Fans got their first look at the season 16 cast of Dancing with the Stars
in action last week. While none of the contestants blew the judges away, a number of the celebrity dancers put forth strong first showings.ABC Announces Season Finale Dates for Spring 2013 >>>
Zendaya Coleman, at 16 years old, got the highest first-week score from the judges with eights across the board. The youngest contestant ever on DWTS surprised many with her performance, but will she be able to hold off the likes of Kellie Pickler and General Hospital's Ingo Rademacher?
Elimination Number One Ahead
In week two, all twelve contestants return after there were no eliminations in week one. However, that all changes this week, meaning the contestants better up their performances if they want to impress the judges and fans.
Comedian D.L. Hughley was awful in his first dancing performance. Hughley's performance of the Cha Cha Cha last week was terrible and the judges all gave him fours. Will he be able to improve considerably in just a week's time?Let's Get Jazzy
Three different dances will be performed by the 12 celebrity contestants this week, including the first time Jazz is included on Dancing with the Stars
. In addition, the Jive and Quickstep will be performed in week two.
Performing the Jive will be last week's top dancer Zendaya, The Bachelor
's Sean Lowe, boxer Victor Ortiz, Lisa Vanderpump and Dorothy Hamill.
The Quickstep will be performed by D.L. Hughley, Olympian Alexandra Raisman, Ingo Rademacher and Wynonna Judd.
And performing Jazz for the first time in the show's history will be Andy Dick, Jacoby Jones and Kellie Pickler.Guest Performances
I must admit this week's guest singers leave something to be desired, unless of course you are a Josh Groban fan. This is because Josh Groban is a guest performer along with Icona Pop. I'm guessing not too many fans will be tuning into this week for the singing.Now It Counts
Last week was fun because we got to see the contestants perform for the first time. However, now it starts to count. This means D.L. Hughley and reality star Lisa Vanderpump will need to show some serious improvement.
It also will be interesting to see which contestants are the surprise performers this season. Dorothy Hamill surprised me with her week one dance. Despite being a former Olympian, she is 56 years old. But based on her first routine, she may be able to hold her own this season.
Tune in Monday night at 8pm on ABC for the contestants' next performances. Then Tuesday night at 9pm, the first star will be eliminated.
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