Originally Posted by Viventis
I, for one, am glad that we have a group of dance newbies without two or three ringers who are immediately (and forever) head and shoulders above the rest. With growth in performance and improvement in technique, anyone can win it (maybe not the radio comedian).
Totally agree! I can watch professionals dance if I wish. This show is about watching people who have at least some degree of celebrity success struggle to improve in a completely new arena.
I really enjoyed the show also because this season, unlike the last two, I find everyone at least somewhat likable and interesting. Even though I must be getting old and out of touch because I only recognized 4 of the stars! (Hines Ward, Chris Jericho, Kirstie Alley, and Ralph Macchio)
1 or 2 of Petra's points were charity. Not a big deal since it doesn't count for much at this point. Also, I was surprised after hearing on this forum about her high hotness quotient how little she interested me in that regard. In terms of attractiveness I rank her just above Wendy and Kirstie, and below the other stars and pros. She seems to be a sweet and caring woman, however, and I hope her dancing improves.
Ralph completely surprised me! 27 years later and he still acts like the shy innocent kid, but he put on a good show on the dance floor. I was cringing, expecting a crane kick at any moment, but thankfully they saved that for another dance - oh yes, it's coming, trust me.
Kirstie also shocked me! I almost turned it off and went to bed because I assumed her dance would be horrible. How she could manage that footwork, I don't know, but it was impressive. I think she will struggle with other dances which emphasize more of the upper body, but I can't wait to see her quickstep. Oh, and she still looks like she swallowed the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.
Best Dress - Cheryl Burke. (Admittedly I am HIGHLY biased in her regard, however, I still think I'm right.)
Making Old Men Feel Dirty Award - Chelsea Kane. What a bubbly little cutie!
The "Who?" Prize - "Radio Guy", which is apparently his official title since the host kept referring to him as such. I guess I'm not the only one who doesn't know his name.
Hines Ward I predict will be the best football player to participate in the show thus far. I know that Jerry Rice came in third, but I had to stop watching him because he just never could dance well and only the fans kept him in. I think Hines has the potential to win it all.