American music and pop culture icon CHARO has joined the celebrity cast of the hit ABC series “Dancing with the Stars”, which premiered its 24tth season and 400th episode LIVE on Monday, March 20. And she stole the show! Shocked at her low marks from the judges, Charo’s zeroed in on judge Bruno Tonioli telling “I’m looking at you, Bruno.” Host Tom Bergeron and Charo’s partner Keo Motsepe then had to restrain Charo from marching over to Bruno and the crowd went wild! On social media, Twitter was abuzz with Charo’s antics endearing her to a whole new generation of fans.
Charo’s glowing performance on Dancing With The Stars, matters because it demonstrates to America and the world that people of a certain age, especially veteran performers like Charo, are in complete and total command of their craft and should not be under estimated because of their age. Since the 1970’s Charo has been a fixture on American television delighting millions with her “cuchi cuchi” personality and her virtuoso guitar skills. And, although Charo’s true age is the subject of much speculation, she remains a timeless classic.
Charo demonstrated last night that she’s still got it. Her dancing was in top form. Her partner Keo Motsepe is a fantastic dancer and drove the routine, keeping Charo in check til the end. But it was her her showmanship that won the night. Charo showed us what performing LIVE in front of an audience is all about.
Charo’s triumph comes because of her age and not in spite of it. It is her deep experience and finely tuned skills which make the magic possible. We wish Charo and Team Cuchi Cuchi a long and happy star on Dancing with the Stars and hope she and Keo walk away with the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Vote for Team Cuchi Cuchi:
Follow Charo on Twitter: @CharoCuchiCuchi;
Follow Keo @keodancer