We mentioned in our US Nationals piece that Douglas seems incresingly likely to be the third ranked US floor worker in London, and compete in TFs. More silly OOBs can’t be entirely ruled out, but she’s looking like less of a risk than either Maroney or Ross at this point.
A lot has been said about Gabby’s choice of floor music. Bronwyn is not a big fan of pop in floor routines anyway, and certainly a look at the NCAA shows us what road that can lead down. I am more of a fan. Not of this, though. It is pretty awful.
It works, though. Using a big club hit is a great way to get an arena involved, and this song was massive all over Europe not so long ago. People will remember it. So: it works, it has worked, and it will work again.
We have just one tip, though. Gabby needs to throw some robot in there. If she does, she will have the London audience in the palm of her hand. Our British readers will no doubt understand why.
Our American readers, those who do not know the joy of ‘The Inbetweeners’ will find that all is revealed in the link below:
A bit of local knowledge goes a long way. Trust me, it will bring the house down.
We all know how audience response can influence a judging panel. If Gabby chucks in a couple of robot moves, that’s got to be good for an extra tenth. Gold medals have been won by less.