WHAT YOU NEVER SAW
VAL CHMERKOVSKIY and LAURIE HERNANDEZ danced to "Pure Imagination." It was Laurie who discovered Jane's version and asked the show to let them dance to it. Val and Laurie were standing right next to where Jane and I were sitting (right next to the stage) and when Val introduced Laurie to Jane, her jaw dropped and her eyes opened wide. It was a total surprise to Laurie. I, of course, told Val earlier, that he was Jane's favorite dancer. There was a moment on stage when there was a commercial that Val looked right at Jane and winked at her. Ok So maybe Jane and I felt like teenagers, but it was SO CUTE. Thank you, Val, for getting us the great seats. And you and Laurie really deserved those 10s.
SHARNA BURGESS hurt her knee badly last week and couldn't dance with JAMES HINCHCLIFFE. James had to switch partners and was now dancing with Jenna. What the audience didn't see was Sharna, standing on stage next to James, hugging him, giving him last minute instructions, and wishing Jenna good luck. She literally was on stage until two seconds before they were back live.
RYAN LOCHTE had to be on stage at the beginning of his number ,while Cheryl was on the dance floor. Two male pros were with him because they were dancing at the top of the number. Ryan's arms were shaking and he said, "I just can't relax." With that, one of the two dancers started rubbing Ryan's shoulders saying, "There, there man. You'll be ok."
IF JANA KRAMER AND HER DANCING PRO GLEB aren't having an affair, they should be. Off-camera they were very "familiar." I hope it's true. She deserves gorgeous Gleb.
Just before DEREK HOUGH and MARILU HENNER were going to dance, they took their places during commercial. She was on stage; he was on the floor. He could see how nervous she was, and he ran back to the stage to take her hands and say, "It's ok. You're going to be great." He made it back to his mark with one second to spare before the lights came up.
OK. So, I'm a bit sappy I thought it was all very sweet.
AND, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE-----
YOUR DANCING WITH THE STARS DREAM CAME TRUE
|Hanging in the green room--U-Jung Jung, Jane's bestie, Jane and Me|
Yup. She's practically on stage!
|Laurie and Val thanking Jane for her song|