While training for his first performance on last night’s season premiere of Dancing With the Stars, a sweat-soaked Bill Engvall asked his professional dance partner, “Are we ever gonna do a ‘hey let’s dance and drink a beer’ dance?” It won’t be that easy for the Blue Collar Comedy Tour comedian to become the Redneck Dancing King this season.
It was certainly surprising seeing him on a very different stage. With dancing partner Emma Slater, Engvall came out in a shiny purple sequined vest and danced a pretty impressive Fox Trot to the tune of “Hot Stuff.” He heard encouraging feedback before earning a score of 6 from each of the three judges. Not bad for the first try!
Visit Dancing With the Stars to vote for Bill and Emma and tune in to ABC next Monday at 8:00pm EST to see him through to the next round. For now, check out Bill’s Week 1 performance!