This morning on “Good Morning America”, ABC divulged the pairings of professional dancers with the cast named on Monday night during “The Bachelor Pad”. The pairings are almost as anticipated as the cast itself. It’s no wonder because getting the right partner can have tremendous effect on how well the celebrity does. Here’s how the lineup will look come the premiere on September 20th.
David Hasselhoff scored Last season’s champion, Kym Johnson. She partnered Donny Osmond to a season 10 victory and does well with the upper-middle-aged gents.
Audrina Patridge is paired with the good-natured Tony Dovolani. Last season he endured the humiliating partnership with Kate Gosselin. Anyone has to be better than she was.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and the saucy Karina Smirnoff should make an interesting couple. I know I’m looking forward to the costumes this pair will wear.
“Brandy” Norwood landed the bad boy of the dance floor, Maxim Chmerkovskiy. Max has a reputation for being very demanding but he is also one of the most creative choreographers on the show.
Florence Henderson is paired with Corky Ballas. Ballas was last paired with Cloris Leachman in season 7. He will again be competing against his son Mark Ballas.
Jennifer Grey, expected to be the ringer with her dance background has scored big with 2-time champion Derek Hough as her partner. Watch this pair.
Bristol Palin whose dance background remains unknown has better than half a chance since she also landed a 2-time champion in Mark Ballas. Mark is known for developing routines that showcase his partner’s talents. Let’s hope he does so again.
Margaret Cho should do well with Louis Van Amstel. He last partnered Kelly Osborne to a third place finish in season 9.
Kurt Warner will be partnered by Anna Trebunskaya. Trebunskaya last partnered Olympic champion Evan Lysacek to a second place finish in season 10.
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower will make beautiful music together on the dance floor, as long as he doesn’t have 2 left feet. Hightower partnered Jake Pavelka last season.
Rick Fox should do well with partner Cheryl Burke, the first 2-time champion on “Dancing with the Stars”.
Kyle Massey one of this season’s youngest contestants gets edgy Lacey Schwimmer as his professional partner. Schwimmer’s previous partners have included Lance Bass of N’Sync, Steve-O and Iron Chef Mark Dacascos
The show actually looks fairly appealing this season and the match ups are promising. Check back for weekly updates once the show begins.
Source: Personal Viwewing oF Good Morning America and the ABC GMA website