SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2014 – Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars” gets underway tonight with a new co-host, Erin Andrews; 12 stars including athletes, TV and film stars past and present; and a new twist in the competition, “The Switch.” It is the most fun part of the season for many fans. Everyone in theory has a chance to win.
Some fans love to see who has the most talent right out of the gate. Others adopt stars who have never taken a twirl on the dance floor and love watching them improve. Still other stars use DWTS as a way to transform themselves and leave a troubled or difficult period of their life behind. Wherever they start and wherever they finish, for 17 seasons every competitor says appearing on “Dancing With The Stars” is a life-changing experience.
Our first live chat of Season 18 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 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
In the meantime, vote in our DWTS Season 18 poll. Who will win this season?
As a reminder, the Season 18 competitors are Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff; Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas; Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke; Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy; NeNe Leaks and Tony Dovoloni; James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd; Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy; Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov; Amy Purdy and Derek Hough; Cody Simpson and Witney Carson; Charlie White and Sharna Burgess; and Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater.
“Dancing With the Stars” debuts Monday night, March 17, at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
Show Order and Dances
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovoloni: Cha Cha Cha
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Foxtrot
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: Foxtrot
Sean Avery and Karina Smirnoff: Contemporary
Billy Dee Williams and Emma Slater: Cha Cha Cha
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Cha Cha Cha
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: Contemporary
Cody Simpson and Witney Carson: Cha Cha Cha
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: Foxtrot
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: Cha Cha Cha
Diana Nyad and Henry Byalikov: Foxtrot
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: Contemporary