Dancing with the Stars Season Premiere: Gentlemen First

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The season premiere of Dancing with the Stars lacked proper etiquette. That is, the ladies did not go first.

While the women take to the stage this evening, as part of the show's three-night premiere extravaganza, the men kicked things off with Latin and ballroom auditions last night.

Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter

Who made the best first impression on judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli? Here's a rundown of combined scores from two performances...

  • Aaron Carter & Karina Smirnoff: 32
  • Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson: 30
  • Mark Dacascos & Lacey Schwimmer: 29
  • Louie Vito & Chelsie Hightower: 27
  • Chuck Liddell & Anna Trebunskaya : 22
  • Tom DeLay & Cheryl Burke: 20
  • Ashley Hamilton & Edyta Sliwinska: 19
  • Michael Irvin & Anna Demidova: 19

Who was your favorite performer of the night?

To the chagrin of many Democrats, Tom DeLay did not make a total fool of himself this week. Follow this article's jump to watch him and Cheryl Burke on stage.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente
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