Maksim Chmerkovskiy


Dancing's Maks: Kate Did Much Better

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

I hope you enjoyed the show this week. What did you think of the two-score format?

I thought it was a good idea. In the end, it doesn't really matter out if your score is out of 30 or 60 — you can think of it like combining two weeks of scores without an elimination. But if they're going to bring it back, the judges need to be a little bit more constructive in their criticism. They got it wrong in many couples' cases this week. Backstage, everyone was like, "Why are you marking everybody so low?" Then all of the sudden ...
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Dancing's Maks: I Admire Erin's Strength, Tony for Teaching Kate

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

So what did you all think of our waltz? I told you it was going to be risky!

I'm so happy with it and am so proud of Erin. She did a great job. My goal with the dance was to create something of audiences to remember us by in the future. You know how there are certain routines that stand out every couple of seasons and ones that people still talk about? I wanted it to be as memorable ...
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Dancing's Maks: Celebs Need to Be Nice to Their Partners

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you enjoyed the shows this week. What did you think?

It feels great to make it through elimination because now Erin knows everything about the show. We've been through a grueling rehearsal process, the elimination process, the "Oh my God! How come they're not calling us safe?" process, the "I'm about to puke" process, so we've done it all. I'm happy to move on and there's nothing that she doesn't know about now.

I thought our foxtrot was great and she did a great job, given that she was coming off a nervous cha-cha performance. I have to give a lot of credit to Erin because we were the only couple who didn't start our second dance before the show began. All the couples are ...
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Dancing's Maks Trying to Turn a Tomboy into a Princess

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a good week! Did you enjoy the show on Monday? I thought it was a great show.

As you know, we got a 21 for our cha-cha. I'm very pleased with our performance. Erin had to get this one out of the way. I think we did exactly we did exactly what we should've done. She came out and showed that yes, she's able, yes, she's capable and yes, she's nervous as hell, but she's going to come out and do her thing. I'm happy ...
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Dancing's Maks Ready to Have Fun on Premiere

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

The big day is almost here! I've been in L.A. for a week and I'm so excited to be back. It's funny because I stay away from L.A. during the off-season so that when I do come back I don't feel like I'm forced to be here. I've realized I've accumulated a whole new circle of friends here and it's refreshing not to come back to a strange place. But it turns into me needing 48 hours in a day to do everything. And obviously Erin and I have to practice!

I'm kind of taking a different approach this season. For example, we have our second dance, but I'm not even going to touch the whole routine yet. Usually by ...
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Dancing's Maks: Erin's Mindset Is Great

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

I have the day off today because Erin is working. She has four games to cover, so no rehearsal. We're in North Carolina now, but will head back to L.A. on Sunday and will stay there — hopefully for the next 10 weeks!

Erin is doing great. We've done the first two dances now since there's no ...
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Dancing's Maks: Season 10 Will Be "Fun, Chill and Happy"

Dancing with the Stars - Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone!

Did you miss me? I'm back to blog about Season 10 of Dancing with the Stars. I'm really excited for the season — I think it's going to be great — and I'm having a lot of fun with my partner, Erin Andrews.

I'm in Atlanta right now for the Duke-North Carolina game on Friday. Apparently Duke's coaches love me. I don't know what that means! I'm a little afraid that I'm going to be on the sideline and they'll be like, "Hey, do the cha-cha!" It's going to be fun. I've never been to a college game before. It's like if you've never gone swimming before to be dropped into the ocean.

Erin and I are having a great time. Any time you ...
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Dancing's Maks Predicts Donny for the Win, Says Dmitry "Dropped the Ball"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Thanks again for your comments. Let's get right down to it, shall we?

I've gotten a lot of reactions about my tweet last night about Mya and Dmitry's paso doble looking similar to mine and Mel's. There is no way I'm going to get out of this sounding like an angel, but that dance was copied. I'm flattered, but contrary to what people think, I am not upset about it and don't look it in a negative light. It was a fantastic dance and I didn't say anything derogatory about it. Mel called me yesterday and I got messages from thousands of people on Twitter about it. Mel loved it! We both loved it! They did their thing. I was like, "Bam! Awesome!" Mya's an incredible dancer and it was a well-deserved 30. To my and Mel's supporters who are mad, don't take it personally. To everybody who's mad about my tweet and think ...
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Dancing's Maks Says the Pressure's on Donny, Wants a Radio Show

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Thanks again for all of your comments. It's been such a long season. Can you believe it's the finals now?

From what I see, what I know and what the little birdie told me, the pressure is all on Donny. I was saying all along — and I think everyone has been saying all along — that this guy is going to be in the finals. He's in the finals now, but what is he going do? Kym has been in the finale before and I think she is going to try to outdo herself and will pull out some things for the freestyle.

It's kind of been a theme of this show that the freestyle wins the competition. I don't know what it is about it. There's where Gilles lost it last season. I don't know what happened with Mel and me. I've never heard a negative comment about our freestyle — even the judges liked it. It was hip-hoppy but we did get a perfect score, so I don't know. Still, it's been a ...
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Dancing's Maks: I'm Very Happy for Kelly

Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your comments again. I've been busy the last couple days, so I haven't been able to write, but there's a lot to cover now.

I'm a little upset Joanna's out, but it's the nature of the show. People vote for their favorite to stay in. I am happy for Kelly. I think Kelly had a huge comeback week. Huge! She was kind of losing steam and she came back with a vengeance. I'm not going to say her dances were the dances of the night - clearly they weren't - but I think it was a very big step for herself. I'm not sure if I loved her rumba, but it was cool to see Kelly do something that she would probably never do in her life. There are certain dances that she looks ...
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