What We Learned from 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 16 First Results Show

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What We Learned from 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 16 First Results Show

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(Kellie Picker)

Last night, "Dancing With the Stars" aired its first results show of the season. This was an interesting and unexpected night in many ways. Here's a look at what we learned from last night's show.

The 'Sound System Is Not Safe'

The results show was off to a shaky start when Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson were the first couple to be declared safe. "Ingo and Kym...Ingo and Kym...Ingo and Kym." After realizing that Ingo and Kym had not heard that announcement, Tom Bergeron joked that the sound system was not safe.

Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani, Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas, Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd, Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff were also safe.

Are the Newbie Pros At a Disadvantage?

Lowest-scoring D.L. Hughley unexpectedly escaped the bottom 2, leaving Victor Ortiz, Lisa Vanderpump, and Andy Dick in danger.

I'm wondering how much the pros factored into the voting. While Cheryl Burke has an established fan base on the show, the audience hasn't had enough time to warm up to Lindsay Arnold and Gleb Savchenko.

On the other hand, D.L. and Andy both have such distinctive personalities, and they both seem to be making the most of their underdog status in this competition. It's these qualities that the viewers find endearing.

Victor may have rubbed viewers the wrong way by complaining about how he wanted to go home, though editing may have been to blame for that unflattering rehearsal footage.

The "Murgalo" Is Now An Acceptable Form of Memeing

Last season, "South Park's" episode "Faith Hilling" warned against "the dangers of memeing." Looks like Sean and Peta didn't get that memo. Don't they know that the only approved forms of memeing are "peace sign, bunny ears, and fake wieners"? Everything else is too dangerous. Oh Long Johnson!

Josh Groban & Smoke Go Well Together

Josh Groban and smoke make an appealing combination, especially when accompanied by Dmitry Chaplin and Chelsie Hightower. Dmity and Chelsie looked oh so happy together sliding across that floor in a foggy haze.

Dorothy Hamill is One Classy Lady

It's so refreshing to see such an amazing athlete conduct herself with such class and dignity. Following her doctor's orders, she made the difficult decision to withdraw from the competition in order to not aggravate her injury.

Although she made the right decision for her body, for her partner, and for her competitors, I was sad to see her go. Had she been healthy, she could have been a real contender. Even in her injured state, we could see that she moved with natural grace and fluidity.

Tristan MacManus Deserves a Good Partner

After spending an entire season putting up with Nancy Grace, Tristan was stuck with lackluster Pamela Anderson. Now for the second season in a row, he's out the first week. Hopefully ABC will make it up to him next season. Surely Derek could take one for the team for once?

Were you sad to see Dorothy go? Who do you think would have gone home in her place? Will D.L. make the most of his one-week reprieve? Is sweet Tristan the new Tony Dovolani?

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