Dancing With the Stars Season Premiere Recap: The Old(er) and the Beautiful

Dancing With the Stars is perfect turn-off-your-brain-and-enjoy television, and yet even in the hypnotic throes of swirling sequins and sweat and Bruno Tonioli metaphors, the mind can’t help but percolate with questions: How often does Maksim Chmerkovskiy get his chest waxed these days? Will Brooke Burke, like Pinocchio and the Velveteen Rabbit, one day become real? And did Carrie Ann Inaba seriously give the same score to Romeo and Chris Jericho as she did to the obviously superior Hines Ward?

The beauty of DWTS, of course, is that none of the answers ultimately matter. Which doesn’t mean that I’m not already developing sudden and passionate rooting interests (of the pro and con varieties) or that a good 15-20 percent of my conversations between now and May won’t focus on the ballroom. It’s just that everything in DWTS Kingdom is played for a lighthearted laugh: From Kendra’s stripper-y past to Len’s depiction of Wendy Williams’ heaving bazooms as “dumplings” boiling over (!). No wonder I couldn’t suppress a goofy grin as those scenes of a “long, cold winter” gave way to images of the ballroom battlefield, and the familiar strains of the DWTS theme began to play.

So in the spirit of not taking things too seriously — at least not in this first week of Season 12 — I’m going to recap the action in chronological order, along with raising what I think is a pertinent question pertaining to each of our celebrity-pro pairings.

Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas, Foxtrot | How many weeks before these kids start coyly “dodging” the word “showmance”?
Oh, come on, I can’t be the only one thinking it. Mark said his Disney star partner is “young” and “cute.” Chelsea told us she was home-schooled and never got to go to the big dance with a handsome boy who can swivel his hips 100 times per minute. And Bruno described their opening dance thusly: “You started on your back, ended on your back, and the middle was one-and-a-half minutes of pure afterglow!” In all seriousness, though, this was a rock-solid opening routine: I didn’t mind the way Mark’s choreography painted a story of a couple going through their daily routine, but I was more impressed with Chelsea’s elegant spins, and the way she was able to effortlessly make herself perpendicular to the ground when Mark went in for the deep dip. I wish the stylists would do something a little more youthful with her hair, but I was hypnotized by the sparkling curved straps on the back of her gown, which were oddly reminiscent of the Chanel logo. (Wow, we’re only one performance in, and yet we’ve already locked up the race for gayest sentence in a DWTS recap for the 2011 calendar year.) The scoring might’ve been a tick too high, given how Chelsea seemed to lose a little energy in the final 30 seconds of the routine, flopping rather than easing back to “bed,” but she should easily sail into Week Two. Scores: Carrie Ann, 7; Len, 7; Bruno, 7. Total: 21.

Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani, Cha Cha Cha | Will Wendy get her groove back?
It was clear this routine was in trouble when the music began to play and Wendy’s eyes were already filled with tears. Actually, scratch that. It was clear this routine was in trouble when Wendy arrived for her first rehearsal and greeted Tony with this question: “What’s your name?” Um, no. It’s Season 12, and the only people in the ballroom to whom that question wouldn’t be a total affront are “Psycho” Mike Catherwood, Petra Nemcova, and select members of the DWTS house band. (Or Brooke Burke, immediately following her weekly reboot.) In other words, if you’re not a “Dancing With the Stars ho” like Kirstie Alley, then at least do your homework! Plusses: Wendy drying her tears into her weave in rehearsal; barely trying to suppress her rage when Brooke asked about her uniformly negative critiques: “How does this feel?” Minuses: Wendy mouthing the words to “I’m Every Woman”; moving with the grace and ease of a sluggish racing ostrich. Here’s hoping next week the fabulous talk-show host takes Carrie Ann’s advice, shakes off her fear, and “unleashes the beast.” Scores: Carrie Ann, 5; Len, 4; Bruno, 5. Total: 14.

