DWTS 2016 Recap: What happened to Ryan Lochte? Watch the video here!
SPOILERS AHEAD! What happened on the Season 23 Premiere of Dancing with the Stars? Well, things kicked off with all the glitz and glamour we've come to expect from the biggest dance party on the planet. Some past pro champs made their way back to the ballroom along with a whole new set of celebrities to begin their quest for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. There was a lot of energy in the room and one unexpected incident after Ryan Lochte's performance. The interruption couldn't take away from all fine dancing we saw in Week 1. Check out all the highlights of the night as we present the DWTS Season 23 Premiere recap in the Glitter Report!
DANCE OF THE NIGHT: Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy did the Cha Cha to "American Girl" by Bonnie McKee. Streamers fell and the crowd went wild at the end of this energetic routine. Carrie Ann says she never saw Val so happy after an awesome dance. Len was happy she went down the perfect Latin route. 8-8-7-8 from the judges.
RYAN LOCHTE INTERRUPTED: Ryan Lochte on Dancing with the Stars 2016 certainly got some buzz. He and Cheryl Burke did the Foxtrot to "Call Me Irresponsible" by Michael Buble. Bruno felt like he was watching a condensed season of The Bachelor. Carrie Ann was in the middle of her critique when a disturbance forced her to cut it short. She came back to say Ryan has a lot to work on in this place for second chances.
JUST ADD ICE: Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson did the Cha Cha to "Ice Ice Baby" by the star himself. The crowd went wild as memories of this iconic tune meshed with a new generation. The cheers came in force for the man who admitted he was the oldest teenager in the room.
JANA'S RAUNCHY DEBUT: Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko did the Viennese Waltz to "Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande. Bruno wanted an encore for the raunchiest Viennese Waltz he's ever seen. Carrie Ann liked Jana's lines, but Len wasn't exactly transported to old Vienna. He does feel Jana has loads of talent. Scores of 7-6-6-8 from the judges.
JAMES SHIFTING GEARS: James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess did the Foxtrot to "Live Life" by Zayde Wolf. Len was impressed at how fluid James was for a guy who drives a car for a living. Julianne felt it was a smooth breath of fresh air. Bruno can't wait to see him do a Latin dance. Scores of 8-8-7-8.
AMBER MAKING WAVES: Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy did the Foxtrot to "Here" by Alessia Cara. Julianne wanted her to light up during her routine as brightly as she did when it was over. Bruno wants Amber to connect with Maks. Carrie Ann loves her confidence, but agrees with Julianne that she's better when she lights up. Four 6s from the judges.
There were no eliminations during Week 1, but there was already some spectacular dancing. Check out all the results of opening night as the Dancing with the Stars comes your way MONDAYS 8|7c only on ABC!