Thanks to the 2012 Summer Olympics’ famous Fierce 5 — Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber — Shawn and her partner, Derek Hough, earned a perfect score for their freestyle routine … and now all the girls want a shot at competing for the mirror-ball trophy themselves.
“I definitely would,” McKayla enthused when asked whether she’d like to follow in Shawn’s dancing footsteps. “I know all the girls here from the Fierce 5 think it would be so much fun and just an amazing experience.”
And Gabby agrees. “Definitely! I love the dynamic of being paired with a partner, just having so much behind the scenes, backstage, and just going out there performing for the fans and the crowd. Why not?”
They certainly have Shawn’s blessing. “I think they learned in the past two days it’s a lot more work than you think,” she told us after the show. “But they would be amazing.”
“They would be fantastic,” agreed Derek, adding that “it would be a lot of fun” to have another gymnast as a partner.
Tony Dovolani, who earned two perfect scores tonight with partner Melissa Rycroft, is already sizing them up as potential partners. Literally.
“He’s back there saying, ‘Oh you’re the right height,’ and sizing them up!” Melissa told us.
“I’m measuring each one of them,” laughed Tony. “I would die to dance with one of them. Of course! They’re fantastic. They’re the Fab Five!”
Plus, Melissa pointed out, “Olympians do tend to do very well on this show.”
Would you like to see one of the Fierce 5 on “DWTS”? Who’s your first choice to compete next season?