Dancing with the Stars: All-StarsSeason 15
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:06 AM
Kirstie Alley (12, 2nd)
Pamela Anderson (10, 6th) (YEA)
Helio Castroneves (5, 1st) (BARF -- should be in jail)
Joey Fatone (4, 2nd)
Shawn Johnson (8, 1st)
Drew Lachey (2, 1st) (YEA)
Gilles Marini (8, 2nd) (YEA)
Kelly Monaco (1, 1st)
Apolo Anton Ohno (4, 1st)
Bristol Palin (11, 3rd) (BARF)
Melissa Rycroft (8, 3rd)
Emmitt Smith (3, 1st)
Breakout by season:
01 -- 1
02 -- 1
03 -- 1
04 -- 2
05 -- 1
08 -- 3
10 -- 1
11 -- 1
12 -- 1
There will also be a fan "vote-in" for one of the following:
Sabrina Bryant (5, 7th)
Carson Kressley (13, 8th)
Kyle Massey (11, 2nd)
*Original partnership maintained for All-Stars
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:10 AM
They should forget about Carson Kressley as a competitor and hire him to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:14 AM
Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:51 PM
Don't think I will make time in my TV schedule to watch this.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:14 AM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 09:52 PM
Even with the five past champions, though, my early money is on Gilles and Peta.
Posted 27 August 2012 - 10:31 PM
Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:49 AM
Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:04 PM
Kirstie/Maks: I am hard-pressed to see this pair making it to the halfway mark. Kirstie's issues with her weight were novel during her first season but I don't think that will work again for this season. (Has she kept the weight off?) Maks' popularity has taken various hits in the last few seasons, most recently due to the allegations Hope Solo has made about him in her trashy book. Truth be told, their best week together in their regular season was Week 1 and it was all stagnation after that. That is not going to cut it in a season as stacked with talent as this one.
Pamela/Tristan: I loved her during her regular season and thought she had ability. However, she was under the red lights of doom practically every week so I question how much more advanced her fan base has become since then. I don't see her making the halfway mark unless she and Tristan really come out on fire during Week 1. (Tristan's popularity may buy her some time.)
Sabrina/Louis: Sabrina got her wish -- she can try to avenge her "unjust" ouster during her regular season. The good news for her is that Louis will really be able to put his choreographic talents to work as she will be able to execute his more complicated ideas. The bad news for her is that I still don't know if she has a strong enough fan base to carry her to the Final Four. I can see her making it to the halfway point and then getting eliminated.
Shawn/Derek: I have to say that this pairing is the strongest of the female celebrity amateur/male professional pairings. Shawn is ridiculously fit, has a large and vocal fan base, and is paired with three-time winner Derek. They would really have to screw up not to make it to the Final Four.
Kelly/Val: I'm on the fence about this one. Kelly is a previous winner but she won in Season 1. Standards have risen considerably since then (to the point where it's almost a different show) and I don't know how Kelly will fare against much more serious competition. Complicating matters further is the fact that General Hospital is on the wane so I don't what kind of fan base she has these days. Finally, Val still labors in the shadow of his brother and has not established himself the way Tristan has. They will have to have crazy chemistry from the get-go or they will be an early boot.
Bristol/Mark: Her prior appearance on the show was more of a political statement than a dance statement. Due to all the controversy surrounding her (in)famous mother, her vote was more about the blue state-red state divide than it was about the quality of her dancing (which sucked.) Well, her mother isn't quite what she once was so I don't see the same kind of energy around Bristol this time. I suspect she will be gone by the halfway mark.
Melissa/Tony: She drew a lot of support during her regular season because of what happened on The Bachelor. Like Bristol, I question whether she still has that same headwind behind her. However, she is young(ish) and fit so she should be able to keep pace physically. The wild card here is Tony, who is not known as the most imaginative choreographer on the show. He will have to improve his offerings if he wants them to stick around for any significant amount of time.
So, to summarize, the only pairing I see as a lock for the Final Four is Shawn/Derek. I can also see Sabrina/Louis and Melissa/Tony making it past the halfway point but don't know how much further they can get past that.
Coming up: The men's field!
Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted 31 August 2012 - 12:54 PM
At the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Spring 2012.
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