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Would You Support A YouTube Sensation To Dance On Dancing With The Stars?

At John’s request in the new Dancing With The Stars Season 14 Casting Suggestion post, here is YouTube sensation, iJustine. You might remember that she and her fans massively campaigned for her to dance on Dancing With The Stars in Season 12 as you can see from the video below. I remember a lot of fans campaigning for her at twitter last season as well.

She can bust some moves too. Below is a recent video of her dancing around Pittsburgh during Thanksgiving.

The question remains….if iJustine is still interested in dancing on the show (as one commenter hopes), can a YouTube sensation like iJustine (with over 1,299,000+ fans following her) be considered a true “star”? Would you support or not support iJustine’s chances to dance?

I think I’d support her (and to dance with Derek too, lol). I hate to say it (and I didn’t always feel this way)…but, reality stars and YouTube sensations are the sign of our times and the current pop culture.

John’s Comments: I’m sure I’m a bit biased when it comes to iJustine, but she’s a bit more than a YouTube sensation. She’s pretty popular around tech circles particularly for her lifecasting and use of new media. Sure, it definitely stretches the definition of Star, but her 1.3+ million twitter followers says something. Plus, she’s not a YouTube sensation like other one hit wonders. Her weakest videos have a few hundred thousand views.

I actually don’t think that DWTS will pick up someone like iJustine for the show, because many people won’t understand that she’s a star and that could hurt the image of the show. However, she’s likely more widely known than a number of other “stars” that have been on the show.

Personally, I’m all for more Hot Blondes on DWTS, so I support her being on the show. Plus, I love the fact that she made a video of her dancing to basically capitalize on all her fans that want her on DWTS. I wonder what creative videos/social media methods she’d use to get people voting if she were on DWTS. Would be really fun to watch.

November 28, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Make Your Dancing with the Stars Season 14 2012 Cast Suggestions

This is John and Vogue!! It’s that time again to make your Cast Suggestions for Dancing With Stars Season 14th!! In the comments section, tell us which celebrities you’d like to see dance on the show. You can name as many as you wish and in as many posts as you wish depending on who you think of and how you are inspired when you read other fans suggestions, etc.. Then in a couple of weeks (or when this post dies out), we’ll send all of your/our suggestions to ABC. They may listen and they may not…or they may use our suggestions for future seasons after Season 14. You never know. 🙂

To get us started, here is a list a PureDWTS reader sent into us:

WOMEN: Alanis Morissitte, Donna Brazil, Jenna Marasca (from Survivor), Jennifer Garner, Sara Lancaster (no Chuck in 2012), Yvonne Strahovski (no Chuck in 2012), Patricia Arquette, Chris Evert.

MEN: Jake Webber, James Denton(no Housewives in 2012), Manu Ginoboli (Latin Basketball player for SA Spurs), Ben Affleck (if not directing), David Cook (American Idol winner), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Josh Holloway, Kevin Lochte (retired gold medal Olympics swimmer), Vincent Donofrio, Zac Levi(Chuck), Bobby Mason (from Survivor-gigantic following on Facebook. Very entertaining.)

At twitter, fans have suggested to us that these celebrities be casted:

MEN: Dr. Oz, JZ Chazea (Nsync), Tiger Woods, David Letterman, Phil Collins

WOMEN: Courtney Cox, Roselyn Sanchez, Sabrina Soto

Ok, now it’s your turn! Would you like to see the above Celebrities dance? What are your Cast Suggestions?

Note: Don’t list your pro dancer choices yet! Stay tuned! We’ll be making a new post for them soon. 😉

Note 2: Keep in kind this is NOT a “campaign” post like a few fans tried to make it last season!

Ok, let’s get this party started! 🙂

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Better known as Charlie.