & Sharna – Contemporary  (Song: “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman”)
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October 4, 2018 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 27, Week 2: Who’s Dancing What, And When?

I’m baaaaaack!!  🙂  And I have no idea what’s going on with this season.  🙂 I do, however, highly recommend an Italian vacation. What a beautiful country!

I will be doing a retroactive review of week one, giving you my take on what happened and why the bottom 6 was what it was. But first, who’s dancing what??

Also, Keep in mind that Tuesday is a double elimination based on Monday’s votes and scores and Tuesdays scores. The press releases also say we’re going to have Vegas Night (Tuesday) and New York City night (Monday).

Monday night – New York City Night:

From the press release:

Opening Number Features New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Tiler Peck
Dancing With the Show’s Pros to the Iconic ‘On Broadway’

‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Star Sarah Bockel
Performs Live Alongside Mary Lou and Sasha

ETA:  Updated with the dance order per George Pennachio. Hmmm….me thinks Bobby was well liked last week, since he’s getting the pimp spot tonight!

DeMarcus & Lindsay – foxtrot (song: “The Boy from New York City” by Manhattan Transfer)
Dancing 1st
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Danelle & Artem – cha-cha (song: “Welcome to New York” by Taylor Swift)
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September 27, 2018 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 27, Week 2 – How the Elimination Is Going to Work

I know many of you were curious (and some of you concerned) about how the eliminations will work next week, given how…unusual this week’s elimination was.  Well, I promised I would try to find out, and here’s what I managed to find…

…per my source (who is about 90% sure on this) the scores and votes from this week are moot, and everything starts over on Monday.  Everyone is dancing (1) style on Monday night for judges’ scores (as usual) and viewer votes (as usual); everyone will then dance another style on Tuesday, for judges’ points (and possibly online viewer votes – not entirely sure about that yet).  At the end of the night on Tuesday, two couples will be eliminated, based on judges’ scores from their two dances and viewer votes (definitely from Monday night, possibly from Tuesday night online votes during the show). It’s actually pretty similar to the old days, when we had a results show: scores and votes from Monday will count towards the elim on Tuesday – except this time, there’s another dance on Tuesday they can get points from (and possibly another online vote) to help them if they didn’t do so hot on Monday.

And I know what you’re thinking: is everyone going to dance Tuesday, or just the bottom six again? Source is fairly certain EVERYONE will dance again on Tuesday, because some of the musical guests on Tuesday night (Boyz II Men, Donny Osmond, Blue Man Group, etc.) are actually going to be performing in the couples’ dances.  That tells me two things: one, it’s going to save time (since they’re killing two birds with one stone, and not having the musical guests perform separately) so that they can fit (12) dances into Tuesday night; two, they have to have everyone perform again, because some of the couples have special musical guests in their dance – and if they were only doing the bottom six, there’s no guarantee that all the couples performing with musical guests would actually dance again.  I hope I worded that well – does it make sense???

I absolutely MUST do homework tonight (since this week’s shows ate up Monday & Tuesday for me), but I will try and do a numbers “postmortem” tomorrow or Friday that interprets the results we saw last night, and what it could mean for the coming week.  Happy Hump Day, everyone! 🙂

September 26, 2018 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

DWTS 2016 Julianne Hough Attends “For Your Consideration Event” For FOX’s ‘Grease Live’ – Photos, Live Stream

Last night, former (and hopefully future again) Dancing With The Stars judge Julianne Hough attended a “For Your Consideration Event” for FOX’s ‘Grease Live’. You can watch a live stream below as well as view some beautiful photos. I love Julianne in red and look at her eyes. Gorgeous! Adding: I’m so hoping Julianne and the cast get nominated for an Emmy for “Grease Live”.

June 16, 2016 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 Wanya Morris And Boyz II Men Perform On Good Morning America

Wanya Morris and Boyz II Men performed on Good Morning America today. George also asks Wanya on Dancing With The Stars too. Are they not fine fine or what?! Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.

April 29, 2016 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 22: Somebody from Boyz II Men Is Going to Be Dancing

And this, kids, is where I illustrate to you how much of a crap shoot it can be for us with spoilers 😛 Sometimes, we just have to do the best we can with incomplete scraps of information, and we do the best we can to vet everything before reporting to you – today, I just don’t have that ability, so I’m giving you what I can without reporting anything false.

What I do know: one of the three members of R&B group Boyz II Men is the 12th contestant on this season of DWTS.  And whoever that person is, he’s dancing with Lindsay.

One source told me the other day that Lindsay’s partner “is a singer in his 40s”. Another source reported that he/she overheard a male voice singing Boyz II Men songs a capella in the rehearsal studio with Lindsay, and saw “a black guy” leaving the studio later on, but couldn’t get a good look at his face to determine which Boy-to-Man it was.  Source was fairly certain, though, that it was NOT Shawn Stockman – arguably the most well-known member of the group, due to his recent stint as a judge on The Sing-Off.

