'Dancing With the Stars' Premiere Night 2 -- Find Out Who Was the First to Get Eliminated!


This season of Dancing With the Stars officially kicked off with an energetic, emotional and inspiring night of performances on Monday, and continues tonight as the 13 couples get a second chance at a first impression with a new slate of performances to wow the judges.

The fun kicks off at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, and ET will be keeping you up-to-date with all the best moments in the ballroom.

From the night's most exciting dances to the judges' feedback and scores, follow along as we live blog every fun, wild and dance-filled moment from Tuesday's DWTS.

And the First Star to Go Home Is...

7:00 PM:

After a night of tough competition, DWTS had to cut their first contestant, and it was tough.

Danelle and Artem were the first to be called safe, followed by Alexis and Alan, as well as Mary Lou and Sasha. Meaning it all came down to Nancy and Val or Nikki and Gleb.

And the first star to go home is.... Nikki Glaser.

"You know, it sucks. I'm not gonna lie. I really, really liked doing this show, and I had such a good time," Nikki told Erin and Tom after the elimination, before taking a bow.

It's sad, because she wanted it so bad, but we've still got an amazing slate of stars for the coming weeks.

Mackenzie Ziegler Sings

6:51 PM:

Mackenzie will soon be showing her dance skills on DWTS: Juniors, but first she made a special appearance on Tuesday's show to perform her new song "Wonderful."

It was a sweet performance, made even more impressive by some beautiful dancing by some of the Juniors pros (who, by the way, seem to be doing a whole lot more dancing this week than the adult pros, which is a neat change of pace).

Nancy and Val Bring the Sunshine

6:49 PM:

When the pair hit the stage in bright yellow, it was clear that their quickstep was going to embrace the feeling of their song, "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina & The Waves, and it did not disappoint.

Nancy might have had some doubts about her abilities after a disappointing first night, but her sparkly charm and effervescent confidence shined through when she started to move.

The judges really liked the performance, much more so than their quickstep from Monday, and rewarded them with a much better score. The pair earned a 21 out of 30, which is an impressive four-point improvement over their 17 from last night.

Could Nancy's Facts of Life fame and Val's status as a DWTS fan favorite pro keep them in the game? We'll find out soon!

Alexis and Alan Deliver the 'Best Dance of the Night'

6:38 PM:

Despite Alexis' undeniable skill and huge Instagram fan base, she and Alan still found themselves in jeopardy, so they decided to give their Night 2 dance everything they've got.

In contrast to the cutesy '50s vibe of their first jive, their Tuesday night jive -- set to "Shake the Room" by Gamu -- upped the sexiness quite a bit (although not overtly).

Alan rocked a golden tux while Alexis stunned in a jewel-encrusted flapper dress and the pair owned the dance floor in a way none of the other couples in jeopardy have come close to.

It's clear that Alexis is a powerhouse performer -- and even the judges admitted that they were in disbelief that the pair were in the bottom six. Len and Bruno even called it the "best dance of the night."

For their efforts they earned a score of 23 out of 30, putting them comfortably at the top of the leaderboard, especially among the bottom six.

Nikki and Gleb Are Getting Better!

6:26 PM:

Nikki hasn't ever danced before, but it's clear she wants to do well, and she wants to stay in the game. So many comics who have joined DWTS were so jaded and didn't care at all, but Nikki is taking this seriously.

However, wanting it badly isn't always enough, and even with her fun and playful chemistry with Gleb, her salsa, set to "Tres Deseos” by Gloria Estefan, didn't get her a whole lot more love from the judges than the first time around.

Len, however, surprised everyone with some legitimate compliments about how well the song suited her personality and Nikki looked genuinely surprised.

The pair earned a score of 18 out of 30, which is one point higher than their score on Monday, and any improvement is a step forward.

Danelle and Artem Still Make It Look Easy

6:16 PM:

Danelle is the first blind contestant to ever compete on DWTS, and she still manages to pull off performances that would put a slew of past contestants to shame.

Their foxtrot on Tuesday -- set to "Strong Ones" by Armin van Buuren feat. Cimo Frankel -- was a beautiful performance that included a few mistakes that she managed to overcome with a grace and charm that was mind-blowingly inspirational.

The pair ended up with a score of 18 out of 30, which matches their score on Monday's show.

There's no denying how difficult it's going to be for Danelle and Artem if they continue this season, but if any pro could figure out how to teach her to dance despite her condition, it's Artem.

Adults Vs. Kids!

6:10 PM:

The show came back from commercial with a musical number featuring some of the DWTS troupe members dancing to "Shout."

But Tom turned things on their head by having the DWTS: Juniors pros jump on stage and show what they could do to the same music.

One thing is for sure: Juniors is going to be a really fun show.

Mary Lou and Sasha Heat Up the Dance Floor

6:05 PM:

Mary Lou and Sasha ditched the red, white and blue for some retro, shimmering teal ensembles for their energetic Cha Cha set to Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff" and it was just great!

