Jennifer Grey may be nervous, but if appearances mean anything she probably has a good chance of taking the top spot in the 11th season of ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ which premieres September 20th on ABC.
When the cast was announced several weeks ago, Jennifer said she was 50, and appeared to be apprehensive, saying she was under a lot of pressure to succeed due to her 1987 role in “Dirty Dancing.” I think she has reason to be nervous, because a lot of time has passed since she played “Baby” and shimmied with Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing.” I do think, though, that Jennifer can rise to the occasion, and who wouldn’t want to look the way she does at 50?
They’ve come up with some cute names for the dance teams. In case you missed it, Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas will make up Team Ballin, Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas are Team Florky, Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani are TeamTorinA, and Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy have formed Team Bran DMC.
Coming together to form Team Jenougher are Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough, who by the way, danced it to win it with Nicole Scherzinger in Season 10. Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya are Team KURTanna, and Team Schmurgles, possibly the cutest, cuddliest name, is made up of Kyle Massey and Lacey Schwimmer.
The very tattooed Margaret Cho comes together with Louis Van Amstel to make Team van Cho, while Team Bolt Tower–sounds so strong–is Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower. Mike Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff form Team Sitchoff, David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson are Team Dancehoff, and last but not least is Team Fox-C, with Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke.
This ought to be an interesting season of ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ Many people seem to dislike the cast members, who have been described as “has-beens” and “wanna be’s, but I think the very people who criticize will tune in to see Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, former governor and would-be VP, and of course Florence Henderson, mom to “The Brady Bunch.” How could you not want her to succeed?
I’ll be watching, and don’t mind saying I think Jennifer Grey will come out on top, but a lot can happen between now and the end of the season, so stay tuned.