DWTS Season 30 premiere brings the heat!
After weeks of anticipation, Dancing With the Stars came back with an exciting Season 30. We finally got to find out who the celebrities were paired with and a lot of the people I suspected to be partners were correct. We’re going to go through and see who each celebrity is dancing with and how they did for their first time dancing. Join us as we go through the DWTS Season 30 premiere.
There was an audience this time after the pandemic kept them out last season. However, they were family members of all of the celebrity pros.
The DWTS Season 30 celebrities start off strong
Melanie C is partnered with Gleb Savchenko to the Cha Cha in her first performance. Their dance came alongside her hit song “Wannabe” with the Spice Girls. For her first time on the dance floor, she did a great job, although the music pacing seemed to be a little off. However, she looked completely thrilled to be on the dance floor and as a Spice Girls fan, it was a pleasure to watch! Her first scores were 3 7’s and a ^, leading to a total of 27 points out of 40.
Next up was The Miz and his partner is Witney Carson. He also danced the Cha Cha and he did a great job as well! It’s clear he gets along well with Witney and they had fun in their first round. He completely impressed the judges and it was clear Witney loved being back to work. His score came out to 24 points out of 40.
Basketball player Iman Shumpert was up next and he is paired up with Daniela Karagach. His dance of the night was the Jive. Their Jive was so much fun to watch and you can tell they were just enjoying themselves. There were some constructive comments about the technique of the dance itself. But for his first dance, he did his best. Iman definitely has more chances for improvement. His score came out to 21 points out of 40.
The performances continue
Olivia Jade was next and she is paired up with Val Chmerkovskiy. Her first dance was Salsa and she did pretty well. Chmerkovskiy is one of the best pros on DWTS so it is likely they will go far. Her score came out to 25 out of 40 points.
Country music star Jimmie Allen was the next star to dance and his partner is Emma Slater. Their first dance was the Tango. For their dance, it was met with praise and he did do a great job. Even though there were some things to work on, Jimmie really brought his A-game for the first week and we’re sure he will have fun with future dances he does. His score came out to 22 out of 40 points.
We have no idea who to vote for
Actress Melora Hardin danced next and she is partnered up with Season 29 winner Artem Chigvintsev. They danced to the Tango and it was such a powerful, fun performance to watch. It was obvious they have a great partnership already and their scores reflected that with 26 out of 40.
Olympic gold medalist Suni Lee was next to dance and she is partnered with Sasha Farber. They danced the Jive and it was an amazing performance to watch! She got some good praise and helpful suggestions to get her to open up and shine like the star she is. Her scores came out to 28 out of 40.
Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby was next and he is partnered with Cheryl Burke. Their first dance was the Tango and it’s clear to see they are having fun with their partnership. He has boundless energy which is perfect for Cheryl. Their score was 24 out of 40 points.
A cast full of some talented dancers
The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots was next and her partner is Alan Bernstein. They also danced the Tango and it’s clear they have a strong connection. Their dance got them a 28 out of 40, tying with Suni Lee and Sasha Farber.
Next up was Cobra Kai actor Martin Kove. He is partnered with Britt Stewart. Their first dance was the Paso Doble. Even though Kove had more critiques than praise, he really did his best and enjoyed himself out there on the dance floor. Their score was 13 out of 40 points.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore danced next and her partner is Brandon Armstrong. Their dance was the Fox Trot and they also had the judges and audience captivated. They seem to work so well together and are having a great time. Their score was 26 out of 40 points.
Bling Empire star Christine Chiu danced next and her partner is Pasha Pashkov. Their Tango was amazing and Christine absolutely put her entire heart and soul into the dance. For their score, they got a 25 out of 40.
Making history with the first same-sex couple dancing together
The Bachelor star Matt James was up next and he is partnered with Lindsay Arnold. Their first dance was the Cha Cha and he absolutely had fun with this performance. They clearly work well together and we’re looking forward to seeing how far they go! Their scores added up to 24 out of 40.
90210 actor Brian Austin Green danced next and his partner is his own girlfriend, Sharna Burgess. It’s clear they have such a fun relationship off the dance floor and it helped their chemistry during their Foxtrot. Their score was 24 out of 40.
The final dance of the night was JoJo Siwa, who made history by dancing with a female pro, Jenna Johnson. Their dance was the Quickstep and it was clear they had so much fun and worked so well together. They got the highest score of the night with 29 out of 40.
Our thoughts on the DWTS Season 30 premiere
This was such an exciting premiere and honestly, I can see many of the celebrities going forward. Next week, it will be nerve-wracking knowing the first elimination will happen. But for now, we can enjoy the moments of getting to know the stars of DWTS Season 30.
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Watch DWTS Monday nights on ABC.