The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ premiere is coming up fast, and there’s been a lot of talk about whether or not pro dancers like ‘Glee’ star Heather Morris and gymnast Simone Biles have an unfair advantage on the dance floor. I don’t think that’s true, and here’s why.
Okay, I’ll admit it: I would be wayyy more nervous competing against a professional dancer and Olympic gymnast on Dancing with the Stars than your average actor or reality star. It sounds like that’s how a lot of DWTS competitors are feeling about Heather Morris, 30, and Simone Biles, 20, as the big premiere approaches. E! reported that one of the pros “said something about it,” complaining “that it isn’t fair.” I actually think that even though they’re obviously better dancers off the bat than newbies like Nick Viall or Mr. T, it’s completely fair to have Simone and Heather on the show, and DWTS will be better because of it!
Of course, it’s fun to watch an 80’s sitcom star that has no idea what he’s doing flounder around on the dance floor, but at it’s heart, DWTS is really a show about dancing. The bad dancers get weeded out right away, and the stars that work hard quickly get the hang of it and do an amazing job. That’s what we all really want to see: abundant talent and awesome moves! This year will be extra-great because Heather and Simone will turn up the heat, driving everyone to be even better.
So, how is that fair, you ask? The judges know that Simone and Heather are professionals. Because of that, they’ll pay closer attention to details that they would let slide for the other contestants, and that will help even the playing field. This certainly isn’t the first time someone more experienced has been cast for the show. Nicole Scherzinger was on season 10, and Kristi Yamaguchi was on season 6, and while they ended up winning the show, it was still a tough competition. I, for one, am super pumped to watch ALL of the stars dance during the big premiere on March 20!
HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Is it fair to have pros on the show? Let us know!