I know I'm very late on this, but I was busy most of the day. Onto the cast!
-Valerie Harper, with Tristan MacManus
She's the soft spot of the competition with everything she's been going through lately. She may stick around a bit.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy, with new dancer Tyne Stecklein
I used to watch him on PBS a lot. While I don't think he'll be the best dancer, I do think he may be the goofy charmer that sticks around a bit. Of course, being paired with a new pro may be a handicap.
-Brant Daugherty (Pretty Little Liars, Army Wives), with Peta Murgatroyd
I don't watch either of the shows, but he's hot and he's with Peta so he'll probably go far. If he ends up with two left feet, he'll probably still stick around more due to his looks.
-Jack Osbourne, reality TV star, with Cheryl Burke
He may surprise us with like his sister did. But with MS there may come a point where he may be underprepared.
-Bill Engvall (The Bill Engvall Show) with former troupe member Emma Slater
No clue who he is. I hear he's a comedian. They don't do well. Maybe the first to go?
-Keyshawn Johnson, former NFL wide receiver, with Sharna Burgess
Football players do well. Even if they're not the best dancer. Massive fanbase.
-Corbin Bleu (High School Musical), with Karina Smirnoff
Token Disney kid. I know he can dance, I did watch the movie (mainly because there was really nothing else on and I didn't have netflix at the time). But let's see how the hip hop translates this time to ballroom.
-Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Jersey Shore), with former troupe member Sasha Farber
Why? Wasn't the situation on the show enough? Never watched the show. Proud actually that I've never seen an episode. But can these people and the Kardashians disappear now?
-Christina Milian, singer/actor, with Mark Ballas
I'm pretty sure she's done some sort of dancing with her music videos. But those are usually hip hop so we have two this year.
-Elizabeth Berkley (Showgirls), with Val Chmerkovskiy
I know her better as Jesse from Saved by the Bell. But that was a very long time ago (I feel old). I hope she's able to keep up.
-Amber Riley (Glee), with Derek Hough
I liked Amber on Glee and although she's used to choreography, she wasn't exactly dancing the harder bits. That was left to Brittany. Derek may have a bit of a challenge this year but I wish her well.
Leah Remini (King of Queens), with Tony Dovolani
-Another who? for me. I pray she's good just for Tony's sake.
Hard to tell who's going to win. But once again there are people who do dance, or have danced as part of their main job. Then there are the complete noobies. We shall see.