Amber and Derek – Cha Cha Cha – Dancing with… by televisionpromos

Amber Riley is known more for her singing skills on “Glee” than her dancing skills — which is a shame, because the girl can cut a rug.

For her “Dancing With the Stars” debut, Riley and partner Derek Hough did a crazy cha-cha that earned thunderous applause and mad props from the judges.

“I couldn’t even look at Derek,” exlcaims Bruno. “You turned that cha-cha out. I’m hot now,” says Carrie Ann. And Len adds, “I need a medic. I’m palpitating, perspirating and flatulating. … Full-on, flat-out fabulous.”

The judges gave Amber straight 9s for a score of 27, which ties just a few other couples to have earned that high of a score Week 1 — Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas in Season 6, and Mya/Dimitry Chaplin and Aaron Carter/Karina Smirnoff in Season 9.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."