Corbin Bleu writes on last week’s dance on Dancing With The Stars and how emotional it was for him in a new blog at people.com. He also writes about he and Karina Smirnoff’s new dance tonight. That’s not all! He also explains the “Switch-up” dance and how it will take place tonight. Read on…
This week we’ve got the Viennese waltz. We’re doing it to something very epic and I’m just super stoked about it. We’re going to be in costume and we’re telling the story of characters from a popular TV show. It’s my favorite show.
It’s been pretty difficult this week because I’ve had so many outside things going on. I did the Ellen show, I’ve had a photo shoot, I did KTLA and I launched my Indiegogo campaign for the movie The Day I Died. It’s the story of a young boy who was brutally bullied in high school due to his sexuality. It’s a very touching story and it’s very raw. I’m very passionate about it.
On top of all that, we’ve also been practicing for this thing on tonight’s show called the switch-up challenge. For the challenge, four couples are brought on the stage and they play music that we don’t know is going to be played, and you just have to dance to it. They start tapping people out and they bring out the other four couples. So we have to prep for this challenge that we can’t really prep for.
Again, I don’t know what to think of this new Switch-Up Challenge Dance (I like Heidi’s title better for it. lol)? I feel sorry for the couples having to do it.
To read Corbin’s full blog, visit People.com.
ETA: Karina has also written a new blog at People.com. Below is a take on their new dance and how “in sync” they are….
I’m so stoked for tonight’s dance. We’re doing a Viennese waltz to the theme song from a hit HBO show. The whole package is pretty much one of the top two characters of that show and their love story. It’s an incredible dance. The characters start out hating each other and then they fall in love.
It’s pretty incredible how in sync Corbin and I are. We finish each other’s sentences. Even our stomachs growl in sync. I have an amazing connection with him.
If interested in reading a second blog by Corbin, visit Access Hollywood. Below he writes more on their new dance….
Raise your flags high and point your swords to the sky, it’s time for a “Game of Thrones” themed dance! It’s my favorite show on television!
Earlier this year I caught the “Thrones” bug and went on a TV binge to get all caught up. My girlfriend and I are obsessed with the show and last week, when we were just talking about how we can’t wait for the next season to start, the theme song got stuck in my head.I went to Karina and asked her if there was a ballroom dance that would fit the music. After telling me it was a Viennese Waltz we pitched the song and started our journey to bringing the Iron Throne to the “DWTS” stage.
The challenge was finding a way to marry the medieval and often barbaric adventure of “Thrones” with the elegant and romantic waltz. The result is pretty unconventional, but I believe it has turned out to be one hell of a dance.
First, we had to figure out which of the many story lines from the show we wanted to tell. We went with one of my favorite and most dynamic plotlines, the tale of Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen and Kahl Drogo!