If you head to Today, you can read a new blog by Val Chmerkovksiy. A majority of his blog is written about Maks. Maks should have won with Mel B? Really? Look for more from Heidi after you read the take below…
I’m very happy that my brother Maks is back this season. It’s awesome. He’s having a lot of fun, and I’m glad that people are seeing that side of him. Everyone has an opinion on Maks! But he’s a product of the process. He’s a very positive, loving and loyal person.
In my opinion, he should have won the mirror ball trophy with Mel B in season 5. Maybe that would have changed everything? Now, it’s like there’s this huge boulder on his shoulder. He’s done the show for 15 seasons and has never won. I’m not saying he deserved it every season, but I think that once you’ve won you’ve — in a sense — proved yourself.
It’s easy to judge someone but you don’t know what they’ve gone through until you’ve put yourself in their shoes. I got to do that with Maks over the last few seasons. I think I have a little bit more composure in my reactions to certain things. But Maks and I are different people. I don’t want him to change. I want him to be just as honest and passionate about what he believes in as he’s always been. He’s been that way for as long as I remember.
It was very exciting the last few seasons to watch Maks venture into other things. But having him back on the show this year is amazing. It’s a privilege for me to spend time with him doing something as incredible as this. We’re very close. He came running into my bedroom after the earthquake hit on Monday morning and said, “Did you feel that?”
More at Today including Vals’s thoughts on he and Danica’s new dance.
Heidi: It’s like Val has actually learned something!! He talks about other people’s scores, but he doesn’t mention any names. It’s a miracle!! :-) Seriously, the one thing he hasn’t learned in all his time (and Maks’ time) on the show is that the scores aren’t relative to other dancers. They never have been. How often has a great dancer gotten the same score as a Kirstie Alley, for example. Or a Bristol Palin. Somehow, when they’re the ones dancing with Kirstie, they don’t have any complaints. Shocking. :-) As for Mel B? Maybe she should have won. But Shawn should have won Season 15. Sometimes, shit happens. :-)