SAN DIEGO, March 16, 2015 – Season 20 of “Dancing With the Stars” brings back two faces we didn’t expect to see again, judge Len Goodman and pro Derek Hough. It also brings one dozen competitors and their pro partners, hoping to get the special 10th anniversary gold Mirror Ball Trophy into their hands.
Sadly, one of them will fall far short, becoming the first to leave and thereby joining the notorious DWTS One and Done” Club along with Lolo Jones and Kenny Mayne.
Attitude and work ethic go a long way at the beginning of the season. Dance skills can come a bit later. Some will have those skills right out of the gate, but can they convey the emotion? Do they have the performance skills and charisma the audience loves?
Wherever they start and wherever they finish, for 20 seasons seasons competitors have said repeatedly that appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is a life-changing experience, and it is the reason we’ve been watching for 10 years now. Time flies in the ballroom.
The “All Access” live streaming video with six different views is back again during the show. Newly added is the opportunity to watch live rehearsals via streaming video Tuesday through Saturday between 4 and 7 p.m. ET. It’s all at the DWTS page on the ABC website.
Our first live chat of Season 20 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 20 poll. Who will win this season?
“Dancing With the Stars” debuts Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
PERFORMANCE LINEUP AND DANCES/SONGS
Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: Cha Cha Cha, “I Lived” by New Republic
Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson, Cha Cha Cha, “Bills” by Lunch Money Lewis
Patti LaBella and Artem Chigvintsev: Foxtrot, “Lady Marmelade” by Patti LaBelle
Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: Foxtrot, “New York New York” by Ray Quinn featuring Ultra Love
Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: Jive “What I Like About You” by The Romatics
Charlotte McKinney and Keo Motsepe: Jive, “Shake A Tail Feather” by The Blues Brothers
Redfoo and Emma Slater: Cha Cha Cha, “Juicy Wiggle” by Redfoo
Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: Cha Cha Cha, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: Cha Cha Cha, “Lips Are Moving” by Meghan Trainor
Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovoloni: Cha Cha Cha, “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John
Chris Soules and Witney Carson: Jive, “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: Foxtrot, “Take Me To Church” by Hozier
Voting information: Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook is 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.