Dancing with the Stars Season 18–Love it or Hate it?

Meryl MaksI wasn’t too thrilled about the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Monday, March 17th.  From the minute I found that that Harold Wheeler and Brook Burke-Charvet were fired, I knew that could be trouble.

I actually prefer the Harold Wheeler Orchestra over the new Ray Chew band.  Harold Wheeler and Brooke gave the show a bit of grandeur and Hollywood Style.  The new band sounds like dancing to CDs.  Erin was okay, guess I got used to Brooke.  Maybe I’ll get over it with time.

I wasn’t really excited about ANY of the stars this year.  Seemed like they took it down a notch going from A list to C list.  So I was really shocked after watching the show to see my favorites:

Cheryl Drew1.  MERYL DAVIS & MAK CHMERKOVSKIY

2.  DREW CAREY & CHERYL BURKE

3.  CHARLIE WHITE & SHARNA BURGESS

I hope this is the year the Maks finally gets to win.  This year he has a super partner in Meryl.  That was the best dance of the evening and should have gotten three 10s!  Have the judges lost their minds?

I used to watch the Drew Carey show and one of my favorite things about the show was his dancing.  He really has a dancer’s spirit.  I love MONOPOLY, so I was a sucker for their Monopoly-themed dance.  Ohio!

Charlie SharnaIt is about time they gave Sharna a great partner.  I would not be surprised if they won this year.

WHO WAS YOUR FAVORITE COUPLE LAST NIGHT ON DANCING WITH THE STARS?

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Why hasn’t Henry Byalikov been promoted to a Pro yet on Dancing with the Stars?

Henry4Does anyone remember that show Superstars of Dance that aired back in January 2009?  That was a great chance to see elements of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, but as an INTERNATIONAL dance competition.  Of course I rooted for the US Team and I loved Marguerite Derricks’ choreography from the Austin Powers movies.

But since I was already a big fan of DWTS and SYTYCD, I really enjoyed the Ballroom dances in that competition.

One dancer really stood out as my favorite and that was Henry Byalikov!

Why of why, haven’t the producers of Dancing with the Stars promoted Henry to Pro yet?  I just don’t understand why not.Henry3

Let me get on my bandwagon for just a few moments.  I’m glad they promoted Peta Murgatroyd  to Pro in Season 13.  I am still a huge fan of Peta.  She does something none of the other dancers do.  She GIVES a movement to the audience.  That sounds strange, but just compare her style of a typical dancer like Maks or Mark – who can come off as CONCEITED and full of themselves.  Oh look at how clever I dance when I show off.  And that’s fine to show off, but Peta “gives” a move to the audience watching.

Henry6I was really, really hoping that Henry would have had a chance to dance with Aly yesterday.  I was so looking forward to that.  But I am also glad that Mark is okay.  Would have rather seen Henry!!!!

I disagree with the show producers having Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson on the show at all!  Lindsay should have NEVER been asked to be a pro before OKSANA DYMTRENKO!  That was just tacky, in my opinion, for DWTS to keep picking up 2nds from Henry8SYTYCD!  At least let the “newbies” start in the troupe first, not just go straight to pro!  BTW, more of the celebrities should “retire” like Maks did this season.  Hint, hint Cheryl, Derek, Kim – and let the younger troupe members shine!!!

The TROUPE is FANTASTIC this year, by the way!  This is the BEST year ever for the Troupe on DWTS!  I’m so glad that we get to see the spotlight dance clips now.

The Pros better watch out, because the TROUPE dancers (most of them) are constantly OUT-DANCING the pros.

Henry7I know that Mark should watch his back, Henry surely would have stolen some of his thunder, if given the chance to dance with Aly.  Not that this would have been the first time.  Of course, Henry has been featured before with the Celebrities and Pros.

It’s always such a nice treat to watch HENRY!  I love watching his facial expressions and the way he gives a “personal” touch to each dance.  Some fantastic gesture, eye moment.  I really like the ELEMENT OF SURPRISE of how he will give that personal touch.

Sure wish I could see more of Henry’s Dancing!  Guess I will have to wait until The Great Gatsby comes out!  CAN’T WAIT!

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Queen of those Damned Vampires! Mardi Gras!

