Tinashe is ballroom bound.
For, it’s now been confirmed that the R&B siren has joined season 27 of ‘Dancing With The Stars.’
The 25-year-old has been paired with professional dancer Brandon K. Strong.
As is customary, the “official” reveal took place tomorrow on Good Morning America moments ago
DWTS premieres September 24th on ABC.
Hmm. This is a tricky one.
See, on the one hand, the show’s middle-America audience is one Tinashe could benefit from; as far as making her name mean something to the masses. Indeed, the platform has proven beneficial in this regard for the likes of Normani and Zendaya.
However, unlike those ladies (at the junctures they joined the show), Nashe has been out and about for a notable amount of time. To put it into context, ‘2 On’ – her sole hit to date – dropped four whole years ago. What’s more, the time since has seen her struggle commercially (see: ‘Joyride’) – something that wasn’t the case for the starlets mentioned earlier.
Add to that the fact that “dance” has been her primary USP as a performer and the whole thing feels a bit…baffling.
It’s clear her angle (much like the Mya‘s and co before her) will be “I’m versed in a particular style of dance and the show will be challenge because of the variety.” But, yeah, we’re not buying it.
Ultimately though, a platform is a platform and a check is a check. So, we wish her the best.