Lauren Alaina may think she belongs on a farm instead of in the ballroom but she brought her Georgia roots to Los Angeles last night for the Dancing with the Stars season 28 premiere. A video introduction showed her meeting her partner, Gleb Savchenko for the first time. “I feel like I’m going to prom and I’m waiting for my date to get here,” Alaina told the camera.
Dancing the Cha-Cha to “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” by none other than country superstar, Shania Twain, Alaina dazzled on the dance floor in a green costume with a large brown belt and plenty of sparkles. She had tears in her eyes as she came off the floor and explained just how nervous she was before making her Dancing with the Stars debut. “I was praying and feeling like I might throw up,” she laughed.
The judges were impressed, giving Lauren a score of 19, the third-highest total and described her performance as “very polished” and calling her a “sultry southern belle.” Scores will carry over to next Monday when live voting begins. The songstress had plenty of people cheering her on as the camera panned to her close family and friends clapping as she got her scores. Also in the audience was country music radio host and last year’s champion, Bobby Bones who posted a sweet message to his friend shortly after her performance.
Click here to watch her full performance. Only time will tell how the singer-songwriter will do this season, continue to follow along on ABC on Monday nights at 8 PM EST.
Lauren Alaina’s new single, “Getting Good” will be available where you buy or stream music on September 27th. Check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.
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