Tonight on ABC the glitz and the glamour returns to the ballroom as Dancing With The Stars returns for a 23rd season. American artistic gymnast Laurie Hernandez & her professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy took the stage tonight and danced a Cha Cha to “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee. Did you watch tonight’s DWTS episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you. Did you miss any of tonight’s performance videos? If you did we have them all, right here for you!
The premiere episode kicked off with the largest scale opening number ever, shot with the pros at Griffith Observatory. Each couple performed a Jive, Foxtrot, Cha Cha or Viennese Waltz, vying for America’s vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated tonight, and they will all advance to week 2 of the competition.
Laurie is very excited about dancing and tweeted a message to her twitter fans to encourage them to vote for her and Val, she tweeted, “Don’t forget to watch me and @iamValC tonight! Excited to show off our hard work :) vote #TeamValaur !! #DWTS“
Judges comments on Laurie Hernandez’s DWTS Premiere Cha Cha: Carrie Ann: “I have never seen Val so happy. You are awesome that was wonderful. You have this incredible sparkle.” Len, “That had plenty of energy, a terrific dance and a great way to finish the evening.” Julianne: “That was a great Cha Cha but work on our hips. You are the total package.” Bruno: “Delighted to see someone with your talent in this room!”
Judges scores: Carrie Ann: 8 Len: 8 Julianne: 7 Bruno: 8 TOTAL: 31/40 – Vote for Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy #TeamValaur at 1-800-868-3407.
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