SAN DIEGO, September 16, 2014 – The Season 19 premiere of “Dancing With The Stars” revealed a season ripe for ballroom dance entertainment. Last night the 13 couples danced either a Cha Cha Cha, a Foxtrot, or a Jive.
But tonight someone is going home. Whoever stays from the bottom of the board, it will be due to fan voting.
Early predictions are that it will be Olympian Lolo Jones, dancing with new pro Keo Motsepe. That would be a shame as we would not get a chance to see what Keo brings to the show.
The other dancer in danger is 72 year old Betsey Johnson dancing with pro Tony Dovoloni. This couple is at the bottom of the leaderboard, but the spry septuagenarian has a strong fan base and is having fun – and that might be enough to save her.
Strongly out front is Alfonso Ribiero in first place with all nines for 36 points from the judges followed by the Duck Dynasty darling, Sadie Robertson dancing with Mark Ballas at 34 points.
What are your predictions now that we have seen their first dances? What ever they are, the field will surely change as the season progresses.
“Dancing With the Stars: The Results” airs Tuesday night, September 16, at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network. Join our Results Show Live Chat, 8:00pm, ET. here on CommDigiNews
For the first two weeks viewers can vote via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT the next day.
Week 1 Scores
Alfonso Ribiero and Witney Carson: Jive
Scores: 9-9-9-9 = 36 points
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas: Cha Cha Cha
Scores: 8-8-9-9 = 34 points
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough: Jive
Scores: 8-8-8-8 = 32 points
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev: Foxtrot
Scores: 8-8-8-8 = 32 points
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff: Foxtrot
Scores: 8-7-8-8 = 31 points
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker: Jive
Scores: 8-7-7-8 = 30 points
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy: Jive
Scores: 7-7-7-8 = 29 points
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess: Foxtrot
Scores: 7-7-8-7 = 29 points
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd: Cha Cha Cha
Scores: 7-6-7-7 = 27 points
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater: Cha Cha Cha
Scores: 7-6-6-6 = 25 points
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke: Cha Cha Cha
Scores: 6-6-6-7 = 25 points
Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe: Cha Cha Cha
Scores: 6-6-5-5 = 22 points
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovoloni: Cha Cha Cha
Scores: 5-5-5-5 = 20 points
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