September 21, 2010 10:45 AM

It was an evening for nerves and butterflies. But under the glare of the spotlight, the celebrities mostly came through with flying colors on Monday night’s season premiere of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.

The judges had their say. Now, in interviews with PEOPLE, many of the contestants – Bristol Palin, Brandy, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Audrina Patridge, Margaret Cho, Rick Fox, Michael Bolton, David Hasselhoff and Jennifer Grey – give their own post-mortem evaluations of their performances.

VIDEO: Bristol Palin Goes from Buttoned-Up to Red Hot on DWTS

It’s not clear whether ABC will take Hasselhoff up on his suggestion that they change the name of the show to "Entertaining With the Stars," given his less-than-impressive showing. “She was dancing. I was entertaining,” he explains.

The results show Tuesday on ABC.

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