The first season of Dancing with the Stars debuted on ABC on June 1, 2005. Six celebrities were paired with six professional ballroom dancers. Tom Bergeron and Lisa Canning were the hosts for this season.
The premiere drew over 13 million viewers, the biggest summer debut ever for an American reality series. The second week climbed to 15 million viewers, and the show climbed to No. 1 in the summer 2005 TV season ratings, where it remained for the remainder of the season. The season finale aired July 6, 2005.
Six celebrities and their professional partners compete live! The first competition has the couples doing either the Cha Cha or a Waltz. Edyta, Charlotte and Ashly will lead their partners Evander, John and Joey in the Cha Cha while Louis, Jonathan and Alec will lead their partners in the Waltz.
This week the contestants must learn the Rumba and the Quickstep. It is the last week for all six teams to compete together. The first elimination based on viewer votes and the judges' scores will take place, leaving just five couples remaining in the competition.
After Trista and Louis were the first couple to be eliminated, five teams remain to show their stuff on the dance floor. This week’s teams showcase the Tango (John O’Hurley, Rachel Hunter and their partners), and a Jive (Evander Holyfield, Joey McIntyre, Kelly Monaco and their parters). Who dance their way to the top and who will have to hang up their dancing shoes?
With Evander and Edyta voted out last week, only four couples remain.
Even though they scored well with the judges, Rachel and Jonathan didn’t find favor with the audience and were eliminated. Now just three couples remain. This week John, Joey, and Kelly will dance the Paso Doble and the Foxtrot.
John and Kelly are the two remaining celebrities and face each other in tonight's finale dance-off.
Kelly Monaco and John O'Hurley will return to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom for a so-called "dance-off" on Sept. 20. The results, based solely on viewer voting, will be announced in a Sept. 22 telecast.