Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

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Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Psychee22 on Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:31 pm

EACH OF THE NINE REMAINING CELEBRITIES COMMEMORATE THEIR ‘MOST MEMORABLE YEAR’ WITH A SPECIAL DANCE, ON ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

International Phenomenon André Rieu – ‘The King of the Waltz’ – to Perform
‘My Heart Will Go On’ With a Full 60-Piece Orchestra




“Episode 2305” – The nine remaining celebrities will set out to leave a lasting impression with their dances as they commemorate their most memorable year, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.





Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrity’s choosing that encompasses a memorable time or truly incredible experience in their life. These heartfelt performances promise to showcase some of the most exciting choreography and emotional routines of the season yet. Viewers can expect to see Jana Kramer dancing with joy to celebrate when her daughter, Jolie Rae, was born in 2016; James Hinchcliffe re-living the moment when he almost died in a car crash while practicing for the Indy 500 in 2015; and Laurie Hernandez celebrating competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics as a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and winning the gold, to name a few. Each celebrity will perform a Viennese waltz, paso doblé, tango, jazz, contemporary, foxtrot or samba.





Amber and MaksSamba - (song: “Woman Up” by Meghan Trainor)

Calvin and LindsayJazz –(song: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel
James and Sharna
Tango (song: The Right Time” by Yves V featuring Mike James)


Jana and GlebContemporary – (song: “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride)
Laurie and ValPaso Doble (song: “Rise” by Katy Perry)


Marilu and Derek Viennese Waltz (song: “Surprise Yourself" by Jack Garratt)

Maureen and ArtemFoxtrot (song: “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay)
Ryan and CherylContemporary – (song: “A Song for You” by Leon Russell)


Terra and SashaContemporary (song: “Stand by Me” by Florence + The Machine)




In addition, international phenomenon André Rieu, known to millions around the world as “The King of the Waltz,” is set to perform. Rieu is the first artist to appear on the show along with a full 60-piece orchestra to perform a major opening number with “My Heart Will Go On.”

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by DeadManDancing on Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:39 pm

So the tear-jerking theme night is back. Not everyone's favorite, but always a chance to find out more about the celebs. Wonder if they will still do the switch-up as well. Probably not, since it is Maks' show, he's back, and he doesn't like it. Laughing
Anyway, André Rieu is a pleasant surprise. This guy can put on a show. He brings the fun back to classical music.

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Post by Glittersisgld on Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:13 pm

Love that Leon Russell song.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by therealdfshary on Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:26 pm

I'm getting my kleenex ready. Crying

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Lesallee on Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:32 pm

I used to hate this cry me a river week but I see it a little differently now. We get some insight into the celeb's lives that we would likely never know otherwise. Gee, I am really mellowing!

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by DeadManDancing on Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:50 pm

The only stories hard to take are always the 'death of a family member' ones. With all necessary respect for the celebs, these packages are often produced in an overly dramatic way.
I for one prefer positive messages. The turning point in a carreer, a new chapter in life, reaching a goal, overcoming adversities, or surviving a disease. Sometimes even tough stories can be fascinating, like Tommy Chong being imprisoned or Noah Galloway struggling to get his life back after losing two limbs.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Glittersisgld on Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:57 pm

Yes, it does get kind of maudlin.  It's kind of like there is a pall over the show.  It's hard to be sexy and uplifting with these stories.  It's like mixing oil and water.  Have they ever done a jive or lively dance to one of these stories? 

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by DeadManDancing on Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:25 pm

Oh yes. Charlie and Sharna's Jive to Happy by Pharell Williams is a perfect example. 

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Glittersisgld on Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:49 pm

I loved that song and dance. 

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Guest on Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:50 pm

I don't like most memorable year....seems like a way for producers of the show to milk it for ratings and for the celebs to get sympathy votes........

funny... the show like to mix it up....why not come up with another theme....

