Backstreet’s back, all right! Twenty years after he made teen girls swoon with “We’ve Got It Goin’ On,” Nick Carter is surrounded by screaming fans once more. The Backstreet Boy made his Dancing With the Stars debut during its Season 21 premiere on Monday, Sept. 14 — and he did not disappoint!
The ABC dancing competition saved the best for last when Carter, 35, and his pro dance partner, Sharna Burgess, kicked up their heels to Flo Rida’s “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” for a cha-cha routine. They scored a 24 out of 30 from the judges, and got one of the biggest ovations of the night.
The boy bander received plenty of Twitter support from fans, including stars like Snooki, former ‘N Sync rival Lance Bass, New Kids on the Block’s Jordan Knight, and his younger brother Aaron Carter, who finished in fifth place with partner Karina Smirnoff in Season 9.
“Aaron actually was very supportive, he called me immediately and said, ‘Nick, I couldn’t get the Mirrorball, so can you get [it] for me?'” Nick told Us Weekly Monday night. “And I said, ‘I’ll try my hardest, buddy!’ So we’re supportive of each other.”
The “Everybody” singer also told Us how nervous he was about his first performance. “I’m just relieved that it’s over with,” he said. “I had a lot of anxiety basically just because I was unsure of the stage, unsure of the environment. I told [Sharna], I felt like I was in the Thunderdome.”
For more reactions to Carter’s DWTS debut, check out the roundup below:
— Aaron Carter (@aaroncarter) September 14, 2015
— Jordan Knight (@jordanknight) September 14, 2015
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) September 15, 2015
YAS NICK CARTER ???????????????????????????????? #DWTS
— Nicole Polizzi (@snooki) September 15, 2015
Great job tonight @nickcarter. Representing and making me proud bro!
— Howie D (@howied) September 15, 2015
— Jonathan Knight-Rodr (@JonathanRKnight) September 15, 2015
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) September 14, 2015
— backstreetboys (@backstreetboys) September 15, 2015
i’m so proud of you ????????. I love u so much ? @nickcarter
— jessica. (@fifthfeelings) September 15, 2015
@nickcarter you are the best dancer Nick!
— Stéphanie Turgeon (@shane_mistral) September 15, 2015
Well, Nick Carter got cute again. ????
— Steven Wilson (@st_v_nw) September 15, 2015
Just so everyone know nick carter was on dancing with the Stars last night and he proudly said he has been in a boy band for 23 years
— Larrie Grey (@50shades_larrie) September 15, 2015
— Kimberly Culbert (@kulbertk1991) September 15, 2015
Nick Carter on #DWTS is so many of my dreams combined into one that my heart might explode.
— Colleen Day (@itscolleend) September 15, 2015
— Samantha (@samanthaamitch) September 15, 2015
U nailed it @nickcarter
— sweetpeony (@sweetsweetpeony) September 15, 2015
@nickcarter Nicky you are the Best :))) beautiful dance !
— Marta Radomska (@RadomskaMarta) September 15, 2015
— Toni (@Toni4Kaos) September 15, 2015
— Angela (@angelakarli) September 15, 2015
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