You mean the Disney teen queen didn't win???? Miss Bunny has fainted. I didn't watch this season so I can't judge.
I have nothing against Zen. By all accounts she is a delightful young lady. My issue is with ABC. If they continue to put younger & younger kids on this show trying to draw in a younger audience that will be a huge miscaculation on their part. Their core viewers are my age group, 40-to-dead. These younger viewers will stay around as long as their favorite is still competing then they will be gone. They won't be like us old biddies posting & facebooking while watching every Monday & Tuesday.
I can not ever comment in a negative light where it concerns a child which clearly Zen is. 16 is just too young, for me at least.
I came into the season already a fan of Kellie, but I was very impressed with her from the start. Their free style too me was better than any dance I've every seen on that show in any season. I almost felt like I was watching So You Think You Can Dance. I think the right person won, and the only thing I would have liked better was for Ally to finish 3rd. I never got Jacoby's appeal, and Ally was so much better dancer.
Kellie looked like a beat up, partially deflated, dusty ballon this morning on GMA....one that wasn't blown up with helium and is going down fast!
I will never be convinced that she has NO dance experience. What tripe!
There have been including Zendaya 15 black women on this show.
How many in the finals 4. Less than 30% How many won? Zero
By comparison there have been 5 Asians on this show, and 3 of them made the finals, or 60% and 100% of those who made the finals won.
So what I'm hearing is Black Women don't just have to dance better, they're not popular enough to win. Everyone from Laila Ali to Toni Braxton and from Brandy to Zendaya just aren't popular? Or maybe they don't fit the image of what the viewing audience wants to see as a winner.
I know that on this board Mya was generally not well liked and the reason was because across the board most people felt like she was a first class ringer. We had never heard of the contestant choreographing the routine, and that went over like the proverbial lead balloon.
However, the dislike was never mentioned in relation to her race. It was always because of her previous dance status and experience.
I just don't agree that there is a racial angle concerning black women. You have to look at the individuals separately, and also look at who they were competing against. It's a personality-driven competition, and among the upper-tier dancers in the finals, the biggest fanbase will triumph.
Niecy Nash, Gladys Knight, Macy Gray, Toni Braxton, Wendy Williams, and Vivica A. Fox weren't good enough dancers to find out how far their fanbases could carry them. (Niecy's and Gladys' fanbases actually took them further than they probably should have gone from a dancing standpoint)
Brandy was good, but had some negative PR from her stormy partnership with Maks. Lil’ Kim was good but was competing against some of the best dancers the show had ever seen. Mya had the "ringer" stigma around her neck, and was up against Donny Osmond, someone so popular he made old people learn how to use the internet. (Someone else can fill in the blanks about why Helio beat Mel B., I wasn't as avid a viewer back then)
Every season is about who is up against who, because at some point, fans have to decide between people they like. Li'l Kim might have won in a different season; Brandy might have won with a different partner. I just don't see a formula or pattern when trying to break down the stars by race/gender.