Nick and Sharna absolutely nailed the Viennese Waltz this week, but it was definitely a struggle — did you know they lost two days of rehearsal time?
This week in our HollywoodLife.com exclusive Dancing with the Stars blog, Sharna Burgess opened up about the struggling Downton Abbey waltz on the Sept. 28 episode, and how Nick Carter really transformed.
What an amazing night! Though it didn’t start out that way…this week was a really intense week for us. We didn’t get our music cleared ’til late on Thursday so I wasn’t able to teach Nick the routine until Friday. So considering all of the stress and losing two days and many hours of rehearsal, and also Nick’s frustration and the pressure that he puts on himself, I feel like he performed the Viennese Waltz beautifully.
We shared such a wonderful moment tonight where we really embodied the characters of Downton Abbey’s Matthew Crawley and Lady Mary, and for a moment, it felt like we were in a movie scene — not on the ‘Dancing With The Stars’ floor, not competing for a mirror ball trophy, but sharing this moment in time of playing these characters and having so much fun with it.
Honestly that’s truly what dance is for me — being able to step outside myself and who I am, and doing something completely different. Nick did just that as well and really was my true dance partner tonight; he was not my celebrity partner, and he wasn’t someone that I’m training for a competition. He became someone that was like my equal, and it felt awesome on the dance floor to enjoy that experience with him.
The judges’ positive comments and high scores after all the hard work we put in was incredible. We are also grateful for the love and support shown from fans last week and hope they continue to rally for us again in Week 3.
— Emily Longeretta