Nyle DiMarco made a lot of new fans on Monday night’s premiere of Dancing with the Stars.
Along with his partner, Peta Murgatroyd, Nyle DiMarco was able to dance an amazing cha-cha perfectly and with exceeding style. The team even managed to tie the night’s highest score at 23 points.
Nyle DiMarco accomplished Monday night’s feat without hearing anything. In fact, unlike 2008 contestant Marlee Matlin, he couldn’t even choreograph to the vibrations.
Nyle DiMarco revealed he only follows Peta.
He said, “She’s dancing to the music, I just follow her with my eyes.”
Nyle DiMarco was really glad when the show was over and he had earned a standing ovation and praise from the judges.
He said, “The judges are the most intimidating part. This is their expertise, so to get that feedback from them is a relief. But, that doesn’t mean I can take it easy for week two.”
Len Goodman said he wasn’t quite “expecting that.”
He added, “It was terrific. I wasn’t sure about it for the begin with, but once you got into it … it just got better than better.”
Goodman, while really encouraging to Nyle DiMarco, wasn’t so sweet to Mischa Barton. Barton only earned 19 points after a mediocre tango with partner Artem Chigvintsev.
Goodman criticized Mischa pretty heavily, saying, “It’s not my nature to be nasty. That wasn’t a dance, that was walking…There wasn’t a little bit too much just walking around…and not enough tango, attack, flare, fire — that was all missing.”
Barton was brought to tears after the harsh comments.
Who was your favorite on Monday night’s premiere? Was it Nyle DiMarco?