Wonder Year actress and author Danica McKellar danced a Foxtrot, 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 Danica 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.
Danica McKellar and professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy: dancing a Foxtrot. Danica has been getting ready for his dance tonight. She tweeted, “Omg it’s starting to sink in…the premiere of #DWTS18 is nearly here! Wish me luck, and thank you for all your support!!”
Judges comments: Carrie-Ann: “You are so adorable. Your enthusiasm for the dance is so cute. You and Val have so much energy. Your energy is way up here sometimes a little too expressive with the mouth.” Len: “Your holding a little bit tight on Val. My first impression is terrific well done”. Bruno: “You are a good kisser, your so enthusiastic. Seriously you are a good actress. You played off him, you sold it so well. Control getting so involved because you lose it there.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Bruno: 8 TOTAL = 24/30 – Vote for Danica McKellar and professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy Voting #: 1-800-868-3403.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think? Do you think Danica McKellar did enough to avoid elimination next week? Sound out in the comments and let us know your thoughts?