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Tom DeLay finds his wild thing on opening of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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I don’t plan to blog regularly about “Dancing With the Stars.” But I had to check out the first couple of nights to see how the likes of Donny Osmond, Chuck Liddell and Kelly Osbourne do. Oh, and the first politician on the show Tom DeLay.

First night is the eight guys. There may have been a lack of great technique but charisma galore.

Who was your favorite among the guys Monday night?

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My favorite: Donny Osmond. The man has grown up on the stage and has been entertaining since was “an embryo,” as he says, so this is right up his alley. He showed charm and a passable amount of grace. He also rocked the salsa relay. His sister Marie did well a couple years ago. Donny will be around til the final 5 guaranteed.

Cleanest: Aaron Carter. The former boy band singer has both technique and a confidence that should garner plenty of votes. He got the highest score of the night and should stick around awhile.

Biggest disappointment: Ashley Hamilton was a bit stiff and lacked stage presence. Plus, he suffers in comparison to his dad. He is the likeliest to go home among the guys.

Best Frankenstein: Chuck Liddell, with that mohawk and neanderthal body, is scary but scarily entertaining, too. The guy really put his all into his first dance and he probably will get votes from folks who have no clue what Ultimate Fighting is.

Better than the judges deemed: Michael Irvin. The NFL player wants to beat Jerry Rice. He immediately is more engaging than Rice. As a viewer, I was charmed and overlooked his dancing deficiencies. He’s safe.

Didn’t embarrass himself:
Tom DeLay goofed around a bit much dancing to “Wild Thing” but his cha cha wasn’t half bad. The politico definitely learned how to shake his hips and shake a rug. He had the least rigorous routine by far. But no doubt he’ll survive awhile.

The relay dances were fun, too. Great innovation.

24 comments Add your comment


September 21st, 2009
11:38 pm

Enter your comments here I could barely force myself to watch an hour of it. There are too many people on the show and if anything spectacular happened after that hour, I’m sure I’ll hear about it from somewhere. The thrill is just gone for me


September 21st, 2009
11:38 pm

I could have lived without seeing Tom DeLay making a fool of himself ….. again.

Dixie Darling

September 22nd, 2009
2:44 am

Did not care for the contestants— except for Donny— he’s a charmer.
So I turned to watch Heros that had more action than Dancing did.


September 22nd, 2009
6:31 am

I cringed watching Tom DeLay shake his hips. But he’s clearly got a good sense of humor.


September 22nd, 2009
7:12 am

Loved the show, thought it was great. This show is good and clean that the whole family can enjoy. I just loved watching Chuck Liddell.

Bill Cosby

September 22nd, 2009
8:06 am

Besides the pretty girls, this show is a dud.


September 22nd, 2009
9:09 am

Donny Osmond and his sister are both shameless self-promoters!


September 22nd, 2009
9:31 am

Enter your comments here TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOmany dancers! Not many interesting……Donny, Michael! Tom made a fool of himself again(What’s new????????????


September 22nd, 2009
9:39 am

@ Tricia – What do you expect you dimwit? They are professional entertainers. That’s what they do.


September 22nd, 2009
9:51 am

I won’t watch this show until the homophobic Delay is gone.


September 22nd, 2009
11:06 am

LIBERALs take themselves toooo serious….They are too smug….& they have no sense of humor….They never smile….As Limbaugh has noted so often…liberals are always angry.


September 22nd, 2009
11:10 am

Liberals would never be self-effacing…..they have too much self-importance to enjoy themselves…..They are the ELITE of America


September 22nd, 2009
11:46 am

Too many this year and 2 nights??? Sorry they won’t have me watching tonight, NCIS will be where I’ll be tonight.


September 22nd, 2009
11:57 am

Donny smoked the salsa relay! I admit, he was my only draw for watching, but Aaron Carter has some serious skill. Ashley Hamilton, whom I have never heard of, was really boring. Tom Delay wasn’t as bad as I expected.
I will likely skip the girls show tonight.
Donny’s fan base will put him way, way up there. If you thought Marie’s fan base was big…
Luckily, he has talent to back up the massive amounts of votes he will get.

black boots

September 22nd, 2009
12:10 pm

Donny and Aaron were good but Louie Vito is the sleeper. Remember, he’s dancing with Chelsie Hightower. She’s a great coach and took Ty Murray all the way to fourth place last year. He’s young and athletic, too, so he’ll catch that competitive drive.

The “Iron Chef” guy may surprise us, too.

David: Get over YOURSELF! God only knows Rush Limbaugh is the end-all be-all for idiots! This is supposed to be about DWTS! Get over it!

September 22nd, 2009
12:34 pm

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September 22nd, 2009
12:48 pm

Gah DAVID… jealous much?

anastasia beaverhausen

September 22nd, 2009
1:14 pm

Making an angry, hateful comment and quoting Rush Limbaugh isn’t helping with getting your point across there Davy boy. Why don’t you focus on keeping your side of the street clean.


September 22nd, 2009
2:21 pm

Enter your comments here Tricia are you for real, Donny does not need DWTS to promote himself. He and Marie are at the top of the charts with fans already. They stand for everything good about role models


September 22nd, 2009
3:44 pm

What boy band was Aaron Carter in?


September 22nd, 2009
3:58 pm

Enter your comments here Although I do not like Tom Delays politics, I will say I admired his guts and thought he did pretty well. It is good to see someone with his background be able to let loose , enjoy and have fun.

black boots

September 22nd, 2009
4:45 pm

Aaron’s big brother is Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys. Aaron was a solo act, IIRC.

The Critic

September 22nd, 2009
5:43 pm

Donny Osmond is like Orson Welles compared to the rest of these klutzes. Leave it to Disney to bring us the FINEST in Entertainment!


September 22nd, 2009
7:17 pm

whew- we got through that set of comments relatively unscathed!