Johnny Weir on Dancing with the Stars

Sylvia

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DWTS Season 29's premiere is on ABC live at 8 pm Eastern tonight, September 14, 2020, and here's the link to the OTBT thread for the show: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/dancing-with-the-stars-season-29.107543/

I thought I'd start a separate thread dedicated to Johnny's performances/links to videos, news, etc. for those who only want to watch and/or talk about him.

Johnny tweeted on Sept. 10 that his first dance "will be a Cha Cha performed to the ever titillating “Buttons” by @pussycatdolls" - you can scroll though his Twitter feed to see his excitement about being on the show :): https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir

Here's how he was quoted in an Entertainment Weekly online article on Sept. 9:
"In my opinion, I'm one of the most humble people when it comes to anything outside of figure skating," he said. "I realize that this is not my profession; this is a sport and a technique that I've never studied or learned in my life. So I don't have big goals of grandeur for myself. I want to do a good job. I hope by the end of this I'm a good enough dancer to be considered a dancer. Definitely there are people that think that I have an advantage because I'm a figure skater, but this is like anything else. Like being a surgeon or an ear, nose, and throat doctor and then all of a sudden switching to being a dentist. It's a very different skill that I'm trying to learn and despite my predisposition for musicality and performance ability and being strong and elegant at the same time. I think that to judge me, before I even dance, as a favorite is a bit of a reach. I can't wait to see the other celebrities perform, I can't wait to see what I'm up against should I continue on in the competition for more than a week."
 
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:rofl: This from a man whose own website bills him as a "fashion icon" and a "pop-culture icon".
Well that's not exactly a "skill" one can learn in lessons. I'll grant it to Johnny anyway.

I haven't liked some of his commentary and sniping since he went to NBC but will root for him on DWTS. Skating uber alles.
 

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I haven’t watched this show for a while, but will give it a try again even tho Johnny mostly drives me nuts. I find he tries way too-hard to be oh-so edgy and avant-garde and ends up coming across as affected. And oh-so annoying. But I do think he will do well on this show dance-wise, just not sure if he will appeal to non-skating fans personality-wise.
 

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I'm wishing Johnny the best. I just hope he doesn't have the same hair style when GMA revealed he would be competing last week. If he does, I'll think of Pebbles Flintstone all night while he's competing. :rofl:
 

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I'm wishing Johnny the best. I just hope he doesn't have the same hair style when GMA revealed he would be competing last week. If he does, I'll think of Pebbles Flintstone all night while he's competing. :rofl:
You know he'll have a different hairstyle every week. Possibly even every day.
 

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I'm wishing Johnny the best. I just hope he doesn't have the same hair style when GMA revealed he would be competing last week. If he does, I'll think of Pebbles Flintstone all night while he's competing. :rofl:
If he makes it to Week 2, he can do his next dance to this:
 

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Here's the video of Johnny and new pro Britt Stewart dancing their Cha Cha in the DWTS 2020 premiere:
Their social media hashtag is #TeamBrijo

He tweeted afterwards: https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/1305680582039318528
So much fun!!!! I’m sure you could tell I was nervous but so proud to be here and to have such a wonderful partner in @BrittBStewart! Thank you guys! I love you!
 

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You know he'll have a different hairstyle every week. Possibly even every day.
You're so right! And he did have the "Pebbles Doo" when he arrived for his first practice and found out Britt was his partner! I nearly died!! All I could think about was "Look! There's Pebbles!" :lol:

I was so disappointed with their scores. Carrie Ann could have at least given Johnny and Britt a 7 or 8 even! They all should have given him at least a score of 7 because he was great! Instead, they scored 18 along with 4 other couples ... or was it 5 other couples?
 

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I wonder if they will take advantage of Johnny's (admittedly distant) pairs experience and do some interesting dance lifts.
 

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I finally watched this and I didn't think Johnny was underscored. He had nice extensions and musicality but his dance didn't have the flavor of the dance and he was a bit nervous and stiff.

My favorites are AJ and Skia and the woman from ODAAT.
 

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I thought he was very careful, which surprised me. I expected Johnny to be kind of loose and loving it. But it's early yet.
 

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By Nick McCarvel:
Excerpts:
So when he got a call in late August to be a part of the new season of the American TV dance competition Dancing with the Stars, he was in Los Angeles within a week.
“It happened very quickly, but I am so honoured to be a part of such a beloved show and honestly, whether I win or lose, my goal is to make just one person at home laugh, or smile or be inspired,” Weir told Olympic Channel in an exclusive interview.
“The world is so ugly right now that I hope my time on DWTS can make people forget their problems and be happy.”
“I’m very much a lone wolf when it comes to asking for advice from other people as everyone has a different journey, but Meryl Davis did reach out and told me to enjoy the process and not to focus on being perfect,” shared Weir. “Figure skaters are all perfectionists I’d say, so that was definitely good advice. Skaters have done so well on the show that I feel a lot of pressure to protect the sport’s legacy.”
 

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