Dancing With The Stars: Teresa Giudice gets saved after finishing in bottom two on season premiere

Dancing With The Stars: Teresa Giudice gets saved by judges after finishing in bottom two during season 31 premiere on Disney+ service

Teresa Giudice was saved by the judges after finishing in the bottom two on Monday during the season 31 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on the Disney+ service.

Sex And The City actor Jason Lewis, 51, and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd, 36, were the first couple to be eliminated after also finishing in the bottom two along with Teresa, 50, and her pro partner Pasha Pashkov, 36. 

In the final minutes of the two-hour premiere, the judges voted to save Teresa over Jason.

Season premiere: Teresa Giudice was saved by the judges after finishing in the bottom two on Monday during the season 31 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on the Disney+ service

Season premiere: Teresa Giudice was saved by the judges after finishing in the bottom two on Monday during the season 31 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on the Disney+ service

‘I am so sad that I have to go home,’ Jason said. ‘Such a wonderful group of people. There is so much talent here and how wonderful everyone did and how supportive everyone’s been, it’s been great.’

Jason danced the Cha-cha-cha to Get Lucky by Daft Punk, but the judges were not impressed.

‘It was a very disappointing performance,’ head judge Len Goodman, 78, said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 18 out of 40.

First dance: The 50-year-old reality star was paired with Pasha Pashkov for season 31

First dance: The 50-year-old reality star was paired with Pasha Pashkov for season 31

Teresa, who flipped a table over during her performance, danced the Tango to Rihanna’s song We Found Love and the judges gave them a combined score of 20 out of 40.

‘This is a lot harder than I thought it would be,’ Teresa said.

Singer Jordin Sparks, 32, who was paired with Brandon Armstrong, was the first of the 16 contestants to hit the dance floor. Jordin and Brandon did the Cha-cha-cha to Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

Table flip: Teresa, who flipped a table over during her performance, danced the Tango to Rihanna's song We Found Love

Table flip: Teresa, who flipped a table over during her performance, danced the Tango to Rihanna’s song We Found Love

‘I won American Idol. I’m going to win this, too,’ Jordin declared.

‘It was clean, it was clear, it was precise,’ Len said. ‘I thought you did a fantastic job.

The judges gave them a combined score of 26 out of 40.

First up: Singer Jordin Sparks, 32, who was paired with Brandon Armstrong, was the first of the 16 contestants to hit the dance floor

First up: Singer Jordin Sparks, 32, who was paired with Brandon Armstrong, was the first of the 16 contestants to hit the dance floor

Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York’s weatherman, 61, was paired with Cheryl Burke. Sam and Cheryl danced the Foxtrot to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer.

‘That was a great first dance,’ judge Derek Hough, 37, said. ‘Well done.

‘You came out with such a wonderful sunny disposition, however a few dark clouds appeared with regard to the technique,’ Len said.

Weather expert: Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York's weatherman, 61, was paired with Cheryl Burke

Weather expert: Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York’s weatherman, 61, was paired with Cheryl Burke

The judges gave them a combined score of 20 out of 40.

Heidi D’Amelio, 50, TikTok star Charlie’s mother, paired with Artem Chigvintsev. Heidi, who shared that she had been a competitive dancer, danced the Cha-cha-cha to the song Lady Marmalade.

‘What have we got here, a red hot mama,’ Bruno said.

Competitive dancer: Heidi D'Amelio, 50, TikTok star Charlie's mother, was paired with Artem Chigvintsev

Competitive dancer: Heidi D’Amelio, 50, TikTok star Charlie’s mother, was paired with Artem Chigvintsev

The judges gave them a combined score of 24 out of 40.

Coda actor Daniel Durant, 42, who is deaf, was paired with dancer Britt Stewart.

‘I’m fully deaf and I’ve been that way since I was born,’ Daniel said. ‘Deaf people can’t hear music but we can feel it, and I want to show the world that deaf people can dance too!’

Deaf contestant: Coda actor Daniel Durant, 42, who is deaf, was paired with dancer Britt Stewart

Deaf contestant: Coda actor Daniel Durant, 42, who is deaf, was paired with dancer Britt Stewart

Daniel and Britt danced the Tango to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce.

‘First Coda wins an Oscar, next I got to get a Mirrorball,’ Daniel said to the camera. ‘It will happen.’

‘That was amazing,’ Carrie Ann said.

