Dancing With The Stars premiered last night on ABC, and while some stars sizzled, others were rather average, or downright bad.
The top score of the night went to Pop star Nicole Scherzinger and her partner Derek Hough , as the duo earned 25 points out of 30 from the judges by doing the waltz. Olympic champion figure skater Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya came in second with 23 points by also doing the waltz.
Nicole and Evan lived up to all expectations as the two were the early favorites going in. Now onto the bad, as reality star Kate Gosselin didn’t do so well. The mom of eight earned a poor 16 points for her waltz with partner Tony Dovolani, giving her one of the lowest scores of the night. “It looked like Tony was pushing a shopping cart across the floor. You have to exude something!” exclaimed judge Bruno Tonioli (ouch!).
Other reality star Jake Pavelka surprised judges with his Viennese waltz, earning an okay score of 20. The lowest score of the night went to 80 year old Buzz Aldrin, who received a 14 for his cha-cha. Buzz is the oldest contestant in the history of DWTS.
All of the stars will return next week for another performance. The first elimination will take place next Tuesday.
It’s that time of the year again! The tenth season of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars is set to have its 2 hour premiere tonight at 8:00 pm eastern.
The year should bring in high ratings for the ABC network as they made certain to include celebs from every realm possible, including the controversial reality stars, Kate Gosselin and The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka.
The favorites to win so far seems to be Nicole Scherzinger andEvan Lysacek. Nicole is the former lead singer of the pop group – The Pussycat Dolls, and Evan recently won an Olympic gold medal for figure skating.
TELL US – WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE TO WIN THIS SEASON?
• Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Ashly Costa
• Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson and Damian Whitewood
• ESPN’s Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
• 90210 star Shannen Doherty and Mark Ballas
• TV mom Kate Gosselin and Tony Dovolani
• NFL star Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke
• Olympic gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and Anna Trebunskaya
• All My Children star Aiden Turner and Edyta Sliwinska
• Singer Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough
• Reno 911 star Niecy Nash and Louis Van Amstel
• The Bachelor’s Jake Pavelka and Chelsie Hightower
In the eighth week of Dancing With The Stars, the couples performed two dances. Mya and Dmitry Chaplin earned the first perfect score of the season with their “70′s style Samba”. Both Donny Osmond andAaron Carterwere tied at the bottom with a score of 50.
Mya, who earned the highest score of the night and Joanna Krupa, who is in the 2nd place, both qualified to be in the semifinals. Donny and Kym also secured a spot and will return next week. The first musical performance of the night was by Grammy winner Micheal Buble. As expected, international sensation Susan Boyle gave a great performance.
At the end of the night, Kelly Osbourne was safe while Aaron was eliminated leaving 4 couples. The remaining couples will return next week in the semi-finals.
List of the couples and their scores:
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: 59
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: 52
Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: 51
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: 50
Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: 50
Tell us: With four couples left, who do you think will win?
The seventh week of Dancing With The Stars featured the usual couples dance followed by two group routines. The scores from the Monday’s points were added to viewers’ votes. Yesterday’s competition was another night of double elimination. Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa earned the highest combined score of the night and will return next week.
Mark Ballas andDerekunveiled their band’s new song, “Move” while other performances of the night were from Rod Stewart and Colbie Caillat.
At the end of the results show, Michael Irvin and Mark Dacascos were eliminated leaving 5 couples.
Reality stars and celebs were dressed up and ready to party this weekend in lieu of Halloween. Pictured above is Melissa Rycroftand fiance Tye Strickland.
The most interesting costume would have to go to Spencer Prattand Heidi Montag, as the two attention whores dressed up as Jon & Kate Gosselin. Which this brings us to Jon Gosselin’s costume, and well you just have to see this for yourself.
Another interesting costume would have to be that of Heidi Klum and her husband Seal.
Though Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his dancing partner Debi Mazar were eliminated two weeks ago from Dancing With The Stars , he will be returning this week. Usmagazine confirms that Derek Hough has temporarily left the reality competition due to an illness. Maks will assist Derek’s partner Joanna Krupa during rehearsals. However, it is not known who her on air partner will be during Monday’s show.
This past Thursday, Derek took to his twitter page and wrote “I think I’m getting the [flu],” he wrote, noting “serious sweats . . . My whole body is aching like crazy I can barely stand up . . . And I’m coughing like crazy.”
A few hours later, he wrote of his doctor’s visit. “Had a temperature of 104 . . . Had a n IV in my arm for 2 hrs . . . Maks is steppin up for me helpin jo . . “
Maksim’s return may seem awkward since his ex-fiancéeKarina Smirnoff (they broke off their engagement last month) is still present on the show.