Wayne Brady has taken on the ballroom in his “Dancing With the Stars” premiere performance. He is performing with professional dancer Witney Carson.
The performance garnered an overall score of 29. Carrie Ann Inaba was awarded 7 points, Bruno Tonioli awarded 8 points, Derek Hough awarded 7 points and Len Goodman was awarded 7 points.
The duo performed cha-cha to “Bad Mama Jama,” donning gold costumes.
Brady is an actor, singer, and comedian who has appeared on shows such as “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” “How I Met Your Mother” and “Let’s Make a Deal.” He is no stranger to live theatre, having appeared on Broadway in “Kinky Boots,” “Hair,” and “Chicago.”
“You have to engage your back and chest up, and then make sure your shoulder is up,” he explained of the physical demands of the competition. “However, by the end of this show, they’re going to call me Wayne.” Brady says, ‘Man, that’s a good frame.’
The dancing duo will return next week, which is Elvis-themed.
They will once again face off against celebrities Joseph Baena, Selma Blair, Trevor Donovan, Sam Champion, Charli D’Amelio, Heidi D’Amelio, Jessie James Decker, Daniel Durant, Teresa Giudice, Vinny Guadagnino, Cheryl Ladd, Shangela, Jordin Sparks and Gabby Windey. Jason Lewis was eliminated.
Brady’s Late Grandmother Inspired Him to Compete in ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Brady’s performance in the ballroom was inspired by his late grandmother.