“Dancing with the Stars” is back Monday (March 19) night, and Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough opened the Season 14 with a sexy cha-cha to Kelly Clarkson’s “What Doesn’t Kill You.”

Len suggested Maria needed “a little bit more hip action” but said overall she “coped very, very well,” while Bruno said, “Your timing was good, but … you’ve got to open up the sexpot. Think about Sofia Vergara.” Carrie Ann said Maria danced a “strong, solid cha-cha,” though she needs to work on her flow between movements.

The judges each awarded the couple a 7 for a total of 21. What did you think of Maria’s first dance?

Posted by:Jennifer Harper