The first day of season 31 was always filled with surprises, as stars and notable people of interest hit the dance floor and show off their moves. However, not all dancers were ballroom-ready. Two of the nights biggest surprises were reality star Teresa Giudice and country music icon Jessie James Decker.
Nerves and ballroom jitters are to be expected on the first night and throughout the competition, especially because none of the celebrities is ballroom dancers, but Giudice and Deckers slammed fans as they sat on their heads.
Giudices performed on a table in honor of her early days as the OG of. She was dangling turkey on the table, but she didn''t play it until after a misstep, so she seemed to pause before getting her head back into dance. By then it was too late. When the judges picked her up, she seemed to be in tears.
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Jessie James Decker''s song selection is important to understand ballroom dancing, but when you pick the wrong song it can make things even easier if the choreography and the music fail. Deckers cha cha to "Sweet Home Alabama" with her partner Alan Bersten was good, but at times it seemed too rushed and a bit heid as she made her way through the complex steps. Also, hopefully next weeks Elvis Night will bring a song that fits her perfectly.
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Both pairs ended the night with scores of 20/40, but Teresa and Pasha found themselves in the bottom two and were ultimately saved by the judges, sending s Jason Lewis and his partner Peta Murgatroyd home.
The night was no surprise, though. TikTok star Charli DAmelio (who, in fairness, is a dancer) gave the best performance of the night with partner Mark Ballas, while Selma Blair didn''t let her MS get in the way of an inspired Viennese Waltz, which left the ballroom in awe.
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