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PureDWTS Season 20 – SPOILERS!!! Who Won???? Let’s Discuss the Show!

Court here :-) As Heidi is currently tied up at work, I’m covering for the time being…who’s ready to finish this season off?

Nice to see Redfoo shufflin’ in the opening number…and Nastia basically slaying her little bit, as if to say “Yeah, you eliminated me just short of the finale…and I just danced better than at least 2/3  of the finalists last night.”

Riker handled that bobble in his freestyle like a champ – didn’t even know it happened until Deep Throat told me about it later.

Ruh-roh – Riker got the encore? Oh boy, Riker fans – I sure as hell hope you actually voted for him to WIN, and didn’t just waste the night tweeting for him to get the encore. Historically, he/she who gets the finale encore does NOT end up winning the MBT.

Oh boy – Team Fooma and the Juicy Wiggle :-P Any Aussies out there? Heard a rumor that the “juicy wiggle” was actually a dance craze in Australia – and Foo basically bogarted it when he was judging The X-Factor there last summer. Random.

Woohoo LEFT SHARK!!! AND MY BELOVED CRAB SASHA!!! :-D And Charlotte’s awesome boobage.

I gotta give Fonz credit – I’m beginning to think his season never ended and he just decided to be on this one as well, since we see so much of him  :-P Dare I say we’ve seen more of Alfonso this season than at least 2/3 of this season’s cast?

WHHHAAAATTTT???!!!! Fonz taking over Funniest Home Videos??? BEST NEWS I’VE HEARD ALL DAY :-D

Ok, Derek got the best lines from “Bad Lip Reading”…#ipooped

A little birdie told me Emma is involved in Jason Derulo’s number…;-)

Emma just SLAYS.  That is all.  For those keeping count, this is the 2nd time Jason has performed on the show…and made Ems the focal point of his dance. #justsayin’

Chris still looks uncomfortable dancing to me.  But Wit’s costume is adorable.

Ugh. I just realized we’re only 45 minutes into this finale – I still have to sit through another 75 minutes of it. *sigh*

Dare I say even Bruce Willis was impressed by Nastia reprising her Lindy? ;-)

Speaking of Bruce – I can’t tell if he was genuinely tickled by the “Dance Hard” parody…or forcing a smile.

Nah, I think he’s having a great time – he’s grinning every time they pan to him. Either that, or they’re just looping the same clip of him smiling…

Poor Charlotte.  Poor Keo. :-P

Eh…this dance feels like  “B.O.S.S.” redux to me.   It’s just ok – bet Mandy choreographed it.

Aaaaand the pro dances just get even more mediocre… #putyourshirtbackongreasychest

This “Elastic Heart” dance smells like Emmy bait to me – did Derek choreograph it?

And God bless Miss Patti and her “In Da Club” salsa…with Charlotte as the bottle girl and Chris & Michael as bouncers :-)

An hour and 15 minutes in and they’re just now mentioning the fusion dance.  Gaaaaaah.  Still gotta sit through 45 minutes of this… 8-O

Goddammit it’s so dusty in my house whenever Noah dances…but he slayed that fusion.  Better be a perfect score!

Ahem. So the judges pull out the 9’s – you best believe Noah was a legitimate threat to Rumer or Riker winning – and he possibly still is. Verrrrry interesting choice in score.

Could they have saddled Riker with a shitter fusion than salsa/quickstep?  If he gets reamed, so help me god…

Bet you anything Rumer gets paso/foxtrot or some other dark, edgy dance – since that’s all we’ve gotten from her all season.

Either I’m psychic, or Rumer & Val are just that one-note.

Aaaaand somehow we’re still “rushing”, but there’s ample time allotted for heaping over-the-top praise on Rumer – since she’s basically the best dancer ever on DWTS, the greatest thing since sliced bread, the cure for cancer, and the second coming of Jesus Christ. This season cannot be done fast enough for me.

And we have the mandatory maudlin song being performed as the 3 finalists stand awkwardly by with clips of the couples playing in the background.  Yawn.

Noah & Sharna 3rd.  No huge surprises there, considering the scoring low-ball – but look at just how much they had to low-ball him to make it happen.

Winner: Rumer & Val. 2nd place:  Riker & Allison

And cue the million and one justifications from Val why his 1 golden MBT is the most important win in DWTS history and is better than every single other win combined.

Is it season 21 yet?

May 19, 2015 I Written By

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Witney Carson, Keo Motsepe, And Emma Slater Promote The Dancing With The Stars Tour

Witney Carson was a guest on KTLA to talk all about the new Dancing With The Stars Tour. She talks about Chris Soules too. More below. Also, be watching the official site of Home & Family as they should be posting a clip with Keo Motsepe And Emma Slater promoting the tour as well soon.

