James’ DWTS Blog: Meryl Davis Is My Biggest Competition

5.13.14
posted by Ang

Paying tribute to Michael Jackson
I’ve been in jeopardy the past two weeks, so knowing I was safe and knowing I was going to the finals just made doing the dances easier and a lot more enjoyable. I was nervous because at the beginning of the day I could barely walk. I had bad food poisoning the night before and I knew I would tough it out as best I could. When you’re sick, you’re sick. I was nervous about performing, especially the Michael Jackson number because I really wanted to do that song justice.

It was one of the biggest honors in my life to perform a brand-new Michael Jackson song. I think I was more nervous doing the cha cha [than the rumba] because I didn’t want to screw it up. It was a big honor, but it was also a lot of pressure, I think I did well. I know I’m the hardest person on myself, and I know there are a couple things I would have liked to hit harder and stronger, but I think it turned out well and I’m proud of this dance.

It was very nice to get another perfect score. I was ecstatic. I think it just gave me more motivation and confidence to keep going and believe in myself in terms of being a real competitor in these finals.

Saying goodbye to Charlie White
I was surprised that Candace and I were both safe and that these three amazing dancers were standing there in the red light. It was a relief too because I’ve been there and it’s not fun. It shows that this show is a combination of the score and the fan vote. I think there’s something to be said of Candace and myself, that we’re continuing to get better each week. I see that in her and I’d like to think I’m taking the judges’ advice, working harder, and getting more dance experience under my belt each week.

I was bummed and I know Peta was bummed [that Charlie was eliminated]. Sharna was probably Peta’s favorite dancer of the whole bunch. They’re all friends and those two are very close. I think it’s fair to say that Charlie has been the most supportive competitor, not just to me, but to everybody. I know he’s enjoyed the whole experience. We’ve had great conversation and every time before I’m about to perform, he’s always got the same positive energy and smile. He’s the kind of competitor I like to be around.

Making it to the finals!
We’re both really excited. Peta is ecstatic because it’s only the second time she’s been in the finals. The only other time was in her second season with Donald [Driver] and she won it. So it’s a familiar feeling for her, but she’s also that much more nervous. I’ve literally put blood, sweat, and tears into this competition and making it all 10 weeks is rewarding. We’re going to give it everything we’ve got because at this point there’s just no turning back.

Being in these finals is such an honor for me because everyone is so talented. I think Amy has a huge advantage being paired with Derek. He’s very creative with her and making what they do incredibly sharp. Meryl is an incredibly strong dancer and has the technique as an ice skater that’s obviously transitioned well to the dance floor with her and Maks. And Candace has constantly been progressing, and I think America loves seeing that. It’s really hard to say who the biggest competitor is, I guess Meryl, just in terms of dance ability.

You can read the rest of James’ blog over on Parade.com!

James & Peta Murgatroyd attend 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango

5.11.14
posted by Ang
filed under Photos

49 high quality photos of James and his Dancing With The Stars pro, Peta Murgatroyd at 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango have been added into the gallery. I’ll be adding more photos as I find them so be sure to check back!

Gallery Link:
- 05.10.14 – 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2014 Wango Tango

Dancing With The Stars: Week 8 Captures & Stills Added

5.10.14
posted by Ang

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.


Gallery Links:
- Dancing With The Stars > Screen Captures > Week 8 – The Viennese Waltz
- Dancing With The Stars > Episodic Stills > Week 8 – The Viennese Waltz

Dancing With The Stars: James & Peta dance the Viennese Waltz & the Jive with Amy & Derek

5.9.14
posted by Ang


E!’s Watch with Kristin: Could James Maslow Be the Next Bachelor?!

5.9.14
posted by Ang
filed under Interviews, Video


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!

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JamesMaslow on Youtube: #AskTeamJeta Round 2

5.7.14
posted by Ang

James’ DWTS Blog: I Want to Get to the Finals So We Can Do Our Freestyle

5.6.14
posted by Ang

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.

You can read the rest of James’ blog over on Parade.com!

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