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson, Cha Cha Cha: Could we see an honest-to-God ballroom routine in an NFL end zone next fall?
Man alive, the superstar wide receiver has some moves, but even better, he seems utterly serious about adding the Mirrorball Trophy to his collection of two Super Bowl rings. And I just love unbridled enthusiasm in a DWTS contestant. For their opening routine set to Flo Rida’s “Club Can’t Handle Me,” Kym threw in some fairly ambitious moves, and wore a glamorous shawl of unfeasibly long fringe that swooped at the bottom like the tailfeather of an exotic bird. And speaking of tailfeathers, Hines has perhaps the finest derriere (non-Maks, non-host edition) that DWTS has ever seen. Heck, even Len had to comment: “Your bum is the tops!” I also liked that Hines seemed as comfortable in hold and with Kym’s leg over his shoulder as he did getting his groove on solo-style. This bodes well indeed! Scores: Carrie Ann, 7; Len, 7; Bruno, 7. Total: 21. (Exclusive: This was not high enough!)

Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin, Foxtrot: Will America punish this couple for being so excessively attractive?
Probably so. I mean, Dmitry’s pre-interview dance sequence had him challenging Maks to a chest-off, while Petra received a “Wow. She is hot.” upon entering the rehearsal studio. Still, it was pretty harrowing to see Petra, a survivor of the 2004 Thailand tsunami, have to face footage of the current tragic events in Japan while trying to prepare for a televised dancing competition. On the whole, the routine was elegant, albeit fairly simple, but I wish Dmitry hadn’t choreographed it so that Petra spent the last 20-30 seconds standing around waiting for him to give her his jacket. Scores: Carrie Ann, 6; Len, 6; Bruno, 6. Total: 18.

Romeo and Chelsie Hightower, Cha Cha Cha: Dude isn’t going to turn “fear of looking too feminine” into an exhausting season-long theme, is he? (‘Cause otherwise, he can just head home next week.)
Okay, so even if you’ve never watched DWTS before — possibly understandable in this instance, given how dreadfully Romeo’s dad fared during his Season Two run — a 10-minute scan of YouTube might clue you in to the fact that, yeah, you’re gonna have to get in touch with your inner Shakira if you want to be a ballroom dancer. Which is why I wondered momentarily if i’d been transported back to 1952, what with all this talk of Romeo struggling to get in touch with his feminine side for his Cha Cha Cha. I’ll say this for Romeo: There was plenty of energy in his routine, and he seemed to take two steps for every one his competitors threw down. But as Sir Len Shakespeare noted, you can’t just dance “as you like it,” or as my very technical notes read, “a lot of these moves don’t look all that cha-cha-cha-y.” Scores: Carrie Ann, 7; Len, 6; Bruno, 6. Total: 19.

Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya, Foxtrot: VILL Anna actually break the boxing champ?
Color me shocked: Just when you think you’ve seen it all on DWTS, Sugar Ray Leonard goes and cries during his first rehearsal. Dude, it’s okay if your posture is reminiscent of a man looking for a breadcrumb in a shag carpet; there’s no way America will boot you before the radio host dude. (Or at least I hope they won’t.) And anyhow, despite Sugar’s hunched stance in hold, he brought good energy to a routine set to Huey Lewis’ “Power of Love,” even if Anna’s “dancer picks reluctant dude from the audience” shtick felt a little played out. Scores: Carrie Ann, 6; Len, 5; Bruno, 6. Total: 17.

Kendra Wilkinson and Louis Van Amstel, Cha Cha Cha: So is there some actual charm to this tabloid staple/E! star I’ve been vigorously ignoring? (Or, alternately, can we never show Hugh Hefner in the audience again?)
Everything about Kendra’s segment — from the pre-performance interview to her actual Cha Cha Cha to her scores — seemed like they were sped up to include 50 percent more everything. “For me dancing is shaking my butt, flicking my hair, not choreography,” Kendra breezily declared, and when Louis suggested she should become a stripper, Kendra’s response actually made me guffaw: “Well, I was, but…” The dance itself was fun and boppy and a little bit goofy — maybe, as the judges noticed, it’s because Kendra kept bending her knees — and took the reality star a third of the way toward her destination of turning “all those years of club dancing into elegant ballroom.” Now if we can just stop Louis from trying to constantly turn ballroom into a metaphor for one’s personal “journey,” right? I mean, I can’t be the only one who cringed when he said he wanted  “the little girl waiting inside [Kendra] to come out and grow up.” Louis, you do realize you’re talking to a grown-ass woman and mother of a one-year-old child, right? Stick with the dance training, not the pop psychology. Scores: Carrie Ann, 6; Len, 6; Bruno, 6. Total: 18.

Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff, Foxtrot: In what attic is this modern-day Dorian Gray keeping his portrait?
Don’t let his perpetually youthful face fool you, warned The Artist Formerly Known as the Karate Kid, the “working parts” of his 49-year-old body are a lot older. Um, we’ll be the judge of that! Ralph’s Foxtot was nothing short of breathtaking. The man’s carriage was effortlessly breezy, and he glided across the floor with the grace of a silent film star (at least in Week One terms). Karina cooked up a fairly complex routine to “Aint That a Kick in the Head” — even if the prop marquee was unnecessary, that olde-tyme-y shuffle step with arms and legs extended was terrific — but I was surprised none of the judges mentioned that Ralph looked awfully unsteady as he turned a one-legged Karina during the routine’s final moments. Maybe they were just distracted by Karina’s hideous pink taffeta gown with a missing midriff and shimmering gloves. (Moment of brutal honesty: Does anyone else wish Ralph had been paired with Edyta instead of the self-described “sexy, sultry dancer of the ballroom”?) Scores: Carrie Ann, 8; Len, 8; Bruno, 8. Total: 24.

Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke, Cha Cha Cha: Why do I suddenly crave donuts?
I don’t know if Chris’ declaration that he just wanted to “make the donuts and win this thing” was some kind of wrestling reference, but it sure got me off on the right foot with the WWE star (who I’m going to admit I’d never heard of prior to his DWTS casting.) I also really dug that shot of him in the wrestling ring, suspended in midair, with his head pointed directly toward the mat. Terrifying! Len was right that Cheryl’s routine, set to “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” could’ve used a tad more difficulty, but you can’t dock any points from Chris in terms of embracing the cheesy spirit of the show. There was a leap from the stage, the removal of pleather sleeves to display a pair of studded bicep bands, and a fine self-assessment when it was all said and done: “I did it, and it didn’t kill me.” Chris was, in DWTS season 12 terms, the male Kendra, even though Len was right when he said the man’s hips “are allergic to music.” I don’t know why I’m worried about this dude being the shock boot of our very first results night, but I hope it’s just faulty intuition. Chris deserves to stick around, based on dancing alone, not to mention his willingness to wear whatever campy concoction Cheryl and the DWTS styling team throw at him. (Then again, he’s worn this, this, and this at his day job.) Scores: Carrie Ann, 7; Len, 6; Bruno, 6. Total: 19.

“Psycho” Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer: Will they be the first couple out?
Hey, sorry, “Psycho Mike,” but somebody’s got to go first. And your joke about your lack of dancing skill making up for “being the least well-known person in the cast” may be all too prescient. Lacey’s ragged, two-tone hair and colorless Rubix Cube belt worked hard to distract from Mike’s Tin-Man-after-a-rainstorm gait, but ultimately, not even the contestant himself looked like he was having much fun. As Len pointed out, dancing is movement to music; Mike did move and there was music. That’s about all you can say, really, without being overtly cruel. Scores: Carrie Ann, 5; Len, 4; Bruno, 4. Total: 13. (Fair, and yet was this really a point worse than Wendy?)

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Cha Cha Cha: Has ABC already signed Kirstie to a holding deal to get her on a new or existing series for fall 2011?
Seriously, this needs to happen (even if it’s just Kirstie subbing for Brooke until the pretty, pretty robot is outfitted with a personality chip). The woman does self-deprecating in the best possible way: Hilarious, without being self-destructive. Kirstie’s rehearsal footage deserved 9s across the board, with the comedienne noting everything would be easier if she was age 22 and a size zero. As it is, though, while the curvaceous 60-year-old brings a great sense of humor to the ballroom, she’s also a total bombshell, thrusting her hips in perfect sync with her insanely chiseled partner, then pausing to lift a breast with a knowing glance to the audience. Kirstie far exceeded her stated goal of “staying upright on my feet for the entire dance.” In fact, she earned a “best foot-placement of the night” from Bruno and “looked as though [she] felt good doing it,” said Len. Scores: Carrie Ann, 8; Len, 7; Bruno, 8. Total: 23.

