Nick Carter tells Pop Crush he and Sharna will definitely be dancing to a Backstreet Boy song on Dancing With The Stars. He also talks with them about his insecurities while performing, the competition, his new single, and lots more.
What’s your biggest insecurity while performing?
Probably the way I look. You know, how I’m perceived. I don’t know how I look or if I’m executing the moves properly. My biggest insecurity is ‘What do I actually look like as a dancer? Can I represent my group properly? Can I represent myself properly?’ This insecurity inside of me that I haven’t been the greatest dancer really stems from insecurities I developed as a little kid.
What has working with Sharna Burgess been like?
Sharna’s fantastic. She is an amazing person and she’s a great teacher. She doesn’t let up on me at all, which sometimes can get me frustrated because we all don’t like to be pushed because it’s painful. It can sometimes be brutal, but she does that. She doesn’t care what I’ve done in the past. We both have the same mentality that in order to be the best, you have to push. She’s a great teacher, a great partner and I can’t say enough about her. She’s amazing.
Who do you think your biggest competition is at this point?
I don’t really think of any one person as competition because I really think there are so many people who are good. I don’t say to myself ‘this is who I’m competing against’, because then it becomes less about what we’re doing and more about other people. I can only control what I can do. I can’t control the outcome. There are so many obstacles and all I can concentrate on is trying to be the best that I can be. We are our biggest competition.
Do you think you’ll perform one of the Backstreet Boys songs on DWTS?
Absolutely. I am very proud of being a Backstreet Boy.
How has performing with the Backstreet Boys prepared you for the physical demands of DWTS?
We work really hard and have for so many years. I’ve definitely felt some crunch time situations, some pressure where I had to just basically get up there without a lot of time to rehearse. The show must go on no matter what happens and I have had that experience. I’ve been able to apply that to the competition.
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