Tango time: Daniel and Britt danced the Tango to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce

Tango time: Daniel and Britt danced the Tango to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce

‘I’m really excited to see you develop as this show goes along,’ Len said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 27 out of 40.

Country singer Jessie James Decker, 34, who was partnered with Alan Bersten, danced the Cha-cha-cha to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama. Jessie wrapped her legs around Alan when she finished and received a standing ovation from the audience.

Country star: Country singer Jessie James Decker, 34, who was partnered with Alan Bersten, danced the Cha-cha-cha to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama

Country star: Country singer Jessie James Decker, 34, who was partnered with Alan Bersten, danced the Cha-cha-cha to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama

‘That was racier than the Kentucky Derby,’ Bruno said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 20 out of 40.

Wayne Brady, 50, paired with Witney Carson and danced the Cha-cha-cha to She’s a Bad Mama Mama. He also got a standing ovation when he finished.

Standing ovation: Wayne Brady, 50, paired with Witney Carson and danced the Cha-cha-cha to She's a Bad Mama Mama

Standing ovation: Wayne Brady, 50, paired with Witney Carson and danced the Cha-cha-cha to She’s a Bad Mama Mama

‘You’ve got it and you know what to do with it,’ Bruno said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 29 out of 40.

Charlie’s Angels actress Cheryl Ladd, 71, paired with Louis van Amstel and performed a Cha-cha-cha to Marvin Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up.

Angelic performance: Charlie's Angels actress Cheryl Ladd, 71, paired with Louis van Amstel and performed a Cha-cha-cha to Marvin Gaye's song Got To Give It Up

Angelic performance: Charlie’s Angels actress Cheryl Ladd, 71, paired with Louis van Amstel and performed a Cha-cha-cha to Marvin Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up

‘There are people on this show who could be my children,’ Cheryl said to the camera. ‘It doesn’t mean I won’t dance them right off the stage.’

‘Cheryl Ladd had swagger,’ Carrie Ann said. ‘You move your body beautifully, girl.’

‘You are still a raging angel,’ Bruno said.

Angel always: 'You are still a raging angel,' Bruno Tonioli said

Angel always: ‘You are still a raging angel,’ Bruno Tonioli said

The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40.

Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, 34, paired with Koko Iwasaki and danced the Salsa to Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny.

‘I don’t get it,’ Len said. ‘I’m sorry Vin I really wanted you to come out and knock my socks off and unfortunately tonight that didn’t happen.’

Reality star: Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, 34, paired with Koko Iwasaki and danced the Salsa to Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny

Reality star: Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, 34, paired with Koko Iwasaki and danced the Salsa to Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny

The judges gave them a combined score of 17 out of 40.

Drag queen Shangela, 40, the first drag queen contestant on the show, paired with Gleb Savchenko. She said she would not rehearse in drag.

‘It takes about four to five hours to get the full Shangela experience,’ Shangela said.

She danced the Salsa to When I Grow Up by the Pussycat Dolls.

Draq queen: 'It takes about four to five hours to get the full Shangela experience,' Shangela said

Draq queen: ‘It takes about four to five hours to get the full Shangela experience,’ Shangela said

‘You were fantastic,’ Derek said.

‘Thanks for being fierce and being all that you are,’ Carrie Ann said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 28 out of 40.

90210 star Trevor Donovan, 43, paired with Emma Slater and they danced the Quickstep to Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself.

Fast dance: 90210 star Trevor Donovan, 43, paired with Emma Slater and they danced the Quickstep to Billy Idol's Dancing With Myself

Fast dance: 90210 star Trevor Donovan, 43, paired with Emma Slater and they danced the Quickstep to Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself

‘What a ride, I am breathless,’ Bruno said.

‘Do not be afraid to dance because you can dance,’ Carrie Ann said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40.

The scores: The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40

The scores: The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40

Bachelorette Gabby Windey, 31, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive to the Harry Styles song As It Was.

‘I can sum it up in a few words, that was great,’ Len said.

‘That was the best dance of the night so far,’ Derek said.

Jive dance: Bachelorette Gabby Windey, 31, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive to the Harry Styles song As It Was

Jive dance: Bachelorette Gabby Windey, 31, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive to the Harry Styles song As It Was

The judges gave them a combined score of 28 out of 40.

Fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, 24, paired with Daniella Karagach. Joseph said dancing was in his blood because he was half Latino. They two danced the Jive to Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas.

‘I like the energy that you brought to that dance,’ Len said.

