After watching the season premiere of Dancing With The Stars, I feel content with the predictions I made prior to the first telecast. Most of the celebrities performed as I thought they would with a couple notable exceptions. Both Andy Dick and Wynonna Judd impressed and entertained with their debut performances. That said, I still think they’re going to be eliminated within the first five weeks.
The stars had to dance either a cha cha cha, a foxtrot or a contemporary on the first night. With no results show until Tuesday, March 26, all of them get a second chance to impress viewers next Monday. Check out all the performances below and find out which ones were my three favorites and worst pick.
After going with an All-Stars edition, Dancing With The Stars is going back to basics for Season 16. While I enjoyed seeing returning favorites, I’m looking forward to tonight’s season premiere. While the star wattage isn’t as high as in previous seasons, I already have a few people I’m rooting for. Lisa Vanderpump, I’m talking about you.
Getting a first look at the “celebrities” with their professional partners is always exciting to watch. While I do enjoy witnessing the trainwrecks, I’m more stoked to see who comes bursting out of the gates gunning for the mirrorball trophy. Check out my predictions on how Season 16′s stars will fare.
Without a doubt, Andy Dick will be one of the first to go. I just can’t see the 47-year-old comedian having any sort of rhythm. Former ABC sitcom star DL Hughley might have some dancing prowess, but don’t think he has the fan base to support him. Speaking of fans, everyone knows that country music has diehard ones. Normally I would put Wynonna Judd higher, but with Kellie Pickler also in the competition, I think Judd will suffer and be ousted early.
Also in this bunch is my favorite Lisa Vanderpump. While popular with Housewives addicts (myself included), she probably isn’t well known outside the Bravo universe. Hopefully her signature wit and sass will win over new fans quickly. Last in this list is boxer Victor Ortiz. I’m sure when it comes to demographics, there isn’t much crossover between DWTS and boxing watchers. His chances aren’t helped by being saddled with new professional, Lindsay Arnold either. I thoroughly believe, viewers also vote for their favorite pros.
My favorite part of every Dancing With The Stars season is the first episode. After weeks of buildup and buzz, we finally get to see who has the stuff to take it all the way and who’s there simply for fodder and ratings. This season that title goes to Andy Dick. I just can’t see the Newsradio star doing well. Poor Sharna Burgess. After spending several seasons in the Dance Troupe, she finally gets promoted to the big time, but saddled with Dick. LOL. With that said, the duo looks like they having lots of fun in their official promo photo.
ABC just released all the competing stars with their professional partners. This crop of wannabe hoofers doesn’t have the star wattage as previous ones, but I’m really looking forward to this season. We have new pro blood in the form of STYCYD alum Lindsay Arnold, Gleb Savchenko and the aforementioned Burgess. Based on first impressions Karina Smirnoff, Derek Hough and Val Chmerkovskiy have the best chemistry with their stars. Check out all the photos below.
Before I get to the results from Round 2 of the 2012 Man Crush Showdown, I wanted to address a technical glitch. The poll was supposed to close at 11:59 pm on December 26th, but it never did. To keep the results in line with the designated voting period, I went through the logs and voided all votes cast past 12:00 am December 27th. In the end, it really didn’t change the Top 4 with exception to a switcheroo between first and second place, and also third and fourth. Without further ado, let’s get to the final amended results.
Coming in first place is Jayson Blair with 861 total votes (1379 original minus 518 votes voided). In the runner-up slot was Ryan Guzman with 830 eligible votes (1507-677). Both Blair and Guzman automatically earn a slot in the finals. In third place and stands a good chance of advancing via one of the four wildcard slots is Taylor Kinney. After subtracting his invalid votes (3), he ended up with 765 votes. Just in case you were wondering what each Man Crush in Round 2 got subtracted from their totals, click here. Numbers are above the poll.
With only one round left before the finals next week, the Top 10 is quickly coming together. Check out this crop of my previous weekly Man Crushes and see who’ll join Brandon Quinn, Mario Casas, Jayson Blair and Ryan Guzman. If you want more pictures of each stud, click on their name for their feature.
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The Top 2 from each round automatically advance to the finals. Four wildcard spots will be given to the Man Crushes who garnered the four highest vote totals from all rounds tabulated (winners excluded).
On this week’s Dancing With The Stars, I thought for sure Kelly Monaco and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were getting the boot. Thankfully for me, I have a few more Monday nights to lust after him. Before he joined the ABC dancing show, his older brother Maks was my crush. That was then and this is now. Who doesn’t like a newer and younger model? I love me some new car smell. His “leather” must feel good and his “stick shift” really easy to handle. LOL. So dirty.
Val (or Valentin as he likes to be called now) joined DWTS on Season 13. Prior to that, he was a decorated ballroom dancer, winning the US championships 14 times over his 15-year dance career. The 26-year-old owns a chain of dancing studios with Maks and Tony Dovolani.
When he’s not sweating it up on the dancefloor, Val is a budding musician. He plays the violin and fancies himself as a rapper. Yup, you read that right. Homeboy has a rap music video titled “White Boy Boogie” and does a good job shaking it. Check it out at the end of this post, after a whackload of pictures. Luckily for us, Val has no hangups showing off his body on Instagram. Get to know this week’s Man Crush below.
It’s not official until you see it in black and white. In this case, in shiny bedazzled colorful skimpy outfits. In other words, DWTS battle fatigues. Up to this point, only the identities of the celebrities coming back for Dancing With The Stars‘ first All-Stars season and their professional dancers have been revealed. Now, we finally have our first look at all the new and returning partnerships ready for battle, beginning on Monday, September 24 on ABC.
Of the thirteen stars fighting for the Season 15 mirrorball, only eleven promo shots have been released. Obviously, the thirteenth spot won’t be filled until Monday, August 27 when the results of the online voting between Kyle Massey, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Kressley will be announced. Personally, I’m hoping for Kyle or Carson.
The other missing photo is of Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy. Could there already be trouble in paradise? Apparently not, according to Alley’s Twitter. The actress revealed she’s been out of town, but will be posing with Maks for their picture next week. In the meantime, check out the couples who managed to make the photoshoot below.
The All-Stars returning for the 15th season of “Dancing With The Stars” finally know who they’ll be dancing with when the dancing competition kicks off on Monday, September 24. Let’s face it. As talented as you are, it all depends on who you get as your professional. Not all DWTS pros were created equal. Plus, you never know what kind of chemistry will result when you put two individuals together.
Of the twelve partnerships, five are previous pairings. Those five lucky stars are probably ecstatic they’re coming back into the competition with a familiar face on their side. It’s interesting to see who the producers decided to saddle which star with each pro. Cheryl Burke has three previous partners returning, while Derek Hough, the most-winning pro with three titles, has no one returning. Find out who they’ll be coaching this season below.
Tonight, another celebrity bites the dust on Dancing With The Stars. In an hour show jam packed with enough filler to give hot dogs a run for their money, we are treated to performances from Demi Lovato and one of my favorite bands, The Script. We were also given a great performance from the Macy’s Stars of Dance. So let’s find out who our bottom couples were.
After a night of performances that were a little underwhelming from the celebrities who were early favorites, I wasn’t really sure who would end up in the bottom. Tonight, we discover it will be David Arquette and his partner Kym Johnson, Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer and Elisabetta Canalis and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy. After some epic lighting and booming strings, we discover that Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer are safe and will return next week.
So we’re down to the bottom two. Who will be eliminated? David Arquette or Elisabetta Canalis? Find out who was eliminated below and check out the performances from The Script and an inspiring performance from Demi Lovato after the jump.