Okay, I did something I’m not necessarily proud of. I watched Dancing With The Stars. TWICE.
When Willow Shields aka Primrose Everdeen was first announced for the show, we discussed our mixed feelings about a young, talented actress going on a television show typically populated by burnouts (and the occasional legend who is just really bored).
But then something else kicked in… persistent, unnerving CURIOSITY.
Well… Was she good? How complex are the dances? What’s the production quality on a show like that, anyway?
Someone retweeted Mark Ballas saying she was underscored. Was she underscored? We had to discover for ourselves. So we watched:
And hell, Mark was right! She kinda WAS underscored. Because if Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s dance in Silver Linings Playbook managed an average of 5, that shit was AT LEAST a 7, dammit! Why are you trying to take this joy away from a 14-year-old?!
But I know from my cheerleading days (I was 12. Allow me to keep my dignity!) that clean lines are really important in competition and.. *sigh*
And that was all it took. The morbid curiosity could only build from there. Oh damn, those dance actually look really difficult. Were they easier on her the next week? There were a couple problems in the first routine. Could she improve?
So yesterday, my bum met the couch once again for round 2:
And it was much better. And there’s still hope for Team MarkingJay– tackiest thing we’ve ever heard, by the way– despite the fact that she’ll eventually lose to Rumer Willis’ crazy-ass legs brought to you by years of personal trainers.
No, we’re not keeping this up. This show just ain’t our jive. But now that we’ve got a couple views out of the way, it’s nice to see that Willow is genuinely having fun with it and not allowing the competition element to drive her crazy. She’s too young for any drama!
But Not Too Young To Cuddle With Mark Ballas Sooooo Heyyyyy,
The Girl With The Pearl