Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Joseph Baena Can Pump Iron, but Can All Those Muscles Dance on Dancing With the Stars?
The audience was taken by surprise when Dancing with the Stars returned for Season 31 because the competition was held in a new location. The well-liked dancing competition did not show on ABC but was instead available live to anyone with a Disney+ subscription. The tried and true format of celebrities being paired with professional dancers was not changed. Joseph Baena, son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, was one of them. He had the opportunity to demonstrate that he is capable of more than just lifting weights.
A jive dance performance was performed by Joseph Baena to the music of the Black Eyed Peas titled “Pump It.” Daniella Karagach, who won Season 30 of Dancing with the Stars, helped him out. Before breaking out into dancing, Baena used his power to go through the first part of the competition. Before doing so, he struck a few poses that would undoubtedly make his father proud. The judges commented that there is clearly space for improvement, despite the positive response the performance received from the audience.
Joseph Baena received a total score of 23 after judges Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli each awarded him a score of six, while Len Goodman awarded him a score of five. Goodman made it a point to bring out that Baena’s footwork was a bit soft and floppy, which is something that no one would ever say about the actor’s arms. Goodman conveyed this point in a number of different ways. In terms of other constructive criticism, the judges pointed out that Baena needs to work on refining and enhancing his technique in order to achieve a higher score in the following round.
Carrie Ann Inaba gave Joseph Baena perhaps the most encouraging feedback possible when she told him that his performance made her think of Iman Shumpert, the winner of Season 30 of “The Voice.” Shumpert also had a less impressive performance to begin the programme, but he relied on his athleticism to grow from week to week. As a result, he was able to pull off a massive upset by winning the competition and upsetting an experienced dancer named JoJo Siwa.
It is too early to tell if Joseph Baena will be able to live up to the buzz that has been around him. In comparison to the other contestants in Dancing with the Stars Season 31, he is currently ranked ninth based on the score he received for his first dance. He was one of the competitors who made it through the first round of the tournament, however actor Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd did not.
They won’t get to participate in Elvis week, which I’m sure will “shake things up” for the competitors just before the next couple is eliminated from the competition. If Baena can just make a little bit of progress in his dancing, he should be alright. This, of course, is assuming that the people below him won’t make significant strides in their dancing and move ahead of him. If he wants to continue competing on Dancing with the Stars, he’ll have to put in as much effort into his dancing as he does at the gym pretty soon.
The new season of Dancing with the Stars has just begun airing on Disney+ (opens in a new tab), and it will undoubtedly be fascinating to observe how viewers react to the show when it is viewed via streaming service. As we get further into September, be sure to keep an eye on it, as well as the various other new shows that will be premiering on television throughout the upcoming fall season.