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Dancing With The Stars ~ U.S. Season 22 Episode 1

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Season 22 of Dancing With The Stars open with the cast members dancing & the names of this season's cast members being displayed on the screen. Then we move to the ballroom & see the cast members in their with the live audience.

 

Tom Bergeron says it's a spectacular start to their season premier. He welcomes everyone to this season. Erin Andrews says American's favorite dance party is back. She welcomes the three judges, Carrie Ann, Bruno & Len to the ballroom. Tom says, the new cast has a popular pro dancer back this year, & they are excited to see her back.

 

We see highlights & practice sessions for Kim Fields & Sasha Farber. They are dancing the Cha Cha to Sax by Fleur East. Tom says, it was a great way to kick of Season 22. He welcomes the band to the ballroom.

 

Tom says, it's great to have Len back with them in the ballroom. Len says, he liked it, but not all of it. He tell Kim she needs to get a bit more pressure through her feet. He tells her that she has to work her hips a little more, but it was a great way to start. Bruno tells her she is sexy, & she can blows his socks off anytime. Tom says, and we're off. Bruno says, she starts with a lot of energy, & she has to work on the foot placement to get the correct hip action. He tells her not to tense up, & says that he loved it. Carrie Ann says, she loved it. She tells Kim not to rush. They go to the sky box for their scores. Tom runs down the phoneboard of phone numbers for each of the couples. 

 

Erin takes us on a sneak peek backstage where the next couple is getting ready to dance. She says, they are live, & we go to commercial break.

 

Erin comes back to the ballroom in the sky box with Kim & Sasha. Erin says, there was a lot of pressure. She tells Kim she was fierceness in a tiny package. Kim says, she is really happy that she has the audience, & everyone at home supporting her to help her. Kim says, she's been Sashafied, & her body is going two different directions. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 7, Len - 6, Bruno - 7, for a total of 20 tonight. Kim is very excited. Tom says, "Wow, I'll have what she's having." 

 

We see highlights for Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas. They are dancing the Foxtrot to Ain't Got Far To Go by Jess Glynne. Tom tells them they did a good job, & it was a great start. Paige says she feels so good, & she's on the verge of crying. 

 

Bruno says, bless you Paige. He tells her she was turning & twirling like a kite in the wind. He says, she lacks a little bit of control & timing. He tells her she has great great potential. Carrie Ann tells her she has great potential. She says, she disagrees with Bruno some because she does have great control. Len says, he liked it, & he didn't expect her to have the greatest posture. He tells her she did a terrific job. They go to the Red Room for their scores. 

 

Erin asks Paige why she was almost about to cry, when she dominates people in a cage? Paige says, she cries after every fight, & she is so emotional in this. She says, she wants to make an impression. She says, she wants to be an inspiration & do a good job. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 7, Len - 7, Bruno - 7, for a total of 21. Erin says, that not bad for the first dance. She says, wait until she gets Mark to cry, that will be a lot of fun. Tom says, there will be more to come after the break, live. 

 

We come back to the ballroom with professional dancers on the floor. When they are finished dancing, Tom says, it's the Season 22 dance crew. We see highlights for Doug Flutie & Karina Smirnoff. They are dancing the Foxtrot to Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. The audience loves them, & chants for them when they are finished dancing. Tom says, the important chants have to come from them, meaning the judges. 

 

Carrie Ann says, the important thing is that they did it. She says, she loves his sense of commitment & he didn't give up. She says, he had a few stumbles, & he didn't give up. She says, it's week one, & tells him not to give up. Len says, it was a song by Neil Diamond, & it had sparkle & bling. He tells him to come back strong next week with his Paso Doble. Bruno tells him to work on everything with his partner, & can only get better. They go to the sky box for their scores. 

 

Erin says, she used to work College Football many moons ago with Doug, & she asked him when he was going to be on DWTS, & he's finally made it. They show a clip of him dancing. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 5, Len -5, & Bruno - 5, for a total of 15. Erin says, they need to get Boston behind them to vote. Doug said they need Boston, San Diego & everyone else to vote for them. Erin says, and Canada also. 

 

We see highlights & practice sessions for Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe. Tom says, we will see their Tango when we come back, live. 

 

We come back to the ballroom for a split second with Jodie & Keo go to the ballroom, & then it goes back to commercial. When we come back from commercial this time Tom introduces Jodie & Keo to dance their Tango. They are dancing to Confident by Demi Lovato. The audience is clapping along with them dancing. The audience erupts in applause & cheers for them. 

Len says, it had spirit, attack & attitude. He says, it got weird a little & she was doing something with her head. He says, she gave it a try, & it was good. Bruno says, it had a bit of a bite & an attitude. He says, what she put into it was great. She tells her to be careful with her sharp moves, because it was a little bit shaky. He says, it was a very very strong performance. Carrie Ann says, it was very impressive. She says, there was a lot of attention to detail. She says, something was going on with her jaw, & she just needs to work on that. They go to the sky box for their scores. Tom says, this season is full of special night. He says, next week in Latin Night. 

