Dancing With The Stars Premieres: Ariana Madix Wows, and Shocking Exit!
Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) began its 32nd season this week. And highlights ranged from Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix dressing for revenge (did you watch, Tom Sandoval?!) to Brady Bunch star Barry Williams beaming.
Find out everything to know about the new season of Dancing with the Stars. And keep reading to discover who went home (spoiler alert!).
Dancing With The Stars – Pros Levitate In Premiere
Dancing With The Stars season 32 has begun. And the premiere featured the pros dancing to “Levitating” by Dua Lipa. New host Julianne Hough stepped onto the dance floor, joining returning co-host Alfonso Ribeiro, noted People.
And judges Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba returned as well. However, everyone missed the late head judge, Len Goodman. He retired at the end of last season prior to his death from bone cancer at age 78 in April. And DWTS honored Goodman, renaming the prize the Len Goodman Mirrorball Trophy.
Xochitl Gomez, the youngest competitor at 17, lived up to her partner Val Chmerkovskiy’s promise that she behaved like a “a bundle of energy.” And after the duo performed the cha cha, Carrie Ann gushed, “You’re like a wild stallion out there! We need to bring it just a little more in,” she added. “But way to start the season.”
DWTS Spoilers – Barry Williams Wows
Famed for portraying Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch, Barry Williams teamed up with Peta Murgatroyd. And the actor gushed that he had waited 17 years to compete on DWTS. But Barry warned his friend Donny Osmond that he planned to outdo him.
“I’m coming after you, Donny!” announced Williams. And Peta declared, “Barry is a showman. I think he could become the oldest winner of Dancing with the Stars.” The two performed the fox trot. And Derek praised, “That was so effortless and so easy to watch.”
Other standouts included Matt Walsh and Koko Iwasaki because of Matt’s humor. As Walsh pointed out, “You don’t normally see comedians doing sexy dances.” And the two performed the cha cha. Derek called the performance “mesmerizing,” while Bruno termed it “entertaining.”
Dancing With The Stars – Who Got Voted Off?
And social media went wild to see Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix with Pasha Pashkov. As she shared in her introduction, “My life blew up on television.” Vanderpump Rules previously revealed that Ariana’s boyfriend of nine years, Tom Sandoval, had cheated on her for months with their co-star Raquel Leviss.
And Ariana dressed for revenge in red. She and Pasha performed the tango to Hailee Steinfeld’s “I Love Me.” And the judges gushed over the performance. For instance, Derek called it “fantastic! The power. That was killer.”
And then Julianne and Alfonso revealed the votes. At the end, Matt and Koko headed home in week one after combining fan votes with the judges’ votes. Dancing with the Stars airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC and Disney+.
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