Watch Jana Kramer’s First ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Performance
Dressed in a lacy black top and skirt, Kramer looked stunning as she and Savchenko -- a 32-year-old Russian dancer and choreographer whom Kramer describes as "awesome" and "very easy on the eyes" -- twirled around the dance floor. Close-ups of the country star showed that she was focused during her performance, but as soon as the number ended, she let out a deep breath, and a happy smile came across her face. Readers can press play above to watch their performance and a compilation of their rehearsals.
Kramer and Savchenko's first DWTS performance earned them a score of 27 points (out of a possible 40). Two of the judges said that they would have preferred the more traditional Viennese waltz, while two others appreciated the sultry update the pair gave it.
In addition to Kramer, singer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick, former Texas governor Rick Perry, former NFL player Calvin Johnson and more are competing during Dancing With the Stars Season 23. The singer follows in the footsteps of fellow country stars Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler, Chuck Wicks, Sara Evans and Billy Ray Cyrus, all of whom have previously competed on the TV dancing show.
Kramer has been dealing with some troubles in her personal life as of late: The artist and her husband, Michael Caussin, recently split up, a little over one year into their marriage. Kramer and Caussin were married on May 22, 2015, less than six months after getting engaged on Kramer’s 31st birthday (Dec. 2, 2014). On Jan. 31, the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Jolie Rae Caussin.
"I really think this process is going to be a huge healing experience for me," Kramer admits of her time on DWTS.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays on ABC.
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