Dancing with the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet announced today on Good Morning America, the 11 celebrities participating in the 16th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
This season’s dynamic lineup of stars — including a country music legend, a figure skating champion, a boxing dynamo, an Olympic Gold medalist and the youngest contestant to ever compete on the show – will perform for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, Monday, March 18 at 8PM on ABC.
The season 16 cast consists of Disney star Zendaya Coleman (Shake It Up), actor/comedian Andy Dick, Olympic gold medalists Dorothy Hamill and Alexandra Raisman, comedian D.L. Hughley, Super Bowl Champion Jacoby Jones, country legend Wynonna Judd, country superstar Kellie Pickler, former Welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz, General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher and reality star/entrepreneur/author/philanthropist/producer Lisa Vanderpump.
Lisa Vanderpump & newcomer Gleb Savchenko
Alexandra Raisman & Mark Ballas
Ingo Rademacher & Kym Johnson
Kellie Pickler & Derek Hough
Victor Ortiz & newcomer Lindsay Arnold
Wynonna Judd & Tony Dovolani
Jacoby Jones & Karina Smirnoff
D.L. Hughley & Cheryl Burke
Dorothy Hamill & Tristan MacManus
Andy Dick & newcomer Sharna Burgess
Zendaya Coleman & Val Chmerkovskiy
Dancing with the Stars and Dancing with the Stars: the Results Show returns this season with new surprises and all the performance elements viewers have come to know and love. “Macy’s Stars of Dance,” featuring some of the best choreographers and performers from the different styles of dance who offer viewers performances that represent the pinnacle of achievement in their genres, will return.
The show also welcomes the return of the “AT&T Spotlight Performance,” which features and celebrates people whose lives have been changed forever by dance. AT&T is also helping the search to find these performers by allowing fans to nominate potential dancers.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Online voting at www.ABC.com is open from the start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 11:00 a.m., ET / 8:00 a.m., PT on Tuesday mornings. Additionally, fans can again vote on Facebook www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. A custom Facebook app sponsored by AT&T will let fans vote, share who they voted for and why, as well as see who friends voted for. They can also access the “Dancing with the Stars” Social Scene page, and the “AT&T Spotlight Performance” and Casting Call from the app.