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