“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…
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.”
“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.
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.
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 ‘NSYNCJoey 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!