Here are a few more blogs to share! First up, Kym Johnson writes of she and Ingo at Life & Style. She writes of Prom Week last week and then gives us just a small glimpse for what they have planned for tonight.
Speaking of working hard, Ingo and I are planning to give it our all tonight. Last week, we got 21 points. We’re doing well, but it would be great to start raising our scores a bit. Overall, I think we’re on the right track. Tonight we are dancing the Viennese Waltz, which suits Ingo really well. I’m excited that we’ve switched up the pace. This is our first slow dance of the season.
The theme for tonight is “The Best Year of My Life.” For Ingo, he had to pick the best year of his life and we chose a song based around the story, so it’s going to be fun. We’re going to find out a little bit more about all of the celebrities this week, which will be good. I can’t wait to show you all what we have in store!
You can read more at Life & Style. Be sure to see a cute picture of them there too out at Mixology.
Val Chmerkovskiy penned a new blog as well at Today. He writes about the judges criticism for D.L. saying he understands both sides of it, but, still thinks “there is a thin line between constructive criticism and unnecessary belittling of somebody”. Below is a take about Zendaya and tonight’s dance….
I’m not worried about Zendaya. I think Zendaya is pretty hard on herself. She doesn’t need the judges’ confirmation or dissatisfaction to motivate her or tell her that she’s doing a good job or a bad job. Last week, there was a little slip-up. The judges’ feedback didn’t really matter because she knew what she did wrong and she was disappointed in herself and she knows what to fix. Besides that, I’m pretty tough on her as well! I don’t think there’s anybody that could say something that would be demoralizing for her because she’s got thick skin. It’ll be tough to bring her down when it comes to that.
This week’s theme is “most memorable year of your life.” Given that Zendaya is only 16 years old, it’s a bit interesting for us to find the best year of her life! Even though she’s had some pretty good years, I would hope — and I am certain — the best years of her life are ahead of her, not in the past.
The thing that we went with … was the year that she finally figured out that this is something she wants to do: She wants to be an artist. I believe it was 2009 when she went to her first Beyoncé concert. She said then and there she knew this is something she wants to do. On stage is where she wants to be.
We’re doing samba as the dance. It’s a very difficult dance to understand, to put in your body because it has a very different technique to it. It’s been pretty challenging for her to find that coordination in her body to be able to do it well. She’s a hard worker and I’m being patient with her. We’re moving step by step.
We choreographed a great routine together. There’s a lot of space in the choreography that allows her to be herself and to shine on an individual level. I want this performance to be a foreshadowing of what’s to come in her career, what’s to come when it comes down to her performing at the Grammys, at the Oscars. It’s no ordinary dance. She’s going to be showcased like the star that she is!
More at Today.