Pumped up: Fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena, 24, paired with Daniella Karagach

Pumped up: Fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, 24, paired with Daniella Karagach

‘I really enjoyed it,’ Derek said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 23 out of 40.

Selma Blair, 50, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, partnered with Sasha Farber. She hoped the dancing practice would help her in the long run. They danced the Viennese waltz.

Fan favorite: Selma Blair, 50, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, partnered with Sasha Farber

Fan favorite: Selma Blair, 50, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, partnered with Sasha Farber

‘You were a princess,’ said Tyra Banks, 48, who co-hosted with past champion Alfonso Ribeiro, 50.

‘You really created magic tonight,’ Bruno said.

‘You danced like a true artist,’ Carrie Ann said tearfully. ‘Seeing you come out here with your circumstance and just making everyone aware that you are fully able to do and achieve anything you put your mind to.’

High praise: They danced the Viennese waltz and were praised by the judges

High praise: They danced the Viennese waltz and were praised by the judges

‘I loved the whole thing, it was beautiful,’ Len said.

‘You are a perfect example of somebody that doesn’t let their illness define you,’ Derek said. ‘What defines you is your strength and courage.’

Selma broke down after her routine.

Getting emotional: Selma broke down after her routine

Getting emotional: Selma broke down after her routine

‘I’m so grateful,’ Selma said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 28 out of 40.

The last dance of the night was TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, 18, who paired with Mark Ballas. They danced the Cha-cha-chato Savage by Megan Thee Stallion.

TikTok star: The last dance of the night was TikTok star Charli D'Amelio, 18, who paired with Mark Ballas

TikTok star: The last dance of the night was TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, 18, who paired with Mark Ballas

‘That was amazing,’ Carrie Ann said.

‘Keep it up,’ Bruno said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 32 out of 40.

Dancing With The Stars will return next on the Disney+ streaming service.

Killed it: The judges gave them a combined score of 32 out of 40

Killed it: The judges gave them a combined score of 32 out of 40

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Dancing With The Stars: Teresa Giudice gets saved after finishing in bottom two on season premiere

Dancing With The Stars: Teresa Giudice gets saved by judges after finishing in bottom two during season 31 premiere on Disney+ service

Teresa Giudice was saved by the judges after finishing in the bottom two on Monday during the season 31 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on the Disney+ service.

Sex And The City actor Jason Lewis, 51, and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd, 36, were the first couple to be eliminated after also finishing in the bottom two along with Teresa, 50, and her pro partner Pasha Pashkov, 36. 

In the final minutes of the two-hour premiere, the judges voted to save Teresa over Jason.

Season premiere: Teresa Giudice was saved by the judges after finishing in the bottom two on Monday during the season 31 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on the Disney+ service

Season premiere: Teresa Giudice was saved by the judges after finishing in the bottom two on Monday during the season 31 premiere of Dancing With The Stars on the Disney+ service

‘I am so sad that I have to go home,’ Jason said. ‘Such a wonderful group of people. There is so much talent here and how wonderful everyone did and how supportive everyone’s been, it’s been great.’

Jason danced the Cha-cha-cha to Get Lucky by Daft Punk, but the judges were not impressed.

‘It was a very disappointing performance,’ head judge Len Goodman, 78, said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 18 out of 40.

First dance: The 50-year-old reality star was paired with Pasha Pashkov for season 31

First dance: The 50-year-old reality star was paired with Pasha Pashkov for season 31

Teresa, who flipped a table over during her performance, danced the Tango to Rihanna’s song We Found Love and the judges gave them a combined score of 20 out of 40.

‘This is a lot harder than I thought it would be,’ Teresa said.

Singer Jordin Sparks, 32, who was paired with Brandon Armstrong, was the first of the 16 contestants to hit the dance floor. Jordin and Brandon did the Cha-cha-cha to Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

Table flip: Teresa, who flipped a table over during her performance, danced the Tango to Rihanna's song We Found Love

Table flip: Teresa, who flipped a table over during her performance, danced the Tango to Rihanna’s song We Found Love

‘I won American Idol. I’m going to win this, too,’ Jordin declared.

‘It was clean, it was clear, it was precise,’ Len said. ‘I thought you did a fantastic job.

The judges gave them a combined score of 26 out of 40.

