Dancing With The Stars 12 – Maksim Chmerkovskiy: The “Juju is Gone” and More

Maks has a new blog up at TV Guide. Reading over his blog, I’ve never seen him happier. He writes about all the fun he had this past week with Kirstie and the “Sex on a stick” monologue. He gives credit to the “Dance Doctor” coming to help that (wouldn’t it be funny if John Travolta made little special surprise appearances like that again in the future to give advice?). Then Maks talks of this week’s up coming dance (the Samba) and a little about he and Kirstie’s visit to New York. More below and at TV Guide.

I thought our foxtrot was great. Val said, “I know you have ‘American Woman,’ but I cannot hear it as a foxtrot.” And it was the same for me. It’s not a traditional foxtrot at all. I was waiting to see what we’re going to come up with. I like that Kirstie trusts me. I don’t know how much now after the sex stick speech! My only worry was that this may be the only time she’ll ever get to do the foxtrot and it wasn’t a traditional one. But she didn’t mind. I also like that it was very different from everything else that night. It wasn’t a “Yankee Doodle Dandy” performance. We represented the Rock ‘N’ Roll side of America. My post-mortem on it though is that we danced to a song originally by a Canadian artist that was telling an American woman to get away. The irony! But I think most people understood that we were channeling the Lenny Kravitz version.

Oh, and how could I forget! No mishaps this week. I think it was the dance doctor’s doing. The juju is gone, so we won’t have to lock ourselves in a closet for a year!

Next week, we have the samba. It’s guilty pleasures week. We didn’t choose the song, so it has nothing to do with Kirstie’s guilty pleasure, so there will be no portrayal or acting out of the song. We are in New York this week and are trying to split time between rehearsals and hanging out. It feels great to be home! Everyone was saying how crappy the weather here has been the past few weeks, but our first day here, it was nothing but sunshine, so I guess we brought the sunshine!

Picture above of Kirstie, Maks, and his dog Sir Sleep from Maks’ twitter.