331 high quality screen captures along with 17 HQ episodic stills of James & Peta doing the Viennese Waltz and the Jive with Amy Purdy and her pro Derek Hough for Week 8 of Dancing With The Stars have been added to the gallery. Be sure to head over and check them out! Thanks to my good friend Melanie Jo at Rebel Wilson Network for the stills.
In today’s Watch With Kristin show, we’re getting the down low from James Maslow, the Dancing With the Stars’ frontrunner who may just be one of the franchise’s hottest contestants ever. (He doesn’t offend eyeballs, you know?) And while Maslow opened up about DWTS, revealing his biggest competition in the fight for the mirrorball trophy, we just had to know if the Big Time Rush hunk would ever consider starring on ABC’s other hit reality show: The Bachelor!
So would Maslow ever consider trading in his dancing shoes for roses? Press play on the video above to find out, as well as to see Maslow play our super scientific dating game, which revealed his celebrity soul mate: Taylor Swift , y’all!
Performing Two Dances
I didn’t know if I was going to like the Viennese waltz to begin with, but I think it’s one of my favorite dances. It was just graceful and felt timeless to me. Of all the dances that I’ve learned, it seemed the most knightly and a dance that I could dance at a wedding. And it did come a little easier than some other dances for whatever reason. It seemed to work for me.
Last week’s rehearsals were good. I think the package tried to play it up to be a really difficult week, but frankly, it wasn’t a more difficult week than the week before, in fact, it was maybe a little easier because I not only enjoyed our waltz, but also our jive with Amy and Derek. It was a lot of fun. And it was nice to see the guys from Big Time Rush. I really respect those guys, they’re like my family, and to have them come and support me and just have them be goofing around like we would on tour was a comfortable feeling.
That jive, I watched it back after the performance and it’s one of the cleanest dances I’ve ever done. I think that’s partially because we did keep some of the choreography simple. We did what looked good on Amy and on me and just attacked it and hit it. Since we were able to figure out the choreography relatively quickly, we were actually able to practice the dance more than I was able to practice my last team dance. And it was a nice difference from last time when we got the lowest team score. I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s nice to stand in front of the judges and get the positive feedback and comments.
Being in Jeopardy and Saying Goodbye to Danica and Val
I was sort of expecting to be in jeopardy because I was in the bottom of the leader board last week. Since I expected to be there, I didn’t think much about it by the time I was performing. Peta was definitely more nervous than me, and that’s not to say I wasn’t nervous at all—I definitely was—but she has a very tough time of hiding her facial expressions. I think partially because she was so nervous, it kind of forced me to be the stronger person in the situation. It helped me kind of laugh it off and smile a little bit.
I never had much time to converse with Danica. She was always very sweet, in fact, it turns out my old neighbor is her brother-in-law. It’s a strange family connection, but beyond that, she was really focused, and I’ve got to say, Val is the most enjoyable male performer to watch. All of them are talented, so at this point it’s completely subjective, but to me, he has the strongest lines and hits the strongest moves. I’m going to be bummed. I loved the choreography he put together.
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283 high quality screen captures along with 12 HQ episodic stills of James & Peta doing the Samba for Week 7 of Dancing With The Stars have been added to the gallery. Be sure to head over and check them out! Thanks to my good friend Melanie Jo at Rebel Wilson Network for the stills.