Dancing With the Stars Week Two, Night Two: “Latin Night”

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Monday night ended with the elimination of Barbara & Keo, but there are still twelve couples remaining.

They all faced off on Latin Night with some exceptional Latin dances and some great music to go along with them.

Here are Tuesday Night’s Scores:

Nikki & Artem
Dance: Samba
Song: “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi feat. Daddy Yankee
Score: 18
#TeamSmackDown
*Lowest Score of the Night*
*Safe*

Victoria & Val
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Easy” – Sky Ferreira
Score: 20
#TeamViVa
*Safe*

Derek & Sharna
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Diablo Rojo” – Rodrigo y Gabriela
Score: 19
#TeamHoopsandHeels
*Safe*

Sasha & Gleb
Dance: Samba
Song: “Most Girls” – Hailee Steinfeld
Score: 22
#TeamAteam
*Safe*

Nick & Peta
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “She’s a Lady” – Lion Babe
Score: 19
#TeamMomandPops
*Jeopardy*

Jordan & Lindsay
Dance: Samba
Song: “Mi Gente” – J Balvin & Willy William
Score: 24
#TeamFishUponAStar
*Safe*

Drew & Emma
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Lights Low Down” – MAX feat. gnash
Score: 21
#TeamHotProperty
*Safe*

Debbie & Alan
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Havana” – Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
Score: 21
#TeamSonberst
*Eliminated*

Vanessa & Maks
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Instruction” – Jax Jones feat. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don
Score: 23
#TeamBabiesAndBallroom
*Safe*

Terrell & Cheryl
Dance: Samba
Song: “Hot in Herre” – Nelly
Score: 19
#TeamGetchaPopcorn
*Safe*

Lindsey & Mark
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Mani Picao” – Ricky Campanelli
Score: 24
#TeamSTARK
*Safe*

Frankie & Witney
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Perm” – Bruno Mars
Score: 25
#TeamFrannyPack
*Highest Score of the Night*

The end of Latin night found Frankie & Witney at the top of the leader board with a score of 25, while Nikki & Artem had the lowest score of the night with 18.

It also meant the second elimination of the season.

This time, Nick & Peta and Debbie & Alan were the couples in jeopardy and, unfortunately, Debbie & Alan were sent home.

I think we will definitely see all the couples bringing it more than ever next week, particularly the couples who were in jeopardy (Nick & Peta, Terrell & Cheryl), and who pulled through to the next round.

Were you surprised by the elimination on Tuesday? Who are you rooting for?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Two, Night One: “Classic Ballroom Dances”

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Week Two of Dancing With the Stars finds the celebs having to learn two dances (already!) and facing not one, but two imminent eliminations.

The focus for this week was classic ballroom dances such Quickstep, Foxtrot, and Tango, amongst others.

They immediately kicked off the night with a quickstep by Debbie and Alan

Here are the scores from the first dances of Week Two:

Debbie & Alan
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “This is My Time” – Amy Stroup
Score: 20
#TeamSonberst
*Safe*

Nikki & Artem
Dance: Waltz
Song: “Come Away with Me” – Norah Jones
Score: 21
#TeamSmackDown
*Safe*

Lindsey & Mark
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Swing Set” – Jurassic 5
Score: 21
#TeamSTARK
*Safe*

Barbara & Keo
Dance: Tango
Song: “Whatever Lola Wants” – Sarah Vaughan
Score: 17
#TeamSharkeo
*Lowest Score of the Night*
*Eliminated*

Nick & Peta
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Mandy” – Barry Manilow
Score: 19
#TeamMomandPops
*Safe*

Drew & Emma
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)” – Louis Prima
Score: 20
#TeamHotProperty
*Safe*

Vanessa & Maks
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Hit Me with a Hot Note” – Tami Tappan Damiano
Score: 24
#TeamBabiesAndBallroom
*Tied Highest Score of the Night*
*Safe*

Frankie & Witney
Dance: Tango
Song: “Whatever it Takes” – Imagine Dragons
Score: 23
#TeamFrannyPack
*Safe*

Terrell & Cheryl
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Pillowtalk” – Zayn
Score: 20
#TeamGetchaPopcorn
*Jeopardy*

Sasha & Gleb
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “I’m Going Down” – Rose Royce
Score: 23
#TeamAteam
*Safe*

Victoria & Val
Dance: Tango
Song: “Look What You Made Me Do” – Taylor Swift
Score: 24
#TeamViVa
*Tied Highest Score of the Night*
*Safe*

Derek & Sharna
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Hallelujah I Love Her So” – Ray Charles
Score: 19
#TeamHoopsandHeels
*Safe*

Jordan & Lindsay
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “Count on Me” – Judah Kelly
Score: 24
#TeamFishUponAStar
*Tied Highest Score of the Night*
*Safe*

Three couples tied for the lead tonight: Jordan & Lindsay, Victoria & Val, and Vanessa & Maks, all with scores of 24. In last place, with a score of 17, were Barbara & Keo.

