Dancing With The Stars, Week 5 Analysis & Results...

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 5 →   It’s Week 5, Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars! Tom and Erin hosted. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judged.   The Cast: Maksim Chmerkovskiy  +  Heather Morris, Singer/Dancer Peta Murgatroyd  +  Nick Viall, Former “Bachelor” Artem Chigvintsev  +  Nancy Kerrigan, Former U.S. Olympic Ice Skater Val Chmerkovskiy  +     Normani Kordei, Singer Sasha Farber  +  Simone Biles, U.S. Olympic Gymnast (most-decorated) Emma Slater  +  Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back Lindsay Arnold  +  David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher (won 2016 World Series; retired) Sharna Burgess  +  Bonner Bolton, Pro Bull Rider/Model Gleb Savchenko  +  Erika Jayne, Singer/Real Housewives of Bev. Hills Dancing With The Stars: Week 5 Analysis (April 17, 2017) This is Disney Week on Dancing with the Stars! Actor and Season 19 DWTS winner Alfonso Ribeiro (with Witney Carson) opened the show by singing and taking two young children, a girl and a boy, into ‘Disney.’ There, the cast, Mickey and friends waited. Overall, the performances ranged from good to excellent. Most of the pros choreographed appropriate/traditional and sufficient dance content. The judges’ scores were about half fair and half low. CAI did not subtract points for lifts, maybe because...

Dancing With The Stars, Week 4 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 4 Analysis and Results →   It’s Week 4, Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars!  Tom and Erin hosted; they’re always fun. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judged.   The Cast: Maksim Chmerkovskiy  +  Heather Morris, Singer/Dancer Peta Murgatroyd  +  Nick Viall, Former “Bachelor” Artem Chigvintsev  +  Nancy Kerrigan, Former U.S. Olympic Ice Skater Val Chmerkovskiy  +  Normani Kordei, Singer Sasha Farber  +  Simone Biles, U.S. Olympic Gymnast (most-decorated) Emma Slater  +  Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back Kym Johnson Herjavec  +  Mr. T., Actor Lindsay Arnold  +  David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher Sharna Burgess  +  Bonner Bolton, Pro Bull Rider/Model Gleb Savchenko  +  Erika Jayne, Singer/Real Housewives of Bev. Hills Dancing With The Stars: Week 4 Analysis (April 10, 2017) This week’s Dancing with the Stars theme is “Most-Memorable Year” in the life of each celeb.  Overall, the performances ranged from good to outstanding, most of the pros choreographed appropriate/traditional and sufficient dance content, and the judges’ scores were mostly fair. Normani Kordei: Tradl. Rhumba.                     Judges’ scores 8-7-8-9.  My score 9. The positive:  Val’s choreo was good, except that a few times they interrupted the flow a bit. The dance was magnetic, graceful, pretty,...

Dancing With The Stars, Week 3 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 3 Analysis and Results Calling all fans to Week 3, Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars!  Tom and Erin hosted, making as fun a duo as usual. Carrie Ann Inaba (CAI), Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli judged.   The Cast: Maksim Chmerkovskiy with      Heather Morris, Singer/Dancer Peta Murgatroyd                      with      Nick Viall, Former “Bachelor” Artem Chigvintsev                    with      Nancy Kerrigan, Former U.S. Olympic Ice Skater Val Chmerkovskiy                    with      Normani Kordei, Singer Sasha Farber                            with      Simone Biles, U.S. Olympic Gymnast (most-decorated) Keo                                         with      Charo, Actress/Comedian Emma Slater                             with      Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back Kym Johnson Herjavec with      Mr. T., Actor Lindsay Arnold             with      David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher Sharna Burgess             with      Bonner Bolton, Pro Bull Rider/Model Gleb Savchenko                       with      Erika Jayne, Singer/Real Housewives of Bev. Hills Dancing With The Stars: Week 3 Analysis (April 3, 2017) This week’s Dancing with the Stars theme was “Vegas Night.” Several performances were very good to fabulous. A few showed marked improvement. For the most part, scoring continued to go low. Sufficient, appropriate, and traditional dance content and proper behaviors ruled the night. Alan filled in for Maks again; Maks is making incredible strides in his recovery and hopes to dance...

