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Dancing with the Stars is an international reality show that is hosted in many countries. The American version of this show was created by BBC Entertainment and is hosted on ABC. The show borrows many concepts from the British television show Strictly Come Dancing. As the name suggests, this show entails pairing up a celebrity with a dancer who is a professional.

Together they will compete against other pairs of dancers and celebrities. A panel of judges who include:

will judge the skill of the couples, and the viewers of the show also participate in the voting process. The couple with the lowest score will be eliminated, but they are allowed to dance one last time for the audience before returning home. The dances for this show include:

The show is co-hosted by Tom Bergeron and season 7 champion Brooke Burke (who replaced Samantha Harris in season 10).

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DWTS Latest Results

Dancing with the Stars show recap: Season 13 finals, night 1
Posted: 21 Nov 2011
The finals of Dancing with the Stars started off with each of the remaining couples performing a dance style they haven’t attempted yet during the season.  Ricki and Derek performed first, doing a Cha Cha Cha.  I thought it was good, but I thought she looked absolutely amazing in the costume.  Finally a dress that […]

Dancing with the Stars latest results: Hope Solo is eliminated
Posted: 15 Nov 2011
The results show for this week of Dancing with the Stars began with an encore performance from last night’s show.  The judges said they wanted to see the Samba of Rob and Cheryl because they took their dancing to a new level and shook up the leader board.  I hate to admit it, but Rob […]

Dancing with the Stars show recap: semi-finals week
Posted: 14 Nov 2011
This week was the semi finals on Dancing with the Stars.  The remaining four couples would be performing three dances.  First up were Hope and Maks with a Paso Doble.  Len said Hope had the attitude and aggression of the dance, but because she had so much anger she lost control and finesse.  Bruno called […]

Dancing with the Stars latest results: Nancy Grace is eliminated
Posted: 8 Nov 2011
The results show for this week’s Dancing with the Stars started off with a great performance by the female pros and female members of the DWTS troupe.  Before the first commercial break we get to watch the recap footage for the first three couples to face the elimination announcements.  After the commercial break we find […]

Season Eight of Dancing with the Stars

Season 8 winner of DWTSThe winner of Dancing with the Stars Season 8 was Shawn Johnson.

Season 8 Celebrities
Celebrity Pro Dance Partner Eliminated
Ty Murray Chelsie Hightower Week 10
Lil' Kim Derek Hough Week 9
Chuck Wicks Julianne Hough Week 8
Lawrence Taylor Edyta Sliwinska Week 7
Steve-O Lacey Schwimmer Week 6
David Alan Grier Kym Johnson Week 5
Holly Madison Dmitry Chaplin Week 4
Steve Wozniak Karina Smirnoff Week 4
Denise Richards Maksim Chmerkovskiy Week 3
Belinda Carlisle Jonathan Roberts Week 2
Shawn Johnson Mark Ballas  
Gilles Marini Cheryl Burke  
Melissa Rycroft Tony Dovoloni  

Season Seven of Dancing with the Stars

Season 7 winner of DWTSThe winner of Dancing with the Stars Season 7 was Brooke Burke and Derek Hough.

Season 7 Celebrities
Celebrity Pro Dance Partner Eliminated
Brooke Burke (Host and model) Derek Hough 11/25/2008
Lance Bass (Singer - 'Nsync) Lacey Schwimmer Finals
Warren Sapp (Former NFL Defensive Tackle) Kim Johnson Finals
Cody Linley (Actor - Hannah Montana) Julianne Hough 11/18/2008
Maurice Greene (Olympic Champion Sprinter) Cheryl Burke 11/11/2008
Susan Lucci (Soap opera star - All My Children) Tony Dovolani 11/05/2008
Cloris Leachman (Academy Award winning actress) Corky Ballas 10/28/2008
Toni Braxton (Singer) Alec Mazo 10/21/2008
Rocco DiSpirito (Chef and author) Karina Smirnoff 10/14/2008
Misty May-Treanor (Olympic Beach Vollyball champion) Maksim Chmerkovskiy Left due to Injury
Kim Kardashian (Reality television star) Mark Ballas 09/30/2008
Ted McGinley (Actor) Inna Brayer 09/24/2008
Jeffrey Ross (Comedian) Edyta Sliwinska 09/23/2008

Season Six of Dancing with the Stars

Season 6 winner of DWTSThe winner of Dancing with the Stars Season 6 was Kristi and Mark.

Cheryl, Cristian, Samatha, Anna and Stephen
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Season 6 Celebrities
Celebrity Pro Dance Partner Eliminated
Kristi Yamagucci Mark Ballas Season 6 Winner
Cristian De La Fuente Cheryl Burke The Finale
Jason Taylor Edyta Sliwinska The Finale
Marissa Jaret Winokur Tony Dovolani Week 9
Mario Karina Smirnoff Week 8
Shannon Elizabeth Derek Hough Week 7
Marlee Matlin Fabian Sanchez Week 6
Priscilla Presley Louis van Amstel Week 5
Adam Carolla Julianne Hough Week 4
Steve Guttenberg Anna Trebunskaya Week 3
Penn Jillette Kym Johnson Week 2
Monica Seles Jonathan Roberts Week 2

Season Five of Dancing With The Stars

Season 5 featured a boxer (Floyd Mayweather, Jr. - eliminated fourth), a billionaire (Mark Cuban - eliminated fifth), and a singing legend (Wayne Newton), but it was a racecar driver that took home the trophy in the end. Model and actress Josie Maran was the first eliminated, followed by model Albert Reed. There were many surprises and health scares this season. Most people expected Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan to go to the finals, but she was the sixth dancer eliminated. Marie Osmond (eliminated in third place) fainted on the show after dancing and Wayne Newton (the 3rd dancer eliminated) had to be cleared by doctors to go on the DWTS tour. Jane Seymour came back after the death of her mother, but was the seventh dancer eliminated. Cameron Mathison was the 8th eliminated dancer and Jennie Garth was the 9th.

