Dancing with the Stars …. “Normani and Val’s Tango …. Perfect Score …. “!!


~~May 9, 2017~~ 


I’ve been a bit behind.

So many other things happening.

I need this beautiful distraction to be able to soothe my soul.

This is amazing talent.

The song was perfect and the performance flawless!

( … in spite of Normani’s back injury … )



Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy’s ‘DWTS’ Week 7 Tango Earned a Perfect Score

The duo performed the Argentine Tango to “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” by Andrea Bocelli featuring Jennifer Lopez.

The genre they were given for “Movie Night” week was “Foreign” – and the judges awarded them a perfect score!

They were given immunity this week due to their high score.





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~~Normani and Val’s Tango~~

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~~Published on May 1, 2017~~

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy Tango to “Quizas, Quizas, Quizas” by Andrea Bocelli ft. Jennifer Lopez on Dancing with the Stars’ Season 24 Movie Night!


We ALL are ONE!! 


At the end of the day …. “DWTS …. Nyle & Peta’s ‘Silence’ Tango …. ”!!


~~May 10, 2016~~ 


Nyle continues to amaze me.

He’s a handsome guy whose disposition seems to be just perfect.

He has no fear, he has no limitations.

He doesn’t let his lack of hearing stop him.

This was a perfect example.

Taking us, the viewers, to his silent world.

The feeling was amazing!

It’s incredible that he has done so well.

This is the second tango he does in Season 22.

I don’t want to jinx it in any way but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he takes the mirrored ball home.



Nyle & Peta silence the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ competition with powerful paso doble

With a hearing-impaired dancer in the competition, it was only a matter of time before a moment like this came to “Dancing With the Stars.” On Monday’s (May 9) episode, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd took the music out of their routine.

Hitting the stage with a powerful paso doble number, the pair not only hit their steps hard and with meaning, the music stopped halfway through the number.


Doing their part to show the audience what it feels like to go through the motions of a dance routine without the ability to hear the music, all that was heard for these seconds was the clapping of the audience. The moment definitely drove the point home and moved the crowd in multiple ways.

Len Goodman’s comments weren’t very positive, saying, “I thought there needed a little more shaping through the body, on occasion.

” As the boos came from the audience, his critiques grew harsher, but he ended his point on a high note, with: “I’ve got to say, you come out every time and you dance with purpose and confidence.”

“I thought that was mind blowing,” exclaims Bruno Tonioli. Shifting the tone of the critiques, Carrie Ann Inaba agreed with Bruno. With tears in her eyes, she says, “I’ve seen a lot on this show for 22 seasons and I’ve never seen anything like that which touched me so profoundly.”

With 10 from Carrie Ann Inaba, a 9 from Len Goodman and another 10 from Bruno Tonioli, the duo’s total score for the routine is 29.


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Nyle & Peta silence the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ competition with powerful paso doble





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~~Nyle & Peta’s Paso Doble~~

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~~Published on May 9, 2016~~

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd dance the Paso to “Victorious” by Panic!

At The Disco on Dancing with the Stars’ Season 22 America as the 4th judge night!


We ALL are ONE!! 


To start the day …. “Alexa and Derek’s Tango: Switch Up Night”!!


~~October 13, 2015~~ 


The competition is heating up.

Last night was almost perfect.

The switch up proved to be the needed push for most competitors to step up their game.

You may know I am very partial to Bindi Irwin.

Alexa and Derek received the first perfect score of this season.

They did a great job.

Honor where honor is due.

You be the judge.



It was the nuttiest week of the Dancing with the Stars season as all of the stars traded partners for one night of total insanity. Or at least that’s how it usually is.

Last night, October 12, 2015,  was actually great, and a lot less of a mess up than the switch-up often is. There were some truly incredible dances tonight, including the season’s first perfect score from a slightly unexpected pair!

While both Bindi Irwin and Carlos PenaVega totally rocked their routines with respective temporary partners Val Chmerkovskiy and Lindsay Arnold, it was Alexa PenaVega and Derek Hough who blew the roof off the place with their epic tango and scored a standing ovation from Carrie Ann Inaba (even if she thought it was a paso doble) and perfect tens from all four judges, including guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

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Alexa Ellesse PenaVega (née Vega; born August 27, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family series Ruby & The Rockits.

