ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is kicking off a perfect 10 season! This season is the show’s 10th anniversary of dancing the night away.

First up, Mark Ballas and Willow Shields with a cha cha! Shields is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen on “The Hunger Games” series. She is also the youngest contestant to ever hit the ballroom floor, at 14 years old.

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They put on a flashy, colorful performance to “Your Lips Are Moving'” by Meghan Trainor. Len thinks it’s very refreshing and the judges agree. Bruno even says “the odds are in her favor.” Be prepared for a season filled with Hunger Games puns. They receive a total score of 25 out of 40. Next up are Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec, an investor from ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

They dance the cha cha, complete with backup dancers in the typical “Shark Tank” setting. Then they make it rain…with money. Julianne appreciates his energy and form. They get a 28 out of 40.

The next couple to hit the dance floor are Allison Holker and Riker Lynch, musician in R5. Lynch enters in typical musician fashion, complete with his bass, and they dance the jive to “What I Like About You.” Everyone clearly likes Lynch and Bruno does too. He gets so excited he jumps on top of the judging table.

They top off their performance with a 31 out of 40. Keo Motsepe and Charlotte McKinney, model and actress, hit the floor next. After a super awkward intro, they dance their jive to “Take Your Time (Do It Right).” After she gets off to a bumpy start, they get a 22 out of 40.

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Patti LaBelle, Grammy award winning musician, and Artem Chigvintsev dance a foxtrot to “Soul Sister” next. LaBelle dons a sparkly gold dress. Bruno says she is elegant like royalty.

They get a 25 out of 40. The Bachelor’s Chris Soules and partner Witney Carson, last season’s mirrorball trophy winner.

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They dance a fun jive to “Footloose,” complete with a pickup truck and cowboy boots. His mother, Chris Harrison and Whitney are also in the audience to support Prince Farming. Julianne says “his feet were a little loose.” But it was fun! They get a 26 out of 40 for their performance.

Michael Sam, the first openly gay person to be drafted into the NFL, and Peta Murgatroyd put on a shining cha cha to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.


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The judges appreciated the pizzazz but said that some of his footwork was sloppy. They get a 26 out of 40. Derek Hough and Nastia Liukin, Olympic gold medalist, dance a suave foxtrot in “black and white” next. It then burst into a world of color, complete with the classic sound of trumpets as the sounds of Frank Sinatra’s “New York” crooned.

They end with a 30 out of 40. Emma Slater and Redfoo, member of LMFAO, dance a cha cha next. It’s a neon ’50s diner theme complete with the LMFAO box heads.

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They get a score of 22 out of 40. Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway, a military veteran and double amputee, dance a cha cha to “I Lived” by OneRepublic.


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After an emotional performance, they receive a 26 out of 40. Tony Dovolani and Suzanne Somers, actress (Thigh Master, anyone?), perform a vibrant cha cha, complete with aerobics outfits. They take home 25 out of 40 points.

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The final couple to take the dance floor is Val Chmerkovskiy and Rumer Willis, actress and singer. They dance a foxtrot to “Take Me To Church” by Hozier, complete with a glittering pink dress. They praise her form and end the night on a high note with a 32 out of 40 score.

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Make your predictions: Who will take home the coveted mirrorball trophy in the end?