What did you think of the DWTS season premiere? Did it live up to your expectations? Were any of the celebs better or worse than you’d expected them to be? How about Kirstie and Ralph’s “makeout” session going into commercial? And who forgot to detach Brooke’s Kentucky Derby hat from the side of her dress? Sound off in the comments, and for all my reality recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.

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  1. Chatty says:

    This recap is a perfect way to start my day. I was cheering for Ralph and Kirstie; they have skills and were fun to watch – LOVE them! Still wish they would bring back Drew as co-host and dump the fembot. Sorry, Brooke, you are not as awful as Samantha but still, you suck! Stick to modeling and go back home to your hot husband and super cute children.

    In related news…will the beginning of this new DWTS season be the last nail in the coffin for Chuck? I hope not! Now, off to watch my favorite CIA spy on Hulu.

  2. shaunna says:

    I like your recaps better than this show

    • Kate says:

      I agree, Shaunna. I likethe show, and this review really captured everything about the show with a lot of wit and style. Keep this up!

  3. Lorie says:

    The baby boomers ruled last night!

    Best fox trot – Ralph (my favorite)
    Best cha cha – Kirstie

    I was so proud of them. Kirstie did MUCH better than I expected, and sadly, Wendy did alot worse than I expected. For a person with such a big personality, she was super timid last night.

    I have Wendy & Mike at the bottom of the list, but Petra may go first if she has a smaller fan base.

    • djm says:

      I was shocked about Wendy too – I thought she was just be so over the top and instead she was just a mess – although you could tell she was terrified, so maybe she’ll settle down a bit if she doesn’t go home early. I also thought that Kendra was a hoot! I thought she was so fun and I wish she had Tony or Maks as a partner – she needs someone bigger because it looks like she’s gonna knock Louis over. I hope she improves too because she brings a lot of fun to the show. Oh, and I hope Mike 7 Lacey can work it out – he’s HOT!

  4. rosiefolks says:

    My thoughts exactly. I wasn’t even going to watch this year (gasp!) but I just had to tune in to see that darling Ralph Macchio and am I glad I did. I thought Kirstie would be a train wreck but she was good! My non-22-year-old, non-size zero self was very pleased to see that! Why, why, why do they keep Brooke? It’s a nightmare. I’d love to see Jason Averett tackle that mess. xo

  5. Clio says:

    Chris Jericho is a staple of those VH1 I love the 70s/80s/90s shows so I’m surprised you hadn’t seen him before in that capacity; it’s certainly where I know him from.

    I was surprised that both Petra and Kendra did so well; often pretty girls are stiff and can’t dance at all because they’re too self-conscious about being seen from the wrong angle (see, Kim K).

  6. The Wheeze says:

    Great Recap as always! I do agree on both counts of Hines Ward needed a higher score and I do wish Anna had been paired with Danielson. Was anyone else distracted by his awful hair? I am sorta thinking it’s a hairpiece?

  7. Kathy says:

    I loved Ralph &Kirstie!!! Hate when Carrie gives elevated scores to guys she thinks are hot.

  8. Kosha says:

    I love DWTS and have been a faithful viewer since season 1! This was one of the best season openers ever! I am also pleased by how well the “older” dancers did especially in comparison to their younger competitors. Go Kristie & Ralph!! Michael – great recap! I’m so happy to have you writing it. DWTS makes me happy just because it is so much fun and now with your recaps, it’s twice the happy!!

  9. Genie says:

    Mike, Edyta is not a good choreographer for DWTS, that is why her partners never won, she is big on poses not so much with fluid movements. Karina and Ralph are a good fit, don’t go hating on a good partnership.

    • Thanks Genie says:

      I wish Ralph was paired with ANYONE but Karina. I immensely dislike everything about her. Fortunately it looks like Ralph can overlook Karina’s numerous issues (call me Ms Miyage, anyone?) and I am glad he seems to have the talent to stay around a while. I will just have to watch their clips with no volume until their dance of the night. A little Karina is too much Karine.

    • Amy says:

      If never winning is your proof that someone is not a good pro, then most of the pros (including Karina) would be vulnerable to that same criticism.

