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Frankie Moreno on Oct. 9 ‘DWTS’ with ‘Tangerine Honey,’ Lacey Schwimmer
By John Katsilometes
This “Tangerine Honey” song sort of sticks with you.
Frankie Moreno is playing that original song, a highlight in his show at the Stratosphere, on Oct. 9 during “Dancing With the Stars: All Stars” on ABC. He’ll be appearing with “DWTS” pro dancer Lacey Schwimmer and her partner Kyle Massey, both of whom have also been members of the “Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas” cast at Tropicana.
As Moreno said today, “Tangerine Honey” is to be the first segment of a two-song medley. The second half is his familiar cover of Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Rockin’ My Life Away,” the song that closes each show at the Stratosphere.
“DWTS” producers were wowed by a clip from the performance, shown to them by Schwimmer, of Moreno playing the piano with his back to the instrument and his arms crossed across his chest. He finishes the number while laying on his back across the top of the piano, all of which make for good TV.
Written by the Moreno brothers (Frankie, Tony and Ricky) during a trip to Paris a couple of years ago, “Tangerine Honey” is a highlight on Moreno’s superb new CD, conveniently titled “Frankie Moreno,” which was released last week during a party and performance at the Stratosphere.
Moreno is in heady company as a guest performer on "DWTS." Scheduled to appear on tonight's broadcast are Justin Bieber and Pitbull."
"This is the biggest thing that's happened to me so far, and it's been like a whirlwind with one door opening another," said Moreno, who in June signed a two-year extension at the Stratosphere that keeps him under contract at the hotel through 2015. "I'm just tryin' to hang on to the keyboard."