‘Dancing with the Stars:’ How’d They Do? (VIDEO)

By: / March 22, 2011

Chelsea Kane on 'DWTS'
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Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars is officially here! America’s favorite dancing show kicked off its new season with a live 2-hour premiere on Monday night that got everyone talking.

While no dancing couple will be sent home this week, their performances were ranked by the panel of judges. Ralph Macchio (aka the Karate Kid) and Karina Smirnoff came out on top with a total score of 24 while Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovisky followed them closely with a score of 23. Check out videos of top performances and the total score list after the jump!

Watch Ralph steal the show with his flawless foxtrot.

Check out a video of Kirstie’s equally amazing performance below.

Meanwhile, former Jonas star Chelsea Kane and her partner Mark Ballas came in third with a combined score of 22. Fan favorites Kendra Wilkinson and Wendy Williams didn’t fare as well at the judges’ table but luckily they all have another week to work on their dancing game.

Check out the full list of scores:

1.    Ralph Macchio and Karina Smirnoff: 24.
2.    Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 23.
3.    Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas: 22.
4.    Hines Ward and Kym Johnson: 21.
5.    Romeo and Chelsie Hightower: 19.
6.    Chris Jericho and Cheryl Burke: 19.
7.    Petra Nemcova and Dmitry Chaplin: 18.
8.    Kendra Wilkinson and Louis van Amstel: 18.
9.    Sugar Ray Leonard and Anna Trebunskaya: 17.
10.    Wendy Williams and Tony Dovolani: 14.
11.    Mike Catherwood and Lacey Schwimmer: 13.

Kirstie was clearly excited that her performance went over well with the judges and the audience. “You are all saying such sweet and complementary things to me,” Kirstie wrote on Twitter shortly after the live show. “Thank u all so much.. I feel like Cinderella tonight…[dance partner Maksim] is amazing.”

Who do you think will be going home first? Let us know in the comments.