Just in time before showtime, Maks has penned a new blog for TV Guide. In his new writing he talks of Kirtie’s shoe last week and the reason why it fell off. She’s lost two sizes now. But, Kirstie is wanting to dance a clean dance tonight and get “satisfaction” for working so hard. He mentions the “haters” too. I don’t see how anyone could say the mishaps were planned on purpose. That is not Maks or Kirstie’s way. For anyone knowing a Capricorn (which Kirstie and Maks are), knows the hard work ethic and perfectionists they are. This and much more below and at the link. He mentions his new jewerly line too. I can’t wait for that. :)
Kirstie handled it all great, but neither of us want there to be anything to “handle” anymore. She’s funny and smart and witty, but she didn’t enter this competition as a comedian. She came here to win and I want to give it to her. People see us laughing and stuff, but we’re putting in the work day in and day out, and I just want Kirstie to get validated. She needs credit for the way she puts in work. The judges have been generous and the viewers have been kind, but I want her to be satisfied. The last two weeks, she can’t get the satisfaction out of her performance. You get close, but not all the way. I want this week to be trouble-free.
I love the fans. I love people’s opinions. Whether they believe it or not, I am aware of the comments. We’re here to entertain and we won’t know what people want if we don’t pay attention. At the same time, hearing what people are saying, it’s just fuel for hate. It’s hilarious. But the ratio is great. For 100 positive comments, there’s one, “Oh they’re doing this on purpose.” I’m like, “Wow.” People know me as very blunt. I’m too honest to choreograph a lie. Kirstie would never let me and I would never let myself do it. But it’s funny because we were sitting, like, “This probably would be a genius idea if we were purposely throwing it!” But we’re not. She’s taking it well, but she’s pissed. She hates the fact that everyone is like, “Aw, you fell.”
You can say the mishaps can be extra motivation, but it’s not like we weren’t motivated before. We’re hungry. We’ve been motivated since Day 1. We’re not adding or subtracting any motivation. It’s just about going out there and doing our best and we haven’t been able to do that the past two weeks. The way I look at is: This could be her one opportunity in life to do a rumba, and we fell. This could be her ne opportunity to do a waltz and my one opportunity in my life to do a waltz to Leo Delibes, and her shoe comes off. They were both unfortunate flukes, but can we please just have one week where we can dance straight out? If something happens on Monday, we will lock ourselves in a closet and won’t come out for a year.
We have the foxtrot. Kirstie is doing well. Every dance has its own challenges and it’s also all-American week. We have a song that’s weird for the foxtrot. I need to satisfy Len and his foxtrot-ness, and Bruno and Carrie Ann with the performance and showcase what Kirstie’s all about. It’s going to be powerful. It’s not your Fred and Ginger foxtrot. I have no idea what my costume is going to look like for this theme, but I’m afraid to find out!