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DWTS Season 26, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What…and When? Plus….Team Dances

Week 2 of 4 and if you have seen the teams for team dances (below) you know that one group is really getting hosed. Damn. Anyway, I’ve got two dances and I’m sure more have been revealed, so if you know one, let us know…but we need a SOURCE. Thx. 🙂

Chris Mazdzer and Witney – Viennese Waltz (Song: “Next to Me” by Imagine Dragons)
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay – Salsa (Song: “La Malanga” by Eddie Paleireri)
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Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo – Cha Cha (Song: “Make me Feel” by Janelle Monae)
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Mirai Nagasu and Alan – Foxtrot (Song: “It’s a Small World” by O’Nell Brothers Group)
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Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb – Foxtrot (Song: “What About Us” by Pink)
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Adam Rippon and Jenna – Quickstep (Song: “Make Way” by Aloe Blacc)
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Tonya Harding and Sasha – Quickstep (Song: “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson)
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Josh Norman and Sharna – Paso Doble (Song: The Plaza of Execution” by James Horner)
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Team 1970’s Football (Song: “Instant Replay” by Dan Hartman)

Mirai Nagasu & Alan Bersten
Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson
Arike Ogunbowale & Gleb Savchenko
Jennie Finch & Keo Motstepe

Team 1950s Tennis (Song: “…Baby One More Time” by The Baseballs)

Chris Mazdzer & Witney Carson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Lindsay Arnold
Tonya Harding & Sasha Farber
Josh Norman & Sharna Burgess

May 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. :-)

Dancing with the Stars Season 26, Week 1 – LIVE BLOG (SPOILERS)

All right all ya’ll – check in if you’re watching this season with us. I don’t want to be all alone here, bemoaning the crap or greatness – take your pick. 🙂

T-minus 15 minutes….

Ooooooo…..interesting and dramatic opening!!

Okay, I loved that in all it’s cheesy glory. 🙂

Chris is cute as hell and has some potential. Not necessarily for dancing but….potential. 😉

Damn. That was a lot of Salsa and a lot of lifts for week 1!!

Close your shirt, Bruno. Chris getting good comments from the judges for the most part.

And he pulls three 7s! Kinda predictable, but worthy.

Kareeeeeeeeem!!! He is the legend and the big name for the main demo for this show. And if anyone can work with this Lindsey can. Read more..

April 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. :-)

DWTS Season 26, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

I knew there was something I was forgetting to do…. 🙂 Who’s dancing what? Or..Who’s dancing TO what? Or both.

Voting Note: As we reported a couple weeks ago, there are some changes in the voting, particularly for week 1, this season. Here’s what the ABC.com press release has to say about it.

For week one, the evening’s eliminations will be based on live viewer votes cast during the show’s live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones, along with the judges’ scores. During the live season premiere broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones at 8:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, April 30, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples, with these votes helping determine the couples who will move on to the next episode. This vote will be online only via ABC.com, will open at the top of the live show and end shortly after the last couple dances. Then, at the end of the episode, overnight voting will open for phone, ABC.com and Facebook, which will factor into the week two eliminations. Toll-free phone voting will be open nationwide from the end of the live show until 5:00 a.m. EDT/2:00 a.m. PDT on Tuesday. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b will open at the end of the live show and closes at 10:00 p.m. EDT/7:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday. During each voting window, when voting online at ABC.com or Facebook, viewers can reallocate their votes until the voting window closes.

Heidi Comment – if you are dancing LAST, it’s an extreme disadvantage this time out, so don’t get excited if your favorite is in the “pimp spot”. This first week, at least, is no pimpage at all in going last.

ETA: Tentative dance order for the first four couples, per Rana on Twitter

ETA2: Full dance order is posted below thanks to Lori!

Chris Mazdzer and Witney – Salsa (Song: “Mr. Put It Down” by Ricky Martin featuring Pitbull)
Dancing 1st
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay – Cha Cha (Song: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” by Stevie Wonder)
Dancing 2nd
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Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo – Foxtrot (Song: “All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood)
Dancing 3rd
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Jamie Anderson and Artem – Viennese Waltz (Song: “Feeling Good” by Avicii)
Dancing 4th
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Mirai Nagasu and Alan – Salsa (Song: “No Excuses” by Meghan Trainor)
Dancing 5th
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Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb – Salsa (Song: “Them Girls” by Whitney Myer)
Dancing 6th
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Adam Rippon and Jenna – Cha Cha (Song: “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul)
Dancing 7th
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Johnny Damon and Emma – Foxtrot (Song: “Centerfield” by John Fogerty)
Dancing 8th
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Tonya Harding and Sasha – Foxtrot (Song: “When You Believe” by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey)
Dancing 9th
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Josh Norman and Sharna – Cha Cha (Song: “Finesse” by Bruno Mars)
Dancing 10th
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April 24, 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 23, Week 6 – Power Rankings

