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James Hinchcliffe Talks Of Competing Against Calvin Johnson And More Interviews

How does James Hinchcliffe feel about competing against former Detroit Lion Calvin Johnson in the finals of Dancing With The Stars? Find out below. From Detroit News…..

“He definitely surprised a lot of people coming out of the gate who weren’t sure a guy that size was going to be able to move,” Hinchcliffe says of his 6-foot, 5-inch competitor. “But man, he can move. There’s a reason he’s fast on the field.”

Hinchcliffe and Johnson are among the four celebrity dancers vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy in the finals of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” this week. In an exclusive interview with The Detroit News, Hinchcliffe shared how he and Johnson have bonded over the last 10 weeks and formed what many see as an adorable “bromance.”

“He’s a great guy to be around and always has a smile on his face, so it’s been a lot of fun, not only watching him dancing, but getting to know him, as well,” Hinchcliffe says in a phone call from Los Angeles.

The four-time IndyCar winner adds that he and Johnson tackle dance routines like their sports.

“In his case, he’s used to learning plays, and in my case, learning laps, and we’re used to repetition and long hours and putting in hard work,” he says, “and I think we went about learning dances in a very similar way.”

Their like-mindedness proved beneficial when they teamed up for a paso doble dance — calling themselves Last Men Standing — with their professional partners. The Western-themed routine earned a 37 out of 40 from the judges.

“Honestly, that’s the reason why you guys are the last men standing. … You guys both came out and rocked it,” judge Julianne Hough said in her comments afterward.

Hinchcliffe says he and 31-year-old Johnson “spoke the same language,” so they could easily lean on each other for certain steps.

As far as making it to the finals with his pro partner Sharna Burgess, Hinchcliffe says it’s “quite a surprise, but a pleasant one.”

“I came into this competition with — I wouldn’t even say low expectations — I’d say no expectations because I had no dancing experience, no dancing ability to my knowledge, so I didn’t know what to expect,” he says.

More at the Detroit News. You can also read more at the links below on Jana and Calvin.

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The Season 23 Finalists Talk On Their Last Week Of Dancing With The Stars Rehearsals And More

If you go to Entertainment Tonight, the finalists of Dancing With The Stars Season 23 share stories from their stressful week of rehearsals and what they’ll miss the most about dancing. Here’s a part with Gleb and Jana. Gleb says their freestyle will be as exciting as their Shower dance.

“It’s been a very stressful week for [Gleb Savchenko],” country singer Jana Kramer explains. “Like, obviously I’m stressed, too, but he has to choreograph two dances. It’s the finals. He’s got to step it up in the choreography, so I think he’s stressed.”

“I was a little bit stressed, but today’s better,” Gleb adds. “We’ve got everything almost ready.”

Unfortunately, the two won’t be reprising their iconic shower dance as many fans expected. “I wish we were,” Jana confirms. “They won’t let us.” Instead, they’ll be reprising their sexy Viennese waltz from week one and a new freestyle that the two tease is sure to wow the crowd.

“This dance is going to be as exciting as the shower dance,” Gleb promises. “We got a great concept, a great song. The difference is the choreography and everything else is completely new. So, it’s going to be cool. A cool dance. I love it.”

I can’t wait to see what he’s up to. More with the other couples at Entertainment Tonight. You can also watch a video here.

Also below are interviews with Val and Laurie and an update on Miss Peta.

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Detroit Lions Wish Calvin Johnson Good Luck On The Finale Of Dancing With The Stars

The Detroit Lions made this fun video for Calvin Jones. Check it out! So cute…

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Hi, I'm a news hounds from way back. Since 1999, I've worked on Madonna and Enrique Iglesias fan sites....and now PureDWTS. I have always been a big music and dancing fan, but, I'm also passionate about photography, nature, animals, and spending as much time as possible travelling and camping with my hubby and our loving and patriotic doggie, Cash. To read more on me and view my photos (including some dancers from DWTS), see Lisa Kay Photography. You can also follow me at: Voguerista Twitter & Voguerista Soundcloud.