However, the night still had more to it and we saw the first elimination of the season.

Terrell & Cheryl and Barbara & Keo were the couples in jeopardy and the first couple to go home ended up being Barbara & Keo.

Barbara & Keo

Poor Keo just can’t catch a break can he?

The rest of the couples weren’t done yet though and returned Tuesday night to dance their second dances and face a second elimination.

Which couple are you rooting for? What did you think of Monday night’s elimination?

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Dancing with the Stars Season 25, Week One: Opening Dances Recap

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A new season of Dancing with the Stars is upon us once again and, while I was skeptical at first, I’m now very excited for this season. This year is extra special as it’s the 25th season of the show!

It’s quite a mix of celebrities they’ve got dancing this year and the couples are as follows:

Victoria Arlen & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev
Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe
Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold
Debbie Gibson & Alan Bernsten
Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd
Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke
Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko
Drew Scott & Emma Slater
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas

Definitely an interesting mixture. You’ve got two married couples competing against each other, as well as the return of a former champ (yay Mark!) and a new pro stepping up to the plate as Alan Bernsten was promoted this season.

The night kicked off right away with a grand opening number and straight into it with the couples first meetings and first dances.

Here are the scores from the first week of season 25:

Terrell & Cheryl
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” – The Temptations
Score: 15
Terrell Owens – Former Wide Receiver for the NFL who played for the 49ers, the Cowboys, the Wranglers, and several others.
#TeamGetchaPopcorn

Debbie & Alan
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Lost in Your Eyes” – Debbie Gibson
Score: 17
Debbie Gibson – Former 80s icon who had several number one hits and now stars on Broadway
#TeamSonberst

Sasha & Gleb
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Like That” – Fleur East
Score: 18
Sasha Pieterse – Actress and Singer best known for her role as Alison DiLaurentis in Pretty Little Liars
#TeamAteam

Drew & Emma
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Our House” – Madness
Score: 16
Drew Scott – Co-Host of reality home renovation show, Property Brothers, alongside his twin brother, Jonathan Scott
#TeamHotProperty

Barbara & Keo
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Money Maker” – Ludacris feat. Pharrell Williams
Score: 14
Barbara Corcoran – Shark Tank Panelist, Author, Columnist, and Founder of The Corcoran Group
#TeamSharkeo

Jordan & Lindsay
Dance: Tango
Song: “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back” – Shawn Mendes
Score: 22
Jordan Fisher – Actor and Singer who released his EP in 2016 and has had roles in Teen Wolf, Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Broadway’s Hamilton.
#TeamFishUponAStar

Nick & Peta
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Come Get it Bae” – Pharrell Williams
Score: 18
Nick Lachey – Lead Singer of 98 Degrees and star of the series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica alongside Jessica Simpson. He is now married to Vanessa who is competing with Maks.
#TeamMomandPops

Vanessa & Maks
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Woman” – kesha feat. The Dap-Kings Horns
Score: 21
Vanessa Lachey – Miss Teen USA in 1998, model, and correspondant for Entertainment Tonight. She is married to Nick who is performing with Peta.
#TeamBabiesAndBallroom

Frankie & Witney
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Sign of the Times” – Harry Styles
Score: 19
Frankie Muniz – Actor, Musician, and Race Car Driver. Best known for his role as “Malcolm” in Malcolm in the Middle
#TeamFrannyPack

Nikki & Artem
Dance: Tango
Song: “So What” – Pink
Score: 20
Nikki Bella – Two time WWE Divas Champion and model who won Choice Female Athlete at the Teen Choice Awards 2016
#TeamSmackDown

Derek & Sharna
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Basketball” – Kurtis Blow
Score: 18
Derek Fisher – Former NBA Player who played for the Lakers, the Warriors, the Mavericks, amongst others. He then went on to coach the New York Knicks for two years
#TeamHoopsandHeels

Victoria & Val
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Born Ready” – The Disco Fries feat. Hope Murphy
Score: 19
Victoria Arlen – Gold Medal Paralympic Swimmer who relearned to walk after being paralyzed from the waist down for almost a decade. She is now a Host for ESPN
#TeamViVa

Lindsey & Mark
Dance: Cha-Cha
Song: “Don’t Worry” – Madcon feat. Ray Dalton
Score: 22
Lindsey Stirling – Violinist and Composer who has released several albums and has amassed a large following on her Youtube channel where she posts videos performing both original work and covers
#TeamSTARK

What a night! Lindsey & Mark and Jordan & Lindsay are currently tied at the top of the leaderboard, while Barbara & Keo are in last place.

However, it’s only week one and who knows what will happen in the coming weeks.

Dancing with the Stars is airing Monday AND Tuesday next week, with two eliminations occurring. That’s right, going from 13 couples to 11 in week two!

I was pleasantly surprised by some of the dances performed on Monday night and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings.

Personally I’m rooting for Lindsey & Mark and Frankie & Witney.

Who are you rooting for?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Six Recap: Famous Dances Night

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Season 22 | Week 6 | Aired: April 25th, 2016

Week Six on DWTS and the couples are dancing to famous dances from various films and performances.

Here are the scores:

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Jive
Song: “You Can’t Stop the Beat” – Hairspray
Score: 24

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Bad” – Michael Jackson
Score: 24

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Try” – Pink
Score: 25

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Soul Bossa Nova” – Quincy Jones
Score: 28

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Hey Pachuco” – Royal Crown Revue
Score: 25

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Nasty” – Janet Jackson
Score: 24

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Bollywood
Song: “Jai Ho” – A.R. Rahman
Score: 21
*Lowest Score*

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Bye Bye Bye” – N’Sync
Score: 29
*Highest Score*

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Jive
Song: “Footloose” – Kenny Loggins
Score: 27

Two couples received tens this week, but unfortunately someone did have to go home.

The three couples in jeopardy were Von & Witney, Paige & Mark, and Doug & Karina. The couple eliminated was Doug and Karina.

Doug Karina

Whose famous dance did you like best? Is your favourite couple still in the running?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Five Recap: “Switch Up Week”

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Season 22 | Week Five | Aired: April 18th, 2016

So I fell behind on watching Dancing With the Stars, but I finally managed to get caught up just in time for the quarter finals. How are there only six couples left already? However! This recap is not for the quarter finals, it is for week five: Switch Up Week!

From the celebs having new partners to a live performance by James Bay to Maks Chmerkovskiy guest judging, it was quite a night.

Here are the scores:

Wanya Morris & Witney Carson
Dance: Tango
Song: “Hold Back the River” – James Bay
Score: 30

Kim Fields & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “These Arms of Mine” – Otis Redding”
Score: 28

Doug Flutie & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Tango
Song: “Black and Gold” – Sam Sparro
Score: 28

Ginger Zee & Mark Ballas
Dance: Salsa
Song: “La Malanga” – Eddie Palmieri
Score: 32

Antonio Brown & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Son of a Preacher Man” – Dusty Springfield
Score: 26

Paige VanZant & Sasha Farber
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Perfect” – One Direction
Score: 31

 Von Miller & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Jive
Song: “Hips” – Beans and Fatback
Score: 29

Nyle DiMarco & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Viennese Waltz
Song: “I Get to Love You” – Ruelle
Score: 37
*First 10 of the season*

Jodie Sweetin & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Under Control” – Calvin Harris & Alesso feat. Hurts
Score: 35

Now, because it was Switch Up Week there was no elimination, but it was definitely interesting seeing how each of the celebs did dancing with someone else.

And I was so proud of Nyle getting the first ten of the season! And from Len no less!

Did you enjoy Switch Up Week?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Three Recap: “Most Memorable Year”

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It’s Week Three on DWTS! Or, it was, last week. Thanks to having the flu kick my ass all week this recap is late, but it’s finally here! I finally got to watch Week Three!

It’s was “Most Memorable Year” night on DWTS and the stars came together with their pro partners to create dances for their most memorable year.

