Dancing With The Stars Week 10 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23/Fall 2016: Nov. 14 →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Sasha Farber + Terra Jolé, Reality TV Star/Singer 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 10 Analysis and Results It’s Semifinals Week! The celebs discussed people and events that affected them early in their lives. The performances and their entertainment values were WOW! Most of the judging was accurate while one judge behaved rather ridiculously/unfairly.   James Hinchcliffe: Arg. Tango with Sharna! Judges’ score 9-10-10. My score 10. The positive: Sharna is back early! I was worried that she might reinjure herself, especially when she appeared to be pushing herself hard. James, too, was worried but thrilled to have her in hand. Their dancing was intense, controlled, continuous, passionate—all that it was supposed to be, with perfect technique and ending with James in a handstand just above her. They completely captivated me, and I didn’t want it to stop. WOW! I must say, though, that I readily remembered that the blindfold technique had been used before; afterward, Erin told...

Dancing With The Stars Week 9 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23/Fall 2016: Nov. 7 →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Sasha Farber + Terra Jolé, Reality TV Star Derek Hough + Marilu Henner, Actress/Author 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 9 Analysis It’s Showstopper Week—Broadway. Mark Ballas, as Frankie Valli, and his three teammates showed up and performed as the Four Seasons from their Broadway run in the autobiographical “Jersey Boys.” Singer and Broadway star Idina Menzel served in Len’s spot with a humble and generous demeanor—lovely. Surprisingly, the judging was pretty much on target for celebrities who have been dancing at an elevated level much sooner than it happened in the first 15-20 seasons of the show, especially with Ryan gone. Marilu Henner: Samba. Judges’ score 9. My score 9. The positive: For the 2nd or 3rd week in a row, she was all in, comfortable, relaxed, and clearly enjoying herself. The dance was nearly perfect.   Calvin Johnson: Waltz. Judges’ scores 9-9-10-9. My score 9.5. The positive: For a guy who got 6’s and 7’s in...

Dancing With The Stars: Week 8 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23/Fall 2016: Oct. 31 →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Cheryl Burke + Ryan Lochte, U.S. Olympic Swimmer Sasha Farber + Terra Jolé, Reality TV Star Derek Hough + Marilu Henner, Actress/Author 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 8 Analysis On Halloween Night, Dancing With the Stars opened with a dance by pros that had the guys in dead-body shapes that moved with them on the floor—cool! I anticipated certain performances and moves by judges, so I wasn’t surprised. Some judging was accurate, and some was off target. Terra Jolé: Cha-Cha with Sasha. Judges’ score 8. My score 8.5. The positive: She’s SO CUTE and gets deeply into her role with darling facial expressions. She’s small, but her entertainment value is gigantic. It wasn’t a knock-your-socks-off dance, but it was cute, fun, and very well done. A slight negative: This time, Sasha didn’t choreo dance to quite all of the music but should have.   Laurie Hernandez: V. Waltz.             Judges’ score 10. My score 10. The positive: It...

Dancing With The Stars Week 7 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars Season 23/Fall 2016: Oct. 24 →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Cheryl Burke + Ryan Lochte, U.S. Olympic Swimmer Artem Chigvintsev + Maureen McCormick, Actress (“Marcia,”“Brady Bunch” TV show, 1960s/1970s) Sasha Farber + Terra Jolé, Reality TV Star Derek Hough + Marilu Henner, Actress/Author 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 7 Analysis & Results On Dancing With The Stars tonight, each couple performed to represent a particular decade/era in American history. Young celeb Laurie and young pro Lindsay learned quite a bit about their respective decades. Most of the judging was on target; Len was back from England, and Julianne stayed on the panel. Tom and Erin hosted.                 . Individual Dances: Laurie Hernandez: 1960s Quickstep. Judges’ scores 8-8-9-9. My score 8.5. The positive: “One Fine Day” (The Chiffons). Very fast! Laurie just attended her first prom and received her first corsage from a “boy.” Her naivete, eagerness, and devotion to Val are cute and endearing. It was sweet, highly energetic, and very well done. The negative: She still needs to be careful...

Dancing With The Stars Week 6 Analysis and Results...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23/Fall 2016: Oct. 17 →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Cheryl Burke + Ryan Lochte, U.S. Olympic Swimmer Artem Chigvintsev + Maureen McCormick, Actress (“Marcia,”“Brady Bunch” TV show, 1960s/1970s) Maksim Chmerkovskiy + Amber Rose, Talk Show Host/Activist Sasha Farber + Terra Jolé, Reality TV Star Derek Hough + Marilu Henner, Actress/Author 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 6 Analysis It’s Latin Night on Dancing with the Stars! Pitbull performed and served as the guest judge in Len’s spot. Why did they give the first set of results right before the dancing started? I don’t like that. How could a competitor concentrate on the new dance after being told that he/she is in jeopardy for leaving the show later in the night? Most of the stars upped their game while a few stayed their status quo and one or two slipped a bit. The landscape changed when Calvin climbed either to the top of the middle of the pack or out of it. Some of the judging was on...

Dancing With The Stars: Week 5 Analysis...

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Season 23/Fall 2016: Oct. 10, Week 5 Analysis →   The Cast: Pros + Stars Val Chmerkovskiy + Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnast Cheryl Burke + Ryan Lochte, U.S. Olympic Swimmer Artem Chigvintsev + Maureen McCormick, Actress (“Marcia,”“Brady Bunch” TV show, 1960s/1970s) Maksim Chmerkovskiy + Amber Rose, Talk Show Host/Activist Sasha Farber + Terra Jolé, Reality TV Star Derek Hough + Marilu Henner, Actress/Author Lindsay Arnold + Calvin Johnson, NFL Wide Receiver, “Megatron” Sharna Burgess + James Hinchcliffe, Pro Race Car Driver Gleb Savchenko + Jana Kramer, Country Music Singer Dancing With The Stars: Week 5 Analysis Tonight’s show opened with the pros dancing to the theme from “Titanic.” Beautiful! Stars reflected on and danced in remembrance of their individual Most-Memorable Years. Stories from Maureen, Marilu, Jana, and Terra were heartbreaking while those from Calvin, Ryan, Amber, and Laurie were more upbeat. The real clincher was James, who is a living miracle; 18 months ago he survived a race-car crash that, according to his doctor, should have killed him or anyone else. James had to learn to walk again, and now he’s dancing as a natural, as if he’d always done so. Surprisingly, judging was pretty accurate. Maureen McCormick: Foxtrot. Judges’ scores 8-8-8. My score...

« Previous Entries Next Entries »

© 2015 Writestyle. All Rights Reserved.