The first night of Dancing with the Stars was a surprise and a let down. The celebrities were nervous and some had better get to practicing a lot more.
Margaret Cho’s performance was a train wreck, but her dress was lovely.
Florence Henderson’s dance was surprising. She did a good job, considering the age of her bones.
David Hasselhoff was another disappointment, but not unexpected.
Mike Sorrentino, with the excuse of lack of practice time, did not seem to have the charisma of a dancer.
Michael Bolton was not an easy study, either. He will need a great deal of practice, but seems dedicated.
Bristol Palin was stiff and seemed extremely nervous. She does not have the timing down at all.
Kyle Massey was very good, along with Rick Fox and Kurt Warner. They all have potential.
Audrina Patridge performed very well, and her dance seemed to be well practiced.
Brandy was another good dancer.
Jennifer Grey showed that she still had the grace of dance. It was rather emotional to see her dance the song from the movie that she co-starred in.
The crowd will lose one of its members tomorrow night. It is always sad to see a couple leave so early in the competition, because as the weeks progress, the dancers tend to improve.
The first weeks are more or less a personality contest. If the celebrity is not popular, and the dance was not great, they tend to leave rather quickly.
I do not dare to make any guesses yet, as the celebrities are rather green yet. I do think that Margaret Cho should take the competition more seriously, and so should David Hasselhoff. Some of the celebs are in there to win, and so are the professional dancers. It is rather unfair to the professionals to have a contestant make a joke of the competition.
The costumes were very revealing for some of the professionals and celebrities. They are definitely not the only reason to watch the show. It is always interesting to see how the men and women match up in the costume department.