Welp, Dancing With the Stars season 29 has officially started and ABC certainly made some…choices! Truly, the celebrities whose agents force them to sign up for this show are never not iconic, but this year’s roster delivers in a way no one could have expected. Mostly due to the living legend that is:
You can get a full cast breakdown if you scroll alllll the way down, or just stick with me and I’ll clue ya in on the good stuff. In addition to Carole “I Definitely Didn’t Kill My Husband and Feed Him to Tigers” Baskin, this year’s group of stars includes:
- Cheer coach Monica Aldama
- The Bachelorette’s Kaitlyn Bristowe
- Super Bowl champ Vernon Davis
- Actress Anne Heche
- Actress Skai Jackson
- Actress Justina Machado
- The Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean
- The Real host Jeannie Mai
- Actor Jesse Metcalfe
- Rapper Nelly
- Catfish host Nev Schulman
- NBA star Charles Oakley
- Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause
- Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir
And the professionals tasked with
dealing with them teaching the celebs to dance includes:
- Brandon Armstrong
- Alan Bersten
- Sharna Burgess
- Cheryl Burke
- Artem Chigvintsev
- Val Chmerkovskiy
- Sasha Farber
- Jenna Johnson
- Daniella Karagach
- Keo Motsepe
- Peta Murgatroyd
- Pasha Pashkov
- Gleb Savchenko
- Emma Slater
- Britt Stewart
So, who's dancing with whomst? Check out the pairings below—plus their debut performances, some of which are...alarming!
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Artem Chigvintsev
They danced the Cha Cha to “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga and kinda nailed it, if I'm honest.
AJ McLean and Cheryl Burke
Like, I never thought the events of 2020 would lead to AJ McLean dancing the Jive to "Blinding Lights," but here we are. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Monica Aldama and Val Chmerkovskiy
These two danced the Foxtrot to Rascal Flatts and Monica had great form (she said, knowing nothing about form or dancing in general).
Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe
Didn't expect to be typing this sentence, but: here's Anne Heche dancing to Dua Lipa in the year of our lord, 2020, I guess.
Jesse Metcalfe and Sharna Burgess
Behold, Jesse and Sharna dancing the Quickstep to Stevie Wonder, a vibe best described as wholesomely awkward:
Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd
Um, hi, this Foxtrot to John Legend's “All of Me” had me legit crying into my keyboard.
Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko
They danced the Tango to “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk...A for effort 'cause why not! 🙃
Skai Jackson and Alan Bersten
Literally watch this Tango and you'll see why I'm willing to bet actual money that they win. Skai is legit talented.
Nelly and Daniella Karagach
In which Nelly dances the Salsa to...*checks notes*... Nelly:
Jeannie Mai and Brandon Armstrong
These two also danced the Salsa and looked like they were having so. much. fun.
Carole Baskin and Pasha Pashkov
Gonna go ahead and present this one without comment:
Justina Machado and Sasha Farber
You better believe they danced the Cha Cha to “Respect” by Aretha Franklin and F*CKING NAILED IT.
Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson
If your bucket list includes watching Nev Schulman dance the Foxtrot to Michael Buble, plz enjoy:
Charles Oakley and Emma Slater
Just dancin' the Salsa to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent, no bigs!
Johnny Weir and Britt Stewart
Hi, watching Johnny and Britt do the Cha Cha to “Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls is my new identity, bye.
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