Ugh, Helio. He's partnered with Chelsie, since she's short and the closest they have to Julianne. Can you believe he won? That is some bullshit. Well, let's hope he's fodder for early elimination. He and Chelsie have the foxtrot. Okay, after seeing their routine, I can see why Len was hard on Derek; this is much more of a traditional foxtrot. Helio looks pretty good, although he seems a bit off-balance at times and I suspect Chelsie was dragging him around the floor more than he was leading. He wasn't as bad as I remembered though. I think this was a good routine for him though; he might struggle with the Latin dances.
Judges? Len thought it was mostly good, although Helio's feet were a little pigeon-toed (my pet peeve). Bruno thinks Helio has a great stage presence, which made up for some small errors. Carrie Ann thinks it's a joy to have Helio back (for whom?) but he needs more body contact in his routines. Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7.5, and Bruno 7. Mmm. I guess. I am always going to begrudge his scores, I think.
Here's the star that came back and everyone is like, "Huh?" Pamela Anderson. She didn't even make the finals of her season. She's partnered with Tristan, who I love. He's not a jerk like Maks has become, but he's not an annoying clean-cut hyper dancer like Mark or Derek. He's a good dancer, but humble, but also sexy. Yeah, I said it. Anyway, Pam knows she has to work hard because there are former champions and Olympic athletes in her competition. And she seems to take it seriously, so far.
They're starting out with the cha cha. She looks great and they're dancing to Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." However. The dancing. I won't say it's no good, but it's got problems. Pamela misses a few steps early on, and she seems tentative the rest of the time. It's like she's not sure of the moves, so she doesn't fully commit. The few times that she does, she looks great. I think she's got potential. I don't know if she's going to be able to stick around long enough to realize it.
Judges? Bruno says that Pamela has to put the work in if she wants to make it far, although he thinks Pamela has potential. Pamela nods and says that she knows, and she will. Carrie Ann loved that Pamela showed the drama of the routine on her face, but she needs to work on her technique. Len thought it was a little shaky, but she got through it. That's faint praise in an All-Stars season. Pam looks chagrined. Scores: Carrie Ann 5.5, Len 5.5, and Bruno 6. The audience is stunned, but seriously. That's fair. She was not good. You can't score potential.