“Dancing With The Stars” made its return to the small screen Monday night and we’ve got what you’ve missed in case you’ve missed the show.
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani performed the Cha Cha Cha to “Give It 2 Me” by Robin Thicke. For their efforts, they scored a total of 21 points. Prior to dancing, NeNe commented, “I’ve never taken a dance class before, but I’ve always had a lot of soul.”
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd performed the Foxtrot to One Direction’s song “Story Of My Life”. For their dance, they earned a total of 21 points. Prior to dancing, Peta revealed that they had actually went on a date before he went on tour. She said, “We hit it off…and then he went on tour.” He said, “Peta’s really cool, but we’re keeping things professional right now. Would I take her on a date again? Yes. But we’re here for the same reason: we want to win.”
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy performed their Foxtrot to Kelly Clarkson’s song “Walk Away”. Prior to dancing, Danica said, “I’m a huge fan of the show. I’ve been watching it since the beginning. My first impression of Val is that he’s way cooler than me…There’s always been something kind of ‘little girl’ about me, and I’ve seen other people go on a journey where they kind of find their womanliness. And that’s a journey I’d like to go on.” They scored a total of 24 points for their dance.
Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff danced a Contemporary dance to “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane. Their efforts earned them a total of 20 points. Bruno said of their performance, “I’m actually very surprised, because I thought you were going to be a lump of ice, but you’re not.”
Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy danced the Cha Cha Cha to Icona Pop’s song “All Night”. For their dance, they earned 24 points. Len said, “You’re nice on ice, but I’m telling you this — you’re good on wood!”
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater danced a “Star Wars” themed Cha Cha Cha, of which earned them a total of 15 points. Prior to dancing, Billy said, “I’m doing pretty good for a 77-year-old, but I can’t do all the things I did when I was a young lad.”
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas danced a Contemporary dance to “Burn” by Ellie Goulding. They scored a total of 25 points with Bruno Tonioli saying, “I was torn between ecstasy and torment. You’re a contemporary dancer!”
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson danced the Cha Cha Cha to “Timber” by Pitbull. For this dance, they earned a total of 22 points. Bruno said of the dance, “You’re like the poster couple for the energy of youth!”
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke danced the Foxtrot to “Money (That’s What I Want)” by the Beatles. For their efforts, they earned a total of 21 points. Prior to dancing, Drew said, “When I was fat, I couldn’t do these things. This is so far out of my comfort zone.”
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough danced the Cha Cha to “Counting Stars” by One Republic. Derek said of his partner, “The odds have been stacked against us, but if there’s anyone who’s gonna defy the odds, it’s Amy.” For their dance, they scored a total of 24 points.
Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov danced the Foxtrot to “Somewhere Beyond The Sea”, which earned them a total of 18 points.
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess danced a Contemporary dance to “Let Her Go” by Passenger. They scored a total of 27 points and Len called it a “good dance”.
Who are you rooting for to win this season of the show? What do you think of Erin Andrews replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host? Have your say in the comments section below!