On the season premiere on Sept. 19, D’Amelio and her partner, Mark Ballas, took the stage to dance the Cha Cha, set to a remix of the song “Savage” by Megan Thee Stallion.
The song has its own dance on TikTok and was an early trend that helped bring D’Amelio into the spotlight, making it the perfect song choice for her Dancing With The Stars debut.
D’Amelio and her partner won first place in the first round, and many are already predicting a win for the teenager.
One person simply wrote, “LOL Wrap it up, Charli D’Amelio’s gonna win.”
She even converted a few people into her fans.
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A Dancing With The Stars viewer on Twitter gave D’Amelio very high praise, saying, “I had no idea who Charli D’Amelio actually was before tonight.. but you could have told me she was a professional ballroom dancer and I 100% would have believed you.”
Another shared a similar sentiment: “I’m not even a fan of Charli D’Amelio (I don’t dislike her, I just don’t have tik tok so I don’t know her well) but everyone complaining saying her scores weren’t deserved are being stupid. She and Mark killed it.”
Of course, there are always going to be people on the other side as well.
Others questioned if it was even fair for D’Amelio to be on the show, as the TikTok creator told Seventeen in 2020 that she was a competitive dancer for around 10 years before she started her TikTok career.
One Dancing With The Stars viewer brought this up on Twitter, writing, “Charli D’Amelio is a trained dancer. She’s literally famous for dancing, how is she on dancing with the stars?”
But overall, it looks like most people are excited to see more of D’Amelio on Dancing With The Stars going forward.