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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2013: Christina Milian and Mark Ballas’s Week 1 Contemporary (VIDEO)

Dancing With the Stars 2013 kicked off Season 17, Week 1 tonight, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, with a new format, and Christina Milian and Mark Ballas definitely had a unique performance. It was strange and smoky with him carrying her around while barefoot, tugging and crawling to Zedd’s “Clarity.” They ended the performance entangled on the ballroom floor — or as Tom said, “spooning in the smoke” — and the judges loved it.

“You moved beautifully,” Carrie Ann noted, but told her to open up more. “This dance really suited you. It had mood, it had atmosphere," Len added. Bruno agreed, saying, “I love the intensity.” Overall, they scored two 7s and an 8 — not too shabby!

Check out the video above, then hit the comments with your thoughts on their performance!