ABC's Dancing with the Stars Season 19 returns for Week 2 tonight, Sept 22 at 8/7c. This year's celebrity cast includes 'Duck Dynasty' Star Sadie Robertson, YouTube beauty guru Bethany Mota, comedian Tommy Chong and NASCAR legend Michael Waltrip.
Olympian Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe were voted off last week, becoming the first pair to be eliminated on the show. Jones suffered from several missteps and she blamed the trouble on a missed cue that she said threw off her entire performance.
Though Jones was very disappointed by her own performance, she recovered by trusting God would heal her broken heart:
"My brief time on #DWTS was a lasting lesson. I really wanted to stay on the show and have the layers of hurt wash away by showing the public how hard I work. I wanted to come away a victor for once. I wanted to do so good performing in public that the haters would stop teasing me.
But that is my way of thinking. Not Gods. Instead I need to trust God that he would heal my heart. That I would not work so hard for the world to validate and redeem me but know that God already conquered that for me on the cross." Jones wrote on her Facebook page.
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro becomes the frontrunner with partner Witney Carson after their highly-kinetic jive perfornamce, they earned 36 points and top the leaderboard in Week 1.
Week 1 Scores and Leaderboard:
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson : 36
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas : 34
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough : 32
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev : 32
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff : 31
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker : 30
Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy : 29
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess: 29
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd : 27
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke: 25
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater: 25
Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe: 22
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani: 20
For the first two weeks viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
From week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.