Dancing With the Stars season 30 kicked off on Monday, and it included a historic second for the present. As JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson carried out the quickstep throughout the premiere, they grew to become the primary same-sex dancing pair within the present’s historical past. For the momentous event, the duo danced to “Are You Gonna Be My Lady” by Jet in colourful outfits. Although they’d a quick misstep within the efficiency, they managed to snag the best rating of the evening with a 29 out of 40.
Siwa, who got here out as a part of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood in February, beforehand spoke concerning the historic pairing final month, saying that she hopes to encourage LGBTQ+ youth this season. “It is actually particular that not solely now do I get to share with the world that you just get to like who you wish to love, but additionally you get a dance with whom you wish to dance,” Siwa mentioned on the Tv Critics Affiliation press tour panel. “There’s quite a lot of limitations that we’ll have to interrupt via — who leads, how do you gown, what footwear do you put on? However I feel it is all one thing that I am trying ahead to. It should be difficult, however it may give a lot to folks on the market — folks of the LGBTQ neighborhood, individuals who really feel just a bit completely different. It should give them a way of happiness.” Watch Siwa and Johnson’s full efficiency above.