Here are my favorites this upcoming week for Dancing with the Stars and we say goodbye to the first couples from the double elimination in week one.
Alexa Pena Vega and Carlos Pena are married to each other and are both contestants on this season of Dancing with the Stars, a first for the show. They are an adorable couple and they both have dancing skillz! It is fun to watch them as they are very competitive, yet so supportive of each other. They are both extremely good looking and have great charisma. I remember Alexa from Spy Kids. She has grown into a beautiful young woman.
These two couples are the ones to watch as they will bring it on on the dance floor! I can’t wait to see what they do next!
Unfortunately for the competitors in this 21st season of Dancing, there are some really good dancers from the get go. This made it really hard for the beginners and I’m sorry to say, impossible for some to go past the first few weeks of competition. Many viewers expected Paula Dean and Gary Busey to be the first to leave the competition, they aren’t the best dancers. However, as we all know having a dedicated fan base helps with the voting and those two are so entertaining, we want to see them for at least a few more weeks!
If you watch the show as much as I do, you probably predicted that the first couple to be eliminated would be Chaka Kahn and her partner Keo Motsepe. I didn’t see the chemistry between them and Chaka, although an amazing performer and singer, seemed guarded and unsure of herself on the dance floor. Triple Crown-winner Victor Espinoza and partner Karina Smirnoff were the second pair eliminated from the competition. As I said in my Tweet – – Victor looked like a little Mexican Jumping Bean, hopping around Karina on the dance floor. (Host, Tom Bergeron made a jumping bean reference as well during the scoring!) Karina Smirnoff is such a gracious person and amazing coach, but the couple did not match up well. Given some more time, I am sure they could have pulled it off, but not with the amazing dancers they were up against.
I don’t really have anything yet…at this point, it is anyone’s game. Don’t you think? I predict it will be entertaining and fun to watch! I expect to love Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough who are definitely my favorites to win!
A shout out to Alek Skarlatos who is an American Hero (the Oregon Army National Guardsman specialist who, along with fellow Americans, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a Briton and two Frenchmen, stopped a gunman on a Paris-bound train travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels in August 2015.) He is an extraordinary person with an amazing story. And, he can dance! I love watching him and I sincerely hope he goes far on the competition. I also hope that he makes the most of his notoriety, which since he is on DWTS, I suspect that he is!
Do you have a prediction for the upcoming performances and eliminations? Who do you think will be voted off by the fans? Leave a comment below.