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Nyle DiMarco Shines, Jodie Sweetin’s ‘Confident’ in ‘DWTS’ Premiere

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In a field spilling over with veterans of TV, NFL legends and…Geraldo Rivera…it was one of entertainment’s newest faces that stole the show on last night’s (March 21) Season 22 Dancing With The Stars premiere.

Nyle DiMarco, who won the final-but-not-really-final season of America’s Next Top Model, notched the highest score of the night — 23 out of 30 — with a Cha-cha-chá set to DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean.” Boyz II Men singer Wanya Morris and Good Morning America personality Ginger Zee tied the mark with a Cha-cha-chá set to Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly” and a jive soundtracked by “Move (You’re Steppin’ on My Heart)” by Henry Krieger, respectively.

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And though Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin finished a few spots down (she earned a 20 out of 30 for a Tango set to Demi Lovato’s “Confident”), she quickly earned the adoration of viewers, who praised her for her natural charisma on the ballroom floor.

“Great job Jodie! Looking fabulous and definitely proved you have the dance skills to potentially win this season,” one viewer wrote on the show’s YouTube page, while another noted “I predict that Keo and Jodie are the mirror ball trophy winners this season! Exceptional for week #1.”

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Sadly, things didn’t go so well for Mischa Barton, whose Tango set to “In The Night” by The Weeknd earned her a score of 16 out of 30, leaving her third from the bottom.

Watch the standout performances above. Share your thoughts and be sure to tune in next Monday at 8 PM EST, to see which celeb will be the first to pack his or her bags.

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