More in the endless series of interviews, etc. from Week 2! TV Guide Online is up first:
Okay, this is super cool – but then, I’m a total geek. How they did the Season 2 Promo:
Extra Behind the Scenes:
AOL – ‘Dancing’ Backstage Report. Excerpt:
Dmitry, did having a high score make going into the elimination show easier?
Dmitry: Oh, yes! It does put more pressure on you for [next week].
Mya, how did it feel to do the encore dance on the results show?
Mya: It felt great. I didn’t go out [Monday night] because I found out I was doing the encore dance. Any night I do a great job I want to celebrate.
Mya and Dmitry, how did it feel to get a score of 27?
Mya: It feels great. I thought we did a wonderful job. I didn’t think we messed up anywhere. I’m going to keep practicing every day. It feels great to have gotten the first “9” of the season.
Dmitry: We’re tied with Karina and Aaron, so that’s amazing to be one of two couples [at the top].
Oy veh. It would be a good idea to stop talking.
Mark and Melissa, it didn’t make sense that they said we were the most improved and then got the same score as you did the first week.
Melissa: Mark has the biggest fans in the ballroom. They [saved] us.
Mark: I don’t care what they give me. I care what they give [Melissa].
Melissa: He’s my night in sparkling armor.
Mark: Polka dot armor.
Do you feel the judges compliments matched the score they gave you?
Melissa: They contradicted themselves. They all said “most improved,” but then they gave us the same score [we got last week.]
Mark: I was happy with Carrie Ann. It was nice to see her being encouraging. Her score was fair.
LOL – Love Debi.
Debi, how’s your neck feeling?
Debi: Much, much better. It was a torn muscle …
Maks: Not true. Her neck is the same. The thing that changed was thinking that she was going to find — God forbid — a cancerous lump. The doctor told her it’s a “severe muscle tear with blood in it,” blah, blah, blah. She asked, “Is it cancerous?” He said, “No.” She said, “OK, I don’t have time for this. I have to go back to rehearsal.”
Debi: It will heal.
Debi, why did you hit Maks?
Debi: He asked me to.
Maks: What people don’t know is that it was a training exercise.
A large part of me hopes Derek is not kidding – there isn’t enough excitement this season.
Derek and Joanna, how’d you feel waiting to hear your name be called safe?
Joanna: Relieved, relieved, relieved!
Derek: We were first last week. The scores were so close. Even I was nervous!
Joanna: [Derek] was like, “Whatever happens, happens.” But I was like, “I want to stay!”
Derek, the show needs a scandal this season …
Derek: (Joking) Sure … I’m working on one right now.