Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 1)


Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 1)
Dancing with the Stars (season 1)
Country United States
Network ABC
Original run June 1, 2005 – July 13, 2005
No. of episodes 10
Celebrity winner Kelly Monaco
Professional winner Alec Mazo
Next season 2

The first season of the United States version of Dancing with the Stars debuted on ABC on June 1, 2005. Six celebrities were paired with six professional ballroom dancers. Tom Bergeron and Lisa Canning were the hosts for this season.

The premiere drew over 13 million viewers, the biggest summer debut ever for an American reality series.[1] The second week climbed to 15 million viewers, and the show climbed to No. 1 in the summer 2005 TV season ratings, where it remained for the remainder of the season.[2] The season finale aired July 6, 2005.

No couples scored "28" or "29" this season.

Contents

Couples

The six professionals and celebrities that competed were:

Celebrity Occupation Professional partner Status Dance-Off
Trista Sutter Reality Television Star Louis Van Amstel Eliminated 1st
on June 8, 2005
Did not participate
Evander Holyfield Professional Boxer Edyta Śliwińska Eliminated 2nd
on June 13, 2005
Rachel Hunter Supermodel Jonathan Roberts Eliminated 3rd
on June 22, 2005
Joey McIntyre Singer Ashly DelGrosso Third Place
on June 29, 2005
John O'Hurley Actor Charlotte Jørgensen Runner-Up
on July 6, 2005
Winners
on September 22, 2005
Kelly Monaco Actress Alec Mazo Winners
on July 6, 2005
Runner-Up
on September 22, 2005

Judges' scoring summary

Contestant Place 1 2 1+2 3 4 5 6 7
(Dance-off)
Kelly & Alec 1/2 13 17 30 21 26 22+25=47 25+30=55 25+24+25=74
John & Charlotte 2/1 20 26 46 24 21 27+27=54 27+27=54 22+30+25=77
Joey & Ashly 3 20 21 41 22 20 20+25=45
Rachel & Jonathan 4 20 24 44 26 25
Evander & Edyta 5 18 14 32 13
Trista & Louis 6 18 19 37
Red numbers indicate the couples with the lowest score for each week.
Green numbers indicate the couples with the highest score for each week.
     indicates the couple(s) eliminated that week.
     indicates the returning couple that finished in the bottom two.
     indicates the winning couple.
     indicates the runner-up couple.
     indicates the third place couple.
     indicates the couple who was the semifinal to be called safe.
  • Week 1: There was a three-way tie for the highest scoring couples: Joey & Ashly, John & Charlotte, and Rachel & Jonathan who all got 20/30 from the judges. Kelly & Alec were at the bottom with 13/30. There was no elimination this week.
  • Week 2: For the second week in a row, John & Charlotte were at the top of the judges board with 26/30. Evander & Edyta were at the bottom with 14/30. Week 1 and Week 2 scores were combined and John & Charlotte were at the top with 46/60. However, Kelly & Alec were at the bottom of the leaderboard with 30/60 despite having Evander & Edyta at the bottom this week. But, neither Kelly & Alec nor Evander & Edyta were in the bottom two. Rachel & Jonathan were shockingly in the bottom two despite being 14 points from the bottom. Also in the bottom two were Trista & Louis who were shockingly eliminated.
  • Week 3: Rachel & Jonathan were at the top of the leaderboard with 26/30 for their Tango. Evander & Edyta were at the bottom with 13/30 for their Jive. Joey & Ashly were found in the bottom two despite getting his first 8. Evander & Edyta were also in the bottom two and were eliminated.
  • Week 4: Kelly & Alec kept improving their scores this week all the way to the top with 26/30 for their Samba. Joey & Ashly were at the bottom with 20/30 also for their Samba. All the couples also danced a group Viennese Waltz which was not scored. Rachel & Jonathan and John & Charlotte were in the bottom two and Rachel & Jonathan were shockingly eliminated despite being second on the judges leaderboard.
  • Week 5: This week, all the couples danced two dances which were both scored. John & Charlotte got a 27/30 for both their dances giving them 54/60 and on top of the leaderboard. Kelly & Alec were in the middle with 47/60. Joey & Ashly were at the bottom with 45/60. Kelly & Alec and Joey & Ashly were in the bottom two and Joey & Ashly were eliminated as the third place couple. Joey Lawrence (Season 3), Cristian de la Fuente (Season 6), and Lance Bass (Season 7) became third place couples after McIntyre.
  • Week 6: In the finals, John & Charlotte were in the lead with 27/30 for their favorite dance of the season which was a Quickstep. Kelly & Alec got a 25/30 for their Samba putting them behind early. However, during the Freestyle round, John & Charlotte got a 27/30 again and Kelly & Alec got a 30/30. The only perfect score of the season. Kelly & Alec finished with 55/60 while John & Charlotte finished with 54/60. Kelly & Alec ended up winning over heavily favored John & Charlotte.
  • Week 7, Dance-Off: In a rematch of the original finals, Kelly & Alec were set to defend their title against John & Charlotte. For the first round, they both danced an unlearned Latin dance. Kelly & Alec went first and received a 25/30 for their Cha-cha-cha. John & Charlotte received a 22/30 for their Rumba. But things switched in the ballroom round. Kelly & Alec received a 24/30 for their Quickstep. But, John & Charlotte received their only perfect score and the second one of the competition for their Waltz. Then they both danced Freestyle. Both received 25/30 from the judges. Due to those scores, John & Charlotte won with 77/90 and Kelly & Alec with 74/90.

