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Kristi Yamaguchi On What It’s Like To Be Back Again On Dancing With The Stars

I’m so excited to see Kristi Yamaguchi dance again on Dancing With The Stars. Below are some quotes from her on what it’s like being back again. Be sure to read the full article at Mercury News.

On Friday, Yamaguchi said performing on the show again is “both exciting and scary at the same time.” She was contacted by producers only a week ago and hesitated before making the commitment.

“It was like, ‘Whoa, wait a minute. … Oh, OK.”

She said it has been a great experience reuniting with Ballas over two rigorous rehearsal sessions with him and Stirling.

“We connected on so many levels back when I was on the show,” she said. “Obviously, we’re older now, but we pretty much slipped right back into a routine. It felt good. And Lindsey is an incredible dancer and a really hard worker.”

In an interview with the Bay Area News Group earlier this year, Yamaguchi said she remains a devoted follower of the ABC reality series and noted that it has “completely evolved” since she ruled the ballroom.

“The production values have gone way up and the dancing just gets better and better,” she said.

#teamstarkaguchi

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November 5, 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 8 Teasers And Promos Before ShowTime

I can’t get enough of all of these photos and videos coming out. Here’s to Trio Night! Two days and counting. We added a few other things too in the mix….

And these two…

November 4, 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 7 – Dancing by the Numbers!

Well, I’ve never seen a more disgusting, egregious display perhaps EVER on DWTS – and that’s really saying something. Of course I’m referring to the judging and scoring of the team dances this past week. Was Team Monster Mash perfect? Of course not. But what about Team Phantom? Were they perfect? HELL NO. What kind of moron actually believes there is a six point difference between the team with the better choreographers and better dancers (and the more difficult, innovative choreography) and the team with…issues. I like all the dancers left, but come ON. Utterly ridiculous. You know, if the judges thought Team Phantom were the better team, fine. Give them a point or two…or even three…higher. But SIX POINTS?? Fucking ridiculous and so very transparent. So how much trouble is Vickie in??

Well, I think it is probably mission accomplished. I’m tempted to go back through the seasons and do an accounting of how often at this point in the season some kind of ridiculous BS occurs in order to save some dancer that the producers need to stick around for a while longer. I bet we would be shocked at how often it happens. In fact, I probably WILL go through and do a post on it. But in the meantime, off the top of my head, the first one I remember is Chelsea Kane and her crazy high immunity points. There have been several since then, but that’s the first one I remember. It’s been several days and I’m still pissed.

Anyway, let’s do a bit of a look back before we look at the numbers for Monday night.  Nikki and Vanessa were both eliminated and they were not at the top of the leaderboard.  In order for Nikki and Vanessa – who were tied with each other – to be eliminated, ALL of the following things had to happen:

  • Drew got 19,700 more votes per million votes cast than BOTH of the, AND;
  • Frankie AND Victoria got 16,400 more votes per million votes cast than both of them, AND;
  • Neither Nikki nor Vanessa could cover the 3,300 votes point spread to pass Terrell, and so on up the leader board.

Now, I’m inclined to think that three people getting that many votes to be safe over two people in the middle of the leaderboard means that those two people were not getting many votes, more than those three people getting a tone of votes. Of course, both things could be true, but we won’t know until it’s all over.  For example, Audrina Patridge got voted out in a “shocking” elimination back in the day – one that both Courtney and I predicted beforehand.  For that to happen, MANY people (five) got more votes than her, including Kurt Warner who got something like 45k more votes per million votes cast; a huge number that hasn’t been beaten since.  BUT, Kurt was then evicted two weeks later, after Rick Fox, who also was below Audrina on the leaderboard. In that instance, it became fairly obvious that no one was voting for Audrina.  Make sense?

So, just because Drew, Frankie AND Victoria all stayed while Vanessa and Nikki were eliminated doesn’t mean that those three are bullet proof and getting a ton of votes.  On the contrary, it’s possible that any one of the three could be eliminated any time now. But will they? Well, check it out:

 

Terrell is on the bottom, but not by a lot. The problem for Terrell is that we’re down to 6 and my read on the season is that of everyone left, Terrell and Victoria are the two weakest fanbases. And Victoria has a nice cushion – thanks to the aforementioned crap ass team dance scoring. But I’m sure that’s completely legit. :::smirk::: Not.   Anyway, what does Terrell need to be safe?

