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The Washington Post Discusses the DWTS Eliminations for Season 27

I guess I didn’t realize this was really noteworthy…and it seems the Washington Post author reads our blog.  🙂  Anyway, they mention a lot of the possible reasons that only women have been eliminated so far this season. All could be accurate – but adding to those theories, is my opinion that the lower total viewers equates to lower total voters. When that happens, the big fanbases (Bachelor Nation, Potter Nation (I hope)) have more power than they ordinarily would.  Anyway, I’ve put an excerpt below but click the link to read the whole article.

Season 27 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” has been airing for six weeks. And so far, only female contestants have been sent home.

First, comedian Nikki Glaser. Then Paralympic skier Danelle Umstead. Then actress Nancy McKeon. Then R&B singer Tinashe. Last week, Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton said goodbye.

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While Bachelor Nation might be burning up the DWTS phone lines, the show is skewed toward older viewers — which could explain the votes for Schneider, one of the stars of the 1980s comedy “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Ware, who started off strong, has that big Dallas Cowboys fandom. And athletes, especially football players, are known to go quite far on this show.

Bones has also been ranked consistently in the middle or the lower end of the scoreboard. But he hosts a radio show broadcast to millions every day and has a legion of fiercely loyal fans. He could also easily win the award for most improved dancer, and the show always loves an underdog.

November 5, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 27, Week THREE – Dancing by the Numbers!

Okay, so DBTN is a bit different going forward. Since the eliminations are now going to be last weeks votes and this coming weeks scores, that means that it’s much more “guessing” than it was before. We have to assume that most of the couples are going to score similarly to what they did this past week. And a lot of the time that’s not too far off base. But one thing I always wonder about with a set up like this is…if Len, at least, knows who’s going home, will he score them HIGHER or the SAME as he did last week. Or lower, to make him look prescient?? I guess we won’t know until the end of the season.

Anyway….

Based on last week’s scores, we have who you might expect at the top of the leaderboard: Milo, Juan Pablo and Tinashe. I personally think that DeMarcus should be up there with them – anyone else notice how many footballers have been consistently under scored for weeks in years past?? I sure do. In any case, I doubt he’s in any danger. If Milo, Juan Pablo and Tinashe score similarly to what they did last week, they will also likely be safe. Read more..

October 7, 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 – Nikki Glaser Does the Joe Rogan Podcast, Spills Some Tea

So Nikki was on the Joe Rogan podcast yesterday, and naturally the subject of DWTS came up.  I gotta say – I really feel for Nikki now.  I think I thought she was cool with how it all went down, based on how gracefully she seemed to accept her elimination, but it turns out she was actually pretty hurt by Len’s comments in particular.  Apparently Gleb also said something that stung a bit.  Also worth noting: Joe makes a very good point about the laws governing reality shows, and reaffirms what Heidi & I have been saying for awhile: you can’t just “rig” the votes.  Worth a watch – DWTS talk starts at the 9:00 mark:

October 4, 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

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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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 Post- Results Media – Week 2

Here are a few things I ran across on twitter…not a comprehensive list by any means, but have at it. 🙂

Sharna and Bobby talk to Access Hollywood

All the Contestants on AOL.com Read more..

October 3, 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 27, Week TWO, Night 2 – LIVE BLOG!

Feeling much better this evening, but I sure do hope this is the last week of four hours of DWTS – I ain’t got THAT much time, people!  🙂

T-minus ten minutes…

Loved that opening number, despite the very nearly crashing couples. Loved Blue Man Group being included. One of my first thoughts was…thank god the women aren’t all blonde anymore. They’re only half blonde. 🙂

Love all the outfits except Nancy’s…dear lord. Tom is still saying ONE couple, so maybe our intel was wrong. He did say that the scores and votes tonight would determine who is eliminated next week. Read more..

October 2, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 27, Week TWO – Dancing by the Numbers!

Well, here we are again! I feel like I’m finally back in the swing of things. 🙂 Last night’s show wasn’t bad at all, except for the music that some of the couples had that totally didn’t match the style. That always takes something away from the dance for me, particularly when it’s an argentine tango. Other than that, I think everyone did quite well. Not only that, we have a nice spread on the scores which seems more realistic. I wasn’t terribly upset by anyone’s score, for a change, although there are one or two couples who are a bit too high relative to their competitors.

My current favorites? DeMarcus, Alexis, Evanna, Tinashe and Milo. I feel for Danelle and I like all the rest just fine, but that’s my top 5. 🙂 How did they all do? Read more..

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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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 27, Week TWO – LIVE BLOG!

Well. Sore throat? Check. Tiredness? Check.  :::sigh:::  It’s as if I’m being punished for taking a vacation.  This show better be good tonight, if I’m going to stay out of bed. 🙂

T-minus ten minutes….

New York City Night  :::rolls eyes:::

The need to open with Val I will never understand. Of course, they’re also sucking up to the shippers who are just too easy, fawning over both Val/Jenna and Emma/Sasha…

Hey, who are these tappers….and why is Val there too?? Give it a rest. Ain’t nothing there I want to see. Tiler Peck, I believe is the ballerina?? Didn’t I see where she was going to be on the show?

Here we go with DeMarcus!! Love that smile! “Chocolate piece of steel…” LOL Read more..

October 1, 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. :-)

DWTS Season 27, Week ONE – Dancing by the Numbers Retrospective

Okay, so I’ve been in Italy. And before that I was tied up with World of Dance and a heavy work load. But now I’m ready for DWTS. 🙂

Of course, before I can talk about the numbers, I have to actually watch the show.  Here are a few of my thoughts as I watched Night ONE:

  1. Who are all these people in the opening number? Don’t get me wrong – it was a good opening number, but I didn’t recognize ANYONE mainly because there were TOO MANY people.
  2. Brandon and Tinashe make a very gorgeous couple.
  3. Why do they have both lapel mics and desk mics on the judges?? Is it really necessary that we hear them that well when so much of what they say is utter BS?
  4. Milo is cuuuuute. But dang, Disney?? We have to have Disney every season?  Good dancer though!!
  5. Hold the fucking phone: Mary Lou gets a *7* from Len and Milo gets a 6?? Are we going to start the bullshit so soon??  And don’t get me started on Evanna. Len has always been the designated field leveler, but I don’t recall it being this obvious this soon.  Gotta keep the Disney kid and the Potter kid down and make this thing a competition.  There was NOTHING in Evanna’s dance that said 5. That is just unbelievable.
  6. Robert Roldan….::::SWOOOOONNNN::::  I luf him.
  7. Some of these contestants opening sound more scripted than usual.
  8. Sharna is the first pro to pull in the troupe this season…and possibly the first pro to NEED the troupe. Love the Nashville background though.
  9. Cheryl Burke looks amazing and it’s good to have her back in the ballroom.
  10. Nikki is pretty funny….but so completely unknown.
  11. Alexis dances better than most models….but we won’t find out until week 2 or 3 if she’s more Brooke Burke or Joanna Krupa.
  12. Very good first outing for Brandon.
  13. Demarcus Ware is HOT. And he may well win this season.

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September 30, 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)
Dancing 2nd
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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. :-)