Alexa Vega was born in Miami, Florida but spent the first four years of her life on a ranch in Ocala, Florida. Her father is Colombian and her mother, Gina Rue, is an American former model.

In August 2013, while on a cruise with friends, Vega became engaged to actor and singer Carlos Pena, Jr. The couple married on January 4, 2014, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and changed their surname to PenaVega.


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~~Alexa and Derek – Tango~~

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Season 21 Week 5 (Oct.12, 2015)

~~Published on Oct 12, 2015~~

Week 5: Switch-Up
Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli.

Couples performed one unlearned dance with a different partner selected by the general public; due to the nature of the week, no elimination took place.


We ALL are ONE!!


At the end of the day …. “World Lion Day”!!


~~August 9, 2014~~

As the evening of August 9 comes to and end and the morning of August 10 comes to be, “It Is What It Is” could like to join those who are commemorating this day as:



“On World Lion Day, Let’s Celebrate the Lions That Made Us Who We Are

By: Dereck Joubert

What is a ‘World Day’ after all? Who cares? Probably the better question is “Who should care?”

August 10 is designated as World Lion Day, and as with other allocated “Days,” the origin of such an event is to celebrate something globally, and think about how the day, and how the individual or entity being celebrated, influences our lives. I can see a World Dhali Lama Day, or World Peace Day because it has real meaning to the way we live our lives, and our meditations on this affects the way we change course.

So at first I wondered if lions actually deserve a day and whether we should really be contemplating the impact that lions have on our lives.


Lions are probably the most prolific creatures in the world if we include the symbols that represent them. So it’s shocking that hundreds of millions of icons represent a population that is now only around 20,000 real, live, living, breathing, roaring, hunting lions.

A hundred years ago we think there were over a million lions. When I was born, maybe 450,000 lions roamed these plains. Today we niggle over if there are 20,000 or 35,000 lions left and forget to look over our shoulders at history. There have never been as few lions on the planet since 3.5 million years ago, when we think that lions evolved from the early saber-toothed cats.


So perhaps celebrating them is wrong. We should actually be mourning the loss of lions. But celebrating, in many ways, is consistent with our long involved relationship with lions. As early hominids we watched them in fear from our dolomite cave entrances near a place called Swartkrans in South Africa, and looked on as dark storms flashed with streaks of lightening behind them as they devoured their kills.

This is one of the highest lightening strike zones in the world, the result of which was the eventual dawning of the idea that we could walk down and ‘capture’ fire and take it back to our caves for warmth and 24 hour light and as a weapon against the marauding giant cats that made our lives a living hell. We also realized that we could scavenge from them, and dig out bone marrow left behind, and suddenly we were in charge of our destiny, not just passive witnesses to the hardships of what was dealt us. We evolved because of big cats, and lions were the biggest in the landscape we wanted to dominate.

At some stage there was a tipping point where we developed weaponry: spear, arrows, guns, and within a short time, it was the lions that were dancing to our music, not the other way around. We were no longer shaking in our skins at every roar in the darkness. There has been a back and forth between us and lions ever since as if our destinies we are locked in combative dance, a tango, a flashing set of maneuvers to show our strength, our fitness, our metal capacity to out smart our dance partner: the fearsome lion.


World Lion Day is us at our best, celebrating the very thing that in the past has driven us insane with fear, killed our ancestors, our friends and our livestock. As we celebrate these manic killers in fact we celebrate more than lions and what they represent, we celebrate our capacity to be unselfish and broad minded, and most of all … tolerant.

World Lion Day is when we celebrate that lions made us who we are.”













~~World Lion Day~~

Carole Deschuymere

~~Published on Aug 8, 2014~~

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We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

~~World Lion Day 2014~~


~~Published on Aug 9, 2014~~

World Lion Day is about celebrating the importance of the lion worldwide. A concept I never was able to grasp until I met my friend “Freddy” the Kruger Male in Kruger Park. Those days spent in Sabi Sands changed my life and the way I view the world and the king. We need to do all we can to ensure they go on for generations… lead well big fella!


We ALL are ONE!!