Wow! Talk about possibilities! Seven amazing female celebrities, and seven amazing potential partners for Tristan as he gets ready to dance on Strictly Come Dancing.
Honestly, we don’t care who he has because we know the journey will be about a person learning to dance properly, and our guess is that we will see the Dance Purist (thank you, Nancy Grace, for the term) at his finest.
The bottom line is that we want to see Tristan teach and we want to see him dance. It won’t get any better than that. So we are stripping things down to the basics and giving you our thoughts about these seven ladies who will be competing this year - only one of whom will be lucky enough to dance with Tristan.
Pixie Lott has the musical background and experience to go far in the competition, and she is one of the early favorites to win it all. She’s beautiful, talented, and will bring in a lot of viewers. What’s not to like? She is going to bring an incredible energy and theatrical presence - something that we love. Tristan loves to tell a story through dance so this is an intriguing possibility.
Judy Murray loves Strictly Come Dancing and has the energy, personality, and enthusiasm to make a long run into the competition. She is in incredible shape, and her cast photo was stunning. Her smile would light up any room and will light up the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom like none other. That smile + Tristan’s smile = a ratings bonanza.
Caroline Flack should do really well. She’s popular, she has loads of personality, and she has a nice background and she just might make a run to the finish. She has just the right blend of personality and talent to make it work and make the viewers vote for her. She will also likely spend a lot of time laughing if Tristan happens to be her teacher. That’s a given. Just imagine the rehearsal clips.
Sunetra Sarker has intrigued us ever since we heard her name announced, and her lack of dance experience is what we like the most. All the pros are great teachers and she will likely have a blast learning how to Foxtrot and Cha Cha. Tristan is a magnificent teacher and knows how to make the journey about his student and not about himself. Most importantly, Tristan has always said that his ideal partner is someone who wants to learn. And she wants to learn.
Frankie Bridge is another fascinating celebrity, and her music background is a huge plus. We’ve seen a couple of her music videos with The Saturdays, and we think she will move just fine, and with a strong teaching pro guiding her and fine tuning ballroom and Latin dance technique, she might very well be dancing into December. We’re still learning about all of these celebrities but we like her a lot and she has a very engaging smile and positive attitude that make a Tristan and Frankie team a winning combination.
Alison Hammond has just the personality we love – fun, fun, and more fun, and we know Tristan has a wicked sense of humor. (Don't believe us? Just check out one of our interviews with him. He's a natural comedian). Once we heard her laugh on the Red Carpet Launch, we were smitten. Her laughter and sense of humor could lead to some magnificent entertainment with the right partner. Is it Tristan? Could be. Those two could laugh their way right to the Glitterball, and we would be right beside them all the way.
Speaking of laughing, Jennifer Gibney and Tristan could be hilarious. A double dose of wicked Irish humor would create great rehearsal footage and who knows what else. With her background, the stories they could tell through dance would be huge and also believable. Maybe we could see a bit of Irish dancing along the way. Tristan cleverly threw in some of the signature Pips moves (as in Gladys Knight and the Pips) in his Cha Cha with Gladys Knight. Maybe we could see a Tango With A Twist or a Salsa/Irish Step Dance Fusion. Stranger things have happened in Glitterball Land.
Here’s the thing. We are happy that Tristan will be dancing and we will be happy no matter who he dances with on this Strictly journey. We’ve been reading comments over the last few days on our website forum and there hasn’t been a negative comment about any of the celebrities as potential partners for Tristan. Not one.
We’ve been posting there for nearly three years and the posts have been read 535,000 times. We’ve had some highs and lows like you wouldn’t believe, but we are also from the positivity and upbeat camp. Want to know what some of our website members have said the last few days? Here is a sample:
"I am happy that Tristan will be on Strictly and I'm happy with whoever his partner might be. It really doesn't matter to me."
"Tristan is amazing and will work his magic no matter who he's partnered with. I'm just ready for the show to start already! I need the MacManus Magic back in my life."
"I'm happy too that he is on Strictly. I'll be happy with any partner he has and I'll be very vocal about that anywhere and everywhere."
"It's really a privilege to back someone like Tristan. He deserves our ardent and boisterous support! Good thing we're pretty proficient at that."
"If he gets a celebrity who really wants to learn, they will be fine and we will see things we've never gotten to see."
"There is nobody more positive than Tristan and I think it's already showing on Strictly Come Dancing. His happiness radiates and that makes me smile too. SCD is the best thing in a long time."
Tristan is ready to dance, and the MacManiacs are ready to support him and his celebrity partner. We can't wait for another new adventure!
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