Check out this new “behind the scenes” album teaser from Mark Ballas and see if you like what you hear? I’m really liking it. From Billboard.com today and here’s to Mark’s new music….
He adds, “I think it gives you a really clear taste of what’s to come.” And there is almost certainly more to come. “All of this work will lead to my first full studio production album,” explains Ballas, “where I get to show my true style and musical direction.”
Ahead of his forthcoming album release, Ballas has been working with the likes of producers from Timbaland’s camp including Wizz Dumb and Jim Beanz, plus the Stereotypes. And he’s been doing co-writes with Jozzy, BC Jean and Clarence Coffee, Jr.
Ballas has been working away at his debut for several years. Though his people haven’t announced a release date yet, what they are saying is to expect an album with touches of jazz and blues, merged with rock, funk and flamenco and international pop, and highlighted by big urban beats.
And so we say good-bye to Sean Lowe on Dancing With The Stars. He’s down, but (like on the show last night), Sean says he was just a guy from Dallas and couldn’t dance. Peta points out though that he’s a better dancer than before. No matter what, Sean feels a sense of accomplishment for the hard work he put in. Sean also talks of his wedding and the next chapter in his life. More below with On The Red Carpet, Access Hollywood, and PopTVDotCom. They were also interviewed by GMA this morning. Watch here as it should be posted shortly.
So, let’s go straight to the On The Red Carpet interviews to see the couples reactions to last night’s elimination and see what they have to say about next week’s dances. First, who needs a repeat of this phenomenal and unforgettable moment on Dancing With The Stars last night? Please, nominate this dance for an EMMY PTB!! While watching this last night, all I could think about was Michael Jackson and how he was trying to defy gravity before he died in his “This Is It” tour. I think he would have been so “awwwed” and proud of this dance….
Ok, with that said, let’s see what George could find out for us for next week. Note first that Jacoby and Karina must have skipped the after show interviews. Maybe they went straight to rehearsals instead?
First up, Derek and Kellie talk of having the Flamenco. Derek hasn’t heard the music yet, but, it will be about “keeping the devil down”. Their other dance is the Argentine Tango! Next week, is all about being intense. George also asks Derek about having 4 couples in the finale. Derek isn’t sure how he feels, but, more routines means more entertainment, so it will be ok. Kellie also talks a little of her new single coming out.
George is having a hard time reading Val and his feelings about having the Hip Hop next week. Val has a lot of research to do. The Quickstep is their other dance. Val is going to try and relax and enjoy the ride for whatever happens. When asked about having 4 couples in the finals, Val is tongue tied, but, mentions how more people would get paid. He hopes just to move and inspire the audience no matter who and how many are in the finals.
Aly and Mark are excited about having the Afro Jazz next week. Mark says it will be very tribal and punk (Mark, a bit of advise… don’t go with any “monkey” moves or monkey costumes). They are also happy with the idea of having 4 couples in the finals. They don’t admit to having a Rumba, but, it’s mentioned at the end. So, I think they do? Read more..