Dancing With the Stars 2012: All-Stars Premiere Recap! (Video)

The Dancing With the Stars 2012: All-Stars premiere is finally here! The new 2012 DWTS All Stars cast will hit the dance floor for the first time Monday night. Join us for our DWTS 2012 All Stars recap tonight as we kick off the new season and watch the epic battle between the Dancing With the Stars: All Stars cast unfold!


This post contains DWTS: All Stars spoilers for the premiere episode. Please stop reading here if you do not want to know what happens!

The first ever DWTS: All Stars premiere takes place tonight on ABC and we could not be more excited! Unlike previous Dancing With the Stars seasons, there will hopefully be a whole lot less terrible routines we have to sit through this time around. Dancing With the Stars: All Stars 2012 features the best of the best from past seasons and that means the competition is going to be much tougher and the dance routines hopefully even more amazing than ever.

I have to admit, I already have my own personal DWTS 2012 All Stars favorites picked out even before the first episode begins. When the Dancing With the Stars: All Stars premiere hits the small screen tonight, I’m most looking forward to seeing Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, and Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy in action. Now, I dont’ think Kirstie Alley stands a chance of winning against this crowd, but she’s just always hysterically entertaining to watch — especially teamed up with Maks!

Who will make the best impression and thrill the fans the most during the DWTS: All Stars premiere? Let’s jump right in to our Dancing With the Stars: All Stars premiere recap and find out!

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson – Cha-Cha-Cha

Judges: Len Goodman says he loves watching  Joey dance. The posture on the dance was a bit off, but overall it was a high energy, fantastic performance. Bruno Tonioli says Joey always brings it and he did some great Michael Jackson movies, but his posture is bad as Len said. Carrie Ann Inaba says Joey is one of her favorite showmen and it was a great way to start off the all stars season.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 6.5  Len: 7  Bruno: 7   = 20.5 out of 30

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough – Foxtrot

Judges: Bruno says the performance was fully loaded and like two dances in one with sex appeal. He says the performance could be more defined. Carrie Ann says this is what a stary is all about and the technique and posture were great. Len says she did well, but it did not feel like a true Foxtrot to him.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 8  Len: 6.5  Bruno: 7.5   = 22 out of 30

Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel – Cha-Cha-Cha

Judges: Len says the dance was clean, but Sabrina just went after it a bit too hard. However, he likes it and it was his favorite so far. Bruno says Sabrina was an unleashed fury on the dance floor, but it was a bit too much. Carrie Ann says her favorite firecracker is back with a vengeance, but she has to be careful not to over dance.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7.5  Len: 7.5  Bruno: 7.5 = 22.5 out of 30

Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower – Foxtrot

Judges: Len says Helio should be proud of that dance because it was a joy to watch. He says there were just a couple of off moments in the routine. Bruno says Helio was a bit off tonight but he has great stage presence.  Carrie Ann says she would like to see more body work but his charm and charisma are great.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len:7.5 Bruno: 7   = 21 out of 30

Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus – Cha-Cha-Cha

Len Goodman says the dance was a bit like watching a kid on a bike when you first take off the training wheels. She didn’t fall off and made it through. Bruno says Pamela is a girl who can go all the way and she is a good performer. However, she did not put in enough work and she needs to work harder. Carrie Ann says she wants to see the body get there better, but she was definiately in the drama of the dance.

Carrie Ann: 5.5 Len: 5.5 Bruno: 6 = 17 out of 30

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani – Foxtrot

Judges: Len says it was a little theatrical but great lines and he liked it. Bruno says it was silky smooth and fluid; Melissa just gets sexier and stronger. He says she needs to work on the holds, but it was excellent. Carrie Ann says she has great lines but they need to have more body contact.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 = 21 out of 30

Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff – Cha-Cha-Cha

Judges: Len says it was a bronze medal performance, not a gold, but Apolo sold it. He says Apolo needs a little more in the hips. Bruno says his arm extensions were gorgeous and he completed the task admirably. Carrie Ann asks if Apolo has gotten thousands of times more sexy. She says she thought he had great hip action!

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7.5 Len: 7 Bruno: 7.5 = 22/30

Giles Marina and Peta Murgatroyd – Foxtrot

Judges: Len says he loves the mix of steps and the rountine had great balance and sophistication. Bruno says it was old Hollywood glamour and had panache. It was technically so good he’d like to see it again. Carrie Ann says she has missed Giles and it was just gorgeous and ridiculously good.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 = 24 out of 30

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas – Cha-Cha-Cha

Judges: Len says Bristol is far more confident coming out now. He says she has great legs but her arms need to be more fluid. Bruno says Bristol was killing it but she has to keep focus and needs power. Carrie Ann says she votes Bristol the most improved. Her legs were beautiful and she has a lot more confidence.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 6.5 Len: 6.5 Bruno: 6.5 = 19.5 out of 30

Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya – Foxtrot

Judges: Len says he liked it but it was kind of hectic and hard. He says Drew needs to soften up. Bruno says it was wonderful and dynamic but sometimes he gets stiff. Carrie Ann says it was fantastic but Drew needs to relax and not be so rigid.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7.5 = 21.5 out of 30

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy – Cha-Cha-Cha

Judges: Len says Kelly was not this good in her first season. He says the choreography was terrific and she just needs to chill out. He loved it. Bruno says wham, bam sexy ma’am, Kelly is sexier than ever. He says she was a stunner. Carrie Ann says Apolo is not the only one who got so much sexier. She says the two of them have wow chemistry!

Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7.5   = 21.5 out of 30

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Foxtrot

Judges: Len says he appreciated the dance but the quality of movement was lacking. Bruno says he loved the drama and the look but the technical part was not there. Carrie Ann says Kirstie is beautiful and sensual but it was just not all there tonight.

Scores: Carrie Ann: 6.5 Len: 6 Bruno: 6.5  = 19 out of 30

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke – Cha-Cha-Cha

Judges: Len says you can teach technique but you can’t teach flaire and Emmitt has it! He says they saved the best for last and it was great. Bruno says it was fantastic and the essence of the Cha-Cha-Cha. Carrie Ann says Emmitt is back and born to dance, here we go All Stars season!

Scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8.5 Bruno:8   = 24.5 out of 30

That’s a wrap! Join us again Tuesday night for our Dancing With the Stars: All Stars results show recap. Bookmark us or friend us on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest celebrity gossip, entertainment news, TV recaps and more!

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