 

Erin tells Jodie it was impressive. Jodie says, she went out to have fun, & she enjoyed every moment of it. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 7, Len - 6, Bruno - 7, for a total of 20. Erin asks Keo if he's ever seen numbers like this on week 1? Keo says, No, & he's loving it. 

 

We see highlights & practice sessions for Geraldo Rivera & Edyta Sliwinska. Edyta tells us in the video piece that she left DWTS to have a baby, & now she's back. They are dancing the Cha Cha to Treasure by Bruno Mars. The audience applauds them when they are finished. 

 

Tom says, Edyta got glitter everywhere. Bruno tells Geraldo not to give away to much. He says to let them wait for it. He tells him, maybe he's going to dance next week. Carrie Ann tells Edyta is so wonderful to have her back. The audience applauds. Carrie Ann talks about a move Edyta did during the dance, & he got distracted. Len says, dancing is a work in progress. He tells him he's working on it, & not to dance on his heels. He says, it was good fun. Tom says, they will get their scores when they return, live. 

 

Erin welcomes us back to the Season Premier of DWTS. They are in the sky box. They talk about Geraldo opening the vault & Edyta coming out for their dance. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 5, Len - 4, Bruno - 4, for a total of 13. Erin says, they need to look into these scores, & she joking asks Len if he's qualified. Geraldo says, that he needs all his friends out their to have pity on the old guy & vote. 

 

We see highlights & practice sessions for Marla Maples & Tony Dovaloni. They are dancing the Quickstep to Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe. Carrie Ann says, that was fun. She tells her she's elegant & divine. She says, she has grace, & she can't wait to see her next week. Len says, it was full on vin, vigor & vitality. He says, it was terrific, & she did good. Bruno says, he's loving the uptown bombshell. He says, he thinks she found her calling, & to forget about the Donald. Tom says, she already did. They go to the sky box to get their scores. 

 

Erin says, Tony hasn't looked better than having her by his side. Erin wants her secret of asking how she looks so good for her age. She says, Tony helps her, & happiness is what makes her young. She tells Erin she's a beautiful woman. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 7, Len - 7, Bruno - 7, for a total of 21. Tony says, "Finally!" Erin asks what he's talking about? Tony says, he hasn't seen 7's in week 1 in a very long time. Erin wants his secret. He says, he's very happy to have Marla as his partner. Tom says, we will see more to come after the break, live. 

Tom welcomes us back to the Season Premier of DWTS. We see highlights & practice sessions for Wanya Morris & Lindsay Arnold. They are dancing the Cha Cha to Motownphilly by Boyz II Men. The audience cheers for them while they dance, & they erupt for them when they are finished. 

 

Tom says, good job, good job. The audience keeps cheering for them. Tom says, you could feel that in the room, couldn't you Len? Len says, you certainly could. He says, there was more packed into that then the Bruno's make-up bag. Bruno says, that was bitter & uncalled for. Len says, Bruno took his butt cushion from the chair. Bruno gives it back to him. Len says, he liked the start, & the rest wasn't really his cup of tea. He says, if his dancing each week is to that standard, he can make it to the end of the road. Bruno says, he's making a big hit all over again. He says, he loves his timing, & he loves to see that, especially on week 1. He says, there was swagger, & it was delicious. Carrie Ann gives dramatics acting out part of the dance. She says, he's a total twinkle toe in the making. They go to the Red Room for their scores. Tom tells everyone to vote until 1 hour after the show, & to vote on ABC.COM.

 

Erin tells Wanya to give over there, & she calls him twinkle toes. He calls Linday his Z-Pack because she makes him feel better. Erin has them reenact a dance move from the dance. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 8, Len - 7, Bruno - 8, for a total of 23. Erin says, it's the highest score of the night so far. Wanya thanks everyone. Erin says, they want him to stick around, so they need people to vote. Tom says, there will be more to come after the break, live. 

 

We come back to the ballroom seeing another behind the scenes moment. Tom welcomes us back from more commercials. We see highlights for Ginger Zee & Val Chmerkovskiy. They are dancing the Jive to Move by Dreamgirls Cast. The audience erupts for them when they are finished dancing. Tom calls them down to him. He says, WOW! He says, Let's see Al Roker do that. Bruno says, the wonderful cast is looking very good. He says, she kept it sharp & precise. He tells her to make sure she stretches through the back of her knee. Carrie Ann asks if she's familiar to Bindi Irwin? She says, yes. Carrie Ann tells her that watching her was a lot like Bindi on her week 1. Len says, the clouds parted, & a ray of sunshine came through. He says, she should be a little more straight through her legs. He tells her she's great dancer, & it was well done. They go to the sky box for their scores. Tom talks to Ginger's co-workers from GMA. They are getting on a plane right after the show to get back to New York for the morning. She has to fly back also for work. 

 

Ginger says, she has a lot of help & support. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 8, Len - 7, Bruno - 8, for a total of 23. They are tied for the highest score of the night. Ginger starts to tear up. She is excited for their score because she wants to make her son proud. Tom says, there is more to come, live.

