Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dancing With The Stars- Week 1!!!

Hey everyone! So, a while back I posted about the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars and the cast list. The first episode aired on Monday night, and I wanted to share my thoughts on it with you all! :)

I was seriously so excited for Season 20. I've watched this show for as long as I can remember, probably since the first season! I've literally grown up with the show, and it's so crazy to think that it's the twentieth season. This cast looks pretty good!!

First up for the night were Willow Shields and Mark Ballas. Willow is seriously adorable, and she's so lucky getting to do this show when she's only 14! Living my dream, girl, living my dream... Her technique was pretty good, and the dance was cute. I felt like it was kind of slow though, and she was being a bit too careful. Still, that's totally understandable for the first week. I think that she has a TON of potential.

Next up was Robert Herjavec with Kym Johnson. I really wasn't expecting a ton from him to be totally honest. I mean, he's a business guy, not exactly someone you would think would be a fabulous performer. But I was actually REALLY impressed!! Technique-wise, he wasn't fabulous, but he had amazing energy and stage presence. I couldn't stop smiling when I watched him!! It was great. And I was SO excited to see Kym back! She's one of my favorite pro dancers, and I'm so happy that she's back for Season 20.

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker were up next. I'm not quite sure what to think about them. They did a jive that was actually pretty good, but something about it just....bothered me. I can't place my finger on it. It just wasn't my favorite dance of the night. I thought it was quite funny, Julianne Hough made a comment to Allison saying last season was "whatever." I really didn't like her partner last year, so I thought that was absolutely hilarious. XD

Fourth up was Charlotte McKinney with Keo Motesepe. Agh. I'm sorry, but I really want them to go home. ASAP. I thought that their opening package was totally inappropriate. This is a family show, and you really don't need to be going around naked on national television. Her dancing really wasn't that great either. The 5's said it all.

Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev were the fifth couple to perform. I really liked this one!!! Their number was just so classy and full of grace and elegance. Patti is great, and I'm hoping that she sticks around for a while.

Next, we saw Chris Soules and Witney Carson. I was kind of indifferent towards their dance. It wasn't great, it wasn't horrible. Kind of just mediocre. I really love Witney though, so I enjoyed watching her dance.

Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd were the next couple to hit the floor. I'm not a huge fan of this duo either, although I adore Peta. I agreed with the judges on this one, his footwork just wasn't that great, and his smile looked like someone just plastered it on. It was just too fake for my tastes. Not my favorite performance of the night.

Oh my goodness. Oh. My. Goodness. Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough. Like, can we just talk about them for a second? Wow. They. Are. AMAZING!!!!!!! This team could totally win. Their dance was just so amazing, I was in awe. It gave me chills. Nastia is really going to be a great dancer, and the fact that she is a gymnast is going to give her a definite advantage. And I mean, Derek is just Derek. He's such a talented choreographer, I absolutely adore his routines. Agh. Definitely one of my favorite numbers of the night.

After that amazing performance was RedFoo and Emma Slater. Now, I'm going to be totally honest, I wasn't expecting a lot from RedFoo. But I was actually pleasantly surprised. While it wasn't my favorite number of the night, he actually showed a lot of potential in this number. His movements were pretty good, and I was fairly impressed.

Next was Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess. Oh. My.......I honestly don't even know what to say. This man is such a huge inspiration. For those of you who don't watch the show, he was an Iraqi war veteran who lost both an arm and a leg. He's then since been a motivational speaker and personal trainer. When he was dancing, my entire body was covered in chills. It was just so amazing, and beautiful, and inspiring, and....agh. I really don't even know how to describe it. All I can say is, you HAVE to watch it. Also, HUGE props to Sharna for doing such an amazing job choreographing this number. It would be insanely difficult to choreograph, and she did it beautifully. It deserves all tens in my book. :):):):):):):):):):)

After Noah and Sharna, Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani performed. Hahaha, this was too funny. They did a tribute to Suzanne's Thighmaster, and they were both wearing horrible athletic-wear. It was absolutely hilarious. Tom referred to Tony as the "Athletic Smurf". ;) Tony's done so much on this show, I think he honestly will do anything at this point. I really love him. He's definitely one of my favorite pros! Suzanne isn't the best dancer, but I'm hoping that she'll improve over the course of the season.

Closing the night was Rumer Willis with Val Chmerkovskiy. Wow. Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from her. I hadn't heard of her before I saw the cast list, but I was SO impressed. Her dance with Val was absolutely gorgeous. I was just sitting there in utter awe. Beautiful.

There were really a ton of great dancers! The cast this season is phenomenal. I've got to say, my three favorites would have to be Nastia, Noah, and Rumer. There is so much talent this season though. I'm so excited to see the rest of the season!

Do any of you watch Dancing With The Stars? Who was your favorite pairing? Comment below!


  1. I really loved this post, please please keep doing them ;P

    1. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! I will! :)

  2. I haven't watched Dancing with the Stars, but I did hear about Robert Herjavec dancing...which really surprised me.
    Please keep doing these!

    1. I was shocked...but he was really good!!
      I will! I'm glad that you like it! :)


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