Dancing With The Stars Emma Slater has reviewed the Switch Up dances at Hollywood Life. As always, she gives fun insight. Below she answers some questions from fans on how music is chosen and showmances.
Before I get going, get asked a lot of questions about DWTS, one of them if how is the music chosen for each couple? At the start of the season, you and your partner sit down in the green room with a producer and discuss music you both like and what dance each track would be. You can get a good feel for what your celebrity likes (Michael Waltrip for instance liked every country song ever whereas my latest partner Hayes Grier was into Underground Rap!) The producers have the final say on what track you dance to each week.
Another question I get asked regularly (Actually I got asked about it just a few days ago) is about “showmances.” I have to laugh! Yes I guess this show could definitely be a recipe for romance. I have seen it happen! Imagine you step out of your normal life, commit yourself to one person and create an exclusive team with them where you then compete against other teams. And beyond that, the normal rate of getting to know someone doesn’t apply to DWTS because a second after you first meet, you’re nose to nose and all up in each other’s business, grabbing body parts and getting sweaty! I mean, it’s gunna happen! I really do think that the sense of competition and partnership is so intense, it just heightens the importance of everything you feel and can alter your emotions dramatically.
Plus you literally spend the entire 14 weeks with them! The best success story proving this has to be the sweetest lovebirds ever, Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson. I totally called it! Before the cast announcements that season, we were all on the little shuttle bus going to the CBS studios. Val Chmerkovskiy and I sat behind these two and we totally called it straightaway. Blooming obvious! So Kym will be another beautiful bride of DWTS. I’m so pleased for them.
Ditto, Emma! Lots more at Hollywood Life.