Did Aly Raisman Dazzle in Her Dancing with the Stars Debut?
You've got until 11am to vote for Aly Raisman and help keep her in the competition. Here's how.
To judge from their comments, Dancing with the Stars judges were dazzled during the live broadcast Monday night by Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and her dancing partner Mark Ballas.
All three judges issued identical scores: a respectable 7 out of 10 — good enough to almost certainly keep Raisman and Ballas in the competition.
Judges' scores are only half of it; viewers' votes for their favorites count just as much. You have until 11am to vote for Raisman (for another pair of dancers) either here on Facebook or here at ABC.com.
For more details on how to vote, here is ABC's voting FAQ.
Raisman, who goes by Alexandra on DWTS, and Ballas danced the cha-cha-cha. Judges commented on how the 18-year old Needham native had a "natural groove."
"Where is that sexiness coming from?" asked one judge. "Very, very inspiring."
Another judge: "Well-done."
Raisman, whose synagogue Temple Beth Avodah is in Newton, and the rest of the Season 16 cast of DWTS returns for another live broadcast tonight at 9 p.m. for the Results Show — one dancing couple will be voted off the island as a combination of judges' scores and viewer votes.
- Dancing With the Stars Pre-Show Week 1, Part 2 -- Raisman appears at about 1:30.
- Dancing With the Stars Pre-Show Week 1, Part 4 -- at about 4:00.
- Dancing With the Stars Pre-Show Week 1, Part 5 -- there is a trivia question involving Raisman about 1:00 in.
Patch will be back Wednesday morning with the results of tomorrow night's broadcast.
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