Highest and lowest scoring performances

Dance Best Dancer Best Score Worst Dancer Worst Score
Cha-Cha-Cha Kelly Monaco 25 Evander Holyfield 18
Waltz John O'Hurley 30 Kelly Monaco 13
Rumba Rachel Hunter 24 Kelly Monaco 17
Quickstep John O'Hurley 27 Evander Holyfield 14
Jive Joey McIntyre 22 Evander Holyfield 13
Tango Rachel Hunter 26 John O'Hurley 24
Samba Kelly Monaco 26 Joey McIntyre 20
Paso Doble John O'Hurley 27 Kelly Monaco
Joey McIntyre
25
Foxtrot John O'Hurley 27 Joey McIntyre 20
Week 6 Freestyle Kelly Monaco 30 John O'Hurley 27
Dance-off Freestyle Kelly Monaco
John O'Hurley
25 (and best)

Couples' highest and lowest scoring performances

According to the traditional 30-point scale.

Couples Highest Scoring Dances Lowest Scoring Dances
Kelly & Alec Freestyle (30) Waltz (13)
John & Charlotte Waltz (30) Cha-Cha-Cha (20)
Joey & Ashly Paso Doble (25) Cha-Cha-Cha, Samba and Foxtrot (20)
Rachel & Jonathan Tango (26) Waltz (20)
Evander & Edyta Cha-Cha-Cha (18) Jive (13)
Trista & Louis Rumba (19) Waltz (18)

Styles, scores and songs

Week 1

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running Order

[3]

Couple Score Style Music
Joey & Ashly 20 (7,7,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Crazy in Love"—Beyoncé
Rachel & Jonathan 20 (7,6,7) Waltz "Three Times A Lady"—Lionel Richie
Evander & Edyta 18 (5,7,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Respect"—Aretha Franklin
Kelly & Alec 13 (5,4,4) Waltz "I Have Nothing"—Whitney Houston
John & Charlotte 20 (7,7,6) Cha-Cha-Cha "September"—Earth, Wind & Fire
Trista & Louis 18 (6,6,6) Waltz "Come Away with Me"—Norah Jones

Week 2

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order

[4]

Couple Score Style Music
Rachel & Jonathan 24 (8,8,8) Rumba "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"—From Armageddon
Joey & Ashly 21 (8,7,6) Quickstep "You're The One That I Want"—John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Trista & Louis 19 (6,7,6) Rumba "Endless Love"—Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
John & Charlotte 26 (8,9,9) Quickstep "Let's Face The Music and Dance"—Irving Berlin
Kelly & Alec 17 (5,6,6) Rumba "Hero"—Enrique Iglesias
Evander & Edyta 14 (5,4,5) Quickstep "It Don't Mean a Thing"—Duke Ellington