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Glittersisgld on Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:00 pm

I know.  It seems like they could come up with a million themes.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by bailadora on Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:11 pm

Thank you psychee for your updates. When done well memorable year has provided beautiful and powerful performances. It also shows that dance is more than a series of steps properly executed...it can be a way to express our emotions and provide catharsis. Disabled contestants that have a hard time with the restrictions of traditional ballroom dancing have been able to shine on their memorable year performances.

The problem comes with the assignment of dance styles that are not conducive for expressing deep emotions to some of the couples. That day should be restricted to contemporary, paso doble, viennese waltz and maybe a happy dance that allows breaking hold (such as jive) for the younger dancers that want to convey a very joyous experience.

This week Amber may suffer with the samba. It is not a dramatic dancestyle and it is difficult technically. James was not given much help with the ballroom tango. He probably has the most compelling story of all: near fatal crash just a year ago and his successful comeback. Very difficult to portray this story with a tango. Looking forward to Sharna's answer to this challenge.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:18 am

Nice post, bailadora. I will say though for me the problem is not the dance style itself. Michael Sam did a really touching Rumba; Antonio Brown performed an uplifting Foxtrot. Any style can work, but imo the couples should be given freedom to chose the style and music they consider appropriate for their message. Since MMY is done at an early stage, there is a great variety of previosly unlearned dances left.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Psychee22 on Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:52 pm

They put in requests for this three weeks in advance and can choose their style of dance to go with their song.  It only has to be "one unlearned dance".

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by DeadManDancing on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:36 pm

Thanks for clarifying. I wasn't even aware they do it the way I want. Laughing So the Tango was Sharna's decision? Fine. A Jive or a Salsa wouldn't work given the story James will tell.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Psychee22 on Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:35 pm

Dancing Order tonight:  Maureen, Calvin, Jana, Ryan, Laurie, Marilu, Amber, James, Terra.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Lesallee on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:24 pm

I take back any disparaging words I have spoken about Mandy Moore. That opening number was simply a dream, a sweet dream.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by kincaid53 on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:32 pm

Lesallee wrote:I take back any disparaging words I have spoken about Mandy Moore. That opening number was simply a dream, a sweet dream.

   It really was.......and Maksim.....so handsome!!

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by peebeeb on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:48 pm

Good grief this night is making me a crying mess.  Crying

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Lesallee on Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:58 pm

Still no mention of an elimination, did James get it wrong? (I hope).

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Lesallee on Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:03 pm

Goodie, no elimination!

Great show tonight, I loved it.

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Glittersisgld on Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:04 am

I'm getting tired of Maureen's spacy and overly fragile behavior.  She needs to pull it together.  She acts too childish. 

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Psychee22 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:08 am

She did declare tonight that America will not see her cry again. 



I don't think Tom is going to hold her to it, though, lol...

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by Psychee22 on Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:14 am

Lesallee wrote:Still no mention of an elimination, did James get it wrong? (I hope).

It wasn't James getting it wrong.  The producers even had George Pennachio thinking that there would be an elimination, though I couldn't imagine how they would do that.  Pennachio is the ABC guy who I get the running order from.

And last week, the producers had folks believing that two of the dances were going to be off site... but that didn't happen either.  Maybe things get written earlier in the week and by the time they are communicated they are changed?

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Re: Week 5, Season 23, "Most Memorable Year"

Post by bailadora on Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:46 am

Strong performances on this episode. The one that's lagging badly is amber. She deserved 6's for that tentative and low energy samba. It's preposterous that she got the same scores as maureen, much less calvin. I guess the judges are still walking on eggshells around her. The closeness of everyone's scores could mean that there could be a surprise elimination next week. I think that calvin and marilu are getting a lot of votes so I split my votes between laurie, james, terra and jana. I also used a couple of online accounts. Remember that there's still time to vote online.

I was still wondering if the pros really had any say on the dance assignment this week. It would seem strange that a savvy pro such as maks would select samba for a most nemorable year dance, particularly with the limitations that amber has. Kristyn Burtt, who usually has good inside information, says that producers selected the dances. That would make sense and would reinforce my belief that they lost a golden opportunity to give a more appropriate dancing style to the most uplifting story: james'.


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