Dancing With the Stars Recap: Bindi Irwin Brings Her A Game, Paula Deen (Maybe …

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 21, Episode 1 Recap: Bindi Irwin, Nick Carter take top scores on DWTS season 21 premiere.

The Season 21 premiere of Dancing With the Stars twirled into living rooms with all the glitter, glitz, and enthusiasm that audiences have come to know and love on Monday, Sept. 14. The competition kicked off with a pre-recorded opening number on Hollywood Blvd., and featured mainly low-scoring dances with heartthrob Nick Carter and child actress, Bindi Irwin, tying for the top spot of the night.While her dance moves are no doubt improving, it seems Bindi is still not quite used to her new collection of stilettos, carrying a pair of beige heels in one hand as headed towards a car.Smiling on to awaiting fans the daughter of Australian icon Steve Irwin kept her attire casual and simple by opting for plain green round collared t-shirt that covered her purple sports bra.The Wildlife Warrior, who has grown up playing with animals, seemed right at home as she took turn holding a number of different creatures in her hand.

Host Tom Bergeron kicked off the evening by explaining that he was wearing a pocket square to honor Len Goodman, who gave up his spot at the judges’ table after last season (and who apparently really loved Tom’s pocket squares). With her locks coiffed in curls, Bindi’s brown eyes were accentuated with lashings of black eyeliner and mascara and has a shade of brown of lipstick applied. ‘Everything I do in life is to make him proud and to carry on his legacy, and so I really am dedicating this entire—however long I’m able to make it—to him, to my family, to other people who are in a similar position.’ News caught up with Bindi and Derek during rehearsals for season 21 of DWTS, and we asked the 17 year-old wildlife expert if she would be doing any tributes to her father, the late Steve Irwin. The teenager previously admitted to struggling the first time she was asked to wear high heels by producers, having stuck religiously to flats in the past. ‘They said, “We’re going to put you in these heels,” and I don’t think they realised that I had never worn heels before so I stood up and instantly fell down,’ she told Entertainment Tonight, adding: ‘It’s kind of nice to step outside of my comfort zone and try some sparkles on.’ Earlier this week Bindi took to Instagram to gush over partner Derek Hough, writing: ‘This journey….I don’t know if I’ve ever laughed so much in my entire life as I have in the studio with @derekhough.’ Uploading a photograph of the conservationist, she wrote: ‘Thinking about home today.

The father-of-two lost his life in 2006 after he was stung by a stingray while filming a documentary on The Great Barrier Reef in the north of Queensland. She then picked up a giant python and held onto it as it moved in her arms, with Bindi appearing nonplussed by the venomous creature as she looked every inch the snake charming pro. The cameraman who filmed the devastating moment told the Australian at the time that the wildlife icon was ‘stabbed hundreds of times’ and his final words were ‘I’m dying’. The brunette teen, who dressed in a casual ensemble of light blue jeans, a grey T-shirt and a purple and orange check shirt thrown on top, couldn’t help but giggle as she posed for pictures with the large snake. Read on to find out who went to the head of class and who risked being sent home. (Disclaimer: Final grades made up by Us Weekly and have no bearing on actual rankings.) How they did: Sure, he rode American Pharaoh to Triple Crown glory, but can Victor dance?

You know, after you lose a person like that, you feel like the sun will never shine again, but it will, and it may not shine as brightly, but you have to find that light in everything that you do. See: David Oyelowo and Kate Mara star in a true story of a hostage who turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. The effervescent Australia Zoo ambassador wore her brunette locks down and parted to the side as she was accompanied on the visit with her mother Terri Irwin, 51. ‘I’m in this space right now where I’m super pumped on life right now. I feel like this experience, getting to work with Derek and the beautiful people on this show, has really been such a bright place for me, and I’m excited to focus all of my energy on doing the best job possible.” “She reintroduces the magic into your life.

They face two major challenges: First, Karina is roughly four feet taller than Victor. (Okay, the height difference may not be quite that extreme, but still). Espinoza — whose height reached Smirnoff’s chest — danced a salsa number heavy on booty shaking and lacking in salsa, as judge Carrie Ann Inaba pointed out. You don’t understand what positive energy she is.’ Bindi herself told the publication : ‘This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile. Crocodiles, they are very special because they are modern-day dinosaurs.’But I’ve kind of worked with them my whole life, whereas I’ve never danced before in my life.’ The other stars set to join Bindi on the show include Chaka Khan, Kim Zolciak, Nick Carter, Paula Deen, Alexa Penavega, Andy Grammer, Hayese Grier, Victor Espinoza and Carlos Penavega.

She really brings magic into every day life.” Hit play on the video above to listen to Bindi gush about everything from Derek to khaki to Grace Kelly, and to fall in love with her as much as we have. While we now have dreams of Bindi Irwin telling us stories when we we’re sick (and also all the time), we’d like those stories to be accompanied by her fellow DWTS competitor Paula Deen making us breakfast.

Vega and her two-time champion partner Mark Ballas (donning a man-bun!) delivered a sensual jive, which won 22 points — a point shy of her husband’s score. Upon meeting partner Emma, Hayes quipped, “She doesn’t look 26, if that makes her feel any better.” (To be clear, he thinks 26 is old.) But what he lacks in age, he made up for in a certain joie de vivre that the judges absolutely loved. Whether they were real or not, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” was quite tearful post-dance, blaming her stiff moves on her obsession for perfection.

Hough described it as “the best performance of the night.” Tonioli called her “the wonder from down under” and Inaba called Bindi Irwin’s jive “just beautiful.” The 71-year-old ended the night with 15 points and delivered an uncomfortable post-interview, reading Erin Andrews’ lines from her teleprompter at one point. Still, the saucy cook (who lost tons of endorsements due to her racist remarks in a 2013 deposition) hit the dance floor with pro Louis armed with a ton of personality.

It appeared Carlos isn’t going to make things easy for his better half, though, as he and Whitney gave one of the strongest performances of the night. Bruno called her performance “hot” and “sexy,” and Julianne noted she had “an amazing presence.” Still, she fell two points short of her husband when all was said and done. Though his dancing left much to be desired, Gary and pro partner Anna still made an impression, mostly due to Gary’s signature nonsensical commentary. “When I’m talking to you, your left eye is spinning,” he told Tom during their post-dance interview. Bruno compared their performance to a “summer blockbuster” full of “chaos, mayhem, and destruction.” For her part, Carrie Ann praised Gary’s commitment, though she didn’t say much about his dancing. After she totally fangirled out at their first meeting, Sharna clearly put Nick to work — and their hard work paid off. “What a way to wrap up the night,” Julianne declared.

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