She already looks like a pro!
Zendaya Coleman & Valentin Chmerkovskiy took the top spot on the judges’ leaderboard on the Dancing With the Stars Season 16 premiere. And they did it with a Contemporary routine! We’re not completely sold on Contemporary, especially for DWTS Week 1, but Zendaya & Val made it look easy and natural. She has dance experience from Shake It Up! — and it all shows. She’s only 16, which makes her the youngest DWTS competitor ever. The judges gave her triple 8s, which is pretty high for a premiere, and she also tied with Kellie Pickler to top the Week 2 leaderboard. It could be a sign of good things for her.
Week 1's top-scoring dancer doesn't always win in the end, but sometimes he or she does. (Kristi Yamaguchi, Brooke Burke and Nicole Scherzinger leap to mind.) It’s possible that will be the case for Zendaya as well. Plus, she has almost 2 million Twitter followers, which is more than most of her competitors. Her young, tech-savvy fan base is right there, ready for action if Zendaya sends out a "vote for me" tweet.
What do you think? At the very least, Zendaya and Val have the best Scrabble names of all time. But do you think they could win DWTS Season 16? If not, which couple has your bet for the spring 2013 champions?