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Dancing with the Stars Season 28, Week SEVEN – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

So, have the judges learned their lesson and score what it destined to be a truly horrible jive appropriately?? I doubt it, but we can hope.  Here’s what the press release has to say:

The show starts with a spooky Halloween opening number set to “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish and “Come Along” by Cosmo Sheldrake. Choreographed by Michael Rooney, the celebrities and pro dancers will take the audience on a journey from the graveyard to the ballroom, ending with an epic zombie dance number. Later, after a round of individual competitive performances, there will be an additional round of two Halloween team dances. Each team (Team Trick with James, Ally, Lauren & Hannah and Team Treat with Karamo, Kel, Sean & Kate) of four celebrities and their pro partners will compete for more judges’ points, which will be added in as part of the final scores of the evening.

Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs including Halloween classics “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash” as well as Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls,” Chris Issak’s “Wicked Game,” Annie Lennox’s “I Put a Spell on You,” and Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho,” among others.

I would LOVE to know how the teams were picked, and if they truly just ended up the way they did through a school yard pick. I don’t think they could have, since James and Hannah are tied for the highest cumulative score but they’re on the same team. And if they went with the two lowest cumulative scores, well, that’s S___ and Karamo, who are also both on the same time. This is questionable, for sure. As for who’s dancing what? Looks like everyone has a dance they should do okay with, except that one guy dancing with Lindsay.

Kel and Witney – Jive
Dancing 1st

James and Emma – V. Waltz
Dancing 2nd

Ally and Sasha – Tango
Dancing 3rd

Hannah and Alan – Jazz
Dancing 4th

Karamo and Jenna – Paso Doble
Dancing 5th

Lauren and Gleb – Argentine Tango
Dancing 6th

S___ and Lindsay – Jive
Dancing 7th

Kate and Pasha – Rumba
Dancing 8th

October 24, 2019 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 28, Weeks 5 and 6 – Dancing by the Numbers!

I decided to run some numbers this week since no one was eliminated last week and this week’s scores and votes will be added together. We know the dancers a bit now, so I figured I would make some educated guesses on how they’ll do based on what they’re dancing Monday, then add them to this past weeks scores and run the numbers from there. Those with samba (Hannah, James) lost a point or two. Karamo lost a point due to rumba, while Lauren gained four due to contemporary. I also gave Sailor an additional three points because of Jazz. I dipped Ally a couple points because she’s dancing Quickstep this week while she had contemporary last week. Kel dipped a point because of Quickstep as well. I gave Kate an additional three points this week because she’s doing V. Waltz, at which she will likely excel. You know who stayed exactly the same, although he shouldn’t have had a 19 last week. More like a 15. I don’t expect the judges to do better this week, regardless of what good dancer we could lose.

Of course, because our judges have learned absolutely nothing from last season, I fully expect to be way off base in my guesses and some seriously wacky stuff will go down.

Anyway, in my scenario, Ally remains in first place by one point and there is a four-way tie for second place. Lauren moves up, Hannah moves down and Karamo and S___ are still the bottom two, at least score-wise. Read more..

October 19, 2019 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 28, Week SIX – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Well, this week there is no theme that’s actually called out, but it seems like there should be one, when you look at the list of songs in the press release. 🙂

The show will open with the couples entering the ballroom to “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang. In addition, the cast of Dancing with the Stars – Live Tour 2020 will perform a dance choreographed by Emmy® Award-winning Mandy Moore. The nationwide tour kicks off Jan. 9 in Richmond, Virginia. To purchase tickets and get the full list of tour dates, please visit dwtstour.com.

Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs including Carrie Underwood’s “Southbound,” Wham!’s “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing,” Queen’s “Somebody to Love,” Stevie Wonder’s “Part-Time Lover,” Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved,” among others.

I would say 80’s if not for Carrie Underwood. I would say classics…if not for Carrie Underwood. I would say…well, never mind. 🙂 I guess we’re doing contemporary and jazz every week now – if only all the pros could choreograph a decent one. I thought Hannah was the favored one – that’s what everyone keeps telling me. But she’s got the hardest dance this week and hasn’t had a “gimme” dance in a couple weeks – if ever. Interesting that Lauren and Sailor get the contemporary and jazz, respectively. Everyone else has their work cut out for them. Although I think Kate will do well. I think Karamo is probably screwed. James should be fine…hopefully.

Ally and Sasha – Quickstep

Kel and Witney – Quickstep

S___ and Lindsay – Viennese Waltz

Kate and Pasha – Viennese Waltz

James and Emma – Samba

Hannah and Alan – Samba

Sailor and Val – Jazz

Lauren and Gleb – Contemporary

Karamo and Jenna – Rumba

October 16, 2019 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 28: Christie Brinkley Out Due to Broken Arm; Daughter Sailor Stepping in

It’s been a busy morning, so I don’t have all the deets, but Christie apparently (recently?) broke her arm during rehearsal and can’t dance, so her 21-year-old daughter Sailor is taking her place this season, per GMA:

“Dancing With the Stars” contestant Christie Brinkley broke her arm in rehearsals and will not be able to hit the dance floor this season.

In a statement, BBC Studios and ABC said, “Brinkley suffered injuries which required surgery to her wrist and arm,” keeping her from participating in the competition.

But Brinkley’s fans will still have someone to root for: her daughter.

Brinkley’s 21-year-old daughter, Sailor Brinkley-Cook, a Sports Illustrated model, has stepped in to take her mother’s place for the remainder of the season.

“Showbiz is all about getting a break, and Sailor and I both got one on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ this season,” Brinkley said in a statement, joking about her injury. “Sailor joined the cast when I got mine … ouch somebody stop me, it hurts to laugh!”

Brinkley-Cook has already hit the ground running with only hours to learn her mother’s entire dance routine.

She even fit perfectly into her mom’s performance outfit for the season premiere. Brinkley’s outfit did not need to be altered at all.

And this is me rolling my eyes…cause the few previous times that someone got injured prior to the premiere and they found a replacement, we got the likes of Holly Madison, Carson Kressley, and Master P (Melissa Rycroft was a notably skilled outlier). OF COURSE they just happened to have a young, able-bodied, semi-famous partner waiting in the wings for the golden boy when his older partner of questionable dance skill broke her arm in the 11th hour…

ETA: Vogue here. Here is a video from GMA on this news. The cast talks on it at camera blocking and more..

UPDATE: Per a source, the broken arm happened on Thursday at rehearsal, and Sailor was already rehearsing in Christie’s stead by Friday…and she apparently “has some previous dance training”. *facepalm*

September 16, 2019 I Written By

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