Val Chmerkovskiy and Laurie Hernandez blog about Week one of Dancing With The Stars at US Weekly. They chat about the disappointment of the protestors interrupting the show, but, they loved their first dance. They also chat about their “Duck Tails” dance and more.
VC: Starting out season 23, I though that it was a great cast and a great show. And the ratings spoke for themselves, people were excited to watch us. It’s very unfortunate that the moment everyone spoke about the next day had nothing to do with our show or the 13 celebrities that put themselves through three weeks of hard work to get to the premiere. All the excitement was overshadowed by a couple of idiots doing stupid things.
But I am looking forward to kind of a new reintroduction to everyone next Monday, to be honest, a do over where we won’t have distractions from everyone who put in a lot of time and effort. It wasn’t fair to everyone. Next week, we’ll have a different type of show – I know we will. Unless someone’s protesting DuckTales being animal cruelty, I think we’ll be OK! It’s going to be a really fun show and bring everything back to the essence of DWTS.
To be completely honest – because this is an honest blog – I really wasn’t inspired by the song Laurie and I danced to last week! It didn’t really speak to me, it wasn’t something that I loved. So it was kind of a great performance to showcase Laurie, but moving forward, we’re doing music and dancing — especially this week — in a genre that really speaks to me – cartoons! It’s TV theme week and we’re dancing to DuckTales which is the greatest cartoon ever! I’m really excited about that! It speaks to me way more than “American Girl.” It’s crazy that Laurie’s so young – I don’t even want to talk about that, it makes me feel old that she didn’t know DuckTales!
LH: Val loves that show, but I don’t know too much about it! Don’t forget, I’m a 2000 baby! I’ve looked it up on YouTube, and I see that it’s about ducks. Val says they’re three nephews …
VC: They have an Uncle Scrooge …
LH: They have an uncle! The three little ducks are super adventurous. As far as cartoons go, I watched a lot of Ed, Edd, n Eddy when I was a kid.
VC: I don’t even know what that is! But the DuckTales song goes perfectly with jive. Anyway, Laurie did amazing on her first week out, but every dance will have its own special challenge, and music-wise, it’ll have its own personality.
Lots more at US Weekly.