On the first episode of the 13th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" September 19, Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd kicked off the stage a Cha Cha Cha to "Krazy" by Pitbull feat. Lil Jon. He may have had success in the courtroom earlier this week, officially changing his name from Ron Artest to Metta World Peace, the Lakers forward Ron Artest who proved a funky new name and an even funkier costume can’t disguise bad dancing fell down on the show’s opening dance with the lowest scores. As for the lone female judge, Cari Ann said he’s eccentric and sexy and it was wrong for the technical reasons. Despite winning over Carrie Ann with his charm, she gave him just 5 points, Len offered just 4, and Bruno another 5 for a total of 14/30.
Len: "It's the same old shimmying-about stuff... Your footwork was atrocious." "It was all sizzle, no sausage."
Bruno: "Oh, Ron the Dance-a-Tron has landed with power and flair." "Go for it, Dance-a-Tron!"
Carrie Ann: "Now we know who the wild one is going to be. You're sort of eccentric and sexy." "It works on the dance floor." "But it was kind of wrong for all the technical reasons."
Scores: 5+4+5 = 14/30
Ron Artest and Peta Murgatroyd danced a Cha-Cha-Cha to "Krazy" by Pitbull feat. Lil Jon on Dancing with the Stars week 1
Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace Ron Artest and his partner Peta Murgatroyd received 14 out of 30 from the judges for their Cha Cha Cha on the season premiere of 'Dancing With The Stars, the fewest points on that evening
Cari Ann said he’s eccentric and sexy and it was wrong for the technical reasons
Ron has a new name, newly bleached hair, shiny orange pants and a questionable Cha-Cha-Cha on that evening
Ron shared: "I can dance in high heels and tight pants and funny outfits and things like that" according to his beloved daughter who battled cancer when she was 4
"I was a big fan of Michael Jackson when I was young," Artest said. "But now it's ballroom dancing and cha cha"
Cha Cha Cha to “Cry Baby” by Cee Lo Green was the first performance of Nancy Grace and Tristan MacManus on Dancing With The Stars season 13 episode 1 on September 2011. She looked like she was waiting for him to direct her in her steps. Bruno commented her twins should be proud, but she did not believe in herself. Carrie Ann said she had spunk and sass, but she had to work on remembering her choreography while Len shared she was neat and precise, but had no flair and attack. He was underwhelmed. Scores: 5+5+6 = Total: 16/30
Television host Nancy Grace and her partner Tristan Macmanus earned 16 out of 30 from the judges for their Cha Cha Cha
Ron Artest Steps Cha Cha Cha on Dancing with the Stars Video (Week 1)