Dancing with the Stars is back with an all-new cast, and normal line-up of hot dancers. This season has a variety of celebrities-a lot whom I’ve never heard of before, but that didn’t stop it from being an entertaining evening. Although, I have to admit, the celebrities that were known to me did much better than the other performers. Kirstie Alley and Ralph Macchio stole the night, and showed why they were true celebrities.
Chelsea Kane & Mark Ballas -The Disney darling started the season with a fun, upbeat dance that set a relatively high bar. She’s a good performer, but the Disney kids don’t fare well on this show. It’s an older audience, and many viewers don’t know who they are. She received 21 out of 30 points.
Wendy Williams & Tony Dovolani -I was surprised to learn she’s a talk show host given her annoying voice. I hoped watching her dance would be better than listening to her talk, but that didn’t happen. She deserved the low score of 14 out of 30 points.
Hines Ward & Kym Johnson -He said he lost the Super Bowl, so wants to win Dancing with the Stars. He’s adorable with some serious potential. I doubt if he’ll win the Mirror Ball Trophy, but he’ll probably stick around for awhile. He scored 21 out of 30. He was decent, but I think Chelsea did a bit better.
Petra Nemcova & Dmitry Chaplin -The supermodel showed some graceful movements, but other times was way too stiff. If she relaxed and had some fun, I think she would show great improvement. The judges gave her 18 out of 30, but I thought it was little high.
Romeo & Chelsea Hightower -Thankfully, started off better than his father ever did. He has sex appeal and natural musicality, but needs to learn to move his hips. He received 19 out of 30.
Sugar Ray Leonard & Anna Trebunsakaya -He was rather stiff, but had a natural presence and worked hard. He scored 17 out of 30 points.
Kendra Wilkinson & Louis Van Amstel -I was surprised to see that she could actually dance. When she said, “I have moves for a white girl,” she wasn’t kidding. We may get to watch her improve during the season. The judges gave her 18 out of 30.
Ralph Macchio & Karina Smirnoff -Wow, the karate kid can dance. He needs to learn some grace, but is a serious contender. He received the highest score of the night with 24 out of 30, but I thought Kirstie’s performance was slightly better.
Chris Jerico & Cheryl Burke -He was born to perform. Bruno said he was, “messy but entertaining.” I agree completely. The judges gave him 19 out of 30 points.
Mike Catherwood & Lacey Schwimmer — “Psycho Mike”-good match for Lacey personality wise, but I don’t think we’ll see him in the finals. He received the lowest score of the night with a generous 13 out of 30.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy -She was outstanding, especially for the first night. I won’t be surprised to see her dance her way right into the finale, a much slimmer person. She scored lower than Ralph, but I thought she was the best performer of the night. She received 23 out of 30 points.