Dancing With The Stars

On The Two-Part Season Finale of Dancing With The Stars: Four Couples Remaining

After 10 weeks of entertaining, stylized dancing from Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke, Bill Engvall and Emma Slater and Amber Riley and Derek Hough, only one couple will be crowned “Dancing with the Stars” champions. These four remaining couples will have one last opportunity to impress the judges and the viewers Monday, Nov. 25 (8 p.m.), concluding with the season finale, Tuesday, Nov. 26 (9 p.m.) on the ABC Television Network.

On Monday, “Dancing with the Stars” season 16 champion Kellie Pickler returns to open up the show with her country hit “Little Bit Gypsy,” accompanied by the pro dancers. The four remaining couples will then compete in three rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on the “Judges Pick” and repeat a selected routine from earlier in the season. In round two, the couples will be challenged to a samba relay, where each pair dances to a different section of the same song. The samba relay will be accompanied by 90s hip-hop group TLC, who will perform their classic hit “No Scrubs.” In the last round, and one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a supersized freestyle featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. At the end of night, one couple will be eliminated based on the previous weeks’ viewer votes, combined with the judges’ scores from Monday night.

In the two-hour season finale Tuesday, and in the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24 Hour Fusion Challenge.” During Monday night’s show, the remaining couples will choose songs for their competitors that fuse two contrasting dance styles and they’ll all have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points the following night.

The finale will feature performances by Lady Antebellum, who will perform new single “Compass,” and Enrique Iglesias will sing his current hit “Heart Attack.” The entire celebrity cast returns, including Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, Brant Daugherty, Keyshawn Johnson, Christina Milian, Bill Nye, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Leah Remini and Valerie Harper, who will dance with partner Tristan MacManus to a version of “What a Wonderful World” by singer Colbie Caillat. In addition, Ylvis will perform hit single “The Fox,” accompanied by select celebrity and pro dancers.

At the end of the night, the public vote from Monday night will be combined with the judges’ scores from both nights to crown the season 17 champion.

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On Dancing With The Stars Monday November 11, 2013

Six remaining couples hit the ballroom floor and take on an exciting trio performance, on “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The couples will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on an individual dance in a style they have not previously performed including the Viennese Waltz, Tango, Charleston, Argentine Tango and Quickstep. In the second round, the couples take on a new challenge and dance with an eliminated pro or troupe member as part of dynamic trio. The trio dance routine will be in a style the celebrity has not yet performed including the Samba, Jive, Salsa, Paso Doble and Jazz. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination.

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Cher To Undergo Foot Surgery

Pop superstar Cher is preparing to undergo foot surgery to fix a problem that has plagued her for 16 years.

The Believe hitmaker, 67, recently took to her Twitter.com blog to tell fans that she suffered a compound fracture in the late 1990s when a piece of equipment fell off the wall of her rehearsal studio and “crushed” her foot.

Cher admits she suffers every time she slips into high heels as a result of the incident, and now she is set to sort out the issue once and for all.

She donned stilettos once more on Monday (04Nov13) for an appearance as a guest judge on a tribute episode of U.S. reality show Dancing With the Stars, but reveals she will have to hold off on wearing heels again until just before Christmas as she recovers from the operation.

Returning to Twitter on Tuesday morning (05Nov13), she writes, “Last Nite,WASLast Nite 2Wear Heels Till After Operation…Sooo…I Bit The Bullet..&..Wore Them!Heaven & pain,But Worth It… 6 wks (weeks) till I’m running around on Stilettos(sic)!”

The surgery will give Cher plenty of time to recover before she heads out on the road next March (14) for her 49-date Dressed To Kill tour.

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"Dancing with the Stars": Cher the Judge Takes the Stage

Cher brought some major star-power to “Dancing with the Stars” on Monday night. At the start of the show, the 67-year-old songstress performed her song “Believe” before sitting down at the judges’ table, filling in for Len Goodman.

Her presence was felt throughout the show, as she complimented the contenders, mostly handing out 9s.