ETA: Below is Keo Motsepe And Emma Slater on Home & Family….


Emma Slater & Keo Motsepe on "Home And Family" by Codebear2

May 25, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Slavik Kryklyvyy And Karina Smirnoff Reunited Again And Dance At Blackpool Dance Festival

Wow, I have no words! What is it about Slavik Kryklyvyy And Karina Smirnoff when they dance together? The IT FACTOR and then some! Stunning. Thanks to Jimmbboe for the heads up! If you can’t see the video below, see this link.

Slavik Kryklyvyy & Karina Smirnoff are at it again. This time, in BlackpoolDanceFestival#BallroomDanceTube

Posted by Ballroom Dance Tube on Sunday, May 24, 2015

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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 seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Backstage DWTS Season 20 Finale Show Reports From Pennsylvania Anchor

Ali Lanyon, Pennsylvania Co-Anchors the very early Morning News show from 4:30 am to 7 am on WHTM TV, ABC27, Harrisburg, PA. She also wears a Reporter’s Hat for the station. She filed Backstage Reports from The Monday and Tuesday Finale shows. Also, seen commenting on the video clips are her Morning News Co-Anchor James Crummel. And the Morning News Weather Anchor, Brett Thackara.

She interviewed Tom Bergeron, Noah Galloway, Sharna Burgess, Riker Lynch, Allison Holker, Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumer Willis, and Carrie Ann Inaba. She also did a fun segment on those with tickets waiting outside the studio to get in. Even if you have a ticket, there is a chance you will be turned away.

Please check out Ali’s reports at the following links:

By Lois A Troutman, May 23, 2015

May 24, 2015 I Written By

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Watch DWTS Cheryl Burke In New NBC Series “I Can Do That”, Premieres Tuesday May 26, 2015

Just a TV Heads up: you can Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke in the new NBC series “I Can Do That”. It premieres on Tuesday, May 26th if interested in watching and following along this season. Below is a preview. To read and see more, see the I Can Do That Official site. Looks fun. I think I will check it out.

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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 seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

New Julianne Hough And Maria Menounos ABC “Dance Battle America” Special, Submit Your Dance Battle

Whoever thought that the dance wars from the Hough and Menounos families during the holidays these past few years would become viral and inspire a new ABC special, but, it has. If you head to Dance Battle America, you can read all about it as well as submitting your own dance battle clip. You can also watch a video teaser with Julianne Hough and Maria Menounos here. Too fun!

From Executive Producers Julianne Hough (DANCING WITH THE STARS judge and past DANCING WITH THE STARS champion) and E! Host Maria Menounos (DANCING WITH THE STARS celebrity dancer) and Emmy Award winning production company Magical Elves comes ABC’s special #DANCEBATTLE AMERICA. During the holiday seasons over last two years, Julianne and Maria have engaged in a fearsome #DANCEBATTLE via social media. Once the challenge took off, celebrities Kate Hudson and Amber Riley joined in and a #DANCEBATTLE craze began! Now the ladies are challenging everyone in America to battle it out for the chance to fly to Los Angeles and compete on the live dance show.

More at Dance Battle America.

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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 seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya Bring “Magic” To Winnipeg, Canada In Ballroom With A Twist – Review

What a wonderful ‘Ballroom With A Twist’ review from the Winnipeg Press. They wrote that Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya bring “magic” to Winnipeg, Canada. Below is more on the show. Also Producer Scott Stander tells us, “The crowds have been loving the show and the amazing dancers that make this show’s heart …beat!!”

ETA: Be sure to see the show if you can near you. Jimmbboe saw it in Winnipeg. He described it as an “awesome” and “amazing” show. Even a day after the show, he says he has a “Ballroom With A twist” hangover (lol). He particularly mentioned a funny scene with Anna especially when she told Jonathan to take his cake and get off the stage! lol Jim also said the Winnipeg Symphony was “outstanding” as they provided live music throughout! To see some fun photos, see Ballroom With A Twist Facebook and Tristan MacManus Fan Page at Facebook.

After a subdued orchestral introduction, the corps of five males came onstage to slink their way through The Look of Love. In fact, these testosterone-fuelled dancers were one of the show’s highlights (no bias here), as they performed the Bob Fosse-inspired choreography with swaggering ease.

Then Trebunskaya and MacManus took the stage for two dances: Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm — a stylized mosh pit of waltz, quickstep and Charleston — that earned the evening’s first loud cheers. This, in turn, morphed into Singin’ in the Rain that also provided one of the show’s true-blue ballroom dances.

The two then ostensibly became hosts, with the Irish-born MacManus introducing the famously red-haired Trebunskaya as “Little Red Riding Hood.”

