Dancing With The Stars Recap For March 18, 2013: Season Premiere Episode

Dancing With The Stars Recap For March 18, 2013: Season Premiere Episode

Tonight on ABC is an all new episode of the hit dancing competition “Dancing With The Stars”. Are you excited for the new season of the show? A brand new slew of celebrities and their partners will take to the ballroom floor to vie for the coveted mirror ball trophy.

On February 26th, the official casting list and pairings were announced on “Good Morning America”. Here is the full list of celebrities and their professional dance partners:

Wynona Judd & Tony Dovolani
D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff
Lisa Vanderpump & Les Sojenko
Andy Dick & Chara Burgess
Victor Ortiz & Lindsay Arnold
Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy
Aly Raisman & Mark Ballas
Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough
Dorothy Hamill & Tristan MacManus
Sean Lowe & Peta Murgatroyd

Who do you think you’re going to be rooting for this season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

Stay tuned for our official recap of the show as it airs tonight from 8PM to 10PM EST! Refresh this page often for the latest updates! You won’t want to miss this!


Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough – Cha Cha Cha
Judges’ comments:
Len: That was fun; they came out and they sold it. Great start to the season
Bruno: That’s the way we do it. Very, very interesting. A little more work in the leg
Carrie Ann: They’ve impressed all three of the judges. She’s got class and sass
SCORES: 7-7-7 = 21/30

Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold – Foxtrot
Judges’ comments:
Bruno: What a wonderful combination of boyish charm and Latino passion. There’s a lot of work to do
Carrie Ann: His posture was great and open and fantastic
Len: There’s a lot of things going for him, but it was uneventful for him
SCORES: 6-6-6 = 18/30

Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson – Contemporary
Judges’ comments:
Carrie Ann: She wants to see the raw passion and she saw that. They did a great job
Len: He’s not convinced about that performance at all. Come out and show him dance!
Bruno: That was good. He thought he was watching Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
SCORES: 7-6-7 = 20/30

Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Sengchenko – Foxtrot
Judges’ comments:
Len: It wasn’t exceptional and there was too much staggering about. Lift your ribcage
Bruno: She couldn’t sustain her posture, but the lines were good
Carrie Ann: The dance suited her, but she was out of sync a little bit
SCORES: 6-6-6 = 18/30

D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha Cha
Judges’ comments:
Bruno: “OMG”. He has terminated the Cha Cha Cha. It’s under-rehearsed
Carrie Ann: It was “yikes”. You got to go back to work for next week. It was disjointed
Len: This was rough. He has to work his butt off. This was no good
SCORES: 4-4-4 = 12/30

Zendaya Coleman and Val Chmerkovskiy – Contemporary
Judges’ comments:
Carrie Ann: That was amazing, beautiful and a fantastic dancer
Len: That was great
Bruno: Superb debut on Dancing With The Stars. She is inspiring and it was wonderful choreography
SCORES: 8-8-8 = 24/30

Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd – Foxtrot
Judges’ comments:
Len: He liked it, but he didn’t like it a lot. It lacked finesse, but his posture was good
Bruno: It was like a Chippendales version of a ballroom dance. It needed refinement and finesse
Carrie Ann: He has fearless exuberance. He is going to go far
SCORES: 7-6-6 = 19/30

Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas – Cha Cha Cha
Judges’ comments:
Bruno: Very surprising and inspiring. He was impressed
Carrie Ann: She has potential, but she’s a little safe
Len: He loved the vitality that she brought to the dance, but good job
SCORES: 7-7-7 = 21/30

Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus – Contemporary
Judges’ comments:
Carrie Ann: She’s already a winner in so many ways. Her performance was golden
Len: That dance was outstanding beauty. Well done
Bruno: Deeply felt, great connection with Tristan. Really, really good
SCORES: 7-7-7 = 21/30

Wynona Judd and Tony Dovolani – Cha Cha Cha
Judges’ comments:
Len: She showed personality and gave a very good performance
Bruno: She can give it plenty and give it more
Carrie Ann: She was workin’ it, but she could give it more
SCORES: 6-6-6 = 18/30

Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess – Foxtrot
Judges’ comments:
Bruno: It had a skittish charm and could’ve been smoother. It was comedic and he enjoyed it
Carrie Ann: There is something charming about him and he touched her with the dance
Len: The choreography was nice. This had the fluidity of RoboCop
SCORES: 6-5-6 = 17/30

Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff – Cha Cha Cha
Judges’ comments:
Carrie Ann: She loved it, he’s got the moves
Len: It was all icing and no cake and the technique was terrible
Bruno: He has the potential to be the season 16 champion, but he has to control his posture
SCORES: 7-6-7 = 20/30

Who was your favorite dancer of the evening? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!

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