Jason Mraz Reflects on Memorable Performance with Taylor Swift, Dances to Her Song on ‘Dancing With The Stars


In an exclusive interview with Page Six, Jason Mraz reminisced about his 2011 collaboration with Taylor Swift during her “Speak Now” tour stop in Los Angeles. Recounting the experience of sharing the stage with Swift, Mraz praised her generosity as a performer, acknowledging her inclusivity of other artists, dancers, and crew members. He expressed his admiration for Swift’s genuine personality and emphasized that her success wasn’t manufactured but rooted in her authentic musical journey, starting from venues like The Bluebird in Nashville.

Mraz highlighted how Swift’s career served as motivation for him, citing her commitment to being true to oneself and the strong work ethic she embodies. According to him, Swift’s approach of sharing her passion aligns with his artistic principles.

During the “Taylor Swift Night” episode on Dancing with the Stars, Mraz showcased his dance skills alongside his partner Daniella Karagach with an Argentina tango routine to Swift’s “Don’t Blame Me.” Their performance earned a perfect score of 40/40 from the judges, propelling them to the semi-finals of Season 32.


Reflecting on his standing as the sole male celebrity contestant against Ariana Madix, Charity Lawson, Alyson Hannigan, and Xochitl Gomez, Mraz expressed excitement. His partner Karagach mentioned their hard work and overcoming illness, highlighting the immense achievement of performing their best on the show.

Choreographer Mandy Moore, a guest judge on Dancing with the Stars, praised Mraz’s performance, commending his improvement and comeback during the competition. Moore, known for her work on Swift’s Eras Tour, also shared insights into the creative process behind the tour, revealing Swift’s fondness for particular routines like “Vigilante [S–t]” and “Willow.”

Fans can catch Dancing with the Stars on ABC and Disney+ every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, followed by streaming on Hulu the next day.