Former Pro Hockey Player Sean Avery 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 Sean so you can get more familiar with him. 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.
Sean Avery and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff: dancing a Contemporary. Sean has been getting ready for his dance tonight. He tweeted, U ready for us to blow this up #DWTS Vote 1-800-868-34041-800-868-3404
Judges comments: Len: “The ice man commith, that was full of intensity, it need a bit more finesse. I thought you did well, well done.” Bruno: “I was surprised, I thought you were going to be a lump of ice. Sometimes the links were jagged. But you did very well.” Carrie Ann: “I think you are fascinating to watch performing. You have to learn to point your toes. Well done.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 6 Bruno: 7 TOTAL: 20/30 – Vote for Sean Avery and professional dancer Karina Smirnoff at Voting #: 1-800-868-34041-800-868-3404.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think? Do you think Sean did enough to avoid elimination next week? Sound out in the comments and let us know your thoughts?