Are you ready to see what the new crop of dancers has to offer? Will they shine like Nicole Scherzinger or flop like Kate Gosselin? It’s time to find out as the new season of Dancing with the Stars kicks off!
So bring it on and let’s get this party started.
How this works – I’ll be watching tonight’s premiere and live blogging all the glorious details as they happen. Comments are welcome (just keep it clean)!
Refresh periodically to catch all the latest happenings at DWTS.
7:08 PM –First up are Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani dancing the Cha-Cha to California Gurls. The dance was fun but Audrina is definitely a ballroom rookie. Len advises her to get fiesty as the competition goes on. Here come the scores: Carrie Ann – 6, Len – 7, Bruno – 6, Total of 19
7:16 PM– Next up are Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya. The NFL quarterback and father of seven is ready to fill the NFL dancing shoes dancing the Viennese Waltz to This Ain’t a Love Song. Kurt has signed up for the show because his kids are huge fans. Bruno and Carrie Ann loved the dance. Len was not a fan.
7:22 PM– Commercial break we’ve got Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin, and Jennifer Grey coming up. Quick cut to Jennifer Grey breaking down in tears when remembering Patrick Swayze.
7:24 PM – Here come Kurt Warner’s scores Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 5, Bruno – 5, Total – 19.
7:25 PM– Next up is rapper / actor Kyle Massey from Disney’s Corey in the House with a blond Lacey Schwimmer dancing the Cha Cha Cha to My First Kiss. Super fun performance! Kyle should be interesting to watch this season. Definitely a crowd pleaser. (Not liking Lacey’s blond look.) The judges are loving on Kyle!
7:30 PM– Will Jennifer dance like the wind? (First Dirty Dancing reference of the evening). Joining her on the couch are David Hasselhoff and “The Situation”.
7:33 PM– Back with Kyle Massey’s scores. Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 7, and Bruno – 8, total – 23. Brooke Burke calls him a fabulous “ballroom entertainer” not exactly ballroom dancer, but Kyle is happy to take the complement. Massey definitely knows he’s a crowd pleaser and continues to work the audience
7:34 PM – Next up is Rick Fox partnered with Cheryl “I don’t dance for fun” Burke. Fox jokes that he is best known for being physical on the floor, I know him best as the former Mr. Vanessa Williams of Ugly Betty fame! Right off the bat, his height of 6′ 7″ is a major issue and Cheryl shows off the shoes she had special ordered with 4″ heels. The set off to dance to Viennese Waltz to Crazy. The judges loved the performance and can’t wait to see the NBA star face off against the NFL star. Here come the scores: Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 7, Bruno – 7, Total – 22
7:45 PM– Here comes the comic intervention, Margaret Cho, dancing with Louis Van Amstel dancing the Viennese Waltz to We Are the Champions. Margaret exposes her self-confidence issues – doesn’t consider herself pretty or a lady. Ooo…. angry face from Margaret… not exactly pretty. Oh well, Louis pulls off pretty for both of them! The judges are hating on the dance… better luck next time Margaret. Here come the scores – Carrie Ann – 5, Len – 5, Bruno – 5, Total – 5
7:56 PM– It’s time for the divalicious R&B star Brandy dancing Viennese Waltz with Maks Chmerkovskiy to Cry Me Out. I have high expectations for this one…. Maks is going to try to be a ‘good boy’ this season…. yeah right! Brandy is completely self critical about her performance. Brandy lives up to the high expectations and is the picture of grace (must be those years of performing on stage!) There’s Ray J and Mama in the audience!! The performance is a hit with the judges across the board. Here come the scores – Carrie Ann – 7, Len – 8, Bruno – 8, Total – 23
8:45 PM – Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough gave the dance of the night while dancing the Viennese Waltz to These Arms of Mine. Total Dirty Dancing flashback! Here come the scores – Carrie Ann – 8, Len – 8, Bruno – 8, Total – 24
8:52 PM – David Hasselhoff is ready to hit the stage (in Germany). Partner Kym Johnson surprised The Hoff in Germany to start teaching him the Cha Cha Cha to Sex Bomb. Knight Rider flashback to the 80s. Not exactly as good as I had anticipated, but there’s some potential to The Hoff’s moves. Carrie Ann compares him to Donnie Osmond and Jerry Springer… a bit odd. Len says “it’s never too early to panic”. Bruno calls it madness without any dancing. Here come the scores – Carrie Ann – 5, Len – 5, Bruno – 5, Total – 5
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