How hard can it be to win Dancing with the Stars? Well, if the stars stick to the five rules that judge Carrie Ann Inaba has, they’ll have the competition in the bag. Inaba spoke to People about what it takes to win the dancing contest.
1: Don’t do lifts where they don’t belong.
That means, if the dance doesn’t call for a lift, don’t do one. Inaba says that she’ll take one point off of a score if she sees this happen. Based on what I’ve seen on DWTS, it doesn’t seem likely that any of the contestants would willingly do a lift if there wasn’t a need for it!
2: Move your hips.
More specifically, when doing the rumba, move your hips. Inaba doesn’t care how you do it, but make it happen!
No, this doesn’t mean to leave the contest. You can’t win that way. Inaba wants you to bounce during the samba. It’s extremely noticeable when you’re not bouncing during this dance.
4: Gain audience favor.
Inaba has no suggestions for how to do this, but it needs to be done. If you were to ask me, I’d say don’t go the route that Kate Gosselin took during her turn on DWTS. That won’t gain you any points with the viewers.
5: Have fun!
Hello – isn’t that what it’s all about? Inaba says that if you’re not having fun, nobody’s having fun watching you. Ain’t that the truth. I don’t want to watch DWTS if I’m going to cringe with agony the entire time!
Check out the video clip of Carrie Ann on People.com.