By Katie Murray
Dancing with the Stars kicked off season 27 with some spectacular routines! See the routines, scores and our favorite moments below…
(PLUS: How to vote for your faves!)
Feature Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless
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Season 27 of Dancing with the Stars has officially begun! Thirteen celebrities have been paired up with DWTS Pros and are in the studio rehearsing like never before, all in hopes of winning the Mirrorball trophy. Here’s the breakdown of tonight’s routines!
Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber
Favorite Moment: Retton’s partnered spin during the routine! It was a good start for America’s Sweetheart, and she’ll look to build off of it.
Milo Manheim & Witney Carson
Favorite Moment: Manheim’s explosive energy at the beginning of the routine! Definitely not a zombie IRL!
Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe
Favorite Moment: Lynch’s great lines throughout the routine. She Ravenclawed her way into the audience’s heart, and we’re Luna Lovegooding it!
Danelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev
Favorite Moment: Umstead’s trust and connection with Chigvintsev. She impressed the judges and us with her awareness despite being visually-impaired!
Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess
Favorite Moment: Bones’ excitement as he finished the routine. Team #BeautyandtheGeek is FIRE!
Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke
Favorite Moment: The chemistry between Di Pace and Burke during the routine. It was a spicy salsa! We need some water!
Nikki Glaser & Gleb Savchenko
Favorite Moment: Glaser’s sassy struts down the steps. She might be a comedian, but she’s definitely taking this seriously.
Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten
Favorite Moment: Ren’s swivels during her performance. She certainly knows her angles and how to “put on a show” thanks to being a model, and it will come in handy!
John Schneider & Emma Slater
Favorite Moment: Schneider’s The Dukes of Hazzard classic slide across the hood of the car. BONUS: Schneider and Slater’s outfits were just the right amount of Dukes and not at all a Hazzard in our book!
Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong
Favorite Moment: Tinashe’s presence on stage throughout the entire routine. She’s a performer and it translates seamlessly to the dance floor. The other couples should watch out for this pair! (Did we mention Armstrong is a first-time pro!? WOW!)
Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy
Favorite Moment: McKeon and Chmerkovskiy’s clean movements and strong finish. They also looked like a million bucks! We love this pair, and that’s a FACT!
Joe Amabile & Jenna Johnson
Favorite Moment: Amabile living up to his nickname, “Grocery Store Joe,” by starting the routine off in a grocery store setting! Lowest score of the night, but we can tell, he’s going to be a household favorite!
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold
Favorite Moment: Ware’s jump over Arnold in the routine, showing that a linebacker’s agility can translate to the dance floor no problem!
It’s safe to say the stars did not come to play this season! Each and every contestant gave it their all, and their first DWTS performance is in the books. Make sure to cast your votes and tune back in to ABC tomorrow night at 8/7c for part two of the Season 27 Premiere!
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Katie Murray is an undergraduate student at Appalachian State University majoring in Communication Studies with a focus in Media and minoring in Dance. Outside of dance team practice and class, she enjoys drawing, listening to Beyoncé and walking her dog.