Tonight on the season 19 premiere episode of Dancing with the Stars Professional Race Car driver Michael Waltrip danced a Cha Cha Cha to “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf. The competition kicked off tonight with a two-hour premiere and each couple performing a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America’s vote for the first time. Did you watch tonight’s premiere episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you. If you missed any of tonight’s videos we have them all for you too!
Tonight along with a new cast, a new show format we also have a new judge. Two-time Mirrorball champion and actress Julianne Hough joins Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges’ desk.
Michael Waltrip and professional dancer Emma Slater: dancing a Cha Cha Cha dance. Michael has been getting ready for his dance tonight. Michael tweeted this about tonight, “Today is the day! Emma & I dance the Cha Cha for u guys on Dancing ABC & we NEED ur help to dance in week 2. 18008683409 is our vote”
Judges’ comments: Carrie Ann: “I think you were fantastic and fun.” Len: “The engine was running, but you never got out of first gear. It was too tight and too swinging along.” Julianne: “That was awesome, you looked like you had so much fun.” Bruno: “You looked like a golf cart trying to keep up with a Ferrari.”
SCORES: Carrie Ann: 7 Len: 6 Julianne: 6 Bruno: 6 = TOTAL 25/40 – Vote for Michael Waltrip and professional dancer Emma Slater at voting #: 1*800*868*3409.
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