'DWTS' Season 30: JoJo Siwa scores the highest, fans call it 'gay rights reparations'

Despite a performance slip-up, JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson's Quickstep earned them the highest score of the night

                            'DWTS' Season 30: JoJo Siwa scores the highest, fans call it 'gay rights reparations'
JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson in 'Dancing With The Stars' (ABC)

Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' is here, and the premiere was all about this season's celebrity lineup showcasing their talent on the main stage. As always, the stars are a mixed bag of celebrities, each with their own unique talent that gives them an added edge when it comes to their performances. 

Popstar and dancer JoJo Siwa dancing the Quickstep to 'Are You Gonna Be My Girl?' by Jet, along with her partner, Jenna Johnson. The two made history, seeing that they were the first same-sex couple to perform on 'DWTS'. To know more about their performance, including their score, continue reading.


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Siwa's quickstep performance was packed with her infectious energy as she and Johnson wasted no time in showing off their talent. However, during their performance, Johnson slipped and nearly fell. Siwa, who was leading, managed to support her and help her gain her footing without missing a single beat. While the judges pointed out the slip-up, they also appreciated the quick recovery. Len Goodman was all praises for the duo's performance.

Derek Hough kept it short, pointing out that Siwa was made for 'Dancing With The Stars'. Bruno Tonioli was absolutely thrilled, stating that he was so high that he could hit the rafters and was excited to see what they would continue bringing to the stage. 

Carrie Ann Inaba was glad to see that Siwa could recover after Johnson slipped on stage, proving that they could depend on each other. The duo came out on top with 29 points, the highest score of the night. While there was chatter online, seeing that Siwa is a trained dancer and performer, fans were still excited, seeing that she brought representation to the show that had long been missing. 

"people are so shook jojo got first but keep forgetting that SHES A DANCER. OF COURSE SHE DID WELL. It wasn't even a dramatic lead my queen is simply talented #DWTS" tweeted a fan. "It's always an unfair advantage for professional dancers to compete. However Jojo is just so adorable that I will enjoy watching her this season #dwts" added another. "Jojo and Jenna dancing together is going to help so many people!! This is why positive representation matters! #DWTS" added a fan. 

"Okay jojo siwa you better let them know you were trained by Abby lee #DWTS" joked a fan. "jojo and jenna closing #DWTS s30 first night was amazing. loved the choreography, the energy, everything.. idc if you disagree" declared a fan. "JoJo Siwa getting the highest score even though her partner slipped is what we call Gay Rights Reparations #DWTS" tweeted a fan. "Longtime #DWTS viewers have been waiting too long for what happened tonight. Fully crying during JoJo and Jenna's performance. The representation." added a fan. 
















Watch 'Dancing With The Stars' on Monday at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the Episodes on abc.com and Hulu. 


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