It's back...Dancing with the Stars, and my uncanny (ahem) ability to predict who will be going home each week.
The 3 night premiere extravaganza started on Monday with all stars dancing either the Cha Cha Cha or the Fox Trot, it continued last night with all but one couple (the first to get the boot) dancing either the Mambo or the Quick Step, and will rap up tonight with another couple being eliminated from competition.
Overall, I must say that I am feeling pretty good about this season's competition. I wasn't overly thrilled when the line up was announced, but all the stars really seem to want to be there AND so far, for the most part, they are all doing really well. It seems to me to be the most level field in several seasons. No super stand out yet, and only a couple of complete duds. Should make for interesting viewing over the next several weeks.
The first star to be eliminated was comedian Jeffrey Ross. For the record, I predicted this exit even though I do not have proof of it in writing. He seemed like a genuinely nice guy and very disappointed to be going home. However, he really could not dance and did not show much promise for improving. It was absolutely the right choice.
So who is going home tonight?
In the weeks to come I think that the elimination will get harder and harder to predict, since as stated earlier, there are several stars that are all at about the same skill level. However last night, one star just really didn't cut it.
I need to digress here for just a second to talk about Cloris Leachman. She is by no means one of the better dancers, but she is absolutely hilarious and I adore her moxie! I for one think she is going to stick around for a few weeks, simply because the voters are going to want to see what she does and says next. This week alone she has thrown her leg up on the judges table, tried to bribe the judges for a "10" score with $10.00 bills, and had to be bleeped several times in reaction to the judges scores. Somehow, it is not off putting, but endearing, and just too much fun to watch. I am so impressed that she even wanted to do the show! I hope I am half as energetic and exuberant as she when I am 82!
O.K. back to who is going home tonight...
Kim Kardashian. The girl simply has no moves. She is lovely and has one of the world's most famous rumps around, but she does not know how to shake it. She and her partner, Mark Ballas, did the Mambo to "I Like Big Butts" by Sir Mix A lot ( I know this song is now going through your head if you are familiar with it , you're welcome). I mean if you are going to call attention to it, you've gotta work it and work it she did not. Sorry Kim, it is time to take your leave of the dance floor.
I do not have a favorite yet, but am looking forward to the weeks to come. How about you?