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Amber Riley Shines on DWTS

As a self-proclaimed “Gleek,” it’s no wonder Amber Riley is my favorite celebrity on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars. The “Glee” alum is known for her powerhouse vocals, but on Monday’s season premiere, she proved she has moves, too!

Riley danced the cha-cha to “Wings” by Little Mix with her partner, Derek Hough, and it was fabulous! I loved everything about it, from the choreography to her costume (could she be any more fierce?!).

And I’m not the only roused by Riley. The judges were, too, giving her a score of 27 out of 30 in the first episode, which was the most awarded Monday evening! Bruno Tonioli declared Riley the “tigress of season 17,” while Carrie Ann Inaba bowed over the judges’ table in admiration of the actress.

And tough cookie Len Goodman (think of him as the Simon Cowell of DWTS said “I’m palpitating, perspirating and flatulating. I’m telling you, week one and you come out to dance like that? Incredible, full on, flat out fabulous.”

Needless to say, this “tigress” is leading the pack and I’m rooting for her to go all the way!

If you missed her stellar performance, you can check it out here: