Itâ€™s that time again and all is right with the world because Dancing with the Stars is back! Â It was a crazy two-night extravaganza.
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 wasnâ€™t sure how I was feeling about the new season but I was pleasantly surprised. Letâ€™s breakdown the couples:
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke
Dance: Cha Cha
Phone number 800-868-3402
- So he was a little flatfooted and maybe a little stiff. Â But do we care? Heâ€™s hot. He wasnâ€™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
Phone Number: 800-868-3407
- CarrieAnn said it best: â€œOne of the best first Foxtrot I ever seen.â€ Â 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
Phone Number: 800-868-34
- She was really great and knows how to dance. Â 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: Â 23
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani
Dance: Cha Cha
Phone Number: 800-868-3404
- She’s 72 and super flexible! Yes, she had a little mishap but she wasnâ€™t bad but will she have the votes.
Score: CarrieAnn- 5, Len-5, Julianne- 5, Bruno-5; Total: 20
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess
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 donâ€™t agree with the scores on this one. She was good, but 9â€™s? I thought she was a little awkward. Maybe itâ€™s just me.
Score: CarrieAnn-8, Len-8, Julianne-9, Bruno-9; Total: 34
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater
Dance: Â Cha Cha
Phone Number: 800-868-3409
- Definitely the Bill Engvall of the season! Â He was really funny. Â P.S. He is a friend of Billâ€™s so maybe he can give some pointers.
Score: CarrieAnn- 7, Len-6, Julianne-6, Bruno-6; Total: 25
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker
Phone Number: 800-868-3406
- This was a really sweet story of why Jonathan is doing the show. Â 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: Â Cha Cha
Phone Number 800-868-3413
- I couldnâ€™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
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
Phone Number 800-868-3403
- I guess it shouldnâ€™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 â€“ 8, Len- 8, Â Julianne- 8, Bruno-8 ;Total: 32
Alfonso Ribero and Witney Carson
Phone Number: Â 800-868-3401
- Len said it: â€œBest dance of the night!â€ 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 anybodyâ€™s game, but who would go?
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?
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.
And the right couple went and that was Lolo and Keo. I think he was actually relieved.
Cheryl: â€œIâ€™m sure youâ€™ve used them, you have three kidsâ€
Bruno: â€œYou have to learn to use your balls.â€
Tom: Â â€œYouâ€™ve have been lonely all summer, havenâ€™t you?â€
Erin: â€œI wonâ€™t even address what Bruno said.â€
Tom: â€œHereâ€™s to you, Mrs. Robinson.â€
Erin: â€œIâ€™m asking her.â€
Tom: Â â€œDoing some minor construction here, they thought the premiere was tomorrow.â€
Tom: â€œThe dangers of texting and dancing have been proven lethal.â€
Bruno: â€œLet it go!â€
Tom: â€œBut you werenâ€™t as tone deaf as him singing Frozen.â€
Erin: â€œNo one needs an Elsa moment from Bruno.â€
Betsy: â€œIâ€™m going to get this f***er.â€
Tom: Â â€œI just heard bra.â€
Tom: â€œCharlie Rose couldnâ€™t do that.â€
Michael: â€œIn my defense, my onesie gave me a wedgie every time I did that.â€
Tom: Â â€œJonathan is so lit up I think heâ€™s been hanging with our next contestant.â€
Tommy: â€œIs it over?â€
Tom: â€œAnd thatâ€™s why thereâ€™s a heat wave in Hollywood.â€
Tom: â€œTony Dovolani, the master of the pep talk.â€
Tom: â€œYouâ€™re not playing Jeopardy, youâ€™re in jeopardy.â€
Tom: â€œDancing with the Stars, where body fat goes to die.â€
Peta: â€œThat sounded sexual but I didnâ€™t mean it like that.â€
So who will go next week? Â Remember you have to vote because if you donâ€™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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