Previews

Dancing with the Stars Season 19 Preview [PHOTOS]

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

It’s that time again for a new season of Dancing with the Stars! It’s Season 19. The biggest addition this season is that Julianne Hough is now a full-time judge along with our original three (Carrie Ann, Len and Bruno). I think it creates an interesting new energy to the show. There’s also a new crop of celebrities. Here are some thoughts on the partnerships:

Jonathan Bennett and Allison Holker

ALLISON HOLKER, JONATHAN BENNETT

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Most people will know Jonathan as the aim of Lindsay Lohan’s affection in Mean Girls. Even though his partner’s a new pro, she knows what she’s doing. On So You Think You Can Dance, Allison was not just a finalist, she was one of the show’s all stars for several seasons. Plus, her real life hubby is another amazing SYTYCD all star and pro, Twitch. Jonathan is in good hands.

Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

I don’t know why this makes me so happy. But I personally think that Tommy Chong of the famous Cheech and Chong comedy team will surprise everyone. I have a feeling that he will be really relaxed while dancing. And maybe a little giggly, too.

Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Could the producers find a better partner for Karina? A wrestler? She is hard-core so that could really work. Wrestlers have to learn choreography but will that be enough? Will these two strong personalities butt heads or be BFFs?

Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

You know her as a crazy creative designer, but how is she at dancing? You know this woman has flair, so she will be fun! Tony has his hands full.

Lolo Jones and Keo Motsepe

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Athletes usually do very well but will that happen again? Another new pro: does Keo have what it takes to take Lolo, an Olympian, to the finals?

Bethany Mota and Derek Hough

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

I had no idea who Bethany was and how she landed Derek. Apparently, though, she is an Internet sensation. Derek knows how to win and can perform magic. I always know he will bring it, so Bethany better work it, too!

Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Val has a lot to live up to this year since his big brother was the champion last season. Janel is a singer and actress so she probably has a fair chance. But does that mean she is a good dancer? And does she have a vocal and passionate fan base?

Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

This might be a little unfair since the guy did dance with Michael Jackson when he was a kid. Yes, the guy was Carlton on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but did you know he was on Broadway? He will probably be a favorite. With a couple of seasons under her belt, could this be Witney’s time to shine?

Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

One of the women of Duck Dynasty and Mark Ballas. Is this another Bristol Palin situation or can she actually dance? Mark hasn’t won in a long time and you know he is itching for another mirror ball.

Antonio Sabato Jr. and Cheryl Burke

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

I don’t need to write anything, do I?

Tavis Smiley and Sharna Burgess

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

I have only seen Tavis Smiley be serious so this can go either way. But Sharna has proved to be a great teacher.

Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Before she was Michael J. Fox’s Mom in Back to the Future and Caroline (in the city), she was a ballet dancer. Her partner – Artem — is a newbie pro but was in the troop last season. He’ll have to show how he is as a teacher and will have to find a way to put the Switched at Birth star’s strengths out in the forefront.

Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Photo Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC

Being a racecar driver can either be really great or could be really uncomfortable. After all, Helio Castroneves won the Mirror Ball. He is a Race Car Driver too! But Emma did wonders with Bill Engvall.

Anything can happen on the new season.

Dancing with the Stars Season 19 airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.