The highly anticipated premiere of season 29 of Dancing With The Stars is finally here! But this won’t be like any other season of the show. Of course, special precautions have been taken to ensure everyone’s safety during the coronavirus pandemic, and voting will feature a new shocking twist.
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Premiere Will Have Some Stellar Performances
First things first we have to just mention how crazy this years group of celebrities is. There are quite a few surprises and names we never expected to see take on the ballroom. The contestants all have some great performances to show us and it has been announced which songs and dances they will all be performing. The list is as follows:
Monica Aldama will be dancing the Foxtrot to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts.
Carole Baskin will be dancing the Paso Doble to “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor.
Kaitlyn Bristowe will be dancing the Cha-Cha to “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga.
Vernon Davis will be dancing the Foxtrot to “All of Me” by John Legend.
Anne Heche will be dancing the Cha-Cha to “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa.
Skai Jackson will be dancing the Tango to “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj.
Justina Machado will be dancing the Cha-Cha to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
AJ McLean will be dancing the Jive to “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.
Jeannie Mai will be dancing the Salsa to “Tell It to My Heart” by Taylor Dayne.
Jesse Metcalfe will be dancing the Quickstep to “Part Time Love” by Stevie Wonder.
Nelly will be dancing the Salsa to “Ride Wit Me” by Nelly.
Nev Schulman will be dancing the Foxtrot “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra.
Charles Oakley will be dancing the Salsa to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent.
Chrishell Stause will be dancing the Tango to “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk.
Johnny Weir will be dancing the Cha-Cha to “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls.
There Will Be A New Voting Twist On ‘DWTS’
It was announced that during week one of the competition, there will be no fan voting or elimination. For their first dance, the couples will only be scored by the judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough who took Len Goodman’s spot on the panel. These scores will be combined with the week two scores and audience vote which will determine who will be eliminated in week two. As for the voting in week two, it will work the same way for the rest of the season. Fans will be able to vote in real-time during each live broadcast.
Tyra Banks is set to host the exciting new season after Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were ousted from the show. Tom actually threw some major shade at Tyra’s promotional image from the show, posting his own version of it on Twitter. “This Just In: National Association of Lip Safety cautions against applying multiple small mirrors on mouth. One bad chew and it’s 7 years of bad luck” his caption said.
Tom actually received quite a bit of support after his tweet as many of his loyal fans pledged to not watch the show without him on it. While others felt he was trying to mock Tyra. “She is beautiful, humorous, and talented! You like the old host cool, but all the insults are so juvenile…is this high school?” said one Twitter user.
The pros that are dancing with each celebrity will also finally be revealed during the premiere.
Season 29 of Dancing With The Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.