Oh yes! I think so! 😀
Nick Carter talked with US Weekly about joining Dancing With The Stars Season 21. He’s excited. And guess who talked him into it….Joey Fatone!!
And the person who talked the Backstreet Boys singer into signing on the dotted line? None other than former boy band rival-turned-friend, Joey Fatone, who participated in Seasons 4 and 15.
“He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, ‘It’s a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it’ll teach you a lot of stuff,'” Carter says of his ‘N Sync pal’s advice. “He said, ‘You’ll get what you put into it.’ And I’m a hard worker, so I think it’ll be fun.”
Another reason he wanted to do the show? Sibling rivalry. Carter’s little brother, singer Aaron Carter, finished in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff during Season 9 of the ABC hit.
“My brother was on it; he did great; and he’s a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout that experience,” the elder Carter brother reveals. “And there’s a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there’s a little something inside of me that says, ‘Okay, I’m going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than what he did!'”
Interestingly, although Nick has danced with his BSB bandmates for more than two decades, he’s a little shy about his dancing skills. “I never considered myself a great dancer. Even though funny enough I’ve danced my entire life, I might have had a little insecurity on that end. But I felt this time around I had some time and I think it’ll be a cool experience. I think they can teach me some stuff.”
He adds, “I hope maybe I can become a better dancer! It’ll be a great experience to learn how to ballroom dance.”
Nick also hopes his quest for the Mirrorball Trophy will do wonders for his fitness. “I have a tendency to get overweight pretty damn fast,” he confesses with a laugh, “so dancing has always kept me slim.”
Gonna preface this with my usual “take this with a grain of salt” warning, as it seems like this might be reeeealllly early for the pros to be meeting their partners – but as it is a slow news day and I did find this rather curious, I will go ahead and share. Special thanks to CM for the heads up on this.
Looks like Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys just started following Sharna out of the blue – maybe he just met her at a party in L.A., maybe he just thought she looked like a cool person to follow, who knows…but the timing is interesting.
Also interesting? This Instagram post from Sharna yesterday, without any sort of context:
Maybe Sharna was just having a good day, maybe she had just gotten word that she was going to be a pro again this season…who knows. But just seemed rather coincidental that both of the above events would happen on the same day.
I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch for Nick to do the show – he’s from the only major boy band that DWTS has yet to cast from, plus his brother Aaron did the show back in 2009. And from the looks of the Backstreet Boys’ schedule, he’s free and clear until May of 2016. I think he’d be fun to watch, and if Sharna is, indeed, his partner – I think they’d be a good match.
ETA: Apparently this screen shot is making the rounds among the Nick Carter fans – some guy named John is claiming on Instagram that Nick’s wife, Lauren, confirmed the other day on the set of his movie that he IS doing DWTS this season. Take it with a big grain of salt, as it’s basically some random guy claiming he heard something (and his IG account is conveniently private) without anyone being able to verify it. But who knows – maybe we’re not as crazy here at Pure as some seem to think we are 😉
Happy Sunday PureEttes!? THREE more days and counting. “Time goes by …so slowly” as we await for the new Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement, I swear. But, here is a little teaser from E News today talking of the “epic slimdowns” on Dancing With The Stars. They wrap it up with a note on the Dancing With The Stars Cast Announcement.
Also, check out the Daily Mail if interested. Brooke Burke Charvet was seen at a Malibu Chili Cook Off with her husband and kids. They look adorable as always.
Lastly, don’t miss watching ABC tonight if interested in seeing judge Carrie Anne Inaba. She along with Ryan Seacrest, Paula Abdul, Backstreet Boys, Matthew Morrison are among the celebrities scheduled to appear on this year’s Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. This is the event’s first time airing on the network. It airs at 9:00pm ET, but, check your local listings just to be sure.
Awww, I love when rumor and wannabe season starts and how about this one from Contact Music via Perez Hilton about Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean (pictured above to the right in the white tank) wanting to dance? I have always loved the Backstreet Boys. I hope this happens.
And he isn’t the only member of the grown-up boyband with his sights set on reality Tv – A.J. MCLean is desperate to show off his dancefloor skills on U.S. show Dancing With the Stars.
Bandmate Howie Dorough explains, “The same year that Nick’s brother (Aaron Carter) did it (Dancing With the Stars) I was approached about doing it, but obviously couldn’t do it because of the fact we were embarking on a new record and touring.
