First off, congratulations to Derek Hough for his Emmy win Sunday night in the choreography category.
The show opens with a routine from the pros, and there's Derek front and center. I guess unlike football players he doesn't get the night off.
They appear to have done away with the grand staircase entrance for each couple, introducing them in groups of three as they stand on the dance floor.
There's a quick shot of the leaderboard with last week's scores and we're told it's all-Latin tonight and they immediately go to the first couple.
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren & Val Chmerkovskiy — Samba
Val calls Elizabeth "adorable"...