As conservative as I am in many ways, I just don't really have a problem with Shawn being on this show. She is 17. Only 1 year younger than Julianne when she was Apolo's partner. Julieanne had been doing these moves for years in competition. Shawn's parents had to be aware of how this show works and are comfortable enough to let her come on it. I think you can be sexy without being raunchy. Now if Shawn doesn't feel comfortable doing the dances in a sexy or sensual way then by all means she should hold to her beliefs. I just think if the dance is suppose to be a bit suggestive (and part of the judges score are suppose to take that into consideration) and she does not do that then her scores should not be as high as the couples who do what the judges expect. I personally have no problem seeing a 17 year old girl doing the latin dances. It is, after all, just dancing.Originally Posted by Peacheater;3389216;
I love Shawn. She is far and away my second, a very close second, favorite person on the show. I hope she makes it to the top three.
My point is, on the first night the judges and Tom kept harping on how they would score Holly and Melissa on what they saw on the dance floor only. They would not take into consideration that they had less time to prepare. So, if the dance calls for sexy and sensual then Shawn should be scored just like the other couples. If her fans want her they will vote for her regardless, but the judges need to hold all couples to the same standards, no matter the age.
ETA: Peacheater I see you agree on the one standard for judging. I only quoted the above to make my respond easier for me...lol