Who survived and who went home on the first night – Deadline

Dancing with the stars began its 31st season on Monday in the weirdest way: asking viewers to click on a look button on Disney+ at exactly 5/8 p.m. “Tune in” earlier and you’ll get a reminder – NO, it’s 8 p.m. ET, mate! Come back when it’s time. It’s the new reality for dance fans accustomed to watching their favorite competition show that used be on ABC.

Otherwise, the two-hour live episode of DWTS started as before (pre-pandemic, that is) with a big opening number, an enthusiastic (but casually dressed) studio audience, and a big entrance from host Tyra Banks. A few more updates have been made to the aging franchise: DWTS Veteran Conrad Green returns as Executive Producer, and Season 19 Champion Alfonso Ribiero now offers much-needed help with hosting duties by asking softball questions in the Sky Box.

Here’s what happened the first night:

Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd. The sex and the city The actor greeted his two-time champion partner with flowers and a warning that he can only dance after consuming whiskey or tequila. He was very restrained when performing the cha cha, so use your imagination if you missed the show. “What I need you to do is breathe. That’s what’s missing. You need to breathe and relax,” Judge Carrie Ann Inaba said. Score: 18 out of 40

Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki. The jerseyshore alum says he’s a fish out of water in the ballroom. Apparently, he’s much more comfortable stripping down to the Chippendales in Las Vegas, where he resides. Maybe he should have ripped off his shirt during his salsa, because his number was missing Heat. “I don’t understand, Vinny,” Judge Len Goodman said. “This dance of all dances is a club dance and you haven’t shown it to me. It was hard, your legs were too bent. I really wanted you to come out and knock my socks off. Score: 17 out of 40

Jesse James Decker and Alan Bersten. The country crooner confessed to being a DWTS fan but has expressed reservations about her chances since being kicked out of dance class as a child. Luckily, her cha cha at “Sweet Home Alabama” didn’t sour the judges. “You went out and sold it. The level of performance was really high,” said Goodman. Score: 20 out of 40

Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov. the old real housewives the star said she was doing DWTS because she wants viewers to see the real Teresa — not the one who went to jail for fraud. She also works with a therapist to learn not to trigger. That should be good news for the judges, I guess? Anyway, her tango to “We Found Love” wasn’t terrible, except the way she was staring at the ceiling was just weird, man. “I saw you look up a little. Think really wide, not high or low or wide,” Judge Derek Hough said. Score: 20 out of 30

Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke. the old hello america the weather guy was stunned to learn that Champion had been his partner since she encouraged him to do the show 10 years ago. As a gay man looking to step “out of his comfort zone”, Champion made his ballroom debut performing a foxtrot to “Tiny Dancer” amid a cloud of dry ice. “It was so tender and sweet. You were a little nervous from the start,” Inaba said. Score: 20 out of 40

Cheryl Ladd and Louis Van Amstel. The former star of charlie’s angels reminded us that she was 71 but was thrilled to learn that Van Amstel, who was absent from the show for 7 seasons, is her partner. He has his work cut out for him; Ladd admitted that she was not a dancer and was careful with her cha cha. But she has a pair of super wheels so she’s halfway there! “Cheryl Ladd has a swagger! You have an elegance of your own. I think the routine was perhaps too simple for you,” judge Bruno Tonioli said. Score: 21 out of 40

Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater. Apparently the 90210 the actor is afraid to dance. Like, an “irrational phobia.” There’s something in my head that keeps me from moving at all. Sure, so do Dancing with the stars. What could go wrong? His first quick step towards “Dancing With Myself”, perhaps? “It was hectic, it was manic. you just went out and flew through that floor,” Goodman said. Score: 21 out of 40

Joseph Brothers and Daniella Karagach. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son was lucky in marking last year’s champion as a partner. His dad wasn’t in the ballroom for his jive, but he paid his respects by flexing his arms atop his jive and performing a burpee at the end. “We all crave biceps! But actually, your musicality was good. You weren’t heavy. I tell you, You will come back,“, said Tonioli. Score: 23 out of 40

Heidi D’Amelio and Artem Chigvintsev. Most viewers probably won’t recognize D’Amelio — a YouTuber with her own family show. But the producers seemed to like the idea of ​​mom D’Amelio and her much more famous daughter Charli doing the show together. D’Amelio was first for the family with a cha cha to “Lady Marmalade.” “Putting all the energy, thought and interpretation behind every step. You really have to project your personality through your body,” Tonioli said. Score: 24 out of 40

Jordan Sparks and Brandon Armstrong The platinum-selling artist reminded us that she won american idol at the age of 19 and enjoyed a successful singing career. But one thing his life has been missing is a disco ball trophy! She opened the evening with an impressive cha cha on “I Want to Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston. “Jordan, you have such an amazing presence on the court,” Hough said. “That slit in the middle, girl! I saw that. It was fantastic.” Score: 26 out of 40

Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart. The actor of CODA wants to show people that “the deaf can also dance”. (Ah, we knew this. Who can forget Season 22 winner Nyle DiMarco?) Dressed in neon green, Durant danced a neat tango that garnered plenty of praise. “You moved well on the floor. I’m really excited to see you evolve as this show moves forward,” Goodman said. Score: 27 out of 40

Wayne Brady and Witney Carson. The Let’s make a deal the host puts on the show to make his grandmother proud. It shouldn’t be difficult; his cha cha started with a nasty pop and latch that immediately served as a warning to his fellow contestants: Brady is coming hard for this mirror ball trophy. “Welcome to Wayne’s dance floor!” Performance level through the roof. You have it and you know what to do with it,” Tonioli said. Score: 29 out of 40.

Shangela and Gleb Savchenko. Let’s listen to it for the agents of change! In addition to appearing as the first drag queen on DWTS, Shangela also announced that she would be doing all the reps in drag (her pronouns are he/him). Finally, two men dancing together under the disco ball! If only it hadn’t taken 31 seasons and a new digital home for true inclusivity to happen. “You have so much energy, so much power, so much charisma,” Hough said. “Well done.” Score: 28 out of 40

Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovsky. It is traditional for singles in the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise to make an appearance on DWTS. And like his predecessors, Windey has some experience in sabotage. Her jive has demonstrated that she won’t be going home anytime soon. “For me it was I think it was the best dance of the night so far. So sharp, so clean,” Hough said. “Your rotation was off the hook.” Score: 28 out of 40

Selma Blair and Sasha Farber. The longtime actress was diagnosed with MS in August 2018, so stiffness and balance issues will make it tough to compete. But the judges were overwhelmed by his plight and bravery, so they were generous with their support. “It makes me really happy to see you here. You really created magic tonight. It was beautiful,” Tonioli said. Score: 28 out of 40

Charli D’Amelio and Mark Ballas. The social media star (and daughter of Heidi D’Amelio) is this year’s ringer: she’s amassed millions of followers on TikTok thanks to her deft moves. She’s also a natural in front of the camera, which is why her cha cha was the last dance of the evening. “Season 31 got really hot, really fast. It was like I saw 20 different people dancing! You guys were pretty amazing,” Inaba said. Score: 32 out of 40

The last two were Lewis/Murgatroyd and Giudice/Pashkov. All the judges saved Guidice, so poor Lewis went home.

Next week is Elvis night!

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