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February, 2004; New Orleans, LA

Mardi Gras was in full swing around them and Team DWSDS/SYTYCV was having Rice & Easy Beans Jambalaya to celebrate. They couldn’t eat too much because they had the Ballroom dance to go to late, but you can’t go to New Orleans and not have jambalaya. While they ate though, they discussed their routine again. Benji Swimmer would partner with Laci Swimmer, Purtrid Andriod would dance with Beryl Clerk, and Herek Duff would glide across the floor with Geliana Girard at his side. Mad Max Prince Charming was the odd one out, but that worked perfectly for their routine. Mad Max would take turns stealing the female partners andMaks dancing with them. The others would pretend not to know where she had gone and her partner would search for her until Max let her go and she seemed to “reappear” to the group. Mad Max Prince Charming was really the best dancer of them all, so it would be the story of the strange man sweeping away the lady from her other lover. When they got back to their original partner, they wouldn’t be able to dance the same as they had before.

Just as they finished, they noticed a rather lavishly dressed woman walking by. Her gown was flamboyant and composed of very fine fabrics. The black was darker than any other material that anyone had ever seen and the red was such a deep color that it looked like she was wearing blood. Naturally she drew everyone’s attention and they could see many people taking pictures. A chill went through the collective group; they recognized her as the Vampire Queen. Cheryl BurkeThis could only mean trouble. The Vampire Queen only appeared publicly when she was about to do something. What could she possibly have up her sleeve? “Thank you, darlings for all of this delicious attention. If you want to see more of me, I’ll be at the Ballroom Dance competition tonight. I promise that no one will forget 2004 after my group’s performance.” Well that solved one problem; they knew where she would be and had an easy excuse to be there. But what was it she was planning?

The team spent the day worrying about what would come and Geliana cast several spells to keep an eye on what was going on. Finally, they entered the competition hall and the competition began. All eyes were on the Vampire Derek HoughQueen when it was her team’s turn to dance. She danced elegantly and everyone was enraptured, but Team DWSDS/SYTYCV focused on something else. She was using her dance moves to draw a spell pattern on the floor. Geliana had to strain to keep from screaming. The Vampire Queen was summoning Hurricane Katrina!

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What-cha watching on TV Tonight? Dancing with the Stars, Bone, Alphas and/or Warehouse 13?

DWTS1I love it when the new FALL TV season starts!!!  Woohoo!!!  What I don’t LOVE is when you have to decide which favorite show to watch:

Dancing with the Stars, Season 15
Bones, Season 8
Alphas, Season 2
Warehouse13, Season 4

DANCING WITH THE STARS:
Zzzzzzz, I’m getting very sleepy from watching a REPEAT of Celebrities from Seasons past.  I agree with Joey Lawrence, that if you are going to do Celebrity REPEATS, then it should be either All WINNERS or All Pam Anderson Damian WhitewoodLOSERS!  Not a good idea to mix both.  I thought I would never be tortured again by bristroldancestiffasaboardpalin.  Sadly, she’s back for more torture!  I will try my best not to pull my hair out, or maybe just watch a few seconds and then change the channel.  Why oh why must we be forced to such a horrible dancer?  Thank goodness they did not bring Kate Gosselin + Bristol = 2 many non-dancers.  But there are some good apples in the mix, like Joey Fatone, Kirstie Alley & Pam Anderson.  I love it when the DWTS season stops, but the celebrities keep dancing, like Joey and Pam did.  Kirstie Alley is a hoot!  I love the “spice” and sass she brings.  And she keeps Maks Chmerkovskiy in line!  I am a huge fan of Tristan MacManus!  I voted for him with Nancy Grace and Gladys Knight!  Go team Pam & Tristan!!!  I will be rooting for Joey, Pam & Kirstie tonight.

Bones2BONES:
Normally, I would DVR Dancing with Stars and watch Bones instead, since they air at the same time.  But tonight’s episode of Bones looks a bit boring!  Last week was great, bringing Temperance back and re-uniting her family.  I cried!  I normally don’t watch many crime or medical shows, but hey, David Boreanaz was Angel, and where Angel goes, I follow!

ALPHAS:
Alphas2My brother said that this show copies off X-Men and that is so true.  I love Alphas, it is a great Monday night treat when sandwiched with Warehouse 13.  It also has the very cool Malik Yoba, ya’ll know I want him to play Big Daddy Baker in The Vampire Dancer Saga one day on TV or in a movie.

