Nick Carter puts a ton of pressure on himself — to make his partner, the Backstreets Boys, and his fans proud. Well this week, Sharna Burgess was completely blown by how wonderful he did, considering the crazy change to the dance that we didn’t see on TV!
They didn’t get a perfect score, but Sharna Burgess couldn’t be happier about Nick Carter‘s “beautiful” dance — especially after a short rehearsal week and how much pressure. Here’s her exclusive Dancing with the Stars blog.
This week was a particularly challenging week with Nick having to have a day off to fly to NY for a performance with the Backstreet Boys, and having two dances – one of which he was the team leader – and he took that very seriously.
Nick put a lot of pressure on himself this week to be great, and he was. I really see how much he wants this; how much he wants to make the Backstreet Boys proud; how much he wants to make himself proud, and how much he wants to take this all the way to the end. As his coach and his pro partner, that really excites me, and me so proud of him.
Our Argentine Tango may not have been received well by the judges tonight, however he really did step up to the plate in such a difficult week. We had to change a lot of our choreography on Sunday because the bed of roses on our stage was so big, and I only had an hour to change that on him; so everything considered, Nick performed beautifully. He was so strong, he was calm, he didn’t forget one step, and took care of me every step of the way especially in that lift which was not easy. Even though our scores weren’t what Nick wanted, and he did get critiqued for the Argentine Tango, he came back ready to give his all for our team dance, and to be the team leader that he knew he should be. He rallied everybody together, he brought everybody in and really helped deliver the performance of the night.
Going into next week, Icons week, we have an awesome song, highlighting a wonderful icon that I can’t wait to tell the story about. We have contemporary for our style of dance, which I think is going to suit him beautifully. I’m going to drill him on his lines and his posture, and put to work all of the notes that Carrie Ann gave us because I know he wants to make her proud and I know that Nick is waiting for that moment when he turns around and she says, “You did it!”
Thanks again to all the fans for their amazing support, we are so grateful! #TeamSharnick
— Emily Longeretta