So who does that leave? Well, before I hit up Wikipedia, I only knew them as Other-Guy-in-Boyz-II-Men-That-Dated-Brandy-Back-In-The-Day and Other-Other-Guy-In-Boyz-II-Men – but it turns out their names are Wanya Morris & Nathan Morris, respectively.  And no, there’s no relation there.

Other evidence? Lindsay’s mom, Mindy, apparently started following Boyz II Men on Twitter yesterday, but seems to have since unfollowed since so many of you noticed – I don’t suppose any of you slick private investigators grabbed a screen shot, did you?

So what has Boyz II Men been up to lately? They have a residence at The Mirage in Las Vegas (see below), and they most recently appeared in Grease: Live.  And back in 2013, they toured with NKOTB & 98 Degrees as part of the “Package Tour” (hehe), which I had the pleasure of seeing when they came to Indianapolis.  Video here from my long-abandoned tumblr page, taken from the 2nd row.

So who do I think we’ll see? I guess my money’s on Wanya, because then they might be able to get Brandy in the audience? *shrug* I honestly don’t know, but I daresay that anyone from Boyz II Men is another pretty damn good get for the show, in an already stellar casting group 😎

March 5, 2016 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

Dancing with the Stars Season 22 – The Couples Live Blog (Spoilers)

Since the pros were starting to meet their partners today (although we only know of three who have, right now), we figured that we would start revealing the couples as they reveal themselves…or when we find them out. 😉  You gotta know that this is a secret that will be impossible to keep – not when they are starting to rehearse!! It’s gonna get out one way or another, and we’re going to report it!

Anyway, our first confirmed couple is kind of a gimme, as we’ve reported on this woman a couple times and the evidence was pretty strong.

ETA: Couple #2 confirmed! And I gotta say – I’m pretty excited about it.  Will definitely be interesting to see these two work together & grow this season… -Court-

ETA2: Didn’t see this one coming…thoughts? -Court-

ETA3: We’re guessing this is the one that is going to get announced on GMA this morning, given who it is – and I’d say it’s also a bit of an unexpected partnership, given this pro’s track record of fairly young and/or able-bodied, conveniently experienced dancers. -Court-

ETA4: Apologies to those on Twitter I may have confused last night – I myself got confused, and mixed up two different pros’ partners.  I think you’ll see why when the rest of the cast breaks 😉 But yeah, this one was sort of a gimme, but it does help give us a clearer picture of the cast so far… -Court-

ETA5: Saw this name floating around Twitter as a possibility, so I figured I may as well confirm. Rather interesting (and timely) casting, no? -Court-

ETA6: DOUBLE-WHAMMY!!! So E! goes and spoils a name that came completely out of left field…guess what? So will I. 😉 -Court-

ETA7: Since everyone else is reporting on Kim/Sasha, I will go ahead and add – but let me qualify that I only know this through process of elimination, and my sources were unable to confirm with certainty that those two are paired up…hence the **. But as for the other one I’m revealing – this I’m 100% certain of.  And yes – it’s another WHAMMY. 😎 You heard it here FIRST, kids! -Court-

ETA8: Got another one out of left field for you – and I actually kind of wonder if this celeb may have requested his pro.  I don’t have any proof, just a hunch.  -Court-

ETA9: And with this update, I’m fairly certain this is the full cast.  Seen a lot (and gotten pulled into a lot) of speculation on Twitter about Ben Higgins (*eye roll*) being a “last-minute” or “surprise” add with Emma as his partner after The Bachelor wraps on Mar. 14, but honestly guys – all signs seem to be pointing to this being a 12-couple season.  Ditto to the fringe R5 fans that are insisting that Rydel is going to be a “surprise announcement” and be paired with Derek – no more spots left, guys.  Better luck next season…now please move on. -Court-

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February 26, 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. :-)

Pre-Order “Grease Live” DVD With Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough, Carlos PenaVega, And Cast

DVD Heads up: For those wanting “Grease Live” in their DVD collections like myself, the DVD will be released on March 8th at Amazon.
It will also be released at Best Buy. To pre-order, see the links.

February 2, 2016 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.

“Grease Live” Soundtrack Already In Top On 5 iTunes

Give it up to the Grease Live Soundtrack! Already it’s the #5 album on iTunes. Julianne Hough’s songs are doing so well too. Below is more from The Wrap.

That’s pretty good company, as are the acts that “Grease” is actually ahead of: Justin Bieber, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, twenty one pilots, and Chris Stapleton. Heard of those guys?

Drilling a bit deeper into iTunes stats, the most popular single track from “Grease: Live” may surprise you: It’s “Those Magic Changes” by Jordan Fisher. That’s the ditty the singer/actor’s Doody performs with his acoustic guitar in the diner scene. It brought on some swooning for sure.

Up second as a standalone is “Grease (Is the Word)” by Jessie J, which opened the impressive musical event last night.

“Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “There Are Worse Things I Could Do,” and “You’re the One That I Want” are battling it out for the close third position.

To read the full report, see The Wrap.

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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.

