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Watch Hines Ward & Wendy Williams 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 12 Debut Performances!

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Mar. 22 2011, Published 4:07 a.m. ET

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Dancing With the Stars Season 12 boasts the most diverse mix of celebs ever, and last night's contestants brought their own flavor to the dance floor! Pittsburgh Steeler's Hines Ward and talk show host Wendy Williams (already being dubbed the diva of the season) gave high energy performances, but did not top the leader board.

The Steelers all time leading receiver and his pro partner Kym Johnson received a total score of 21 out of a possible 30 with his Cha Cha.

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"You are just exuberant and your smile lights up the whole stage," judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Hines of his presence on the dance floor.

“It feels good, especially for the first time,” Hines said of getting his groove on. “It’s so nerve-wracking.”

Hines scored the third highest of the night behind actor Ralph Macchio and actress Kirstie Alley.

But Wendy was not as successful with her Cha Cha.

"You have to bring your personality out on to this floor," said judge Len Goodman said of her performance with partner Tony Dovolani to "I'm Every Woman" (Chaka Khan). "It was timid."

"Listen to me. I know you've got fire...I know you've got personality," said Bruno Tonioli.

Carrie Anne's advice? "Unleash the beast!"

So how did she feel out there?

"Fine," Wendy explained, "I did the best that I could for this week."

The vibrant host is looking forward to returning next week after receiving a 14 out of 30.

Catch their performances below!

Hines & Kym

Wendy Williams

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