Have I mentioned before that I’m a reality performance show junkie?

Well I am. And last night I got a double fix with the debut of the 2011 Dancing With the Stars and the Sing Off. Thank God for the DVR. I happily fast-forwarded through commercials and switched between the two channels.

DWTS looks like it will have an interesting season at least. With the exception of a trio who I hope will be in the bottom three–Ron Artest, Elizabetta Canalis and Rob Kardashian–I found the group entertaining, charming and potentially talented dancers.

Chynna Phillips and J.R. Martinez provided the most polished performances. Hope Solo and Ricki Lake were surprisingly graceful. Kristin Cavallari gave an okay performance, I wasn’t that impressed. Then, despite an attack of nerves and maybe over-thinking, David Arquette was his usual slightly goofy but totally charming self while showing some real ballroom potential.

And what about Nancy Grace, she showed a fun side of her personality I’ve never seen before.

Which performances were my favorites?  I have to say Chaz Bono and Carson Kressley. Maybe not the best dancers–yet–but they showed off some decent moves and a lot of personality.

As much as I would like to see Ron Artest be the first to go–I’m a Dallas Maveriicks’ fan after all–I think Elizabetta will be the first causalty.

As far as the Sing-Off, I didn’t see anyone that impressed me as much as Street Corner Symphony did last season but it’s early yet. I really like the judges on this show. I missed Nicole Scherzinger but Sara Bareilles was a good replacement.

All in all it was a good premier night. I enjoyed both shows immensely.


About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

Posted on September 20, 2011, in Favorite TV Shows, Reality Talent Shows and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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