What’s better than tiger print? Hot pink tiger print.
Season 29 of DWTS premiered on September 14 with Tyra Banks as the new host, and stars such as Kaitlyn Bristowe, Skai Jackson and Jesse Metcalfe joined Carole Baskin in dance alongside some professionals.
While no one has ever questioned Carole’s clear love for tigers, I’m personally impressed that she managed to incorporate a tiger theme into her costume, music, and even dance steps. Let’s just say, however, that the judges felt it was a little too big.
She and partner Pasha Pashkov danced to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor and donned matching hot pink, tiger print costumes.
Pashkov began the dance by leaving a giant cage, and it will certainly be no less tiger-y from there.
The choreography contained many flashes of tiger claws, which was a unique choice for their dance.
Judge Bruno Toniolo certainly noticed their exaggerated tiger themes and remarked, “You used these claws all the time. I thought you would remove your shoulder.”
That Dance with the stars premiere episode also featured a commercial about Carole’s missing husband, Don Lewis. Don’s family appeared in the ad and specifically asked if anyone knew if Carole was involved in his disappearance.
Unfortunately, Carole’s debut with tiger dancing can also be one of her last performances, as the pair got the group’s lowest score of a total of 11 points. Fortunately, no cuts were made this week, but their scores will be included in an elimination round next week.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how they incorporate tiger motifs into their next costumes, music and choreography.
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