Just in case you had any doubts that the cast of Glee really is a family... take a look at this. When Amber Riley (Mercedes) made her big debut as a contestant on Season 17 of  Dancing With the Stars, a huge group of her castmates was there in the audience to show their support!

Present in the audience during Amber’s Monday, September 16 debut were Dianna Agron (Quinn), Chris Colfer (Kurt), Ashley Fink (Lauren), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) and Kevin McHale (Artie).

Lea Michele (Rachel) wasn’t able to make it to the taping, but she made sure to send her well-wishes on Twitter with a sweet and heartfelt message.

The judges are already raving about Amber’s Cha-Cha performance. Bruno Tonioli called her “the tigress of Season 17!" and Carrie Ann Inaba said that the performance left her “breathless.”

After watching the dance, Kevin tweeted:



What’s more, Amber’s pro partner, Derek Hough — a four-time DWTS champion — definitely agrees.

Congrats to Amber on a spectacular debut! If tonight’s performance is any indication, this girl is going to go far in this competition.

Source: Twitter



Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!