Mark Ballas & BC Jean Release "We Three Kings" Music Video

November 29th, 2017

 

Following back-to back No. 1 Itunes rankings for their first two EP's, recording duo Alexander Jean, composed of dancer and musician Mark Ballas and songwriter (and wife) BC Jean-- are getting in the holiday spirit with their first Christmas song. “We Three Kings” is the duo's rendition of the beloved Christmas carol, and it shines with their trademark style of raw rhythmic pop/rock. The duo is joined by American Idol alum Casey Abrams in a video premiering exclusively on Billboard. 

Alexander Jean are currently on tour as an opening act for acclaimed violinist and recent DWTS runner-up (and partner to Mark) Lindsey Stirling on her Warmer in the Winter Christmas tour.

“We felt like we could do something earthy and cool with this particular song,” Mark and BC said. “This version of the holiday classic could be played any time of the year and be enjoyed. It’s not your traditional Christmas carol.

"To us 'We Three Kings' was the perfect choice because although it is classic it sometimes lives in the shadows to some of the other famous Christmas tunes," they said. "Once we began playing with the arrangement we both felt we needed a third king, which led to the idea of having a featured artist. The light bulb went off immediately for us, we turned to each-other and said 'Casey Abrams' at the same time. We knew we wanted the third voice to have power and grit and also bring a third harmony to the table creating 'The Three Kings' sound enhancing our duo into a dynamic trio."

“We Three Kings” will be available for purchase and streaming Thursday on all platforms. 


Article by Chris Malone.  Original posting: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8053844/mark-ballas-bc-jean-alexander-jean-we-three-kings-video


Dancing With the Stars Crowns a New Champion

November 22nd, 2017

The season finale of Dancing With the Stars reunited the entire cast for one more show.  First up was the favorite dances of the three finalists.  Lindsey and Mark elected to dance their jive to Wake Me Up Before You Go by Wham!  The fast and furious dance was a hit with the audience and the judges, earning Team Stark their 3rd perfect score of the final competition.


The final round of dances was the dance fusion challenge, where the teams had to fuse to dance styles into one dance.  Lindsey and Mark were assigned a cha cha/Paso Doble fusion to Hot2Touch.  Once again Lindsey and Mark nailed it, getting a standing ovation and effusive praise from the judges.  They earned three more 10's, giving them a perfect 140 score for the final competition.


After the fusion dances the fans had 5 minutes to vote for their favorites, then the final placings were announced.  Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson received third place and then Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold were announced as the winners.  Lindsey and Mark received second place for the competition.

Congratulations to all the couples and thanks for an amazing season!

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