Dancing with the Stars Review: Week One

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The 10th season of Dancing with the Stars is underway, and somewhat surprisingly boasts one of its most star-studded casts yet (at least by the reality show's standards).

It's hard to believe the show has been on five years, but like ABC's The Bachelor, it's not only hanging on, but seemingly acquiring more buzz with each passing campaign.

All 11 couples looked nervous and had some week one jitters they had to get out of the way, but most accomplished that fairly well early on. Those we expected big things from generally came through, and those we expected 4s and 5s from put them up, too.

No one is going home this week, but the scores will carry over until the following night. We get to see all the contestants perform one Latin and one Ballroom performance before anyone gets eliminated. This week: either the Cha-Cha or the Viennese Waltz.

Nicole and Derek

Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough led the pack last night.

This was also the first episode for Brooke Burke as Tom Bergeron's co-host. Brooke did a decent job replacing Samantha Harris, but it's the dancing we're there to watch, of course.

See who shined and who was a DWTS letdown after the jump ...

Chad Ochocinco & Cheryl Burke - Cha Cha. Score: 18 (6,6,6).

Shannen Doherty & Mark Ballas - Viennese Waltz. Score: 18 (6,6,6).

Erin Andrews & Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Cha Cha. Score: 21 (7,7,7).

Jake Pavelka & Chelsie Hightower. Score: 20 (7,6,7).

Niecy Nash & Louis Van Amstel - Cha Cha. Score: 18 (7,5,6).

Evan Lysacek & Anna Trebunskaya - Viennese Waltz. Score: 23 (8,7,8).

Buzz Aldrin & Ashly Costa - Cha Cha. Score: 14 (5,4,5).

Nicole Scherzinger & Derek Hough - Viennese Waltz. Score: 25 (9,7,9).

Aiden Turner & Edyta Sliwinska - Cha Cha. Score: 15 (5,5,5).

Kate Gosselin & Tony Dovolani - Viennese Waltz. Score: 16 (6,5,5).

Pamela Anderson & Damien Whitewood - Cha Cha. Score: 21 (7,6,8).

Who do you think did the best job tonight? Who do you think will go home the first time there's an actual Dancing with the Stars results show? Discuss!

Week One Review

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