Fuse announced “Big Freedia’s Dance Off” contest. Fans will select which finalist will be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to join Big Freedia’s legendary shake team and appear on the popular Fuse series, Big Freedia Bounces Back (formerly Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce) when it returns for a sixth season summer 2017. Voting begins on Fuse.tv and the Fuse social platforms on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Earlier this month, Big Freedia and show producers held open auditions in New Orleans, LA in search of new ‘azz shakin’ talent to join Freedia’s dance crew. Big Freedia’s team narrowed the field down to five finalists vying for one coveted spot. Now it’s time for Big Freedia fans to select a new squad member for the Queen Diva by visiting http://www.fuse.tv/BigFreediaPoll between Monday, January 23 and Friday, February 3, 2017 to watch exclusive audition videos, learn why twerking with Freedia would be a life-changer and cast their vote for the newest member of Freedia’s dance ensemble.

The finalists are:

Tia Bernard

Age: 24

New Orleans

Why Big Freedia is the Queen Diva: “Freedia is the Queen Diva because she’s unapologetic.”

Dinah Bush

Age: 22

Kansas City, Mo

Why you should vote for her: “[Freedia’s] the Queen Diva. I’m the dancing diva. Two divas make a divalicious.”

Gailynn Edgerson

Age: 22

New Orleans, LA

Why you should vote for her: “I love my city and I want to represent my city. Bounce is us, it’s New Orleans, it’s our culture and I want to spread that around the world.”

Satchel Joseph

Age: 19

New Orleans, LA

Why Big Freedia is the Queen Diva: “Nobody does it better.”

Carlkimeco Lewis

Age: 21

New Orleans, LA

Why you should vote for him: “Bounce is my whole life.”

The winner of “Big Freedia’s Dance Off” will be announced in February 2017.

“The dancers slayed. Each one has what it takes to be part of my squad,” said Big Freedia. “I’m thrilled to be giving one of them the opportunity to join my extended family in time for the new season!”

When the series returns this summer, Freedia will allow cameras in for a closer, extended look at her journey to renew and reinvent herself. Big Freedia Bounces Back will follow a clean and sober

Freedia, ready for a new lease on life, and with many surprises along the way. The series is produced by World of Wonder Productions.

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