Despite Kirstie Alley’s comments about being terrified, and thinking she’d be the next David Hasselhoff on “Dancing with the Stars”, her and Ralph Macchio brought their A-game in this first week of the show!

Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy had the best score of the night in the cha-cha-cha category with a 23, and Bruno Tonioli declared that it was “the best of the night.”

And it was pretty close to being just that!  The one dance team that beat their score overall: Ralph Macchio’s foxtrot.  Paired with Karina Smirnoff, Macchio beat Alley by only one point, with a 24!  Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said “That was just an amazing surprise.”

Brian’s note: I’m going to admit full bias. I’m a huge Wendy Williams fan. I’m with her for the long haul! Okay, back to Mike!! :

Both dances are below in their videos, and I have to admit…both dances were fun and exciting to watch, and I think Ralph Macchio almost looks like a professional.  I guess the question is why is Kirstie Alley so damn nervous, and how far do you think she’ll go?