New twists and familiar faces will make for an exciting new season of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars.
Hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet will blaze the trail for a first in Dancing with the Stars history, prior contestants will be returning for another chance to claim the coveted mirror ball trophy!
The line up of celebrity dancers competing in DWTS: All Stars are Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Helio Castroneves, Joey Fatone, Shawn Johnson, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Apolo Anton Ohno, Bristol Palin, Melissa Rycroft, Emmitt Smith – and one viewers choice celebrity!
The Stars will be paired with some of the world’s most recognized professional ballroom dancers – but it won’t necesarily the same pro partner that they had in their previous DWTS competitions.
The dancers will be judged each week by Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman, and of course, you, at home. The pair with the lowest combined score will be sent home at the end of each competition.
Macy’s Stars of Dance will continue to feature outstanding choreographers and performers. The AT&T Spotlight Performance will also be returning, celebrating people whose lives have been enhanced forever by dance.
Your votes will continue to be important. Votes can be phoned in during the show and up to 60 minutes after the show-AT&T customers will be able to text in their vote. Online voting, at www.abc.com, will also be open at the start of each show, in addition to voting on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars
You also have a chance to help choose one final contestant. ABC is inviting viewers to vote through their website, http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/index, for the following dancers to have an opportunity to compete: Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey, or Sabrina Bryan. This poll will be closing on August 24 th at 3:00 p.m. The winner will be announced live on Good Morning America, Monday, August 27th.
The new season of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars will be premiering Monday, September 24 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Here’s the preview trailer that ABC released this morning: