DWTS Season 23: cast announcement

Oh joy! It's that time of year again. Time to see what celebrities decided to journey through the sparkly world that is DWTS.

And Maks is back!

So, onto my pre-dance opinions

Laurie Hernandez w/ Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Of all the olympic floor routines I saw from team USA, she was the one who actually danced the most. I'm looking forward to this pairing. Gymnasts tend to go far.

Marilu Henner w/ Derek Hough.One of the older competitors, she also hosted America's Ballroom Challenge. I think she has a fair amount of ballroom experience. Thus the reason she's paired with Derek, the golden boy.

Amber Rose w/ Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Yay Maks! Don't know much about her, I do see a poster in the subway for her new show.

Ryan Lochte w/ Cheryl Burke. Oh boy. Why? Can I hope he's horrible and goes home the first week? The first word that comes to mind, even before the whole Rio debacle, is 'IDIOT'. Nice to see Cheryl back, but she may not be around for long.

Vanilla Ice w/ Witney Carson. Slightly before my time, I don't know how much his hip hop skills have kept but, but maybe there's something Witney can work with.

Calvin Johnson w/ Lindsay Arnold. A football player. They tend to do well, even if they aren't good (ahem, last season)

Rick Perry w/ Emma Slater. And we have a politician. Poor Emma. They never stick around.

Maureen McCormick w/ Artem Chigvintsev. Another older actress, hopefully she has some ability to keep Artem and his abs on my screen for a few weeks.

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds w/ Allison Holker. I recall him being a sit/stand and croon kind of guy. Sometimes with a piano. We shall see how much rhythm he has. Singers tend to be hit or miss with dance ability.

Jake T. Austin w/ Jenna Johnson. No clue. Maybe he'll surprise me.

James Hinchcliffe w/ Sharna Burgess. Racecar drivers tend to stick around for a while even when they're not good.

Terra Jolé w/ Sasha Farber. We officially have the shortest person ever on this show paired with probably the shortest male pro. Sasha may have his hands full trying to get pretty lines from her.

Jana Kramer w/ Gleb Savchenko. No clue who she is. Bio says country singer. And it's nice to see Gleb back in the ballroom. He didn't stick around long previously.


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