As you can see, Terrell only needs about 4,600 more votes per million votes cast than Lindsey and 11,700 more votes per million votes cast than Jordan in order to be safe. It can be kinda tricky, what the judges have done here. What I mean is that I think that Frankie and Drew are getting plenty of votes, while Lindsey and Jordan are getting great scores and a good number of votes. The question is, have Lindsey and Jordan been more sustained by scores than they have by votes, or are they getting a ton of votes as well?  I kinda feel like Lindsey has the jump on Jordan when it comes to votes…and I think she has the jump on Terrell as well. She doesn’t need to get more votes than Terrell, she just has to be not getting 4,600 per million LESS. And I don’t think she is – I think she’s every bit as charming as Frankie, with her pixie pig tails, and every bit as fun as Drew. Jordan I’m not as sure about any more – for whatever reason he doesn’t seem to connect as much as Lindsey does.  That said, I don’t think Terrell is covering the spread.

If there is anyone Terrell could beat, I would think it’s Victoria – but I also think she might be out of reach this week.  Terrell would have to get 18,700 more votes per million votes cast than her. That’s a pretty good number at this stage of the competition.

So, to sum it up, Terrell needs ONE of the following things to happen in order to be safe:

  • He needs to get about 4,600 more votes per million votes cast than Lindsey, OR;
  • He needs about 11,700 more votes per million votes cast than Jordan, OR;
  • He needs about 18,700 more votes per million votes cast than either Drew or Victoria, OR;
  • He needs to get about 26k more votes per million votes cast than Frankie.

As much as Terrell is growing on me, I’m hoping he’s not beating anyone above him with the exception of Victoria. Nothing against her, but her partner could use a bit of humble pie, to say the least.

I could go on but I feel that Terrell is the one who will be eliminated this week. My record is crap this season, after being so good last season, so it’s very possible that my read is way off. Expect to see either Jordan or Lindsey (or both) in jeopardy along with Terrell.  If it’s a shocking elimination, I would expect that Terrell would be called safe right away. We best hope that doesn’t happen. If it does, we’ll need to do a post mortem, because these contestants seem kinda close to me and I don’t know who might go if not Terrell.

What do you think?

November 3, 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. :-)

Funny Sasha Farber For Halloween, Frankie Muniz, Victoria Arlen, And Val Chmerkovskiy Interviews

Just a few more interviews from this past week. Also, we need more of Sasha Farber every day. Too fun….

November 2, 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.

Jordan Fisher And Lindsay Arnold Interviewed On Dancing With The Stars And More

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold were guests on KTLA yesterday to talk all about Dancing With The Stars, how they felt getting all 10’s this past week and 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.

Dancing With The Stars And World Of Dance’s Derek Hough Releases “Hold On”

Derek Hough released a powerful and emotional new single and video today called “Hold On”. You can watch it below. To see some new interviews with Derek on “Hold On” and a performance on Kelly & Ryan, see Pure Derek Hough. Go Derek!

November 1, 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 Mark Ballas Gives Update on Lindsey Stirling’s Injury

Mark Ballas gives us a little update on his Dancing With The Star’s partner Lindsey Stirling and her injury in this interview. Let’s hope she’s resting as much as she can right now between rehearsals.

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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.

PureDWTS Season 25 Week 7 Interviews, Recaps, Scores, And More After The Dances

I always love Halloween night on Dancing With The Stars and last night was no different. Again, I was loving Mark & Lindsey and Jordan & Lindsay the most. I was glad when Frankie & Witney made a big comeback too from last week.

So, let’s review the scores….
Jordan & Lindsay 30 (10, 10, 10)
Frankie & Witney 30 (10, 10, 10)
Lindsey & Mark 27 (9, 9, 9)
Victoria & Val 27 (9, 9, 9)
Drew & Emma 27 (9, 9, 9)
Terrell & Cheryl 25 (8, 8, 9)
Nikki & Artem 24 (8, 8, 8)
Vanessa & Maks 24 (8, 8, 8)

Team Dances:
Nikki & Artem
Lindsey & Mark
Terrell & Cheryl
Jordan & Lindsay 24 (8, 8, 8)

Vanessa & Maks
Frankie & Witney
Victoria & Val
Drew & Emma 30 (10, 10, 10)

If you missed seeing the show, see Idolxfactor.com (these videos work internationally) and the official Your Tube page. Don’t miss some behind the scenes videos at the official Facebook page.

To start off with interviews and recaps, see ABC7. Also see FOX, People and Glamour for their recaps and interviews.

And now these recaps and interviews. Enjoy! Read more..

October 31, 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 8 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Well, we got the trios from People.com so this post is going up a good bit earlier than normal. When I’m still super pissed about the bogus underscoring of Team Monster Mash and massive over scoring of Team Phantom. It’s called “protect the C-boy at all costs” – which is going to be the death of this show. Their pathetic inability to just let the show evolve naturally – and in such a transparent way – is just sad. If Val was all that, he wouldn’t need the help. What would have happened if both teams got all 9’s? Well, I would guess that Victoria would be eliminated. Now, she’s near the top of the leaderboard.

