The Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup is at 11 after Week 1. After the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup made its debut, Dancing With the Stars expectations were altered for the lineup a bit. For all the jokes and low expectations on Bristol Palin, she had a respectable opening week, and could stick around for a while. This will be easier if the likes of The Situation, Margaret Cho, Michael Bolton and others underperform like they did in Week 1. But after the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup gave a taste of their potential in Week 1, what does this mean the rest of the way?
It may be premature to declare who the favorites and champions will be after just one week. However, it wasn’t premature to predict Nicole Scherzinger and Evan Lysacek as the final two after Week 1 in spring. They jumped out to the lead from the start and did not relinquish it, so an opening performance can set the tone off the bat.
Among the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup for Week 1, Jennifer Grey, Brandy and Rick Fox lived up to their early favorite status. Grey got the highest scores from the judges, with Brady and Fox not far behind. Grey’s past dancing experience in movies, Brandy’s own experience, and Fox’s athletic skills made them projected favorites, and they backed it up early on.
Scherzinger and Lysacek were basically the dominant two for all of spring, but there is still room for more than two contestants to lead the way this time. Yet judging by Week 1, the Dancing With the Stars lineup has Grey, Brandy, Fox and Kyle Massey above an otherwise messy field.
David Hasselhoff was sent out after tying for the worst score on Monday night, but his departure bailed out other underachievers. Margaret Cho and the Situation were marked as the next worst performers, along with Michael Bolton, Audrina Patridge and Florence Henderson. Kurt Warner was judged to be a disappointment, as Fox appears set to take the athlete mantle this season.
Many thought that Bristol Palin would be the worst contestant on the Dancing With the Stars 2010 lineup, but Week 1 proved otherwise. Because she didn’t make any big mistakes, and because others were worse, she was in the middle of the pack. If the other low scorers do not recover quickly, Palin could have time to develop her moves, and stay longer than expected.
If Palin stays for an extended period of time, the Dancing With the Stars lineup will have that much more buzz. But if the actual competition isn’t tight before long, then once Palin leaves, the show might have a more predictable narrative at the end again.
If another dancer or two other than Grey, Brandy, Fox and Massey scores well next week, it can help build some early intrigue. But if this week’s top scorers separate themselves again, then this season of Dancing With the Stars will have some early suspense drained out. Fans will get a better idea starting on Monday night on ABC.
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