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Andy Grammer Explains Why He Signed Up For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Andy Grammer Explains Why He Signed Up For 'Dancing With The Stars'

Who else was insanely excited to see that the reports of Andy Grammer joining Dancing With The Stars were true? Yep, us too!

“When I performed ‘Honey, I’m Good’ on Dancing with the Stars last season, it was obviously exciting and a thrill, but there was something extra and deeper about being there,” the 31-year-old singer wrote on Facebook, explaining his reason to join the show.

Andy continued, “Anyone who knew my mother, knows she LOVED dance. Anytime it came on the TV her eyes would light up and would get lost in the screen. I remember countless times sitting with her and listening to her say, “My one regret in life is that I wish I had been a dancer.” If you have lost someone close in your life, you know that it can be tough to stay/feel connected to those who pass on. Maybe you hear a song and it reminds you of them, or every time you eat a certain dish you feel their presence somehow. These things become really important in ways others might not understand. All I can say is that when I went in to do a rehearsal for DWTS last season, I was overcome with emotion and just barely kept my shit together. She would have completely lost her mind to sit front row at Dancing With The Stars and I could feel that in my chest loud and clear.

“So this one is for you mom. I don’t know how to dance, but I’m pretty sure that wherever you are it’s going to make you very happy to see me try. I miss you, I love you, and I will be stretching my hammies to make you proud. Game on. #DWTS.”

When I performed 'Honey, I'm Good' on Dancing with the Stars last season, it was obviously exciting and a thrill, but…

Posted by Andy Grammer on Monday, August 31, 2015

Peta Murgatroyd Won't Be Competing on 'Dancing with the Stars' This Season!

Peta Murgatroyd Won't Be Competing on 'Dancing with the Stars' This Season!

Oh no! Peta Murgatroyd is injured and needs surgery and won’t be competing on DWTS after all.

The 29-year-old dancer was originally paired with Andy Grammer, but she had an incident with her foot where she stepped down and knew something was not right.

“I wanted to check it out properly and make sure I was good to go for the season,” Peta told People. “I Got my MRI results back and it was a really bad diagnosis. It showed I had 4 torn ligaments and a floating piece of bone at the back of my ankle. My doctor said I needed surgery and I knew I needed to put my health first if I want to keep dancing on the show into my 30s.”

“It was devastating news for me,” adding that the injury will sideline her “for six to eight weeks.” She will need to have surgery.

“It was awful telling Andy. He had specifically asked to be partnered with me and I felt like I was letting him down,” Peta added. “But he understood and has been a great guy about it. I’m so in love with the show and I’m a very competitive person. It’s really sad. It’s super frustrating but I’m going to fine and I’m going to be back in week eight or nine of the show.”

Sharna Burgess & Val Chmerkovskiy Arrive Ready To Go For 'DWTS' Season 21

Sharna Burgess & Val Chmerkovskiy Arrive Ready To Go For 'DWTS' Season 21

Sharna Burgess shows off her bright red hair as she arrives at the dance studio for another day of rehearsals in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (August 28).

The 30-year-old pro dancer was joined by Dancing With The Stars co-stars Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater and Witney Carson.

Witney even got dropped off by her boyfriend, Carson McAllister and was seen giving him a kiss before practice.

“Season 21 of Dancing With The Stars is just around the corner!! Who’s ready?!” Witney posted recently on her Instagram with a stunning shot of her and Val.

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Carlos & Alexa PenaVega Join 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21!

Carlos & Alexa PenaVega Join 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21!

Looks like there’s going to be a lot of competition on Dancing With The Stars this season!

Husband and wife duo Carlos and Alexa PenaVega will both be putting on their dancing shoes!

“Say hello to married couple @therealcarlospena & @vegaalexa who will both be sharing the dance floor together this season! Stay tuned right here as their takeover @disneyland begins shorty! #DWTS #disneyland60,” the show’s official Instagram announced.

Carlos and Alexa join Bindi Irwin, Nick Carter, Hayes Grier and Victor Espinoza.

Val Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker & More DWTS Pros Do The Nae Nae - Watch Here!

Val Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker & More DWTS Pros Do The Nae Nae - Watch Here!

The Dancing With The Stars pros are whipping the nae nae around and we can’t decide just whose is the best!

Season 21 pros Val Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker, Mark Ballas, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgness, Peta Murgatroyd, Derek Hough, and Artem Chigvintsev have all tried out the latest dance move.

Troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, and even new contestants Nick Carter and Victor Espinoza are showing off their moves.

Check out all the vids below and let us know your fave!

Dancing with the Stars returns on Monday, September 14th on ABC.


DWTS Does the Nae Nae

Social Media Star Hayes Grier Joins 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21!

Social Media Star Hayes Grier Joins 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21!

Hayes Grier, known for his Vine and YouTube videos, has just announced that he will compete on season 21 of Dancing with the Stars!

The 15-year-old Internet Sensation took to Twitter and told his almost three million followers the great news.

“Start tweeting and retweeting #hayesdwts @DancingABC Love all of you who helped me get here. Go give the video a thumbs up and respond,” Hayes wrote. He announced the news officially on the Challenged app in a video.

“I’m going to go back to bed right now since I have my first rehearsal In a few hours. Keep the hashtags going and trending ! Be back soon ??” Hayes added.

DWTS season 21 begins on September 14!

Andy Grammer To Join 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21 (Report)

Andy Grammer To Join 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 21 (Report)

Is Andy Grammer the latest celeb to join the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars?

According to ET, the 31-year-old “Honey I’m Good” singer has joined chef Paula Deen, Chaka Khan, Nick Carter, jockey Victor Espinoza and Bindi Irwin on season 21 of the reality competition show.

Andy actually performed on the show last season, singing his hit song while Nastia Liukin, Derek Hough and Sasha Farber performed a modern Charleston.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Andy possibly joining the show?

Dancing With the Stars returns on Monday, September 14th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC.

UPDATE: The news has been confirmed! Watch the video announcement below.

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Added to 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21!

Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Added to 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21!

Nick Carter, well known for his time with the Backstreet Boys, has just joined the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars!

The 35-year-old entertainer revealed the news to Us Weekly, adding that he’s “excited” over the opportunity!

Nick added that his good pal from ‘NSYNC Joey Fatone convinced him to do the show after many offers over the years.

“He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, ‘It’s a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it’ll teach you a lot of stuff,’” Nick said of Joey. “He said, ‘You’ll get what you put into it.’ And I’m a hard worker, so I think it’ll be fun.”

“I never considered myself a great dancer. Even though funny enough I’ve danced my entire life, I might have had a little insecurity on that end. But I felt this time around I had some time and I think it’ll be a cool experience. I think they can teach me some stuff, Nick continued. “I hope maybe I can become a better dancer! It’ll be a great experience to learn how to ballroom dance. I have a tendency to get overweight pretty damn fast…so dancing has always kept me slim.”

The rest of the cast will be revealed on September 2 – stay tuned!

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