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Dancing With The Stars: Dance-off With Kelly Monaco And John O’Hurley

September 19, 2005 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon

In the spirit of good-natured competition, champion Kelly Monaco and her professional dance partner, Alec Mazo, will meet runner-up John O’Hurley and his professional partner Charlotte Jorgensen, once again on the dance floor. "Dancing with the Stars: Dance-off" airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:30-10:01 p.m., ET, LIVE on the East Coast/tape delayed to the West) on the ABC Television Network.

Audiences were dazzled by John and Charlotte’s elegant waltzes and raved at Kelly and Alec’s spicy Latin dances, resulting in a thrilling and hotly debated finale. For this special event, both champ and runner-up have agreed to reunite for one more electrifying showdown!

The dance-off will feature each couple performing several styles of dance — Latin, ballroom and freestyle. Our colorful and animated judges will return to give their critiques, but only viewers’ votes will count… America will truly decide the winner of the dance-off. Viewers are invited to weigh in with their votes via phones and the internet immediately following the broadcast on the 20th. And unlike the series, they won’t have to wait a week to learn the results of their votes. This time, results will be announced during a separate telecast which will air on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-9:30 p.m. ET).

In addition to more fabulous costumes and the sensational live band, also included in the special will be dance demonstrations by the professional dancers from the series: Ashly Delgrosso, Jonathan Roberts, Edyta Sliwinska and Louis van Amstel.

The six week run of the first American version of "Dancing with the Stars" emerged as the biggest summertime hit of 2005. It was the most-watched summer series on any network in the last five years, averaging over 16 million viewers. The show consistently ranked No.1 in it’s time period among Total Viewers and across each of the key demos (Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54), as well as among Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." "Dancing with the Stars: Dance-off" is produced in America by BBC Worldwide. Richard Hopkins (UK) and Conrad Green (USA) are executive producers. Izzie Pick is supervising producer. Alex Rudzinski directs.

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18 Responses to “Dancing With The Stars: Dance-off With Kelly Monaco And John O’Hurley”

  1. Kitty Scam Says:
    September 21st, 2005 at 8:46 am

    Bravo! I totally enjoyed Dancing With The Stars this summer and the Dance-Off last night. This is truly entertainment for the entire family! I’m really looking forward for the next show.

  2. Anonymous Says:
    September 21st, 2005 at 9:17 am

    not only is John O’Hurley a huge moaner about everything in life – he’s a very sore loser (first time around) and last night, he must’ve said about 4 or 5 times, that he wants the show to continue and that he’d like to be on it weekly. But of course, he’s currently NOT employed. Seinfeld was cancelled years ago. In this format, is the only place he’s getting any kind of recognition these days. Nothing worse than a grown man who constantly complains, gripes, moans, bitches, and is a sore loser.


    September 21st, 2005 at 9:57 am



  4. Krystle Johnson Says:
    September 21st, 2005 at 9:58 am



  5. Beau Says:
    September 21st, 2005 at 3:04 pm

    The attitude and the faces that John displays when dancing is disgusting. Mr. O’Hurley makes me want to “O-Hurl” or plainly speaking throw up!! Kelly Monaco is fabulous and won fair and square. Kudos to her for even wasting her time for a dance off…get over it POPS…you are a loser!

  6. c mccormick Says:
    September 22nd, 2005 at 8:39 pm

    I’m sorry but…politics,politics,politics!!!!! Don’t get me wrong I like John BUT he barely moved in his dances while Kelly and her partner danced their butts off.Should have left well enough alone!!

  7. c mccormick Says:
    September 22nd, 2005 at 8:39 pm

    I’m sorry but…politics,politics,politics!!!!! Don’t get me wrong I like John BUT he barely moved in his dances while Kelly and her partner danced their butts off.Should have left well enough alone!!

