Evaluating the competition. sasha farber is paired with Selma Blair for season 31 dancing with the starsbut he thinks several other couples could give them a run for their money.
“There are definitely a lot of dark horses, and Trevor [Donovan] I came into this competition scared to dance,” the 38-year-old ballroom professional exclusively said. us weekly on Tuesday, October 4. “That’s, like, the main thing you wouldn’t do if you’re scared to dance, is do a dance show. And it’s firing flat out. She is doing phenomenal.”
the burn the ground alum also thinks charli d’amelio and your partner, Mark Ballas, are one of the couples to watch as the season progresses. “Growth is coming,” Farber said. U.S. “Charli is very young and she’s maturing every week, which is amazing, which means they’re on the right track.”
The 18-year-old TikTok star is a trained dancer, but according to Farber, that kind of background doesn’t always translate to a win in ETAP. “The best dancer doesn’t always win,” she explained. “It’s a race, and it’s a long one. It’s a marathon. So I think everyone has their own little advantages and disadvantages.”
The Russian-born dancer noted that D’Amelio’s age could be a handicap, but it could also make her adaptable. “She is young… so it will be difficult for her to show the feeling, the emotion,” she said. U.S. “That’s going to be a great thing that he’s going to learn on the show.”
Despite all the healthy competition, Farber and Blair, 50, have been rocking the ballroom, even as the cruel intentions star dances while battling multiple sclerosis. During the Monday, October 3 episode, the duo danced the rumba while Blair was blindfolded.
“It was helping me block out some of the noise,” said the Legally Blonde explained the actress after the performance. “I have real sensory overload and close my eyes a lot, so this was a treat. But also, it can be quite disorienting but really exciting, and I loved it and I love Sasha.”
Farber, for her part, explained that the blindfold was something she thought about during rehearsal after noticing that Blair often closes her eyes while practicing. “She wanted her to be as comfortable as possible on the dance floor, and we put a spin on it,” she said. “It worked. It was a gamble and I’m very proud of it.”
After the season premiere, Farber’s estranged wife, emma slater, told reporters that Blair’s first performance on the Disney+ series brought her to tears. “To look at her and say she’s an inspiration is an understatement,” the 33-year-old UK native said in September. “She is just magical to me.”
Farber and the dance professional called it quits in August after four years of marriage. the My goodness! The star is partnered with Donovan, 43, this season.
“They are professionals and will not let their personal lives get in the way of ETAP”, said a source U.S from Farber and Slater in August, adding that the duo “will continue to work together as professional dancers.”
dancing with the stars airs on Disney+ on Mondays at 8pm ET.
With information from Christina Garibaldi