DISCLAIMER: As I write this, I am currently under the influence of some new migraine meds that have the unfortunate side effect of making me very, very foggy – if my struggle to find the word “paint can opener” the other day at Sherwin Williams was any indicator, I’m definitely experiencing some aphasia; additionally, the fact that I put a carton of coconut milk in my purse and put my iPhone in the refrigerator while putting away groceries yesterday probably points to some general absentmindedness.  So forgive me if the words don’t come as easily today as they usually do – I’m told this passes after about the two week mark, so fingers crossed…

…and perhaps it is the effects of the medication, or perhaps not, but I’m left feeling a bit unsure of what to make of last night’s show.  I guess I should have known by about the 20 minute mark that things had already gone completely off the rails – we had Pitbull prematurely scoring (and then being completely late scoring the rest of the night, and having a suspiciously hard time with those paddles), Erin making painfully obvious double entendres about Ryan’s “facials”, and Ryan trying to make black light paint a thing, but having it look more like sunburn art. Then there was that pinata that Erin was curiously insistent that everyone hit, but only appeared to be filled with glitter.  Go fig…but perhaps more peculiar was the scoring, which at times left me wondering what exactly the agenda really was.  Part of me thinks TPTB may be falling out of love with Laurie (or may at least be seeing that she may not actually be a sure thing for the win), they seem suddenly obsessed with Jana (after appearing to be rather lukewarm about her thus far this season), they seemed to very slightly ease up on their “underscore Calvin at all costs” edict of the past several weeks, they seemed to finally drop the hammer on Terra (after heaping sometimes over-the-top praise on her the first few weeks of the season), and they seem to kick their praise of James into overdrive (which even I, as a James fan, can agree was a bit too much).  Are they trying to shape their ideal finale? Or are they even taking it a step further, and shifting gears from gunning for a Laurie win…to gunning for a James win? I think it will be very, very interesting to see how things go once Len is back on the panel next week…when daddy’s away, the other three stooges seem to play; but when he’s back, they seem to get back to business.

Wish I could say I was sad to see Amber leave, but I got the impression that she really wasn’t having much fun anymore, and that she never really got comfortable being on the show – so I don’t think she was all that disappointed to go, either. I think Maks collected his paycheck and is happy to be back to being a stay-at-home-dad-to-be. I didn’t see too many fans outrageously upset, either – Amber’s exit was minimally disruptive. I’ll admit – at one point in the show, I told myself I wouldn’t be terribly disappointed if Jana left instead of Amber, but in the end, I guess I’m partially glad the former stayed, because I think Gleb is more of an asset to Marilu’s team dance than Maks ever would have been.  Speaking of which – if you haven’t yet, check out our team dance spoiler post, if for no other reason than to justify my waking up at 2 AM to reveal the teams 😛 Read more..

October 18, 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

Pitbull To Guest Judge And Perform “Greenlight” On Dancing With The Stars

As you know from Dancing With The Stars this past Monday, Pitbull is going to guest judge for Week 6. Via Disney ABC, he’s also going to perform his new hit song “Greenlight”. I love Pitbull, so, I’m excited! You can listen to “Greenlight” below. For dance information for all the couples, see this post.

The night kicks off with Pitbull performing his hit song “Greenlight,” featuring Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis, then each celebrity will go on to perform a captivating and alluring Latin dance.

Pitbull will also join Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough at the judges’ table as a guest judge.

October 12, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

Pitbull To Perform For The Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale

I love love Pitbull. Guess what? According to Carrie Ann Inaba’s new blog at Access Hollywood, he’s going to perform for the Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Finale. Pitbull Updates reports that he’ll perform on Tuesday.

This season has been tough and I cannot predict who will win. All the contestants have been good and I don’t think we’ve had a season with this many great performances. It’s been a joy to watch and I’m really looking forward to seeing what each of them brings to dance floor on Monday and Tuesday for our 2-part Finals!!!! All I know is that it’s going to be a close race to the finish!

I wish them all the best and I look forward to seeing Pitbull again who will be performing in our finale! He was a fun guest judge and you know it’s going to be a party if Pitbull is in the house! See you then!

Lot’s more from Carrie Ann at Access Hollywood including her thoughts on the remaining three couples.

May 18, 2016 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 19 Week 10 Plugged and Unplugged Music

Dancing with the Stars season 19 week 10 is here. As always, we’re back with the music from the show. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. Tonight they did a plugged and unplugged version of each song, but we only have links to the plugged in version on iTunes.

