It's encores but no results!
There was quite a bit to like in Monday's performance premier...more than we expected, in fact. Several celebrities pleasantly surprised us. Here's what really stood out.
We have links to several routines for honorable mention, which is basically everything that didn't make the list below, like the Cha Cha Cha from Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd, the Contemporary from Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, the Contemporary from Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Val Chmerkovskiy, the Cha Cha Cha from Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein, the Cha Cha Cha from Keyshawn Johnson and Sharna Burgess, the Contemporary from Christina Milan and Mark Ballas, the Foxtrot from Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, and the Cha Cha Cha from Nicole Polizzi and Sasha Farber.
We really liked the Foxtrot from Leah Remini and Tony Dovalani. Scroll forward to about 1:22 for the dance. Click here if the video doesn't play.
We were charmed by the Foxtrot from Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke. Click here if the video doesn't play.
We loved the Cha Cha Cha from Amber Riley and Derek Hough. Check with me any other time and this is dance of the night. Click here if the video doesn't play.
She wasn't the best. She wasn't the worst. She even has a bit of competition for most inspirational story of Season 17. But there's no way I can lay dance of the night honors on any other pair. Dance of the night goes to the Foxtrot Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus. Scroll forward to about 2:45 for the dance. Click here if the video doesn't play.
We should all of us have something in our lives that puts a smile of joy on our face like the one on Valerie Harper's during that Foxtrot.
It looks like it's going to be a terrific season.