Me with the stunning Julianne Hough
Do you guys remember when I jetted off to Los Angeles last week for a Disney press trip? Well, while out in tinsel town, I was invited to check out the semi-finals of Dancing With The Stars! You want to talk about a great experience, wow! I was so elated to watch how it all went down, see the celebrities dance, the glitzy costumes, yes I was taking it all in with pure excitement! During the show, we got to see the judges interact with the dancers, watch their performances up close plus all the production that happens on and off camera and so much more.
If you’ve ever been to a live taping of any type of tv show, its something to see in person. I’ve always loved watching behind the scenes stuff, its very fascinating. The set is smaller than what I imagined but they make it look very grand on tv. After the taping, I got to say hello to the beautiful Julianne Hough as we snapped a few selfies and later I spotted Actor Romeo Miller (who was on season 7) and I also ran into last years winner Alfonso Ribeiro as I was exiting the show, he was so cool. Check out all my snaps inside and remember to tune in tonight on ABC at 8pm to watch the finale! xoxo
Quiet before the storm, on set before the show began!
Derek Hough & Bindi Irwin
Carlos & Witney
Witney & Carlos and Alek & Lindsay
The Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli
Some of us Disney bloggers strike a pose
Season Finale Details:
The final four couples advance to the FINALS of “Dancing with the Stars” today MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 8pm ET on ABC TV
The finalists will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, one judge will help each couple choose the creative elements of each dance, which is a re-do to a new song. Carrie Ann Inaba will work alongside Linsday and Alek, as well as Bindi and Derek. Julianne Hough is with Nick and Sharna, and Bruno Tonioli is with Carlos and Witney. In the second round, in one of the biggest competitive dances of the season, the couples take on a freestyle dance featuring special effects, additional dancers and unexpected surprises. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined viewer and judge votes from the previous two weeks will be eliminated.
The three finalists advance to the final stage of competition on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 9pm ET on ABC
The night kicks off with a high-energy opening number, featuring a reunion of all 13 of this season’s couples at the Grove. The finale will be filled with performances from Alexander Jean, Andy Grammer, Chaka Khan, Elle King and Nick Carter. The cast of the upcoming “Dancing with the Stars: Live! Dance All Night Tour” will perform a dance to Avicii’s “Broken Arrows” as a sneak peak of the 90-minute show traveling the country this winter. The three finalists will each dance a repeat dance from this season. In the last element of competition, the couples will perform a new routine as part of a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge.” The remaining couples will fuse two contrasting dance styles that they’ve performed this season and they’ll have less than 24 hours to prepare that dance for judges’ points. At the end of the night, the winner of the coveted Mirrorball trophy will be announced!
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.abc.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode Monday, November 23 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
Semi-Finals Results clip…
Some images provided by ABC/Adam Taylor