    • dee says:

      edyta quit dwts, but i agree that she is a bad choreographer – probably the worst on the show. she looked amazing, but all of her dances were the same. (pretty much like kirstie’s imitation of her, lol.) and even though karina is probably the most hated pro on the show, she did a really nice routine with ralph and managed to get a cool routine out of one of the worst contestants ever (the situation) so i think she and ralph will do really well together.

  10. frankie says:

    I really enjoyed watching Kirstie, Ralph, Hines, and Sugar Ray. All were very good and better than I thought they’d be especially Kirstie. But I was so disappointed in Wendy! WTH happened there, she was almost as bad as Kate Gosslin as far as foot work Hopefully she’ll bring it nest week to save herself. I don’t think Mike deserved a lower score than Wendy, but that’s the downfall of this show. The judges are not consistent! Here’s an idea, replace Brooke with Wendy, that would be fun!!

  11. agrimesy says:

    Kirstie Alley was my favorite. I was dreading her performance because the tabloids made her seem so tragic. She isn’t tragic at all!! She’s funny, a lovely, and talented. (60? Seriously?!) Maks was the perfect leading man for her. They had a lot of chemistry on and off the dancefloor! It was a pleasure to watch them!

    Ralph Macchio was a very close second. He looked like he’d been dancing for years! He’s a comeback kid at 49! (Wow when did we all grow up?) I’m not a Karina fan, but perhaps with Ralph, she will regain some charm.

    Who should go home? Without any doubt . . . Psycho Mike. He was obnoxious and talentless much like his radio personality. Sorry to see Lacey go, but I do not want that man on my TV.

  12. CricketGirl says:

    Does anyone know if the producers and judges have ever talked about a half point card? Like 7.5 instead of just 7… because it’s not quite an 8 but Hines Ward was better than some of the other 7s. It would certainly help with consistency and fairness, especially in the first few weeks when progress can be measured more by tiny steps than large jetees!

  13. Wes says:

    Oh, you haven’t seen Jericho turn up the cheese factor yet, believe me. The guy has a legion of fans(Jerichoholics) so he’s probably safe. I didn’t really see the charm in Ray Leonard’s dance last night, tbh. I’m a boxing fan too, but the guy looked stiff and, I really can’t believe this but scared. Hoping for better next week. I was hoping Ralph Macchio would be the ringer this season and he looked really good last night but I was just blown away by Kirstie Alley. As I said on Twitter last night, Maks is a bloody miracle worker.

    Oh and the quote was “your bottom is tops” for Hines Ward. Kinda makes the joke. But seriously, I couldn’t stop staring. It’s mesmerizing.

  14. Raksha says:

    Well, my favourite were Chelsea and Maerk!! Team KanenBall!!! I mean, she was so amazing! And their chemistry is so bubbly and..pretty!!

  15. HannaBec says:

    When I heard the line-up of “stars” for this season, I wasn’t impressed. I tuned in just to hear Antonio Sol sing (he’s also the backing singer on the American Idols Live tour.) Your review is pretty much spot on with my opinion. Loved Ralph and Kirstie and am happy that Kirstie actually seems to be taking this seriously (as serious as she can be about a silly dance contest!) I don’t care for Kendra’s attitude and after Mike Catherwood stated in an earlier interview that he thought Adam Lambert would enjoy being in prison, I don’t care if either of them get very far into the season. I didn’t want to get sucked into another reality TV show but looks like they got me again. I look forward to your witty reviews!!

  16. Cory says:

    I watch DWTS every season and I was totally pumped for the first episode already cheering for Wendy, Ralph, Kirstie, and Chris. I have to say Wendy and Chris were a big let down, however I think Chris is got a lot of potential. Ralph and Kirstie however rocked the dance floor! I totally expected Kirstie to stumble through and end up a crying mess and then kick ass later on in the season, I didn’t expect her to be a dancing bbw straight out of the gate. It’s about time someone gave us big folks a good name on the dance floor! Can’t wait till next week!

  17. funkycoldmedina says:

    I tuned in to DWTS mostly to laugh and point, but was extremely (well, ok…not extremely but VERY entertained)by Kirstie Alley. That woman is perfect for mindless tv entertainment and she did not disappoint! Was surprised at some of the “stars” ability to pick up complex dance routines so quickly and do so well the first show…but my FAV moment of the night (other than Kirstie’s boob lift) was Wendy Williams drying her tears with her weave! It was magik! hahahaha!