Here are the scores for Week Three:

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “Home” – Phillip Phillips
Score: 21
Most Memorable Year: 2013, the year she met her husband
*Safe*

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Waltz
Song: “The Rainbow Connection” – Kermit the Frog
Score: 21
Most Memorable Year: 2015, the year he lost both his parents
*In Jeopardy*

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “The Facts of Life Theme” – Al Burton, Gloria Loring, & Alan Thicke
Score: 22
Most Memorable Year: 1976, the year she booked her first gig
*Safe*

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Contemporary
Song: “In the Air Tonight” – Phil Collins
Score: 20
Most Memorable Year: 2016, the year he and his team won the Superbowl
*Safe*

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Jive
Song: “Happy” – Pharrell Williams”
Score: 21
Most Memorable Year: 1993, the year she had her daughter
*Safe*

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
Score: 20
Most Memorable Year: 2007, the year his son was born
*Safe*

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “300 Violin Orchestra” – Jorge Quintero
Score: 23
Most Memorable Year: 2014, her first UFC fight
*Safe*

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Rise Up” Andra Day
Score: 23
Most Memorable Year: 2015, the year Full House came back
*In Jeopardy*

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Samba
Song: “Party in the USA” – Miley Cyrus
Score: 18
Most Memorable Year: 2008, the year she left the O.C. and returned home
*Lowest Score of the Night*
*In Jeopardy*
*Eliminated*

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Waltz
Song: “National Anthem” – Boyz II Men
Score: 24
Most Memorable Year: 1996, when Boyz II Men sang the National Anthem after a National
Tragedy
*Safe*

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Tango
Song: “Verge” – Owl City feat. Aloe Blacc
Score: 25
Most Memorable Year: 2012, the year he travelled the world
*Highest Score of the Night*
*Safe*

Unfortunately there had to be an elimination and this week the couples in jeopardy were Jodie & Keo, Mischa & Artem, and Doug & Karina.

The couple eliminated was Mischa & Artem.

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What did you think of Week Three? Who are you rooting for?

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Dancing With the Stars Week Two Recap: “Latin Night”

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Season 22 | Week 2 | Aired: March 28, 2016

It’s Week Two on DWTS and it’s Latin Night! After what I’m going to once again call an interesting start to the season last year, tonight was definitely just as interesting.

With a Donald Trump themed dance and Mark Ballas out of commission due to a back injury it was obvious there would be no slowing down.

Here are the scores for the night:

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Samba
Song: “Bun Up the Dance” – Dillon Francis & Skrillex
Score: 21

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Argentine Tango
Song: “Don’t” – Ed Sheeran
Score: 20

Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Ran Kan Kan” – Tito Puente”
Score: 13
*Jeopardy*
*Lowest Score*

Paige VanZant & Alan (Standing in for Mark Ballas)
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar feat. Lucenzo
Score: 24

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Adorn” – Miguel
Score: 19

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Conga” – Gloria Estefa
Score: 19

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Stole the Show” – Kygo feat. Parson James
Score: 20

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Pata Pata” – Miriam Makeba
Score: 15
*Jeopardy*

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Ain’t Too Cool” – LunchMoney Lewis
Score: 20

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Salsa
Song: “Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba)” – Pitbull
Score: 24
*Highest Score*

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Paso Doble
Song: “Buster Voodoo” – Rodrigo y Gabriela
Score: 20
*Jeopardy*

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Samba
Song: “Sorry” – Justin Bieber
Score: 21

Of course, this is a competition which means someone has to go home eventually and tonight was the first elimination.

The couples in jeopardy were Mischa & Artem, Geraldo & Edyta, and Doug & Karina.

The couple eliminated during Week Two was Geraldo & Edyta.

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Well, Edyta’s return to Dancing With the Stars was sadly very short, but hopefully she will be back next season. Next week is “Most Memorable Year” and I can’t wait to see what happens to the rest of the couples.

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Dancing With the Stars Week One Recap: “First Dances”

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Season 22 | Week One | Aired: March 21, 2016

DWTS is back! And with an… interesting… line up this year. I’m going to be 100% honest with you, I only know Mischa Barton from The OC and Jodie Sweetin from Full House. I have no clue who the rest of the celebs are and, if I’m still being honest and going off the comments I read, a lot of people didn’t know who any of them were this year.

But no matter, I just can’t wait to see if they can dance! This year the couples are as follows:

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Von Miller & Witney Carson
Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy

Several of the pro dancers are not returning for this season including Derek Hough, Allison Holker, Emma Slater, Anna Trebunkaya, and Louis van Amstel. Returning are Peta Myrgatroyd, Artem Chigvintsev, and Edyta Silwinka.

