“Dancing With The Stars” is back with two-hour season premiere

DANCING WITH THE STARS - VAL CHMERKOVSKIY AND LAURIE HERNANDEZ The two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m.,) on WOTV4.(ABC/Craig Sjodin)

LOS ANGELES, CA-The stars have been announced, and tonight’s the night when America sees what each star will bring to the dance floor. From a U.S. Olympic gymnastic gold medalist to an Olympic athlete under fire, this season will be one not to miss. “Dancing with the Stars” is back, and the stars are ready to heat ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m.), on WOTV4. The premiere episode will kick off with the largest scale opening number ever, shot with the pros at Griffith Observatory.

On Monday, American can cast votes for their favorites via phone during the broadcast, and up to 60 minutes after the end of the show. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode at 8:00 p.m., and closing at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings.

Each couple will perform a Jive, Foxtrot, Cha Cha or Viennese Waltz, vying for America’s vote. All couples will all advance to week 2 of the competition, then someone will be sent packing. Here’s the song and dance style each couple will take on, tonight!


Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):


Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson – jive – “Kiss You” by One Direction


Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker – foxtrot – “Deed I Do” by Ray Charles


Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – jive – “Can’t Stop Dancing” by Becky G


Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – cha cha – “American Girl” by Bonnie McKee


James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – foxtrot – “Live Life” by Zayde Wølf


Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – cha cha – “That’s What I Like” by Flo Rida feat. Fitz Lunchmoney


Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – jive – “Stuff Like That There” by Betty Hutton


Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Viennese Waltz – “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande


Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – foxtrot – “Call Me Irresponsible” by Michael Bublé


Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Viennese Waltz – “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” by Mary J. Blige


Rick Perry & Emma Slater – cha cha – “God Blessed Texas” by Little Texas


Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – foxtrot – “Here” by Alessia Cara


Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson – cha cha – “Ice Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice




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