‘Dancing with the Stars’ 2011: Chaz Bono shines in premiere

How did Chaz do?

Monday night brought the return of “Dancing with the Stars,” but in the midst of all the sequins, there was really on person that just about everyone was waiting to see — Chaz Bono. He generated plenty of controversy before the show, and then came out with his partner Lacey Schwimmer and gave what was a surprisingly solid cha-cha. There was some fancy footwork, some fun moves, and it really just was a pleasure to watch.

Despite having some struggles with his knees, Chaz ended up at the end of the night with a score of 17 — which really puts him in the middle of the pack for the night.

At the end of the episode, it seems that Elisabetta Canalis is going to be the likely first boot on the show. She was awkward to watch, and unlike Ron Artest (who was technically in last place), she doesn’t really have the same sort of dedicated fan base.

What did you think of the premiere?

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