'Dancing With the Stars' Exclusive: Cheryl Burke on Trying to Get William Levy To Dance Shirtless
Cheryl Burke weighs on last night's quickstep with her partner, William Levy, and her plans to get his shirt off on the dance floor!
We did an amazing job. The second week was really amazing. I wasn’t really expecting that because I thought maybe William would feel the Latin dances a little more, but I knew he had it in him. I am very proud, very happy.
Rehearsals have been going great. We had a lot less time than everybody else so it's nice to know that he does pick up choreography fast. This next week is going to be a true test to see who can learn their routine in just four days because we knew our first and our second dance, so it's really going to be about that pressure of learning a dance in just a day or two.
William is very picky about what he wears and what he looks like so I give my little input. I wanted to do a bold color like turquoise. I felt like it's really never been done before and it's hard to reinvent after so many seasons. Last night's dress was originally just supposed to be a turquoise dress, but I said, "We need to put the gold in here. We need to cut out the sides." Its important for me to just feel good in my dress.
William says, "I am the man. You are the woman. You should always shine." He is very like, "I don’t want to wear a color that is brighter than yours." He wants to be able to feel good in what he wears and I don’t think wearing bright colors is his thing.
I am trying to get that shirt off. I think it will happen. He is slowly starting to get into it so hopefully by the finale, you will just see it all off, if we are still here.
All of the competition is doing so well. It is really tough and you just need to always come out there and have your "A" game. Some people did better last night, some people did better last week. Anyone can go home and anyone can just come out of the woodwork and be amazing.