It’s the reality Dance series that sees celebrities from across the Entertainment industry jump out of their comfort zones. Dancing with the Star Australi is back and better than ever. With new judges, new hosts, and  new cast of personalities, this year’s competition heated up!

With the first week done and dusted, the celebrities can breathe now that their first dance is over and down with. However, their relief won’t last long as they’ll need to prepare another dance for next week. The audience at home and there in the studio actualy have it easy. I really feel sorry for the celebrities. Anyway, let’s look at the dances in the order they were performed.

1. Miguel and Megan

The first celeb to make their debut is chief and host Amanda Keller’s buddy, Miguel Maestre who dances the cha cha.

From the moment he stepped out on the floor, his footwork might look awkward, but it’s only the first week. He’s also a larger than life character in reality so it was great to see. According to Amanda, she saw him talking throughout the routine.

Miguel’s score is: 13

2.   Michelle and Aric

Fitness guru Michelle Bridge might know what it’s like to be in charge, but with the dancing… Not so much. Her first dance with partner Aric is the cha cha.

Some of her movements are a bit clunky but its the first dance she’s done. However, her outfit did most of the work.

Michelle’s score is: 16

3. Olympia and Jarryd

Former Neighbours actress Olympia Valance can act, but can she dance the tango?

Olympia’s speed with is a little slow, but her technique appears in time with the music. There was drama and suspense and the lifts were crowd pleasing, but there’s a lot she needs to work on.

Olympia’s score is: 17

4. Jett and Lily

Coming from a famous family, Jett is a model and a competive surfsaver with the looks of Thor.

Jett’s energy is strong and he’s a little slow in places but he had a lot of fun doing the cha cha. He has great natural rhythm but he did lose technique at times.

Jett’s score is: 12

5. Denise and Jeremy

Funny lady Denise Scott is a fun to watch and is tasked with VienneseWaltz. What could go wrong?

For an older competitor, she has great eye contact with her partner and beginning an actor, she has a sexiness and sultriness no one knew she had. And her timing was good.

Denise’s score is: 14

6. Jimmy and Alex

Children’s entertainer Jimmy Rees didn’t realise how hard it would be to cha cha when he has three young sons.

Jimmy’s commitement to his performance is strong, despite the awkwardness and sloppiness and lack of cha cha.

Jimmy’s score is: 16

7. Curtly and Siobhan

Former West Indies Cricket player Curtly was a powerhouse in the 90s and is 6 foot 8. With a partner like Siobhan and dancing the Viennese Waltz was always going to be a challenge.

Curtly’s performance was fun to watch, but he did stuff up a few times. Because of his height, he danced down to his partner which isn’t a good thing.

Curtly’s score is: 10

8. Constance and Gustavo

Mother of seven and blogger Constance Hall is use to the bullies of the internet, but how will she deal with the judges when she dances the cha cha with partner Gustavo?

Being the free spirit she is, Constance’s performance is incredibly uplifting and inspiring for all the people who have been bullied and trolled out there.

Constance’s score is: 17

9. Cassandra and Marco

She’s the ex-wife of Karl Stefanovic who was cruelly dumped for a younger woman. Cass Thorburn has had to endure months of torment from the media over the breakdown of her marriage, her divorce and her ex’s new marriage. She’s determined to take back her life and begin anew. First thing’s first on her bucket list. She wants to learn to dance.

Viennese Waltz is Cass’s first dance and Craig Revel Horwood’s comments have created backlash on social media. Cass has taken the comments from all three judges in stride. Though her score might get her sent home if the scroes don’t pick up next week. Personally? I loved it. I can’t dance so I’m rooting for her all the way. Go Cass!

Cassandra’s score is: 10

10. Samuel and Jorja

Actor Samuel Johnson has been through a lot in the last couple of his years. He’s lost his sister Connie to cancer and is has become a pioneer in the cancer campaigning. However, how will he go as a dancer as he performs the Tango with partner Jorja?

Sam really gave it his all with his first dance and he scored well not to mention judge,Tristan MacManus said it was the dance of the night… Until Craig put his foot in it when Courtney act performed a few minutes later.

Samuel’s score is: 20

 11. Courtney and Joshua

She’s an accomplished drag queen, but Courtney Act is using both her personas. During rehearsals she’s her normal persona Shane Jenek while going onto the dance floor as Courtney.

Courtney’s performance was the showstopping number of the night. Her performance knocked everyone off their chairs. Despite her experiences as a singer, she also has some dance training for her music videos.

Courtney’s score is: 23

Who Was Eliminated?

Because the competition is only in the first week, no one went home but that changes next week when the first couple gets the chop.

To keep your favourite star in the competition and on the show, be sure to vote on TenPlay or text 1995 1010 with your perferred celeb’s name.

Dancing with the Stars AU week 2 begins 7:30pm next Monday on Channel 10!

cjhawkings

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot. She now writes for FanSided website, Dork Side of the Force and WhatCulture.

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