At one point, Cher fielded a question from a fan: If she could turn back time, to what time would you go? “I’d go back to the 80s…I just had so much fun in the ’80s, I cannot tell you. Maybe too much!”

But Monday wasn’t all about Cher — some competitive dancing had to be done.

Week 8 got under way with Corbin Bleu got and Karina Smirnoff’s tango, which earned rave reviews from Cher; she called the routine “amazing.” They danced away with a score of 27.

Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke brought the tango for Cher’s “The Beat Goes On.” Feeling the pressure, Osbourne said, “If we do a really bad job, it could really bum her out.” Luckily, Cher was impressed, calling it “great” and adding, “You were like a pimp!” Read more>>

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Chaz Bono Tutoring Mom Cher for ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Cher said she needed a little help from son Chaz Bono getting ready for her guest-judging stint on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’

Cher, 67, told ABC News she was asked to guest judge Monday night, which will also serve as a tribute to her legendary music career.

“I know that people take this seriously,” she said, adding she was surprised when producers asked her to guest judge. “I just don’t want to be responsible for someone getting a different mark than a professional would give them.”

Bono, who competed on the show in 2011, knew what was at stake and offered to help his mom prepare.

“He’s coming tonight to give me tips!” Cher said. “He said, ‘Mom, you don’t understand how seriously people take this. I’m coming over tonight and … I’m going to tutor you.’ Obviously, I’m going to need all the help I can get.”

“Someone’s going to have to do some cramming with me,” she added.

“I don’t know, I don’t know how you judge it,” Cher said. “I was there when Chaz was doing it and saw how difficult it was. I just don’t want to miss some fabulous thing that someone is doing … and that would be a big deal, and I wouldn’t even know it!”

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Cher to Perform, Guest Judge on Next Week’s Dancing With The Stars

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” celebrates the legendary music career of Cher MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET). The news was confirmed live on this evening’s broadcast.

The iconic Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award winning singer and actress will open the show with a dazzling and spectacular performance of her hit song “Believe” before joining judges’ Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba to give critiques and scores on each celebrity routine. The seven remaining couples will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on a dance style they have not previously performed including the Tango, Argentine Tango, Contemporary, Viennese Waltz, Jazz, Disco, and Foxtrot. The couple to receive the highest total score from the judges in this round will receive immunity and not be subject to elimination. In the second round, the six remaining couples will compete in a thrilling head-to-head “dance off” competition. The winning couples of the “dance off” round will be awarded additional Judges’ points that will be added to their overall score for the night. At the end of the show, Cher will perform her new single, “I Hope You Find It” from her current album, “Closer To The Truth”, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Charts, before one couple is eliminated.

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Dancing With The Stars Kicks Off 17th Season: Valerie Harper Wows!

The new season of “Dancing with the Stars” got under way on Monday night with a fresh crop of celebs and some very high scores.

“Glee” star Amber Riley and partner Derek Hough wowed the judges with their cha-cha and earned the night’s top marks — three nines, for a combined score 27 out of a possible 30.

Bruno Tonioli called Riley the “tigress of season 17,” while Len Goodman professed, “I’m palpitating, perspirating and flatulating.”

Former “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu also made a smashing debut, earning a trio of eights for his contemporary routine with Karina Smirnoff. “Saved by the Bell” star Elizabeth Berkley earned the same score for her contemporary routine with Val Chmerkovskiy. Read more at ABC News


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Sharon Osbourne Sobs for Jack on Dancing with the Stars

Sharon Osbourne cried watching Jack Osbourne on ‘Dancing with the Stars’.

The showbiz matriarch couldn’t hold back her tears as her son took to the dancefloor on Monday evening (16.09.13) with his professional dance partnerCheryl Burke for the first night of the new US ballroom dancing series.

Jack has had a difficult year, having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, followed by the tragic news his wife Lisa Stelly had miscarried their second child.