Warehouse 13WAREHOUSE 13:
Another great, quirky show on the Sci-Fi Channel.  Speaking of the Sci-Fi Channel, Warehouse 13 and Alphas are the only 2 shows I watch on this network.  They used to have a lot of great shows, but went all “commercial” and cares more about making money from un-related sci-fi, like wrestling shows.  Greedy, but not cool Sad smile

House Hunters1HOUSE HUNTERS:
Yep, I admit I LOVE House Hunters!  I work from home and I DVR House Hunters every day.  So I watch a new episode during my 30 minute lunch break with some popcorn.  I have been a fan since the show started and wish I could be on the show one day.  Tonight’s episode airs at 10/9 Central.

So glad they moved Grimm to Fridays, so I can watch that with Fringe.  Can’t wait for the Fringe final season premiere episode.  I don’t care for the “Visitors” storyline, I think, they jumped the shark with that and it killed the show.  Wish they had gone a different direction, but I will be still be watching till the end.  I would be cool if Sci-Fi Channel picked up Fringe or NBC.

My birthday was last Saturday and I got some cool birthday gifts:Alphas

  • Alphas, Season 1 DVD
  • Fringe, Season 3 DVD
  • Grimm, Season 1 DVD
  • Once Upon a Time, Season 1 DVD
  • Warehouse 13, Season 3 DVD
  • The Vampire Diaries, Season 3 DVD

Warehouse13I also got a new ViewSonic Windows 7/Android tablet, but can’t figure heads or tales of that thing, so ready to send it back or resell it on eBay.  Last month I got True Blood, Seasons 1-4 on eBay and that was a great, cheap deals.  I’m in DVD heaven.  Can someone explain how to get the Tablet Wi-Fi to work on both Android and Windows 7?  It wants to do only one or the other Sad smile  Can’t wait to see Once Upon a Time 2 hour season premiere on Sunday, Sept 30th Smile

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Should Cheryl Burke take a break from DWTS? 5/23/12

Cheryl1Dancer Tribute 5/23/12: Cheryl Burke (San Francisco, CA)

What a great Finale on Dancing with the Stars last night!  I am so glad that DONALD DRIVER & PETA won!  I have been rooting for them since my blog on 3/20/12.

By comparison, last year I sort of rooted for Cheryl & Rob Kardashian.  This year I hoped & prayed that WILLIAM LEVY & CHERYL BURKE would NOT Win!!!

 

 

Cheryl2Why?

  • Too much over-scoring of basic dances done by William by the judges.
  • Too much William “PIMPING”
  • Too many lap dances, shirtless dancing and dancing around William
  • Not enough dance talent by William, even though the beefcake was nice
  • The Judge Pandering to ABC due to the Latin American TV deal made the over-scoring worse and the judges comments look fake
  • The judges lost their CREDIBILITY this season by obviously over-scoring William & Cheryl (The Royal Couple) while under-scoring Donald & Peta
  • I love all things DWTS and my favorite articles are by Pure Dancing with the Stars, especially when written by John and Courtney.

Cheryl3I noticed a lot of posts by this group and also message boards and forums that the JUDGES NEED TO BE REPLACED and that CHERYL BURKE needs to take a break for a season.

The worst thing about Cheryl’s choreography this season was that is was PREDICTABLE!  Even Donald Driver and Len Goodman mentioned this.  Also Katherine Jenkins remarks, “We’re not about taking off clothes.  It’s about the dancing for us.”

Being PREDICTABLE equals being BORING & STALE!  And being Boring is the worst thing any performer can do.  Why not bother watching a performer, if they are going to do the same thing again and again and again.

Cheryl4William & Cheryl’s dances this season were all about Cha Cha, Samba, ass-shaking, bump & grinds.  Which was cool the first time, but then the 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th time, I would just glance over it, yawn, and count the minutes until the next commercial break.  I’m sorry, but William’s good looks can only go so far when it comes to dancing.  Non-dancers noticed the lack of skill and easy, safe, predictable routines.  As a dancer, it really stood out, because I’m not so simple to just watch him and say he deserves 10s based on looks alone.

Sure, sometimes we do like to hear/see our favorite performers do their hit song again and again.  I never get tired of Michael Jackson performing Smooth Criminal.  And what about watching Elizabeth Taylor’s entrance scene in Cleopatra?  What about Rita Moreno performing “A Boy Like That” in West Side Story?  I just love the side reference that she went to see a production of West Side Story on her new show Happily Divorced, and also so glad that the producers gave her a chance to Cheryl5sing in one of the episodes.

