*Several things stood out from Monday’s Season 22 premiere of “Dancing With the Stars.”
Wanya Morris of Boys II Men has still got it. He may be carrying a few extra pounds, but his energetic performance and speedy footwork impressed the judges. Len used an “End of the Road” pun to say he’ll make it to the end of the season if he keeps up the good work. Carrie Ann said he’s a “twinkle-toe in the making.”
(Partner Lindsay Arnold, cha cha cha, judge score: 8, 7, 8 for a total of 23)
Kim Fields (formerly) of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was also a crowd pleaser, starting off the two-hour live show with her cha cha cha. While Len said it wasn’t perfect, he called her moves “crisp and sharp.” Carrie Ann called her a firecracker.
(Partner Sasha Farber, cha cha cha, judge score: 7, 6, 7 for a total of 20)
The NFL players – Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown – were solid. There’s lots of room for improvement, but the athletes executed the choreography with lots of “personality” and “charisma,” according to the judges.
(Brown/Sharna Burgess, quickstep, judge score: 8, 6, 7 for a total of 21; Miller/Witney Carson, foxtrot, judge score: 8, 6, 7 for a total of 21)
Let’s just say Master P is no longer the worst contestant in “DWTS” history.
(Partner Edyta Sliwinska, cha cha cha, judge score: 5, 4, 4 for a total of 13)