Erika Jayne, Normani Kordei + More Heat Up ‘DWTS’ Season 24 Premiere
Season 24 of Dancing With the Stars kicked off with a bang Monday night (March 20), as celebrities like Normani Kordei, Charo, Erika Jayne, Mr. T, Glee alum Heather Morris and more brought their A-game—and bedazzled dancewear—to the ABC stage.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and pop star Jayne dazzled fans with a sexy cha cha brilliantly set to her latest single, "XXpen$ive," after coming out onstage riding a giant unicorn. (Iconic.) Joining pro Val Chmerkovskiy, Fifth Harmony singer Kordei performed a skillful quickstep to Erin Bowman's "Good Time Good Life," earning an impressive 27 out of 40.
Fresh off The Bachelor finale, Nick Viall danced a cha cha to "Let Me Love You" by DJ Snake and Justin Bieber, while A-Team star Mr. T, otherwise a delight, scored the lowest rating of the night with a lackluster 20 out of 40. But don't pity the fool—the judges praised his tenacity and spirit!
Meanwhile, legendary "cuchi-cuchi" Spanish-American performer Charo thrilled with a lighthearted, quick-paced salsa to Desi Arnaz's "Cuban Pete." Unfortunately, her technique didn't wow the panel, earning her team a 21 out of 40.
Olympian Simon Biles, former SNL comedian Chris Kattan and NFL player Rashad Jennings also performed.
Watch some of the standout performances, below:
Meet the DWTS Season 24 Contestants: