This pair is interesting. It's so rare to see Karina so happy with a celeb pro. So kinda rooting for this pair. Looking at there jive reh already on Access hollywood they look to be doing another good routine for Monday.
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I'd probably say that Mya and Nicole were about as big a ringer as one could get. Mya was a professional dancer and choreographer; so basically imagine casting Paula Abdul or Janet Jackson on the show. To me there's no difference. Even if those girls don't know one bit of ballroom, that extensive training obviously helped and showed. In the season 9 Dance Center bit, Kenny Mayne even poked fun at the Dmitry/Mya pairing by beginning to critique Dmitry as though he was the celeb, not the pro. I know it's probably next to impossible to find people in Hollywood that haven't had some form of dance training or crossed over into musical theatre. However, when you couldn't pick the celeb from the pro in a group number, are getting 10s week 2, I don't care if it's not ballroom training one has had. Obviously whatever they had showed and is helping them. If it wasn't, we'd be seeing different scores, routines, and comments from the judges.I have wanted go ask this question for a while then. If Ralph's background does not make him a "ringer" what celeb who has been a contestant on this show fits that description? Jennifer Grey who won last season?
I don't think I'd put Ralph up that high. His routine on Monday was fantastic, better than I expected. But he is a little rusty, and does need some fine tuning. I think he does have a bit of an edge now, but whose to say that'll keep up with him as the competition goes on? I also don't know if the producers would pick him as their winner. They just had the 80s nostalgia fan favorite win last season. While it'd give Karina a win, I'm not sure he's who the producers would aim for. But maybe they didn't expect him to be as much of a surprise. I may not care for Karina, but I'm glad she's so happy with him as a partner. Every interview I've read from her about them you can practically feel her glowing. I think they are a really good match. If she won, I wouldn't care as much. Doesn't hurt that I adore Ralph
The actor is in charge of what goes into his bio in the playbill.
It is true that he is rusty and out of shape; however, he does have dance technique that will come back to him - posture, how to hold his arms, hands, extend his legs, point his toes, etc. In addition, anything that is done repetitiously for that long results in muscle memory. That too will come back after a while.
I am not saying this will be easy or will be a walk in the park, but I am saying the dance experience will definitely work to his advantage.
I thought he was the best natural I had ever seen on this show before I found out he had been a dancer!
However, I do not think he is a ringer of the caliber of Nicole or Mya who are basically professional dancers.
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If Ralph's a ringer, I'll agree with jucamer: finally a ringer I like! I can't wait to see how he does the jive tomorrow.
I thoroughly enjoyed his last performance.