    • funkycoldmedina says:

      I wanted to add…Monsieur Slezak, your comment on Catherwood’s “tinman-after-a-rainstorm-gait” made my day!!! YOU are my metaphor hero! hahahahaha!

  18. Anna says:

    I had high hopes for Ralph, and was pleasantly surprised by Kirstie.

    Won’t miss Mike at all.

  19. Katy says:

    Great recap….I am so happy that my DWTS is back..no more politicians (or their offspring) and annoying reality stars (looking at you Kate and Situation). I checked out of last season…glad it is back.

    Kirstie was awesome and Hines Ward was a pleasant surprise. Was surprised that Wendy did not do that well but now that she has the nervous first night butterflies are worked out hopefully she will come out better next week.

  20. Lindsey says:

    I gave up on DWTS a few years ago, but being from Pittsburgh I tuned in last night to see Hines Ward kill it. I wasn’t sure I would stay with it every week, but after seeing how well Ralph and Kirstie did I feel like I may have to stick it out to see how all three of them fair. Go Hines/Ralph/Kirstie!!

  21. Bobbi says:

    Kirstie and Maks shocked me! They were fantastic. Ralph was not as good as the judges gave him credit for but also really enjoyable. Can’t stand his partner, however.

    Just to complete the reality show loop, Brooke’s dress last night was designed by Rami Kashou, of Project Runway fame!

  22. Louanne says:

    Who was the guy who walked in and said he was glad he wasn’t dancing with a Russian because, while others may have forgotten the cold war, he hadn’t? Ugh,ugh,ugh. I can’t be the only one who heard this. Haven’t re-watched but I will just to see who not to vote for.

    Kirstie was the bomb, we are the same age and she made my night dancing like a pro. More Kirstie, more laughs, more happiness.

  23. watcher says:

    Can someone please give Chelsea Hightower a decent partner for once??? She’s great and hasn’t been able to showcase her talent yet.

  24. Bonnie Jean says:

    I was amazed that only one person (Louanne) reacted to the ugliness of the comments made about Russian dancers. Thankfully, Catherwood’s lack of sensitivity is matched by his lack of talent, so we can hope we’ll soon see the last of him. That said, I think the most promising dancers on the premier are Kirstie, Ralph, Hines and Chelsie. Petra did pretty well, too.

  25. Lindsey says:

    I don’t watch wrestling at all, but Chris Jericho seems familiar to me… If I’m not mistaken, he was on another reality show a few years ago… Celebrity Duets I think?? Hal Sparks and Alfonso Ribiero were contestants, and I think I remember Jericho being there too!

    • Thomas says:

      Yes, he was, Lindsey… and he was the first eliminated.

      Let’s hope John Q. Public has learned from the error of their ways.

  26. Ally says:

    Great first recap! Looking forward to reading more!

  27. Thomas says:

    “There was a leap from the stage, the removal of pleather sleeves to display a pair of studded bicep bands, and a fine self-assessment when it was all said and done: ‘I did it, and it didn’t kill me.'”

    And pyro. Can’t forget the pyro. ;-)

  28. dbanimate says:

    love the chemistry between kirstie and maks – some nice comedy material there w/ her asking about the music they were using and the speed of her dancing and him gently lying :) ralph definitely had the fred astaire vibe. chelsea, kendra, and hines have talent. petra is stunning (and so darn sweet – love her!) i honestly hope the radio dude goes home because i really like everyone else and don’t want to lose any of them, lol. i’m sure lacey and mike are both nice people, but her lily munster hair and his really bad dancing will not be missed.

  29. jkamp says:

    Love Kristie and Maks. She’s his best partner since Mel B. Ralph pleasantly surprised me with his gracefulness and though I don’t usually like the models Petra is endearing and a good dancer as well.
    Unless they improve drastically Wendy (very timid for such a out there personality), Chris (can’t sing,can’t dance what do you do…) Mike (seriously cold war jokes man! So not funny) and Kendra ( a little too crass for my taste) will be the four remaining on stage in danger of being the first to go home. I can’t say i undertand the dislike for Karina but Edyta I never liked. Anna and Maks are my two favorite pro’s.