  8. Carrie Says:
    September 22nd, 2005 at 8:41 pm

    I was very disappointed in John. I liked him the first go around, but he needed to just let it go already. Kelly won fair and square. We would all run out of gas trying to get around John’s ego.. and gas is expensive. Get over yourself John. Let Kelly have her rightous win !!!

  9. Anonymous Says:
    September 23rd, 2005 at 12:28 am

    ABC appeased the INCREDIBLY WHINING JOHN who had been whining about the first loss for weeks right through the dance-off show. See how smug he looked? Kelly didn’t look much better when John won either….but the voting was absolutely ridiculous and if the judges votes meant nothing for the dance-off….WHY DO WE NEED THEM AT ALL?

  10. Anonymous Says:
    September 23rd, 2005 at 8:26 am

    Charlotta is THE dancer – she makes John look good – John doesn’t look all that good.

    The ONLY reason there was a dance-off contest this week, is BECAUSE JOHN HAD BEEN “CONSUMED BY HIS LOSS” since the first contest. ABC merely complied to SHUT HIM UP.

    How terrible John needed to take a role model away from children! It’s terrible that 48-year-old John O’Hurley moaned and groaned about his loss ever since Kelly and Alec won the first contest and right through the NEW dance-off Tuesday night…a man old enough to be Kelly’s FATHER…couldn’t deal with Kelly’s original WIN and Trophy getting. WHAT A BABY he is. He’s merely a smug pig in my opine.


  11. karen Says:
    September 23rd, 2005 at 9:00 am

    everyone who is writing about John’s whinning and moaning are just doing that themselves. Grow up! It wasn’t John that wanted the dance off! He was disappointed he lost and wanted to win – BUT they didn’t have the dance off because of him – IT WAS BECAUSE THE AUDIENCE COMPLAINED – BECAUSE THEY KNEW KELLY AND ALEC SHOULD NEVER HAVE WON! HER PARTNER CARRIED HER ALL THE WAY – SHE STUMBLED AND FELL HER WAY THROUGH HER DANCES. SHE COULDN’T DANCE – THEREFORE HER PARTNER HAD TO DO SOMETHING WITH HER – SO HE WAS CONSTANTLY PICKING HER UP AND THROWING HER AROUND!


  12. diane Says:
    September 23rd, 2005 at 10:32 am

    I was disappointed in John. For a grown man, he surely acts childish about losing. Kelly never should of consented to do the dance off. She has a wonderful, generous spirit and John in my eyes, still lost……

  13. Anonymous Says:
    September 23rd, 2005 at 1:19 pm

    karen-it is MY opinion that you are dead wrong; if U didn’t hear him whining and for months, that’s your problem, not ours.

    John O’Hurley has been interviewed on Inside Edition, Access Hollywood, every talk show in the nation, etc., all those interviewing type shows and even on Tuesday night – he admitted seriously, that it bugged him for weeks! He was NOT joking….he was PANNING for the cameras which I think many folks might be interpreting as JOKING. HE wanted the rematch….bitched and moaned until ABC wanted him to shut up on all the OTHER channels.

    I also think that since his career IS was/is at an ALL TIME LOW…that he must be incredibly jealous of Kelly Monaco, whose career at the age of 24-25, is TAKING OFF LIKE WILD FIRE which is normal….if HE’s jealous, well then guess who owns that? HE DOES? It’s HIS problem, John O’Hurley’s problem, and if the big baby can’t DEAL….well, again, the problem belongs to ONLY HIM.

    FACT: He’s a big baby for 48 years old. He even played a big baby character on Seinfeld – Mr. Peterman, a whining grown adult. Loverly – N_O_T !!! I never spent a lot of time watching Seinfeld anyway.

  14. Janice Campolong Says:
    September 25th, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    John is out of work. He’s a lousy dancer. His partner carried him. He’s a big middle aged baby in spandex. On the second dance off, we tried for over an hour, couldn’t get through. All we got was “Your call did not go through.” Could someone have arranged to tie up the line????

