The Dancing With The Stars official You Tube is starting to release videos from the celebs for Week 4. Be watching this link for more in case we get busy and can’t add more.
Broadway World interviewed Maks Chmerkovskiy. They ask him why he came back to Dancing With The Stars. He also answers questions on Amber Rose, his brother Val, expecting a baby with Peta Murgartroyd, wanting to do Broadway again in the future, and more.
What was it that made you decide to return to DANCING WITH THE STARS after taking a break for a few years?
Well I had just come back from doing the tour with my brother over the summer. The process of doing the tour put me in good shape, I felt stronger, I felt good, I felt ready to do stuff, and I was kind of sitting and thinking, what else would keep me in shape and give me the opportunity to flex a creative muscle. And to be honest with you, the next project that I’ll be doing did not conflict with the season, so I decided that I just wanted to have fun.
It’s a different production, a different show, although some elements are still the same, some of the funny things and hearing some strange judge’s comments and having to answer questions and talk about stuff, that all hasn’t changed. But the positivity in the room is different and I feel like Tuesday night’s performance with my brother Val, for example, was exactly the reason that I came back. (check out the show-stopping number below!) I came back for opportunities like that and doing something on the big stage with people you love, and my mom’s watching and grandma’s watching, nieces and nephews. What else can you want out of life, right?
More at Broadway World.
This week is going to be amazing. Good luck to all the couples!
I’m a little bummed out after this past Monday’s show and Tuesday’s result show, if I’m being honest. I’m not sure where that feeling is coming from. It just felt so freakin’ manipulated and REALITY Show-y if that makes any sense. From the stealth cameras recording every move of every contestant, to the attempts to elevate some couples at other couples’ expense – it’s all just tiring. Let these people dance and have a good time (and let us have a good time) and judge the actual dancing for god’s sake.
And now, this week, we have a brand new theme week tailor made for their designated winner of the season. Cirque week. Maybe it’ll turn into Shark week yet again. Joy. Anyway, according to Maks’ blog, they are tangoing to Zumanity and he doesn’t seem entirely pleased about it. I kinda feel his pain. Yer kinda screwed no matter which way you go.
ETA: Just Jared Jr has posted the Cirque du Soleil shows for each couple. They’ve also given dance information for the Results Show on Tuesday. More below…
On the results show on Tuesday (October 4), DNCE will perform their new single, “Body Moves,” and there will be an all-male dance number in which the male pros of “Dancing with the Stars” perform to the song “Ain’t No Sunshine.” In addition, Derek will choreograph and dance to a special number.
At the end of the night, the third elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from October 3, will take place.
ETA2: Gee…some people ALWAYS go in the last quarter of the show. But she’s not pimped….
Calvin and Lindsay – Charleston (Song: ____ – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities)
Maureen and Artem – Argentine Tango (Song: ____ – Mystère)
Jana and Gleb – Foxtrot (Song: “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles LOVE)
Marilu and Derek – Paso Doble (Song: “Battlefield” – KÀ)
Amber and Maks – Tango (Song: ____ – Zumanity)
Ryan and Cheryl – Waltz (“O”)
Babyface and Allison – (Song: ____ – The Beatles LOVE)
Terra and Sasha – Samba (“O”)
Laurie and Val – (Song: “The Way You Make Me Feel” – Michael Jackson ONE)
Vanilla Ice and Witney – (La Nouba)
James and Sharna -Quickstep (Song: ___ – PARAMOUR)
Maks Chmerkovskiy has written a new blog at Entertainment Weekly. He writes of his dances this past week with Amber and Val. He also gives a sneak peek into his next dance with Amber (sounds kind of strange). Read on….
On the routine with Val from last night…
We were given this incredible opportunity by the producers. This was one of the main reasons I wanted to be back on the show, to get to flex those creative muscles. As soon as we knew there would be the “Results” shows this season, we pitched this idea of “The Maks & Val Show” hijacking DWTS, using this massive million-dollar set we have. There’s nowhere else we’d have the opportunity to do this, so we were excited about it.
The biggest thing was working out the script, and making sure people weren’t “uncomfortable” with us speaking on the show. One of the producers at the last minute was like, “Is this even a good idea?” and rightfully so — I wouldn’t give me a live mic! [Laughs.]. At the very last second, Val went up and asked Vanilla if he wanted to be part of the gag and he was totally into it.
But the end result was a great routine. I’m glad for the opportunity because we really wanted to tailor something specific to this set. On the “Maks and Val” tour over the summer, there was a segment where I’d pull someone out of the audience, so we wanted to find a fun way to integrate that into this. True story, the lady in the audience did not know what was happening, but it worked and I think she was into it!
Everything we heard afterwards was so positive, and that it was fun, high energy. And that’s what makes something like this successful, how genuinely happy we are to be able to do it.
On next week’s theme…
Next week we’ll be doing some kind of Tango, and integrating “Zumanity.” Now, “Zumanity” is cabaret, and all about sex and sexy things, so am I going to have to make a Tango that’s conservative? That’s definitely not going to happen. We’re taking steps forward each week, and Amber’s not struggling physically in any way, so I don’t think we’re going anywhere. It’s obvious to me that Amber is consistently getting better, and I can’t wait for the time when we finish the performance to a standing ovation and for Amber to finally have her moment.
More at Entertainment Weekly.
I can’t get enough of some of these shots of the Pro Numbers on Dancing With The Stars last night. Beautiful!! *still thanking TPTB for bringing the pro numbers back and adding more meat to this show!!
Wow! Once again, I was loving the Pro Numbers tonight. I so cherish these results shows.
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I have a sniffing, loud guy in my ear, so I’m having a hard time concentrating, but how on earth is Terra two points ahead of Marilu?? This is a mystery to me. I think Marilu had a balance problem right at the beginning of her dance (she’s 64, after all), but that was a good dance. Then again, how did Laurie get a full three points more than her, lift and all?? And is that the first time Val’s ever actually been called on a lift? He’s done them before but I don’t remember him getting so nailed on it.
Anyway, I think Terra (and Laurie) did do a good job, I just don’t get the scoring two weeks in a row that insulates her. I’m afraid that once the people they want to leave, actually leave the scoring may change and that is fair to no one. It’s whiplash inducing for people who don’t know just how manipulated this show really is. Read more..
ETA: Here is Extra with the couples…
Also, there is a new interview at ET with Artem and Maureen. I’m having trouble getting it to play.
Awww, I can’t get enough of these pictures. Be sure to click on them to see even more. So, who had the best costumes last night? I loved them all but Maks and Amber’s.