Dancing with the celebrities is back on its toes!
A new spherical of ballroom competition began Monday night on ABC – and if the season premiere is any indication, it's reaching to be a hot one. "Without a doubt, this can be the most effective initial show of any season," head choose Len Goodman said once the night's final performance.
Keep reading to seek out out who took an early lead, however beware: spoilers ahead.
Two couples – Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas, and Family Matters star Jaleel White and his professional Kym Johnson – tied with the high several the night, 26 points, including a try of nines for every.
"That was exquisite," choose Burno Tonioli told an emotional Jenkins. "You're setting the bar therefore high that basically you've got lots of live up to."
"Jaleel," you're the icing on the cake," Carrie Ann Inaba said of the actor's foxtrot.
"I'm telling you, i assumed i used to be watching Gregory Hines." added Bruno, concerning the late, Tony-winning Broadway headliner.
The crowd could not contain itself for Cuban singer William Levy and his professional partner, Cheryl Burke. Bruno stood on his chair and declared the couple "the hottest package of the season."
Even Len was impressed, saying: "You performed it right on the sting, however you kept management that may be a onerous factor to try to to." They earned twenty four points.
The read co-host Sherri Shepherd was one more who created a really sensible initial impression together with her foxtrot with partner Val Chmerkovskiy.
"I loved watching you dance," Carrie Ann said. "You have such a lot joy." Tonioli agreed, saying, "You will move, very, very well. you are lightweight on your feet and ... you illumine the space." Shepherd racked up twenty three points.
Actor-turned-pop singer Jack Wagner scored twenty three points too for his foxtrot, that Bruno referred to as "springtime romance at its most uplifting." Len was less impressed. "Your technique is poor," he told Wagner.
Another 23-point earner, Disney star Roshon Fegan, who with Chelsie Hightower performed a hip-hop infused cha cha that Bruno referred to as "unbelievable." Carrie Ann told him, "That is that the coolest spin on the cha cha that I even have seen in any season." Len had problems with the routine, though: "Technically, the performance was terribly low," he said.
And Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus earned twenty three points themselves for his or her cha cha. "There's a naturalness concerning your dance," Len told the soul singer. "There's a rhythm and that i loved the approach you move"
'Channel Sofia Vergara'
Maria Menounos and three-time champ Derek Hough embarked on the season premiere with a vibrant cha cha that earned the try twenty one points. Len said it had been a "great begin to the show," however Bruno suggested the TV host, whom he referred to as "curvaceously delicious," to channel Sofia Vergara.
After NFL star Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd performed a crowd-pleasing cha cha, the audience booed the judges' score of a meager twenty one points. And Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy earned a comparatively low twenty points for what Len referred to as a "very ambitious" foxtrot. "I see nice potential here," Carrie told him.
Tennis icon Martina Navratilova and her partner Tony Dovolani were conjointly within the bottom with simply twenty points however heard encouraging words from the judges. "You're therefore lovely and refined out there," Carrie Ann said. "I've never seen this aspect of you. i need you to figure on your turns. Work on your spots."
Dancing returns with a lot of performances on Monday, followed by the primary elimination of the season on Tuesday.
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