Dance Your Arse Off – Almost Laugh Your Tits Off
Dance Your Arse Off premiered tonight on Channel 9 and it is was much better than I expected. Now I don’t know if my brain has completely rotted due to a steady diet of reality TV, however I thought the cast and contestants had potential.
The host Marissa Jaret Winokur has warmth and enthusiasm. She is not slim herself but she still looks great. I am sure the former The Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester would love a role like hers, now she is looking for work in LA.
The judges who looked plastic also were natural, semi-articulate, and genuine.
Why is the show watchable? Well there is the human side of the stories of these overweight people and how they are desperate to lose it. They appeared to have picked a good mix of contestants. What is it with black women and rhythm they were far superior to those white girls shaking their booty on the dance floor. And there was some amazing flexibility shown.
The other side is the humour of seeing these obese people dance in tight lycra outfits, but because they seemed to be really enjoying it, I did not feel I was laughing at them. In fact there were more good routines than bad. Pinky, Shayla, Mara and Trice were fabulous. In fact I thought the most boring routine of the night was Angela’s for two reasons – she had no rhythm and she was not fat enough.
I thought I was only going to watch it once but I may go back for another viewing next week. It will be interesting to see if the MasterChef Australia Twitterati become compulsive tweeters when this show is on.
Here is a clip of one of the best routines of the night – Shayla dancing to Proud Mary.