DWTS Week 8 Gilles Marini Embracing His ‘Top Gun’ Character And More (Video, Blog)

Gilles Marini answers questions from the fans in this new video release by ABC. He talks of his two favorite dances. One fan asks how much sleep he’s been getting. With pulling double duty doing Dancing With The Stars and filming a new series, he’s only getting 4-5 hours of sleep…which most of them are spent counting steps. Another fans asks where Gilles gets his inspiration. He says he’s been doing the “storylines”, but, he give 80% props to Peta for coming up with the dance and routine. At the end Gilles tells us how much he’s enjoyed dancing on Dancing With The Stars. He thanks all of his fans!!

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Also, Gilles partner, Peta Murgatroyd, has written a new blog for People.com. Below is a take on their two new dances. Be sure to read her blog in full because she also talks of the confidence she has in Gilles, how much she is inspired by him, and more.

This week we have the quickstep as our solo dance and we have a trio salsa with Chelsie Hightower. I’m so glad we chose Chelsie, because she’s just a little firecracker. She’s going to add so much dynamic to the show.

Rehearsals thus far are going great. We have finished up both dances now, but we are perfecting them so that Gilles doesn’t have any worries when he goes out on the floor. We are dancing to “Danger Zone” from Top Gun for our quickstep. It’s really fun. I think Gilles is really embracing the character of it. In the dance, we run around the whole floor and never stop at all.

I have no idea who is going to go home during double elimination this week, regardless of who has a good score or who doesn’t have a good score. It’s really hard to tell at this point in the competition because everyone is amazing.

Picture above from Gilles’ facebook is of Peta, Gilles, and Chelsie getting ready for their Trio dance yesterday before camera blocking.