Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy Discuss Dancing With The Stars And Their New Dances

Val and Maks were interviewed by Access Hollywood at the Billion Bot Bash. They discuss how the competition is coming along so far in Dancing With The Stars Season 14. Maks says they are all trying to step it up and it’s anyone’s game. They also discuss their dances for week three. Maks says he and Melissa have the Jive. Val and Sherri have a Rumba. Lots more below including their thoughts on reality shows….

ADDING: And below is a new interview with Access Hollywood with Maks and Melissa….

ADDING#2: Maks has posted a new blog up at TV Guide as well. Below is a take of what he hopes to accomplish for week 3 with their Jive. Lots more at the link about their dance last week, the judges scores, and Martina & Tony. He also writes for why he cried during The Lion King. Very touching.

…I’m really interested in showing what she can do. She’s improving every week and she’s getting the hang of the whole process. Just overall, she’s clicking with everything right now. Honestly, I think my mistake is that sometimes I keep doing the same thing to get a different result. I don’t know if that completely applies to only me, but I don’t think I can approach Melissa the same way I have my past partners. Also, it’s different with Melissa; I’m not foreseeing or predicting anything. In the past, I usually go, “We have to be in the final” or “We must make it to this week.”

With Melissa, I have no idea how we will do nor am I thinking about it. I’m just enjoying my time with her. She’s very cool. It’s been great how she gets certain things and how she understands certain things. I think she’s very smart. She lets me feel like I’m in control and I’m not. I’m not trying to figure it out. Last week was awesome. We did our thing. And now we’re rehearsing for the next dance. We’re going to do our best. Maybe it won’t be our best dance, maybe it will. Who knows? It’s all about proving to her and ourselves that we can do it and also showing our fans what she can do.

Our dance is the jive. It’s storytelling week and Melissa has a great story. It’s an emotional story, but not a sad one. I can relate to it. It’s kind of special for both of us. I went through the same thing she went through, and I hope we’ll be able to inspire others with the dance. Maybe it’ll give them that extra oomph and not worry about things. When I told Melissa my concept for the dance, she started crying again! What you saw in the package is totally true — she cries at everything! She never bawls, but her eyes just well up and I’m like, “What the hell just happened? What did I do?”