Duck Dynasty reality TV teen star Sadie Robertson is a favorite contestant on this season’s Dancing With the Stars. After her first performance, all the judges including former DWTS pro dancer Julianne Hough agreed that Sadie is a natural performer. She has the legs, the technique and a luminous smile. And with her father, Duck Dynasty patriarch Willie Robertson, approving of all her outfits and routines, the 17-year-old Sadie brings an air of wholesomeness to the show that American viewers love. And when she flashes that winning smile? Adorable dimples appear. Top that.
However, in week 2 Sadie’s smile dimmed as she watched her celeb teen competitor–YouTube sensation Bethany Mota–dance with Julianne Hough’s brother, the professional dancer Derek Hough. In fact, Robertson was caught on camera giving Mota what can only be described as the “evil eye.” The 18-year-old Bethany nailed it–she stood on top of an upright cello! Sadie might prove to be better performer than Bethany (we’ll let the judges decide), but Bethany is the one who captured the heart of Taylor Swift, one of Sadie’s favorite country singers. After watching Mota’s first performance in week 1, Taylor tweeted to her 44.4 million fans–the Swifties–about Bethany: “Oh my God, LOVE HER, oh my God.” Of course it helped that Bethany danced to Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Sublime Sadie Robertson isn’t losing by any stretch to the charismatic Bethany Mota–but she won’t win America over if the camera keeps catching her grimacing at Bethany’s success.