'Dancing With the Stars': FINALE Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Hi, Gem Hunters! I slept probably not even 2.5 hours!!!!! ....hmmm, perhaps in honor of the MEGA-GLITTERY SUPER-SIZE two-and-a-half-hour #DWTS tonight? Tune in for Tuesday's Season 24 Finale from 8:30-11 P.M. ET -- and chat about all the random confetti, ice chips, and Charo-scuro below.

So who's winning this thing: Rashad, David, or Normani??? 

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

'Dancing With the Stars': The FINALS Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Welcome back, DANCMSTRs, Gem Hunters, Sparklebarfers, and those who courageously identify as all three. It's somehow already the day before the Season 24 Finale -- and you know what that means: FREESTYLES. Plus, other dances! Tune in for Monday's Finals from 8-9 P.M. ET and chat about who's going to win below. 

Is David, Normani, or Rashad your Mirrorball Champion? Would you happy with any winner? 

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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P.S. Follow "DancingABC" on Snapchat if the thought of a real-time simulation of dipping your head into an arcade claw game full of mirrorballs holds any appeal. This is a tough sell. I do get it.

'DWTS': The Week 9 Sparklebarf Live Chat!

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It's somehow already the Season 24 Semifinals, and the infinite light and power of the COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY is beaming down hard on all four of our remaining couples. Who will fall just short of the Finals: Simone and Sasha, Rashad and Emma, David and Lindsay, or Normani and Val?

Chat about Week 9 below -- and for a closer look behind the scenes, follow my flutterbug adventures liiiiiiiiive right as they happen all day long on the DancingABC Snapchat! (Yesterday's camera blocking snaps have been archived here.)

XOXO x9, 
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS': The Week 8 Sparklebarf Live Chat!

It’s Trio Night, ladies and gents! Our five remaining couples will dance twice: first cozy and alone, then EXPLOSIVELY WITH LASERS. In most cases, anyway.

Chat about Week 8 with your fellow gem hunters below, and be sure to follow DancingABC to see my Snapchat Story! (I’ll also post it on Fringe Fairy’s Gem Hunters tomorrow if you still can’t stomach the mere idea of Snapchat, and I get it.) 

XOXOXO (a trio of ‘em),
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS': The Week 7 Sparklebarf Live Chat!

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Welcome, gem hunters, to Week 7! I'm thrilled to report that "A Night at the Movies" features a dazzling Annie-inspired opening number that has until now only existed as the ultimate movie in my brain: Our Pros spinning great big sparkly film wheels to the tune of "Let's Go To The Movies"!!!

Sadly, the song's promise of "only happy endings" won't come true, as there's a double elimination tonight, PLUS a staggering "Dance Off" for which each of the remaining seven couples had to learn THREE extra dances (and two variations -- "Couple A" or "Couple B" -- of each). Whew! 

LET'S CHAT! 

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS': The Week 6 Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Welcome to BOY BAND VS. GIRL GROUP Night, everyone! It's Week 6 and these people are soooo exhausted. Learning two dances (everybody), struggling against the mental red glow of constant jeopardy (Nick), and being forcibly trapped in a spinning cage for the paso noble (Nancy Kerrigan) can be extremely draining. But our sparklaliens are about to turn it on... because they have to!!! It's what being a boy bander in a ballroom is all about. 

Chat about Week 6's two-hour-long SQUAD GOALS VISION BOARD below! 

Cheers, 
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS': The Week 4 Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Welcome to the night of Most Memorable TEARS! Planet Mirrorballus has been quite the emotional vortex all weekend so rest assured it's all about to explode into a billion little shards of mirror come 8 p.m. ET. Tears for Mirrors? Seems like a fair exchange. No idea what any of this means. Speaking of which, get this: I'm running the SNAPCHAT account for DWTS now. 

So make sure your sparkly tissue boxes are standing by, settle in deep, and raise a glass to Season 24's Most Memorable Beer. I mean Year. And also download Snapchat. Whew! It's a lot. 

Cheers,
Fringe Fairy

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'DWTS': The Week 3 Sparklebarf Live Chat

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It's Vegas Night! Love is in the air, along with craps, inflatable pool swans, and a sheer toxicity that can only be described as tango-riffic. What's that mean? It doesn't matter. Always bet on black, gem hunters. And if that doesn't work: go with mirror. 

Let's chat Week 3 in the comments! Who do you think will go home tonight? 

BONUS SHOT OF QUEEN SHARNA AGAINST A WALL OF BEADS:

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I'll drink to that. 

Cheers,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': The Premiere's Sparklebarf Live Chat!

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Welcome back, Gem Hunters one and all, to the 24th mad dash for the coveted mirrorball trophy!

This is a special season for me as I've joined the production staff -- I'm on the #DWTS social media team and will be focusing on Facebook Live. During Sunday's camera blocking (a.k.a. heaven on earth, and you know I would not call Planet Mirrorballus "earth" lightly, it's just that the lack of costumes really changes things), I realized I am literally a fringe fairy, hanging out on the sidelines and geeking out over twinkling sunset backdrops and Gleb's sweaty abs. I'll be working directly with Tom, the judges, the cast and Our Pros to deliver blissfully unedited glimpses of what happens BEHIND THE SEQUINS. Here's what we just filmed tonight OMG OMG OMG. I'm the dark figure who ducks and runs out of the shot at 2:15 -- truly a hidden gem for the ages. 

they are talking to me right now. and you!

they are talking to me right now. and you!

I have no idea how this "journey" will go. It's both thrilling and terrifying. But that's the spirit of the show, right? Just jumping in and hoping you don't fall? At least I won't be wearing heels!