Anyhoo.  Sometimes I root for Cheryl in some seasons and sometimes I feel sorry for Cheryl when she gets saddled with “horrible” dancers like Wayne Newton and Tom DeLay.  That was so painful to watch.  Cheryl really got cheated in Season 11 when she & Rick Fox got the boot, and Bristol Palin had the NERVE to be in the Finals.  Another example of the judges being FAKE and over-scoring a non-talented performers to please the producers.

I’m so glad that actual DANCE TALENT prevailed this season.  The producers did great by letting the true Cheryl6dancers win – Donald & Peta.  I would have been so pissed off if William Levy won a dance content, based on looks and over-scoring. ‘

By the way, no way that MARIA & DEREK should have in 4th place.  In a real world, with no over-scoring and pimping the line up should have been:

  1. Donald and Peta, winner
  2. Maria & Derek, 1st runner up (or WINNER)
  3. Roshon & Chelsie, 2nd runner up
  4. Katherine & Mark, 3rd runner up

I don’t think that Cheryl & William even deserved 3rd place.  They should not have made it that far do to Judges over-scoring and pimping of the Royal Couple.  And truth be told, William should have left before Jaleel, if you are looking at dance talent alone.  MARIA & DEREK WERE ROBBED THIS SEASON!!!Cheryl7

Who do you think should have won this season & why?

All personal grudges aside from this season, I truly feel that CHERYL is the QUEEN dancer on Dancing with the Stars and LOUIS VAN AMSTEL is the KING or Alpha male dancer on Dancing with the Stars.  Sorry Maks.

Watch the costumes that are worn by Cheryl & Louis and the respect that the other dancers show them.  Also Cheryl has the best of the best of the best COSTUMES on DWTS!  She has the most beads, the most fringe and her costumes are the most ORNATE. Even her shoes seems to be more bedazzled.  Louis seems to do more group choreographies of all of the other dancers on the show.  And usually when it is the pros doing a choreography, he and Cheryl are paired together.

And when you are the QUEEN BEE, the last thing on your mind is taking a break.  But if you have a season of PREDICTABLE, BORING & STALE dances, then maybe you should consider some time off.

 

 

 

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Dance Choreographer Tribute 2/13/12: Napoleon & Tabitha “NappyTaps” (Sherman Oaks, CA). What is your favorite dance by the Napoleon & Tabitha “NappyTaps”? Does Lady Gaga hate NappyTaps?

NappyTaps1Dance Choreographer Tribute 2/13/12: Napoleon & Tabitha “NappyTaps” (Sherman Oaks, CA)

I love shows like So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars so much.  Why?  Because it gives professional, amateur and celebrity (sometimes non-dancers) a chance to dance and shine with the best choreographers and dancers in the country.

When I watch both shows, I know in advance that I am watching and waiting for my favorite dancers and choreographers to shine.  On Dancing with the Stars I know that anything “touched” by Louie Van Amstel, Cheryl Burke, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Chelsie Hightower, Mark Ballas and Lacey Schwimmer is going to please and entertain me, regardless of their partners.

And on So You Think You Can Dance, my favorite choreographers are Doriana Sanchez, Napoleon & Tabitha  AKA NappyTaps,  Sonya Tayeh, Tony Meredith & Melanie LaPatin and Nakul Dev Mahajan.  I am usually ALWAYS going to love their choreography, unless the dancer really, really screw it up.  Some other choreographers that I enjoy on the show are Travis Wall, Tyce Diorio, Mandy Moore &  Nigel Lythgoe.  Wait, what – Nigel Lythgoe???  Nigel is brilliant when he choreographs and performs Tap Dance!!!  Tyce “stopusingthesamestepsandmakingtheBroadwaydanceslookjustlikeBobFossechoreographies” Tyson!

I am so glad that SYTYCD makes Disco and Bollywood Dance available for the masses and allows these unique dance forms on the show.  I hope they add Belly Dance to show show one day, Nigel – hint, hint!

I was SHOCKED when I watched an episode of SYTYCD last July when Lady Gaga was a guest Judge.  Boy, she really did not like Napoleon & Tabitha (NappyTaps)!  She was hating on them and talking trash.  I wonder why?  But more importantly that was not the time and place to air any personal grudges.  I thought it was very unprofessional and as an audience member, I felt very uncomfortable when she starting her negative comments.

What did they do to piss off Lady Gaga?  And why is she hating on NappyTaps? Does anyone know?

By the way, I love the new show Mobbed, featuring choreography by the darling and talented dance duo NappyTabs, be sure to catch it this week on FOX.

