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Dancing With The Stars

Dancing With the Stars 2013: Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus’s Week 1 Foxtrot (VIDEO)

Dancing With the Stars 2013 pair Valerie Harper and Tristan MacManus kicked off Season 17, Week 1 tonight, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 with a sweet Foxtrot. With adorable twists, dips, and spins, they definitely captured America’s collective heart.

The judges loved them, too, all noting how inspiring she is. “You are an inspiration to the nation,” Bruno said. “My darling, I’m so happy you’re here.” Carrie Ann thanked her for her courage and being on the show, brought to tears by her performance. Len noted the ease and elegance with it, noting how Tristan’s choreography was great.

They scored 7s all around, giving them 21 points!

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