Gold Medalist Paralympian Swimmer Victoria Arlen from Exeter has sailed through the first week of DWTS. And I can't recall an opening week EVER being this difficult.

After an unprecedented DOUBLE elimination in the opening week, the 23 year old Arlen has advanced and therefore will have to compete at a much higher level.

Read this article from Seacoast Online on Victoria right here!

IMHO she deserved a much higher score on the tango above (24?) and that placed her in the middle of the pack.

I'm confident that her partner Val will continue to elevate the level of difficulty AND entertainment value over the next couple weeks and their performances will be the talk of the ballroom.

How's that for a scorching take?!

I'm being serious though, Val has won in the past and I'm happy that our Granite Stater has been partnered with a competitor that is almost as feisty as she is!