For the second year Sasha Farber has returned as a pro dancer and I’m so happy! Also returning is Len Goodman as head judge!

The scores for the first week are as follows:

Kim Fields & Sasha Farber
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Sax” – Fleur East
Score: 20
Kim Fields – Actress and Reality TV star

Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Ain’t Got Far to Go” – Jess Glynne
Score: 21
Paige VanZant – UFC Fighter and Model

Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond
Score: 15
Doug Flutie – Former NFL Quarterback

Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Tango
Song: “Confident” – Demi Lovato
Score: 20
Jodie Sweetin – Actress

Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Silwinska
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Treasure” – Bruno Mars
Score: 13
Geraldo Rivera – Reporter and Talk Show Host
*Lowest Score*

Marla Maples & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Sparkling Diamonds” – Nicole Kidman
Score: 21
Marla Maples – Businesswoman and Actress

Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: Motownphilly” – Boyz II Men
Score: 23
Wanya Morris – Boyz II Men Singer
*Tied for Highest Score*

Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Jive
Song: “Move (You’re Steppin’ on My Heart)” – Henry Krieger
Score: 23
Ginger Zee – Weather Presenter
*Tied for Highest Score*

Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Tango
Song: “In the Night” – The Weeknd
Score: 16
Mischa Barton – Actress

Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “Cake by the Ocean” – DNCE
Score: 23
Nyle DiMarco – Model and Actor
*Tied for Highest Score*

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Bad Man” – Pitbull feat. Robin Thicke, Joe Perry, & Travis Barker
Score: 21
Antonio Brown – NFL Wide Receiver

Von Miller & Witney Carson
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “My House” – Flo Rida
Score: 21
Von Miller – NFL Linebacker

It’s funny. I usually go into a season of DWTS knowing who I’m rooting for, but this season I had no idea. Would it be one of the two celebs I knew? Or one of my fave pros? But after watching this first week of dances there’s no question about it, I’m rooting for Nyle DiMarco. That boy can dance!

What did you think of the first week of dances? Who are you voting for?

Let me know below!

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Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Finals: Night 2 Recap!

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What an AMAZING night! I can’t believe season 21 is over already, these past several weeks have flown by!

There were some fantastic performances and dances by past contestants as well as a look back on different moments that happened during the competition before we finally got to see the couples perform one final dance: The Fusion Dance.

The show opened in The Grove with a dance number performed by the pros and most of the past contestants from this season.

Chaka Khan returned and sang one of her hit songs, “I’m Every Woman” and Andy Grammer was also back to sing his hit single “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)”.

Kim and Tony finally got to perform their I Dream of Jeanie number that they didn’t get to do in the competition after Kim was forced to withdraw due to health reasons. Paula Deen and Louis also got to perform one of their numbers again and they chose their dance inspired by Gilligan’s Island.

Personally, I was just excited to get to hear the Gilligan’s Island theme song again.

Carlos danced his Magic Mike number again with several of the male pros and let me tell you, they set The Grove on fire!

Victor Espinoza returned with Karina Smirnoff to perform his wonderful number from Week Two, a Jive to “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens. The hat was back, the hip shaking was back, and oh my goodness I forgot how adorable he is.

Gary Busey and Anna danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to “Dancing in the Street” which was their number in Week One. Also performing again tonight was Hayes and Emma who danced their Contemporary number to “Stitches” which they originally danced during Week Four.

Shortly after that Alexa and Mark took to the dance floor to recreate their Jazz number from Week Three which was inspired by the Breaking Bad theme. I loved getting to see this again.

There were many look backs on this season and so many of these moments got me emotional again. There was also a hilarious blooper reel which is something I always look forward to during the season finales!

Elle King came on and performed her hit number, “Ex’s and Oh’s” while several of the pros performed on the dance floor.

All three finalists got to perform one of their favourite numbers from the season again, starting with Nick and Sharna who chose their Viennese Waltz from Week Three to the theme song from Downton Abbey. It was just as beautiful as the first time they did it.

Alek and Lindsay were next and chose their Jazz number from Week Two to the song “Don’t Stop Believing”. The dance was great and the song always puts me in a good mood so I really enjoyed watching this one again.

