Today is the big day! Bravo’s own NeNe Leakes will make her Dancing With The Stars debut TONIGHT and…what’s more, she’s opening the show!! NeNe called in to chat with Andy, Kim Zolciak & Sheree Whitfield last night on WWHL and revealed that she would be dancing first tonight in the show’s opener. This first round of dances will set the stage and reveal who’s this season’s biggest competition so you can bet NeNe and her partner Tony Dovalani will be looking to impress with their rendition of the Cha-Cha!
For Season 18, Dancing With The Stars is shaking things up. Erin Andrews will replace long-time cohost Brooke Burke-Charvet. Also, they’ve announced a mid-season partner swap which is a first. It sounds like voters will have some say in how those switcheroos happen so be sure to tune in for details about how to make your voice heard!
One thing that hasn’t changed this season is that the stars will still be relying on your votes to continue on in the competition. So, to all the NeNe fans out there…be sure to TUNE IN and be even more sure to VOTE!!! Let’s keep NeNe around for the long haul!!
NeNe told E that she’s sore from the 4+ hours of rehearsal each day but that she’ll be doing her best to make it as far as she can. She says her biggest competition will be from Olympic ice dancing champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White but that she’s comin’ for them! NeNe also hopes to lose 20 lbs, is promising to show up for all the rehearsals and no fake fainting! (Ok…she didn’t really say that last part but I couldn’t resist throwing just a little bit of shade!) And, she does have a message for you, her fans:
“To my fans: Please tune in, watch and vote for me. I promise to bring fun and personality and a lot of energy to the show. I promise you guys, I do not have two left feet. I do have rhythm! And know each week I’m just giving the best that I can. Bloop!”
To vote for NeNe call 1-800-868-3401!!!