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.
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• 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
Though admitting she really “can’t dance,” Kate remained optimistic during her Monday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I am gonna win,” predicted the Jon & Kate Plus 8 mom.
Kate admitted to being competitive and named Pamela Anderson and Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger as her biggest competitors. Kate showed her sense of humor when she jokingly said her advantage will be having her eight children vote for her.
“[Daughter] Mady asked if she can vote for me? I said, ‘Yes, please do,'” Gosselin told Kimmmel, adding that she told “the little kids” to vote too.
However, the question most people seem to be asking is how can Kate manage doing the show in LA and taking care of her eight children? Well Kate revealed she and her dancing partner Tony Dovlani, will travel back to her Wernersville, Pa., hometown where they will be practicing in her basement when the children are at school or asleep.
Kate will then travel to Los Angles two days a week to do the actual taping of the show.
One of the bigger cast surprises came when The Bachelor himself, Jake Pavelka was announced. Other surprises came in the form of 90210 actress Shannen Doherty, NFL Wide Receiver Chad Ochocinco, and Buzz Aldrin , 80, the second man to step foot on the moon. Buzz will also be the oldest man to ever compete on DWTS.
Other notable cast members include Nicole Scherzinger, leader of the girl pop group The Pussycat Dolls, comedian Niecy Nash from “Reno 911” and Erin Andrews, the ESPN sports reporter who recently made headlines when it was discovered a peeping tom had secretly taped her.
The full cast list is below –
Pamela Anderson – Model and Actress
Chad Ochocinco – NFL player
Shannen Doherty – Actress
Kate Gosselin – Reality Star
Nicole Scherzinger –The Pussycat Dolls leader
Niecy Nash – Actress and Comedian
Buzz Aldrin – Astronaut
Evan Lysacek – Olympic Skating Figure Medalist
Erin Andrews -ESPN Sports Reporter
Aiden Turner – Soap Star
Jake Pavelka – The Bachelor Reality Star
The new season is set to premier March 22 on ABC.
The tenth season of “Dancing with the Stars” announced its cast during the commercial breaks of “The Bachelor” finale on Monday, March 1. As previously reported, Pamela Anderson is in, along with NFL star Chad Ochocinco. These two were the first to be revealed by host Tom Bergeron and ET correspondent Melissa Rycroft.