Singer and Actor James Maslow 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 James 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.
James Maslow and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd: dancing a Foxtrot. James has been getting ready for his dance tonight. He tweeted, “Make sure you all vote for #TeamJeta tomorrow after the show! The information is in the picture. Xoxo, JM”
Judges comments: Bruno: “James is on a mission such vigor and attack. I love the fact you put a lot effort in the dance. You have to make it look more effortless, better footwork. Good for a first effort.” Carrie Ann: “I have a big time crush on you, you are so cute. You have natural elegance. You lost a bit of your stature but nice job.” Len: “You and I know why we are here, for a bit of eye candy for the ladies. I thought you did a good job, you attempted to get the footwork right. You need to keep the frame in one place, but you came up and sold it.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 7 Bruno: 7 TOTAL = 21/30 – Vote for James Maslow and professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd at Voting #: 1-800-868-34021-800-868-3402.
Watch the video below and let us know what you think? Do you think James Maslow did enough to avoid elimination next week? Sound out in the comments and let us know your thoughts?