Participating on a competitive reality show like “Dancing with the Stars” can be compared to riding a roller coaster of constant ups and downs. Kirstie Alley is feeling the pinch and jokingly tweeted on September 30, “My persona keeps fluctuating on DWTS between confident fem fatale and Honey Boo Boo…God help me channel the first…;)”
Despite her best efforts, Kirstie Alley finished in next to last place with a score of 19 during week one. Pamela Anderson scored a 17 and was the first celebrity to be eliminated. As always, Kirstie stirred up the ballroom and added a bit of excitement by planting smooches on partner Maks and host Tom Bergeron. That was her confident, femme fatale side shining through. On the other hand, Alley channeled Honey Boo Boo from TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo” when she struggled with some of the more difficult steps of her Foxtrot and told Max, “I’m not fat.” Perhaps Kirstie just needs a swig of Honey Boo Boo’s go-go juice, a powerful mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew. Now, that would be a sight to see.
So, which of Kirstie Alley’s two personas will shine through during week two of “Dancing with the Stars?” She’s set to perform the very demanding Jive, so she might struggle a bit, especially since many of her competitors are younger and fitter. However, Kirstie can charm any crowd and has a huge, loyal army of incredibly dedicated fans. Her unique and sassy sense of humor is Kirstie’s strong suit, even if her routines may not be as sharp and fine-tuned. This was evidenced when Kirstie tweeted on Saturday, “Pretty sure my dance partner wants to slug me in the nuts…thank God I don’t have any.”
Although the real Honey Boo Boo, Kirstie’s alter ego, is on hiatus after last week’s season finale, “Dancing with the Stars” marches on. On Monday, the twelve remaining couples are set to perform either the Jive or Quickstep, both very demanding dances. Then, a new one-hour special titled “Dancing with the Stars: All Stars – Defining Dances” airs from 8-9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 2. The judges select and introduce past routines from the all-stars’ previous seasons.
Immediately following the special, the first results show airs from 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET and features Katherine Jenkins, last season’s finalist and classical singer, who returns to the ballroom as a special musical guest. Pro dancers Val Chmerkovskiy and Anna Trebunskaya accompany Jenkins’ performance with Placido Domingo. Also taking to the “Dancing with the Stars” stage is 19-year-old pop powerhouse Cher Lloyd, performing her hit single, “Want You Back.” Finally, the first Macy’s Star of Dance performance is a futuristic standoff featuring the world’s most talented dancers battling for dance floor supremacy.
So, who will be the next to go and follow in Pamela Anderson’s footsteps? Will Kirstie Alley channel her femme fatale or Honey Boo persona? Tune in to catch the heated, all-star throw down on “Dancing with the Stars.”
The remaining all-star competitors and their pro partners include:
- Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel
- Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower
- Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson
- Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
- Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya
- Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
- Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
- Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
- Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas
- Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
- Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke