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Social media could not get enough after seeing professional dancer Julianne Hough return to the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom, taking over for “America’s Next Top Model” star Tyra Banks.
Hough joined Alfonso Ribeiro as well as Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and her brother, Derek Hough, who are judging this season of dancers.
Unfortunately, fans already had to say goodbye to one couple…
Recapping The First Night Dances and Scores
First up to dance in the ballroom was Xochitl Gonez, who actually began acting at age five and is best known for her role in Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”. She is partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy and the two danced the cha-cha and scored 18 out of 30.
Next up was “The Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams and his partner Peta Murgatroyd. The two danced a Foxtrot and scored 16 out of 30.
The third couple to take the dance floor was Ralph Lauren Polo model Tyson Beckford and partner Jenna Johnson, who scored 12 out of 30.
“How I Met Your Mother” star Alyson Hannigan and Sasha Farber were next, who danced the salsa and scored 13 out of 30.
Reality television star Harry Jowsey, known for his time on “Too Hot Too Handle” and his partner Rylee Arnold, who is in her debut season and is the younger sister of former professional “Dancing With the Stars” dancer Lindsay Arnold, were next up. The couple danced a cha-cha and received a total of 12 out of 30.
Two-time Grammy winner and “The Remedy” and “I’m Yours” singer Jason Mraz and partner Danielle Karagach danced the cha-cha to Mraz’s own song, “I Feel Like Dancing”. The couple scored a total of 21 out of 30.
“Zoey 101” actress Jamie Lynn Spears was next up, who danced the tango with partner Alan Bersten. She scored a 15 out of 30.
Former NFL player Adrian Peterson and his partner Britt Stewart danced to “Yeah!” by Usher featuring Lil Jon, and scored an 18 out of 30.
Social media star Lele Pons and her partner Brandon Armstrong took the dance floor next and performed a tango. They scored a total of 19 out of 30.
Next up were Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino and her partner Gleb Savchenko, who danced the cha-cha and scored a total of 17 out of 30.
Star of “Buying Beverly Hills” Mauricio Umansky, known as the “king of real estate” and his dance partner Emma Slater hit the dance floor next. The couple danced a jive and scored a total of 15 out of 30.
The most recent lead of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” Charity Lawson and her partner Artem Chigvintsev took the dance floor next. The couple danced a tango and scored a 22 out of 30.
“Veep” actor Matt Walsh and his dance partner Koko Iwasaki danced the cha-cha and scored a total of 12 out of 30.
Ending the night was “Vanderpump Rules” star Ariana Madix and her dance partner Pasha Pashkov, who danced the tango and scored a 21 out of 30.
The First Couple Eliminated From ‘DWTS’ Is…
After the first night of voting, fans of the ABC reality show had to say goodbye to one couple.
Mauricio Umansky and Emma Slater and Matt Walsh and Koko Iwasaki landed in the bottom two, with Matt Walsh and Koko Iwasaki ultimately saying goodbye after just one night of dancing.
The remaining cast of the current season is as follows:
- Tyson Beckford – Jenna Johnson
- Ariana Madix – Pasha Pashkov
- Adrian Peterson – Britt Stewart
- Barry Williams – Peta Murgatroyd
- Charity Lawson – Artem Chigvintsev
- Harry Jowsey – Rylee Arnold
- Jamie Lynn Spears – Alan Bersten
- Jason Mraz – Danielle Karagach
- Lele Pons – Brandon Armstrong
- Mauricio Umansky – Emma Slater
- Mira Sorvino – Gleb Savchenko
- Xochitl Gonez – Val Chmerkovskiy
- Alyson Hannigan – Sasha Farber
“Dancing With the Stars” will air for the next several Tuesdays on ABC.