Dancing with the Stars season 11 (DWTS 2010) has a lineup of a fabulous cast. The professional dance partners have pairings that will prove to be very challenging. It’s always hard for them to teach people who know nothing about dance (think Kate Gosselin) how to dance.
The lineup this year includes names such as Michael Bolton, Kyle Massey, Bristol Palin, Mike “The Situation” Sorentino, Audrina Patridge, Brandy, and more. A full lineup listing can be found here.
The pairings can be found here.
So who will make it to the end? I think that Kyle Massey will be among the first to go home – basically because many older people (with the exception of parents of children who love the Disney Channel) don’t know who he is. He’s the star of “Corey in the House” which is actually the most popular show on the Disney Channel.
Florence Henderson, the matriarch of the “Brady Bunch” is the “mature” contestant. Last season Buzz Aldridge, the NASA astronaut, didn’t make it too far in the competition. I think she will peter out rather quickly as well.
I think Brandy will have the moves to take it at least pretty far in the competition. She’s young, pretty – and I think she has what it takes.
Bristol Palin will probably hang in there for a few weeks, but like Kate Gosselin I think people will get tired of her quickly and vote her off.
Jennifer Gray is my projected winner. She was “Baby” in “Dirty Dancing” and although the movie is over 20 years old, those kind of moves that you don’t forget. Dancing is sort of like riding a bicycle.
Of course, to some extent the results of Dancing with the Stars will be determined by the voting public. Therefore stars that we may not think have the moves may slip through a few weeks based on popularity. We may see a lot of that with Kyle Massey. Younger audiences tend to be more tech savvy and more anxious and eager to vote. Therefore, his loyal audience may pull him through.
And then there’s “The Situation”. He’s got the right type of personality for this kind of show, that’s apparent from his stint on MTV’s “Jersey Shore” – I mean come on, you have to admit that he makes the show with his fist pumping and schematics.
This season of Dancing with the Stars is poised to be great. It will be interesting to see how the stars work out. The season starts September 20th, and I can’t wait.
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