Though he wasn’t on the episode, the 24-year-old entertainer recently spoke exclusively to JJJ about his time on the show and what he was excited about for the 10th anniversary show.
“I’m looking forward to seeing some performances from the old celeb contestants!” James shared about the episode.
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JJJ: What were some of your favorite moments on the show?
JM: The freestyle was pretty awesome. It was probably the dance I was most comfortable with since it was the only one remotely similar to the kind of dance I had done before. Plus, we won it so that was pretty cool.
JJJ: Can you pick your favorite dance? Why that one?
JM: The modern dance to Frozen we got all 10s for was sick. It was fun to use some physicality and throw Peta around.
JJJ: What has the show meant to you?
JM: It was a really cool opportunity to meet and work with a whole world of professionals I may have otherwise never even met. I think it made me a better performer overall. Even though I doubt I ever do a rumba walk again.
JJJ: Looking back, what made you want to join in the first place?
JM: Honestly, it just seemed fun. I spoke with a couple of my friends who had previously done the show, like Joey Fatone and Victor Ortiz and everyone said the exact same thing. It’s a lot of work but a hell of a lot of fun. It was also a nice change of pace from filming and tour.
JJJ: What’s one thing that you would want to say to your partner now?
JM: Good luck finding a better partner! Just kidding. But seriously…
JJJ: If you could do it all again, would you?
JM: I’m glad I did the show, but I’d like the next time I go on DWTS to be to perform my own music.
JJJ: Are you watching the show now? Who are you rooting for?
JM: I haven’t kept up with every episode but of course I always cheer on Peta. Since she’s out now, my votes go to Whitney. Sorry guys!
JJJ: What was the biggest hurdle for you to get over during your time on the show?
JM: Rumba walk and “floaty” hands. Neither are natural to the human body.