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.
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.