Gladys Knight: Save the Dance Floor For Her
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 10:50 AM
Say what you will about Gladys Knight here. Use your imagination.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 11:49 AM
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 12:03 PM
When I saw her announced - and knew she was Tristan's celeb after reading the spoilers - I freaked out!! Seriously big star for Tristan to get only his second season.
I just hope she can move, 'cause I want this team around for a while.
I think she will do well especially with the ballroom dances.
Agree. Hope that she and Tristan have a waltz first dance out, as I can really see her doing well with that.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 12:22 PM
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 2:19 PM
She is a legend. She has a following, so if she's not bad, she could be around a few weeks.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 2:31 PM
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Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 3:32 PM
Gladys dancing a little with The Pips on Soul Train.
Edited by aceplace57, Feb 28, 2012 @ 4:40 PM.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 3:40 PM
She's one of the biggest stars they've ever gotten. No wonder she was the surprise contestant, no one knew about. ABC definitely wanted to keep her hidden till the announcement. Maybe she said she'd do it awhile ago but just signed this weekend to avoid it getting out.
If anyone wants to follow her on Twitter, it's @MsGladysKnight
Edited by PBGamer89, Feb 28, 2012 @ 3:42 PM.
Posted Feb 28, 2012 @ 5:55 PM
I can't recall, is she as big a Diva as Diana Ross and Aretha? I know Tristan can easily teach anyone after his time with Nancy Grace.
I have never heard of anyone in the industry or backstage reports of her being referred to as a Diva or someone difficult to work with. By all accounts, I have always heard the exact opposite. She seems very professional in her interactions from what I've observed of her over the years. She's the complete opposite of Nancy G. and Tristan was lucky to get paired with someone of her status, IMO. She's one of those entertainers that will always be relevant whether she has a record out ever again. Legend status.
Posted Mar 1, 2012 @ 12:06 PM
From the first paparazzi video footage we've gotten from the rehearsal studio, I'm getting the same vibe, Thirteenthjuror. She seems very warm and open. I think personality-wise, her and Tristan are much more alike.
I have never heard of anyone in the industry or backstage reports of her being referred to as a Diva or someone difficult to work with. By all accounts, I have always heard the exact opposite. She seems very professional in her interactions from what I've observed of her over the years.
Gladys Knight will be performing tomorrow in Austin at ACL Live. Perhaps she'll bring her new plucky Irish sidekick? ;)
Posted Mar 1, 2012 @ 1:30 PM
It was Radar Online and here's a brief excerpt:
ď...I didnít know who Nancy was last year but I am a huge music fan, I donít think there is anyone who says they like music and doesn't know Gladys Knight...
I am really buzzing about it, it is not every day you get to meet icons. Itís great to get someone from the entertainment industry who has had such an illustrious career and is still going. To be around someone for that many hours a day is such a bonus,Ē explained the 29-year-old from Bray in Irelandís County Wicklow..."
He also says he's a "big fan" of Gavin DeGraw and looking forward to "seeing how he is too." I wonder if Gavin is a fan of Gladys's too (and vice versa).
Edited by Elsa, Mar 1, 2012 @ 1:40 PM.
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Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 4:07 PM
Personally, I think it's a good decision because if she had Foxtrot the first week, she'd have the Jive the second week.
Posted Mar 7, 2012 @ 10:49 PM
I really hope it is the Cha-Cha that she has, as it seems to be setting up for. It's one of the easier dances, and from what I've seen of her the last week, I think she could really do well with this dance. Better than starting off with a more difficult ballroom dance in hold.
Posted Mar 8, 2012 @ 12:02 AM
I think she would be able to do a respectable Cha Cha though. She sure could sell it.
She won't win, but something is telling me around Week 4-6 elimination, which isn't bad at all.
Posted Mar 12, 2012 @ 5:34 PM
It's very short, but I have to say, I'm really liking Gladys' foot placement - and the hips aren't bad either!
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Posted Mar 17, 2012 @ 7:33 PM
Better news: Tristran doesn't seem he wants to go into the corner and bang his head against the wall (for now.) Her odds just shot up!
Posted Mar 18, 2012 @ 8:47 AM
Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 4:31 PM
"I'm doing pretty good. I'm kind of shocking myself, because I didn't know if I was going to be able to do this. I think a lot of it is due to my partner, Tristan (MacManus), and how he teaches and how patient he is."
Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 4:37 PM
I find it interesting that Louis said in a video that he and Gladys know each other very well and he was partially responsible for her appearing on the show. He seemed a little saddened that he was not the one paired with her. I do find it odd, but it solidifies my opinion that the PTB are grooming Tristan to take one of the permanent unspoken pro roles on the show, like; Derek, Mark, Cheryl, Tony and Maks. Sucks for Louis, but I think I like the idea of Gladys and Tristan much better than Louis and Gladys.
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Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 11:27 PM
I agree. I think Gladys with Louis or Tony (or Corky) would have been MUCH less fun (and more predictable and boring.)
Tony would have been too boring and given her old lady choreography. Gladys showed tonight that she has no desire to be a careful and guarded dancer like Tony unfortunately treats his celebs like. She's way too dynamic and showy for that. Louis would have tried his infomercial let me help you routine/act, when Gladys doesn't need a damn bit of help in any area. I think that predictable schtick is what finally bored the producers and audience with his last couple partnerships.
Dear Lord, Corky?!! That would have been an insult to Gladys sensibilities. No way would they have subjected their legend to him. I think Corky is used by request only. The thought that women are requesting him is perplexing to me.
Posted Mar 19, 2012 @ 11:49 PM