Chelsie Hightower, Roshon Fegan mimic Len Goodman after 'Dancing' premiere (Video)
Chelsie Hightower says she and "Dancing With The Stars" partner Roshon Fegan have one main goal for the secound round of competition next week.
"We want a good score from Len," she told OnTheRedCarpet.com, adding in a mock British accent: "We just want him to say, 'Roshon, your technique was superb this week.'"
'Roshon, I love you!' What ever that means," Fegan added, jokingly.
The 20-year-old rapper and actor who stars on the Disney Channel series "Shake It Up!," and Hightower, a 22-year-old professional dancer, came in third place with a score of 23 out of 30 points for their Cha Cha on Tuesday's season 14 premiere. British native Len Goodman, the most acerbic out of the three judges, said: "Technically, the performance was very low. Too much hip hop."
Fegan and Hightower have found at least one very famous fan - Britney Spears, whose fiance, talent manager Jason Trawick, is friends with the actor. She Tweeted on Monday: "Just went to Dancing with the Stars to support Jason's friend Roshon Fegan. He is so cute! And wow can that boy dance!"
Fegan and Hightower tied for third place with three other couples - singer Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus, "Melrose Place" actor Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya and "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd and Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
The lowest score of 20 out of 30 points was also earned by three couples - "Little House on the Prairie" actress Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, tennis player Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani and singer Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff, who won the previous 13th season with actor and war veteran J.R. Martinez. (Read a recap of the season 14 premiere.)
"The level of dancing is so high, so it's such an honor to be a part of that because when you progress and when you do better, it's that much more rewarding because everybody is so good," Hightower said, adding: "I'm very grateful for our score but I want it to be better."
The couples return to the ballroom on Monday, September 26, to perform a different dance and the next day, one pair is expected to become the first to be eliminated.
Check out photos of the season 14 premiere of "Dancing With The Stars."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).