Country singer Jana Kramer and pro dancer Gleb Savchenko lit the ballroom on fire with a red-hot routine when Dancing With The Stars season 23 premiered Sept. 12 on ABC. Although the blush-worthy Viennese waltz drew mixed reactions from the oft-picky panelists, it scored well enough to secure a tie for second place on the DWTS week one leaderboard, and puts them in excellent positionto advance further in the competition.

'Healing' via DWTS?

During the duo's recorded pre-dance segment, Jana Kramer touched on recent troubles in her personal life --including her recent separation from husband Mike Caussin-- and hoped that competing on Dancing with the Stars season 23 would prove to be "a healing experience." Shesaid that being paired up with Savchenko, who last appeared on the US version of the hit reality dance competition during season 10, was like hitting "the jackpot."

A 'Dangerous' dance in action

The duo definitely didn't disappoint.

Their Viennese waltz, appropriately set to Ariana Grande's "Dangerous Woman," was one of the sexiest dances ever delivered on Dancing with the Stars. It was delivered by both with breathtaking intensity and passion, but not all four of the judges appreciated the steamy romp.

Bruno Tonioli called it the "raunchiest" Viennese waltz he'd ever seen and asked them to do it again, and Carrie Ann Inaba praised Kramer's "really nice lines" and predicted that she'd be "incredible" with increased physical strength.

However, that was where the praise ended, as head judge Len Goodman called the routine "all too dramatic" and missed the "soft, flowing" qualities of a traditional Viennese waltz.

The super sexy duo received a wide range of scores that totaled a respectable 27, with a nearly panting Tonioli giving them an 8, Inaba flashing her 7 paddle, and both Goodman and Hough going with a 6. They finished the evening tied with actress Marilu Henner and Derek Hough for second place on the leaderboard.

They trail co-leaders Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess by four points.

Jana Kramer earns celeb support

Kramer enjoyed support from several of her fellow celebs, including country singer Rodney Atkins, her One Tree Hill co-star Sophia Bush, and Reality TV stars Todd and Savannah Chrisley. To see how Kramer and Savchenko fare with voters, watch Dancing with the Stars season 23 when it continues next week on ABC.

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