Despite their, at times, awkward stage banter, they were nevertheless able to whip the already rowdy, younger crowd of 1,691 into a frenzy, cheekily promising “the hotter you get, the less clothes we wear.” The Russian-born Trebunskaya also showed her renowned, adorable wit during a Q & A session, with one audience member even shouting out a marriage proposal to the lithe artist.

The high-octane show is mostly well-paced, with ballads such as Smith’s blistering interpretation of Michael Bublé hit Feeling Good showing off his powerhouse vocals. Glocksen-Ruzicka also treated us to a soulful Gravity that also allowed the dancers to catch their breath — or change into their next, eye-popping, sequin-encrusted costume.

More at the Winnipeg Press including a beautiful new photo. If you missed this CTV News interview with Tristan MacManus and Anna Trebunskaya, be sure to see it too. For tickets to this show and more across the nation, see this link.

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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 seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

The Dancing Poetry Corner – Seasoned With Gold – A Perfect 10 Celebration

Finale – Part Two

The Perfect 10 Tenth Anniversary, Season 20, came to a close. From start to finish, an air of celebration permeated inside and outside of the Ballroom. Champagne was sipped, the bubbly flowing freely! The show was vibrant, jam-packed with dancing, singing, remembrances, Ike a non-stop party! A brand-new pristine white outdoor stage was debuted! A highlight was a Rehearsal Blooper Reel with the cast being their playful selves! Tony Dovolani and the Pros spoofed a Bruce Willis movie Die Hard. Their version was Dance Hard! It was a cute, clever concept! A trip through the season was taken highlighting theme weeks, a double elimination, Trios, Team Dances, and the Semi-Finals. Stars talked about their fellow Finalists.

The Road to The Mirror Ball was paved with Gold! A brand-new, blinged-out Trophy awaited the winners at the Finish Line! The Finale was: Read more..

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PureDWTS Tristan MacManus And Anna Trebunskaya Interviewed On Ballroom With A Twist, Give Dance Lesson

CTV News in Winnipeg talked with Tristan MacManus and Anna Trebunskaya about Ballroom With A Twist which is taking place in Winnipeg, Canada this weekend. They give a dance lesson too. It’s good to see them. If you’d like to see the show this summer, see this link for ticket information.

May 23, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Sharna Burgess Writes On Her DWTS Journey With Noah Galloway, Thanks Fans For Their Support

Sharna Burgess has written a last blog for Dancing With The Stars Season 20. She and Noah may not have won the Mirror Ball, but, she feels they won in another way. Sharna also thanks fans for their support. Below is more from Closer Weekly.

We may not have received the Mirror Ball Trophy, but Noah and I won this competition in so many other ways! He inspired me every minute of our journey together, and I’m so thankful he trusted me to tell his inspiring story through dance.

It takes an extremely brave individual to overcome what Noah has gone through. Noah gave me his all on the dance floor each and every week, and I could not be more proud of him. He pushed me creatively and it has been incredible to choreograph his routines. Noah is and will always be my hero.

Thank you to our Team Shway fans for your support throughout this DWTS season! We are beyond grateful for your part in our journey and adore each and every one of you! I hope to see you at my newest venture, Dance Fuzion, a three-day weekend dance convention that gives people from all experience levels the opportunity to learn from choreographers and celebrity dancers from around the world. Much love!

Awww, I love her so much and what an unforgettable pairing not only for their inspiration, but, for their amazing lines and lifts. To read Sharna’s last blog of the season in full, see Closer Weekly.

May 22, 2015 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Allison Holker On Dancing With The Stars Season 20: “This season was a dream come true!”

Allison Holker thanks fans, the producers, the judges, etc for an amazing season of Dancing With The Stars at Life And Style Magazine. She also thanks Riker and how this season was a “dream come true”.

This season was a dream come true! Dancing with [celebrity partner] Riker Lynch was something unforgettable. He had a spark; the talent and determination to make it to the end. He came out every week with confidence and showed America a new side of him.

We had some stand-out moments that I will never forget, from our first jive to our sexy salsa and our Pirates of the Caribbean-themed paso doble!

Riker is a force to be reckoned with and his career is only just beginning. I am blessed to have gotten to know him, but I am also excited to see what his future has in store for him.

I feel honored to be a part of a show that continues to get better with every season. This was Dancing with the Stars’ 10th anniversary; 20 seasons in and the show continues to inspire.

I don’t think I’ll ever forget their Pirates Of The Caribbean dance for as long as I live. More at Life And Style Magazine including her thoughts for how she hopes to be back next season for Dancing With The Stars. Also note (according to their Finals interviews)that Riker and Allison are doing something together again, but, they haven’t announced what yet?

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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 seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.