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Dancing With The Stars Christian contestant refuses to dance to secular song

Wed 16 May 2018
By Eno Adeogun

A Christian contestant on the US show Dancing With The Stars has opened up about why she refused to dance to Jannelle Monae's "Make Me Feel" on last week's episode.

According to US Weekly, retired softball Olympian Jennie Finch said she considered the song to be a "little too risque".

 

Finch, who has been open about her Christian faith, told reporters: "Just as a mom, it's not something we listen to in our house. And my fans, my audience, is young girls.

"I want to glorify God out there, and that just wasn't a great choice for me to do that."

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Monae's song includes swear words and due to the wordplay used, the song has been described as a "bisexual anthem".

Finch, who won gold at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics said she had initially discussed changing the words of the song with her dance partner but settled on changing the song all together.

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