It will be a dream come true for Frisco teen Joziah German when he makes his TV debut on Sunday.
He and his dance partner, Avery Gay, will perform on Little Big Shots (7 p.m. NBC). He’s glad the episode is finally airing so he can cross that first off his list.
“I think I just like seeing how it turned out, and actually seeing myself on TV,” he said. “I’ve been watching every Sunday and it’s been a lot of good talent on there. But it’s also been a lot of those funny little kids that don’t have a talent that make you, like, all gooey and happy inside.”
Joziah, 13, is hoping to be both. He was auditioning in New York when he stopped dancing long enough to answer some questions.
How did your dancing career get started?
My sister was really the one that started to help me dance. I used to do karate next door and I would always have karate and I would go over and pick up my sister after dance. But one day I got caught dancing outside in the hallway and they were like, “We have to enroll him.”
How old were you?
I think, 7, possibly. I’m not sure.
[Host] Steve [Harvey] sometimes tries his hand at some of the talent. Did he ask you to show him some moves?
No. I guess it’s because it was ballet and it was a little too intense for him.
How did you get on the show?
It’s kinda weird. I was with my partner, Avery, and we just met and we were at a ballet intensive, so after that I started going and seeing her a lot in Arizona to practice ballet. We live in two separate states, so it’s a little challenging. From that, we got asked to do the Little Big Shots audition.
That takes a lot of time. Do you have any free time?
I used to have more free time, but now it’s kinda minimized … a lot. I generally try to get outside and get some sun because after being in the studio all day, I turn out to be very pale. And then also I try to hang out with my friends because I don’t get a lot of time to do that with them. I only get to see them at [Hunt Middle School in Frisco]. I also do dominoes, the toppling kind. I actually have a YouTube channel for it.
Watching Little Big Shots is another thing on that list. After "this New York thing" and a dance convention after, he'll get home just in time to see his episode.
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This week in home entertainment
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors is a biopic about the icon's upbringing in rural Tennessee. The made-for-television movie starred Rick Schroeder, Gerald McRaney and Jennifer Nettles of country duo Sugarland). Dolly Parton narrates the faith-based film, which comes complete with deleted scenes and an alternate version of the movie.
And that's not all Dolly has got going next week.
Dolly's Homecoming Parade will be streamed live from atop Parton's float on Facebook at 6 p.m. May 6. The annual event in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., usually attracts thousands of people and the participation of more than 100 groups. Her float will be themed around her new Pigeon Forge theater, Dolly Parton's Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show.
Also out this week: 400 Days; The 5th Wave; Bob the Builder: Construction Heroes; The Choice; Independence Day 20th Anniversary Edition; Joy; Remember; A Royal Night Out; and Salem: The Complete First Season.
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