DWTS Season 27 Results: Week 1
On Dancing with the Stars Part 1 of the Season 27 premiere, a brand-new cast of celebrities made their ballroom debuts. From American Idol mentor Bobby Bones, to Danelle Umstead -- the show's first-ever blind contestant -- to Grocery Store Joe of Bachelor in Paradise fame, to Harry Potter series actress Evanna Lynch, this season's stars are a diverse bunch. Here's a recap of their very first night on the dance floor, including their scores and exactly what judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli had to say.
Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber's Cha Cha: A very relaxed Mary Lou opened the show with an energetic Cha Cha. Len Goodman praised her terrific confidence, and Mary Lou's scores were 6 from Carrie Ann, a 7 from Len, and a 6 from Bruno, for a total of 19 points out of 30.
Watch Mary Lou Retton's Cha Cha
Milo Manheim & Witney Carnson's Cha Cha: Milo impressed the judges with his tall stature and good posture, and his scores were a 7 from Carrie Ann, 6 from Len, and 7 from Bruno, for a total of 20 out of 30 possible points.
Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe's Foxtrot: Len didn't find Evanna's Foxtrot as magical as Carrie Ann did. Evanna and Keo got a 7 from Carrie Ann, a 5 from Len, and a 6 from Bruno, for a total of 18 points.
Danelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev's Foxtrot: Tom revealed that Danelle had kept her husband from watching any of their practices, so this was the first time he saw his wife dance! Danelle and Artem scored three 6s from the judges, for a total of 18.
Watch Bobby Bones's Jive
Nikki Glaser & Gleb Savchenko's Salsa: "It wasn't a total trainwreck," Bruno told Nikki after her Salsa, which was also panned by Len. A kinder Carrie Ann had words of encouragement for Nikki, and her total score was 17, a 6 from Carrie Ann, a 5 from Len, and a 6 from Bruno.
John Schneider & Emma Slater's Foxtrot: Carrie Ann Inaba told John he has a natural elegance and charm that will suit the competition well. Len called it "a bit rough" but admitted it was a good effort. John and Emma got a 7 from Carrie Ann, a 5 from Len, and a 6 from Bruno, for 18 points total.
Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong's Jive: Len praised the "snap, crackle, and pop" in Tinashe's first routine, which earned her the top score of the night with a 23: an 8 from Carrie Ann, a 7 from Len, and another 8 from Bruno!
Watch Tinashe's Jive
Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy's Quickstep: Bruno said he was exhausted after her high-energy performance, and Carrie Ann praised her ability to dance in a way that "told a story." Nancy and Val received a 6 from each of the judges for a total of 18 points.
Grocery Store Joe Amabile & Jenna Johnson's Quickstep: Grocery Store Joe impressed the audience with his debut dance and charm. The judges weren't quite as impressed, awarding Joe's grocery carting Quickstep a 14 out of 30 (a 5 from Carrie Ann, a 4 from Len, and a 5 from Bruno).
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold's Cha Cha: The judges raved about DeMarcus's presence on the dance floor, praising his ability to exude strength yet stay light on his feet. The scores reflected their kind words, as he tied for the top score of the night with a 23, earning an 8 from Carrie Ann, 7 from Len, and 8 from Bruno.
Watch DeMarcus Ware's Cha Cha
On Night 2, the ballroom was treated to a surprise: The cast of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors was announced live! First, meet the adorable kids who will be dancing up a storm starting SUNDAY OCTOBER 7 8|7c:
Then, we found out that five couples were in jeopardy of being eliminated, and each of the couples had to perform another dance in the same style as the previous night for the judges. Four of the five couples topped their scores from the previous night. (Danelle tied her previous score.)
Mary Lou & Sasha - Quickstep: total score of 21
Danelle & Artem - Foxtrot: total score of 18
Nikki & Gleb - Salsa: total score of 18
Alexis & Alan - Jive: total score of 23
Watch Alexis Ren's Jive
Nancy & Val - Quickstep: total score of 21
As the night drew to a close, Nikki & Gleb and Nancy & Val were the two couples in jeopardy. Watch the clip to find out who was sent home!
Watch the First Elimination of Season 27