Week 3

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order

[5]

Couple Score Style Music
Evander & Edyta 13 (4,5,4) Jive "Reet Petite"—Jackie Wilson
Rachel & Jonathan 26 (8,9,9) Tango "Toxic"—Britney Spears
Kelly & Alec 21 (6,7,8) Jive "Footloose"—Kenny Loggins
John & Charlotte 24 (9,8,7) Tango "Dance with Me"—Debelah Morgan
Joey & Ashly 22 (7,7,8) Jive "I'm Still Standing"—Elton John
Joey & Ashly
John & Charlotte
Evander & Edyta
Rachel & Jonathan
Kelly & Alec
- Group Hop "Rock Around The Clock"—Billy Haley and His Comets

Week 4

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order

[6]

Couple Score Style Music
Joey & Ashly 20 (7,6,7) Samba "Tequila"—The Champs
Rachel & Jonathan 25 (7,9,9) Samba "Soul Bossa Nova"—Quincy Jones
John & Charlotte 21 (7,8,6) Samba "Just The Two of Us"—Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers
Kelly & Alec 26 (9,9,8) Samba "Bailamos"—Enrique Iglesias
John & Charlotte
Kelly & Alec
Joey & Ashly
Rachel & Jonathan
N/A Viennese Waltz "I Got You Babe"—Sonny & Cher

Week 5

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running Order

[7]

Couple Score Style Music
John & Charlotte 27 (9,9,9) Foxtrot "Let There Be Love"—Nat King Cole
27 (9,9,9) Paso Doble "España Cañí"—Mexicana Aleque la-Band
Kelly & Alec 22 (8,7,7) Foxtrot "Don't Know Why"—Norah Jones
25 (9,8,8) Paso Doble "Bamboleo"—Gipsy Kings
Joey & Ashly 20 (8,6,6) Foxtrot "Big Spender"—Shirley Bassey
25 (9,8,8) Paso Doble "Eye of the Tiger"—Survivor

Week 6

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order

[8]

Couple Score Style Music
John & Charlotte 27 (9,9,9) Quickstep ""Let's Face The Music and Dance"—Irving Berlin
27 (9,9,9) Freestyle "I'm So Excited"—The Pointer Sisters
Kelly & Alec 25 (7,9,9) Samba "Bailamos"—Enrique Iglesias
30 (10,10,10) Freestyle "Let's Get Loud"—Jennifer Lopez

Dance-off (week 7)

Individual judges scores in charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Running order
Couples Score Style Music
Kelly & Alec 25 (7,9,9) Cha-Cha-Cha "Lady Marmalade"—Labelle
24 (9,7,8) Quickstep "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"—Marilyn Monroe
25 (8,8,9) Freestyle "Get The Party Started"—Pink
John & Charlotte 22 (7,8,7) Rumba "The Look of Love"—Anita Baker
30 (10,10,10) Waltz "You Light Up My Life"—Debby Boone
25 (8,8,9) Freestyle "I Am What I Am"—Gloria Gaynor

Dance chart

Couple 1 2 3 4 5 6 Dance-Off
Kelly and Alec Waltz Rumba Jive Hop Samba Viennese Waltz Foxtrot Paso Doble Samba Freestyle Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Freestyle
John and Charlotte Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Tango Hop Samba Viennese Waltz Foxtrot Paso Doble Quickstep Freestyle Rumba Waltz Freestyle
Joey and Ashly Cha-Cha-Cha* Quickstep Jive Hop Samba Viennese Waltz Foxtrot Paso Doble
Rachel and Jonathan Waltz Rumba Tango* Hop Samba Viennese Waltz
Evander and Edyta Cha-Cha-Cha Quickstep Jive* Hop
Trista and Louis Waltz Rumba*

* The couple performed this dance at the finale of Dancing with the Stars.

  •      Highest Scoring Dance
  •      Lowest Scoring Dance

References


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