DANCING WITH THE STARS ON PRIME TIME TV
Australia really did kick off our 2012 Waterski and Wakeboard season in style over the past few weeks. With the Moomba Masters in Melbourne attracting 200,000 spectators and our Mandurah World Cup Stop attracting over 100,000 spectators, these were major stages for our sport. Missing was Thomas Degasperi ITA, our 2009 World Slalom Champion.
Thomas was actually performing on an even larger stage – with an audience of millions. The RAI TV Network has a 40% share of Italy’s TV viewing audience – and recently, DANCING WITH THE STARS was the show which caught the headlines. Italy’s TV audiences watched Thomas during his early practice sessions with his glamorous dancing partner, Natalia Maidiuk, and then on to the tough competition for the live audiences. Best of all, the TV audience was also able to enjoy Thomas in action on the water which put Slalom Skiing straight into the Living Rooms of Italy night after night. Asked about his experience, Thomas said “It was one of the best experiences of my life and now millions of people in Italy and Europe know what slalom skiing is all about” He was also voted most emotional and altruistic performer and now many of Italy’s glossy magazines have also picked up the story of our Waterski Show Biz Star. Congratulations Thomas – but we always knew that you are a special star !
Check out our VIDEO here on our Home Page to see Thomas and Natalia in action on RAI TV