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Can Corbin Bleu Win DWTS Final Round & The Viewers Vote To Take Home The Mirror Ball Trophy?

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Although there is no question that former One Life to Live and High School Musical star, Corbin Bleu has what it takes in the dance execution and the technique, and in his performances with dance partner Karina Smirnoff to win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy!

But does that equate for the viewers at home to vote Corbin in as the season 17 champ of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars tonight?  There are several pieces out from various outlets that take a look at tonight and tomorrow’s final round of competition and how Corbin stacks up against Glee fave, Amber Riley, country and western comic, Bill Engvall and probably the emotional choice for the Mirror Ball Trophy, Jack Osbourne, who was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

First up, Corbin wrote his final blog for Access Hollywood.com which was posted today in which he relates: “My legs feel like Jell-O and I hurt all over! But hard work pays off. We have a repeat dance where the judges pick which dance they feel we can perform even better now. They picked our quickstep. Len gave us an 8 last time because he felt it was a bit hectic so we worked this week at finding the moments in the routine to have light and shade, stillness then attack. And now that I have better control over my frame I feel like those moments are coming much easier to me.

We also have a Samba relay challenge where each of the four final couples transitions between each other to have their moment to dance. And last, but certainly not least, is the freestyle dance. This is the most important dance of the entire season. It’s the last time we get to showcase ourselves to you. It’s also to show the culmination of our growth throughout this process.

Karina and I are dancing to one of my favorite songs by my absolute favorite artist, Michael Jackson. To prepare for the number, “DWTS” flew us out to Las Vegas to work with MJ’s choreographer Travis Payne and the performers in Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson ONE.” I actually worked with Travis back when he choreographed my tour for my album “Speed of Light.” It was awesome working with him again and seeing the show gave us so much inspiration. I highly recommend it!  In our number, we are incorporating some of MJ’s signature moves as well as ballroom and Cirque! There is a lot going on in our number so we are working around the clock to be sure it’s sharp and in sync. One wrong move can be potentially dangerous for both of us. There’s high risk, but hopefully high results.”

The website Hypable has a look at all the contestants strengths and weaknesses heading into the final round beginning tonight at 8PMEST/PST on ABC.  And after analyizing his chances here is what they came up with:  Biggest advantages: “Corbin is the only classically attractive guy left in the competition (Carrie Ann referred to his body as a “wonderland”). He will get a lot of women voting for him. And if comparing his fanbase with Amber’s, HSM was seen by many more people than Glee (though it’s unclear how much overlap there is between those two fanbases and DwtS viewers). Corbin is also undisputedly the best dancer left, though whether that’s an advantage or disadvantage is debatable.”

Notable precedents: “Obviously HSM co-star Monqiue Coleman in Season 4, who got eliminated in the semifinals. Other fellow Disney stars to make the finals are Zendaya (runner up last season), Chelsea Kane (third place in Season 12), and Kyle Massey (runner up in Season 11). No Disney Channel star has won yet.”  Odds of winning: “Not too high because he doesn’t have the audience’s sympathy. But if Karina choreographs routines that are stunning enough, he might still pull through. I give him a 20% chance at victory, but expect him to land in second place.”

So, what do you think? Are you Team Corbin tonight and all in for one of the stars of the reboot of One Life to Live?  Do you think Corbin and Karina can sway enough viewers votes?  Or, are you placing your bet on Amber Riley, Bill Engvall, or Jack Osbourne? Let us know!

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Corbin was great tonight! Hope he wins.

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yea they can

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Team Corbin ALL THE WAY!!!!

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Team Corbin ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!

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I wasn’t wowed by any of the freestyles, but based on past performances, would like to see Corbin win. Amber in second, Jack third.

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It’s called ”Dancing With The Stars” and it is rare there are any true ”stars”..
The fat lady won, and I have idea who she is…
If she were a ”star” I would know who she is ..

ie(back when Sarah Palin’s daughter was nowhere near being a star nor was Ozzy’s daughter or Char’s son, and the ‘non-star’ list goes on..

that show is not what it is billed to be and it sucks lol ..

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Amber is from TVs glee…i was hoping Corbin would win…show did suck…glad i won $100 on my lottery ticket this morning…made me no longer care who wins on that dancing show…lol

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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REPORT: Clayton Echard Cast as the Next ‘Bachelor’ for its Upcoming 26th Season

After all the turmoil of the previous ‘Bachelor’ seasons, it looks like the ABC reality-dating competition may have found their man.

Multiple sources are reporting that Clayton Echard, who no one has seen yet, and who appears as a suitor in Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette, has actually been given the nod to be the lead in the new upcoming 26th season of the series.

On Wednesday, leaked photos appeared online of Echard with a camera crew by E! News  questioning if he would be the new “Bachelor.”

Variety is saying that their sources are saying Echard is ABC’s choice for the lead, but that no official announcement will be forthcoming especially since Young’s season of The Bachelorette which bows October 19th had not even begun.

What we can glean on Echard from his Instagram page is that he is 28-years-old and from Missouri and played college football at U of Missouri and was signed as pro to play with tight end with the Seattle Seahawks, but he is now an orthopaedic saleman.

So, will you be watching the new season of The Bachelor when it comes around most likely in January 2022? Comment below.

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