Friday, November 26, 2010

Skating With the Stars Week One Recap and Standings

The long awaited (by us fans of Johnny Weir course!) premiere of 'Skating With the Stars' was this past Monday November 22nd.  The official website for the show has information on all six of the professional skaters, plus the six celebrities, the hosts and the three judges; as well as recaps of each episode, music the teams skated to, scores the teams received, and videos of the skaters practicing on each of their team pages.

'Skating With the Stars' Episode Guide

About the Vote (How the voting works, phone numbers for each team, the rules, how skaters are eliminated, etc.)

Voting FAQs

Week One Recap and Standings

Each week, there will be precise figure skating rules the Stars must follow. Throughout the competition, they'll need to perform specific "Required Elements" in their routine. This week there were two:

Required Element #1: The One Foot Assisted Glide. Stars are judged on how steady they are on one blade.

Required Element #2: The Pair Spin. With the option to play it safe with a basic two-foot spin, or a spin on one skate, the pair can either spin side-by-side or together as a pair.

Brandon & Keauna skated to "American Boy"

Technique: 16 points (6/5/5)
Artistic Impression: 20 points (7/7/6)
Total: 36 points

Sean & Denis skated to "Bubble"

Technique: 16 points (6/5/5)
Artistic Impression: 18 points (7/5/6)
Total: 34 points
Jonny & Brooke skated to "Higher Ground"

Technique: 21 points (7/7/7)
Artistic Impression: 19 points (6/6/7)
Total: 40 points

Rebecca & Fred skated to "Closer"

Technique: 21 points (7/7/7)
Artistic Impression: 24 points (8/8/8)
Total: 45 points

Vince & Jennifer skated to "I Like the Way You Move"

Technique: 14 points (6/4/4)
Artistic Impression: 14 points (6/4/4)
Total: 28 points
Bethenny & Ethan skated to "Right Round"

Technique: 15 points (5/5/5)
Artistic Impression: 14 points (5/5/4)
Total: 29 points

At the end of week one the standings are as follows:

1) Rebecca Budig and Fred Palascak - 45 points
2) Johnny Moseley and Brooke Castile - 40 points
3) Brandon Mychal Smith and Keauna McLaughlin - 36 points
4) Sean Young and Denis Petukhov - 34 points
5) Bethenny Frankel & Ethan Burgess - 29 points
6) Vince Neil & Jennifer Wester - 28 points

According to the rules the judges rankings will now be combined with viewer votes, and the pair with the lowest combined score from judges’ scores and viewer vote ranking points will be eliminated.

Melissa Gregory - SWTS Episode 1 Correspondence (Melissa Gregory, wife and skating partner of skating pro Denis Petukhov, offers her impressions of Week One of 'Skating With the Stars').



Sean Young & Denis Petukhov
Bethenny Frankel and Ethan Burgess
Brandon Mychal Smith & Keauna McLaughlin
Jonny Moseley & Brooke Castile
Rebecca Budig & Fred Palascak
Vince Neil & Jennifer Wester


Vernon Kay
Tanith Belbin


Dick Button
Johnny Weir
Laurie Ann Gibson

Getty Images and have photos from 'Skating With the Stars'.

Videos from Week One of 'Skating With the Stars':

Week One, Part One (Full Episode From
Week One, Part Two (Full Episode From, Part Two)

Visit My Blog Johnny Weir on Week One of 'Skating With the Stars'

Please also visit my friend Misfit Mimes Blog SWTS: Spectacular! Weirvelous! Totally Sparkly! So Want To See (More)!  for some great insight into the first episode of the show!

A secondary source for Episode One, Part One of SWTS:

A secondary source for Episode One, Part Two of SWTS:

A secondary source for Meet the Cast:

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