March 22, 2011 03:00 PM by Allyson Wells
Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars started with some surprising contenders. Ralph Macchio has a narrow one point lead over Kirstie Alley. Alley’s lead comes as a shock, considering how nervous she has been over her debut.
Kirstie has been tweeting about her Dancing with the Stars experience. She most recently tweeted, “Life feels pretty beautiful right this minute. Thankful.” However, in the moments leading up to her very successful dance, insiders were reporting on how nervous she was. Popeater reports that Kirstie has never had any experience or training performing live. “You have no idea how nerve-wracking that first dance can be in front of a live audience in the ballroom, the judges and millions of viewers that are watching from home. Rehearsals help you make all the right moves, but dancing on an empty stage and blocking out your routine with the cameras is very different from going live.” However, despite her nerves, insiders believe she is one of the lead contenders this season. Popeater’s insider reveals, “In practice she has been amazing and is a front-runner. I know we made the mistake of thinking David Hasselhoff was a front-runner last season — oops! — but the amount of curiosity over Kirstie and the amount of work she is putting into doing this means she could go all the way.”
After watching the season premiere, do you think Kirstie is a contender or a one-shot deal? Tune into to see all of the dancers next Monday on ABC, followed by the first elimination the following Tuesday.
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