Last night Tony Dovolani was one of the people on twitter fighting for another chance for himself and Kim Zolciak on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ It was announced on live TV that she would be dropped from the competition because she was unable to perform live on the show. Kim had a tape from a dance rehearsal she did with Tony on Saturday after being discharged from the hospital, but she was still eliminated, although injured competitors have been allowed to submit tapes of rehearsal in lieu of a live performance in the past. Now Tony is speaking out on the decision.
Kim Zolciak still hasn’t been released from the hospital after her TIA, which is a mini-stroke. She’s enjoying support from her family and her ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner, Tony Dovolani (I’m guessing he flies to Atlanta for their rehearsals during the week). Despite all the support she’s getting, it must be miserable for Kim to be stuck in the hospital.
Wynonna Judd looks like she was ready to practice! She’s one of the celebrity contestants on ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ this season. Wynonna’s partner, Tony Dovolani, came out to practice with her in front of the cameras. I wouldn’t imagine Wynonna has performance anxiety, but then again, I don’t think she typically dances when she sings onstage.
Practice makes perfect! I need to make sure I tune in to watch Wynonna dance next week. Can’t believe I haven’t been able to watch ‘DWTS’ At All this season. THAT will change.
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It’s been an intense season packed with talent, but for now Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani remain at the top of Dancing with the Stars. The duo gave a near-flawless performance last night, proving they have what it takes to win this thing. Their quickstep routine earned a standing ovation from the crowd, which is no small feat.
The judges were equally impressed, scoring them with a 30 for that routine. Bruno Tonioli said of the performance, “It was like watching Ann Miller and Gene Kelly. It was as good as the best America has ever produced.” Len Goodman clearly agreed, stating, “Of all of our celebrities, you impress me the most.” Well done!
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“It really does come down to the votes. And that’s kind of sad because it’s supposed to be a dance competition, but it’s actually a popularity contest, which makes me kind of sad. You know, you have to have a little bit of faith that there are people out there who are truly voting for their favorite dance, not their favorite person, because it is a dance competition and people are working really hard. It would be very sad if that was undermined, and it looks to me like that keeps getting undermined.”
I can’t disagree with her, but after all the seasons ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been on the air, it shouldn’t really be a surprise to contestants, either. Chynna’s partner, Tony Dovolani, admitted this issue wasn’t lost on the pros.
“It’s something that scares all of us, especially the years when you might feel like you have a contender. In this particular case, I really feel like I have a chance to make it to the end. I’ve been on the show for 12 seasons, and Chynna has been a breath of fresh air for me. As much pull we have as teachers, in the end, it’s all about the celebrity…”
Keep in mind, Chynna and Tony said these things BEFORE last Tuesday’s live elimination show.
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The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast enjoys plenty of support from their loved ones! Chynna Phillips was spotted getting a loving, um, squeeze from husband Billy Baldwin on her way to her trailer before putting on that gorgeous gown.
Chaz Bono got a kiss from his girlfriend Jenny Elia, and David Arquette shared a laugh with sister Patricia Arquette before getting into costume for the results show. For those of you who have last night’s elimination episode DVRed, I won’t spoil it, but I’m still disappointed!
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Here are some pictures of Brooke Burke with husband David Charvet, Nancy Grace, Hope Solo and Billy Baldwin before last night’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ show, and an upbeat Tony Dovolani afterwards. Who’s disappointed about last night? (FAME)
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