Sadie & Mark danced to the song “Problem” —Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
Tommy & Peta danced to the song “Tainted Love” —Soft Cell
Bethany & Derek danced to the song “I Want You Back” —The Jackson 5
Janel & Val danced to the song “Blame” —Calvin Harris feat. John Newman
Alfonso & Witney danced to the song “Love Runs Out” —OneRepublic

November 17, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

Watch DWTS Carrie Ann Inaba And Julianne Hough In Fox’s “Cause For Paws” Thanksgiving Special

Just a TV heads up! Don’t miss seeing Dancing With The Stars Carrie Ann Inaba And Julianne Hough in FOX’S “Cause For Paws: An All Star Dog Spectacular”. This Special airs on Thanksgiving night at 10:00pm ET. Here is more from Broadway World

Thanksgiving night Thursday, Nov. 27, (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), FOX airs the all-new special FOX’S CAUSE FOR PAWS: AN ALL-STAR DOG SPECTACULAR, co-hosted by Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (GLEE). The special will feature appearances by celebrities, including Paula Abdul, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Whitney Cummings, Josh Duhamel, Fergie, Max Greenfield, Kathy Griffin, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, Randy Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, Cesar Millan, Jerry O’Connell, Kelly Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, P!nk, Amber Riley, LeAnn Rimes, Rebecca Romijn, Emmy Rossum, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Betty White.

For more holiday programming, see Broadway World. I think I will definitely be watching Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve special too.

November 15, 2014 I Written By

Hi, I'm one of the three of Charlie's Angels at this site. Not only am I a big music and dancing fan, I'm also a big lover of photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos, see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.

DWTS Season 19 Week 9 America’s Choice and Trio Music

Dancing with the Stars season 19 week 9 is here. As always, we’re back with the music from the show. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. What did you think of tonight’s music?

Alfonso & Witney danced a Foxtrot to the song “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?” —Robbie Williams
Alfonso & Witney (Lindsay Arnold) danced a Paso doble to the song “Turn Down for What” —DJ Snake & Lil Jon
Tommy & Peta danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Trouble” —Ray LaMontagne
Tommy & Peta (Sharna Burgess) danced a Samba to the song “Talk Dirty” —Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz
Lea & Artem danced a Samba to the song “Animals” —Maroon 5
Lea & Artem (Henry Byalikov) danced a Paso doble to the song “Black Betty” —Ram Jam
Bethany & Derek danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Say You Love Me” —Jessie Ware
Bethany & Derek (Tony Dovolani) danced a Argentine tango to the song “Jungle” —X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons feat. Jay-Z
Sadie & Mark danced a Jive to the song “1, 2, 3 Turnaround” —Christian TV
Sadie & Mark (Emma Slater) danced a Foxtrot to the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” —Frankie Valli
Janel & Val danced a Quickstep to the song “Hey Boy! Hey Girl!” —Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Janel & Val (Keo Motsepe) danced a Salsa to the song “Morning Drums” —Gregor Salto

November 11, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.

DWTS Season 19 Week 7 and 8 Music

Dancing with the Stars season 19 week 8 is here and we’re also making up for not posting the music last week. It’s been a little crazy around here, but we’ll do what we can to make up for it. Be sure to check out our full list of Dancing with the Stars music throughout the season. What did you think of tonight’s music?

Week 7 – Halloween Night
Tommy & Peta danced a Quickstep to the song “That Old Black Magic” —Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Lea & Artem danced a Argentine tango to the song “Necessary Evil” —Nikki Yanofsky
Bethany & Derek danced a Paso doble to the song “Run Boy Run” —Woodkid
Antonio & Cheryl danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “I Put a Spell on You” —Nina Simone
Michael & Emma danced a Jive to the song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” —Charlie Daniels Band
Janel & Val danced a Viennese Waltz to the song “Secret” —The Pierces
Alfonso & Witney danced a Rumba to the song “Ghost” —Ella Henderson
Sadie & Mark danced a Paso doble to the song “Come with Me Now” —Kongos
Bethany & Derek, Janel & Val, Michael & Emma, and Lea & Artem (Team “Itsy Bitsy”) danced a Freestyle to the song “Black Widow” —Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora
Tommy & Peta, Antonio & Cheryl, Alfonso & Witney, and Sadie & Mark (Team “Creepy”) danced a Freestyle to the song “Time Warp” —Glee cast

Week 8 – Dynamic Duos Night
Lea & Artem danced a Jazz to the song “Somethin’ Bad” —Miranda Lambert & Carrie Underwood (Bonnie & Clyde)
Michael & Emma danced a Foxtrot to the song “You’ll Be in My Heart” —Phil Collins (Tarzan & Jane Porter)
Janel & Val danced a Contemporary to the song “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” —Quindon Tarver (Romeo & Juliet)
Tommy & Peta danced a Paso doble to the song “Ring of Fire” —Johnny Cash (Johnny & June Cash)
Sadie & Mark danced a Contemporary to the song “Uninvited” —Alanis Morissette (Adam & Eve)
Alfonso & Witney danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Trust” —Prince (Batman & Robin)
Bethany & Derek danced a Salsa to the song “Babalu” —Desi Arnaz (Lucy & Ricky Ricardo)
Alfonso & Witney and Lea & Artem danced a Jive to the song “Rip It Up” —Little Richard
Bethany & Derek and Sadie & Mark danced a Cha-cha-cha to the song “Really Don’t Care” —Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd
Tommy & Peta and Michael & Emma danced a Rumba to the song “I’m Not the Only One” —Sam Smith

November 3, 2014 I Written By

Better known as Charlie.