Selma Blair's Stunning 'DWTS' Debut Brings Ballroom to Tears

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The actress and her partner Sasha Farber tied for third place and will return to the stage next week for "Elvis Night."

Season 31 of Dancing With the Stars kicked off its stream on Disney+ last night, and despite the platform change, all anyone could talk about was Selma Blair's incredible performance. 

The 50-year-old actress took the stage alongside her partner, Sasha Farber, and the two danced the Viennese waltz to David Cook's "Time of My Life." 

Blair stunned the judges and viewers with her performance and elegant lilac gown that shimmered under stage lights. The actress and her dance partner even brought judge Carrie Ann and fellow contestant Jordin Sparks to tears. 

When it came time to rank their performance, Blair and Sasha tied for third place with Drag Race star Shangela and her partner Gleb Savchenko, with both teams racking up 27 points; following Wayne Brady and partner Witney Carson's second place performance (with 28 points), and Charli D'Amelio and partner Mark Ballas taking the lead with 32 points.

"I'm so grateful, I'm so grateful," a teary-eyed Blair responded to the news. 

The actress was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018 and previously expressed her excitement to join the season, elaborating on what it meant to her. 

"This is a new chapter of growing my stamina and really healing. Not just healing, but finding huge strength and support," she said

Blair also previously admitted that part of the reason she joined the show was to inspire others.

"It is for the viewers, because that is what has given me support. In dark times in my life, there are people that have come forward—strangers on the street or on Instagram, my original fans...I'm doing it for them," she revealed. 

Blair and Farber will return next week for Elvis Night on Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT streaming only on Disney+.

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