Sorry, no offense to anyone who is a practitioner of the folk art. Irish dancing actually reminds me a lot of clogging here in the US, although cloggers do get to use their arms a bit. And it obviously takes talent, a lot of agility and plenty of practice. And the kids seem sweet.
The huge Shirley Temple falls on the girls’ heads are giving me the giggles, though. Some of the contestants remind me a little too much of the glitz girls on Toddlers and Tiaras–the fake hair, elaborate thousand-dollar dresses, heavy makeup and fake tans. The experts say the wild corkscrew curls are supposed to give them more movement on stage and improve the dance, but some contestants are almost overshadowed by all that hair. I would think that would distract the judges. But hey, what do I know?
I am sure mastering acting with that mane of hair as Thorin was a challenge for Richard Armitage, but his earlier efforts in Robin Hood surely stood him in good stead. Swordfighting, horseback riding and–hair acting!!
And now we have Thorin, the mighty warrior dwarf,, with an even more impressive mane of hair than Sir Guy’s (Shhhh. Don’t tell him I said that!!)–complete with those nifty braids.
And of course, he looks darned nifty wet and roaring with those long, wet locks.
Can’t wait to see more of Thorin and his singing, riding, battling the bad guys–and hair acting.
28 Days Until Comic-Con!!
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