Exciting news, HollywoodLifers! ‘DWTS’ pro-dancer Mark Ballas is officially our guest blogger for Season 19! Mark penned his first-ever blog for us, right after the Sept. 15 premiere, dishing on his first performance with partner Sadie Robertson. Click for exclusive scoop, directly from Mark!
Mark Ballas and Sadie Robertson are certainly the couple to watch on Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars! The pair performed an incredible Cha Cha on the premiere, earning one of the highest scores of the night — 34! For his debut blog, Mark writes all about the first week back in the ballroom. Keep coming back to HollywoodLife.com each week for Mark’s exclusive stories, plus behind the scenes pics — like this awesome selfie with Sadie!
‘Dancing With The Stars’: Mark Ballas Exclusive Blog — Season 19 Premiere
Hey there, HollywoodLife.com!
I’m Mark Ballas, pro-dancer, singer and songwriter. You might know me from a little show called Dancing With The Stars! This season is my 15th season on the show, and it’s been a crazy ride. I’m really excited to be guest blogging here each week. You can expect stories from rehearsals, show day antics, challenges and my thoughts about everything from that week’s show.
I thought it was a great premiere! A very raw, very different kind of premiere!
Not to mention, I was very impressed with Sadie who just pulled it out of the bag. She hit this “on” switch that I hadn’t seen in rehearsals yet. It blew me away! She was so cute, and her face lit up the whole room. She had a lot of rhythm, which is amazing for someone with no dance experience. She’s naturally gifted — she’s got it!
I thought the entire evening was cool. I love Julianne [Hough] as a judge! It’s nice to have someone judging who has been in my position before, and knows what they’re talking about because they’ve experienced it, they’ve lived it, they’ve done it! She also knows what it takes to win.
Overall, I thought the entire evening was cool. We had a great opening show, and I’m really excited to continue and drive all the way to the finals with Sadie!
Until next week!
Mark Ballas just released his brand new EP “Kicking Clouds” on September 16. Check it out here!
HollywoodLifers, make sure to come back every week throughout the season to follow Mark’s journey on this season of Dancing With The Stars, and let us know what you thought about his opening routine with Sadie on the premiere!
— Mark Ballas