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23 March 2010 @ 04:21 pm
Dancing with the Stars, night one  
Dancing with the Stars is back! WOOHOO!!! With a new co-host (Brooke Burke -- she did alright, but when Samantha Harris is who she's replacing, that isn't hard in comparison), new credits (eh) and a new celeb-quarium (?). Oh show. Fear not, though, the judges remain insane and Tom Bergeron is AWESOME-SAUCE as always. :)

Cheryl & Chad - I like him; I thought he was cute, and he has potential, but ugh, I just do not like Cheryl. Doubt I ever will.

Shannen & Mark - Eh, it was okay, she did have some good, flowy moments though.

Erin & Maks - I really, really liked Erin. I think she has potential, but she's like a gangly colt out there. Oh, and my favorite quote of the night came from Maks when she kept getting mad at herself: "My only joy in life is bitching at people, and you're taking that away from me." Bwah! Oh, Maks, never change! (If we had to lose you or Karina, I'm so glad it was Karina.)

Jake & Chelsie - Better than I expected; I don't blame him for the rose stuff cuz you know he was told to do that. I'd like to see them have a shot because Chelsie's my favorite pro. We'll see. (I don't like her new hairstyle with the bangs though.)

Niecy & Louis - They were pretty good; good chemistry, good partnership, and she can move. Plus, I liked her. :)

Evan & Anna - I still think figure skaters have an unfair advantage, but with that said, Evan really was kinda stiff out there, and his lack of toe pointing was dreadful (so glad Carrie-Ann called him on it), but I love Anna, and I think that the two of them had nice chemistry. Also, he did have some lovely lines overall. With his training background and insane work ethics (dude is intense!), I think he'll take every bit of criticism and fix it. In other words, I don't think we'll see him non-toe-pointing ever again.

Ashly & Buzz - Oh, Ashly! She was my favorite pro before Julianne and Chelsie came on the scene (back in seasons 1-3) and she comes back to be saddled with the 80-year old? Sigh. He was charming, but my goodness, that was dreadful.

Nicole & Derek - Sorry, however different the style of dancing is, it's STILL dancing. You've practiced, you've moved to music, you have that in your bones already. That is something that the other celebrities have to learn, so yes, these pop-stars who dance (even if it's just chest pumps and booty depth) DO have a huge advantage. And it showed. She had musicality, grace, knew how to move with her partner and use the music. They were fabulous. Not suprising.

Edyta & Aidan - Oh, I love Edyta, and Aidan is gorgeous, charming, has an accent and is funny as hell. With that said, yes, he was awful. BUT, they do have chemistry, and hopefully he can improve because I did see movements in there that hint at a good dancer.

Tony & Kate - Contrarily, I wanted her to do awesome, LOL! She didn't. To be honest, I don't know if she can do better or not, most of her issue seemed to be nerves and little technical things (pointing toes, moving *with* her partner, etc.) that can be fixed. However, the bitchface to the judges tied in with her reputation likely will not help her case.

Pam & Damian - Damn, that woman just simply EXUDES SEX. Not sex appeal, mind you (not that she doesn't exude that as well), but SEX. With a capital SEX. And I have to give new guy props, he did exactly the right thing in selling what people expected, now he needs to come back next week and give people what they are NOT expecting. With that said, Pam actually was rather adorable in her interviews, and had some good moves out there. She can dance, she has grace and musicality. Oh, and if you missed that his hand landed on her boob? It's okay, they replayed that part in the recap!

My favorites based on personality and the hope that they'll improve ...

- Erin
- Pam
- Aidan
- Niecy
she was a work in progress.: Musicdreamer_98 on March 24th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
I like Niecy too. She was probably my favorite last night.

I have a friend who likes Aidan, and I was hoping he'd do well, but hopefully he will make it far enough to improve.

And yeah, it's definitely unfair that a former Pussycat Doll is in it, and that she got frickin' 9s on her first night. Plus I don't like Derek.
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on March 25th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
I'm hoping Aidan will make it farther too.

Just, it's just not fair for singers who dance, sigh.
harper47harper47 on March 24th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
I was a little underwhelmed as I don't have a favorite among the good dancers. I doubt I'll post much about this session as it seems like it's Nicole or Evan's to lose.

The only person I really liked alot was Niecy. Maybe Erin but her dancing was pretty weak. I wish Maks would get another Mel B to work with.
Arabian: Belbin & Agostoarabian on March 25th, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
it seems like it's Nicole or Evan's to lose

After Apolo came out and took the crown from the expected winner, Sabrina got booted early on, Mel B didn't win, Kelly made it to the finals, etc. I no longer believe that the expected one will win. Make it close to the end, yeah, but this show has certainly surprised enough, that I'm open.