'Dancing With the Stars': 'Glee's' Amber Riley ties a Week 1 record with a 27


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Amber Riley is known more for her singing skills on "Glee" than her dancing skills -- which is a shame, because the girl can cut a rug.

For her "Dancing With the Stars" debut, Riley and partner Derek Hough did a crazy cha-cha that earned thunderous applause and mad props from the judges.

"I couldn't even look at Derek," exlcaims Bruno. "You turned that cha-cha out. I'm hot now," says Carrie Ann. And Len adds, "I need a medic. I'm palpitating, perspirating and flatulating. ... Full-on, flat-out fabulous."

The judges gave Amber straight 9s for a score of 27, which ties just a few other couples to have earned that high of a score Week 1 -- Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas in Season 6, and Mya/Dimitry Chaplin and Aaron Carter/Karina Smirnoff in Season 9.
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