At last, DWTS started tonight!
Goodbye, Ben, The Bachelor. Hello again, Derek Hough, The Best Dance Partner Ever.
I love the fancy footwork and celebrity surprises, of course, but I also adore the “fashion.” They’re costumes, I know, but I think I might like to wear one of those spangled dresses anyway.
The first show of the season is always a glimpse of who might be a contender for the mirror ball trophy and who is going to step up to the style challenge.
Scores from the judges and cheers from fans point to former child star Jaleel White and Latin heartthrob William Levy as the guys to beat and British classical singer Katherine Jenkins as the woman with the right moves.
The judges kept saying it was the most talented cast ever but the fashion was underwhelming for the stars and their dance pros.
Best dressed tonight was Gladys Knight, Cha-Chaing in a short red number that featured beaded fringe and an asymmetrical hemline. Her dancing was as hot as the dress.
Pro dancer Kym Johnson has one of the best figures on the floor and wore an ab-baring top and white feather trimmed skirt that swirled around partner Jaleel White during their Foxtrot.
Also showing off an enviable torso: Peta Murgatroyd in a barely-there costume, gold paillettes the only thing jiggling during the Cha-Cha with Green Bay Packer, Donald Driver.
Show-stopping for all the wrong reasons was Melissa Gilbert’s black saloon girl-meets Blade Runner ensemble, worn with heavy black tights. Thank goodness partner Maks Chmerkovskiy danced with his transparent shirt unbuttoned.
As for my dance man Derek, I’m a little nervous he won’t be around long. He’s partnered with Extra entertainment news host Maria Menounos who looked a little clunky on the floor tonight. Might have to vote for her just to keep him in the game.
Category: Fresh Style