It’s a whole new era of Dancing with the stars.
After 30 seasons on ABC, the celebrity dance competition moved to Disney+ for its 31st season premiere – and it didn’t disappoint.
Tyra Banks and new co-host Alphonse Ribeiro were joined by a panel of returning judges Len Goodman, Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli for the big premiere party, which challenged the group of 16 new contestants to dance to a song that “gets them showing up.”
First, the good news. TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio wiped the dance floor with the competition, earning 32 points for her Cha Cha at Megan you stallion“Savage” with his partner Marc Ballas.
In second place, wayne brady and partner witney carson earned 28 points for his impressive Cha Cha routine at Carl Cardboard“She’s a Bad Mama Jama (she’s built, she’s stacked).”
The most moving moment of the evening was reserved for Selma Blair and his partner Sasha Farberwho danced the Viennese waltz at “The Time of My Life” by David Cook. Selma, who is competing after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018, brought many to tears in the ballroom, including judge Carrie Ann and another contestant. Jordan Sparks.
Selma herself broke down in tears upon receiving her scores saying, “I’m so grateful, I’m so grateful.” She and Sasha ended up tied for third place drag race star shangela and his partner Gleb Savchenkoboth teams totaling 27 points.
At the time of the first elimination of the season, jerseyshore star Vinny Guadagnino and partner Koko Iwasaki had the lowest score from the judges with 16 points, but was saved by fan voting.