Recap: The 'Dancing with the Stars' contestants hit the floor for the first time
Ah, our first introduction to our stars as they trot down the stairs. First thought – some of the stars seem comfortable and have a spring in their step, and some are Rob Kardashian.
That was actually very good. His form is better than I expected. He brings a lot of himself to the dance, which is amazing. Definitely doesn't feel like a first week perfomance.
Len thinks it was one of the best performances of the night. Bruno thinks he's inspirational plus he has good hips. Carrie Ann was touched by his performance.
Carrie Ann: 8
Tied for highest score of the night. Whoot!
She's on the show to get her slammin' body back. Even though she's not the most graceful, she means mirror ball business, baby. Okay, calm down, Ricki Lake. I'd say getting your slammin' body back while you get paid to do it is a win by any measure. Don't overreach for the mirror ball.
This is nice, but given how high the bar was set tonight, it wasn't quite as wow as some of the other performances.
Bruno thought it was beautiful and smooth. Carrie thought the fluidity was beautiful. Len didn't know what was going on with her feet. Oh Len, you judge you!
Carrie Ann: 7
Here he is, the last dancer of the evening -- I'm guessing this is because he's the dancer people are most curious to see or because there's a hope that all the cranks who are upset about a transgendered person being on the show have already gone to bed.
For a roundish guy, he's actually pretty spry. More importantly, he's clearly having fun. I don't know how far he'll go but I don't think he'll go home this week. Good for him.
Carrie Ann says people have been waiting all night to see him and he can dance. Len thought he came out with the right attitude and had good footwork. Bruno said he was cheeky and cute.
Carrie Ann: 6
Well, they talked a good game, but the judges clearly weren't that impressed. But I suspect they wanted to give Chaz encouragement as it took major guts to get up on that stage given some of the things people have said about him in the last few weeks.
Ron (Metta) is at the bottom while Chynna and J.R. are at the top. Personally, I pick Elisabetta to get the boot as she doesn't have an inspirational story, her dance was terrible and no one knows who she is (or at least no one who isn't a regular reader of Life & Style). But overall, the performances were surprisingly strong -- and more than a few contenders have emerged already. I'm not placing any bets on who will win -- but it's always more fun when you're kept guessing.
Who do you think is going home? Who was your favorite dancer of the night? What did you think of Chaz?