Ballroom Dance > Dancing on TV > Who could replace Carrie Ann?

Discussion in 'Dancing on TV' started by chachachacat, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Fine... fine. Long story short. Most of us agree that Carrie Anne's clueless, from a ballroom perspective. But ... the list of potential C-A replacements is pretty darn short, so far. :?
  2. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    I actually think Toni would be fantastic.
    She is absolutely stunningly beautiful, very articulate, has a cool accent, extremely knowledgeable, probably won't grip about things being "too American style".
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    What did Porfirio say again? Maybe it's time. :wink:
  4. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    hey, i made three suggestions bucko
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    game is they all come:rolleyes:
  6. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    I actually think that could be an issue, since there would then be no Americans on the "judging" panel--just a Brit, an Aussie and an Italian.
  7. Medira

    Medira New Member

    Maybe he was looking for the nearest set of tight latin pants? ;)
  8. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    If I could actually fit in them, that would be a different matter... :oops:
  9. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Good point. That probably wouldn't go over too well, with an American audience. :?
  10. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    Depending on how you define "american" (example, ruling out everyone with an accent) you could end up excluding a near majority of the best known US dancers/teachers.
  11. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Also, if we're talking about such closed-minded understandings of American, Toni looks more "American" than Carrie Ann or Bruno!
  12. DancingMommy

    DancingMommy Active Member

    Why not get Sonia Kruger? (aka Tina Sparkle???) An actual ballroom dancer turned newscaster.... Now whoda thunk that?

    Oh yeah... She's a moooooveeeeeeeee star, too. A ballroom movie star? Not a bit part actor in some schlocky piece of camp.... Oh wait.... Bitter, me?
  13. alemana

    alemana New Member

    that would pretty much be the ideal person - ballroom *and* broadcasting experience. it would be great if someone had the opportunity to become the Dick Button of ballroom telecasting.
  14. Another Elizabeth

    Another Elizabeth Active Member

    Anybody remember David Canty? He was doing quite well in the US senior standard ten years back, and his day job was radio announcer. Sounds like a good combination to me.
  15. RIdancer82

    RIdancer82 New Member

    But should it really matter whether someone looks or sounds American? I mean who really cares if they're American or European or Australian? Does everyone here really think that the audience is going to mind a diverse international panel of judges? Is it possible that viewers will see it as something that makes the show more interesting?
  16. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    Personally I couldn't care less how someone looks or sounds RI, but I was offering that idea in response to the post Chris S made. As far as how it would be seen, I can't really guess, only hope.
  17. Fedya

    Fedya New Member

    I think that Wendy Johnson would make a great judge.
  18. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    I wonder if there isn't a fair amount or risk to real ballroom professionals who participate - they get exposure, but in more detail and perhaps not as favorable light as an ordinary competition where they either dance in a more traditional format, or rank couples but don't have to comment.
  19. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    Joe and Mary Sixpack don't know any of the "best known" US dancers/teachers.
  20. Chris Stratton

    Chris Stratton New Member

    True, but part of the problem with the current panel is that the dance community doesn't think they have enough ballroom knowledge - the purpose of getting a well known ballroom personality would be to rectify that immediately, rather than a lesser known person having to prove their expertise by saying sensible things over the course of the show.

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