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'Dancing with the Stars' Premiere: Who Had the Highest (and Lowest) Scores?

Recently engaged "Bachelor" star Sean Lowe, country singer Kellie Pickler and "Real Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump are among the season 16 dancers.

Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd

Dancing with the Stars kicked off its 16th season Monday night with a dozen new dancing hopefuls.

[Warning: Spoiler alert!]

The 12 pairs -- who performed the cha-cha, foxtrot or a contemporary dance -- got off to a mostly so-so start, with Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy scoring the highest (24 out of a possible total of 30 points from the judges). Incidentally, Coleman is the youngest DWTS competitor ever at age 16.

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Coming in at the bottom of the pack were comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke, with a total of 12 points.

So how did recently engaged The Bachelor star Sean Lowe do? He came in at the middle of the pack with 19 points.

"For a dance virgin, you have a very effective pelvic thrust," judge Len Goodman told Lowe of his foxtrot with professional partner Peta Murgatroyd. "It was like the Chippendales version of a ballroom dancer. It needs refinement and finesse."

Meanwhile, fellow judge Carrie Ann Inaba added that she thinks Lowe will go far in the competition.

"You have a fearless exuberance," she said, adding: "I bet you're gonna go far because of the way you attack it."

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And for those wondering: Yes, his fiancee, Catherine Giudici, was watching in the audience.

Below is the complete list of scores, broken down by judge and ranked from highest to lowest, for each competitor:

Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Dance: Contemporary

Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 8
Total: 24 out of 30

Country singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough
Dance: Cha-cha

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas
Dance: Cha-cha

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21

Former figure skater Dorothy Hamill and Tristan MacManus
Dance: Contemporary

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 7
Bruno: 7
Total: 21

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Soap star Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson
Dance: Contemporary

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 6
Bruno: 7
Total: 20

Super Bowl champion Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff
Dance: Cha-cha

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 6
Bruno: 7
Total: 20

Former Bachelor star Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd
Dance: Foxtrot

Carrie Ann: 7
Len: 6
Bruno: 6
Total: 19

Boxer Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold
Dance: Foxtrot

Carrie Ann: 6
Len: 6
Bruno: 6
Total: 18

Country singer Wynonna Judd and Tony Dovolani
Dance: Cha-cha

Carrie Ann: 6
Len: 6
Bruno: 6
Total: 18

Bravo reality star Lisa Vanderpump and Gleb Savchenko
Dance: Foxtrot

Carrie Ann: 6
Len: 8
Bruno: 6
Total: 18

Actor Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess
Dance: Foxtrot

Carrie Ann: 6
Len: 5
Bruno: 6
Total: 17

Comedian D.L. Hughley and Cheryl Burke
Dance:
Cha-cha
Carrie Ann: 4
Len: 4
Bruno: 4
Total: 12