Parade.com has a great interview up with Drew Lachey. Not only is he excited to be reuniting with boy band 98 Degrees, he’s looking forward to another round of Dancing With The Stars. Read below for what he thinks about the competition and what he plans to do differently. More at the link including his thoughts about the differences between performers versus athletes, reuniting with his former band, and his parenting advise for his brother.
On his competition.
“Well, there are six champions and a lot of runner-ups. I’m glad I’m able to come back and prove to myself and everybody else that yes, the dancing and the talent have improved every season but season two can still hang! It’s going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to it. I think it will be looser at first until week one. Until they go, ‘oh snap! They brought it. I better step up my game!’ Once that happens, the gloves will come off and people will be competitive. Until that happens it’ll be pretty jovial and fun. We’ll see.”
What he’s going to do differently.
“For the most part I left it out there. There are a couple things I would have done differently like different costumes, different choreography. But I don’t do anything halfway and this season isn’t any different.”I’ve seen the seasons go by and I know what to expect a little bit more. In season 2, we were stil figuring out what the show was. They had a little costume room and now they like have a sweat shop. It takes up a whole floor. The show has expanded, the cast has expanded. Everything’s gotten bigger and better and shinier with more rhinestones. There’s going to be a learning curve but I feel confident with the knowledge from doing the show.”
On having new moves.
“There are certain things I can do physically that we didn’t quite take advantage of [on season two]. Not necessarily tricks but I’m more athletic than we took advantage of. Obviously the choreography is stepped up a lot. There are more dances. At that time, my wife was about to have a baby so I was all over the place. So it will be good to just be able to be t here and focus on what I have to do.”
On having Dancing on his mind 24/7.
“It’s weird, I listen to music in general and I go, ‘wow, that would make a really good salsa, or a really good Cha Cha.’ And I’m like, ‘what is wrong with you! stop thinking in those terms!’ Music is a huge part of my life so every song that I listen to, to have that be one of the first things, you want to get it out of your brain.”
Can’t wait to see Drew dance again. Speaking of, if you haven’t read Courtney’s new DWTS 15 All-Stars: The Great “Previous Dance Experience” Debate – Drew Lachey Edition, be sure you do. She dissects Drew and whether he’ll be a force this season. You can see him in previous dances and currently dancing as well.