Recap: Dancing with the Stars – Season 25, Week One

Premiere Night

Fall is here and that means so is Dancing With The Stars! Kicking off its 25th season, DWTS has 13 new celebrities fighting for the Mirrorball and millions of people salsa dancing in their living rooms.

This year’s celebrities come from many different professions and decades – from young breakout stars to older, more seasoned celebrities. Speaking of older women, Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank) and Debbie Gibson (Out of the Blue) are the two leading ladies in age, this season.

Sasha Pieterse (Pretty Little Liars), Frankie Muniz (Malcom in the Middle, Agent Cody Banks, Big Fat Liar), and Drew Scott (Property Brothers) are our televison celebrities this season.

The frequent Mirrorball snatchers A.K.A the athletes this year are Nikki Bella (WWE), Derek Fisher (NBA), and Terrell Owens (NFL). I’m definitely keeping my eyes on them.

The remaining 4 celebrities are ones you can’t really squish into a category because they are so unique to the show. Nick Lachey (90 Degrees) and Vanessa Lachey (TV Host) are only the second married couple to compete on DWTS. They’re definitely putting some heat on the phrase “a little friendly competition.”

Broadway star Jordan Fisher (Hamilton and Grease: Live) will definitely be a force to be reckoned with this year. Lindsey Stirling, a touring violinist and dancer known for her choreographed violin performances made famous from YouTube, is also competing. Finally, and probably most interestingly, Victoria Arlen will be competing, after having spent 4 years in a vegetative state caused by two rare conditions. After an unpredictable recovery, Arlen competed in the 2012 Paralympics, winning 1 gold medal and 3 silver.

This season’s diverse cast gave some pretty amazing performances on their first night. After a night of dancing, the leader-board gave us a sneak peek of the weeks to come. At the top of week one is Lindsey/Mark and Jordan/Lindsay both with an impressive score of 22 out of 30. Sadly, at the bottom is Barbara/Keo with 14 out of 30 and Terrell/Cheryl with a 15 out of 30.

Next week is one of America’s favorites…LATIN NIGHT. Let’s see if our stars will continue to light up the sky or if they will fall from the galaxy!


Written by SeVohn Hunter

SeVohn Hunter is a staff writer for POParazzi, studying Journalism at West Virginia University - Potomac State. When she's not writing, she is usually dancing or listening to the same song on repeat! She loves R&B/Soul, but listens to almost every genre of music. You can find her on social media as sevohnalexis.

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