Laurie Hernandez, Val Chmerkovskiy “Ellen DeGeneres Show” Video – Watch Dance Performance!
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy gave a special performance on Monday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Check out the video below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, the Olympic gymnast and the “DWTS” pro are the frontrunners during season 23 of “DWTS.” In fact, last week, Hernandez and Chmerkovskiy became the first to earn a perfect score in the competition. The dynamic duo brought that talent to DeGeneres’ show, where they performed a tango.
Of already achieving a perfect score, Hernandez told DeGeneres, “It definitely adds up that expectation for us. So I feel like we definitely have to keep improving every week, which we definitely do.” Chmerkovskiy noted, “It’s a lot of pressure, but I think going in with Laurie Hernandez was a lot of pressure from the get-go. She just won the Olympics. She’s this national treasure.”
The talk show host pointed out that the gig sometimes requires Hernandez to be “sexy” at 16, prompting the teen to say, “The steps are really important on the show, but Val is always talking about this emotional connection we’re supposed to have.” Chmerkovskiy seemed to worry that sounded unseemly, given their age difference, and clarified that dance is about “how you make people feel.”
And since Hernandez has never had a boyfriend, Chmerkovskiy said he’s had to “reference things like The Notebook” to get his young partner in the right frame of mind. The blossoming star went on to discuss her crush on Dave Franco, and DeGeneres surprised her with a video message from the actor. Watch below!