Nick Carter had a tough dance this week on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ but he’s breaking down just what happened — and how he felt about the judges ‘ comments.
During week two of Dancing with the Stars, fan-favorites Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess wow’d us with the Jive, but unfortunately fell down the leaderboard with a score of 21/30. However, in our weekly HollywoodLife.com blog from Nick, he explained what exactly happened with his footwork, the shoes, and the timing — all very important things when dancing! Here’s Nick’s blog.
This week was a little nerve-racking because we had two dances, and I felt that I was a little under-prepared — not knowing these dances necessarily, doing them for the first time was such a challenge. But I was ready to go when the show began, and I was totally prepared in my mind to put on a good performance. Unfortunately, Sharna and I didn’t get our counts right because the music didn’t start right in the very beginning. That caused us to be delayed, as we came up to the stairs, so everything throughout the routine was pushed back and behind. Eventually, we caught up and everything seemed good. As I was supposed to turn around and bring the camera with me, I slipped!
I should have known better — my black shoes have rubbery grips placed on them. I didn’t do that on the gold shoes. Those shoes were fine when I did the Cha Cha (the gold shoes were the blue ones from week one), but because the jive is a more intense routine and your legs have to be lifted a lot more. So I slipped and got a little flustered for second. I felt like we ended it good, and we finished the right way. I felt we gave a great performance for being the opening act.
When the judges gave the scores, some of them said I was a little messy, but there was a reason for that. All of those in consideration, I’m a professional. I’ve done this for a long time, so it’s kind of frustrating to get judged on that, knowing that it was out of my control. At the same time, I still felt like we gave a great performance. So when given three sevens, I wasn’t upset at it, I just said to myself, ‘Hey you know what?that’s how they view it, and maybe they hold me at a high standard and I need to do a good job.’
I’ve moved on from it, and I’m just looking forward to the next thing that we do. Now I feel like I’m kind of getting my footing, my confidence and understanding, that I’ve done this for a long time and there is no reason for me to be insecure. I’m switching over a little bit in my mind, thinking to myself, ‘Hey, I’m gonna be better, it’s gonna take some time. These are new routines that I’ve never done before and I’m human just like everyone else. I need to work hard just like everybody else on this show, in order to be good.’
I know who I am and I know what I’m capable of doing, and I believe that hopefully I will progress and get better as this goes on. That’s how I am. I keep on working until I get good at something. This show is fun but challenging at the same time and it requires you to do something that you’ve never done. Overall, it’s not about me, it’s about giving the audience and the people watching, the greatest performance that I can give them. I look forward to growing.
— Nick Carter
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