Patti Is A Social Media Fan Fave for Dancing W The Stars!

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    Patti LaBelle emerges as early fan favorite for 'Dancing with the Stars. Even at 70, Patti LaBelle can still command an audience.
    Somebody loves you, Patti.

    Seventy-year-old R&B legend Patti LaBelle has emerged as the social media darling among a largely less-than-A-list cast for the upcoming season of “Dancing with the Stars.”
    While at her age the 50-year-industry vet will have tough time keeping up with her younger competition, she has the leg up for viewer’s attention on the ABC dancing competition.
    “The great soul divas are at heart survivors like Patti and Aretha, and they do whatever they need to stay in the spotlight and I applaud her for that,” music biographer David Ritz, author of “Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin.”
    Seems like much of social media agrees.
    Being on the show could also introduce the “Lady Marmalade” singer to whole new generation of fans.
    Though the show is nowhere near its popularity peak, the season 19 finale last November set a four-year ratings high with 15.8 million pairs of eyeballs watching, with a strong showing among the key demographic of adults, aged 18-49.
    "I think this the perfect way for Patti LaBelle to connect with a younger audience," says Dorothy Cascerceri, host of the TV show, "Celebrity Corner."
    "She is one of the most talented voices in the music business, but she hasn't been all that relevant recently. The show is going to elevate her star power even higher.
    "It's certainly not going to hurt her ... unless she falls during rehearsal."
    LaBelle and pro-partner Artem Chigvintsev are introduced as part of the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast.
    LaBelle and pro-partner Artem Chigvintsev are introduced as part of the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast.
    LaBelle may have to curb her penchant for kicking off her shoes while she’s in mid-salsa, but the seasoned performer has the advantage of knowing how to work an audience.
    And at its core, the ABC dancing realition competition is a popularity contest. Viewer voting propelled a not-very-mobile Donny Osmond to the Mirror Ball Trophy in the show’s ninth season. ‪#‎pattilabelle‬


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