Hmm - two flashy pros with a struggling amateur student. How is this set up going to help the contestant? Viewer eyes will be following the pros and the contestant will get lost somewhere. There is going to have to be some inventive choreography so that doesn't happen.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
And it's a samba Chmerkovskiy sandwich Melissa/Maks were getting my votes regardless, but Val can join in every week if he wants.OMG a Chmerkovskiy sandwich.
Another Wikipedia update on the couples. They now report the following landscape:
Couple Dance Style Chosen Professional/Troupe Member
Melissa & Maks Samba Val Chmerkovskiy
Donald & Peta Jive Karina Smirnoff
William & Cheryl Paso Doble Sharna Burgess
Katherine & Mark Cha-Cha-Cha Tristan MacManus
Roshon & Chelsie Paso Doble Emma Slater
Maria & Derek Samba Henry Byalikov
William in this video clearly said he has a MALE PRO completing the trio so Wikipedia is wrong about Sharna Burgess dancing with them.
According to DWTSGossip, the trios are:
Disappointed about the two troupe members, but maybe this will tell me if it's me or if those 2 really do mug and hog the camera during the dances. I am sort of surprised that any of the couples would pick someone from the troupe, or that the show would even have that option on the table. Which is why I think this also counts as an audition round for those two. Hopefully it fails.
Donald is dancing first, and William last tomorrow night. Now, I know William went third last week. But what's the deal with always saving him until last? We already know how the judges and audience will react, so that's not a huge surprise.
I didn't see this posted anywhere
Katherine Jenkins Suffers Concussion After DWTS Rehearsal Gone Wrong - Dancing With The Stars