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Episode one: All the action from the premiere!

The new season of Dancing with the Stars kicked off with a performance from The Dancers! The first episode also featured a performance by Incognito.

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Board sailer Barbara Kendall and partner Jonny Williams were first off the blocks.

Barbara Kendall and Jonny Williams - waltz - See The Day by Girls Aloud
Brendan said: Barbara you have definite potential. Dance and sell an emotion. Sell me the story the music is telling you.
Alison said: Great smile! You're two people but we want you to look like one.
Craig said: It looked more like a tango. Your shows were raised like a black widow about to attack.
Paul said: Work on your shoulders and your arms. It came from your hands rather than your soul.
Score: 5 / 6 / 3 / 5   total  =   19

Chris Hobbs and Kristie Boyd  - cha cha - Conchita by Lou Bega
Brendan said:
I can't believe this but I agree with everything Craig said.
Alison said: You had all the cheeky, you were just missing the cha cha.
Craig said: That was cha-cha-cheerless. Very pigeon toed.
Paul said: Christie you are hot! Chris was not.
Score:  2 / 3 / 2 / 2  total = 9

Geraldine Brophy and Stefano Olivieri - waltz - The Rainbow Connection by Sarah McLachlan
Brendan said:
  You have something rare to this competition: musicality and grace.
Alison said: I couldn't take my eyes off you: it was an absolute delight.
Craig said:  It was like the dancing elephants in Fantasia: absolutely gorgeous.
Paul said: Thank you for a lovely performance.
Score: 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 total = 27

Lizzy Igasan and Cody Stephens - cha cha - Let's Grove Tonight by Earth, Wind & Fire
Brendan said: You have to start understanding body movement.
Alison said: You're probably not used to running around on heels...
Craig said: You need to work on your feet. It's a bit robotic.
Paul said: I felt you were holding back. Give it to us!
Score: 4 / 6 / 5 / 5    total = 20

Tamati Coffey and Samantha Hitchcock - waltz - I Did It My Way by Tony Evans
Brendan said:
Quite something for a first night! Everything about it spelled excitement.
Alison said: You are a dancer! You've set a very high standard for yourself.
Craig said: Your dimples did all the work in that dance.
Paul said: Jeez, you're a dancer! I reckon you'll be around for eight weeks.
Score: 7 / 7 / 4 / 7   total = 25

Rebecca Hobbs and Aaron Gilmore - cha cha - No More Tears by Streisand and Summer

Brendan said: I was laughing with you at some stage.
Alison said: You have to listen to Aaron!
Craig said: Thankfully you're nothing like your brother! You brought it to the floor.
Paul said: You go girl. You can move, you can dance, you're hot!
Score: 7 / 7 / 8 / 7  total = 29

Josh Kronfeld and Rachel Burstein - waltz - Love theme - Romeo and Juliet by Henry Mancini

Brendan said: I think your sensitivity was your downfall. You need to release that power.
Alison said: You're a big man, own the floor.
Craig said: I was expecting King Kong to come out. You're surprisingly fluid.
Paul said: You were a little bit rough. You had a lovely sensitivity.
Score: 4 / 5 / 5 / 6     total = 20

John Rowles and Krystal Stuart -
cha cha - Smooth by Santana

Brendan said: I loved the head roll! That was one of the best 61-year-old performances I've seen.
Alison said: How nice to be part of John Rowles unleashing his dancing beast!
Craig said: Some moments in that dance were terrifying. Particularly that head roll move.
Paul said: I loved it when you cut loose.
Score:  3 / 6 / 2 / 3  total = 14

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