“I know A.J. has always said he’s wanted to do it, for sure. He has almost begged to be on the show.”
Picture courtesy of Zimbio Pictures where you can see more.
By the way and just a note not to send us every wannabe who wants to dance. Heidi, Court, and I are very on top of this already weeding out the serious from the unserious. Also, for those new to the site, please don’t plug or spam them in comments either or they will be deleted.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting more details on the entertainment for next week from our previous posting. They list the songs to be performed by the guest performers and a special treat for Derek Hough fans after Monday night’s show. Not only that, celebrities, judges, and some “dancing” alumni are returning. The “Macy’s Stars of Dance” are also paying tribute to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal wedding. More below. Exciting week coming up!! Who is going to be there? 😀
1. The dance contest will feature Hanson singing “MmmBop” during Monday’s performance show at 8 p.m. The theme is “Guilty Pleasures Night,” and the seven couples will perform a Latin or ballroom style to what the network calls “a musical guilty pleasure.” Translation: a song nobody wants to admit liking.
2. Derek Hough, who isn’t on this year’s show, puts in a guest appearance on “Better With You.” It airs at 9:30 p.m. Monday right after “Dancing.” Hough plays a dance instructor. Larry King also has a cameo.
3. ABC will offer a live “Dancing With the Stars” special at 8 p.m. Tuesday. It’s called “The Road to the Finals” and will feature the celebrities, judges and ”Dancing” alumni sounding off. Hanson will perform “Give a Little.” Also performing will be the cast of “Rock of Ages,” which features Constantine Maroulis of “American Idol” and Rebecca Faulkenberry.
4. The “Dancing” results show will follow at 9 p.m. Tuesday on WFTV-Channel 9. New Kids On the Block/Backstreet Boys will perform “Don’t Turn Out the Lights.” Pia Toscano of “American Idol” will sing “I’ll Stand by You” as pros Mark Ballas and Karina Smirnoff dance. The Macy’s Stars of Dance segment will celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Thanks for Heidi for sending me more details on the entertainment to post. Speaking of, be sure to check into Pure Derek Hough because Heidi has some great things up from when Derek visited Texas this past week. She’s got even more goodies on the “Better With You” appearance as well. Don’t miss it!!
Pure DWTS 12 – Hanson, The Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, and Pia Toscano To Perform On Dancing With The Stars
The excitement begins for next week already! It’s a “Guilty Pleasures” theme and on tap to perform are The Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, and Pia Toscano. Details below from The Examiner.
There will be some serious talent on the dancing stage next week when New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) and Backstreet Boys (BSB) come to Dancing with the Stars to perform. The hosts of Dancing with the Stars took a moment at the end of Tuesday’s show to share some serious news that two of the hottest groups on tour would be gracing the stage.
The entertainment for the show doesn’t seem to run dry as week after week celebrities that America is familiar with grace the Dancing with the Stars stage for a knock out entertaining moment. Keeping the show exciting and always topical, the groups NKOTB and BSB will definitely have fans tuning in.
Advertisement In addition to the two hot groups, Pia Toscano, the eliminated American Idol contestant from two weeks ago will be performing. This is definitely one time the show executives don’t want to be asking if the public would rather see NKOTB and BSB or Pia Toscano as the answer would be very obvious.
Another Examiner article is reporting Hanson will be performing as well.
The announcement of the band hadn’t been officially shared by anyone from the show until the warm up comedian posted on his fan stream the lineup for next week. Cory Almeida who interacts with the crowd and is a comedian for Dancing with the Stars as well as American Idol posted online the upcoming guests including the surprise. Everyone is excited, even the Hanson fans.
According to People, Mark and Karina will be dancing to Pia’s performance.
“I can’t tell you the song, but it will probably be something slow and romantic,” said Ballas, who will be dancing with fellow pro Karina Smirnoff while Toscano sings.
The performance comes on a wave of rumors that the Idol finalist and Dancing pro are dating. The two were most recently spotted together this past Monday, when Toscano attended Ballas’s concert at The Mint in Los Angeles.
While Ballas will not be joining her at the mic next week, the performance is still something he says he is “looking forward to.”
“Pia … will be amazing,” Ballas said. “She is a ridiculously amazing vocalist.”
I’m excited on this entertainment and theme and I am hoping someone will dance to KC & The Sunshine Band.