Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev dance next, performing a tango to “So What” by Pink.
Len Goodman says she lost it on one of the underarm turns but commends her hold. He tells her, however, that she needs to stop looking down. Carrie Ann Inaba says Bella owned the dance floor. They score a 20 out of 30.
Watch Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev’s Strong Tango
Welcome to the shining silver season of “Dancing with the Stars”! On Monday night, ABC’s hit reality competition officially returns for its 25th season and the 13 couples are bringing the fierceness to the dance floor. The dances featured on tonight’s two-hour-long premiere episode include the salsa, foxtrot, tango and cha cha. Audiences will get their first look at the stars and will also catch a glimpse of a few familiar faces, including two returning, fan-favorite pros. Two couples will be sent home next week as part of a double elimination—one on Monday night and the other on Tuesday during a live results show.
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According to ABC, Bella “is a philanthropist, empowered woman, executive producer, YouTuber, motivational speaker and longest reigning Divas Champion.” She and her twin sister Brie are both professional wrestlers in the WWE. Bella is also an actress and model.
The star-studded lineup for the 25th season of “Dancing with the Stars” includes former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, Hamilton’s Jordan Fisher, “Shark Tank” investor Barbara Corcoran, “Pretty Little Liars” star Sasha Pieterse and “Property Brothers” co-host Drew Scott. Other stars include Victoria Arlen, Nikki Bella and Nick Lachey. Fan-favorite pros Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke also return to the dance floor this season, along with hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
The judging panel features Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine which couples will go home and which ones will advance to compete for the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
“Dancing with the Stars” airs every Monday night at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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