One Life to Live and High School Musical Star, Corbin Bleu is blogging each week at AccessHollywood.com his journey on this season’s Dancing with the Stars on ABC.
In his first post today, Bleu reveals why he wanted to wait to finally compete in the ballroom dance floor series after being asked multiple times to join the DWTS Cast: “For me, it was still coming relatively close off of ‘High School Musical.’ … That’s the thing about the show, it’s a wonderful opportunity to promote and a wonderful opportunity to show people who you are. … I really wanted to be able to grow and just transform myself as an artist and as a person first. I wanted to be able to go off and do things like I did with Broadway and doing all these movies where I’m playing all these sort of crazy characters and being able to do the soap (‘One Life To Live)] — all these projects. I’m working as a producer and establishing my business.
Corbin also revealed that on tonight’s second episode of the Dancing with the Stars 17th season, that he and his partner Karina Smirnoff, will be dancing the Jive but with a theme of a tribute to his High School Musical days: “Our contemporary (dance routine) was very intimate and more passionate in terms of a love relationship and very ethereal and then our jive [will have a theme]. … I said [to Karina], ‘Why don’t we do a ‘High School Musical’ tribute?’ … Like a swan song to our youth… I get a chance to show people where I came from and in turn, you get a chance to see the difference to where I am now.” Are you looking forward to Corbin’s second dance tonight? Are you rooting him on? What do you think about his decision to wait till now till after he got more acting credits under his belt, before he went back into show that featured his dancing? Comment below!