Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars has begun! Quite an eclectic group of celebrities this season. Here are my favorites of tonight:
RALPH MACCHIO & Karina Smirnoff:
First of all, Ralph Macchio really HASN’T changed a bit! I thought that when he was on Ugly Betty, and I still think that now. Obviously he’s older, but when you look at his face…he still looks like Daniel LaRusso from The Karate Kid. I didn’t expect him to be as engaging and entertaining as he was! I really enjoyed his performance! Ralph has flair and a “smoothness” about his dancing. Not perfect, but probably the most flair tonight (up to this point ). You could tell the audience loved it! I’m not the biggest fan of Karina, but I think they make a good pairing. Great job!
MIKE CATHERWOOD & Lacey Schwimmer:
Like Mike said, he’s probably the LEAST KNOWN contestant this season. A radio DJ? Talk about not being really mainstream. In order for Mike to stick around, he’s really going to have to overcome his anonymity with personality. And just from this one episode, he totally is doing that. He’s QUITE good looking (reminds me of Antonio Sabato Jr), and he’s got a GREAT sense of humor. He’s actually REALLY attractive (except for his tattoos ) and he’s got a charisma about him. Good thing…’cause his dancing? Umm…definitely lacking in that dept…poor thing. I think his personality will keep him around for a bit tho. Altho technically not good, I really enjoyed his performance…it was cute and entertaining (mainly because he looked pretty awkward yet he had a smile on his face).
KIRSTIE ALLEY & Maksim Chmerkovskiy:
Kirstie was the one I was MOST looking forward to seeing tonight. And not surprisingly they saved her for last. I was HOPING she would be at least decent…and she did NOT disappoint. She was quite good! I was really happy for her! She can move! She’s obviously not the skinniest lady…and I’m sure that’s one of the main reasons she’s doing this show (to lose weight), but I didn’t think she’s be able to move fast enough to keep up. Boy was I wrong. Technically she was quite good, and she had attitude and flair! And the dress that she wore was actually really flattering on her…! Guess they really did “save the best for last.” Great job Kirstie! You were my favorite of the night!