A big scandal It occurred yesterday, Thursday, in The academy of ShowMatch (El Trece, at 22), the cycle of Marcelo Tinelli, where he followed the round of pole dance, known as “pipe dance“. Controversy broke out for those who asked for replacement in this rhythm, which requires great physical skill. Pampita Ardohain and Jimena Barón destroyed Ángela Leiva, who had Valeria Archimó as a substitute.
The first couple to hit the track, before the fury of Pampita and Barón broke out due to the numerous substitutions that take place in this rhythm, was that of Rocío Marengo and Nacho Pérez Cortés.
Marengo had been, precisely, the first to propose, a few days ago, that it is unfair for professional dancers to replace participants who are injured or claim to be injured on the dance floor … There are doubts in some cases about the veracity of the illnesses that they claim when a rhythm is difficult for them.
How could he, instead of resorting to the resource of asking for a substitute, Marengo faced, together with his partner, the challenge of doing a pole dance choreography.
The return of the jury
After the performance, the jury made up of Ángel De Brito, Carolina Pampita Ardohain, Guillermina Valdés, Jimena Barón and Hernán Piquín returned.
Angel De Brito He stressed that Marengo “knows how to play reality with all his approach to the injustice of replacements.” “I like this team. I didn’t expect so much from you here, Rocío. There were untidiness, but it was good,” he commented, and qualified them with 9.
Pampita Ardohain He said: “I liked the choreography. He made many figures in the pipe and impacted Marengo’s skill in this rhythm.” He put them 4.
Guillermina Valdes He said: “I really liked it. I saw Marengo, concentrated.” His grade for the duo was 9.
Jimena Baron He said: “Rocío, you don’t care. You say things in the chat and on the dance floor, always showing your face. I liked the choreography. I was surprised, Rocío, what you did in the pipe.” Your vote is secret.
Hernán Piquín He assured: “I really liked what they did. Rocío showed a lot of strength in her arms: she climbed a lot in the pipe and made many figures. She surprised me.” He put 6. Thus, in total, the couple took 28 points.
Replacement for excellence
Then came the moment of great discord. It was after the departure of the second couple, the one made up of Valeria Archimó-in replacement of Angela Leiva– and Jony Lazarte.
As is known, Archimó is a dancer of excellence and a specialist in pole dance technique, although, he said, he has not practiced that rhythm for 10 years. Precisely that very high professional level was what was questioned since she was on the track to replace Ángela Leiva, who is a singer and is very far from being able to dance with Archimó’s level.
But before the couple did their choreography, at the request of Marcelo tinelli, Angela Leiva sang a song to Fran Caivano, the producer of ShowMatch who, they say, has managed to seduce her. Meanwhile, propelled by the driver, Fran climbed onto the spout.
Then, it was time for Archimó to perform on the dance floor. This is how Valeria and Jony Lazarte danced in the pipe of La Academia:
When they finished the performance, the studio erupted in applause at Archimó’s impeccable performance. Marcelo Tinelli congratulated her and it was then that she admitted: “I haven’t danced in the pipe for 10 years.” But then came the return of the five members of the jury and in that instance, scandal broke out.
Darts against Leiva
Angel De Brito He began by discounting that Jony Lazarte “is dating a girl from here.” “She is a dancer, but now she is not in the studio. She is not from the program’s staff, she is a participant,” he added. Regarding the performance of the couple on the track, the journalist highlighted Archimó’s work and the way in which he was able to combine his work with Lazarte’s. “But since they are replacements …”, he said, and gave them 4.
Carolina Pampita Ardohain He said: “I loved it. That’s how you dance in the pipe. The music, the costumes, everything was well done. And Vale is a super figure. He showed off. You can tell he loves to dance.”
That said, Pampita stood: “But you know how we are evaluating this rate on the subject of replacements. The score has not to do with you, but with the fact that Angela has asked for a replacement. She is prioritizing other things instead of this job“.”The score is not for you -It indicated to Archimó and Lazarte- but for Angela, who could have danced“After that explanation, Zeroed them out!
Pampita’s decision sparked a very tough discussion with the coaches, who reproached her for “a lack of respect” with those who had danced. Opinion goes, opinion comes, they could not agree.
To its turn, Guillermina Valdes He stated, “I’m trying to see something that is pure excellence” and gave them 8.
With the secret ballot, Jimena Baron she was fascinated with the performance of Valeria Archimó. “It is an honor to see you here. It is incredible that you have been able to do that with only three rehearsals,” he acknowledged. Then he congratulated Lazarte.
Regarding the request for replacement by Ángela Leiva, the member of the jury was outraged. He stressed that “we all have a tremendous story”. “I come with a triple rib fracture. There are days that it hurts a lot -he revealed-. But I have to defend this program to the death. It costs me a lot, Angela, to know that on Saturday you did such a long show and that here, you are not giving everything you could give“.
Leiva came out at the crossroads and defended himself like this: “I am not disrespecting anyone. The spout is a sporting skill and I can’t give more. So I spoke to the production. It’s a theme of mine. I don’t have to explain it here. I sleep three hours a day and almost fell asleep driving. I have to watch over my physical integrity “.
Hernán Piquín He argued: “Dancing hurt is not okay. When you’re hurt, you have to ask for a replacement, but when there is no injury, it is unfair to ask for a replacementAs for Archimó and Lazarte’s performance, he rated it 7. Thus, in total, they obtained 19 points.