Monday, March 18, 2013
So, is Sean Lowe any good on Dancing With the Stars?
Said Bruno Tonioli: “For a dance virgin, you have a very effective pelvic thrust.”
On the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars Monday night, The Bachelor's Sean Lowe summed up his chances of winning with this thing: “I don’t know if I’d say I’m a natural dancer, but what I lack in raw talent, I will make up for in dedication.”
Let’s not forget your swoonability, Sean! That’ll win a pack of votes every week. But yes, during the Dallas native’s first performance — the foxtrot — there was a bit of awkwardness about it all. Still, the judges were kind; Len Goodman said, “I didn’t like it a lot, but I liked certain parts of it.” Bruno Tonioli enjoyed it more: “For a dance virgin, you have a very effective pelvic thrust.” But it was Carrie Ann Inaba who appreciated it the most. It’s safe to say she was swooning a bit.
“You have this fearless exuberance,” she told him. “And that’s going to take you so far in this competition.”
If she’s correct, then that means many more sweaty, up-close-and-personal workouts with his partner, Peta Murgatroyd. When asked how it feels to have found the love of his life but to now be in the arms of another woman, Sean said, “It feels a bit awkward. But my fiance understands that it’s just dancing.”
Cut to the audience, where said fiance Catherine was smiling. Or should we say “smiling,” because that was the most forced expression of happiness ever detected on this naturally happy show.
Tuesday night, we get to know the dancers and stars a bit more while re-living Monday's performances. In other words, nobody gets voted off this week. Their scores from this Monday and next Monday will be combined to reveal the lowest vote-getter. And judging from D.L. Hughley’s 12-out-of-30 total in his first dismal outing, well … yeah. We’ll leave it at that.