Two more tidbits of media! First up, we have GMA and Melissa Rycroft weighing in with her opinion on the dancers —> GMA and Melissa (I’ll get the video later for those who can’t see it).
Next, Anna Trebunskaya has this to say about Amber and Derek, via her blog for ABC News:
Amber Riley: “The Tigress of season 17″ ! Yes she is. That was an amazing Cha Cha. Really clean and rhythmical. Wonderful routine that is suited to Amber perfectly. Looking forward to seeing all that she will bring to the ballroom.
Overall, a really good level of dancing from all the competitors. It will be very exciting to see everyone develop and improve. I’m concerned about Bill Nye. He has the lowest score from the judges, but what makes “DWTS” the show it is is the audience voting factor, so you never know! Like I said, exciting!
ETA Vogue here: Also, if you go to Entertainment Weekly, you can see Derek and Amber (as well as some other cast members) being interviewed in their VIDEO SECTION on the “right” hand side of the page. Find the video with Mark pictured and then click on it (sorry, this is only way we can figure out how to tell you to view it). They talk of how they feel about the Bus Stop being next to the judges. Derek has an idea how to trick Bruno. Hilarious. Thanks to Lori for sending.
Below you can see Derek and Amber being interviewed by EXTRA as well. They have written some great things about Amber as well.
ETA: Heidi Here: Lots of HQ pics from last night at OTRC (more than were previously reported by Vogue, so check again. Plus, the EW video that Vogue linked to above is below in youtube form. We are tag teaming.
ETA2 Vogue again: *High fives Miss Heidi* And next be sure to read a new Dancing With The Stars review by Chelsie Hightower at ABC. Note how she gave Bill Nye the lowest score and Amber Riley the highest score. Below is a quote from the link on Amber…
Amber Riley: Amber Riley is already winning over my heart with her humility and humor — and this girl can dance!! Technically the best of the night for me, so far. Naturally good feet, natural body rhythm and hip movement, stepping on straight legs, not losing her connection to the floor. Very impressive! She may be my favorite girl of the season. Very excited to see where her journey goes. No doubt it’ll be a good one. This routine was great. I give it an 8.