Nick Carter hasn’t been busy in a while and is fighting for relevancy, so…
Us Weekly reports that the former Backstreet Boy has officially joined the Dancing With the Stars Season 21 after four years in a row of offers from the DWTS crew. “I’m excited,” he dishes in Us Weekly’s latest issue.
Fellow boy band rival-turned-friend, Joey Fatone participated in Seasons 4 and 15. and finally helped the star cave to the offer:
“He talks about it all the time and I was really debating if I wanted to do it, and he said, ‘It’s a great experience, it keeps you in shape and it’ll teach you a lot of stuff,'” Carter says of his ‘N Sync pal’s advice. “He said, ‘You’ll get what you put into it.’ And I’m a hard worker, so I think it’ll be fun.”
Oh yeah, and Carter’s little brother, singer Aaron Carter, finished in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff during Season 9 of the ABC hit, so there’s that:
“My brother was on it; he did great; and he’s a great little dancer and entertainer so I saw it through his eyes throughout that experience,” the elder Carter brother reveals. “And there’s a lot of competitiveness in me and I think there’s a little something inside of me that says, ‘Okay, I’m going to go there and represent the Carter name and do even better than what he did!'”
Can we stop pretending doing this is for anything but a little more fleeting, fleeting fame? As proof, check out what Nick Carter is up to lately…detailed in this 2012 music video below. Get it, Nick. It’s all you got.