It seems, with each “celebrity” cast of Dancing With the Stars, the mix gets more interesting. This go around proves no different, as there is a mix of reality stars, athletes, child stars and…who even knows what they can all be considered. Here is the rundown of celebrity dancers: David Arquette, Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian, Chynna Phillips, Elisabetta Canalis, Hope Solo, Chaz Bono, Ricki Lake, Ron Artest, Carson Kressley, JR Martinez and Kristin Cavallari.
There seemed to be a lot of nerves in the air as the cast danced for the very first time and got their scores. There was a bit of buzz coming in with a few of the contestants, such as Nancy Grace. Will she be as good on the dance floor as she is in the court room? Not so much. But her fan base might carry her to the end since they will vote for her no matter what.
Elisabetta and Val certainly had the sexy moves of the night! Does it matter that one is from Italy and the other from Russia and they have a communication barrier? Watching them was mesmerizing…can you see a future match? Oh, yeah, they did the Cha Cha Cha and it was interesting. You just watched them together and it didn’t matter that she flubbed her steps. She was sexy! Can Val’s sexy pro brother Maksim bring it with soccer star Hope Solo?
David Arquette and Chynna Phillips might be the two to watch. The two each danced with their pros and certainly had the grace and the ability to move with precision. The most touching part of the night might have been when David’s 6 year old daughter Coco watched from the stands and cheered on her dad who has been sober for 8 months now.
Carson might have been the most entertaining, not because he danced flawlessly, but said in his interview before dancing he hoped to be dancing with Maksim or Derek Hough! (He can get away with saying that because he is famously and loudly gay). Carrie Ann even said he had the best dance of the night…and his sparkly costume helped matters. He lacked dancing elements, but his entertainment ability kicked it up a notch.
Chaz Bono was probably the person people most wanted to see, and after all, he is the first transgender contestant. Son of Sonny and Cher, he is used to the spotlight, but can he handle the pressure of the dance floor? And as he said to his partner Lacey, he just doesn’t want to suck. Did they? Nope. Pretty good, as by the judges reaction.
Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burns hosted flawlessly and looked great together. There were two new professionals, Val from Russia and Tristan from Ireland. How did the pros end up? Most of the couples danced through the middle of the scoreboard, getting an average score of 16 – 18. Chynna tied with JR on the top spot with 22 points and Ron and Peta landed on the bottom with 14 points. Who will improve and stay and who will be the first to get booted off the show?
Meet the cast is right away again on Tuesday. And of course more voting and dancing. Who are you rooting for?