Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast rumors already broke last week. This made the Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast announcement anticlimactic, although Dancing With The Stars Season 11 itself may still be exciting. Fans have had time to digest the news that Bristol Palin would be on, along with The Situation and David Hasselhoff. The other rumored names made up the usual mix of athletes, reality stars, singers, and out-of-nowhere choices. Now that the Season 11 cast is official, the speculation — and dread, in some cases — can really begin.
Thanks to the rumor mill, the cast announcement on last night’s Bachelor Pad just confirmed what fans already knew. But, although the show couldn’t keep the new group a secret for long, the notable names that they got made up for it.
Of course, the big Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast news was about Bristol Palin, who will continue the Palin media blitz. The countdown is now on for Sarah’s inevitable cameo, although many wonder if Bristol will be on long enough for that.
Bristol’s casting may be controversial, but it might not attract a Kate Gosselin-level of backlash. Among the Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast, that honor might go to The Situation, as Mike Sorrentino is taking a vacation from the Jersey Shore. Fellow reality star Audrina Patridge is also coming on board.
Usually, it is athletes and established performers who come out ahead on this show. The Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast list has David Hasselhoff, Brandy, Michael Bolton, Kurt Warner and Rick Fox to fill those demographics. Meanwhile, the token senior citizen slot is being filled by Florence Henderson this time, while the role of show comedian goes to Margaret Cho.
To round out the group, Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey was invited, years after Patrick Swayze participated on the show. Finally, Disney actor/rapper Kyle Massey is the second 19-year-old contestant after Bristol Palin.
Perhaps the Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast doesn’t have the star-studded curiosity factor that last year’s gang had. Still, the likes of Bristol and The Situation have more than enough to go around. But while the early attention will be on Bristol, others will just try to figure out who might win the mirror ball.
In the last few installments, the winners have been easy to guess from the start. Hasselhoff, Brandy and Grey will likely be considered the early favorites, given their experience. But the early buzz for the Dancing With The Stars Season 11 cast will be for who flames out early, and whether a Gosselin-esque spectacle will result.
The dancers only have a few weeks to prepare against that, as they take the floor for the first time on Sept. 20.
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