Dancing with the Stars Season 18 Week 1

Drew Carey / Cheryl Burke

Money, fox trot, lip synching
Secret crowd pleaser
Score: 21 (7-7-7)

Amy Purdy / Derek Hough

Cha cha cha to “Counting Stars”
Judges adore her
Score: 24 (8-8-8)

Diana Nyad / Henry Byalikov

Superfan fox trot
Might be better with Latin
Needs to find sea legs
Score: 18 (6-6-6)

Charlie White / Sharna Burgess

Lifts, careful execution
Totally not fair
Score: 27 (9-9-9)

This week’s twist: the contestants told the producers (allegedly) what dance they are looking forward to. Dreams come true next week — like it or not.

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