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Dancer Tribute 2/7/12: Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Odessa, Ukraine), What is your favorite dance or rant by Maksim Chmerkovskiy?

Maks1Dancer Tribute 2/7/12: Maksim Chmerkovskiy (Odessa, Ukraine)

Ahhh, the sweet, sexy eye candy, known as the Chmerkovskiy brothers Val & Maks) on Dancing with the Stars.  Maks you know you look hot!!!

My favorite quote from one of his dance partners was from Laila Ali, when she said something like, “don’t get no attitude with me, I said I want to do the step again.”  Stuff like that cracks me up, because Laila wasn’t taking no mess from Maks!!!

Maks hasn’t won the Mirror Ball trophy YET, but I think he came the closest to it with great dancers like Laila Ali, Mel B and Erin Andrews.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Kirstie Alley, but with some celebrities, they stay on longer, perhaps not due to talent, but due to ratings.  Those that come to mind are Bristol “dancesstiffasaboard” Palin and Chaz “hewillbeonDWTSbecauseCherannouncedsheiscoming” Bono!

There is a big difference in his facial expression when Maks is dancing with someone with TALENT (i.e. Laila, Mel, Erin) versus when he is dancing with someone who is struggling (i.e. Misty, Denise, Hope).

When Maks dances with Laila, I felt he was more relaxed and enjoyed dancing.  Same thing with Mel B., she almost outshone him as a dancer.  Talk about a flamboyant, show stealer!

Here are his celebrity dance partners for the past 11 seasons for DWTS:
Season 2: Tia Carrere, 6th place
Season 3: Willa Ford, 7th place
Season 4: Laila Ali, 3rd place
Season 5: Mel B, 2nd place
Season 7: Misty May Treanor, 10th place
Season 8: Denise Richards, 12th place
Season 9: Debi Mazar, 12th place
Season 10: Erin Andrews, 3rd place
Season 11: Brandy, 4th place
Season 12: Kirstie Alley, 2nd place
Season 13 Hope Solo, 4th place

I am opening my big mouth and putting my 2 cents in:
Season 2: Tia Carrere, Is it cheating to do the Tango that she did in True Lies!
Season 3: Willa Ford, Middle of the pack
Season 4: Laila Ali, WAS CHEATED, SHOULD HAVE WON!
Season 5: Mel B, WAS CHEATED, SHOULD HAVE WON!
Season 7: Misty May Treanor, she was too stiff
Season 8: Denise Richards, fraidy cat, too scared to dance
Season 9: Debi Mazar, some comedians should take the show more seriously
Season 10: Erin Andrews, she was a good dancer
Season 11: Brandy, Bad chemistry, no connection which is needed in dance
Season 12: Kirstie Alley, SO CLOSE TO THE PRIZE
Season 13 Hope Solo, She stayed in the contest waaaay too long

Wait – stop the presses!  Can I give a quick DANCE SHOUT OUT to the sexiest man in the world, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for doing the delicious Tango with Tia Carrere in one of my favorite movies, True Lies???

I’m glad that Maks is telling it like it is and ranting about DWTS.  As a fan of the show, you can easily see how some pros always get good dance partners (Derek Hough) 3-time winner with partners like Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Grey.  While some pros always get bad partners (Jonathan Roberts) with most all his partners including Heather “pleasestopturningthosedamnflipsthatmakeyourfakelegfalloff” Mills or Macy “yesshecansingbutherdancingishorrible” Gray.

I get mad and angry when I watch and someone who is completely stiff, or just can’t dance at all, stays so the show can get good ratings – hello Bristol & Chaz.  It seems like Mark told Bristol that she was getting better to boost her confidence, but that seemed to be fairy tale in her head only.  She didn’t even ATTEMPT or try to do better, just kept coming back week after week with the same horrible dancing.  Makes me shout in anger at DWTS at the TV!  Now at least Chaz TRIED.  He kept practicing and I loved the finale dance that he did with Buddy Schwimmer!

I am a true fan of Maks.  Actually I watch the show because of the PRO dancers, not the celebrities.  And sometimes I will vote for a couple because I like the pro dancer, such as Cheryl Burke, Maks, Louie Van Amstel, etc.

Keep ranting Maks, you have been cheated out of that mirror ball trophy at least twice.  I’ll be watching and rooting for you.  I hope you a good partner again and I hope this is your year to SHINE!

 

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