Dancing with the Stars kicked off Season 25 with a glitzy production number, an introduction to 13 new celebrities and a fast-moving performance schedule. Because so many couples were competing, producers nixed excess chatter from the judges and kept between-dance banter to a minimum. The focus was on the couples, their initial connection and their fancy footwork.
The teams performed on the two-hour episode, making their first appearances before judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. The couples chose among four dance styles – salsa, foxtrot, tango or cha cha – and received their first round of scores.
The teams were also featured in pre-recorded video packages that emphasized meet encounters and rehearsal footage.
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas and Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold tied for first place with a 22 out of 30 score. Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe were in last place with a score of 14. There was no elimination last night since it was premiere week, so we’ll say goodbye to one couple next week.
Here’s What They All Danced To And Their Scores:
- Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas (Cha Cha) “Don’t Worry” by Madcon: 22/30
- Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold (Tango) “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes: 22/30
- Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy (Cha Cha) “Woman” by Kesha ft. Dap-Kings Horns: 21/30
- Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev (Tango) “So What!” by P!nk: 20/30
- Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson (Foxtrot) “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles: 19/30
- Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy (Cha Cha) “Born Ready” by Disco Fries ft. Hope Murphy: 19/30
- Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko (Cha Cha) “Like That” by Fleur East: 18/30
- Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd (Cha Cha) “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams: 18/30
- Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess (Salsa) “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow: 18/30
- Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten (Foxtrot) “Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson: 17/30
- Drew Scott & Emma Slater (Foxtrot ) “Our House” by Madness: 16/30
- Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke (Cha Cha) “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations: 15/30
- Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe (Salsa) “Money Maker” by Ludacris featuring Pharrell: 14/30