Kate Gosselin's partner, Tony Dovolani, walked out of a rehearsal, saying, "I quit," and "I've never been questioned as a teacher before" in a clip that aired Monday night. He returned to practice and the two performed a second-week jive to "I'm Still Standing," but Gosselin didn't show much improvement from her debut. Tonioli called the dance "a nightmare."
Goodman told her that "nerves are breaking you at the moment. What's the worst thing that could happen? Come out and go for it. Go out fighting."
Another subpar performance came from astronaut Buzz Aldrin, whose two-dance total of 26 out of 60 points put him at the bottom of the pack.
Still, his foxtrot to "Fly Me to the Moon" earned a standing ovation from the crowd, and he'll be back next week. Goodman said, "I'm not going to try to criticize, I think you inspire people."
"The Bachelor" Jake Pavelka was praised for his "great energy" by Tonioli, and Inaba said he was "a joy to watch."
Even Goodman said the pilot showed "a lot of potential."
Forty million people watched the first night of "Dancing With the Stars," making it the most-watched premiere ever. The star-studded cast also included NFL star Chad Ochocinco, actor Aiden Turner and host and comedienne Niecy Nash.
Doherty and Ballas said it's difficult to pick a winner.
"I'm pretty impressed with everyone," Doherty said. "I love Chad. Not only is he an absolute teddy bear but I think he's got so much heart and he's trying really hard. I'm definitely rooting for Chad."
Ballas said, "Nicole's looking really, really strong. It's a great cast this season."
Watch "Dancing With the Stars" Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.