Dancing With the Stars professional Cheryl Burke is running a blog solely with Us Weekly about her quest to take house the season 25 Mirrorball Trophy with companion Terrell Owens! Verify again every week for her newest replace on the competitors.
Each week retains getting higher and higher for Terrell, and it was so thrilling to obtain our first 10 from Shania Twain! In fact I’d have beloved a 10 from Len [Goodman], as a result of that’s what our dance was about, however I like that the judges are slowly seeing enchancment in Terrell. It’s a tremendous feeling making our option to the highest of the chief board. He has labored very laborious for that. Regardless of how far we go on this competitors, it’s actually been a journey for Terrell.
I believed he did a tremendous job with the Jive. For me, I actually needed him to look cool and masculine, and the tune and story helped. Despite the fact that there have been so many transferring components, we have been capable of inform the story. I’ve to say, on Sunday and Monday there have been quite a lot of errors, so I used to be very nervous getting into to the dwell present. When it was over and he nailed it, I saved saying, “Oh My God, I’m so completely satisfied it’s over!” I mentioned it in a great way although. I used to be completely satisfied that all the things went easily, and I’m so pleased with Terrell for holding his composure as a substitute of freaking out that we have been within the backside.
It’s not an awesome feeling discovering out we have been within the backside earlier than we needed to dance however that didn’t have an effect on something. He’s a competitor — that is what he does, so I believe that’s the principle cause he did such job. He was preventing and needed to show to himself that he deserved to be there, and if something, he acquired the viewers behind him. He’s not able to go but and I believe he proved that.
This week is Halloween week, which is all the time enjoyable, however now we have now to do two dances. We now have a group dance and a person dance. We’re on Crew Monster Mash and Terrell is our group captain. Drew Scott is the captain for the opposite group. They picked the captains primarily based on the bottom scoring couple from the entire season. Drew picked Victoria [Arlen], Vanessa [Lachey] and Frankie [Muniz], and Terrell picked Lindsay [Arnold], Jordan [Fisher] and Nikki [Bella]. We now have a tremendous group, and I’m shocked that we have now the highest four scoring on the chief board from final week!
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The Group dance is to the tune “Monster Mash” and we’re getting fairly inventive. We’re working further laborious to do one thing that has by no means been achieved earlier than. The problem is, the final half of the dance the celebrities have to bop 20 seconds alone. They’re on the market on their very own and so they must promote it. We now have to be taught two dances in the identical period of time that we usually have, so it is a problem in itself. We might be judged as a gaggle and no matter that rating is might be added to the rating for our solo dance.
For our solo dance, we’re dancing a Tango to “Tremendous Freak,” so we’re again to ballroom the place we have now to keep up body. The Tango is a distinct sort of dance the place you want to be sharp and exact. This can be a very masculine dance and I would like Terrell for the primary time to guide me throughout the entire flooring each single step. We begin the dance by trick or treating, then he comes right into a home the place I’m, after which we Tango. The most important problem is, if he leads me or jerks me the unsuitable approach, we find yourself stepping on one another.
Terrell has made my 20th season very particular, and I hope individuals who had a foul notion of him earlier than modified their minds now that they’ve seen him on this present. It’s an added bonus when somebody like Terrell comes on Dancing with the Stars, who’s perceived as a cocky, conceited man. I like having the ability to change folks’s notion of somebody. I believe if any present can deliver that out, it’s Dancing with the Stars. Every week, Terrell is letting his wall down and he loves being right here. He feels humbled by this expertise, and it’s so stunning to see him blossom.
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at eight p.m. ET.
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