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Backstage at Dancing With the Stars: Sean Lowe Questions the Judges' Opinions

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It's only the second week of competition on Dancing With the Stars, and already a certain pair thinks they are being misjudged.

We caught up with the contestants right after the show last night to talk about the dances, the judging and the emotional and physical toll the rehearsals are taking. And speaking of emotions, Sean Lowe and partner Peta Murgatroyd were not afraid to question the panel of experts who dole out the scores.

"I'm not happy about what Len said, to be quite honest," Murgatroyd tells us. She is referring to Len Goodman critiquing their lack of Jive during the dance.

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"I felt there was plenty of Jive," she insists. "There was a lot of Jive and there was a couple of Lindy Kicks and that was it."

Already the stakes are high, and everyone is taking this competition very seriously—proof of that revealed in the packages that ran before the dancers took the floor. Case in point: D.L. Hughley lashing out at partner Cheryl Burke.

"I was humiliated, and I think when you're hurt and humiliated you lash out at the people who are trying to do you the most good," Hughley says. "At the end of the day, you know I feel like we did what we had promised we would do. She made me keep my promise to myself, and that is ultimately what's most important to me. I doubted myself and she just didn't let me feel bad for myself."

Miss last week's premiere? Catch up with our recap!

To hear more from the DWTS contestants, including how Andy Dick plans to get Lady Gaga on the show, watch our exclusive interviews below!

See more from this season's cast of DWTS on tonight's E! News at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

—Reporting by Will Marfuggi

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