Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy were guest on Good Day LA this morning. They talked about Dancing With The Stars last night, performing, beating the jitters, and more.
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DWTS19 Week 3 Interviews After The Dance, Some Dances Revealed For Week 4, Special SPOILERS Included
Wow, where do we begin after a night like last on Dancing With The Stars? First of all, and in case you missed it last night in Heidi’s discussion post, Court tells us from our source that Alfonso & Witney have a Jazz for Dancing With The Stars Week 4 and their song is “It’s Not Unusual” by Tom Jones. Too fun!!!
Now onto some new interviews and recaps with ABC7, Afterbuzz TV, and Access Hollywood (see below). Also, Glamour has some “behind the scenes” coverage and pictures. From these interviews and coverage, we learn that Derek & Bethany and Val & Janel have a Rumba next week. Peta & Tommy have a Jive and they are dancing to “Jail House Rock” (lol I can’t tell if they are joking or not about the song, but, so funny if true?). Alfonso and Witney have a Jazz (as said above). They are saving the “Carlton” for another time. Emma & Michael have a Quickstep. Note too how Karina mentions that her contract is up this season on Dancing With The Stars and it could be her last. *CRIES
ETA: Court just wrote on more intel. She added that Antonio and Cheryl have a Samba to “Love Would Never Do (Without You)” by Janet Jackson. I love that song.
ETA2: In a new Afterbuzz TV interview, Mark and Sadie reveal they have a Samba. More interviews added below….
Lots to take in before the show tonight and now here is Tony Dovolani and Betsey Johnson with a special message with Home And Family. You can also see some pictures and read more on their interview at this link. Thanks to @DWTSgossip for the heads up on the video!
Alfonso Ribeiro called Good4Utah today. He walks us through ‘show day’ on Dancing With The Stars. He also chats on his dance experience. He may have some rhythm, but, he says he has two left feet. Lots more below…
A couple of months ago, Michael Wien posted a teaser of Val Chmerkovskiy playing the violin for his new upcoming EP called “Road to Elysium”. Now the song is finished and you can take a listen below. This is so beautiful. I love when Val plays the violin. Stay tuned. The new EP will be released soon.
Jonathan Bennett says it’s been an intense week for him and Allison Holker getting ready to do a Tango. They have worked harder taking in all the judges notes for what they told them to work on last week. Here is more in a new vlog. Come on, Jonathan and Allison, you can do it!
Mix97.7 interviewed Dancing With The Stars Sharna Burgess today. They ask her some interesting questions about teaching, costuming, and how the show picks their celebrity. They also talk on Tavis Smiley and how devastated he was to be eliminated so soon. More at Mix97.7. Note how Sharna helped to choreograph Kevin Hart’s dance for the opening number tonight as well as a few other dances. Great interview!
Today, Sadie Robertson’s parents, Korie Howard Robertson and Willie Robertson, were interviewed by Access Hollywood and they are so proud of their daughter. LOL to how Willie kept an eye on Mark at first! Lots more below…
ETA: Sadie has written a new blog at USA Today. Be sure to read it at this link and see some fun new pictures too of her and Mark Ballas.
Janel Parrish has written a new blog for People. She writes of last week’s dance and tough love in rehearsals with Val. She also talks on her new dance. Here is more…
We’re doing jazz this week for Movie Night and we’re performing to West Side Story. I’m having so much fun picking out costumes. We have an amazing costume designer. They create everything from scratch and it’s just been a dream. I’m the biggest girly-girl. Any time I see something with sparkles on it, I’m so excited.
I’m really looking forward to this week’s performance. Jazz is really the only dance I have a tiny bit of experience in and I remember really loving it. It’s such a fun dance. And I love Broadway; it’s where I got my start. So this week is going to be a blast for me!
To read the full blog, see People.