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Dancing with the Stars “Season 19 Week 1” [PHOTOS] 

Dancing with the Stars “Season 19 Week 1” [PHOTOS]
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

It’s that time again and all is right with the world because Dancing with the Stars is back!  It was a crazy two-night extravaganza.

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

We now have four judges full time with the addition of Julianne Hough. But it might be one judge too many. Mainly because the loss of time when critiquing. Besides that, there were a bunch of surprises. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how I was feeling about the new season but I was pleasantly surprised. Let’s breakdown the couples:


Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke
Dance: Cha Cha
Phone number 800-868-3402

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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
  • So he was a little flatfooted and maybe a little stiff.  But do we care? He’s hot. He wasn’t bad but I think being the first one out is always a difficult thing.

Score: Carrie Ann-6, Len-6, Julianne-6, Bruno-7; Total: 25

Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev
Dance: Foxtrot
Phone Number: 800-868-3407

  • CarrieAnn said it best: “One of the best first Foxtrot I ever seen.”  I think she was fantastic and is definitely a contender this season.

Score: Carrie Ann- 8, Len-8, Julianne-8, Bruno-8; Total: 32

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Jive
Phone Number: 800-868-34

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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
  • She was really great and knows how to dance.  She just needs to contain herself a bit but Val can do that.

Score: Carrie Ann-7, Len-7, Julianne- 7, Bruno-8; Total: 29

Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe
Dance: Cha Cha
Phone Number: 800-868-3408

  • That was uncomfortable to watch. And she showed some bad sportsmanship by telling the judges that was the worst she ever did the dance. She talked about how she knew what she was doing and was kind of pouty for the rest of the show. I think the way she acted, she should be the one to go first.

Score: CarrieAnn- 6, Len-6, Julianne-6, Bruno-5; Total:  23

Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani
Dance: Cha Cha
Phone Number: 800-868-3404

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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
  • She’s 72 and super flexible! Yes, she had a little mishap but she wasn’t bad but will she have the votes.

Score: CarrieAnn- 5, Len-5, Julianne- 5, Bruno-5; Total: 20

Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess
Dance: Foxtrot
Phone Number: 800-868-3412

  • Have to say, it was a nice surprise to see Tavis dance the way he did. He was a little stiff but he went for it and had fun. Julianne loved it!

Score: CarrieAnn-7, Len- 7, Julianne- 8, Bruno-7; Total: 29

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas
Dance: Cha Cha
Phone Number: 800-868-3411

  • I have to say, I don’t agree with the scores on this one. She was good, but 9’s? I thought she was a little awkward. Maybe it’s just me.

Score: CarrieAnn-8, Len-8, Julianne-9, Bruno-9; Total: 34

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater
Dance:  Cha Cha
Phone Number: 800-868-3409

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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
  • Definitely the Bill Engvall of the season!  He was really funny.  P.S. He is a friend of Bill’s so maybe he can give some pointers.

Score: CarrieAnn- 7, Len-6, Julianne-6, Bruno-6; Total: 25

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker
Dance: Jive
Phone Number: 800-868-3406

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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
  • This was a really sweet story of why Jonathan is doing the show.  His dad passed away two months ago. Jonathan and his father would always watch Dancing with the Stars together. He lost his spark and now he feels it coming back because of dancing. He looked like he was having a blast and has potential.

Score: CarrieAnn- 8, Len-7, Julianne-7, Bruno-8; Total: 30

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd
Dance:  Cha Cha
Phone Number 800-868-3413

  • I couldn’t have been more excited about this. But I have one word for it: Amazing!!! He was actually really good! I think people thought he would just walk around but the man has some moves!

Score: CarrieAnn- 7, Len-6, Julianne-7, Bruno-7; Total: 27

Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Foxtrot
Phone Number 800-868-3410

  • It was another good performance and Randy is very smooth. Carrie Ann was giddy, like a schoolgirl. She thought he was sexy! Julianne also thought he was sexy.

Score: CarrieAnn-8, Len-7, Julianne- 8, Bruno-8; Total: 31

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough
Dance: Jive
Phone Number 800-868-3403

  • I guess it shouldn’t have surprised me because Derek is amazing. But Bethany was actually good. She had moments in her transitions that she lost energy but she nailed it.

Score: CarrieAnn – 8, Len- 8,  Julianne- 8, Bruno-8 ;Total: 32

Alfonso Ribero and Witney Carson
Dance: Jive
Phone Number:  800-868-3401

  • Len said it: “Best dance of the night!” People forget that he danced on Broadway when he was a kid. But Alfonso might be the one to beat this season.

Score: CarrieAnn-9, Len-9, Julianne-9, Bruno-9; Total: 36

As the first night ended, it was anybody’s game, but who would go?


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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

The Encore dance was brought back and, of course, it was Alfonso and Witney. Is it just me or was the dance even better than the first night?

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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

But what the night came down to were the following couples were in jeopardy:

Tony and Betsey, Michael and Emma, Lea and Artem and Lolo and Keo.

Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC
Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

And the right couple went and that was Lolo and Keo. I think he was actually relieved.


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Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC

Cheryl: “I’m sure you’ve used them, you have three kids”

Bruno: “You have to learn to use your balls.”

Tom:  “You’ve have been lonely all summer, haven’t you?”

Erin: “I won’t even address what Bruno said.”

Tom: “Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson.”

Erin: “I’m asking her.”

Tom:  “Doing some minor construction here, they thought the premiere was tomorrow.”

Tom: “The dangers of texting and dancing have been proven lethal.”

Bruno: “Let it go!”

Tom: “But you weren’t as tone deaf as him singing Frozen.”

Erin: “No one needs an Elsa moment from Bruno.”

Betsy: “I’m going to get this f***er.”

Tom:  “I just heard bra.”

Tom: “Charlie Rose couldn’t do that.”

Michael: “In my defense, my onesie gave me a wedgie every time I did that.”

Tom:  “Jonathan is so lit up I think he’s been hanging with our next contestant.”

Tommy: “Is it over?”

Tom: “And that’s why there’s a heat wave in Hollywood.”

Tom: “Tony Dovolani, the master of the pep talk.”

Tom: “You’re not playing Jeopardy, you’re in jeopardy.”

Tom: “Buzzkill.”

Tom: “Dancing with the Stars, where body fat goes to die.”

Peta: “That sounded sexual but I didn’t mean it like that.”

So who will go next week?  Remember you have to vote because if you don’t the pair you want to be there might go home.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.

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