Dancing With The Stars Recap: “The Semi Finals Have Arrived”

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Season 25, Episode 10 “The Semi-Finals”

Tonight the competitors had to do two dances the first was “Pro’s Choice” where the Pro’s would get to chose the song/concept for the dance and the second dance involved the competitors having to recreate an “Iconic Dance” from the shows history. So, there wasn’t a opening number this week, but there was a troupe performance in between the two dance routines. It was fun and a good preview of what to expect if you’re going to go see the troupe live during their upcoming tour. I felt tonight’s routines left me with a lot of mixed emotions on the episode as a whole. Some were amazing, some were good, and some were okay, but could have been stronger.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Some Old Friends Return to Help Out Our Stars”

Before I talk about tonight’s show, I have to quickly talk about how shocked I was last week when both Vanessa and Nikki went home. I was really upset last week when Nikki went home since she was the whole reason I started watching the show and didn’t think it was her time to go, but I don’t control the show or the votes (although I don’t fully believe she didn’t have the votes). Still I’m proud of how far she came and I hope her & Artem are proud of all the work they put into the show. Now on to tonight’s show.

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Season 25, Episode 9 “Trios Night”

Tonight our dancers had to two dances again like last week, there usual singles dance and then a trios dance with past competitors. The opening number wasn’t really that memorable and quite short, but enough about that let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “A Night at the Movies Goes Okay”

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Season 25, Episode 7 “A Night at the Movies”

Tonight was “A Night at the Movies” and it was a pretty solid night of dancing. Shania Twain performed and was a guest judge, which I wasn’t a huge fan of. Her performance was lovely, but her actual judging was a little awkward. It just didn’t seem that she knew what she was talking about and her scoring was all over the place as well. Really liked the opening number and the story they told through that number was just really fun.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Disney Night Was Full of Magic”

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Season 25, Episode 6 “Disney Night”

Tonight was “Disney Night” and this was a magical night. I enjoyed all the routines, some were stronger than others. I will say I was quite shocked by not only who got eliminated, but who was in the bottom two this week. The opening number was really cute. I loved how it started off slow & made you feel like you were watching a ball scene out of Cinderella and then picked up the pace. Then I liked the introduction of each couple & getting a sneak peek of what Disney routines we were about to see.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS RECAP: “The Pleasures May Have Been Guilty, But the Dancing Was Fun”

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Season 25, Episode 4 “Guilty Pleasure Night”

Tonight was “Guilty Pleasures Night” and this was a really fun night. I’d say the dancing tonight, while fun, was pretty average, with the exception of one performance. The opening number they did was really enjoyable to watch. It was fun and gave a great sneak peek of everyone’s guilty pleasures.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Could of Used a Little More Sizzle”

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Season 25, Episode 3 “Latin Night”

Tonight was “Latin Night” and it was good, but it could have been better. I was expecting fire and, like my title says, some sizzle with these performances. Now, I did get that with some, but not all. It was a better night compared to last night, but I think I may have set my expectations a little too high.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Ballroom Night Was Alright”

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Season 25, Episode 2 “Ballroom Night”

First you all should know that this is the first time I’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars. In the past I’ve watched clips on YouTube of the celebrity that I knew, but this is my first time missing WWE Monday Night Raw, which is what I usually watch, to watch this show. Now, you may be wondering why? What celebrity do I love so much that I had to watch this instead of wrestling and the answer, or I guess I should say answers, are:

WWE‘s very own Nikki Bella


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YouTube Violinist Sensation Lindsey Stirling

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and lastly Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse


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I’m a big fan of these three ladies, but especially Nikki Bella. So, I just had to watch this live and not just on my computer screen. Now, that you know a little about me and why I decided to watch this let’s get into tonight’s episode.

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Book Review – The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle by L.J. Smith

The Awakening / The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)

So, I decided to reread the books simply because I was feeling a little nostalgic after the series finale of the TV show, not so much for the show, but for the books.
Now, the one thing I clearly remembered from the first time I read these books, which I think was almost ten years ago, was how much I hated Elena Gilbert and after finishing the books I can say those feelings were justified.

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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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So, when I started this book, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. All I knew was that a lot of people really liked this book and the plot seemed interesting.

At first I thought everyone had lied to me or that this just wasn’t the book for me because I did not enjoy it. For the first 170 pages, I honestly was not enjoying this book. It almost felt like a chore to get through it. I didn’t care about Tariq or Jahandar, so when chapters popped up dedicated to their POV, I found myself wanting to skip it entirely, but knowing I couldn’t because they were most likely important to the plot. Shahrzad and Khalid’s parts were interesting, but still not grabbing my attention. A part of me feels like a lot of this had to do with the fact that Renee Ahdieh takes her time setting up the story, which isn’t a bad thing, but doesn’t make for an exciting, attention grabbing beginning. The other thing is I’m quite ignorant of the culture that is depicted in this book so it was sometimes hard to follow and it also took me forever to realize there was a glossary in the back to help me understand, so once I found that, it helped me understand a lot better.

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