'Dancing With the Stars' season 25 begins with a bang

Find out what happened on the big premiere.

How they'll be able to contain Tonioli all season remains to be seen.

"Shark Tank" star Barbara Corcoran, partnered with Keo Motsepe, did not impress the judges, and she got the low score of the night: 14.

"Hamilton" star Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold tangoed their way to a 22, which would tie them for the high score of the night. With his Broadway experience and gymnastics background, Fisher could be a real contender for the Mirror Ball Trophy.

WWE star Nikki Bella proved fierce in her preinterview, body-slamming Artem Chigvintsev, but was less confident going into her dance. Goodman said she had good body context but needed to stop looking down. She earned a score of 20 from the judges.

In her preinterview, ESPN personality and former Paralympic swimmer Victoria Arlen shared her tale of overcoming adversity.

"I was paralyzed for 11 years," she said. "When I was 10, I got sick and slipped into a vegetative state for four years and was pretty much written off as a lost cause. At 15, I started to slowly make my way back into the world. About a year and a half ago, I started walking after spending 10 years in a wheelchair. I can't feel my legs. If I fall, I apologize. I think this is a big statement to myself as well as the people that wrote me off. I'm here, I lived, and I'm ready to dance."

Arlen and her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, danced a cha-cha and earned a 19 from the judges.

The judges awarded her 22, tying for first place with Fisher.

Judges’ scores:

  • Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: 22 out of 30
  • Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: 22
  • Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy: 21
  • Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev: 20
  • Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: 19
  • Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: 19
  • Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd: 18
  • Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess: 18
  • Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko: 18
  • Debbie Gibson and Alan Bertsen: 17
  • Drew Scott and Emma Slater: 16
  • Terrell and Cheryl: 15
  • Barbara and Keo: 14
  • "Dancing With the Stars" returns next week, Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.