The judges had a lot of praise for the dance, with Bruno complimenting her improved foot placement and Carrie Ann praising the decision to have the iconic Olympian come out solo.

Even Len proved he was in a better mood with his kind words and, more importantly, his scoring. All three judges gave 7s for a total score of 21 out of 30.

That is a remarkable improvement over their 19 out of 30 on Monday.

So Many Twists and Turns!

5:59 PM:

In the SECOND major plot twist of the night, it was just revealed that John and Emma are actually SAFE, and won't need to dance.

How can they keep playing with our emotions like this!?!

'DWTS: Juniors' Cast Revealed!

5:54 PM:

They finally announced the cast of Dancing With the Stars: Juniors, and it looks like it's going to be a whole big bunch of adorableness.

They came out to take the stage after a second group performance from the Juniors pros, and even as pre-teens, they have an endless amount of charisma.

Check out the full list of DWTS: Juniors cast members at ETonline.com now.

DeMarcus and Lindsay Are Just As Good the Second Time

5:47 PM:

After their amazing performance during the first night, their Cha Cha was chosen by the judges to be the dance that they wanted to watch once again.

So, even thought DeMarcus and Lindsay are safe, they still took the stage and absolutely killed it!

Len Keeps Getting Called Out

5:45 PM:

After some really harsh scores from Len during the first night premiere, people assumed he was crabby, but Len claims that was him in a GOOD mood!

That says a lot about how the season might go. Let's hope Carrie Ann and Bruno stay upbeat and happy as well.

Final Group of Dancers Find Out Their Fate!

5:39 PM:

Evanna and Keo, Mary Lou and Sasha, Danelle and Artem and Milo and Witney are the last group of the night to find out if they're safe or in jeopardy.

SAFE: Milo and Evanna

IN JEOPARDY: Danelle and Mary Lou

Also, Danelle getting a sweet video message from former DWTS competitor Amy Purdy was really sweet and is a nice supportive motivator for the paralympian to make it farther in this competition.


Who Is Performing Tonight?

5:30 PM:

Thus far, they've revealed four couples who are in jeopardy:

Alexis and Alan, John and Emma, Nikki and Gleb, as well as Nancy and Val.

It's going to be interesting to see which two couples will round out the bottom six!

The Next Slate of Results

5:26 PM:

John and Emma, Bobby and Sharna, Juan Pablo and Cheryl, Nikki and Gleb and Alexis and Alan were the next group of couples brought out to find out if they're safe or in jeopardy.

The stars in jeopardy include John, Nikki and Alexis. Meanwhile Bobby and Juan Pablo are safe!

Nikki might be in jeopardy, but she seems like a loose cannon comedian and might bring some unpredictability to this season.

Also, you gotta love Bobby's honesty! The dude openly said Tinashe and DeMarcus are the best dancers on the show. How often do you get that kind of honesty?!

The 'DWTS: Juniors' Pros Are Amazing

5:16 PM:

This showcase from the young pros from the upcoming Dancing With the Stars: Juniors are just astounding!

How can people so young be that good at anything?! Especially ballroom dance? It's amazing.

The First Four Results

5:12 PM:

The first four couples who came out to the stage to find out their results were DeMarcus and Lindsay, Joe and Jenna, Nancy and Val, and Tinashe and Brandon.

With Tinashe and DeMarcus getting the highest scores of the night, it's no surprise they were safe, but Grocery Store Joe's terrible performance didn't keep his fans from voting and he didn't end up in jeopardy!

Looks like we're going to see Nancy dance at least once more.

Tom Is the Best Host

5:11 PM:

It's great to see host Tom Bergeron get candidly honest about the judges -- especially when he called Len Goodman's Night 1 score "annoying." 


5:05 PM:

Only the Bottom 6 are going to be dancing tonight!? That is crazy! Everyone thought we'd get to see all 13 couples show off a second dance?!

Never before have we had such a solid, clear idea of who is a front runner and who is running behind.

Lasers, Passion and Romance!

5:02 PM:

Night two kicked off with a super sexy group performance with the pros showing off their insane skills to the powerful sounds of "The Greatest Show!"

That is how you start a good episode of Dancing With the Stars!

Where Everybody Stands Going Into Night 2

4:58 PM:

After last night's amazing premiere, there are a few obvious standout favorites and a few stars who really need to up their game if they want to stick around past tonight.

Here's where everyone stands on the leaderboard going into tonight's show:

Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong-- 23
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold -- 23
Juan Pablo di Pace & Cheryl Burke -- 22
Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten -- 21
Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess-- 20
Milo Manheim & Witney Carson -- 20
Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber -- 19
Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe -- 18
John Schneider & Emma Slater -- 18
Danelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev -- 18
Nikki Glaser & Gleb Savchenko -- 17
Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy -- 17
Joe Amabile & Jenna Johnson -- 14


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