Dancing with the Stars: Season 14
Posted 28 February 2012 - 08:38 AM
Jack Wagner (actor, "General Hospital", "Melrose Place")/Anna Trebunskaya (9)*
Melissa Gilbert (actress, "Little House on the Prairie")/Maksim Chmerkovskiy (12)
Donald Driver (athlete, former Green Bay Packer)/Peta Murgatroyd (2)
Sherri Shephard (actress, co-host "The View")/Val Chmerkovskiy (2)
Gavin DeGraw (singer)/Karina Smirnoff (11)
Martina Navratilova (tennis legend)/Tony Dovolani (13)
Roshon Fegan (Disney star, rapper)/Chelsie Hightower (6)
Maria Menounos (author, host "EXTRA")/Derek Hough (9)
Jaleel White (actor, "Family Matters")/Kym Johnson (11)
Gladys Knight (singer)/Tristan McManus (2)
William Levy (actor, telenovelas)/Cheryl Burke (13)
Katherine Jenkins (singer)/Mark Ballas (10)
*() number of seasons for the pro.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 02:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:52 PM
As someone who lives in Wisconsin, I can tell you that the Green Bay Packers fans will vote for Donald Driver until their fingers bleed.
Glad to see Tristan back for a second season although I don't know how far he will go with Gladys.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with William Levy, he appeared in a recent J.Lo video:
Melissa Gilbert has that scary Hollywood look.
And finally . . . Urkel!!!!!
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:01 AM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:14 AM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:17 PM
Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:10 PM
Levy is a beautiful guy, but there's something kind of unreal about him, i.e., how anyone could look like that. My season's crush is Jaleel White. If I were going to have a girl crush, it would be on Gladys Knight -- take that Pips! -- though I must begrudgingly give credit to someone dancing with Mark Ballas, which tears at my heart, because Katherine Jenkins seems like a lovely person. But why oh why didn't Tristan McManus leave Ballas' spats where he dropped them? Have the pros made a pact to have rotating spats this year?
I was gobsmacked by the precision of Roshan Fegan's rhythm.
The make-up people did a stunning job with Martina Navratilova. Tony Dolovani did what he could. I wish they'd give him someone with whom he'd have a fighting chance at the mirror ball.
I enjoyed everyone. Not everyone was equally talented, but they had humor and almost all had performance quality, mostly without looking petrified.
Edited to add: I just read in Wikipedia that Jaleel White played Gladys Knight's (and Flip Wilson's) son on a TV show called "Charlie and Company". I never knew.
Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:20 PM
Since he can't do the "fringe and a smile" strategy that some of the female pros use *coughPeta*, Tristan probably thinks that the spats will distract the audience from the fact that Gladys wasn't moving a whole lot.
William Levy is probably the most promising male celeb I've seen out of the gate since R & B singer Mario. He intuitively gets the concept of leading from his body weight rather than his arm, and that is going to open up a lot of choreographic possibilities for Cheryl since she won't have to "muscle" as much of her dancing because of a lack of true lead. I think the footwork, stretch, etc. are fixable and I'm very sure that Cheryl will work hard at fixing them. Out of all the pros, Cheryl is smart at playing the DWTS game. She probably knew within the first few hours that she has a potential winner this season, and was planning how to make the most of it.
Maks' routine for Melissa Gilbert was ridiculously difficult for a beginner. I don't know what he was thinking.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:49 PM
Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:31 PM
At the moment, I'm saying that they're followed by Jaleel White, but it's hard to compare with Jaleel since he did foxtrot which is a much harder dance than the Quickstep.
Maks is actually a talented choreographer and he comes into the show with one of the strongest teaching resumes out of the pros. I think he lets his ego get involved, though. After last season's fiasco, I think he's coming into this season with a huge chip on his shoulder.
Derek is dragging Maria around like a rag doll. She doesn't seem to be in physical shape and she's not coordinated. I'm thinking early exit unless Derek really can work miracles.
Strangely, i really like Gavin De Graw. Watching the B-roll, I expected utter disaster but he moves very musically and manages to hit his marks, which is much better than i thought he would do. Karina struggles with hopeless cases, but I can see this being a fun assignment for her after the intensity of last season.
Tristan seems to be becoming the new Jonathan Roberts, specializing in older and physically challenged female celebs.
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