SAN DIEGO, September 15, 2014 – Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars” gets underway tonight with a new judge, Julianne Hough; 13 stars including athletes, TV and film stars past and present; plus a YouTube celebrity and a fashion designer. Everyone is a potential winner this week.
But not for long. The Tuesday night results show is back, so one of the competitors will join the infamous “DWTS One and Done” Club along with Billy Dee Williams and Kenny Mayne.
Some fans give their support to whoever shows ballrom dance skills right out of the gate. Others adopt stars who have never taken a twirl on the dance floor and love watching them improve. Wherever they start and wherever they finish, for 18 seasons competitors have said repeatedly that appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is a life-changing experience.
Our first live chat of Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars might not be life-changing, but we promise it will a lot of fun. Bring your opinions and your observations and join us in the virtual ballroom Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
In the meantime, vote in our DWTS Season 19 poll. Who will win this season?
“Dancing With the Stars” debuts Monday night, September 15, at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
For the first two weeks viewers can vote via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT the next day.
Starting in week three until the finale, online voting will stay open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m., ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.
Dancing With The Stars Assignments, Week 1 (at press time):
Alfonso Ribiero and Witney Carson: Jive
Song: “369” by Cupid feat. B.o.B
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke: Cha Cha Cha
Song: “Tonight (I’m Loving You)” by Enrique Iglesias
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough: Jive
Song: “Over” Tove Lo
Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovoloni: Cha Cha Cha
Song: “Material Girl” by Madonna
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy: Jive
Song: “Bang, Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker: Jive
Song:”Dance With Me Tonight” by Olly Murs
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev: Foxtrot
Song: “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole
Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe: Cha Cha Cha
Song:”Tell Her” by Rizzle Kicks
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater: Cha Cha Cha
Song: “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf
Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff: Foxtrot
Song: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas: Cha Cha Cha
Song: “Birthday” by Katy Perry
Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess: Foxtrot
Song: “Pride & Joy” by Marvin Gaye
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd: Cha Cha Cha
Song: “Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg