Dancing With The Stars is back tonight! With it, we will be live-blogging the show with minute-by-minute updates of who’s doing what on the dance floor.
Linked, you’ll find a list of the official cast for the show’s thirteenth season. On season twelve, Hines Ward and Kym Johnson won the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Early on, it appears that Ricki Lake and Chaz Bono are some favorites, while others suggest that Chaz shouldn’t be competing on the show. Another early prediction would be that Nancy Grace gets taken out first (preferably), while others say that J.R. Martinez might be the show’s winner.
Stay tuned for our live recap!
Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd are up first, doing the Cha Cha Cha. He really looks out of his element and is moving slowly. This ought to be interesting. Poor Peta, making her debut as one of the pros and this is what she ended up with? Ugh. Len said it’s the same old shimmying about and his footwork was atrocius. “All sizzle, no sausage”. Bruno said, “The dance-a-tron has landed” and Ron has power. Cari Ann said he’s eccentric and sexy and it was wrong for the technical reasons. Scores: 5+4+5 = Total: 14/30
Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke are dancing next, doing the Viennese Waltz. He’s a little stiff, but he is a gem compared to Ron. Still, we’re unsure as to whether or not he’ll be able to get further than his sister, Kim. Bruno said he looked petrified and he needs to relax. Carrie Ann said she saw potential when watching him dance. Len said he’s not impressed, but he’s not depressed. He said Rob was too careful. Scores: 6+5+5 = Total: 16/30
Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas are doing the Cha Cha Cha next. Kristin is a little more coordinated than her counterparts. She’s doing alright, perhaps she does have some natural dancing talent, as Mark said. Carrie Ann said she has the body to ballroom dance and she’s excited to watch her dance. Len said it was lively, but she went into her shell a bit when she was dancing. Bruno said she has the full package. He said she has to work on the cleanliness and the precision. Scores: 7+6+6 = Total: 19/30
Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani are dancing the Viennese Waltz next. She’s doing pretty well and seems to be gliding across the dance floor with ease. The best dance of the night, so far. Len said it wasn’t the best first dance he’s seen, but it’s close. He said, “Well done.” Bruno said that she had musicality and she’s got the talent with the difficult steps. Carrie Ann said it was gorgeous and the choreography was wonderful. She said it was perfection with the exception of a few nervous twitches. Scores: 8+7+7 = Total: 22/30
Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus are dancing next, doing the Cha Cha Cha. She looks like she’s waiting for him to direct her in her steps. I’m not convinced in her ability to dance well. Bruno said her twins should be proud, but she doesn’t believe in herself. Carrie Ann said she has spunk and sass, but she has to work on remembering her choreography. Len said she was neat and precise, but had no flair and attack. He was underwhelmed. Scores: 5+5+6 = Total: 16/30
David Arquette and Kym Johnson are dancing the Viennese Waltz. Holy crap, he’s doing fantastic! He’s a real pro. He slipped once, however, but he looks like he’s having a good time with the dance. He cleans up well, too. Carrie Ann said she really liked it and he was gliding across the dance floor. Len said he came straight out into the dance and was very, very impressed. Bruno said he looked the part and then he got entangled in the “goddess”. Scores: 6+6+6 = Total: 18/30
Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy are dancing next, doing the Cha Cha Cha. She looks somewhat disconnected, but she has the cheap stripper moves down. Len said he didn’t like the prop. He said he didn’t mind it once they got going, but then it got brittle. Bruno said he liked the bed, but she doesn’t have the confidence once she was left to her own devices. Carrie Ann said she fell apart when she was alone. Scores: 5+5+5 = Total: 15/30
Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are up next, doing the Viennese Waltz. She’s not doing too badly, but she’s a tad stiff. Perhaps she’s just used to being so athletic…she screwed up a bit. Bruno said she has a bright future in front of her and has musicality. Carrie said that the body contact was impressive and they were connected like glue. Len said she had good hold and good posture, but she has to get more fluidity and femininity in her movement. Scores: 7+7+7 = Total: 21/30
Carson Kressly and Anne Trebunskaya are dancing the Cha Cha Cha next. Carson is a bit stiff and not that great of a dancer. Afterward, he cleaned it up some. Carrie Ann said he was good. Len said he came out and embraced the dance. Bruno said they are worth every dollar. Scores: 6+5+6 = Total: 17
Up next are J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff, doing the Viennese Waltz. He’s doing pretty nicely so far, I think he’s our new favorite. Not bad at all! We’re rooting for J.R., for sure. Carrie Ann said that she was touched by his performance and he brings an emotional quality to it. Len said that J.R. stands for “just right”. Bruno said that he has courage and inspiration and he can’t wait to see him next week. Scores: 8+7+7 = Total: 22/30
Dancing next are Ricki Lake and Derek Hough, doing the Viennese Waltz. She did a great job and seemed somewhat emotional on the floor. She danced well. Bruno said there was great chemistry. Carrie Ann said they finished each other’s moves and it was beautiful. Len said he didn’t know what was going on with her feet, but she had lovely movement and he enjoyed it very much. Scores: 7+6+7 = Total: 20/30
Dancing last are Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer, dancing the Cha Cha Cha. Chaz is doing okay, even though he looks reserved and he’s looking to Lacey for guidance on his moves. They don’t have good chemistry, though. Carrie Ann said he had so much joy and lit up the room. Len said he enjoyed himself and had good footwork. Bruno said he was joyous and it was a great debut and Chaz should be proud. Scores: 6+5+6 = Total: 17/30
Who are you rooting for this season?