Dancing With The Stars: Best And Worst Performances, Plus Photo Highlights

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Dancing With The Stars season 25 has officially kicked off! Hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews led the premiere episode, filled with sparkly costumes, quick beats, sharp movements and, well, some not-so-sharp movements, and the tally is in. Here are the Dancing With The Stars best and worst performances of the night!

DWTS Fall 2017 | The Best Performances Of The Premiere

The first time in the ballroom this season saw a lot of midrange scores, but two couples pulled ahead of all the others and tied with a score of 22 out of 30 from judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, and if you read the DWTS predictions, the teams that received the highest scores from the judges should come as no surprise!

Both Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold and Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas scored 22/30.

Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold's Tango | Week 1

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Jordan and Lindsay danced a Tango to Shawn Mendes' hit, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back". The duo floated through the ballroom, maintaining their focus while also having fun. Although the Hamilton actor had some experience dancing before joining the show, Lindsay was mostly excited to be dancing with someone who is the same age as she is — 23.

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Jordan and Lindsay, looking accomplished, were all smiles while getting feedback from the judges!

Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas' Cha Cha | Week 1

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Lindsey and Mark closed out the premiere episode with a Cha Cha to Madcon's “Don’t Worry”. The two were very much in sync with one another, which should come as no surprise given Lindsey's excitement for being on the show and Mark's reputation in the ballroom. He's already won two Mirror Ball trophies and has made it to the finale seven other times.

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Lindsey's excitement is totally contagious!

Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy's Cha Cha | Week 1

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Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy's Cha Cha to Kesha's hit, "Woman," left them one point shy from tying for first place. The judges awarded this team a 21/30. They did, however, earn three points more than their spouses, Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd, who also danced a Cha Cha to “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams.

DWTS Fall 2017 | The Worst Performances Of The Premiere

While no team did an absolutely terrible job with their first dance, there were two teams that lagged behind. In the second from the bottom, Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke scored a 15/30, and in dead last: Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe with 14/30.

Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke's Cha Cha | Week 1

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Terrell and Cheryl were the first couple of the night to perform — dancing a Cha Cha to “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations — so we wouldn't be surprised if some of their missteps were attributed to nerves. Hey, if we were the first couple of the entire season to perform live in the ballroom, we'd be nervous too! At least they kept their heads held high and their smiles bright.

Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe's Salsa | Week 1

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Barbara and Keo received the lowest score of the night, a 14/30, for their Salsa to "Money Maker" by Ludacris featuring Pharrell. Although Barbara's moves weren't the smoothest we've seen, we're pretty sure she gets bonus points for her sass. Regardless of how far she makes it in the competition, we look forward to her 30-year marriage with Keo.

All Scores From The DWTS Premiere, From Best To Worst

  1. Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold — 22/30
  2. Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas — 22/30
  3. Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy — 21/30
  4. Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev — 20/30
  5. Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson — 19/30
  6. Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy — 19/30
  7. Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko — 18/30
  8. Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd — 18/30
  9. Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess — 18/30
  10. Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten — 17/30
  11. Drew Scott & Emma Slater — 16/30
  12. Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke — 15/30
  13. Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe — 14/30

Don't forget to vote for your favorite couples to keep them in the competition!

Dancing With The Stars airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


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