DANCING WITH THE STARS kicked off its 10th series in spectacular style with a show-stopping performance by Pamela Anderson.
The Baywatch beauty and her US Dancing With The Stars partner, Aussie Damian Whitewood, spiced things up with a sexy Cha Cha Cha performance. Dancing to ZZ Top’s Give Me All Your Lovin,’ the pair brought the crowd to their feet. “I love it [dancing],” Pamela said. “I wish I could do it all the time. Damian’s been a great teacher. We got along right from the very beginning. I didn’t want to let him down here on his home ground in Australia.”
Hosted by Daniel MacPherson and Sonia Kruger, it was a brilliant night of entertainment as the “hottest woman in the world” shared the floor with some of the “hottest dancing in the world,” as Daniel so aptly put it.
Singer Tamara Jaber and dance partner Carmelo Pizzino received top honours from the judges, scoring 25 points out of a possible 30 with their sizzling Cha Cha Cha routine. Mark Wilson called it “hot and sexy,” while Todd McKenney said the couple were destined to do “great things in the competition.”
Second place with a score of 24 went to actor Blair McDonough and partner Jessica Raffa with their dazzling Cha Cha Cha performance. Dancing to John Butler Trio’s Close To You, the pair earned the first standing ovation of the series.
The lowest score of 12 went to AFL legend David Wirrpanda and partner Liza Van Pelt, whose Viennese Waltz failed to win the judges over.
The final scores were:
TAMARA JABER and Carmelo Pizzino 25
BLAIR McDONOUGH and Jessica Raffa 24
RACHAEL FINCH and Michael Miziner 23
MELINDA SCHNEIDER and Serghei Bolgarschii 21
ESTHER ANDERSON and Brendon Midson 20
ROB PALMER and Alana Patience 18
JO BETH TAYLOR and Dannial Gosper 17
JASON STEVENS and Eliza Campagna 16
GEORGE HOUVARDAS and Luda Kroitor 15
ALEX FEVOLA and Arsen Kishishian 15
DAVID WIRRPANDA and Liza Van Pelt 12
Now the judges’ votes are in, it is now up to the public to vote for their favourite celebrity and partner.
The voting lines opened after last night’s show. To keep your favourite celebrity in the competition SMS* their first name to 191 977 or call* the following numbers:
ESTHER ANDERSON supporting Beyond Blue Call 1902 55 77 10
ROB PALMER supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Call 1902 55 77 11
JASON STEVENS supporting Compassion Call 1902 55 77 12
RACHAEL FINCH supporting Camp Quality Call 1902 55 77 13
GEORGE HOUVARDAS supporting Australian Children’s Music Foundation Call 1902 55 77 14
TAMARA JABER supporting Save Our Sons Call 1902 55 77 15
ALEX FEVOLA supporting Ronald McDonald House Call 1902 55 77 16
BLAIR McDONOUGH supporting Variety, The Children’s Charity Call 1902 55 77 17
JO BETH TAYLOR supporting Make a Wish Foundation Call 1902 55 77 18
DAVID WIRRPANDA supporting David Wirrpanda Foundation Call 1902 55 77 19
MELINDA SCHNEIDER supporting Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer and Wellness Centre Call 1902 55 77 20
*Voting costs 55c max. Mobile calls to 1902 extra.
Don’t miss next week’s show when the first contestant is eliminated. DANCING WITH THE STARS is live Sundays at 6.30pm on Channel Seven.
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