    What a creep!!!!

  15. Anonymous Says:
    September 26th, 2005 at 8:39 am

    RIGHT ON!, Janice!!

  16. DanceScape Says:
    January 7th, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    Dancing with the Stars – Series 2

    So Master P makes it to the next round where Rap will meet Quickstep. It’s a Surreal Life, isn’t it? Ashley is so “cute”!

    One of the nice things to see is how there are two Black contestants participating in Ballroom … as indicated in the DanceScape Passion thread, Blacks in Ballroom, there tends to be lower participation from the Black community. Maybe we’re seeing a new trend here, as Ballroom Dancing becomes more accessible to everyone across various cultures!

    Realize he was horrible BUT … would love to see if there is a strong enough Rap audience to support Master P.

    It would actually have been fun to see his son, Romeo, which would reach an even younger urban group.

    Lisa Rinna is beautiful but PLEASE, someone tell her to stop getting so much collagen in her lips. She’s gorgeous enough without having such extreme lips. Her husband, Harry Hamlin, was in the audience.

    Drew Lachey’s brother, Nick, was also in the audience. Too bad he split up with Jessica Simpson … it would have been a media frenzy to have Jessica and Nick cheering for Drew at the event, and if their MTV show had continued, they could have even visited Drew while he practised for Dancing with the Stars. Alas, we’ll never know!

    So Stacy Keibler is a World Wrestling Entertainer/Wrestler? Our knowledge of pro lady wrestlers to date had been Chyna Doll (a.k.a. Joanie Laurer – anyone see her on The Surreal Life?) … steroids & boob job gone mad (now, she would have been an interesting contestant also, although the show would have to be renamed “Dancing with the Freaks”!). Stacy Keibler looks so slim and flexible … has anyone actually seen her wrestle?

    David Letterman had a funny joke the other day …

    “Dancing” + Celebrities = “Dancing with the Stars”

    “Dancing” – Celebrities = “Dancing with the Stars”

    On another note, Howard Stern premiered on Sirius radio. It was quite interesting to listen to his interview with Larry King on CNN. He said that he tended to TiVo shows like “Smallville” (about Superman’s beginnings). He was also one of the few in the shock media circuit to actually support “Dancing with the Stars” Series I and predicted it would do well. Any Howard Stern fans, here? If Howard produced this show, can you imagine what kind of guests he would bring in (actually, he did say his “coolest” radio guests have been Stevie Wonder and Arnold Schwarzenegger).

    It’s fun to be able to just talk about Dancing with non-ballroom enthusiasts. Great variety show-styled entertainment! Don’t know about you, but we’re curious how Master P is going to do in the Quickstep … and whether he will wear a Tailsuit with a Baseball Cap and Sneaker. Maybe he’ll set a new trend in men’s Ballroom Fashions.

    Look forward to reading other comment!

    dance is … PASSION!

    dance is … FUN!

  17. Ahab Says:
    February 24th, 2006 at 4:39 am

    I may be a bit late in responded to comments about John O’Hurley being a sore loser and a cry babay and out of work actor. But did any of you know he is also a business tycoon who partially owns several companies, including an Alaskan Airline and J. Peterman? Also, he is currently performing on Broadway in Chicago. Just because you don’t see him regularly on TV doesn’t mean he isn’t busy with projects. He also is the voice on many popular cartoon shows. So before you make a comment that “he is out of work”, why don’t you look into what he is actually doing…I will admit though he is not on a soap opera…he already did that for 12 years a long time ago.

  18. De Anna Says:
    August 1st, 2006 at 10:29 pm

    Way to go! ABC really has it going on with soaps and a dance all to show allow its veiwers a excellent choice of shows day and at night! I really loved master P showing everyone there aint no shame in ANY GAME! and everyone else showed true sportsmanship! I am really looking forward to the new season and good luck to all that are involed with such a unique and fun show to watch!


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