 

We come back to the ballroom with professional dancers dancing in the ballroom. We see highlights & practice sessions for Mischa Barton & Artem Chigvintsev. They are dancing the Tango to The Night by The Weeknd. The audience cheers for them while they are dancing, & they go crazy for them when they are finished. Tom says, that the biggest smile he's seen all day for her. Mischa says, she is so relieved. 

 

Tom asks Carrie Ann if she should be relieved? Carrie Ann says, yes. She says, she knows it's so hard to get out there when you're not a natural dancer. She tells her she has incredible respect for her. She tells her she has a strong spirit, & she hit every movement even through it wasn't comfortable for her. She wants her to stay on this journey. Len says, it's not in his nature to be nasty, but it was to much walking around. He says, she was missing the attack, fire & flair. Tom says, an hour & 20 minutes ago he actually said he missed Len. Bruno tells her she needs to reach to the gallery, & she can't contain anything. He tells her to extend her moves, & work on her core. He tells her to work on it for next week. They go to the Red Room for their scores. 

 

Erin tells Mischa she is fan girling out, because she is so glad she's there. Mischa says, Artem is a tough teacher, & she gets that they want more, so she will try harder next week. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 5, Len - 5, Bruno - 6, for a total of 16. Erin says, one of the 12 couples will be eliminated next week. She tells everyone they need to get their votes in. Tom says, they are coming in to the home stretch. There will be more to come next, live. 

 

Tom welcomes back to the ballroom, while Bruno & Len are going back to their seats at the judges table. We see highlights & practice sessions for Nyle Dimarco & Peta Murgatroyd. Nyle is a model who is deaf. They are dancing the Cha Cha to Cake By The Ocean by DNCE. The audience cheers for them while they dance, & they erupt for them when they are finished. 

Tom asks about Marlene Matlin because she could hear some things. Nyle says he can't hear anything. He follows Peta with his eyes. Len says, he didn't know what he expected, but he didn't expect that. He says, it just got better & better, very well done. Bruno says, shut up, are you for real? Bruno touches him to make sure he's real. He tells Nyle he can be America's next top dancer. the audience cheers. Carrie Ann says, she has so many mixed emotions. She says, he's in the pocket of the rhythm. She says, they are an incredible team & are great. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 8, Len - 7, Bruno - 8, for a total of 23. They are in a 3-way tie for first place. Tom says, tonight's competition is not over yet, there is more dancing on the way. 

We go behind the scenes with Erin. She says the two biggest match-ups of the night are coming up when they come back, live. 

 

Tom welcomes us back to the Season Premier of DWTS. We see highlights & practices sessions for Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess. Antonio is a Wide Receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are dancing the Quickstep to Bad Man by Pitbull. The audience cheers along with them while they dance, & they erupt for them when they are finished. 

 

Tom says, that was fun to watch. Bruno says, Antonio has a mega watts personality. He says, he reminds him of Emmitt Smith. He says, the amount of talent he has is out of this world. Carrie Ann says, BOOMING!!! She tells him he's a beast, & he knows what expression to put with what move. She says, he rocked it. She says, she's loving this season, he's fantastic. Bruno says, Carrie Ann needs some medication because she's got it all wrong. Carrie Ann didn't hear what he said. Len says, it's a tough thing to do for a male dancer. He says, he did well, & had the right amount of speed. He says, he got a little out of control, & that got back with it. They go to the sky box for their scores. 

 

Erin gives Antonio a towel. She says, the smile is everything, & he gets a 20 for that. He says, the business is BOOMING after that dance. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 8, Len - 6, Bruno - 7, for a total of 21. Erin says, Len is like one of the coaches you can just never make happy. Tom says, they will see if they saved their most valuable dancer for last. It's the Denver Broncos Von Miller with the newly married Witney Carson. They will be up after the break, live. 

 

We come back to the ballroom with Tom & Erin. We see the highlights & practice sessions for Von & Witney. They are dancing the Foxtrot to My House by Flo Rida. The audience cheers along with them while they are dancing, & they erupt for them when they are finished. Tom says, Witney is his Barbie drill sergeant. 

 

Carrie Ann says, there are all kinds of good happening tonight. She says, there is such different styles, & they have all gone past her expectations. She says, he's soft & silky. She tells them to be careful because of the height difference. Len says, he went for it in the proper way, very well done. Bruno says, it was very hot, & he has the moves. He tells him not to stick his bum out & go for it next week. Tom asks if it was better going last? He says, he likes going our late. Judges scores: Carrie Ann - 8, Len - 6, Bruno - 7, for a total of 21. Tom has them join the other dancers & goes over the phone numbers to vote tonight. 

 

Erin & Tom both say they love live TV. There is a 3-way tie at the top of the Leaderboard with Wanya & Lindsay, Ginger & Val and Nyle & Peta. At the bottom of the Leaderboard is Geraldo & Edyta. Erin says, no matter where the couples stand, they all need viewer votes. Tom says, this has been a great night, & there is an All Access after party at ABC.COM. He says, an all new Castle is next. Erin says, goodnight.

 

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