It’s dancing time! Dancing with the Stars is back for its 15th season showcasing 13 all-stars. Six former champions and seven favorites have been brought back to compete once again for the coveted mirror ball trophy. This season the judging will be tougher since this is the stars second time competing. A half point system has been introduced when scoring the all-stars to give more of a realistic score. I think it’s annoying and unnecessary but hey, I just watch the show. Tuesday night the first all-star will be eliminated. Who will it be? I have an idea but let’s review!
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: Season 3 champion Emmitt Smith began his Cha Cha with a bang. Smith has so much personality and such great rhythm. He’s going to be so much fun to watch this season. His foot work and hip movements were all-star material. Love love love. Smith scored 24.5 points.
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: Season 8 runner up Gilles Marini danced the Foxtrot. I want you all to know that while I’m watching a dance I’m always taking notes, but during this dance my eyes were glued to the television, with possible drool dripping from my mouth. This Foxtrot was filled with so much charm, style and elegance. What can I say; I’m a sucker for a hot guy who knows how to move his body. Marini scored 24 points.
Sabrina Bryan & Louis Van Amstel: Sabrina Bryan is the star that was voted in by the people to be a part of Dancing with the Stars All Star season. Bryan was shockingly eliminated week six in season 5. This girl is such a precise dancer and at times she over danced her Cha Cha. How she was eliminated so early in her season is beyond me. Bryan scored 22.5 points.
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: Season 4 champion Apolo Ohno danced an energetic Cha Cha. He may have been rusty during rehearsal but he brought it on the floor. His foot work and hip action was great and he brought a lot of spunk to his dance. With a little bit more work he’ll be back in champion form. Ohno scored 22 points.
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: Champion of season 8 Shawn Johnson began the season dancing a fully loaded Foxtrot. Her footwork was fantastic, she hit all her marks and provided us with some great tricks, but the dance lacked the elements of a Foxtrot. But that’s Derek’s fault. I was a bit upset though that she wasn’t paired with Mark Ballas again; they provided some of Season 8’s most energetic dances. But I’m sure she’ll make it far being paired with Derek. Johnson scored 22 points.
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: Season 5 champion Helio Castroneves danced the Foxtrot. His dance was such a joy to watch. It was filled with so much personality and it made me smile and laugh. His strides were smooth, and despite a few mistakes, the race car driver danced a good Foxtrot. I can’t wait to watch him dance next week. Castroneves scored 21.5 points.
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: Season 2 champion Drew Lachey danced the Foxtrot. Lachey came out with a lot of confidence, but he was a bit stiff throughout the dance. Everything about the dance was stiff and boring, but I think he just needs a bit more work and he’ll be back in amazing form. Lachey scored 21.5 points.
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: Season 1 champion Kelly Monaco only had to learn six dances in her season. Monaco danced the Cha Cha for the first time Monday night. Considering she never danced the Cha Cha before her footwork and rhythm was fantastic. She has great confidence, stage presence and great chemistry with Val. I love her on General Hospital so there’s no doubt I’m going to love watching her dance. Monaco scored 21.5 points.
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: TV host Melissa Rycroft joined Season 8 at the last minute and made it all the way to the finals finishing in third place. I remember watching Season 8 thinking she was an amazing dancer and performer. Rycroft danced a theatrical Foxtrot. Her form and technique were right on point and the sex appeal she brought to the dance made it so much better. Rycroft is such a beautiful dancer. I’m happy they brought her back. Rycroft scored 21 points.
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson: Season 4 runner up Joey Fatone started the show dancing the Cha Cha. Joey was a fan favorite in Season 4 and I imagine he’ll be fighting to become the fan favorite of season 15. Joey is fantastic fun and full of enthusiasm. He knows how to dance and entertain, and began the show with an energetic Cha cha. Fatone scored an underwhelming 20.5 points.
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: One of the most talked about contestants on Dancing with the Stars was Season 11 finalist Bristol Palin. Palin began the season dancing the Cha Cha. She looked like she was having a good time and definitely brought a lot more confidence to her dancing. She was off a few times and got lost in the choreography, but when she hit her mark she was good. Palin has all the elements to be a good dancer, she just needs to fine tune her technique. Palin scored 19.5 points.
Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Season 12 runner up Kirstie Alley came out and danced the Foxtrot. I love Kirstie Alley. I love even more that she agreed to come back and compete against Olympians, athletes and young stars for a second time. At her age coming out and dancing the way she does is brilliant. Her hold was great and she was so sensual in her movements. She’s needs a bit more work with her technique and frame, but she’s good to go. Alley scored 19 points.
Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus: Season 10 contestant Pamela Anderson is back. I’m trying to figure out why she, out of 162 dancers, was brought back to compete. I’m going to assume it’s because she’s Pamela Anderson and people just love to watch her do anything really. Her Cha Cha was very poorly executed. All she brought to the dance was sex appeal. Her timing was off and she missed almost every mark. She was pretty much lost trying to follow Tristan’s footwork. Unless she starts to give a crap, she won’t make it past week 2. Anderson scored 17 points.
Tuesday will start the competition with its first elimination. I think Bristol Palin and Pamela Anderson will find themselves in the bottom two sending Anderson home. I can’t imagine anybody else being sent home.
Who do you think will be the first star eliminated off Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars?
Tune in Tuesday at 8pm ET on ABC for the results.