British hunk and All My Children alum Aiden Turner has teamed up with BuddyTV to bring you the inside scoop as he competes for the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Here's what's on Aiden's mind as he prepares for his second live performance tonight!
A while ago, ABC approached me to do Dancing with the Stars
I knew from my friend and co-star Cameron Mathison that it was an
amazing opportunity, so I decided to go for it. I saw him go through it,
so I knew it wasn't going to be easy, but I was very excited. I've
never danced like this before and as an actor, I'm not really accustomed
to performing in front of a live audience. So it's safe to say that
this whole experience is really new to me.
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That being said, I look at this as a great opportunity to challenge
myself. If ever there was a time to overcome my fear of performing live,
it's now--with an audience of over 23 million people watching! I'm
going to work really hard at moving my hips and learning all these dance
moves. If I get that down I think I could go far in this competition.
Last week Edyta and I did the Cha-Cha, and we had about three weeks to learn
it. Edyta said it was one of the fastest Cha-Cha's that she's ever done,
so I'm proud of us for getting through it. We worked hard and gave our
absolute all on the dance floor. Even though it didn't seem to impress
the judges much, we had fun. We were a little disappointed in the
judges' comments after having worked so long and hard, but that just
gave us more fuel for this week's dance: the Foxtrot.
Honestly, being on DWTS
is everything I expected it to be and
more. It's A LOT of hard work, but also even more fun. I've had a good
time getting to know my fellow competitors; they're all great people and
as excited as I am to be on the show!
It's show day now and there is a good feeling in the air on set. I
really appreciate all the support from my friends, family, and
especially the fans! I hope to do everyone proud this week and get
through tomorrow's elimination round.
So be sure to tune in to Dancing with the Stars
tonight at 8pm on ABC to see our fantastic foxtrot, and send in your votes for Edyta and me at ABC.com or on our voting line: 1-800-868-3409
. Thank you again for your support!
Next week, if we get through,
we're doing the Quickstep to an amazing piece of music. -- Aiden
(Photo courtesy of ABC)