When it comes to season 17, I’m as bored as Paris Hilton at a MENSA meeting. But I have an idea that would spice it right up! Let me explain….. I used to be a literature teacher. Given the opportunity, I could talk about the genius of Shakespeare, the timeless characters of Dickens, or the downright creepiness of Poe for hours on end (and put most of you to sleep in the process). So guess what that makes me when it comes to math? You guessed it….not great. But I look at it this way, I can balance my checkbook. Are there really that many more essential math skills that I need to know? Nay. But even this math dummy remembers that a2 + b2 = c2, right? Now I don’t exactly remember WHY you add those together, but I do know it always results in a specific answer…..a consistent answer. What does all this have to do with Tristan? Well I’ve noticed that, without fail, if you combine 1 Tristan MacManus with 1 Sharna Burgess, the specific, consistent answer is always, “BAM!” So let’s examine these two factors separately, shall we?
We all know how chivalrous Tristan is, so ladies first…. Ah, Sharna Burgess. This girl is a force of nature! She basically kicked the door off the hinges when they brought her into the troupe in Season 13. And it wasn’t just that gorgeous dark hair of hers that made her stand out in a sea of blonde. No, it’s more than that. The girl is fierce! Every time she performs, she is giving 1000% while everyone else is giving 100%. But not in that annoying, over-dancing way that some pros do. She always seems to be giving just THAT much more than the other girls on the floor, so your eyes are always drawn to her. Two recent examples….when she and Witney were dancing with Tristan and Henry in a bumper a few weeks ago, at the end of the dance Witney was inexplicably looking for the camera while Sharna looked like she was about to treat Henry to the best night of his life. Then in last week’s bumper with the other girls, she was right up front, looking into the camera with a flirtatious gaze that seemed to say, “I dare you to even TRY to watch any of the other girls right now!” “Give It To You” by Robin Thicke was the music and boy, was she giving it to us! She was also singing along, and I love that. It makes it feel like she’s truly performing. So yes, while all the female pros on DWTS are gorgeous and talented, Sharna has that extra something that puts her in a whole different league. That’s the first part of the equation.
The second part of the equation is the indescribable perfection that is Tristan MacManus. His talent, charisma, charm, good looks and ability to WOW us with a single look (remember that wink to Carrie Ann in the 80’s Rumba??) or move of his hips (um, that cha cha with Gladys!) has been well documented on this site for quite some time. But the MacManus Magic is REAL. It’s tangible. We all know the man lights up from the inside out when he’s performing. And that light, the MacManus Magic, spreads to everyone around him. Heck, it even worked on me in Pensacola. I don’t think I’m much to look at, but in my picture with him I think I look pretty cute! I can only assume the MacManus Magic spread to me for just a moment that night (thanks, Tristan!). He makes everyone around him better. Just look at who his partners have been. Haven’t they ALWAYS looked good? Yes! Tristan always makes sure of it with his superior teaching and tailor-made choreography. And he is SO darn magical when he’s performing, that his magic makes up for any imperfections in his partner. That is powerful stuff, y’all!! No other male pro on DWTS has it like Tristan does….plain and simple. That’s the second part of the equation.
These two are, quite simply, the best of the best on DWTS. So what do you get when you combine the alluring fierceness of Sharna (x) with the transcendent magnetism of Tristan (y)? Oh, it’s simple…….BAM!!!!!!! And that’s exactly what this season needs right now, a big, sexy, heaping dose of BAM! I think a pro number with these two might be just what the doctor ordered.
Oh, and someone nudge Paris and tell her the MENSA meeting is over. :)