First up: Singer Jordin Sparks, 32, who was paired with Brandon Armstrong, was the first of the 16 contestants to hit the dance floor

First up: Singer Jordin Sparks, 32, who was paired with Brandon Armstrong, was the first of the 16 contestants to hit the dance floor

Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York’s weatherman, 61, was paired with Cheryl Burke. Sam and Cheryl danced the Foxtrot to Elton John’s Tiny Dancer.

‘That was a great first dance,’ judge Derek Hough, 37, said. ‘Well done.

‘You came out with such a wonderful sunny disposition, however a few dark clouds appeared with regard to the technique,’ Len said.

Weather expert: Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York's weatherman, 61, was paired with Cheryl Burke

Weather expert: Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York’s weatherman, 61, was paired with Cheryl Burke

The judges gave them a combined score of 20 out of 40.

Heidi D’Amelio, 50, TikTok star Charlie’s mother, paired with Artem Chigvintsev. Heidi, who shared that she had been a competitive dancer, danced the Cha-cha-cha to the song Lady Marmalade.

‘What have we got here, a red hot mama,’ Bruno said.

Competitive dancer: Heidi D'Amelio, 50, TikTok star Charlie's mother, was paired with Artem Chigvintsev

Competitive dancer: Heidi D’Amelio, 50, TikTok star Charlie’s mother, was paired with Artem Chigvintsev

The judges gave them a combined score of 24 out of 40.

Coda actor Daniel Durant, 42, who is deaf, was paired with dancer Britt Stewart.

‘I’m fully deaf and I’ve been that way since I was born,’ Daniel said. ‘Deaf people can’t hear music but we can feel it, and I want to show the world that deaf people can dance too!’

Deaf contestant: Coda actor Daniel Durant, 42, who is deaf, was paired with dancer Britt Stewart

Deaf contestant: Coda actor Daniel Durant, 42, who is deaf, was paired with dancer Britt Stewart

Daniel and Britt danced the Tango to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce.

‘First Coda wins an Oscar, next I got to get a Mirrorball,’ Daniel said to the camera. ‘It will happen.’

‘That was amazing,’ Carrie Ann said.

Tango time: Daniel and Britt danced the Tango to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce

Tango time: Daniel and Britt danced the Tango to Barbara Streisand by Duck Sauce

‘I’m really excited to see you develop as this show goes along,’ Len said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 27 out of 40.

Country singer Jessie James Decker, 34, who was partnered with Alan Bersten, danced the Cha-cha-cha to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama. Jessie wrapped her legs around Alan when she finished and received a standing ovation from the audience.

Country star: Country singer Jessie James Decker, 34, who was partnered with Alan Bersten, danced the Cha-cha-cha to Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama

Country star: Country singer Jessie James Decker, 34, who was partnered with Alan Bersten, danced the Cha-cha-cha to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Sweet Home Alabama

‘That was racier than the Kentucky Derby,’ Bruno said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 20 out of 40.

Wayne Brady, 50, paired with Witney Carson and danced the Cha-cha-cha to She’s a Bad Mama Mama. He also got a standing ovation when he finished.

Standing ovation: Wayne Brady, 50, paired with Witney Carson and danced the Cha-cha-cha to She's a Bad Mama Mama

Standing ovation: Wayne Brady, 50, paired with Witney Carson and danced the Cha-cha-cha to She’s a Bad Mama Mama

‘You’ve got it and you know what to do with it,’ Bruno said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 29 out of 40.

Charlie’s Angels actress Cheryl Ladd, 71, paired with Louis van Amstel and performed a Cha-cha-cha to Marvin Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up.

Angelic performance: Charlie's Angels actress Cheryl Ladd, 71, paired with Louis van Amstel and performed a Cha-cha-cha to Marvin Gaye's song Got To Give It Up

Angelic performance: Charlie’s Angels actress Cheryl Ladd, 71, paired with Louis van Amstel and performed a Cha-cha-cha to Marvin Gaye’s song Got To Give It Up

‘There are people on this show who could be my children,’ Cheryl said to the camera. ‘It doesn’t mean I won’t dance them right off the stage.’

‘Cheryl Ladd had swagger,’ Carrie Ann said. ‘You move your body beautifully, girl.’

‘You are still a raging angel,’ Bruno said.

Angel always: 'You are still a raging angel,' Bruno Tonioli said

Angel always: ‘You are still a raging angel,’ Bruno Tonioli said

The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40.

Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, 34, paired with Koko Iwasaki and danced the Salsa to Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny.

