We do not know, Dance with the Stars Fans, when season 28 ended last November, we were also saying goodbye A version of a show we have known and loved for years.
During the reality competition break, the show made some big changes: America Next Top Model Wet Tyra Banks is now hosting Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (Released in July). And six-time Mirrorball winner Derek Hogg is now at the back of the judges’ table, usually sitting in a chair occupied by Len Goodman (Who can not participate this year Due to coronavirus travel restrictions).
In addition, the global pandemic has changed things inside the ballroom as well. There was no studio audience at this point – though There are Some Phantom Cheers and Booze are coming from nowhere – and competitors are now displaying each other from socially distant places on rafts instead of the Skybox. It’s not the ideal environment for a high-energy dance competition, but really, isn’t it ideal for anything in 2020?
This season’s celebrity / pro pairings were not revealed until Monday’s premiere; Before returning to the show, here are some quick ideas on 15 shows:
AJ McLean and Pro Cheryl Burke (Jeev): The Premier Night nerves did not seem to clutter AJ, even when he lost his balance on the ballroom floor from that jump. I wish the Backstreet Boys singer hadn’t performed at first, because his life became more memorable when he wore the broadcast – but on its own, this high-energy routine was confidently executed. Judges Score: 18/30
Krishel Stazz and Pro Gleb Savchenko (Tango; film): I was shocked to see the judges Chrysler score this week. Yes, her footwork and frame needed some improvement – but we saw a lot of te enthusiasts completely fall after they made the wrong move, and I thought Krishel did a good job, despite her mistakes, to make sure this tango rails. Judges Score: 13/30
Vernon Davis and Pro Peta Murgatroid (Foxitrot): When we talk about chemistry, we’re talking about the moments in the middle of this foxoutrot, when Vernon pauses and runs his hands over PETA’s shoulders for eight hands. You will not often find both elegance and romance in Foxitrot; Vernon somehow removed both. Judges Score: 17/30
Anne Heche and Pro Kio Motsep (Cha-Cha): Was Anne’s footwork a little messy during parts of this cha-cha? Yes. Has she had a lot of fun with any competitor this season? Also yes! Judges Score: 18/30
Jenny My and Pro Brandon Armstrong (Salsa): Jenny first told Brandon when she would fall in love DWTS The contestants do cool tricks and then she owns at least three amazing tricks in this salsa. That movement wrapped around Brandon’s neck with her legs? Here. For. It’s. Judges Score: 18/30
Jesse Metcalfe and Pro Sharna Burgess (Quickstep): For a tough style like the quick stage, Jesse took good care of himself in his first show ప్పటికీ although his serious facial expressions were not sure if he was having fun there. Judges Score: 18/30
Sky Jackson and Pro Alan Burston (Tango): Sky went very quickly from the bubbly teen to the passionate ballroom performer, and the transformation that those tango moves probably did gave me a lot of lashes. Sky’s movements sometimes A lot Powerful and inconsistent, her lines – and that split! – Very good. Judges Score: 21/30
Caitlin Bristow and Artem Chigwintsev (cha-cha; film): I would love to have Artem finally approached Dance Years after a pro, and based on her first acting, Caitlin can get him there. Although she seemed a little nervous throughout the routine, her grip on cha-cha choreography was strong. Judges Score: 20/30
Neve Schulman and Pro Jenna Johnson (FoxTrot): My Initial estimates How Season 29 Moves, I wrote New as a pre-elimination… I have to walk back after this foxtrot. In Week 1 I did not expect such confidence and elegance from him, and he had a better role than anyone else in the premiere. Judges Score: 20/30
Johnny Weir and Pro Brit Stewart (Cha-Cha): Derek Hogg’s critique of Johnny’s need for a “consistent Johnny” Spot-on: Despite the sassy throughout the performance, the figure skater gained a bit of self-awareness as the choreography led to a more traditional cha-cha. Judges Score: 18/30
Justina Machado and Pro Sasha Farber (cha-cha): I’m sorry when I googled “How can I gain Justina Machado’s confidence” after this swagger-filled cha-cha, it started with the solo section, which was likely to move less skilled performers. Judges Score: 21/30
Charles Oakley and Pro Emma Slater (Salsa): At the beginning of strong performances from Justina, Neve and others, Charles’ flaws became apparent during this salsa. Despite being one of the NBA All-Star weak performers, Emma is still a strong and reliable partner during her many stunts. Judges Score: 12/30
Monica Aldama and Pro Wall Chamerkovsky (Foxitrot): Monica and Wall’s foxtrot was simple and straightforward – and the woman knew how to do a fan kick, folks! Judges Score: 19/30
Nelly and Pro Daniella Karagach (Salsa): Nellie seemed so engrossed in her rehearsal package, I was preparing for the worst… Then came a pleasant surprise when he aired live. There was room for improvement, for sure, but the rapper brought unexpected unexpected brilliance and music to his first performance. Judges Score: 16/30
Carol Baskin and Pro Pasha Pashkov (Paso Doble): “Tiger KingCarol Baskin performs the Paso Double Dance with the Stars”Truly the mad lib of a sentence (yet, in this particular year, it makes full sense somehow). True, I’m looking forward to it so much from Carol; Despite all the gimmicks and the “Eye of the Tiger” song selection, at least it wasn’t Rick Perry situation. Judges Score: 11/30
With that, I hand it over to you. Who impressed you the most (and at least) DanceSeason premiere? Vote in our poll below, and then bring the discussion into the comments!