"Episode 1403 & 1403 A" - This week's episode of "Dancing with the Stars," themed "The Most Memorable Year of My Life," challenges the remaining eleven couples to perform a meaningful dance using any style dance of their choice, MONDAY, APRIL 2 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
On Tuesday, acclaimed singer and songwriter Seal returns to the ballroom performing "Lean On Me" from his latest album "Soul 2." His soulful performance will be accompanied by four members of the Troupe. Also hitting the stage is best-selling country vocal group, Rascal Flatts, with a network TV debut performance of "Changed," the title of their new album due out April 3rd. Their performance is accompanied by pro dancer Tony Dovolani and Troupe member Sharna Burgess on TUESDAY, APRIL 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Also during Tuesday's show we have the season's first "Macy's Stars of Dance," with an all- star dance number featuring some of Hollywood's most prominent and talented male dancers from film and TV, including Kenny Wormald ("Footloose"), Twitch ("Step Up 3D" and "Step Up 4"), Travis Wall and many others. The exciting performance will be accompanied by one of the worlds most sought after horn trios, Grooveline Horns, who will be performing their composition "Copchase." This spectacular performance is choreographed by Misha Gabriel and Nick Bass who've shared the stage and screen with artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Britney Spears, Beyonce and many more. Tuesday's show also welcomes the season's first "AT&T Spotlight Performance" which will feature Julia Ivleva's inspirational story. Julia is a world-class professional ballroom dancer who has recently been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. Her good friends Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya will be dancing a powerfully emotional number in a special tribute to Julia and the fight against cancer.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Katherine Jenkins makes the complicated moves look easy.
Jenkins, one of the breakout favorites on season 14 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” has wowed judges and the audience with her dancing skills and personal charm.
Her life, though, wasn’t always as perfect as it might appear today.
A very open, candid interview with Katherine Jenkins on what she has faced growing up.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After a very promising first two weeks we are faced with our first elimination. There aren't any stinkers this season so whoever goes will be a shame, and everyone who stays deserve it.
But first we have to endure the Results Show.
- we kicked off with a very pleasant routine by the professional dancers and the re-formed DWTS troupe
- some behind the scenes and hidden mike stuff from Melissa, Gladys, Martina and their partners. Apparently Melissa has done it in Disneyland!
- Melissa/Maks safe. As are Gladys/Tristan. But Martina/Tony still in jeopardy.
- Sugarland and a gentleman called Matt who I don't know performed a really great song I've never heard before.
- Brooke's dress seems to be made of recycled Victoria's Secret bags!
- Roshon, Jaleel and William are up.
- Jaleel/Kym safe. Roshon/Chelsie in jeopardy. William/Cheryl safe.
- the Troupe did a routine - they all seem very nice
- Maria/Derek, Katherine/Mark, Sherri/Val all went onto the stage, and then all trooped off when they were told they were all safe.
- Sugarland sang another song. They are very good.
- Next are Donald, Jack and Gavin.
- Donald safe. Gavin in jeopardy. Jack safe
- So the final three are Gavin/Anna, Roshon/Chelsie, Martina/Tony
- Roshon safe
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani have been eliminated from season 14 of Dancing with the Stars.
By no means a stinker, Martina was probably the worst but could easily have lasted until mid-season. Forgetting the steps can do that for you. Kudos to her for going all in!
Tristan MacManus ("the hot one") does a nice little blog on his week 2 performance on Dancing with the Stars.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The scores from last week (shown first) will be added to this week's and the first couple will be eliminated tomorrow!
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower - 23 & 26 = 49 - a very professional, energetic quickstep! Messed up a bit in the middle but Len liked it. Bruno thought it was delicious, Carrie Ann thought it was sophisticated.
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy - 23 & 23 = 46 - energetic jive. She missed a big bit in the middle and sang along too much. Magnificent equipment said Bruno. Confident said Carrie Ann (I agree). Len felt good.
Melissa Gilbert and Maks Chmerkovskiy - 20 & 20 = 40 - a very good quickstep, a little slip. I seem to be the only one who thinks she's really good. Her posture went as she got tired said Len. Carrie Ann was encouraging (a bad sign), Bruno let her down easy. Boos in the Ballroom said Brooke.
Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya 23 & 21 = 44 - competent jive, but he over-concentrated. Carrie Ann said he over-danced. Len said it was "acceptable quality".
Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus - 23 & 19 = 42 - it was good but I felt she was just going through the motions. Bruno thought she had to be careful with her frame, Len congratulated her on getting through the dance, but he apologized for not appreciating the performance (he gave her 5).
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas - 26 & 26 = 52 - wow she can dance. Other than singing along she was perfect. The judges liked it too.
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson - 26 & 22 = 48 - not as good as last week, he has a bit flat-footed. Len said it wasn't terrible. Bruno liked the concept. Carrie Ann said he was flat-footed. We have a psychic connection this week!
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough - 21 & 25 = 46 - I thought they were blindfolded but it was masks. Good dance, bit boring. Bruno liked her frame, Carrie Ann did too, Len thought they has speed and control and wanted more body contact.
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani - 20 & 17 = 37 - oh dear. I think it was a jive. She forgot her steps and never really recovered. Points for trying and the pants. Too neat and precise says Len. "It happens to everyone" said Bruno.
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd - 21 & 24 = 45 - bad music choice - too slow for a quick step. Great performance. That performance was up there says Len. He also said he under-marked the previous week. Bruno thought it was refined and elegant.
Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff - 20 & 21 = 41 - better than last week, still a bit stiff. Bruno liked the leather. Carrie Ann thought his posture was funky. Len liked the feel and attitude.
William Levy and Cheryl Burke - 24 & 25 = 49 - good form, dancing a little dull, he looked very good. "even fully clothed you have the ability to dazzle" - Bruno.
Overall it was pretty good for a week 2 which normally sees much lower scores versus week 1. The first couple goes home tomorrow!
ABC/Rick Rowell Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd need a good score to avoid "Dancing with the Stars" exit.
I think Donald has some potential.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Then, on Tuesday after the now obligatory recap episode, we will have the first results show, and therefore elimination, of the season.
As well as lots of filler Sugarland will be performing as will Matt Nathanson. Then the forest couple will be ejected from the glitter and sequin factory.
Friday, March 23, 2012
You can read the interview at the link below. (He also talks about his goatee!)
Monday, March 19, 2012
Just the scores and the odd comment:
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough - 21 - pretty solid for a week 1 dance
Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya - 23 - Jack looked confident, the dance was lovely
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd - 21- crowd pleasing dance, lots of energy, lots of mistakes, he could go far!
Gavin McGraw and Karina Smirnoff - 20 - wasn't bad, looked a little heavy-footed at times
Fegan and Chelsie Hightower - 23 - Roshon is a dancer. Period.
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy - 23 - she really enjoyed it! I think her score was a little high though
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy - 20 - very good routine, she was very confident. I think Maks slipped! The score was a little low, I think.
William Levy and Cheryl Burke - 24 - he carries himself well, a little lost at times but he looked great! He WILL go far!
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani - 20 - good try but she was stiff and a bit too tentative. Her score was a little high I thought.
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas - 26 - really quite lovely. If people get to know her she could go all the way!
Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus - 23 - Tristan did the same thing as last season and played it safe, and it worked. A great performance (factoring in age etc.).
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson - 26 - oh, very nice. He's a natural.
The performances were all very good tonight. No stinkers and at least 6 could be competing for that Mirror Ball.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
- William Levy 4/1
- Jaleel White 9/2
- Donald Driver 5/1
- Maria Menounos 5/1
- Roshon Fegan 9/1
- Gladys Knight 10/1
- Katherine Jenkins 10/1
- Sherri Shepherd 12/1
- Melissa Gilbert 12/1
- Jack Wagner 15/1
- Gavin DeGraw 20/1
- Martina Navratilova 20/1
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
Whilst they want to win, Melissa doesn't actually want to beat specific people, she's just happy to compete. And Maks thinks their chances of winning are very slim because of the size of the mirror ball...