If the format is anything like it was in the UK, the show has to be live... The viewers are asked to vote on who stays for next week, and the result is announced an hour later or so... Given the experience from the UK series, I would say that the male Pros with female celebrities have an advantage, though not as much as I had initially thought. I was actually quite impressed with one or two of the men, particularly in the 2nd series. Given that one of the male celebrities in the US has dance and broadway experience, I would think that he might be quite good. Sports-stars have also tended to look more competent in the UK series, including a rugby player and an athlete, so it'll be interesting to see if Holyfield can also use his co-ordination and determination to his advantage... The worst dancers were male TV stars, who had probably not done any form of exercise, leave alone dance, for the last 20 years... Without exception they were awful, though usually very jovial and entertaining. All-in-all the show was fab, if not quite what the purists would want to see . I hope the US version is equally successful!