Transcript for 'DWTS' Season Premiere: Who Ruled the Ballroom?
We're going to show you sizzling performances in the ballroom. All the contestants so eager to make the first impressions great. Look at who tangoed to the top of the leaderboard. And find out who didn't. The stars were out in full force. ♪ sizzling on the dance floor. Actress leah remini, kicking off the night with a fancy fox trot. Earning her a respectable score of 24 out of 30. ♪ Reporter: Pretty little liar star, brant daugherty cha-chaed his way into the judges' heart. While corbin bleu pumped up the n with a contemporary number. Amber riley was the top scorer of the night with 27 points. But bill nye the science guy brought up the rear with just 14. It was like being waxed. It was painful while it happened and lovely when it was over. Reporter: It was a bubbly fox trot for tv personality jack osbourne, bringing his parents, sharon and ozzy, to tears. Actors elizabeth berkley lauren and christina milian brought drama with contemporary routines. Nfl star's keyshawn johnson's cha-cha got mixed reviews from the judges. While a pint-sized snooki's dance was praised by all. ♪ it was fan favorite, valerie harper, who won over the audience and the judges, with an inspiring fox trot. How can you criticize a national treasure? You really are. You are an inspiration to the nation. You're radiant, stylish. You move very, very well. I'm so happy you're here. The judges were trying hard. Melissa rycroft, where she won the all-star season. AMBER RILEY, THREE 9s ON THE First night. I don't think I saw one 9 until week four. I think their dance was phenomenal. I don't know, though, that it was a three 9 performance on week one. Where do you have to go from there? Exactly. USUALLY, WE SEE 7s. Maybe an 8 or two. It gives them room to grow. And I personally thought corbin and karina were at the top. You couldn't tell who the star was and the dancer was. In some of them, yeah. This season reminded me of all-stars. I was sitting there, going I'm glad, I'm not going to this class. He can turn it on. And this is amazing. That was my favorite. So many entertaining dances. There were so many people in the audience. We saw jack's parents were there. The "glee" kids were there. And jennifer lopez. J. Lo was there. I mean, they made it, yeah. I personally would have been terrified to see jennifer lopez in the audience. And I'm sure, they mentioned they were not so sure, bill nye and bill engvall are guys they were seeing there. He's out there with his test tubes. I know you're partial, obviously, to tony. But who do you think is going to go the distance? I do like tony and leah together. Amber has killer moves in her. Car bin is going to be a force to be reckoned with. I like the people that come in middle, bottom of the pack. How about jack and cheryl? Surprising. I thought they looked great together. Jack, you didn't know he could move like that. He reminds me of andy dick last year, where you find yourself rooting for him. And you want him to stick around. I like bill nye. Do you think we'll see bill be bill? After bill nye danced, did you hear the crowd chanting? It was neat. They don't want him to go home. They won't. And brant was surprising. I didn't know too much about him. I would have called him first one to go. I don't think he is anymore. Not so much. We enjoyed having you here
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