Actress, producer and author Candace Cameron Bure danced a Contemporary routine, on tonight’s season 18 premeire of Dancing with the Stars. For the first time ever the show will premiere with a massive opening number featuring all pro dancers as they perform live with musical guest Jason Derulo. We posted a nifty bio of Candace so you can get more familiar with her. If you missed tonight’s show you can read a full and detailed recap, right here.
On tonight’s show each couple performed a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for America’s vote. How will couples be sent home this year? Well this year, the elimination will be based on both the judges’ scores and viewer votes from the current week — meaning that the pair who will be eliminated will have already been determined before they dance the following week, but they won’t know it.
This year the competition will also feature a new game-changing twist called “The Switch Up.” For the first time ever, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at one point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.
Candace Cameron Bure and professional dancer Mark Ballas: dancing a Contemporary. Candace has been getting ready for her dance tonight. She tweeted, “It’s here! Dancing With The Stars premiers tonight! I’m freaking out excited! Please vote for @MarkBallas & me at 1-800-VOTE4-07″
Judges comments: Len: “You can dance, well done.” Bruno: “I was torn between ecstasy and torments. You are a Contemporary dancer.” Carrie Ann: “Where did you come from? You are an incredible dancer. I want to work with you. That was amazing I want to see this again.”
JUDGES SCORES: Carrie Ann: 9 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 TOTAL: 25/30 – Vote for Candace Cameron Bure and professional dancer Mark Ballas at Voting #: 1-800-868-3407.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think? Do you think Candace did enough to avoid elimination next week? Sound out in the comments and let us know your thoughts?