Fernando Arau of Mira Quien Baila (Photo : Univision)
Henry Santos of Mira Quien Baila (Photo : Univsion)
Last night was the premiere of "Mira Quien Baila: Season 3."
Rapper Daddy Yankee opened the show with his new song "Pasarella" as the shows stars arrived in their gala dresses.
The first week's challenge was a duel between two of the stars. At the end of the duels the judges would pick the better of the two and then five of the contestants would dance once more. Two of the five would be picked as the best two of the night. The public would pick the best of the night.
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The first dancers were Valentina and Bobby Pulido who were competing against each other. They danced "regional Mexicano" and while they were both stiff the judges Bianca Marroquin, Lily Estefan, Horacio Villalobos gave them good ratings.
The next two dancers to compete were Alicia Machado and Bobby Pulido. They danced hip-hop. Pulido's choreography while simple showed his dancing abilities but Machado's, the former Miss Universe, dance demonstrated that she is still good at modeling and that she has attitude and is a good poser. However her choreography failed to show her skills as a dancer. The judges loved both these acts but they were merely unsatisfactory.
The following were legendary comedian Fernando Arau and actress Maria Antonieta de las Nieves as the tenth participant. They danced quickstep. Arau showed his experience in dance and Maria Antonieta while not great elevated her performance through her charisma. The three judges fell in love with the two dancers.
Sammy and Maripily were the next. They danced merengue but were disappointing. Sammy while charismatic was unable to move to the fast paced rhythm. His faces were the only things that the judges were able to pay attention to. Maripily was stiff and lacked energy even though she started off well. The judges were very disappointed and Horacio even said that Sammy could easily be the first to leave the program.
The last duel was between Maxi Iglesias and Argelia Atilano who danced Tango, the hardest dance of the night. Both found the dance a bit challenging. Maxi showed elegance but was to stiff while Argelia was very nervous and didn't get the gist of the dance. The judges were tough with them but also excused the fact that they had the hardest dance.
Out of the duels the five dancers to compete for the best dancers of the night were Bobby Pulido, Maxi Iglesias, Maripily, Henry Santos and Fernando Arau.
In the second round Maxi started off with an adagio. The promise he showed in his tango did not translate. His transitions were weak and his movement was once again stiff. Bobby Pulido was next dancing disco. He bettered his first dance by bringing energy and charisma. Henry Santos then danced Cha cha and his choreography was far more challenging than his first. He was allowed to show his skill. Maripily danced rock in roll and improved massively from her first dance. The last dancer was Arau and he danced a salsa that showed once again that he is going to be tough competition for the others.
Out of the five, Fernando Arau and Henry Santos classified to be the best of the night. The public will have now have say as they will vote for their favorite. The result will be shown next week and the winner of the night will get money for the charity they are dancing for. The next episode will be aired on Univision at 8pm next Sunday.
The Judges pick the two top dancers.
Henry Dances Cha Cha:
Fernando Arau shows off his Salsa skills: