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Dancing With the Stars results: Who goes home?

dancing-with-the-stars-derek-houghAnother “Dancing With the Stars” results show. I’m going to keep the recap quick.  First up, Taylor Swift performs. Then, we get a recap of last night’s performance show. Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough finished at the head of the pack with a 26. There’s a three-way tie at the bottom. The bottom couple will go home; the next two at the bottom will compete head to head in a dance off. Those couples will get to choose the dance. Oh, DWTS, having to keep changing the way things are done, otherwise no one will watch the results shows anymore, except for recappers. The first couple we learn are safe are Joanna and Derek. They are Continue reading →

So You Think You Can Dance: Results Show Recap – July 16, 2009

Kupono Tonight, ten become eight as two more dancers are sent home–with no opportunity for the judges to save them. Tonight’s So You Think You Can Dance opens with a group dance to Janet Jackson’s So Much Betta.  I didn’t catch who choreographed it, but it was awesome. Cat lets us know that Mia, Tabitha and Napoleon, Tyce and Dmitry were nominated for Emmys.  In case anyone is interested:
Bleeding Love • Tabitha D’umo and Napoleon D’umo (Danced by Chelsie and Mark)
Mercy • Mia Michaels,  (Danced by Katee and Twitch)
Adam and Eve / Silence • Tyce Diorio (Danced by Jessica and Will)
 A Los Amigos • Dmitry Chaplin (Danced by Chelsie and Joshua)
I’m surprised Tabitha and Napoleon’s No Air routine  (danced by Katee and Joshua) didn’t get nominated, but I loved Bleeding Love too! ryone!We get recaps from last night before we officially get down to business.
Top Five Girls:
Janette: SAFE!
Randi: Bottom 2.
Jeanine: SAFE!
Kayla: SAFE!
Melissa: Bottom 2

We get some season six previews and I’ve got to say, I see some potential top twenty dancers already!


Top Five Guys:
Jason: SAFE!
Evan: SAFE!
Kupono: Bottom 2
Ade: Bottom 2
Brandon: SAFE!

Next week’s guest include Ellen DeGeneres and some past dancers.  Since this week the solos are to give everyone one last chance to dance and not to save them, I won’t get into them too much, except that there is no way Melissa or Ade belonged in the bottom tonight. (Not that Randi and Kupono did, but the other two really brought their A-game tonight) The Black Eyed Peas perform while the judges deliberate and to be honest, as much as I love them, I wish these shows would bring lesser known bands or older ones–I’d love someone to bring Fleetwood Mac or have a boy band reunion just for the fun of it. It would be a cool change of pace and probably bring back lots of cool memories for people.

Randi and Kupono are going home. They are given hugs, kisses and montages before they have to say goodbye. Best of luck to them.Tune in next week for more dancing, cool guests and eliminations on So You Think You Can Dance. Goodnight!

Dancing with the Stars Top 13 Live Results

karina-smirnoff1It’s the first elimination of the season on Dancing with the Stars.  For the first time in the show’s history, the bottom two will have to dance off against one another to determine who will stay and who will have to hang up their dancing shoes.

Who’s it gonna be?  Will Steve and Karina somehow miraculously stay on?  Will fan favorites Melissa and Tony be in danger of going home?  We’ll find out soon enough, and we’ll also be entertained by musical performances by Jewel and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.  Whatever happens, you’ll find it all right here in my live blog.  Stay with me!

The live results show opens with a great performance by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, with six of our professional dancers swing dancing along.  I love swing!  How fun!

Now, it’s time for an update about Steve-O’s condition.  He is backstage with Samantha Harris, and he explains that at the last minute, he decided to put in an ill-advised front flip, against Lacey’s advice.  He had a different, safer move, but he wanted to do the flip.  Well, he’s back, and nothing is broken, and if he survives tonight’s elimination, then he’ll be dancing next week.

The judges’ scores and audience votes have all been tallied from the first two weeks of performances.  So far, here are the standings in the judges’ leaderboard:

1. Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke – 51
2. Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – 49
3. Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas – 47
4. Lil’ Kim and Derek Hough – 44
5. Chuck Wicks and Julianne Hough – 40
6. Denise Richards and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – 39
7. David Alan Grier and Kym Johnson – 36
7. Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin – 36
7. Lawrence Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska – 36
10. Belinda Carlisle and Jonathan Roberts – 35
11. Ty Murray and Chelsie Hightower – 34
12. Steve-O and Lacey Schwimmer – 31
13. Steve Wozniak and Karina Smirnoff – 30

So far, Gilles, Melissa, Shawn and Lil’ Kim seem safe, way at the top of the leaderboard, but because of the unpredictable voting nature of Dancing with the Stars, you really never know who’s going to go.  Steve-O and Steve Wozniak occupy the two lowest rungs of the leaderboard, but they’ve both got some intense fans out there.

Each of the couples is prepared to perform one of their first two dances in case any of them land in the bottom two for the dance off.

Jewel, Nancy O’Dell drop ‘Dancing With the Stars’

nancy-o-dell-dancing-with-the-starsPop star Jewel and TV host Nancy O’Dell have dropped out of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” Both women sustained injuries during training for the show that prevent them from continuing the competition, the network announced Thursday. Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs, while the “Access Hollywood” host will need surgery to repair a torn knee cartilage, the network said. A replacement for at least one of the women may be announced during Monday’s season premiere, said executive producer Conrad Green. “Obviously this has caught us a bit by surprise,” he said, adding that any replacement would have “literally a couple of days to learn the routine, as opposed to a month.”

“The show will go on,” Green said. “But really, our thoughts are with Jewel and Nancy. It’s such a tough blow for them and just horribly bad luck.” Jewel and O’Dell are the first contestants in eight seasons of “Dancing” to withdraw because of injuries sustained during pre-show training, Green said. Olympian Misty May dropped out last season after tearing her Achilles tendon during the competition.

Contestants could see their training time limited in future seasons, Green said.  “Usually the drama happens once the show has begun, not before the it starts,” he said. Jewel said in a telephone interview Thursday that she initially dismissed the pain in her legs as soreness from the show’s six- to eight-hour daily rehearsals. She eventually sought treatment and was “completely shocked” by the diagnosis. “The doctor just looked at me and said, ‘You’re done dancing,’” she said.  The 34-year-old singer-songwriter said she is in pain and using crutches and will have to be seated to perform her next two shows scheduled for Thursday near Los Angeles and Saturday in Seattle.  “It’s my first time sitting down in a concert,” she said.

Jewel and O’Dell are still slated to appear on the show’s season premiere Monday. Jewel ‘s husband, rodeo champ Ty Murray , remains a contestant on the program, though he said it’s “a huge bummer” that his wife had to withdraw. “That’s a big part of the reason why we did the show,” he said. “It was chance for us to work together and go through this together.” Jewel said she will continue to support her husband and her professional dance partner, Dmitry Chaplin, and she expects to return to the show.  “I think I’ll be able to sing this season, so I can sing for Ty on the show if I can’t dance for him,” she said. “And I hope to dance with Dmitry again and vindicate ourselves.”  Other contestants include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, rapper Lil Kim, former football star Lawrence Taylor, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson , singers Chuck Wicks and Belinda Carlisle, TV personality Steve-O , and actors David Alan Grier , Gilles Marini and Denise Richards .

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