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Dancing With the Stars” premiers on Monday, September 16, with former Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke among the celebrities vying for the Mirror Ball Trophy. Will she be able to capture the win that her former band mate Normani was unable to? Let’s consider her pros and cons.


Pop singers tend to have a leg up in the competition due to their musical background. In fact, several former boy band and girl group members like Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys), Mel B (Spice Girls), Joey Fatone and Lance Bass (NSYNC), Drew Lachey (98 Degrees), and Nicole Scherzinger (Pussycat Dolls) have made it to the finals, with Lachey and Scherzinger winning season 2 and 10, respectively. Brooke could join this group, along with the aforementioned Normani, who placed third in season 24

Although pop stars may have the dance experience, some lack an emotional connection to the audience. But Brooke hopes that “Dancing With the Stars” will give her an opportunity to combat the criticism she faced from people regarding her dancing skills next to her more experienced fellow Harmony members. Showing this vulnerability could make fans of the show root for her all the way to the finale.


Following a band member’s successful run on “DWTS” could be an uphill battle for Brooke. In fact, both Lance Bass and Nick Lachey were the second members from their groups to appear on the show, but both paled in comparison to their predecessors in terms of scores and placement. Will Ally be able to break this curse?Continue Reading

By Ian Dei

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