Yep, you heard me right, she talks about Naked Derek. Anyway, love this girl. She’s so down to earth and friendly. She also talks about Noah versus Amy, Robert, Riker…and Naked Derek. Thanks to Peggy for the heads up on this one.
I’m admittedly a latecomer to ABC’s long-running dance-a-thon, but I’ve been hooked since the first time I watched those sparkly celebs cha-cha across my flat-screen. Now, with the legendary Radio City Music Hall as my playground, I was stepping into their dance shoes with the most decorated of all the Dancing pros. After watching Hough and his partner, Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin, rehearse an insanely impressive tango, I had the daunting task of stepping in and learning a few moves myself.
In a new E Online rehearsal interview, Derek and Nastia talk about Dancing With The Stars and “Spring Break” week. They plan to bring out the fire and the lasers for the tango (Bring It Guys. You’ve got this!). They talk about dating too. Derek’s replies are funny…
Well, it’s going to happen eventually…but I’m sure everything will be fine! There’s an excerpt from TVGuide.com below, but be sure to click the link to read the whole thing.
I won’t say this week is crazy – I’m sure you’re sick of hearing me say that. It’s gonna be a patchwork week. We have our individual dance, the tango, which is looking good. We pretty much have the whole thing down and need to refine everything. Nastia is a quick learner and now that we’re getting halfway through the season, I want to increase the difficulty in the routines, but it’s tough to modulate since we’re not together on the weekends. I try to record and explain as much as I can to Sasha. We spend so much time just texting videos back and forth.
That is the good news. We also have the group dance this week and I wish I could tell you how that is going! Nastia and I haven’t started at all yet. We picked teams after the show and we’re on Team YOLO with Willow and Mark, Noah and Sharna, and Robert and Kym. We came up with a concept before I had to come back to New York. I had envisioned it starting off with Noah beating on a drum and doing his thing, and then Robert would come in. It was all planned out, and then yesterday afternoon, Mark calls and says they changed the whole concept. They’re still working it out, so I don’t really know the specifics yet. Nastia is leaving tonight, so she will learn it this weekend. I won’t learn it until Monday morning! So we’ll see what happens. This could be a last-minute miracle or it could be a mess! People bring up my team dance record, but it might be in jeopardy this week! I’ve been part of down-to-the-wire team dances before, but never like this.