ABC’s Dancing With the Stars isn’t just back, it’s better — with the addition of queer stand-up comic, actress, singer and songwriter Margaret Cho. Paired with Louis Van Amstel, Cho’s first dance this week, the Viennese Waltz, didn’t impress the judges and the team wound up tying for last place when the judges were finished voting.
But Cho wound up having a lucky week — she survived elimination and her Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva was picked up for a third season. Former Knight Rider and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff, however, wasn’t as lucky as he was the first to be eliminated from the reality competition show.
Cho has agreed to answer all our questions (yours, too!) while she’s on the hit show. Here’s what she had to say about her first dance.
AfterEllen.com: How nervous were you going into Week 1?
AE: What was the hardest part when it came to rehearsing the Viennese Waltz?
AE: How are you handling the judges’ criticism, especially when they took a shot at your adding comedy to the routine?
AE: Will we see more comedy in your upcoming performances?
AE: Going into tonight’s Week 2, you’ll be dancing the jive to Blondie’s “Dreaming.” How was rehearsing to that? At any point did you imagine yourself dancing with Debbie Harry?
AE: Were you surprised David Hasselhoff was eliminated?
AE: Can you dance to Tegan and Sara?
AE: Will you hit on Bristol Palin?
Catch Cho tonight on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” then cast your vote for her on ABC.com or by calling 1-800-868-3405. Then hit the comments with your questions for Cho next week!