‘Dancing with the Stars’ Recap: Season 18, Episode 1 - Speakeasy - WSJ
Dancing With The Stars – Season 18 – Week 2 Polls. 03/24/ by Now, that week two is in the history books, it is time for you to weigh in. Who is your favorite couple? Meryl & Maks Cody & Witney Next RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 — Episode 5 – Results, Recap, Video Billboard Update: Chart Date 12/01/ Most beautiful pic ever ~ Week 3 DWTS, spring season Meryl & Maks danced a Foxtrot - they . Meryl Davis Maksim Chmerkovskiy even though they're not dating. . Samba - Dancing With the Stars - week 5 Disney Night - season 18 - April. BY Siyana Riley on April 28, | Comments: 5 comments. Related: Dancing With the stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Plus, his steamy and sexy foxtrot routine with Meryl a few weeks ago had the entire audience holding their Dancing With the Stars Season 18 FIXED: Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy Picked To Win .
There would be no riots or outcry because Amy is just as deserving of that win. Every couple is different. I watch [Mel and myself] back and I'm very proud. Amy, what do you say? It's crazy what she was able to achieve. That's exactly what the show is about. It's the first time that I understood it.
When I was standing there, I wasn't nervous. I was just thinking, "I get it now. Because art is subjective. Yes, and everybody dances to the best of their ability and when they do and they feel it, it's their best dance. It's hard for us to understand because we keep comparing people's cha-chas and everything.
I don't think Diana Nyad 's dance was any worse than Meryl and mine; it was just hers. That realization nine years later, it was like, "You're an idiot. You finally got it. I thought I'm a nobody until I win. That's why I got even angrier because I was trying to win one to validate my effort, to be worthy of being here.
The more I tried, the less I could do it. Finally, I get here and I don't care about winning. I just wanted to do it and no longer for anybody's approval. And this is the season I get Meryl. How important was it to take the past two seasons off? It was more than important. I was done with the show. I was rooting for Val and Tony and my friends, but I had no plans to come back. I had no plans to the point even if it financially kills me. My goal was always to win and walk away, but I never won, so I could never walk away.
That would not make me happy had I walked away without a win. But throughout my life, that's what's happened. I never won a world ballroom title, but I left ballroom dancing competitively. And same thing on Dancing with the Stars.
What did you do last year? I spent a lot of time taking acting lessons. Actors have no inhibitions and I'm inhibited by everything. To be able to make fun of yourself is a skill and a liberating experience. With that, I ended up on Broadway with Karina. I have to give her credit because that experience made me fall in love with dancing again, the art of it that I was never able to put into a sentence. If you look back [at my blogs ], I definitely don't sound like this.
I don't use words like "passion for dance," "made me fall in love. So with that in mind I came back to the show with a new mentality. When you got Meryl, a lot of people were like, "He must've asked for someone he could win with. Those were his terms for coming back.
My history and things I've said about the show are [well-documented]. I've had differences of opinion with them and [outgoing executive producer] Conrad Green in the past. There were things that are not visible that I felt were unfair and some other elements.
I lost with Mel B. Why did we lose?
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We did our best. That should've been my mentality then. I was so negative and it translated onto the show. People want to be entertained and if you're not, why would you want to vote for me? When you go to a circus and you see an angry clown, do you like that? That's not the clown you want to see. You want to be entertained. I was never on the same page with that. Check out Derek's Dancing blogs How did it come together then? There was no, "Maks, please come back," or me begging for a year, "Conrad, please have me back.
I said, "Conrad, I want to start fresh.
I don't want to demand anything, but I want to start on a complete blank page. You don't know me, I don't know you. I'm a brand new pro, but you've seen me on tape and I passed the audition. It was one of the hardest seasons physically.
I have a partially torn groin muscle, which started when I was on Broadway. I have issues with my knees, my ankles, my hips hurt. None of these things people heard because for the first time, I didn't want to follow the formula that I followed every season before that. Did we feel the pressure? You saw me throw a mic! You put anyone in this situation, they will have a reaction.
I'm just dumb enough to do it the way I do it. Everybody else turns their mics off, say they're having a break, drive two blocks away, get out of the car and scream uncontrollably, then come back to rehearsal.
So now that you've won, are you going to stick to your word and walk away? I personally don't see myself doing it again. I don't need to win the show multiple times to be satisfied.
I hope I brought people happiness they were looking for when they were tuning in. Whether I come back or not, it's not up to me. Maybe tomorrow something will change and I will say, "Let's do this again.
You could come back as a judge again. Replace Len if he's really leaving. I'm not saying I want to part ways with the show. I just don't know if I have it in me to feel what I felt this season. I felt so much with Meryl that I don't know if I'm capable of doing that on call because I have to. You've never seen me do a rumba this way, you've never seen me dance barefoot.
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But I want all the people who supported me all these years while I was annoying and unreasonable to stay and watch. Don't stop watching because I'm no longer there. How will they fare compared to the assortment of D-list celebrities like Price is Right host and comedian Carey D might actually stand for Drew! The only way to find out is to watch. Musicians who perform on this show tend to fall into two camps: The season started with a fast-paced cha cha with NeNe making her ballroom debut bedecked in white fringe, fuchsia lips and tears streaming down her face to stop the judges from assessing her too harshly.
The toughest critique came from Carrie-Ann Inaba telling her: The producers apparently have some sort of grudge against pro Peta Murgatroyd, because in a very strange move, they thought it would be hilarious to force her to dance with a guy who she went on a date with — and who never called.
Her jaw dropped when Big Time Rush performer James Maslow walked in and she realized she would be stuck dancing with him all season.
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Peta served up some cold-hearted revenge by choreographing a routine so that the big bad boy bander had to foxtrot to a One Direction song. Erin Andrews was determined to get to the bottom of their ill-fated date, but neither of them would admit to anything but pure professionalism. Come on, DWTS, leave the drama on the dance floor. Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: Best Bergeronism of the Night: Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff: The first hockey player in DWTS history is self-professed bad boy Sean Avery, who seems to be relying on Karina to increase his likability because she keeps pointing out how funny he is while he stands there stone faced.
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: The year old Billy Dee has arthritis and two hip replacements, but is still willing to get on the dance floor and show off his very stilted moves on the dance floor.
Luckily he has Emma on his side, who helped usher year old comedian Bill Engvall to the finals last season. In a cha cha for the ages yet sure to horrify Star Wars geeks around the worldBilly Dee hit the stage in Lando Calrissian costume as the Mos Eisley cantina song blared. Emma joined him in a beadazzled Princess Leia ensemble, while storm troopers rushed the stage and the audience included two Ewoks.
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Derek Hough apparently helped Charlie and Meryl choreograph their ice dancing routines for the Olympics.