Val Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog at Today. He writes of how he didn’t think it was necessary to announce that a woman had received the lowest number of votes and could be going home at the top of the show Monday night since it upset him and his partner Elizabeth Berkley. He also writes of why he carried her off the stage at the end of the show. More below including how their new dance is coming along so far….
After we were called safe, I carried Elizabeth off stage because she was nervous and crying. She doesn’t want this to end. She still felt a little shook up. I reminded her how excited she was to be on the show when it began two months ago. I told her not to get involved in the drama. Just enjoy – genuinely enjoy – and appreciate being here. I pointed to her husband in the audience and said worry about him and your baby at home. This is supposed to be fun. That helped put it all in perspective.
We’re doing the cha-cha next week. I haven’t had time to fully conceptualize the production. We had such a huge production in our last dance on Monday that next I want to just showcase a great dance, a great song and our strengths, which are Elizabeth and our chemistry. It’ll be impressive because of the dancing, rather than the production.
We have Tuesdays off since there’s no longer a results show, but having that extra day can be a double-edged sword. It gives you more time to overthink what you’re doing. Now, Tuesdays are mostly about setting up the conversation about what we’ll be doing. We do a lot of interviews and we consult with production and wardrobe.
To read the full blog, visit Today.