It’s that time of year again and this time it is Dancing with the Stars 25th Season. You know what that means, it’s only going to get more competitive. Familiar faces will once again be fighting for that sought after Mirror Ball. With an opening number with head judge, Len Goodman along with the entire cast, we are bound to be entertained for another season. Meet the cast below and be sure to tune into the season premiere airing on September 18th at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m.
“Episode 2501” – “Dancing with the Stars” is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor and celebrate the show’s landmark 25th season. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The premiere will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring head judge Len Goodman and the entire cast of “Dancing with the Stars,” choreographed by the show’s own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.
This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes a “Shark,” a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a “Pretty Little Liar,” a “Property Brother,” a ‘80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, to name just a few. Each couple will perform a salsa, foxtrot, tango or cha cha, vying for America’s vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated on week 1, and they will all advance to week two of the competition.
Dancing with the Stars 25th Season
Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):
Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe – Salsa – “Money Maker” by Ludacris featuring Pharrell
Barbara Corcoran has been an investor/Shark for the past nine seasons on Shark Tank. Years ago, Barbara borrowed $1,000 to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. She would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business. Now Barbara is swimming into uncharted waters with partner Keo to add the coveted Mirrorball trophy to her collection of successes. SEE BARBARA CORCORAN’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten – Foxtrot – “Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson
From singer, songwriter, and musician to actress and dancer, Debbie Gibson embodies what it truly means to be an entertainer. A music prodigy, Debbie exploded on the Billboard Pop Charts at the tender age of 16 with the self-penned “Only in My Dreams.” Now she has dreams of dazzling us in the ballroom with partner Alan Bersten on Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. SEE DEBBIE GIBSON’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess – Salsa – “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow
In 1996, Derek Fisher was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers, winning 5 NBA Championships. He is the all-time NBA record holder in playoff games played and served as president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Now Derek hopes to score some different points in the ballroom with partner Sharna Burgess by his side. SEE DEREK FISHER’S EXTENDED BIO ON HIS CAST PAGE.
Drew Scott & Emma Slater – Foxtrot – “Our House” by Madness
Drew Scott and his twin brother, Jonathan, host multiple top-rated HGTV series, including the Emmy-nominated Property Brothers, Brother vs. Brother and Property Brothers at Home. Millions of fans in over 150 countries watch the show. Now he hopes to make the Mirrorball trophy his next piece of property with partner Emma Slater. SEE DREW SCOTT’S EXTENDED BIO ON HIS CAST PAGE.
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson – Foxtrot – “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
Frankie Muniz is an actor, musician, writer, producer, race car driver, and band manager. He is best known for playing the title character in the FOX comedy Malcolm in the Middle, which earned him an Emmy nomination, two Golden Globe Award nods and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Young Star Award.” Now he’s a Dancing star with partner Witney Carson. SEE FRANKIE MUNIZ’S EXTENDED BIO ON HIS CAST PAGE.
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold – Tango – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
Jordan Fisher’s take as Doody in FOX’s Emmy-winning broadcast of Grease: LIVE earned him critical acclaim and was deemed the show’s breakout star by MTV and People Magazine. That spring, he released his first single, “All About Us,” which was the #2 most added song and a top 30 hit at pop radio. SEE JORDAN FISHER’S EXTENDED BIO ON HIS CAST PAGE.
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas – Cha Cha – “Don’t Worry” by Madcon
Acclaimed violinist Lindsey Stirling used her classical violin training to leap through the music industry with almost 10 million YouTube subscribers, over 1.9 billion views on her YouTube channel, two Billboard Music Awards and sold out tours worldwide. Now Lindsey is putting down the violin for a spell to step onto the dance floor with partner Mark Ballas. SEE LINDSEY STIRLING’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd – Cha Cha – “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams
Nick Lachey, a multi-platinum recording artist, television personality and businessman, first rose to stardom as the frontman of the popular band 98 Degrees, selling over 10 million albums worldwide and charting several top-40 hits. In 2003 he launched a successful solo music career and segued into television when he starred on MTV’s Newlyweds. SEE NICK LACHEY’S EXTENDED BIO ON HIS CAST PAGE.
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev – Tango – “So What!” by P!nk
Nikki Bella is a philanthropist, YouTuber, motivational speaker and the longest-reigning Divas Champion. She and her twin sister, Brie, stirred up the WWE, culminating with a Divas title reign apiece in 2011 and 2012. As a pivotal member of the SmackDown LIVE roster, Bella continues to test the limits of competition. She’ll be doing the same in the ballroom with partner Artem Chigvintsev. SEE NIKKI BELLA’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko – Cha Cha – “Like That” by Fleur East
You know Sasha Pieterse for her lead role on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars, which wrapped its seventh and final season earlier this year. Despite being only 12 when she was cast, she held her own as the youngest regular cast member. Sasha has also launched her singing career releasing four singles. Now she begins a new ballroom adventure with partner Gleb Savchenko. SEE SASHA PIETERSE’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha – “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations
Terrell Owens is one of the most exciting and electrifying players to ever play pro football. He had 1078 Receptions, 15,935 yards, and 153 touchdowns during the span of his 15-year career. Terrell is also a respected and best-selling author, penning a children’s book, Little T Learns to Share and a fitness book, T.O.’s Finding Fitness. Now Terrell is tackling a brand new challenge with partner Cheryl Burke. SEE TERRELL OWENS’ EXTENDED BIO ON HIS CAST PAGE.
Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Woman” by Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns
Not only winning the 1998 Miss Teen USA pageant, Vanessa Lachey (then Minnillo) was also the winner of the title of Miss Congeniality 1998. She went on to serve as co-host for Total Request Live, and MTV Hits as well as taking on many other hosting duties, including two seasons as the New York-based correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. Now Vanessa will be entertaining us in the ballroom with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. SEE VANESSA LACHEY’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Born Ready” by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy
At the age of 11, lifelong swimmer Victoria Arlen fell ill with a rare viral disease. This left her without the use of her legs for nearly ten years. Her health improved tremendously. Not only did she participate in four events at the London Paralympic Games; but she also took home one Gold and three Silver medals while also setting a world record in in the 100-meter free. Now Victoria is taking on yet another challenge in the ballroom with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy. SEE VICTORIA ARLEN’S EXTENDED BIO ON HER CAST PAGE.
Dancing with the Stars is once again hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. This hit series is in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts. Judges are the head judge, Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples. Vote by phone up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast. It works the same in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook for 24 hours, beginning at the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.