Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson: Known for his crazy dance moves on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Ribeiro seems like he might be a crowd favorite. Great dancer? Probably not, but he seems like a cool guy who will be fun to watch. He's kind of reminiscent of the crowd-pleaser, Jaleel White. I'm interested to see what he's got up his sleeve, or rather, in his feet.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas: Hmmm, I'm not sure what to say about the Duck Dynasty beauty because honestly, is she a star? No, but I suppose it's okay. I'll get over it. I'm sure she'll be a decent dancer, and she'll be energetic and youthful for the show. I would say that you should keep an eye on Ms. Sadie. She could be more than anyone expects her to be.
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater: Nascar racer and extreme flirt, Waltrip will probably be, in my opinion, one of the first ones out. I think he'll be a good sport about the show and his dancers, but I don't think we're going to have another Helio Castroneves on our hands. Sorry, Michael.
Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe: Olympian Jones has huge shoes to fill considering her fellow Olympian Meryl Davis won last season with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. However, Jones is not a skater like Davis, so I'm not sure she will be as natural on the dance floor. Nevertheless, she seems to have a good attitude about the show, and I'm sure she's going to work really hard.
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Hooker: Yes, yes, yes it's Aaron Samuels from my beloved "Mean Girls." I squealed when I was watching Good Morning America during the reveal. I'm not sure if his dreaminess will translate into ballroom grace, but I can't wait to see him take the floor. "Mean Girl" references will be used generously, trust me.
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev: The "Back to the Future" star seems like she could shake a leg considering she trained as a ballerina when she was younger. Jane Seymour, after all, turned out to be a lovely dancer, and she had dance training to draw upon.
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke: The General Hospital hunk seems ready for the shirtless Latin dances according to his Good Morning America interview. Are we going to have another Gilles Marini on the show? Or, are we thinking more Mario Lopez? Either way, I think that Sabato Jr. could most definitely be a competitor.
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff: This boxer is ready for his newest opponent, which just so happens to be a dance floor. There have been boxers on the show before, but I can't really say that any of them were crazy stand-outs considering I can't remember a single name. Saying he "discovered new muscles" during his dance training, it seems that he's entering a whole new world.
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy: Having played "Mona" on the ABC Family drama Pretty Little Liars, Parrish has been noted the favorite for this season. Obviously, I'm fine with this because my man is her partner. I couldn't be happier if a mirror ball ends up being in his future.
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd: Well, I guess we know who the first person out will be. I'm sorry, but there's always one person who is obviously not going to do well. I think it's great that he's giving it a whirl, but I'm sorry to say that we won't be seeing him long.
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough: This Youtube star gives me a vibe that she's going to do well. Not only is she young and popular right now, but she has Derek Hough as a partner. Known for being an excellent choreographer and teacher, Hough is a master at producing DWTS winners.
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani: A tumbling fashion designer is next on the line-up. Known for doing cartwheels and 180 degree splits on the runway, this designer knows no limits. That said, I don't know that she'll have much of a fan-base, and I don't know if she'll be any good at the dance styles. We'll just have to see.
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess: Deciding to do one more crazy thing before he turns 50, the talk show host chose DWTS. I think he'll be a lively addition to the cast and around the middle of the pack talent-wise. Sharna is an excellent pro as well, so maybe he's got a shot.
What do you think about the new cast? Feel free to tell me who your favorite is! Happy kommenting :)