‘Dancing With the Stars’ Partners Revealed — Plus, Find Out All the Scores


    An entirely new season! New host Tyra Banks and judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough kicked off season 29 of Dancing With the Stars and although it included many new elements due to the coronavirus pandemic, one thing remained the same: The stars were ready to dance.

    Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean kicked off the show and while the judges were happy with his energy, they wanted a bit more. Meanwhile, Chrishell Stause gave the judges “all the selling points,” but Tonioli was quick to bring up that she lost her footing multiple times throughout the season. Unfortunately, that landed her at the bottom of the leader board.

    “The tango was a lot harder than anything I ever tried before,” the Selling Sunset star said when asked whether the routine was tougher than dealing with her real estate colleagues.

    The judges were also very impressed with Vernon Davis, but Inaba — as she always does — docked a point since his partner Peta Murgatroyd‘s foot came off the floor during a spin. After the routine, he admitted that he “feels the pressure” since past NFL stars have done so well.

    Many eyes were on Jesse Metcalfe, who performed a very passionate quickstep with partner Sharna Burgess. The judges were impressed with the duo, but everyone agreed the Passions alum needs to work on his posture going forward.

    The top scores of the night went to former Disney Channel star Justina Machado, Skai Jackson, Catfish‘s Nev Schulman and former Bachelorette  Kaitlyn Bristowe. The reality star, who has wanted to compete on the show for years, really impressed the judges. Hough felt like she had “a lot of potential” but said that the dance “was a little safe.” In the future, he wants to see more “bite.”

    Scroll through the gallery below to find out which celebrity was matched with each pro, what they danced to and their scores.

    AJ McLean

    Partner: Cheryl Burke
    Dance: Jive to “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
    Score: 18


    Chrishell Stause

    Partner: Gleb Savchenko
    Dance: Tango to “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk
    Score: 13


    Vernon Davis

    Partner: Peta Murgatroyd
    Dance: Foxtrot to “All of Me” by John Legend
    Score: 17


    Anne Heche

    Partner: Keo Motsepe
    Dance: Cha Cha to “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
    Score: 18


    Jennie Mai

    Partner: Brandon Armstrong
    Dance: Salsa to “Tell It to My Heart” by Taylor Dayne
    Score: 18


    Jesse Metcalfe

    Partner: Sharna Burgess
    Dance: Quickstep to “Part Time Love” by Stevie Wonder
    Score: 18


    Skai Jackson

    Partner: Alan Bersten
    Dance: Tango to “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
    Score: 21


    Kaitlyn Bristowe

    Partner: Artem Chigvintsev
    Dance: Cha Cha to “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga
    Score: 20


    Nev Schulman

    Partner: Jenna Johnson
    Dance: Foxtrot to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
    Score: 20


    Johnny Weir

    Partner: Britt Stewart
    Dance: Cha Cha to “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls
    Score: 18

    Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.


    Justina Machado

    Partner: Sasha Farber
    Dance: Cha Cha to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
    Score: 21


    Charles Oakley

    Partner: Emma Slater
    Dance: Salsa to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
    Score: 12


    Monica Aldama

    Partner: Val Chmerkovskiy
    Dance: Foxtrot to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
    Score: 19



    Partner: Daniella Karagach
    Dance: Salsa to “Ride Wit Me” by Nelly
    Score: 16


    Carole Baskin

    Partner: Pasha Pashkov
    Dance: Paso to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
    Score: 11


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