They keep giving Tristan the more mature female stars, but at least this time, he got someone who should be able to move. I know Dorothy's had some health issues that might affect her flexibility, but she's also skating with Stars on Ice this season, and even thirty-seven years after her Olympic win, she's still so popular that she's the signature skater on the SOI posters, even with Kurt Browning skating his final season with SOI this year. My point is that Dorothy would have to be in better shape than Nancy Grace or Gladys Knight, and she's used to training and choreography, which is a plus. In addition, she's a determined person without being difficult. Oh, yeah, and she's popular, even beyond the sometimes insular world of figure skating. So maybe Tristan will get to stick around a while this season with a partner who can actually do some decent choreography.
In thinking about Kellie Pickler, with all the seasons both AI and DWTS have between them, I'm surprised that she's the first one from the show to cross over. Wonder if we'll see more Idol alums take the floor in the future.
Tilden, I agree with you about Dorothy and this becoming Tristan's "type" (which is why I think he's becoming the new Tony-I guarantee the day Dina Lohan or Octomom gets cast poor Tristan will be having to drag those trainwrecks across the floor). Maybe he'll snap like Tony did with Kate and say in his adorable Irish accent that he quits. I'm just glad he's part of the season. I worry Tristan may go the way of the more subdued pros.
I was wishing Derek got Dorothy Hamill. I'm old enough to remember the '76 Olympics when she became a household name. Now she's 30+ years older, and while she's still in good shape, people wouldn't have complained as much about Derek getting another "ringer" etc. etc. -- but I bet she'll be really good.
Well, I'm pretty much done with this show. Not surprised about Maks' departure but as disappointing as the casting (token Disney show kid; token football player; token Olympians; token reality show freaks...), all these new no-name pros. Guess my Monday and Tuesday nights have just opened up.
Well I seem to be in the minority here...but I'm actually more excited for this cast than I have been for any previous cast. For the first time I actually know of/have heard of all but one of the celebs (except during the all star season). The only one I didn't know was Ingo.
In seasons past I've literally only known of 3 or 4 stars max so the fact that I know 10 out of 11 is pretty amazing and I'm excited to watch this season.
I'll definitely be rooting for Aly and Mark. I like Kellie and Derek too. And Dorthy and Tristan---those are my primarily favorites!
I'm pretty much unimpressed with the cast. Most I don't even know who they are. Many I don't care. Only a few I'd actually like to watch.
I'll probably watch the first episode & decide if I'm hooked or will pass.
After looking online, I think this might be a neat group after all:)