It’s 7:40 and Nene just tweeted that she is backstage freaking out. Y’all know I have very little confidence in the Neenster sticking this thing out and doing all the work, but I still feel bad for her that she has to go first. It’s great for me so I can blog it and then move on over to RHOBH Reunion, but really, could they not have put one of the ice skaters on first who is used to performing in front of a large audience? Okay! It’s time to get this show on the road!
Nene’s package is classic Nene. She seems to be very happy and pumped up. Looks like she may have a few moves up her sleeves, y’all. Lots of smiling and no complaining in the first clip and only a little bit of shade throwing at the ice dancers. Tom says to Nene a line he has been rehearsing all day, “I haven’t seen shaking like that since this mornings quake!” Oh, Tom.
Len says, “Nene I’ll tell you what. That is the way to get the party started. It was an all you can eat buffet of fun and entertainment. He gave some minor critiques on her footwork and hips and then said, great start well done.” Nene is crying. I on the other hand just have a bit of an allergy issue or something.
Bruno said, “Sista Sassy! That’s my kind of girl. I feel you have so much to give. We’re just scratching the surface, don’t you think? Plenty more to come there. I love your energy. I love enthusiasm. A bit tighter on the footwork. Good to see you girl.”
Nene is just beaming. And deservedly so.
Carrie Ann keeps asking her if she is crying. Why are you crying? That was kind of bitchy, Carrie Ann, she is crying because she did something outside of her comfort zone and it went well. Dayum woman, stop making me defend Nene! She says, “You have this incredible larger than life personality and it shows in your dancing. Half of dancing is about personality. I’m going to say something to you though, you are a big, large, sexy, voluptuous woman and I want you to dance bigger. ”
Okay, about her dance, you could see on her face she was very nervous at first but then she opened up a bit. They were supposedly doing a cha cha which I didn’t see a lot of elements of particularly. There was not a lot of dancing involved actually. There was a lot of arm and hand stuff flapping around. Then the last part was more dancey. I thought her footwork was pretty good actually. Her feet look heavy, but she seemed to be in step with the choreography. I thought she did fine. My biggest concern was that the routine was not very difficult at all and this is a dance she had three weeks to prepare for. Next week is already coming for her now. Perhaps they have worked on that one a bit already as well? It was a respectable performance.
She has got to stop with the ridiculous hand gesture “A” thing. She is not in a gang or in middle school. #petpeeve
I think the white dress was a mistake, it made her look larger than she is. Oh also when Len was giving his feedback Gregg (or someone) screamed out to her. The audience seemed to love her. Nene is definitely proud of herself and she should be.
Nice job, Nene Leakes! Nice job.
OMG I posted before I even watched the scores. She got three 7s which is great. They asked her again about getting emotional and she said she just wanted to make Tony proud. She was extremely humble and thanked everyone and said she was honored. My, my, my she does know how to act right!