Below is a fun interview with Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez talking about their Trio dance with Maks and more for the Dancing With The Stars Semi Finals. Can you imagine having the TWO of them teaching you a dance? Yikes. lol
Laurie Hernandez has written a new blog for US Weekly. She writes of her busy schedule. So much so, she didn’t start rehearsing for her new dances until Thursday last week. Here is more….
On Thursday I started rehearsal for this week. Our individual dance this week is an Argentine Tango – it’s Broadway week and we’re dancing to “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago, so that will be pretty cool. We’re also paired with Jana and Gleb for a dance and that’ll be a contemporary-ish freestyle, so that’s exciting. It’s pretty overwhelming to learn so many dances – we had to learn four last week! So I was relieved we got the jive for the dance-off because that’s the one we’re most comfortable with.
It’s crazy that we’re in week 9. I think the thing that hit me most was three couples getting a perfect score last week – it just shows how good everyone is and how much everyone is improving. And Ryan Lochte leaving was sad because we definitely bonded over the last few weeks. We didn’t even meet in Rio so we were excited to meet for the first time at Dancing — we bonded over the fact that we’re both Olympians.
More at US Weekly including her thought on everyone crying last week.
Laurie Hernandez and the Final Five attended and presented an award at the CMA Awards last night. While there, they were interviewed by People. Aly Raisman and Laurie even talked about Dancing With The Stars.
Check out Shawn Johnson! Last night, the Olympic gold medalist gymnast and Dancing With The Stars All Star contender attended the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. She also presented an award. You can see more pictures of her at Zimbio Pictures. Below she gets interviewed on the Red Carpet….
And here she is presenting an award….
What a great night it was for her. Thanks to The Boot, BeautifulSoulXXX, and Carol Smith at You Tube for the videos.
Next, Shawn will be heading straight back to Los Angeles to rehearse for Dancing With The Stars Monday night. Be sure to head over to Pure Derek Hough for all the latest on she and partner Derek Hough. According to one article Heidi posted, and if all goes well, Derek will be better from his injury and cleared to dance with Shawn. If not, Mark Ballas will be ready to step in, but “hopefully that won’t happen.” More at Pure Derek Hough.