What is it about athletes and "Dancing with the Stars?" In the season premiere Monday night, Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver joined a long list of athletes who made themselves the immediate favorite to win the competition with a sensational first dance.
Driver and his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, danced a cha cha Monday night that, while technically not the best, had the crowd on its feet for a standing ovation when the dance was over.
Driver's smile and charisma overpowered any technical problems as even the judges were impressed with his style. Or, as judge Carrie Ann Inaba put it: "You are nothing but charisma and charm … you kicked that cha cha’s booty!"
Driver was given a score of 21, which was booed by the crowd, which wanted him to get a much higher score. But a 21 for your first dance is nothing to sneeze at.