In their opening video, Danica was delighted to be paired with Val. She's a fan of the show and knew who he was. Val thinks they make a good couple, because they compliment each other. He says she's very smart. Danica noted that there has always been something "a little girl" about her, and she would like to go on a journey where she discovers her womanly side.
Danica looked great in red, and seemed to be having a lot of fun in her Foxtrot. She has really nice lines, but there's something a little stiff in her movements. She got huge cheers.
Carrie Ann told her she's adorable, and her enthusiasm is great, but she needs to watch her shoulders and being overexpressive. Len explained that she's holding Val's shoulder too tight, but she made a terrific first impression. Bruno liked her exuberance and told her she sold the dance well, but needs more control.
Catch the next episode of Dancing With the Stars Season 18 on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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