The finale came down to Spice Girl Melanie Brown and Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves. On November 27th, Helio and partner Julianne Hough beat Melanie and Maksim to win the title.

Helio Castroneves wins DWTS Season 5Helio Castroneves wins Season 5 .

Season Five Contestants and when they were eliminated

Season 5 Celebrities
Celebrity Pro Dance Partner Eliminated
Josie Maran Alec Mazo Week 1
Albert Reed Anna Trebunskaya Week 2
Wayne Newton Cheryl Burke Week 3
"Pretty Boy" - Floyd Mayweather Karina Smirnoff Week 4
Mark Cuban Kym Johnson Week 5
Sabrina Bryan Mark Ballas Week 6
Jane Seymour Tony Dovolani Week 7
Cameron Mathison Edyta Sliwinska Week 8
Jenny Garth Derek Hough Week 9
Marie Osmond Jonathan Roberts Finale
"Scary Spice" - Melanie Brown Maksim Chmerkovskiy Finale
Helio Castroneves Julianne Hough Winner

Season Four of Dancing With The Stars

Season Four of Dancing with the Stars is hosted by Tom Bergeron (America's Funniest Home Videos) and Samantha Harris (E! Entertainment).

Season Four Celebrities and when they were eliminated

Blogged During Season Four of DWTS

Week One of DWTS
Vivica A Fox arrested for DUI
Dancing to the Mambo and Quickstep
Great and not so great performances
First Couple Eliminated
Paulina Leaves DWTS
Couples Perform the Jive on Week 3
DTWS Week Three Disappointing
Shandi Finnessey is Eliminated
It's no surprise that Shandi voted off DWTS
Stepping on the Dancer's Toes
Celebrities Perfrom the Waltz
Leeza and Tony Voted Off
How about some equality on DWTS
Satellite out for Dancing with the Stars
Be a Man
Cylde Drexler says goodbye
Clyde Glides off DWTS
Some Pretty Good Latin Performances
Week 6 the Latin Beat
Heather Mills is Eliminated
The Ladies are down to Laila Ali
Six Couples left
John Ratzenberger Eliminated
Billy Ray Calls out Bruno
Billy Ray Eliminated on DWTS
DWTS Tour Coming to Wilkes-Barre Pennsylania
Dancing with the Stars Semi-Finals
Ian and Cheryl Eliminated
An Awesome Final for Season 4
Apolo Wins Season 4 of Dancing with the Stars

Season Three of Dancing With The Stars

The number of contestants in this season were expanded from ten to eleven. The celebrities who competed in season three were Shanna Moakler, Harry Hamlin, Tucker Carlson, Willa Ford, Vivica Fox, Sarah Evans, Monique Coleman, Jerry Springer, Emmitt Smith, Mario Lopez, and Joey Lawrence. Due to the controversy in the first two seasons, the scoring system was changed. While the vote of the fans still only accounted for half of the final score, they were taken from percentages instead of ordinals. The winners of this season were Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith.

Season Three Celebrities and when they were eliminated

Season Two of Dancing With The Stars

Due to the rapid popularity of the first season, the second season was aired in January of 2006. While the first season only had six couples, the second season had ten. The celebrities which were present in this season included Tatum O'Neal, Giselle Fernandez, Kenny Mayne, Master P, George Hamilton, Tia Carrere, Stacy Keibler, Lisa Rinna, Jerry Rice, and Drew Lachey. While the second season had more contestants, the format remained similar to the first season. Samantha Harris joined Tom Bergeron as co-host of the show.

It featured another retired athlete(Jerry Rice), and a former member of a boy band (Drew Lachey). The length of the second season was also increased. While the episode length of the first season was one hour, it was expanded to 90 minutes during the second season. A number of musical guests were used to perform while the couples danced, and some of them were Bill Medley and the Pussycat Dolls. The winners of season two were Burke and Lachey. A lot of controversy surrounded the voting system, which seemed to place a higher emphasis on the judges rather than the viewers. Despite this, the ratings performance of season two surpassed season one.

Season Two Celebrities and when they were eliminated

Season One of Dancing with the Stars

The first show aired on ABC in the summer of 2005. The first episode was outstanding, with more than 12 million people watching. In fact, Dancing with the Stars broke a record for having the highest debut for any reality show that started in the summer months. By the second week of the show, well over 15 million viewers were watching. The show eventually reached number 1 for ABC's rating, and it remained in this position until the end of the year. The winners of season one were Alec Mazo and Kelly Monaco. Some of the other actors and actresses which appeared were Evander Holyfield, Rachel Hunter, and Joey McIntyre.

Season One Celebrities

Photos from DWTS Second Tour

I recently had an opportunity to see the Dancing with the Stars tour in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania. Here are some photos from the show.

Photo of Apolo and Julianne dancing the Samba

Photo of Joey and Kym dancing

Additional DWTS Resources

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