recaps

Dancing with the Stars: The First Cut is the Deepest

After two nights of intense performances, it’s time for the ballroom to render its first judgment of the season, ending one couple’s dream of Mirrorball glory. Things got off to a sassy start with a group number from the pros, reminding everyone of the level… Read More »Dancing with the Stars: The First Cut is the Deepest

Dancing with the Stars: Season 12 Premiere!

Hang onto your sparkle shoes, because Dancing with the Stars is back! I’ve been looking forward to this season, because the cast looks so promising. No politicians, no one particularly controversial, just good ol’ fashioned DWTS. And what a season opener it was!

Chelsea and Mark
Dance: Foxtrot
Verdict: Paging the Adorable Police! Chelsea danced like this was already week six or something – she has a natural talent and a ton of potential. This was a charming, wonderful start to the season.
Carrie Ann: “Youthful and elegant, but watch your shoulders” – 7
Len: “A lovely, fresh routine” – 7
Bruno: “Pure afterglow” – 7

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Dancing with the Stars: The Finals

The finals are here! Twelve weeks later, we’re down to three surprise finalists (okay, two surprise finalists). After a long and crazy season, it’s finally time to see who has the goods to take this all the way. Tonight, each couple will do a “Redemption… Read More »Dancing with the Stars: The Finals

Dancing with the Stars: Semifinals Results

Tonight, the news we’ve all been waiting for – which three couples will be in the Season 11 finals? After last night’s awesome performance show, it’s anyone’s guess. I can’t wait to see how it all shakes out! After last night’s performances, Jennifer/Derek were in… Read More »Dancing with the Stars: Semifinals Results

Dancing with the Stars: The Semifinals

After many, many weeks, it’s the semifinals! Who will make the finals? Will Bristol make it one more week? Important questions, these are. Tonight, two rounds – first, the Latin Round, which requires that our stars perform a solo, and then the Ballroom Round, in… Read More »Dancing with the Stars: The Semifinals

Dancing with the Stars: Week 7 Results

Tonight marked a historic election – America had spent all day voting, and the entire country was now glued to the television, waiting to see the results. Oh, and there was some other Midterm thing. The 200th episode! I have watched 200 of these things.… Read More »Dancing with the Stars: Week 7 Results

Dancing with the Stars: Week 7 Performances

Five years. 1000 dances. 121 stars. 200 episodes. Dancing with the Stars has come a long way since it started, and it was an anniversary (Milestone? What do you call a “200th episode”?) celebration worth watching. The show opened with a routine featuring all the… Read More »Dancing with the Stars: Week 7 Performances

Dancing with the Stars: Week 6 Results

Last night, DWTS redefined rock (rock = shiny clothes) and tonight, one of our stars will be kicked off the tour bus. The leaderboard got rocked like a hurricane, and the night’s lowest scoring couples were Bristol/Mark, Kurt/Anna, and – gasp – Jennifer/Derek. Of those three, Kurt/Anna and Bristol/Mark were safe, leaving Jennifer and Derek in jeopardy. Tonight’s results are going to be interesting.

More surprises – Bristol and Mark were given the encore this week. Fine with me – I didn’t get a chance to appropriately admire Mark’s footwear last night. Purple shoes – not just for Grimace anymore.

Heart was the first musical guest of the evening, providing a rare moment of genuine rock in this Rock Week. For reals – someone threw a microphone stand and it rolled around while the professionals were trying to dance. I hope the Wilson sisters trashed the dressing rooms.

Another round of results – Rick/Cheryl were safe, and Kyle/Lacey were in jeopardy (nooooo).

Since it is Rock Week, it was only fitting to have a montage called Actual Rock Stars Discuss Ballroom Dancing. Yes, ballroom dancing is exactly like being a rock star. Little known fact – Bret Michaels, Dee Snider, Alice Cooper – all closet ballroom experts. Is this all a big tease for Season 12, possibly titled “Dancing with the Rock Stars”? Please say yes.

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