Dancing With The Stars Review: Who Is The Star To Beat?

Dancing With The Stars Review: Who Is The Star To Beat?

We have all seen the season sixteen premiere episode of the hit dancing competition “Dancing With The Stars“, so we have to ask: Who is the star to beat?

Taking to the ballroom floor were twelve new celebrities along with their professional dance partners. Some of the pros were also new to the show, so there were a lot of faces that went unrecognized. Still, that doesn’t mean that they were lacking in their dancing abilities!

Here is a brief mini-recap of the competitors, their dances and scores:

Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough performed their Cha Cha Cha first and received a total of 21 points. All three of the judges enjoyed the kickoff to the season. Dancing second was Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold, who did their Foxtrot. They scored 18 points, but the judges seemed to enjoy it even though it was uneventful. Dancing third were Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson with their Contemporary dance. The judges loved it and gave them a total of 20 points. In fourth, was Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko with their Foxtrot. For their efforts, they scored 18 points and left everyone asking if he is the new Maksim Chmerkovskiy (spoiler alert: he’s not).

In fifth place on the ballroom floor were D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke with their Cha Cha Cha. They were the worst performers of the night and scored a total of 12 points. If D.L. doesn’t step it up, he may be the first to get the ax next Tuesday. Sixth to take to the ballroom floor were Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy with their Contemporary dance. The judges heaped the praise on them as well as a score of 24 points. Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd danced seventh with their Foxtrot, of which garnered them a score of 19 points.

Dancing eighth were Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas with their Cha Cha Cha. The judges seemed to like it and gave them a total of 21 points. Dorothy Hamill and the Flawless Irish Prince Tristan MacManus were up ninth on the ballroom floor, performing their Contemporary dance. The judges loved it and scored them a total of 21 points. Wynona Judd and Tony Dovolani scored 18 points with their Cha Cha Cha and the judges seemed lukewarm to their slow performance.

Taking to the ballroom floor in eleventh place were Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess with their Foxtrot. The judges found it comedic and charming, but Len was snarky with his comment that it “had the fluidity of RoboCop”. They scored 17 points for their efforts. Dancing last on Monday’s performance episode were Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff with their Cha Cha Cha. The judges were divided on this performance, but overall, thought he has great potential. For their efforts, they scored 20 points.

Who’s in trouble, possibly: D.L. Hughley, Wynona Judd and Lisa Vanderpump.

The celebrities to beat: Zendaya Coleman, Kellie Pickler and Dorothy Hamill.

Tell us in the comments below who you are rooting for to win the mirror ball trophy on this season of “Dancing With The Stars”!

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  • Allie

    Kellie Pickler is adorable! I also like Wynonna… would love to see one of those two win.

  • Chris

    Even though he was not part of the top three I think that Jacoby Jones is the man to beat this season. Football players in the past have had strong support from their fans, and Jacoby has some pretty good moves. I missed the first part of the premiere because I got held up Monday at work at DISH, but I caught the rest on my ride home. I love how I can stream live TV from my receiver at home to my iPad with DISH Anywhere because it really helps pass the time on those long train rides home.

  • Me

    Chris *(see #2) I love DISH but seriously? Very clever spamming, I do say. Besides the fact if you work at that place, you’d have DVR…duh! Lie much?

  • Phyllis

    Am very surprised that DL is safe. Am rooting for Derek and Carrie. They should have done encore dance…Footloose last night was incredible!!!!