Originally posted on TVLine:
Just two performance shows into Dancing With the Stars‘ intriguing Season 16, it seemed almost impossible to predict the poor souls destined for a humiliating lead-off heave-ho.
Many of the judge’s early accolades focused on 16-year-old Disney star Zendaya Coleman, whose surprising, out-of-the-gate prowess — what about last night’s jive-tacular performance? — has already provided some welcome buzz after the predictability of much of last year’s All Stars themed season.
Better yet, with Idol alum Kellie Pickler, Olympian Aly Raisman and NFL star Jacoby Jones also dazzling early, things are looking competitive (and glittery) atop the standings.
On the flip side, the bottom of the leaderboard was littered with prospective also-rans: Comedian D.L. Hughley had the lowest two-dance tally, followed closely by Dorothy Hamill, Wynonna Judd, Victor Ortiz, Lisa Vanderpump and Andy Dick. As a result, I tuned into tonight’s first live results show with rapt anticipation and more…
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