Unfortunately, this means no official press recaps from me this season. But rest assured that 1) our liiiiiiiiiiiive chat will still be here every week, 2) the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook Group will continue to be the best sparkly crowd-sourced feeding trough in all of Mirrorballus and beyond, and 3) I can only gain more perspective on the show by being closer to it. So in no way is this a goodbye. It's more like a silent gesture to peek behind the velvet curtain right by my side. Come on, let's go!

But enough about me, good god. Who's striking your fancy this season? How many X's are really needed to convey that something is expensive? And finally, forever, WHAT IS LOVE? Etc. Discuss.

Follow #DWTS on Facebook, and be sure to turn on notifications for when we go LIVE.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': FINALE Sparklebarf Live Chat!

Update: My recap of the Finale is LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

Previously: My recap of the Finals is live!

This is it, gem hunters. WHO will take home the COVETED MIRRORBALL TROPHY and go on a wild shopping spree at The Grove: Calvin & LindsayJames & Sharna, or Laurie & Val?

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive Season 23 FINALE below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday/Wednesday mornings for my full recap.
*Join the Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting forever!

Recaps: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': THE FINALS Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Finals recap is LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE!

Welcome, gem hunters, to Night 1 of Season 23's FINALE BLOWOUT! Let's clutch our collective pearls as Jana & Gleb, Calvin & Lindsay, James & Sharna, and Laurie & Val take a swing at what many consider the most important dance of all: THE FREESTYLE. 

Can Jana's lingering sob story edge out Calvin's effortless smile? Will James' freestyle be a guided journey through Queen Sharna's Jewel Tone Palace (one for every dance style)? How emo can Val go?! These answers and more, tonight at 8/7c. 

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive Season 23 Finals below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting forever!

Recaps: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9, Week 10.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 10's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Semifinals recap is liiiiiiiiiive! 

'Tis the season for sharing, gem hunters! Week 10 is all about the Trio Challenge in addition to the make-or-break solo round for our five remaining couples. Will Sharna regret aggravating her injury to rejoin the fight for the CMBT she so rightly deserves? Who is in the most danger tonight -- Jana, Terra, Calvin, Laurie, or James? And should Terra maybe consider teasing her hair a wee bit higher if she really wants the seemingly uninspired Artem to "join her squad"?

So many questions, so many bad pants, so little time.

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive Season 23 Semifinals below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Recaps: Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8, Week 9.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 9's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 9 recap is liiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome back, gem hunters! It's Week 9, and while we still don't know if Sharna will be dancing "full-on, full out" as Len would say, she sure is selling the "Y'all WISH you looked as good as me in racy lingerie that somehow counts as a costume" look to the nearly nekkid troupers. Good times!

Let's make it a SHOWSTOPPER discussion tonight, shall we?

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6, Week 7, Week 8.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 8's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: Week 8's recap is liiiiiiiiiiiive! 

Say it ain't so, gem hunters! Brutal news today, on the most horrifying Halloween in history: Dr. Strangesparkle has forbidden Queen Sharna from continuing on in the hopes of becoming America's Next Top Coveted Mirrorball Champion due to a flareup of a former knee reconstruction. (Owwwwwwww forever.) James Hinchcliffe will dance with royally appointed replacement Jenna Johnson tonight -- and possibly for the rest of the season -- as our queen heals up. 

I've got an extra sack of mini Twix nearby and a whole lotta feelings. LET'S DO THIS.

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6, and Week 7.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 7's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 7 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome back, gem hunters! Above we have "Team Future" (Jana/Gleb, Terra/Sasha, Laurie/Val, Marilu/Derek) looking like they've just been told the Celebriquarium Commissary has run out of pure-cut glitter bricks...forever. NOW what will they do for sustenance?! Someone get me a drink!

This brilliant survival story and more, coming up tonight on WEEK 7: Eras Night!

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5, and Week 6.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 6's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: The Week 6 recap is liiiiiiiiiiiiive!

Welcome back, gem hunters! I've got a giant fabric rose in my hair, a tray of nachos ready to broil at the magic hour of 5:20, and heat in my heart for LATIN NIGHT!

Will Sharna and James' rumba melt the floor? Does Ryan Lochte know how to pronounce "salsa"? How the heck does one dance an Argentine tango to the Eagles' "Hotel California"? These answers and more, after the break.

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4, and Week 5

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 5's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: Week 5's recap is liiiiiive! 

Welcome back, gem hunters! If you're not ready to sob, GET OUTTA HERE!

*Chat about Monday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive performance show below.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: full recaps for Week 1Week 2Week 3, and Week 4 -- plus the first-ever GEM CHAT!

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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'Dancing With the Stars': Week 4's Sparklebarf Live Chat

Update: My Week 4 recap is liiiiiiiiiiive! 

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Welcome back, gem hunters! Tonight's Cirque du Soleil theme night promises to be a triple-jointed explosion of aerial spins, errant limbs, flaming hoops, and Ryan Lochte's grimy pool water. Will Laurie's gymnastics background give her the ultimate advantage? Or has Vanilla Ice been hiding Olympic-level high-pressure balance capabilities THIS WHOLE TIME? 

We'll keep the chat going here for Tuesday's results show -- and FYI I will be trying out a Facebook Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive broadcast a few minutes before airtime. Will anyone care? Will my phone run out of RAM in the first 30 seconds? Is that a thing? Who knows? 

So here we go!
*Chat about Monday's and Tuesday's liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive shows here.
*Head to Yahoo! TV Tuesday morning for my full recap.
*Join the Fringe Fairy's Gem Hunters Facebook group to keep chatting all week!

Previously: my Season 23 premiere recapWeek 2 recap, and Week 3 recap.

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

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