Real Housewives Of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes danced a Cha Cha Cha, 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 NeNe Leakes 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 Contemporaryroutine, 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.
NeNe Leakes and professional dancer Tony Dovolani: dancing a Cha Cha Cha. NeNe has been getting ready for her dance tonight. She tweeted, “Tune in 2NITE! #DancingWithTheStars at 8pm on @ABCNetwork DON’T BE LATE, I will be dancing first! To Vote, call 18008683401”
Judge’s comments: Len: “Nina I tell you what that is the way to get the party started. It was like an all you can eat buffet of fun and entertainment. Great start, well done!” Bruno: “That is my kind of girl, I feel you have so much to give. I love your energy. Good to see you girl.” Carrie Ann: “Are you crying, what is going on. Are you okay? Why are you crying. You this incredibly larger than life personality. Your a big large voluptuous women I want you to dance bigger. I want you to give more.”
Judge’s Scores: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 TOTAL = 21/30 - Vote for NeNe Leakes and professional dancer Tony Dovolani at Voting #: 1-800-868-3401.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think? Do you think NeNe Leakes did enough to avoid elimination next week? Sound out in the comments and let us know your thoughts?