This is such a sweet chat with Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd. Be sure to listen to it when you get time as she talks on her baby coming, Maks, Dancing With The Stars, and more.
I’m not sure when this episode is happening, but, Peta Murgatroyd was interviewed by Home and Family today. Maks Chmerkovksiy also made a surprise visit. Below are some fun photos. Isn’t Peta beautiful? Be watching Home And Family for this episode to air soon.
ETA: Thanks to @Idolxfactor1, scroll below for a video of Peta’s segment….
— PetaMurgatroyd(@PetaMurgatroyd) August 23, 2016
Maksim Chmerkovskiy sat down with The Insider. He reveals how he’s having a baby boy with Peta Murgatroyd. He’s excited to say the least. He also talks on their wedding plans (I love how they are planning to dance for the baby). So cute.
The East Valley Tribune published a new interview with Val and Maks Chmerkovksiy. They talk about their new tour. Also, Val mentions Dancing With The Stars and how he’s talked with his partner for Dancing With The Stars. Hmmmm….
Val and Maks have been inspired during their time on “Dancing,” which returns Monday, Sept. 12. It’s uncertain whether Maks will return, but Val slipped.
“I’m not going to say who, but I was talking with my ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partner yesterday,” Val said. “We started the new season.
“I told my partner that as magical as (‘Dancing’) has been to me, it doesn’t define who I am. It doesn’t define my journey or my story or my ambition or what I ultimately want to do with this platform.
“It isn’t my dream to go to Hollywood and become the next Fred Astaire.”
Instead, Maks and Val wanted to make their parents proud.
I’m shocked if he’s met his partner already. To read more, see the East Valley Tribune.
Heidi: Val “slipped”?? That wasn’t a slip, that was a brag. He’s so full of crap half the time that I don’t know what to think. Already talking to his partner and getting a leg up on the competition by establishing a relationship? Nice. Since they’re on tour, it’s probably only a phone conversation, but still. It’s not his dream to go to Hollywood?? Um…he works in Hollywood. He also claims to not understand why fans see this rivalry with the C-bros and Derek when he fans the flames every time he opens his mouth. I think he might be more obsessed with what Derek is doing than I am. 🙂 If DWTS didn’t define him, he wouldn’t place so much emphasis on winning. And the implication that going to Hollywood and making his parents proud are mutually exclusive is just idiotic. These boys are great dancers…but they should really stop talking.
To see an amazing Gallery of photos (85 total) from the “Our Way” tour, see IdolXfactor.com. Al was able to see the show in Michigan last night. He was a little late, but, he had a great time. Good job, Al!!!
— Al Kahn (@idolxfactor1) July 21, 2016
ETA: Al added some videos to the link. Be sure to see three dances here. Below is one of them. Well done, Al!
Entertainment Tonight did a cute instagram feature on Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd And Maks Chmerkovskiy and their little baby coming. And a big Happy Birthday to Peta today! Read more..
Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd, Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, and the cast of the “Our Way” tour were suppose to have a segment on Good Morning America on Monday. Due to the Dallas shootings, it didn’t get aired. Maybe they will show the segment today or in the coming days? If they do, we’ll be sure to post on it. In the meantime, here are some fun photos. Maks and Peta are so cute.
ETA: The segment was aired today. You can watch it below. The Our Way cast dances. Thanks to @Idolxfactor1 for recording.
Aren’t these some beautiful photos below of Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy’s “Our Way” tour? Click the images and you can see even more from their show. Also, for a fun review from their New york City show, see the Digital Journal if interested. Below is a take. I love the part about Maks professing his love for Peta. Be sure to read the link for more.
They admitted that growing up, although they might have not had much money, they had an abundance of love, and Maks defined love as “being together” and “being inseparable.” He professed his love for his fiance Peta, and while she was not performing on stage, an image of them displayed on the video screen with a “King” card for Maks, and a “Queen” card for Peta, thus showcasing their love, as Etta James’ classic hit “At Last” played in the background, which all dancers performed their next sequence to.
“At last, Maks and I are getting a divorce,” Val joked, prior to noting that they will be sharing a bunk bed on the tour bus for the next two months.
They concurred that this show has been both “reflective and therapeutic” for them, and the brothers feel “blessed” to bring this production New York City’s Beacon Theatre. For their grand finale performance, they all danced to Justin Timberlake’s new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” and they all garnered a standing ovation.
