AceShowbiz - "Dancing with the Stars" season 25 has been officially kicked off. Thirteen pairs performed their first dances in front of judges %cCarrie Ann Inaba%, %cLen Goodman% and %cBruno Tonioli%, who surprisingly didn't mind to give very low scores for some awkward dancers.
%cTerrell Owens%, for example, got 15 points out of 30 for his Cha Cha with %cCheryl Burke%. The judges took issue with heel leads, which is a big no in Latin dances. "It was full of fun and full of energy but you got to watch your feet, they are a bit soft and a straightening of the legs," Len told the former NFL star.
Dancing a Foxtrot with %cAlan Bersten%, %cDebbie Gibson% was slightly better than Terrell. It's hard to judge how good she is though, since Alan did most of the work. Bruno loved their chemistry, but told her to watch her arms. Debbie earned 17 points.
%cSasha Pieterse% and %cGleb Savchenko% also danced a Cha Cha. Carrie Ann loved her fierceness, but noted that she got ahead of the music at the beginning. The judges gave the "Pretty Little Liars" star 18 points.
%cDrew Scott% and %cEmma Slater% danced a Foxtrot, but they were not better than Debbie and Alan. His dancing was fun but weird and silly. "You go to fix up your feet, work on getting a little bit more finesse," Len advised him. The "Property Brothers" star earned 16 points.
%cBarbara Corcoran% was even worse. Dancing a Salsa with %cKeo Motsepe%, she clearly can't dance as well as she makes money. "My darling, you have to make sure you maintain that bite, as it's not only in your face but in your feet and in your body so you really must push those hips and place those feet," Bruno commented. Len even gave her a 4, while Carrie Ann and Bruno gave the "Shark Tank" star 5 for a total of 14.
%cJordan Fisher% brought a beacon of hope to the ballroom as he showed "so much swagger" during his Tango with %cLindsay Arnold%. "This is week one and you shouldn't be dancing like that," Carrie Ann gushed about how good he was. The singer/actor earned 22 points.
%cNick Lachey% and %cPeta Murgatroyd% danced a Cha Cha, with his brother %cDrew Lachey% who won the competition in season 2 sitting in the audience. Nick has a lot of potential. Len liked the strong attack, but also pointed out a few issues. The singer earned 18 points.
Up next was Nick's wife Vanessa Lachey (formerly known as %cVanessa Minnillo%) who is partnered with Peta's husband %cMaksim Chmerkovskiy%. They also danced a Cha Cha, but she was better than Nick. Bruno said it was a proper Cha Cha with a lot of solid technique. She earned 21 points.
%cFrankie Muniz% and %cWitney Carson% followed it up with their Foxtrot, which earned 19 points. Carrie Ann said it was "endearing," "honest and vulnerable," but couldn't help notice his stiff legs.
%cNikki Bella% and %cArtem Chigvintsev% danced a Tango. Len liked the body contact, but told her to stop looking down because "it looks like lack of confidence and uncomfortable." The WWE star earned 20 points.
%cDerek Fisher% and %cSharna Burgess% danced a Salsa. He wanted to show that basketball players can be good at dancing too, but he clearly still has a lot to learn. "Salsa requires a much snaky hip, you were doing a forward and backward and lack the round side," Bruno said, but praised the way he was commanding the stage. Derek earned 18 points.
%cVictoria Arlen% and %cValentin Chmerkovskiy% were another pair who danced a Cha Cha. Victoria was paralyzed for 10 years and she just started to walk again one year ago, so being in the ballroom was a very impressive thing for her. Carrie Ann loved her spirit, but knew that her "body is still catching up in ways." The former Paralympic athlete earned 19 points.
%cLindsey Stirling% and %cMark Ballas% wrapped up the night with another Cha Cha. It was a creative and fun choreography that showed her goofiness. "It was crisp and clean, nice leg action and that for me was the dance of the night," Len gushed. The violinist earned 22 points. She ties Jordan at the top of the leaderboard in the first week.