Dancing with the Stars Season 24 Premiere: Top 5 Performances

12 contestants strut their stuff for the judges in a glittery ― naturally ― season opener.

by | March 21, 2017 | Comments


And we’re off to the dance floor! Dancing with the Stars’ season 24 debut — and the show’s 400th episode — aired Monday, as the 12 contestants had a free week to shine and show their stuff to the judges.

There’s some serious competition this time around, including former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei, Bachelor Nick Viall, bull rider Bonner Bolton, Real Housewife Erika Jayne, Saturday Night Live alum Chris Katta, Chicago Cubs hero David Ross, the fabulous Charo, and Mr. T. Enough said.

Still, there were three who really stood out, including former Glee star Heather Morris, also a professional dancer, who waltzed beautifully with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy; NFL player Rashad Jennings (pictured above), who really showed off some amazing moves with partner Emma Slater; and the top scorer of the evening, Olympic gymnastics champ Simone Biles, who tangoed like a pro with partner Sasha Farber.

Below are the top five performances.

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, dancing the quickstep

The Fifth Harmony singer had a great start. Judge Len Goodman argued with Julianne Hough, who loved how she set tone. Judge Bruno Tonioli simply stated, “‘Baby I’m Worth It’ and oh yeah, she gave it to me.”

Score: 27/40

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, dancing a Viennese waltz

Even though it’s been years since she competed on the ice, Kerrigan still had it. Tonioli: “Nothing frozen about that, that’s for sure. Like a cashmere shawl.” Goodman: “You are a pairing with great promise.”

Score: 28/40

Heather Morris and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, dancing a Viennese waltz

These two were simply magic. Hough made sure to mention that although Morris has been a professional dancer, she’s never ballroom danced, so yeah, OK, but still…

Score: 28/40

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater, dancing the cha-cha

The NFL player got his groove on big time. Hough called it the “best dance of the night!” The others then argued with Goodman, who started to nitpick, but he then said it was well done.

Score: 31/40

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber, dancing the tango

Wow. Well, looks like Morris and Jennings might have serious competition. Goodman called this one the dance of the night – and the judges totally agreed. Biles had amazing poise and incredible technique.

Score: 32/40

Tune in next week to see which dancing duo is booted off first.

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays on ABC

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