The three-night extravaganza that is the season nine premiere of Dancing with the Stars got underway last night.
Ignoring good manners, the men went before the women, as eight hopeful D-listers took to the stage and performed Latin and Ballroom routines.
To the dismay of Democrats, Tom DeLay didn't make a total fool of himself; although Cowboys fans that are distraught over the team's loss this week weren't comforted by Michael Irvin's moves. Here's a rundown of the opening evening's scores:
- Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff (below): 32
- Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson: 30
- Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer: 29
- Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower: 27
- Chuck Liddell & Anna Trebunskaya : 22
- Tom DeLay & Cheryl Burke: 20
- Ashley Hamilton & Edyta Sliwinska: 19
- Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova: 19
Who was your favorite pairing of the night?
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