Dancing With the Stars skilled dancer Jenna Johnson, now a part of the dance troupe on the ABC sequence, is taking you behind the scenes of season 25.
Final week was epic! How enjoyable was it to see a few of our favourite previous celebrities again within the ballroom for Trio week? It was superior to have some new vitality within the ballroom and having some previous champs right here made issues much more aggressive. Individuals have been in it to win it final Monday evening! Can we take a second to speak about Lindsay Arnold, Jordan Fisher and Corbin Bleu’s Salsa? I imply, out of this world!! I am additionally a bit of embarrassed to confess this however Corbin Bleu was my final crush rising up. Let’s be trustworthy, women who grew up within the technology of Excessive Faculty Musical… he was yours too, LOL. All jokes apart, I feel he’s one extremely gifted individual, however I nonetheless needed to fulfill one among my childhood desires and get an image with Mr. Bleu himself.
This week is the Semi-Finals and with that comes the problem to recreate a previous dance achieved by a earlier competing couple—however not simply any dance, it is Iconic Dance Week and the problem is to recreate a efficiency that actually stood out within the 24 seasons of DWTS. These aren’t just a few superior dances however naturally, they have been carried out by some really epic pairings. Right here is the breakdown for subsequent week:
Jordan and Lindsay have a Jive routine to “Proud Mary” initially achieved by Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas.
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy have a Charleston to “Bang Bang” initially achieved by Amber Riley and Derek Hough.
Frankie Muniz and Whitney Carson have a Paso Doble initially achieved by Apolo Ohno and Julianne Hough.
Drew Scott and Emma Slater have a Jazz to “Yeah” initially achieved by Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff.
And final however not least, Lindsey Stirling and Mark shall be recreating the Tango to “Really feel So Shut” initially achieved by Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
This can be a enjoyable problem as a result of these are among the hottest dances we have seen on DWTS and now we get to see one other couple reinterpret them. The enjoyable half is that the choreography, inventive idea, wardrobe, and many others. can change however there need to be components from the unique efficiency that encourage the “remix.” Principally, we’re in for a deal with with this one!
One of the crucial necessary components in dance is music. It strikes us, directs our our bodies to hit sure accents, makes us really feel emotion and makes our motion come to life. We’re very fortunate to have one of many BEST stay bands within the trade, Ray Chew Reside. He has carried out at among the most prestigious award exhibits and among the most memorable TV moments ever, from SNL to Showtime on the Apollo to American Idol Ray has achieved all of it.
It is not far-fetched to say Ray Chew is a musical legend on the planet of TV and music and what’s really particular is we get to take pleasure in his preparations and the sounds of his unimaginable band each single week right here on DWTS. Each week Ray is given an inventory of songs to rearrange for the stay performances and it would not simply embrace the dances carried out by the which can be competing—each bumper, each in-and-out of economic jingle from opening numbers to the terrifying sound of a pair being eradicated, Ray and his musicians are in control of all of the music you hear on Dancing. It is fairly unimaginable what number of elements make up our present however the Ray Chew Reside band is certainly up there with probably the most necessary parts of Dancing with the Stars.
Additionally, Sunday evening a couple of of us DWTS dancers have been capable of carry out on the huge annual Christmas Tree Lightning at The Grove in LA. We did two enjoyable and festive Christmas numbers choreographed by Mandy Moore after which I used to be fortunate sufficient to choreograph a chunk to Jordan Fisher’s new single “Mess” whereas he carried out with us. This formally put me within the vacation temper and made me SO excited for Christmas! We additionally obtained up stroll the purple carpet with Santa! It was a very particular evening 🙂
I nonetheless cannot consider we’re one week away from the finale! And I hear it should be subsequent stage superb!! Who’re your prime four picks to probably be named the subsequent Mirror Ball Champions of season 25?!
DWTS airs Mondays at eight p.m. on ABC.