Finally, it was Bindi and Derek’s turn and they chose their Viennese Waltz from Week Nine to the song “Roses and Violets”. This number was beautiful and I loved watching it again. It was even more beautiful as the song was performed live by Mark Ballas and BC Jean.

Finally it was time for the Fusion Dances. Here are those scores:

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dances: Salsa and Tango
Song: “Turn up the Music” – Chris Brown
Score: 30
*Second Place*

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Rumba and Tango
Song: “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay
Score: 27
*Third Place*

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Argentine Tango and Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “All The Way” – Timeflies
Score: 30
*Winner!*

All three couples did an amazing job this season, but there can be only one winner.

Alek and Lindsay placed third and then it was down to Nick & Sharna and Bindi & Derek. Both these couples have had perfect scores for the past two nights and have had some truly fantastic dances this season, so who had the votes?

After a suspenseful wait it was announced that Bindi and Derek had won! Wooooooooo!

Bindi and Derek

Congratulations Bindi and Derek! Anyone who follows me on Twitter or has been reading these recaps knows that I was rooting for Team Crikey from the start and I am so happy they won!

They did a phenomenal job from Week One and they deserved this so much. I am so proud of them and I am so excited to see where life takes Bindi next and for Season 22.

What did you think of the season finale of DWTS? Who were you rooting for?

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Dancing With The Stars Week Two: Hometown Glory Pt. 1

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Season 21 | Week 2 | Aired: September 21, 2015

It’s week two on Dancing With the Stars and the couples are already having to do two dances!

Tonight the couples danced to songs celebrating the star’s hometowns while Tuesday night they’ll be dancing to songs celebrating the pro’s hometowns.

Not only that, but they’re already facing a double elimination with one couple going home tonight (Monday) and another couple going home tomorrow.

The scores for tonight are as follows:

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess
Dance: Jive
Song: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” – The Andrews Sisters
Score: 21
Nick’s Hometown: Tampa, FL

Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel
Dance: Rumba
Song: “Midnight Train to Georgia” – Gladys Knight & the Pips
Score: 19
Paula’s Hometown: Savannah, GA

Hayes Grier & Emma Slater
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line feat. Luke Bryan
Score: 22
Hayes’s Hometown: Mooresville, NC

Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)” – Frank Sinatra
Score: 15
Chaka’s Hometown: Chicago, IL
*Lowest Score*
*Eliminated*

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker
Dance: Jive
Song: “Only the Good Die Young” – Billy Joel
Score: 21
Andy’s Hometown: Chester, NY

Kim Zolciak & Tony Dovolani
Dance: Quickstep
Song: “Queen Bee” – Rochelle Diamante
Score: 19
Kim’s Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Jazz
Song: “Don’t Stop Believing” – Journey
Score: 23
Alek’s Home: Sacramento, CA

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas
Dance: Salsa
Song: Que Es Lo Que Quiere Esa Nena” – El General
Score: 24
Alexa’s Hometown: Ocala, FL

Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Jive
Song: “La Bamba” – Ritchie Valens
Score: 17
Victor’s Hometown: Hidalgo, Mexico

Tamar Braxton & Val Chmerkovkiy
Dance: Cha-Cha-Cha
Song: “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
Score: 24
Tamar’s Hometown: Severn, MD

Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” – The Beach Boys
Score: 18
Gary’s Hometown: Tulsa, OK
*In Jeopardy*

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson
Dance: Foxtrot
Song: “Home” – Blake Shelton
Score: 24
Carlos’s Hometown: Colombia, MO

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough
Dance: Tango
Song: “You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
Score: 25
Bindi’s Hometown: Buderim, Australia
*Highest Score*

There was a lot of improvement amongst the couples tonight, particularly with Kim and Tony. Bruno even went so far as to describe Kim’s comeback as “the most unexpected comeback since Lazarus”.

Meanwhile, Andy Grammer wins the award for best response ever when asked what went wrong during his dance by Carrie Ann. Andy’s response? “Dancing is hard!” Yes Andy, yes it is. That’s why I don’t do it, I just sit on my couch and recap all of you dancing.

Of course, this is DWTS which means someone has to go home. This week there were two couples in jeopardy: Chaka and Keo, and Gary and Anna.

This season on Dancing With the Stars, Chaka and Keo were the first couple to go home.

chaka and Keo

What did you guys think of Week Two? Who are you rooting for?

Make sure to watch again tomorrow to see the couples dancing to songs celebrating the pro’s hometowns!

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