Dancing with the Stars Season 23, Week 1 – Season Premiere!

I am so excited! Summer has been so busy for some reason, you may have noticed I completely disappeared! Now that Dancing with the Stars is back, I am back! I have been at least been brainstorming different things for this blog, so there are new things to come!

The opening number was so different and like nothing I’ve ever seen before! The camerawork alone was incredible (was all of that really done with a single shot?!) and the choreography was wonderful.

I love Tom Bergeron. I don’t think there is a better host than Tom. I enjoy Erin as co-host and it’s nice to see Julianne back at thw judging table (I appreciate her notes on technique).

To the dances!

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DWTS Season 23 Cast Announced!

I’m back! I hope you all had a lovely summer, I have been busier than normal.

Today was a big announcement day in the Dancing with the Stars world: The season 23 cast was announced!

Unlike cast announcements in the past, it wasn’t a large production on Good Morning America. I’m not sure why, but it felt a little “off”. Here are the videos from this morning:

Here’s a nice clip from Entertainment Tonight, giving us a visual of all of the couples:

Here are the GMA tweets from this morning:

Season 23 Surprises (for me):
– The Return of Some Pros: I think these returns were the biggest surprise for me. First, it was Gleb’s return announced. It seemed like it was the next day that Maks was announced (a fantastic surprise)! Yesterday (or the day before), Derek was confirmed. And this morning, Cheryl! Oh, Allison and Emma are also back after a single-season break.
– The “Time Off” of Some Pros: I will miss seeing Tony, Keo, and Mark 😦 And Peta is very pregnant, so her absence is understandable. Kym Johnson also announced that she’s basically done with the show.
– Ryan Lochte: With making news headlines recently, I’m kind of surprised he came on the show. I have seen people comment that they are not going to watch the show because of him. I disagree with that “logic” (perhaps because I watch the show for the dancing and not the celebrities) … just don’t vote for him.
– Terra Jolé: I actually watch her show (very entertaining) and I was surprised and happy to finally see a little person on the show.

DWTS Season 22 Quarterfinals Recap, Week 9

Tonight’s Dancing with the Stars were the quarterfinals. The last 5 couples will dance twice, one being a trio dance where the celebrity is joined by abohter professional dancer.

The opening number was short and simple, introducing the contestants and even had a little dancing with the five of them and their partners. They were each given a nickname: Paige, “The Fighter”; Antonio, “The Underdog”; Ginger, “The Perfectionist”; Nyle, “The Leading Man”; Wanya, “The Entertainer.”

To the dancing…

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DWTS Season 22 Icons Week Recap, Week 7

It’s Icons Week! I’m looking forward to some fun songs that everybody knows.

The intro was fun and it was nice to see some hustle on the show. It was pretty simple for an opening number, and not very grand. I watched the special 360 video that was made, and that was pretty cool! Watch it on your phone and move your phone around, it’s like you’re on the dance floor.

To the dancing…

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