Not only is Jana Kramer a talented actress and country singer, but the new mom has some serious dancing skills.
Last night, during the season 23 premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Kramer wowed the crowd with her hidden talent as she and partner Gleb Savchenko Vienessed waltzed their way to a second place finish. The One Tree Hill actress and her partner ended opening night tied for second place with fellow actress Marilu Henner and Derek Hough. IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe and partner Sharna Burgess tied with Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez and her partner Valentin Chmerkovski at the top of the leaderboard.
Prior to taking the dance floor, Jana Kramer opened up to People about her reasons for taking the Dancing with the Stars challenge and how she’s juggling touring, being a mom, and dance rehearsals.
“This opportunity came at a very busy time in my life. I’m balancing being on tour and being a single mom for the first time, but I knew I couldn’t say no. I knew what I was signing on for and I want to show moms out there that we can do it all,” Kramer, 32, wrote in a blog for People.
“Of course, that means prioritizing my schedule. My daughter, (7-month old Jolie Rae),is my number one priority. Then, it’s being out on tour and giving my fans the best show I can. So, we really are just squeezing in rehearsals whenever we can. We usually get our practices in after I put my daughter down to sleep. It’s challenging and hard, but we’re making the best of it.”
The hard work paid off for Jana and Gleb as evidenced in their premiere dance. See for yourself in the video below and let us know what you think of Jana’s performance.
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