They have the cha cha cha. I'm totally distracted by how high his pants are. They're like Fred Mertz style up to his nipples. Who dressed him? But once I block that business out... he's not bad! Here's what I ask from a first-week dance: don't forget the choreography. Look like you're having fun. Try to add some performance flair. That's pretty much it. I can overlook technique, because that can be learned later, so a non-pointed toe or unextended arm is not a deal breaker. I think Hines has potential in the same vein of many other athlete contestants. He actually reminds me of Apolo Ohno. He's charming and, while his technique needs work, he's fun to watch. Sold. And good job, Kym, with the choreography. The crowd goes nuts for them. Judges? Carrie Ann calls it sparkly and exuberant. Len thought he was clean, crisp, and confident, and tells him to work on posture and footwork. He takes a sidebar to talk about their butts, but I'm going to ignore that. Bruno loved it too, and gives Hines some things to work on, and illustrates with some pelvic thrusts. Oh, Bruno. Already? Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, and Bruno 7. That's fair. His performance was better than Chelsea's but his technique wasn't as good, so it evens out.
Petra Nemacova, SUPERMODEL, is paired with Dmitry, who is back after taking a season off. When they meet, Petra explains that she was on the tsunami in 2004 and her pelvis was broken, so it might limit her dancing somewhat. That was a good way to work that information in without being too weird about it. And of course, Petra was very affected by the recent tsunami in Japan; it brought it all back. I remember reading some stories about Petra's experiences and they really were harrowing, so I can't fault her for being emotional.
Anyway, they have the foxtrot. It's much more traditional and romantic but honestly? Kind of boring. Like there's no performance aspect to it. She's graceful enough, but it doesn't grab me at all. I can't pinpoint what I didn't like, so let's see what the judges think. Len thought it was graceful and elegant, but she needs to work on her posture, and he's worried about her jive next week, given her height. Bruno thought there were some beautiful moments, but she needs to connect them better. Carrie Ann thinks she expresses her inner beauty through her movements (what?) but she might have had a little lift during a drag. Carrie Ann says she'll look the other way since it was clearly a blip and it's the first night. Scores: Carrie Ann 6, Len 6, and Bruno 6. They seem happy with those scores, though the audience boos.