Overall, Maks and Val were able to put on a superb dancing production with their “Our Way” show in New York. They gave their fans a glimpse into their personal lives, ranging from their childhood to adulthood, thus allowing them to get to know them on a more intimate level. They proved to still be at the top of their game in the dance world, and their hard work ethic has paid off. Anybody who enjoyed them in Sway, will certainly love their newest show. Their team of dancers, which consisted of ten additional gifted dancers, were equally noteworthy. “Our Way” earns an A rating.
Just a couple of TV heads up for next week. Be sure to watch Live With Kelly” on Monday and Tuesday as Dancing With The Stars Judge Carrie Ann Inaba will be co-hosting. From Yahoo….
Kelly Ripa has five original episodes to fill during the week of July 11 but just two guest co-hosts with which she will share the stage.
Ripa will welcome “Dancing With the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba and “Wonder Years” alum Fred Savage to her syndicated talker “Live” that week. Inaba nabs Monday and Tuesday, while Savage gets Wednesday through Friday.
This will mark the “DWTS” personality’s first turn on the couch since the highly public departure of former Ripa co-host Michael Strahan.
Also, Maks and Val Chmerkovksiy will be LIVE in Time Square on Good Morning America on Monday to promote their “Our Way” tour.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 6, 2016
Just a few updates on Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy and their “Our Way” tour. First, see Communities Digital News for a new interview with Val. In this take, he talks of how he’s been overwhelmed by the positive reviews of their show. Like Cheryl Burke and her new show, they are hoping to have a home at Las Vegas and Broadway.
Val said he’s been overwhelmed by the positive reviews after the first few weeks of the “Our Way” tour.
“People cry during our show. They laugh, it’s a roller coaster,” Val said. The response is beyond any of my expectations. It has exceeded them … I’m humbled, I’m flattered. It’s surreal. The fact we have our names on the marquee, it’s a gift to our parents. I never received a more enthusiastic response from any audience for any show.”
In addition to his dance numbers including several with Maks, Val gets to display his skills as a musician, playing the violin. “Yes, in a little section I help compose a Fiddler on the Roof/Notorious B.I.G. mashup,” he laughed. “It signifies our journey from Ukraine to New York City.”
Adding to the family theme of the show is the impending birth of Maks’ first child with DWTS pro Peta Murgatroyd. Val says it’s changed his brother for the better.
‘With this new development in his life, it’s added a completely different perspective on life for him. I’ve never seen my brother more put together, more dedicated than ever.”
Val said the ultimate goal for the show after it concludes its initial 47 city tour is to one day have a home on Broadway or Las Vegas. For now, lucky fans can let the show come to them.
“I’m not trying to say we’re the greatest dancers of all time,” said Val. “There are people out there right now better than us. It’s not about that. It’s about heart, it’s about reflecting on gratitude about where we came from and passing our passion to the next generation. That’s what the show’s about.
Be sure to see Communities Digital News to read the full interview. There are some beautiful photos there too. Thanks to Andrea for sending.
The Washington Post has also posted a new interview. Maks and Val answer questions on their tour, Dancing With The Stars, and more. For those who have seen the show, do you agree with this answer? I would say the “Move Live On Tour” has had more impact on how dance shows are produced than this show or the Dancing With The Stars shows. Hmmmm…..
Q: Did it help that the “Dancing With the Stars” live tour is not happening this summer?
A: Val: No, the two have nothing to do with one another. Obviously, we’re not going to deny the fact that a majority of our audiences are fans of “Dancing With the Stars.” But the shows are as vastly different as it gets. It’s a dance show, yes, but it’s ultimately a play, and it’s so heavily detail-oriented — there’s a through line, there’s a plot, from the beginning to the end — and there’s so much heart attached and camaraderie that’s onstage. It’s very, very different than any “Dancing With the Stars” or any other tour having to do with anybody from “Dancing With the Stars” that has ever been out.
In a nutshell, our inspiration moving into this project was “Hamilton.” In some ways, what “Hamilton” has done for Broadway shows — what it has done for the interpretation of history and how it fused all these worlds together into this modern, contemporary, hip-hop field, and delivered it in such an incredible way — we were inspired to do a similar thing for ballroom dancing and for dance shows in general. I’m not comparing us to “Hamilton,” by no means. But ultimately this show will have an everlasting impact on how dance shows are produced in general.
More at the Washington Post. Thanks to Linz for this find.
Don’t miss some fun fan photos of the show at Erica Lang’s twitter page too if interested and that is all for now. xx
— Erica Lang (@EriDL911) July 2, 2016
— Erica Lang (@EriDL911) July 2, 2016