ETA: New info highlighted red!! Dance order per George Pennachio. 

Terrell Owens and Cheryl
Dancing 1st and 7th
Charleston (Song: “Bad Boy Good Man” by Tape Five)
Rumba Trio with Kelly Monaco (Song: “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan)
1-800-868-3411

Drew Scott and Emma
Dancing 2nd and 8th
Waltz (Song: “Both Sides Now” by Years & Years)
Cha Cha Trio with Rashad Jennings (Song: “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown)
1-800-868-3404

Victoria Arlen and Val
Dancing 3rd and 9th
Argentine Tango (Song: “Down” by Marian Hill)
Jive Trio with Laurie Hernandez (Song: “Magic” by B.o.B (feat. Rivers Cuomo))
1-800-868-3413

Lindsey Stirling and Mark
Dancing 4th and 10th
Samba (Song: “Morning Drums” by Gregor Salto)
Jazz Trio with Kristi Yamaguchi  (Song: “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” by Seth MacFarlane)
1-800-868-3407

Frankie Muniz and Whitney
Dancing 5th and 11th
Viennese Waltz (Song: “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran)
Jive Trio with Alfonso Riberio (Song: “Good Place” by Leo Soul)
1-800-868-3405

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay
Dancing 6th and 12th
Quickstep (Song: “Chuck Berry” by Pharrell Williams)
Salsa Trio with Corbin Blue (Song: “Que Viva La Vida” by Wisin)
1-800-868-3406

October 30, 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 25, Week SEVEN – LIVE BLOG

Welp, my cable is out so I need to find a stream right quick. :::sigh:::  And I was looking forward to the opening.

Also, I was carving pumpkins all afternoon so I don’t have the dance order. I’ll try to do that here in a moment. 🙂

Here we go….fingers crossed for Lindsey although it sounds like she’s in. Hopefully.

Fun Opening number! I enjoyed it.

Wow, Val admitting he’s had ringers?? He started off by bragging that victoria can get past Jordan and Lindsey. :::sigh::: Always making excuses for not winning.

Pretty dance from Victoria and Val…kinda confused by the lack of a Halloween theme other than the tombstones. Strange. But very pretty. Len loves it of course. Since that was a 9 dance I expect her to get 10s.

Judges prove me wrong for a change and Victoria gets a 27. That seems fair.

And Jordan almost chokes on his vampire teeth.

Damn, he looks good with the pros. And he’s hitting that Paso just right.

Okay, that’s the best Paso I’ve seen in quite some time. Choreo was great, well done by Jordan. Which body part will they criticize this week??

Bruno calls it insanely good and I would agree. Uh oh, CAI getting ready to be an ass. Let’s hope she proves me wrong. Okay, she says she likes it, but she’s got that crap tone of voice she does when she doesn’t WANT to say it’s good. And Len likes it too. Whew!

Love those ghosty 10 paddles…all three of them. 😉

Nikki and Arten up next with their Jive. I really like Nikki – hope she’s safe tonight.

Artem did a good job incorporating Halloween into this Jive. She lost a step there but over all she’s doing a good job. Her legs are still a bit too soft. Did I see Britt make a mistake. Something looked off over there….

CAI, of course, saw way more mistakes than there probably were. Len says it lacked a bit of punch – I think he’s seeing her legs being a bit soft. She’s had that issue from the beginning, but it’s relatively small at this point.

I think Artem IS having a good time this season and I’m happy for him. A 24 is fine – Artem is happy with it. Maybe there were that many mistakes. 🙂

Vanessa and Maks are up next. She looks very pretty. Annnddd….Maks talks Lindsey and Jordan, but at least he has enough sense to not be throwing shade.

Zombies!! Yay!! I like Straight Hair Maks. That was a weird walking section and now there was too much that was sans Paso. This song isn’t doing her any favors or Maks just didn’t choreograph it hard enough. When I think Paso, I think Jordan’s style dance. This one didn’t suck though, for sure.

Len is saying what I just said – it was lacking Paso choreography – too true. A bit too much fucking around. It’s the two extremes of the C-Boys – Val had like no production, Maks had too much. All in all though, his production was good, compared to what he might normally do.

Vanessa gets a 24. I actually think the dance was better than a 24, but not by a ton. They could have given her one 9. She danced what she was given well, IMO.

