No, we’re not talking about the Olympics and the 1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team. We’re onto something much better. We’re talking about Tristan MacManus and Season 15 and our projected Dream Team(s); there are 6 of them, and all involve Tristan. We realize that only one of these can happen, but we like to look at things from all angles. There’s nothing wrong with thinking positively and thinking big. When it comes to Tristan, any partner that he has will end up becoming one-half of the Dream Team because Tristan is adaptable, talented, and pretty darn hot. In other words, he could make a Tristan-Betty White team look sexy. Way back when we did our wish list blog a few weeks ago, we predicted that Tristan and Melissa would be paired up, and we wanted Tristan and Melissa paired. We still do, but we wouldn’t complain about a sexy hot Tristan-Pamela Anderson match-up either. Any way you look at it, Tristan can create magic with any of these women...just think of the possibilities.
Shawn Johnson and Tristan – Team “We’re Still Thinkin’ About It But There Might Be A Whole Lot of Cute” – Now this one might be cute because Shawn is cute, but she might be a wee bit on the short side. Even with height estimates from 4’9” to 5’1” this could still work. Tristan could take the 16 year old MBT winner and bring out another side of her; now that she’s older, she might be able to put in a little sexy, a little sass, and a little flirtation to make the dances more believable and fun. She is a gymnast after all so we could see Tristan putting in some stellar choreography and perhaps a few jaw-dropping lifts in the Argentine Tango, and we know Shawn has the skills to pull it off. Besides if he can twirl me (Shakes) around with one arm in our Samba just like he did Karina in the Waltz and Peta in the Rumba, he could lift Shawn with one finger. Chances of it happening? Probably no more than about 5% but it’s still worth considering. (She would be better suited for Val).
Melissa Rycroft and Tristan – Team “You’re the One that I Want and Boy Howdy Do We Want This One” – This would be truly believable. Forget that Melissa is married and a mommy. She’s gorgeous, Tristan is gorgeous, she has those gorgeous lines and extension (thanks to all of that ballet) and Tristan has gorgeous lines and extension. It’s like a volcanic eruption of gorgeousness. It’s also a match made in dance heaven – a glorious partnership here with the King and Queen of Dance Purity gliding across the ballroom floor. Melissa is also gutsy and takes instruction well, and like Tristan, she’s not afraid to go all out. Chances of this one being announced? We think about 30%. We figure that we have to be right about something sometime eventually (and we’ve never ever been right about anything) so why not be right with this pairing? It's gonna happen. Mark it down. Our confidence is so attractive, isn’t it?
Kirstie Alley and Tristan – Team “Maybe. Maybe Not But We Ain’t Quite Sure Yet” - Our research tells us that Kirstie is about 5’7” (we thought she was taller), and with heels she’s would be eye to eye with Tristan. Would he be intimidated? Not a chance.Think of this partnership as similar to MacGrace, but Kirstie has the moves. Kristie is tough but we all know that Tristan runs the show the only way he can – his way. This one could happen, and it could be entertaining, but he’s due for a younger partner which substantially reduces the odds of this pairing. These two could really bring the heat though and Kirstie’s great, but we just don’t see this happening. There is maybe a 10 % chance at best. She may very well end up with Tony.
Bristol Palin and Tristan – This is where it gets interesting. Team “Don’t Bash Tristan’s Partner or We’ll Get Mean” might surprise everybody. No question that Bristol was kind of dull last time around, and by “kind of” we mean extremely, but she’s a pretty girl, and she can’t help who her mama is. Are we fans? Nah, but ABC chose her and somebody is going to be her partner. If it’s Tristan, that’s okay because he will turn her into not only a passable dancer but a good one. He will also make her have fun. Not to mention that Tristan has a different dreamy kind of charisma that Mark doesn't have and so the chemistry between Bristol and Tristan could be interesting. We can definitely see a pretty hearty blush in her cheeks as well as an adorably innocent smile on her lips as Tristan gazes into her eyes and leads her across the dance floor. Team “Awww Shucks” could be their backup name. He also has enough charisma for an entire fleet of pros, and he is the best teacher of all of ‘em. Bring it on. The chances? About 20%. Personally we think this might be a Derek or Tony match-up but we can live with it if she is paired with Tristan. Because we are strong. We are invincible. We are woman. We mean women. Whatever.
Kelly Monaco and Tristan - Team “We'll See Once It Happens But The SWAT and Shakes Oddsmakers Say ‘No’ ” - For some reason this partnership doesn’t seem particularly likely. It's not that Tristan wouldn't look good with Kelly; we just don’t necessarily see her as an option for him. Kelly was fabulous with Alec Mazo way back in Season 1 so we know that she's got the goods. Since Derek has announced that this will be his last season however we can see ABC giving Kelly to him. However if she was partnered with Tristan there is no doubt in our minds that these two could pull off some serious chemistry. Kelly is beautiful and knows how to bring the sass. Tristan is pretty much the male version in this equation so y'all do the math. It's a great thought, but again...it just doesnt seem like it's in the cards this season. The chances? About 10%.
Pamela Anderson and Tristan – Team “Flirty, Sexy, and Surprise the Pants off of the Masses” – Damian and Pamela gave us a taste of what could be, and we loved them. From that hair-tossing Cha Cha in Week One of Season 10, we got a big kick out of her. There's no doubt that Pamela could really get Tristan blushing from time to time, but she’s very down to earth and an extremely hard worker. For that very reason we know that Tristan would get on with her fabulously. He wasn't able to bring any serious heat with his last two partners for obvious reasons, so if Pamela turns out to be Tristan's partner, then we have the fire extinguishers on standby for when they get to perform a serious Rumba. Okay, so maybe team Tristan-Pamela would eventually be called “Team Hose Me Down”. The chances of this one happening? About 25% This is a definite possibility for Mr. MacManus!
Yes, we have 6 Dream Teams. We are an Equal Opportunity Blog, and we believe in giving all ladies a chance. No matter who he gets to Tango, Rumba, or Samba Roll with (uh, no, we take that back. Shakes insists on the Samba roll monopoly), we’ll be happy. Why? Because DWTS is the Tristan MacManus Show now, and he’s going to be running it for a while.