Season 20 of “DWTS” kicked off last light with more glitter, more sequins, tighter pants and performances from Michael Sam and Patti LaBelle. Watch it all go down inside…
Michael Sam broke the internet last year when he became the first openly gay athlete to be drafted by the NFL. Although the newly engaged baller was cut by the St. Louis Rams and is currently a free agent, he says he’s competing on “DWTS” to get in the best shape of his life. Oh, and he hopes to return to an NFL team.
His partner is Peta Murgatroyd and they danced the Cha Cha. FINAL SCORES: 6, 6, 7, 7, for a total of 26 points. SIDEBAR: He wears those pants well and those booty shake skills well.
Patti Labelle is a legendary diva who needs no introdcution. She could be referred to as “Miss Patti” and folks all over the world would know exactly who we’re speaking about. While Miss Patti is known for belting out a note, kicking off her 6-inch heels and rolling around the floor, she never really released a dance video. So….
At age 70, she’s been paired with Artem Chigvintsev (and he is BEAUTIFUL). The two danced the “Fox Trot” to one of Patti’s biggest hits, “Lady Marmalade.” FINAL SCORE: 7, 6, 6, 6 for a total of 25 points. She told the judges, “I’m here to show America that Miss Patti can dance.” Can she? You decide…
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