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'DWTS' competitors await their fate after 1st night

September 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The first-night jitters are behind them, and now the 12 competitors on "Dancing With The Stars" await their fate. After just one performance, one of the stars will be packing up their dancing shoes on Tuesday night.

(Get a dance-by-dance recap of all the action in week one of 'Dancing With The Stars.')

Both Chynna Phillips and Tony Dovolani, and J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff came out of the starting gate with strong dances and strong scores, and they tied for the top of the leaderboard with a score of 22 out of 30 for their individual Viennese Waltzes.

Head judge Len Goodman told Phillips and Dovolani that while it may not have been the best first dance he's ever seen, it was very close.

Carrie Ann Inaba told Martinez that he managed to find the kind of emotional quality that's hard to get this early on in the competition. The ever-humble actor and war veteran gave all the credit to his partner.

"Our personalities, we gel so well, so when you see us on the dance floor, we're just having fun," he said.

Hope Solo said she was happy to reach her goal to get all sevens, and it landed the soccer star and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, in third place.

The judges saw the gamut of dance abilities during week one, and with the good came the not so good - and the dreaded "bottom two."

In 10th place was Elisabetta Canalis and Val Chmerkovskiy with 15 points.

"I'm happy to be here. I'm grateful, so I don't want to, you know, get too sad and too serious," Canalis said. "I want to work harder, and let's see, crossing fingers for next time."

The Los Angeles Lakers player Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, was in last place with partner Peta Murgatroyd. They scored 14 points for their Cha Cha Cha.

"As long as I come out there and have fun, that's all I want to do," he said.

One of the 12 couples will be eliminated Tuesday night. Tune in at 9 p.m. to see who goes home.

To see photos of all the "Dancing With The Stars" season 13 contestants, check out our slideshow!

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