Today interviewed Tony Dovolani, Peta Murgatroyd, James Maslow, and Derek Hough on the Switch Up dance. Below is take from the link. Let’s just say …they are happy they get to go back to their original partners next week and yet embrace something new at the same time. Here is more…
Murgatroyd explained that she was “grateful” to have partner James Maslow by her side, and wasn’t looking forward to the possibility of losing him. It seems the “Dancing” powers that be listened to her and her fellow hoofers.
“It was the general consensus,” Murgatroyd said. “Nobody (wanted the twist), especially if it was going to be for more than one week.”
According to her partner, “nobody” included the fans.
“It’s more than just us,” Maslow said. “I also think the show looked at fan reaction that were saying, ‘This (switch-up) isn’t cool.’ I don’t think fans want to see this kind of drama. They want to see (original) couples struggling and succeeding together.”
According to pro Tony Dovolani, who’s dancing alongside “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, the producers soon saw the error in their original plans.
“Producers are realizing this isn’t the greatest idea, and they’re bringing us back with our original partners (after this),” Dovolani said.
But, as it turns out, there’s one professional dancer who welcomes the twist — no matter how it plays out. That’s five-time winner Derek Hough, who suggested the idea in seasons past.
“Producers have done a really great job of making this feel like a new show,” Hough told us. “I’m really proud to be a part of it. The switch-up will bring a new dynamic where we don’t know what’s going to happen.”
More at Today.
Nene talked on the Switch up, the competition, and more with Ellen. Check out what she does when Ellen tries to guess her switch up partner. lol
Also, People interviewed Julianne Hough about judging Dancing With The Stars tonight. She’s excited to be back in the ballroom. More at the link including her thoughts on Mark Ballas and how she didn’t mean to sound so harsh on he and Christina Milian last season.
I’m very excited. It’s my home away from home,” says the former Dancing pro-turned- actress about TV’s most popular ballroom.
“This season everybody is so great. We’re in the fourth week and everybody is really intriguing,” Hough says, admitting that serving as a judge can sometimes be just as nerve-wracking as competing on the show.
“You go in trying to give constructive criticism, but when the nerves get to you, you sometimes put your foot in your mouth, which I have done in the past. So this is my do-over,” says the two-time DWTS champ – whose stint as a judge last season hit a notable snag.