Val Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog for Today! He congratulates Derek Hough for his Emmy win. He also writes of he and Elizabeth’s new dance tonight. Though also check out how he plugs Maks as a guest judge. Interesting read and be sure to read more at the link. Let us know what you think? I have to admit, I wouldn’t mind seeing this happen as long as Maks was fair and as long as it was only a one time thing. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.
I just feel that it would be cool to have my brother there as well. I would love to see Maks as a guest judge somewhere along the season. I think in general, he would be a great judge on the show, period. But every time that thought came up, the righteousness in me always said, “You know that’s never going to happen! I’m still on the show and the whole $#&^% cast is going to complain!”
My brother said to me that that was definitely a conversation that was had, and that it was something he would be very, very interested in doing. If the right people sit down and come up with the right plan and a common language, I think it could work out incredibly for the show.
I wish that we could get my brother there eventually, but not as my brother, but as Maks, somebody who would be an incredibly professional judge, a very refreshing voice, and a pretty cool, pretty fresh perspective. But Julianne! Very excited!
I like our judges. I really have nothing against them. They do a great job, period! But it’s been seven years. I think just like we’re changing dancers and certain stuff around obviously, but they stuck around because they invested themselves over time. The point is that dances don’t change. And when dances don’t change, comments are inevitably going to repeat themselves because, c’mon, it’s the same dances for 16 seasons. You’re bound to have some repetition and some monotony.
So personally I feel like it would be refreshing to just hear what somebody else thinks about the samba! Not because I don’t respect the opinion that I’m hearing, but it’s just a different energy.
By the way, congratulations to Derek on his Emmy win. It was very inspiring to see that happen. First of all, it’s very, very well deserved and earned, but also it opened the window for all of us, everybody on “Dancing With the Stars,” to finally be looked at and recognized. Derek is obviously one of a kind, but he’s a representation of all of us, and we’re all very proud of him.
Monday is Hollywood Night on “Dancing With the Stars.” Elizabeth and I are doing the foxtrot. I’m looking forward to it because I feel Elizabeth will really gel with the genre. It’s something she’s more comfortable with — there’s a lot of acting. Even though we’re obviously going to turn it up a notch, it’s going to be focused around the traditional foxtrot. I’m excited!