In a plot twist I never saw coming, Kirstie Alley knocked it out of the park with her sassy moves on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars!
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe we have a new front runner on Dancing with the Stars! I thought producers were holding Kirstie Alley for the end of the show because she is the biggest celeb they have this season, but that wasn’t the case at all: girlfriend can dance!
I’m not sure what training she’s had before this, but Kirstie — who looks PHENOMENAL for 60, by the way — seemed like a pro on the dance floor doing the cha-cha-cha to Ceelo‘s “Forget You.” At first, I imagined Maksim Chmerkovskiy was bummed to get paired with someone who wasn’t smoking hot, but now I think he’s the luckiest pro of all. Not only did their premiere number garner the second highest score of the night (23 out of 30), but Kirstie cracks more jokes than a stand up comedian. No wonder Cheers and Look Who’s Talking did so well. This lady is brilliant!
That said, there were two other dancers tonight who I think we’ll see to the very end: The Karate Kid‘s Ralph Macchio and early fan favorite Kendra Wilkinson.
Ralph couldn’t have been cuter doing the foxtrot with Karina Smirnoff to Dean Martin. The judges agreed and gave him a 24. Meanwhile, Kendra “I used to be a stripper and it shows when I dance” Wilkinson held her own and made her fans proud with her cha-cha-cha. Although she didn’t score the third highest (she received 18 out of 30), her personality made her stand out from her competition.
Most disappointing of the night had to be Wendy Williams. I thought this outrageous talk show host was going to be overflowing with personality, but boy was I wrong. She was boring, stiff and all around a bummer to watch. However, I wouldn’t give Wends the boot just yet. Radio show host Mike Catherwood was even worse than Wendy and I’m still confused as to why he got cast in the first place!
What did you think of tonight’s premiere? Are you excited about this season? Who are your front runners so far? Sound off below!