‘I don’t get it,’ Len said. ‘I’m sorry Vin I really wanted you to come out and knock my socks off and unfortunately tonight that didn’t happen.’

Reality star: Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, 34, paired with Koko Iwasaki and danced the Salsa to Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny

Reality star: Jersey Shore star Vinny Guadagnino, 34, paired with Koko Iwasaki and danced the Salsa to Tití Me Preguntó by Bad Bunny

The judges gave them a combined score of 17 out of 40.

Drag queen Shangela, 40, the first drag queen contestant on the show, paired with Gleb Savchenko. She said she would not rehearse in drag.

‘It takes about four to five hours to get the full Shangela experience,’ Shangela said.

She danced the Salsa to When I Grow Up by the Pussycat Dolls.

Draq queen: 'It takes about four to five hours to get the full Shangela experience,' Shangela said

Draq queen: ‘It takes about four to five hours to get the full Shangela experience,’ Shangela said

‘You were fantastic,’ Derek said.

‘Thanks for being fierce and being all that you are,’ Carrie Ann said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 28 out of 40.

90210 star Trevor Donovan, 43, paired with Emma Slater and they danced the Quickstep to Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself.

Fast dance: 90210 star Trevor Donovan, 43, paired with Emma Slater and they danced the Quickstep to Billy Idol's Dancing With Myself

Fast dance: 90210 star Trevor Donovan, 43, paired with Emma Slater and they danced the Quickstep to Billy Idol’s Dancing With Myself

‘What a ride, I am breathless,’ Bruno said.

‘Do not be afraid to dance because you can dance,’ Carrie Ann said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40.

The scores: The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40

The scores: The judges gave them a combined score of 21 out of 40

Bachelorette Gabby Windey, 31, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive to the Harry Styles song As It Was.

‘I can sum it up in a few words, that was great,’ Len said.

‘That was the best dance of the night so far,’ Derek said.

Jive dance: Bachelorette Gabby Windey, 31, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive to the Harry Styles song As It Was

Jive dance: Bachelorette Gabby Windey, 31, and partner Val Chmerkovskiy danced the Jive to the Harry Styles song As It Was

The judges gave them a combined score of 28 out of 40.

Fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, 24, paired with Daniella Karagach. Joseph said dancing was in his blood because he was half Latino. They two danced the Jive to Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas.

‘I like the energy that you brought to that dance,’ Len said.

Pumped up: Fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena, 24, paired with Daniella Karagach

Pumped up: Fitness model and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena, 24, paired with Daniella Karagach

‘I really enjoyed it,’ Derek said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 23 out of 40.

Selma Blair, 50, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, partnered with Sasha Farber. She hoped the dancing practice would help her in the long run. They danced the Viennese waltz.

Fan favorite: Selma Blair, 50, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, partnered with Sasha Farber

Fan favorite: Selma Blair, 50, who has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, partnered with Sasha Farber

‘You were a princess,’ said Tyra Banks, 48, who co-hosted with past champion Alfonso Ribeiro, 50.

‘You really created magic tonight,’ Bruno said.

‘You danced like a true artist,’ Carrie Ann said tearfully. ‘Seeing you come out here with your circumstance and just making everyone aware that you are fully able to do and achieve anything you put your mind to.’

High praise: They danced the Viennese waltz and were praised by the judges

High praise: They danced the Viennese waltz and were praised by the judges

‘I loved the whole thing, it was beautiful,’ Len said.

‘You are a perfect example of somebody that doesn’t let their illness define you,’ Derek said. ‘What defines you is your strength and courage.’

Selma broke down after her routine.

Getting emotional: Selma broke down after her routine

Getting emotional: Selma broke down after her routine

‘I’m so grateful,’ Selma said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 28 out of 40.

The last dance of the night was TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, 18, who paired with Mark Ballas. They danced the Cha-cha-chato Savage by Megan Thee Stallion.

TikTok star: The last dance of the night was TikTok star Charli D'Amelio, 18, who paired with Mark Ballas

TikTok star: The last dance of the night was TikTok star Charli D’Amelio, 18, who paired with Mark Ballas

‘That was amazing,’ Carrie Ann said.

‘Keep it up,’ Bruno said.

The judges gave them a combined score of 32 out of 40.

Dancing With The Stars will return next on the Disney+ streaming service.

Killed it: The judges gave them a combined score of 32 out of 40

Killed it: The judges gave them a combined score of 32 out of 40

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