Who Shined During the 'DWTS' Premiere?
Dancing with the Stars returned to TV screens tonight and the two-hour premiere event gave audiences a glimpse at what's to come for its 13th season!
With the Cha-Cha-Cha and Viennese Waltz being the night's routines, viewers got to see the first dances from this season's 12 contestants and it's safe to assume everyone was aiming to start off on a good foot. Ron Artest, or Metta World Peace as he would prefer, and his partner Peta Murgatroyd started off with the Cha-Cha and also the lowest score of all the contestants with a 14 out of 30. Rob Kardashian impressed judges with his Waltz, but not enough to influence his final score of 16 out of 30. Lucky for him, he had his Kardashian clan to help root him on. Khloe was the more vocal of the bunch after hearing the judge's assessment of his dance.
Kristin Cavallari looked good with partner Mark Ballas as they Cha-Cha'd their way to a 19 out of 30. Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani did that score one better, getting everyone's attention (even Len Goodman!) with their version of the Waltz, which vaulted them to a night's best 22 out of 30.
Nancy Grace, David Arquette and Elisabetta Canalis each did a fine job as well, falling into the middle of the pack after their scores were revealed, 16, 18, and 18 respectively.
Hope Solo was stunning as she and Maksim Chmerkovskiy waltzed their way into everyone's hearts which gave her the second highest score of the night, 21 out of 30. Carson Kressley and partner Anna Trebunskaya did their best Cha-Cha disco style, and got a 17 out of 30 for their efforts. That score could make up for the disappointment of not having Maksim as his partner.
J.R. Martinez and Ricki Lake both performed the Viennese Waltz tonight but the soap star trumped the former talk show host as he tied Chynna Phillips for the night's highest score with a 22 out of 30. Ricki was not too far behind with 20 out of 30.
One of the biggest surprises of the night came with Chaz Bono's Cha-Cha with Lacey. Although Chaz only got a 17 out of 30, Len Goodman loved his spirit and all the other judges were happy to echo similar sentiments. It looks like the show's first transgender contestant is off to a flying start.
Tune in tomorrow for the results show to see who stays and who goes!