So, another season. Let's see how things go this time around!
Hannah and Alan: As someone who doesn't watch The Bachelor trio, I have only heard of Hannah's name through media and that's all I know of her. Of course, instinct tells me to groan and hate her already, since I only started watching a few seasons ago and the last few Bachelor guys have...not done well. But I will say, she didn't do a terrible job. She looked excited, she seemed to do well from my limited dance knowledge, and it was fun. I actually really like her.
Kel and Witney: Ah, Kel, one of the few I know of. I was really excited to see them. I think Kel has potential but he definitely had a lot of missteps. He isn't going to be one of the frontrunners, which is ok, but I do hope he can get better.
Kate and Pasha: Well, first off, Pasha seems pretty cool. As for their dance, it was fun! I don't know whether it's the best first routine, but Kate certainly shows some potential. She's not awful, so that's good. She can definitely get good if she's given a few weeks.
Lamar and Peta: Man, Lamar is tall. I guess at least they didn't give Lindsay the really tall celebrity this time. It seems like it'll be a challenge for Peta. Lamar looked like he was really putting in his all, but it just wasn't there for me. But man, seeing those 3s are brutal. They didn't even give JOE or BOBBY 3s last season. I guess this season, they aren't playing around.
Lauren and Gleb: My first thought? Urg, Gleb. I do like Lauren, though. I just wish she had Keo instead, or any other partner. She had a good start so far. She just needs to work on some of her technique and maybe she can shine past Gleb's choreography (yes, Gleb, I saw you try to steal a moment during the dance). But I don't see her getting past halfway, just because of who she's with.
Sailor and Val: So....Christie couldn't do the show this season so they replace her by her...celeb daughter? Who I've never heard of? I guess Val got REAL lucky that Christie as a model daughter. That being said, with having only learn the dance in less than three days.....she did a good job. I bet Val's pleased that he seems to have a chance now.
Karamo and Jenna: Jenna must be giddy that she ALSO has a chance. I will say, besides one tiny mistake, Karamo did a good job. I think he could certainly do well. One of the better male celebs of the season, that's for sure.
Ray and Cheryl: Eh. I thought it was ok. Ray has more movement in his body than I thought he would. But I wasn't liking the dance.
Mary and Brandon: I thought that their dance was very sweet. I liked seeing Mary give it her all. But I don't see them getting very far.
Ally and Sasha: I was not surprised with how good she was with Sasha. She had very sharp moves and it looks like Ally may be the one underscored by the judges for no real reason.
Sean and Lindsay: Poor Lindsay. She got someone who just isn't a good dancer. But man, did she try...and to give him credit, so did Sean. I probably would have given him a lower score. Like a 3 should have been thrown in there.
James and Emma: First off, holy shit, Emma looks AMAZING as a brunette. James was the one I was looking most forward to and had a feeling that him going last would be great. And...holy shit. He had the BEST dance of the night.
Overall, a strong premiere. A lot of solid dancers with the celebs, a lot of potential, and only a couple of duds.