All the dances from the first episode of Dancing With The Stars revealed (Spoilers)
Dancing with the stars Season 31 begins September 19 on Disney+, but fans who can’t wait for the first night will be happy to know that the dances and songs for Episode 1 have been revealed. DWTS makes ABC’s unprecedented move to the Disney+ streaming service. Alfonso Ribeiro will join Tyra Banks as co-host, as the lack of commercial breaks in the new format makes two hosts necessary. Judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will return to the panel.
DWTS Season 31 marks the return of two fan-favorite professional dancers to the ballroom after long absences. Mark Ballas, who appeared in season 25 in 2017, and Louis van Amstel, who hasn’t danced in the ballroom since season 21 in 2015, will both compete for the Mirrorball Trophy with their partners the star of TikTok Charli D’Amelio and actress Cheryl Ladd. There will also be a new professional dancer in the ballroom So you think you can dance the former Koko Iwasaki takes the stage with her partner, jerseyshore starring Vinny Guadagnino.
As DWTS moves into uncharted territory, episode 1 live, fans in the United States and Canada will be able to vote for their favorites. Live viewer votes will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine which couples might be in danger of elimination from the competition. According Heavy, a couple will be eliminated on the night of the premiere. The show will kick off with an opening number performed by the pros to a mashup of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and Lizzo’s “About Damn Time (Purple Disco Machine Remix)”. The dancing couples will perform either a jive, tango, quickstep, cha-cha, foxtrot, salsa or Viennese waltz for their first performances.
Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagash
Fitness model and actor Joseph and his professional partner Daniella will dance to “Pump It” by the Black Eyed Peas. Daniella is the reigning DWTS champion following her Season 30 victory with NBA star Iman Shumpert. Joseph is the actor and former Governor of California, the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Selma Blair and Sasha Farber
Film star Selma will perform a Viennese waltz to David Cook’s ‘The Time of My Life’ with girlfriend Sasha. In October 2018, Selma revealed that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She enjoys representing people with disabilities on DWTS.
Wayne Brady and Witney Carson
Multi-talented TV personality Wayne Brady and his partner Witney Carson will dance the cha-cha to Carl Carlton’s “She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)”. Wayne is no stranger to reality TV competitions. He won The Masked Singer season 2 when he appeared as Fox.
Sam Champion and Cheryl Burke
hello america Sam Champion, WABC-TV New York weather forecaster and contributor, will perform a foxtrot to Elton John and Britney Spears’ “Hold Me Closer,” alongside partner Cheryl. Sam and Cheryl have been friends for almost ten years. It will be fun to see how their camaraderie translates to the ballroom.
Charli D’Amelio & Mark Ballas
TikTok star Charli and returning pro Mark will perform a cha-cha to Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage (Major Lazer Remix)”. Charli will face her mother, Heidi D’Amelio, who stars alongside her on the Hulu series The D’Amelio Show. They are the first mother-daughter couple to appear on the show.
Heidi D’Amelio & Artem Chigvintsev
Heidi will dance a cha-cha with Artem, who recently married Nikki Bella. It’s the same style of dance that her daughter Charli and her partner Mark will be performing. However, Heidi and Artem will dance to “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya & P!nk. The song is from the hit movie Red Mill!.
Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten
Country star Jessie will perform the cha-cha with her partner Alan. They will dance to “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Before DWTSJessie starred with her husband, former NFL wide receiver Eric Decker, on the show Eric and Jessie: Game on, which aired for three seasons on E!.
Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater
TV star Trevor Donovan and his partner Emma Slater will dance a quick step. Their song is “Dancing with Myself” by Billy Idol. Trevor is best known for his role as Teddy Montgomery in 90210 and his Hallmark Channel and GAC films.
Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart
Daniel, an actor born deaf, starred in the Oscar-winning film CODA. He and his partner Britt will perform a tango. Their song is “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce.
Teresa Giudice and Pasha Pashkov
Teresa is the star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. She will perform a tango with her partner Pasha. Their song is “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris.
Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki
jerseyshore star Vinny and his partner Koko will perform a salsa to “Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny. Koko makes her debut as DWTS pro. Vinny has previously competed on The Masked Dancer like Hammerhead the shark.
Cheryl Ladd and Louis van Amstel
Cheryl, who is best known for starring in the TV series charlie’s angels, is associated with Louis. They will perform a cha-cha. Their song is “Got to Give It Up” by Marvin Gaye.
Jason Lewis and Peta Murgatroyd
Jason is partnered with Peta. They will perform a cha-cha to “Get Lucky” from Daft Punk ft. Pharrel Williams & Nile Rodgers. Jason is best known for playing Jerry “Smith” Jerrod on Sex and the city.
Shangela & Gleb Savchenko
Shangela, a fan favorite of RuPaul’s Drag Racewill go down in history as the first drag queen to compete on DWTS. Shangela and Gleb will perform salsa for their first dance. Their song is “When I Grow Up” by the Pussycat Dolls.
Jordan Sparks and Brandon Armstrong
Platinum artist Jordin will perform a cha-cha to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” alongside partner Brandon. Jordin once won a reality TV contest. In 2007, she was crowned winner of american idol. She also competed on The Masked Dancer as an exotic bird.
Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy
the bachelorette star Gabby is associated with Val. The former Denver Broncos cheerleader will perform a jive. Their song is “As It Was” by Harry Styles. DWTS Season 31 has entertaining performances planned for Episode 1. With an extremely talented cast, the show is sure to have an exhilarating start. It will be exciting to see who wins the coveted Dancing with the stars Mirrorball Trophy this year.
Dancing with the stars Season 31 premieres September 19 on Disney+.
Sources: Heavy, Joseph Baena/Instagram, Selma Blair/Instagram, Wayne Brady/Instagram, Sam Champion/Instagram, Mark Ballas/Instagram, Heidi D’Amelio/Instagram, Jessie James Decker/Instagram, Trevor Donovan/Instagram, Daniel Durant/ Instagram, Teresa Giudice/Instagram, Koko Iwasaki/Instagram, Louis van Amstel/Instagram, Jason Lewis/Instagram, Shangela/Instagram, Jordin Sparks/Instagram, Gabby Windey/Instagram