This is my first season as a DWTS-watcher, and boy, what a season it's been to kick off with! The talent, even from our 'lesser' dancers this season has really been outstanding, and will be hard to top.
For weeks now, I've been building a list of fantasy DWTS contenders in my head. Here's a few I would love to see take a crack at the mirrorball:
Craig Ferguson. He's been #1 on my wish-list from Day 1. Craig did some salsa dancing in "Born Romantic", but not enough to disqualify him from consideration. We know he can move, and he's got the personality for this show. If CBS would agree to lend him out, I could die a happy woman!
Johnny Weir. The boy can move and he would eat all this up with a spoon, let's face it. I could see Johnny giving the pros a run for their money.
Dennis Haysbert, aka "Allstate" pitchman and "The Unit" star. Because he is fine. Do I need another reason?
Sasha Cohen. We have already discussed that she would be an outstanding partner for Louis. Don't know if we'd want her & Johnny in the same cast, but I'd love to see Sasha bring her trademark flexibility to the ballroom.
Ann Curry. The NBC news anchor is astoundingly lovely, but probably too dignified for the proceedings. She still has her day job to worry about and her reputation to protect. Oh, well. I said this was a fantasy list. Perhaps Hoda Kotb would be game. NOT Kathie Lee Gifford though--she'd be another Kate.
Kiefer Sutherland. Because "24" is going off and he will have some free time. Because I'd like to see Kiefer's lighter side that I know is there. And because we need a partner suitable for some of petite girls. I think he and Chelsie would be an adorable couple.
Okay, I could prattle on, but I want to hear other suggestions . . .