“Chris Marques puts pressure on me”

MAINTENANCE - The singer performs on the floor of the TF1 dance competition this Friday, September 23 at 9:10 p.m.

Four buzzes from the jury from the first prime time! All it took was a cha-cha-cha for Billy Crawford impresses the judges of " Dance with the stars ". On the arm of Fauve Hautot (which totals three victories the latest of which, last year, with Tayc), the 40-year-old Filipino singer qualified directly for the next stage, as did Carla and Stéphane Legar last week. This evening, the man who made himself known in the early 2000s with Trackin' will give her second performance and will try her hand at contemporary dance. The opportunity to learn more about his presence in this competition, and his motivations.

TV MAGAZINE. – Why did you agree to participate in “Dancing with the Stars”?
Billy Crawford. – It's something I've never done in my life. I have never participated in a competition and I have never practiced ballroom dancing. And it's been almost 20 years since I've been on stage. These are new challenges for me.

The jury hailed your first performance but, overall, which judge do you fear the most?
Chris Marques puts pressure on me. But the one I want to impress is François Alu. I feel that his criticisms and advice will help me.

A word about your partner, Fauve Hautot?
She's great but dancing with her also puts pressure on me because she knows everything, the dances, the stage, the judges. For this competition, I have to forget everything I learned for twenty years, because ballroom dancing is something else. So even when I go home and I'm with my family, I find it hard to think of anything else.

“I hope that the French public has not forgotten me”

Billy Crawford

This is your reunion with the French public…
Yes, it's been almost 20 years! Today, I am 40 years old, I have changed. It's a great pleasure for me and it gives me even more motivation. I hope that the French public has not forgotten me. I love this country. In the Philippines, we speak Tagalog, English, there are 400 dialects, but I have never forgotten French. I love France, its culture... Then I lived here for five years. Whether I win or not, it's a great pleasure for me to be there.

In the Philippines, you host “Pilipinas got talent”, the adaptation of “France has an incredible talent”, and “Mask Singer”. Does the “Dancing with the Stars” format exist?
To be honest, I was supposed to host it, but it was canceled for budget reasons. But, now that I am participating in “Dancing with the Stars” as a candidate, I tell myself that presenting would have been more relaxed for me!

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