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S20 E01 Week 1: Spring 2015 Season Premiere


03/16/15 | TV-PG | CC

The ballroom lit up once again for the Dancing with the Stars season 20 premiere! Once again, our hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews welcomed us back, this time for the 10th anniversary season. And joining in online, new host Gethin Jones welcomed fans to another season of DWTS: All Access. Back at the judges table, Carrie Ann InabaLen GoodmanJulianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli were ready to critique a whole new cast as they performed their first routines of the new season. The couples danced either the Cha Cha, the Foxtrot or the Jive as they vied for the judge's scores and America's votes. Who lit up the dance floor and who left worried about being eliminated next week? Let's go to the scores!

WEEK 1 SCORES:

 

 

Carrie Ann

Len

Julianne

Bruno

Total

Willow & Mark

 6

 6

 6

 7

 25

Robert & Kym

 7

 7

 7

 7

 28

Riker & Allison

 8

 7

 8

 8

 31

Charlotte & Keo

 6

 5

 5

 6

 22

Patti & Artem

 7

 6

 6

 6

 25

Chris & Witney

 7

 6

 6

 7

 26

Michael & Peta

 6

 6

 7

 7

 26

Nastia & Derek

 7

 7

 8

 8

 30

Redfoo & Emma

 6

 5

 5

 6

 22

Noah & Sharna

 7

 6

 6

 7

 26

Suzanne & Tony

 6

 6

 6

 7

 25

Rumer & Val

 8

 8

 8

 8

 32

 

• First up on the dance floor was Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) and her partner Mark Ballas dancing the Cha Cha to "Lips Are Movin'" by Meghan Trainor. The routine earned some smiles from the judges—even "grumpy" Len—and she was off to a solid start.

• Next up, Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec took his partner, Kym Johnson, for a spin in his Ferrari before taking her out for a Cha Cha on the dance floor. Carrie Ann called him "effervescent" and I'm pretty sure Bruno called him a dolphin, with solid marks all around.

• The Jive is a tricky dance in any week, so Riker Lynch and Allison Holker had a stiff challenge in their first week. The judges loved the energy and the attack, but they wanted to see how he could refine it for the Foxtrot next week.

• Once Riker and Allison rocked the Jive, it was up to Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe to follow suit. The judges had plenty of critiques, scoring them  at 22 out of 40.

• Music legend Patti LaBelle was next up in the ballroom with her partner Artem Chigvintsev for a Foxtrot to her own hit song, "Lady Marmalade." Their routine had the crowd on their feet and drew some raves from the judges.

• The final Jive of the night belonged to former The Bachelor star Chris Soules and defending champion Witney Carson. Carrie Ann saw "tons and tons of potential," but Len thought he needed "some polish."

• Up on the dance floor next, football player Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd danced a sizzling Cha Cha. The judges loved the energy and the partner work, but had some notes on the footwork.

• Gold medalist Nastia Liukin and her partner Derek Hough were up next for a Foxtrot, and everyone was eager to see how the New York-to-LA commute might affect their routine. According to Len, like the big apple, their routine was "sweet and delicious."

• It was time to party on the dance floor with LMFAO's Redfoo joining Emma Slater to dance the Cha Cha. The judges loved the fun, but the technique left some room for improvement.

• Next up, veteran Noah Galloway took to the ballroom with his partner, Sharna Burgess for a moving Cha Cha that had the crowd standing. The judges were moved and inspired and loved the connection between Noah and Sharna.

• The last Cha Cha of the night went to Suzanne Somers and her partner Tony Dovolani. They got physical on the dance floor, thanks to Olivia Newton-John and the judges loved the work-out routine.

• Finally, Rumer Willis and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy closed out the night with a sensual Foxtrot that had the crowd cheering. The judges were just as impressed, making Rumer and Val the top-scoring couple of the night!

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