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Amber Riley danced a lively jive with her partner, reigning DWTS champ Derek Hough on last night's DANCING WITH THE STARS. Despite feeling apprehensive about dancing the high-energy dance with her body type, the Glee star glided gracefully across the dance floor with ease and overcame her fears.
"You set the bar last week and you continue to wow us," said Carrie Anne, while Len gushed, "You are one big bundle of joy to watch." "Talent and performance flow out of you like a raging torrent," shouted Bruno, who summed up the performance as "Irresistible!" For their efforts, the couple earned 24 points for a total of 51 out of 60 points for the two week total. Combined with viewer votes, the couple was safe and will move on to next week's round of competition.
For a full recap of last night's show, click here!
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with an all-new cast and fresh show format. The competition will shake things up this season by transitioning to a one night, two-hour format. The premiere episode will kick off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for America's vote for the first time. Beginning with the second episode on Monday, September 23, one couple will be eliminated at the end of the show by combining the judges' scores from the first two weeks with the public votes from the previous week.
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 Champion), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.