We are off and Dancing on ABC.
Season 18 of this competition introduced viewers to many new contestants, of course, along with new host Erin Andrews.
It was a night of Foxtrot-ing, Cha Cha Cha-ing and Contemporary... ing, as Olympic ice dancer Charlie White and Sharna Burgess scored the highest with a routine that involved lifts, spins and the exceeded of already-high expectations.
Elsewhere, Danica McKella can clearly do more than just pine after Kevin Arnold, Amy Purdy earned a “Gold medal” from Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba broke into tears at one point.
Who put on the top performance? Decide for yourself now:
Here is a breakdown of the Week 1 scores:
- Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: 27
- Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: 25
- Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 24
- Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24
- Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: 24
- Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: 22
- NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani: 21
- James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: 21
- Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: 21
- Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff: 20
- Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov: 18
- Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: 15