Jimmie Allen makes ballroom debut with Tango on 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Jimmie Allen made Country music proud last night as he graced the ballroom floor for the debut of ABC’s 30th season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Jimmie’s larger-than-life personality was on full-display as he connected with fans during the hours leading up to the premiere via Instagram. The “Best Shot” singer could be seen modeling his metallic black costume, which he joked made him look like a “trash bag” as he ate donuts and interacted with and encouraged other contestants to prepare for his big debut.

When showtime came, the 36-year-old took to the dance floor with his professional partner, Emma Slater, for a well-rehearsed Tango to “The Way I Are” by Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. Jimmie and Emma have nicknamed their partnership “JEMMA” as they encourage viewers to vote. Allen expressed his excitement to be paired with Slater sharing “her personality makes mine look normal.”