It's live from Hollywood!
Woo and hoo!
We will proceed with our evening's frivolity while keeping the victims of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, and their families, in our thoughts.
Last week for our SYTYCD results finale we wore shorts and ate TACOS and CAKE so we could reserve our standard fru fru finery, our cheese and bread, our nice merlot, and some pie for this week's DWTS premier.
So now we've got our fru fru finery on, we've finished our cheese and bread, poured our nice merlot, eaten some pie, and we're ready for the dancing!
Our dancers have taken a page from SYTYCD and started the opening routine outside the studio. It's a great way to introduce our celebrities, our pros, our judges, our hosts, and our Dance Troupe. That piece was choreographed by Mandy Moore. Yes, that Mandy Moore from SYTYCD.
We've got some staging adjustments. The judging table has been flipped to the opposite side of the stage. There is no more sky box, so the couples are back down on the floor both before and after performing. Bruno is still annoying, however Len was not cranky...at least to begin.
Best change? So far we're not getting the awkward Brooke interviews before the scoring. Tom is getting scores right after the dance with the judges' comments. Although that is taking away a bit of the time I usually have to finish up my comments.
Here's our first leader board of the season:
27 Amber and Derek
24 Corbin and Karina
24 Elizabeth and Val
23 Jack and Cheryl
23 Nicole and Sasha
22 Christina and Mark
22 Brant and Peta
21 Leah and Tony
21 Valerie and Tristan
18 Bill and Emma
17 Keyshawn and Sharna
14 Bill and Tyne
Terrific show! We had some high scores, and I thought they were deserved. We had some low scores...also deserved but with some potential to improve. The pace of the show was very fast. I nearly didn't have enough time to get my thoughts down.
So no results this week. We'll have week 2 performances next Monday along with eliminations. We'll see how that format works. You know I don't like it for SYTYCD.
Check back here tomorrow for encores.