Michael Sam, the openly gay NFL player, makes his Dancing With The Stars debut tonight at 8/7pm on ABC. He is paired with Peta Murgatroyd, who has been with the show since 2011. She has previously competed with other professional athletes Metta World Peace and Donald Driver, winning the competition with Driver.
Reports I've heard from people who have watched rehearsals have been very positive regarding Sam's dancing skills. But you can't survive the show just based on dancing skills, there needs to be public support. You can vote for Sam and Mergatroyd tonight by calling 855-234-5603. Sam sent a reminder out to his followers with this tweet from the dance floor earlier today:
Hey guys make sure you tune in tonight to watch @PetaMurgatroyd and I dance! 8|7c on ABC. Be sure to vote 8552345603! pic.twitter.com/Yv3n2pTrXs— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) March 16, 2015
It will be a busy week for Sam as he will participate in the NFL Veteran Combine this Sunday. He talked about prepping for both events in this video.
Good luck to Sam and Murgatroyd tonight!