“Dancing with the Stars” premiered last night and the two performers I thought would do well did do well. Who were those two? Jennifer Grey and Rick Fox. Brandy was also good, and the judges seemed to like the pudgy Kyle Massey — (although why escapes me.)
I had read in earlier articles that David Hasselhoff might do well, but he did not. On the other hand, Florence Henderson looked and danced better than I had anticipated.
As the night ended, Jennifer Grey from “Dirty Dancing” and her partner led the group with 24 points. “The Hills” star Audrina Patridge was very beautiful in her costumes and she certainly has the body for the costumes, which is more than can be said for Margaret Cho. Tony Dovolani has yet to win with any of his partners, but Audrina has potential.
It was difficult to understand why Margaret Cho and Louis Amstel tried to ham it up so much during her performance. She wasn’t doing that badly that they needed to rely on humor.
If the viewers at home save him, “the Hoff” might be back, but it wouldn’t surprise me if either David Hasselhoff or “the Situation” leaves tomorrow night. There was quite a bit of talk about how the New Jersey reality TV show star (Mike Sorentino) had only had 5 days to prepare.
For season 11 the contestants include a football player (Kurt Warner), a basketball player (Rick Fox), two singers (Brandy and Michael Bolton), sit com stars, including “The Situation” (Mike Sorrentino), Florence Henderson from “The Brady Bunch” and Kyle Massey; a politician’s daughter (Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol).
I don’t see much of a future in dancing for the younger Palin (about as much a future in dancing as her mom has in politics), but both sports stars did well and at least one of the singers. Those who relied on their comic background or joking around while dancing had less success.
In the audience this night, in addition to the relatives of the dancers, was Jamie Lee Curtis, possibly in support of Jennifer Grey. Two of the three judges thought they saw potential in the pride of Cedar Falls, former quarterback Kurt Warner. The old poop in the middle (Judge Len), who rarely likes anything, criticized Warner without mercy.
For me, the hardest thing to understand was the enthusiasm for Kyle Massey,Disney Sit-Com star of “Cory in the House,” but what do I know? I’ve not been glued to this particular show for the past ten years as many others have.
It was fun to see the song choice of “Momma Told Me Not to Come” for Bristol Palin and “These Arms” from “Dirty Dancing” for the dance to be performed by Jennifer Grey (which drove her to tears).
Stay tuned till tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21st, when someone is sent home.