Dancing with the Stars season 27 has eliminated its first contestant.
On the second evening of a two-night premiere, the reality dancing competition series said goodbye to the season’s first cast member last night.
At the top of the show, audiences learned that only the six couples who were in jeopardy – Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy, Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko, John Schneider and Emma Slater, Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten, Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber, and Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev – would perform again for audiences.
While Schneider was among the initial pairings in jeopardy, it was revealed by co-host Tom Bergeron ahead of the night’s performances that he was safe going into week two and didn’t have to dance.
After watching the five dancing duos perform in the second hour of the episode, it was announced that stand-up comedian Glaser, 34, and Savchenko were eliminated.
"You know, it sucks. I’m not going to lie. I really, really like doing this show and I really had such a great time," said the comedienne, who earned an 18/30 for her salsa. "I hope that I just proved that I did the scariest thing I’ve ever done and I tried my best. … It was so fun! Thank you for having me."AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BOBBY BONES ON THE RESPONSE TO HIS PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS BRUNO ON NIKKI GLASERS SALSA PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS JOE AMABILE TELLS HIS PARTNER HE WOULD LIKE TO QUIT
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS LEN ON ALEXIS RENS JIVE PERFORMANCE
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS NIKKI GLASER IS ELIMINATED
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS NIKKI GLASER ON BEING ELIMNATED
AUDIO: DANCING WITH THE STARS NIKKI GLASER ON THE CRITIQUES FROM THE JUDGES