Terrell is really growing on me week by week…and he’s LOVING his vampire teeth. 🙂

The dance isn’t up to the standard of anyone else who’s danced thus far. His hold is pretty good, but he’s got a few issues – not as polished as the previous dancers.

Bruno raved, CAI is draping her critique and praise…this score will be interesting. I’m wondering if he’s getting the votes and Vanessa and Nikki aren’t and the judges are making sure they reflect the audience. You know they like to be right.

TO gets a 25. Hmmm…

LOL Sasha. Such a bad boy.

Damn, Lindsey and Mark’s costumes are insanely good.

Again, LOL to Sasha. I love Frankie’s non-reaction. “That’s stupid”. LOL.

Judging by the comments on this post and by twitter – I’m being very kind today. 🙂

Lindsey and Mark!! Displaced a rib…we’ve had that injury a lot on this show. Poor Lindsey.

I wish I could pull off the Pixie hair. But alas…

She’s has a couple weird spots but they look like Choreography. Very had to tell. But over all an excellent dance…could probably be a bit more in sync in spots but she is hurt.

CAI is very impressed (as am I). Len is a fan, although he wasn’t “keen” on parts of it. He just named MANY parts that he did love. So, weird.

Lindsey gets a 27…the dance, score and package should keep her safe next week, I do believe.

That was a fun bumper. Nice.

Next up…Frankie and Witney. With creepy contact lenses. I like how involved he’s becoming. Good for him!!

Oh, the horror movie route. Yes.

Wow…this was actually a very cool concept. Very scary and I think Frankie may have found his dance style. That was quite good. Creepy as hell too.

Agree with Len when he calls it fantastic. And with Bruno when he says it was inspired. I also agree with CAI when she says it was mesmerizing.

Frankie gets a well deserved perfect score. That was a damn good dance.

Drew and Emma up next. Don’t know what to make of Len’s critique from last week. He gets a good package as well. If he’s safe it should help him.

This is a very cute concept as well. Love the dancing skeletons. He’s having some very minor timing issues but overall he’s keeping up very well and…well, there was a weird spot there, but I think it was choreographed. So hard to tell during these themes.

The judges are digging it. He’s actually a decent dancer – he’s just so freakin’ tall that he has to be more perfect than anyone else just to match up to them. Very curious to see if he’s safe.

And the weird spot I saw WAS a fall. And Drew gets a 27 out of 30. Good job.

Team dances up next!!

So, Alfonso, Kelly Monaco and Corbin are all going to be dancing next week as part of the trios. Interesting. I wonder if this means Frankie is safe???

Monster Mash is on the stage and….

First couple safe is: Jordan and Lindsay.

Terrell and Cheryl – in Jeopardy.

Lindsey and Mark – Safe!!

Nikki and Artem – in Jeopardy.

FYI…Mark’s costume is creepy as hell. Lindsey taking the lead on choreo, at least of part of it.

All those moving parts are dangerous. Fingers crossed.

Opening was fantastic. Nikki had some issues, but covered well, I think. LOVE the concept, with the pros all being the “monsters” and the celebs being prom goers. Or some such thing. The four couples together were excellent in the middle.

The twists section also excellent. Damn, that whole dance was VERY GOOD. Well done. Loved it.

Len is on crack. Only Nikki was “messy”. Bruno is not loving it either. I’m in bizarro world here. I’m wondering if someone on the other team needs to be saved.

They get a 24 our of 30…I seriously feel like this was underscored. Is this where they bring Victoria and Vanessa back into the game??

Time for more preliminary results….

SAFE: Frankie and Witney (YAY!!!)

Drew and Emma: In jeopardy.

Victoria and Val: SAFE

Vanessa and Maks: In jeopardy.

They didn’t drill the sync quite enough. Hmmmm…this choreo looks VERY familiar. Like something Derek did quite a few seasons ago only without the sync. It’s actually a good dance, so far, with sync issues.

That didn’t suck, but it could have been cleaner. It was kind of predictable. And I think the show is being very predictable tonight as well. Best, most exquisite team dance ever??? OMG, the hyperbole is shocking in it’s disingenuousness. Ridiculous. It was a good dance, but a perfect score?? Who are they trying to save here?

Hmm….are two of Team Phantom leaving??

Surprise…

Safe: Drew and Emma (HA!)

Terrell and Cheryl – SAFE!!

Eliminated: BOTH NIKKI and VANESSA. Somehow I knew he was going to do that when the reaper came out.

So, the over scoring on Team Phantom is likely designed to protect Victoria since Drew and Frankie overcame decent spreads to be safe. Gotta have a C-boy in the finale, after all.

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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. :-)