What Did You Think Of “Grease Live”, Julianne Hough, And The Cast? (Video Highlights, Reviews)

So, who watched “Grease Live” and what did you think? Let us know in comments.

The show isn’t quite over here yet, but, I have loved every single minute. Julianne Hough was the perfect “Sandy”! In fact, I thought all the actors picked have been just perfect!! All the performances have just been excellent!!

Also, if you weren’t able to see the show, note that @Idolxfactor is putting up some highlights as I type. To see them, go Idolxfactor.com HERE! Below is one to get you started. Thanks Al!

ETA: Wow, I have not seen one bad press review of “Grease Live” (so far). I’m not going to post them all, but, here are a few that sum it up. Be sure to go to the links to read more….

Entertainment Tonight:

Fox’s highly anticipated Grease: Live aired Sunday night and, despite the many, many ways it could have been a total train wreck, the performance went off without a hitch.

In fact, it wasn’t just well-executed, it was spectacular! From the complex orchestration to the huge ensemble cast, everything was pulled off to perfection, and accomplished with the sort of enthusiastic ambition that people have been looking for from prior live televised musicals that have been staged in recent years.

TVLine:

….Aaron Tveit’s Danny Zuko, Julianne Hough’s Sandy and (perhaps most of all) Vanessa Hudgens’ Rizzo made Fox’s three-hour production faster, funnier, sweeter and more instantly iconic than it was possible to imagine.

Buoyed by tremendous camera work, fleet-footed choreography, a kicky cast in which no one laid claim to “weak link” status, and a sound mix that was fuller (or less tinny) than any comparable production that’s come before it, Grease built on the live (but not in front of a live audience) musicals championed by rival NBC over the last three years.

Right from Jessie J.’s opening “Grease Is the Word” — in which the pop star managed to trek through seemingly two miles of backstage passageways and show sets — the tone was set: There wasn’t a minuscule detail that director Thomas Kail (Hamilton) overlooked. OK, there were about 30 seconds of lost audio during “Born to Hand Jive” — but that just reinforced the fact that everything happening was terrifyingly of-the-moment.

Mashable thanked FOX for raising the bar and this….

But the wait was worth it.

The ensemble for the performance — directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton) and Alex Rudzinski— was full of talented actors including Broadway babe Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables) as leading T-Bird Danny Zuko, Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) as the sassy Pink Lady Marty Maraschino, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as Danny’s tough-guy sidekick Kenickie, and Grammy-nominated pop artist Carly Rae Jepsen as beauty school dropout Frenchy.

Hough and Tveit had natural chemistry that was electrifying (sorry, had to get another Grease pun in there). Palmer’s performance — and speedy outfit change — in “Freddy My Love” was equally as mesmerizing.

Meanwhile, Hudgens, who had announced the death of her father just hours before the final show, gave everyone chills with her solo “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.” Her show stopping number, and poise amid such a heartbreaking loss, proved she has certainly grown up from her Disney Channel roots.

AV Club:

Grease: Live threw down the gauntlet early and often—opening with a quick scene of lovestruck teens Sandy and Danny at the tail end of their summer romance before pulling back the camera to show stars Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit backstage on the show’s massive soundstage. For her opening performance of “Grease”, Jessie J (and a talented steadicam operator) traveled through the production’s byzantine sets—including a rainy outdoor locale—while interacting with the cast and acknowledging that, yes, what you’re about to see is highly theatrical.

Peter Pan Live! made stabs at adding cinematic movement to its camera work (something neither The Sound Of Music Live! nor The Wiz Live! really did), but it doesn’t hold a candle to Grease: Live’s truly impressive cinematography, which made the entire production feel more like a movie musical than a stage play. Some of the big ensemble numbers were just stunning to watch, particularly the high school dance sequence that culminated in an exhilarating performance of “Hand Jive” (sung by none other than Joe Jonas). The camera fluidly weaved among the cast as they threw themselves (quite literally) into Zach Woodlee’s dazzling choreography.

CNN said “it’s a hit”. Here’s more….

Fox’s live TV musical overcame technical glitches, a rare Los Angeles rainstorm and the death of a key cast member’s father to score rave reviews on social media and elsewhere.

“This production wasn’t about hitting notes or taking breath, but rather about making things breathtaking. And time after time, ‘Grease: Live’ succeeded,” wrote Daniel Fienberg in The Hollywood Reporter.

“In this moment overrun with must-see TV events, Grease wasn’t just live. It was alive,” gushed Entertainment Weekly’s Darren Franich.

Some other critics were less kind, citing the sometimes-clunky acting between the big musical numbers. But in the court of popular opinion — Facebook and Twitter — the show was a worthy successor to the classic John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John movie.

Also, don’t miss seeing Pure Derek Hough as Derek Hough couldn’t be more proud of his sister. So much so, he was in tears.

Be sure to let us know what you thought of the show in comments if you haven’t yet. I still haven’t recovered from what I saw last night. And the dancing…..I’m passing out and can’t wait to watch it all again.

January 31, 2016 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.