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 2 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Week 2 →   Welcome to Week 2 of Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars! Tom and Erin hosted, as always with witty and colorful commentary. Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli (left to right) judged. I apologize for my delay in posting; I had computer problems.   The Cast: Maksim Chmerkovskiy           with     Heather Morris, Singer/Dancer Peta Murgatroyd                     with     Nick Viall, Former “Bachelor” Artem Chigvintsev                  with     Nancy Kerrigan, Former U.S. Olympic Ice Skater Val Chmerkovskiy                  with     Normani Kordei, Singer Sasha Farber                            with     Simone Biles, U.S. Olympic Gymnast (most-decorated) Keo                                         with     Charo, Actress/Comedian Emma Slater                            with     Rashad Jennings, NFL Running Back Kym Johnson Herjavec           with     Mr. T., Actor Lindsay Arnold                       with     David Ross, CHI Cubs Baseball Catcher Witney Carson                        with     Chris Katan, Actor/Comedian Sharna Burgess                       with     Bonner Bolton, Pro Bull Rider/Model Gleb Savchenko                      with     Erika Jayne, Singer/Real Housewives of Bev. Hills Dancing With The Stars: Week 2 Analysis and Results (March 27, 2017) This week’s Dancing with the Stars performances brought probably an equal number of disappointments and delights. It also showed a combination of unnecessarily elevated and reduced scores, along with favoritism and coddling of certain celebs. One judge again stressed that ballroom...

Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Finale and Winner...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23 Finale, Night 2, Nov. 22 →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Lindsay Arnold + Calvin Johnson, NFL Wide Receiver, “Megatron” Sharna Burgess + James Hinchcliffe, Pro Race Car Driver   Dancing With The Stars: Week 11, Night 2 Finale, Analysis and Results It’s THE FINALS Week! Last night, the finals; tonight, the finale and our winner! The location alternated between the ballroom and The Grove next door. Clips from the season’s practices, rehearsals, performances, tricks on one another, and more were shown. The judges, for the final time this season, were (left to right) Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, former pro Julianne Hough, and Bruno Tonioli. Near the end, Jana Kramer performed one of her latest songs. Needless to say, all dancing was fabulous. Tom and Erin hosted.   Periodically during the first half, one of the top four performed a redo of a dance from earlier in the season. Jana and Gleb, who were voted out last night, did their HOT Argentine Tango from Week 6, and it’s still SMOKIN’ HOT! Calvin and Lindsay, too, did an Arg. Tango from Week 6 (excellent but not hot). James and Sharna redid their Quickstep from...

Dancing With The Stars The Finals, Night 1, Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23, The Finals, Night 1, Nov. 21: Analysis & Results →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Lindsay Arnold + Calvin Johnson, NFL Wide Receiver, “Megatron” Sharna Burgess + James Hinchcliffe, Pro Race Car Driver Gleb Savchenko + Jana Kramer, Country Music Singer/Actress   Dancing With The Stars: Week 11, Night 1 Finals, Analysis and Results It’s THE FINALS Week! Tonight, the finals; tomorrow night, the finale and our winner! The judges, with Len back, assigned the first dance for each celeb, a redo of an earlier performance Every time, the dancing and the entertainment value was WOW! Tom and Erin hosted. Band “Train” performed.   James Hinchcliffe: Dancing with Sharna! #4: Foxtrot: Cute story; smooth & entertaining.                                    Judges’ scores 9-9-9-10. My score 10. #4: Freestyle (his 2015 car crash): creative, poetic, gorgeous, stunning!  Judges’ score:10. My score 10.  LOVED IT!   Jana Kramer: #2: Tango: Sharp, intense, passionate.                                      Judges’ scores 8*-9-9-9. My score 9.5. #1: Freestyle (Contemp.): All-in/all-encompassing, beautiful flow/lifts/lines.   Judges’ score 9. My score 9.5.   Calvin Johnson: #1: V. Waltz: Pretty, soft, continuous/flowing, smooth.              Judges’ scores 8*-9-9-9. My score 9.5. #2: Freestyle: Happy/fun (like Calvin); fab choreo. LOVED IT!          Judges’ score 10....

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