Jason Mraz is set to showcase his dance moves to Taylor Swift's iconic tracks in an upcoming episode of Dancing with the Stars. The celebrated "I'm Yours" artist, who once shared the stage with a young Swift, opened up to PEOPLE about his admiration for her meteoric rise in the music industry.
Reflecting on Swift's journey from a budding singer-songwriter to an international superstar, Mraz, 46, expressed his awe at her transformation. “It’s incredible to witness the career trajectory of an artist you've encountered early in their journey,” he remarked.
“Taylor’s evolution from a gifted singer-songwriter to a global sensation is truly remarkable”. As the DWTS competition intensifies, Mraz and his dance partner, Daniella Karagach, 30, are preparing a special Argentine Tango, inspired by Swift’s music, for the show’s eagerly awaited Swift-themed night on Nov.
21. Mraz conveyed his excitement about the evening, noting it as a significant honor for Swift to have her music celebrated on such a platform.
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The Grammy Award-winning artist also shared his diverse interests in the themed nights of DWTS, citing his enjoyment of previous themes like Motown and music video night.
As the season 32 finale approaches on Dec. 5, Mraz candidly discussed the challenges he faces. “The daily demands of the show can be exhausting, it’s like a full-time job,” he admitted. Despite the rigors of the competition, Karagach contradicted any notion of frustration with Mraz, acknowledging their shared fatigue yet celebrating their achievement of making it to the top six contestants.
Mraz highlighted the camaraderie among the contestants, expressing his fondness for fellow competitors like Harry Jowsey, Barry Williams, and Allison Hannigan. “It’s less about the competition and more about mutual support and admiration,” he said.
However, he expressed his discomfort with the elimination aspect of the show, wishing for all participants to have continued success. This heartfelt glimpse into Jason Mraz's experience on DWTS not only showcases his respect for Taylor Swift's artistic growth but also sheds light on the supportive atmosphere behind the scenes of the popular dance competition.