Dancing with the Stars 2012 Recap: Season 14 Premiere 3/19/12

Dancing with the Stars 2012 Recap: Season 14 Premiere 3/19/12

Finally after a long wait the glamour and the glitter returns to the ballroom as a new season of Dancing With The Stars gets started with a two hour episode.  Stand by as we live blog the episode with all the up-to-the-minute details.  Dancing either the Foxtrot or the Cha Cha, the couples will be sure to surprise audiences with exciting performances throughout the evening when they hit the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television.

The celebrities and their partners for Season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars” are: Gavin DeGraw & Karina Smirnoff; Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd; Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower; Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas; Gladys Knight & Tristan MacManus; William Levy & Cheryl Burke; Maria Menounos & Derek Hough; Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani, Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy;Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya and Jaleel White & Kym Johnson.   If you want to see their official cast photos with the professional dancers go here!

Leading off the dancing tonight in the order of their appearances and what they will be dancing are: Maria Menounos and Derek Hough dancing the Cha Cha Cha; Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya dancing the Foxtrot; Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Cha Cha Cha; Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Foxtrot; Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Cha Cha Cha; William Levy and Cheryl Burke dancing the Cha Cha Cha; Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani dancing the Foxtrot; Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas dancing the Foxtrot; Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower dancing the Cha Cha Cha; Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus dancing the Cha Cha Cha; Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff dancing the Foxtrot and Jaleel White and Kym Johnson dacing the Foxtrot.

Do you have any favorites, anyone you are rooting for?  I am rooting for Jaleel White, I use to watch his show all the time he is hilarious!

We will be live blogging the show with all the up-to-the-minute details at 8PM EST so make sure to come back to this spot and watch the show with us. Make sure to refresh often to get the most current update!

Tonight’s recap:  A new season is calling and it is time to get up a dance.  Dancing With The Stars kicks off now.  No one will be eliminated after tonight’s performance.

First up tonight is Maria Menounos and professional dancer Derek Hough dancing the Cha Cha Cha.

Judges Comments:

Len: Nothing can prepare you for the first dance. I thought you coped really well, a little more hip action.  Well done!
Bruno: You’re curvaciously delicious.  Your timing is good and your freehand was good.  You have to open up the sex pot.  You have potential!
Carrie Ann:  I thought you did a great job, a strong solid Cha Cha Cha.  it was excellent!

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 7  Bruno – 7  Len – 7  Total – 21

Jack Wagner and professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya dancing the Foxtrot.

Judges Comments:

Bruno – love is in the air – beautifully acted and beautifully done.
Carrie Ann – You just took me to a happy place. I was very impressed, you can act you can sing you can dance
Len – the feel of the dance was fantastic – it had a feel good factor. Your technique is poor, you foot work is haphazard but the feel was fantastic and I enjoyed your performance

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 8  Bruno – 7  Len – 8  Total – 23

Donald Driver and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Cha Cha Cha.

Judges Comments:

Carrie Ann – You are nothing but charisma and charm for days. There was a lot of stuff going on there. I loved it – it as a crowd pleaser. I cannot wait to see you next week.
Len – I thought your attitude was good, you had attack and flair. You were excited and you started to lose timing. Next week is a quick step and you will need control. Don’t let me down!
Bruno – Full impact we got it. You are a diamond in the rough, power like a rooster attacked. The attitude is right, you have the talent you need to refine it!

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 7  Bruno – 7  Len – 7  Total – 21

Gavin DeGraw and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff dancing the Foxtrot.

Judges Comments:

Len – you coped well with a difficult dance and I felt the routine was good. The Foxtrot lacked musicality. Next week is the Jive and it will suit you more.
Bruno – I thought you had great charm and you interpreted well – you have to learn to link the moves. You stiffened up at the wrong places.
Carrie Ann – You have great musical interpretation – there is a tenderness in your dance. What I think is lacking is when you extend your arms they are hyperextended.

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 7  Bruno – 7  Len – 6  Total – 20

Roshon Fegan and professional dancer Chelsie Hightower dancing the Cha Cha Cha.

Judges Comments:

Bruno – Rochon you can go on, and on and on. Laser sharp the beat was never too early. It was unbelievable.
Carrie Ann – that was the coolest spin I have ever seen on a Cha Cha Cha in 14th seasons.  I loved it!
Len – there is no question you can dance. The performance level was high but the technique was low. Too much hip hop and not enough Cha Cha Cha.  You can certainly dance.

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 8  Bruno – 8  Len – 7  Total – 23

Sherri Shepherd and professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Foxtrot.

Judges Comments:

Carrie Ann – you are the happiest contestant we have had. I loved watching you.
Len – there were one or two incidents but what you bought was the joy of dance what your bought was fun, fun, fun!
Bruno – you are just happy it is the joy of dance – you are light on your feet your timing was good and you light up the room.

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 8  Bruno – 8  Len – 7  Total – 23

Melissa Gilbert and professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Cha Cha Cha.

Judges Comments:

Len – I would have liked to see more hip action and shaping in your arm. I thought it was a very ambitious routine and you coped well. Well done
Bruno – it is the attack of the women in black. When you overpowered a move your free hand went out – you have a lot of potential
Carrie Ann you have a lot of potential – I think nerves was going on. It is all about letting it be free and letting go – great job

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 7  Bruno – 7  Len – 6  Total – 20

William Levy and professional dancer Cheryl Burke dancing the Cha Cha Cha. (the crowd loves him)

Judges Comments:

Bruno – DWTS presents the hottest package of the season – the crowd is crazy about you and you are overdressed.
Carrie Ann – I would like to thank ABC for my job – you can dance – I really liked the way you move.
Len – you captured the spirit of the Cha Cha Cha. Well done!

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 8  Bruno – 8  Len – 8  Total – 24

Martina Navratilova and professional dancer Tony Dovolani dancing the Foxtrot.

Carrie Ann – you were so beautiful and so refined. There is something about you I have never seen in you before. It is beautiful to see this side of you.
Len – it was close but not quite there for me – it was too careful. You have to go for it more. You have to wow us more.
Bruno – you have never looked better. You have to learn to extend your move through your arms. You were very elegant and your posture was good. You did very well.

Scores:  Carrie Ann – 7  Bruno – 7  Len – 6  Total – 20

Katherine Jenkins and professional dancer Mark Ballas dancing the Foxtrot.

Len you had wonderful musicality I loved the details all that is great – I tell you what that was cracking.
Bruno that was exquisite the style was impeccable -week 1 where will you go from here you are setting the bar high.
Carri Ann – it got quiet when you were dancing I thought there were 2 pros dancing Wonderful!

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9 Bruno – 9 Len – 8 Total – 26

Gladys Knight and professional dancer Tristan MacManus dancing the Cha Cha Cha.

Bruno – Ladies and gentlemen the legend has the moves – I salute you!
Carrie Ann – There has been some great performance – that one just made me want to get up and dance
Len – well what I love is there is a naturalness about your dance it oozes rhythm and I thought you did a great job

Scores: Carrie Ann – 8 Bruno – 8 Len – 7 Total – 23

Jaleel White and professional dancer Kym Johnson dancing the Foxtrot.

Carrie Ann – you are the icing on the cake – watching you I thought I was watching White Knight.
Len – It had elegance and sophistication – without a doubt this is the best first show of any season. Fabulous!
Bruno – I thought I was watching the great Gregory Hines – This show was fantastic and you were fantastic

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9 Bruno – 8 Len – 9 Total – 26

The End!

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