Val Chmerkovskiy and Rumer Willis Val Chmerkovskiy and Rumer Willis

Is Season 20 the year Val Chmerkovskiy finally clinches the Dancing with the Stars Mirrorball trophy? He and partner Rumer Willis certainly gave their competition a run for their money on Monday's premiere - and Val gave us a peek at all the behind-the-scenes action!

Play Dancing with the Stars bingo!

From rehearsing in Chicago, where Willis is currently performing in a play, and bumping into a former Dancing winner to nabbing the highest score of Night 1 (a 32!), check out our exclusive photo diary from Val.