Dancing With The Stars Season 17 Champion
Amber Riley & Derek Hough
thanks so much. I sadly don’t use it as much as I would like to.
I don’t really follow any DWTS/Derek blogs as this is “just” a sideblog so i usually just take a look at the “Derek Hough” tag instead when I feel like it. Sorry that i can’t help you.
I wanted Amber to dance with Gleb! Ugh.
I know she’s dancing Salsa and Quickstep, but does anybody know who they picked?
They picked Mark.
Gleb would actually look kinda out of place dancing with Amber and Derek - he is quite a bit taller than both of them as far as I remember. I was personally hoping for Henry. It would have made more sense since Amber already danced with him last week when he almost had to take over from Derek because of Derek’s back. (and Derek and Henry are amazing together).
I’m happy with Mark though - as long as Derek stays in control.
Derek Hough and Chelsie Hightower - Paso Doble
From this, i gather that Derek has A LOT of confidence in Amber’s individual dancing capability. he actually highlights Amber much more than this lady.
There is a reason for that. Chelsie is a fellow professional dancer so Derek didn’t have to make the choreography easier in any places to accommodate a non-dancer. (Don’t get me wrong - I think Amber is AMAZING - but she’s not a professional dancer with years of training like Chelsie). it’s Derek’s job to make Amber look good - she is the star! In this performance BOTH Chelsie and Derek are the stars.
On a side note: Derek and Chelsie actually got an Emmy nomination for choreograhpy for this dance.
and there will be something called a dance off challenge.. not sure what that is quite yet
I’m guessing it’s the same as last season. Each couple prepare three dances(most likely latin dances like jive, cha cha, samba, salsa or rumba).
the couple with the highest score after the first round gets immunity(can’t get eliminated) and the remaining 6 couples “dance off” against each other two and two.
so the one with the highest score(of the last six couples) chose which other couple they want to dance against - the couple they chose then pick which of the three prepared dances they do. (and so it goes with the other couples - they can’t pick the same dance as the previous couples though)
to understand it better check out week 7 of last season ;)
Derek Hough’s Emmy Nominations
Season 7: “Great Balls of Fire” jive (shared with Julianne Hough)
Season 9 and 10: Futuristic paso and Sailor quickstep
Season 10: Paso Double (shared with Chelsie Hightower)
Season 15 and 16: Quickstep, Mambo and Defying Gravity routine
Season 15 and 16: “Heart-Cry” contemporary and “Stars” contemporary (shared with Alison Holker)