The brave star’s father Ozzy Osbourne and Lisa were also in the audience to support the 27-year-old star and his pledge to raise awareness of the degenerative nerve disorder by appearing on the show.

Sharon posted a series of emotional messages  about Jack on Twitter, encouraging people to vote: ”@OfficialOzzy and I are SO PROUD of @JackOsbourne! He’s never danced before & he just did fabulous on @DancingABC! pic.twitter.com/uQXGyCY9WB”

Meanwhile, his older sister Kelly Osbourne – who placed third on the show in 2009 – was distraught to be missing his debut performance due to her London Fashion Week commitments.

She wrote: ”In London almost 1am I can’t sleep all I am thinking about is my brother @JackOsbourne I cant stand that Im not there to support him #dwts

”don’t FORGET to VOTE for my brother my hero @JackOsbourne #dwts

”To all my #kellyheros PleaSe keep me posted on how @JackOsbourne is doing on #dwts! I need updating!!! (sic)”

Jack scored a solid 23 for a foxtrot to the tune of ‘Pack Up’ by Eliza Doolittle.

He told the crowd: ”Right now I’m physically able to do ‘DWTS’ but it might not always be this way so I don’t want to miss this opportunity.”

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Aly Raisman Heartbroken Over DWTS Elimination

For Aly Raisman, not winning Dancing with the Stars was “heartbreaking.” The Olympic gymnast and her partner Mark Ballas were the first couple eliminated on Tuesday night’s season finale. They finished fourth behind Jacoby Jones in third, Zendaya in second and Kellie Pickler in first place.

“Right when they announced [our elimination], it was just heartbreaking. You work so hard and everyone wants to win,” she admitted to People magazine after the show.

“When I really stop and think about how lucky I am to be on the show, and what an amazing opportunity this was, and how much fun I had, it’s okay,” she said. “We have absolutely no regrets. We worked so hard and we had so much fun, so that’s what counts.”

“I was cheering for [the remaining contestants]. They were amazing. It was awesome. It was fun to watch. I was happy for them,” Raisman added.

Meanwhile, Pickler told Us Weekly magazine that she was “overwhelmed” after her win. “I’m overwhelmed with joy. I’m kind of speechless for the first time! Usually I can’t be quiet! Usually I’m just spitting out words left and right, and now I don’t know what to say,” she said.
“We’ve made so many memories out here on this dance floor and in the studio. We’ve all worked so hard to be her, and it’s just overwhelming. But in a great way,” Pickler added.

Dancing With The Stars Elimination Results: Bachelor Sean Lowe Sent Packing

Dancing with the Stars lost its Bachelor – Sean Lowe was sent packing in Tuesday night’s elimination. The former Bachelor star’s performances on Monday failed to earn praise from the judges and ended up putting him at the bottom of the scoreboard with just 42 out of a possible 60 points.

After his elimination, Lowe said he felt “blessed” to have been on the show. “I’ve enjoyed every second of [this experience],” he said. “I truly am blessed to have to have taken part in this with all these stars. I’m still just a normal guy from Dallas. What an incredible opportunity.”

His pro partner Peta Murgatroyd said she had “so much fun.” “He is just the most humble, most wonderful guy that I could have asked for … He’s just made it so much fun for me,” she added.

Now that he no longer has Dancing commitments, Lowe says he plans to focus on spending time with fiancé Catherine Giudici. “This whole thing is a lot to handle,” he told Us Weekly magazine. “I’ve gone from one show to the next the dast 12 to 14 months, something like that. It’s nice now I’ll have a little bit of a break, I can take a deep breath.”

“We’ll definitely take a vacation, relax, spend a lot of good quality time with her because Dancing has consumed my life these past few months,” he added. “We’re going to do a couple of weekend getaways and then we talked about doing one big vacation. We’re definitely going to take advantage of the summer!”

The stars still in the running for the DWTS mirror ball trophy include Jacoby Jones, Kellie Pickler, Ingo Rademacher, Zendaya and Aly Raisman.