'DWTS' Season 25 Finale: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

Three Finalists left! Just ONE Mirrorball Champion will be crowned tonight. Will it be Frankie Muniz, proud owner of "the shimmeriest jazz hands ever"? Jordan "Lindsay Has Made Me A Better Artist" Fisher? Or funky-fresh fiddler Lindsey Stirling? Their fate and a whole lot of sparkly mistletoe hangs in the balance at 9/8c. Pray for me as I try not to sweat to death/get trampled by gawkers at The Grove. 

And (sniff!) thank you for being here. HAPPY HOLIDAYS to gem hunters one and all.

"Challah!" 
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS' Semifinals: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

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THE LADY IN PINK...IS DANCING WITH NO ONE

Happy Semifinals Night from me three years ago (pictured, lovin' it) and me today (invisible)! Be sure to watch tonight's #DWTS with confetti flying in your face and an ear-to-ear grin as our Final 5 couples recreate ICONIC DANCES from the past. They'll also dance a second round spotlighting just who these celebrities really are. Chills! Prepare for a lot of angst, mattress play, darkness-into-the-light transformations, and a kilt.

Who will move on to next week's Finals? Can you believe it's the middle of November? Discuss...

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS' Halloween Night: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

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The chandeliers, smoke machines, and stoic-yet-dramatic facial expressions are all on overdrive Monday, as it's officially HALLOWEEN NIGHT (one day early) on Dancing With the Stars! Behold in horrified fascination as our eight remaining couples must dance a solo routine AND a Team Dance on Week 7. Will the Monster Maze swallow up your favorites? Have the Phantoms of the Ballroom been inside your mind this whole time?!

Discuss! 

'DWTS' Movie Night: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

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Welcome to Dancing With the Stars: A Night at the Movies! Whether you're a young screenwriter type looking for that first big break... or a seasoned bigwig brother type with slightly fuller hair -- let's face it: you belong here in Hollywood. Or D-W-T-S-V-I-L-L-E, as the case may be. 

Extra, extra -- read all about Week 6 in the liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive chat below!

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS' Disney Night: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

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Greetings, gem hunters and Hidden Mickeys! It's time to forget about your worries and your strife and waltz right into a more-magical-than-ever Planet Mirrorballus for DISNEY NIGHT on #DWTS. Some of the characters even stopped by during Sunday's camera blocking to thoroughly school Lindsey and Mark on how to play music. They had to just stand there and smile and take it! 

Let's chat Disney Night! 

'DWTS' Guilty Pleasures Night: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

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It's Week 3 -- time to roast the Season 25 Dancing With the Stars celebs for their most eyebrow-raising preferences... that we all know really aren't that bad/in truth make the world go round! We've got romance novels, baking, pajamas, forensic studies, so. Normal stuff, really. Beautiful gems. For the record, my top 3 shame-free pleasures in the above pic are Artem's knee hug, Val's face, and Alan. 

Discuss #DWTS Guilty Pleasures Night below, and PLEASE ENJOY THE LOVE ACTUALLY-INSPIRED JAZZERCISE ROUTINE OMG OMG OMG!

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

'DWTS' Ballroom Night: The Sparklebarf Live Chat

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If you're looking for TUESDAY'S Latin Night live chat, it's over here!

EVERY night is "ballroom night" on DWTS, of course. But Monday's show is so traditional, so in hold, and so ultra-feathered that DANCMSTR Len Goodman is sure to be in a posture-perfect dance reverie the whole time! It's good to keep Len happy, you know. 'Til Tuesday.

Discuss Ballroom Night here, and come back for Latin Night tomorrow!

XOXO, 
Fringe Fairy

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

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Yay! Welcome back DANCMSTRs, gem hunters, sparklebarfers, hybrids, etc. Whatever you are, it's okay. We love you. 

Season 25 is FINALLY here and the dancers are about to break free from their little cubbyholes (totally the opposite of "open concept" -- Property Brother Drew would be horrified) and bound out onto the floor. Which pair of sparklaliens will dazzle you the hardest???

Chat about your faves in tonight's premiere HERE!

XOXO,
Fringe Fairy

'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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"DancingABC" on Snapchat

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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