ABC announced the celebrity dance competition’s pairings on this morning’s Good Morning America. Click here for pictures.
Here’s the full list and commentary based on their public personas solely (this has nothing to do with their actual dancing performances during the yet to be broadcast show). Click here to read commentary on the stars themselves.
Brandy and Maksim Chmerkovskiy – This pairing is a really good fit – not to mention (super) good-looking too and we predict that Maks might finally win with beautiful Brandy on his arm. He’s one of the best (and sexiest male) dancers who has made it to the finals three times but never won.
Margaret Cho and Louis Van Amstel – Louis helped out Niecy Nash last season so we think he’ll be able to do justice with MarCho. Our advice is for Louis to use Margaret’s sense of humor and show off her thigh-tattoos. (A previous version said Louis was partnered with Pamela Anderson last season which was not so, she danced with Damian Whitewood).
Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough – Derek’s one of the best male dancers (with his lithe body and swiveling hips); which has propelled him to win twice. He usually gets a good partner but we’re not so certain this time around. The last time we saw Jennifer dance was over 20 years ago.
Florence Henderson and Corky Ballas – Mark Ballas’ dad returns to dance with 76-year-old Florence. He must be the go-to older dancer (he’s 49) when older celebrities are on the show since he previously danced with octogenarian Cloris Leachman. He did a great job with Cloris so let’s see how he does with Flo.
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas – Mark is a wonderful dancer – quite inventive and playful in his choreography. He’s already won twice, so although he’s one of the best dancers on the show we predict they still won’t get that far even though it’s a very cute pairing.
Audrina Patridge and Tony Dovolani – Another super-hot pairing. These two will (hopefully) sizzle on the dance floor. This seems like a much better fit than last season when Tony was with super-anal and horrible dancer Kate Gosselin.
Michael Bolton and Chelsie Hightower – She’s a beautiful dancer and they make a nice looking couple.
Rick Fox and Cheryl Burke – Cheryl is one of our favorite female dancers. She’s already won twice but hasn’t had good pairings lately. She’s a little bit short to be paired with Rick though so we hope her gorgeous dance skills will help her get far this time.
David Hasselhoff and Kym Johnson – David has a great body for his age and should look good next to sexy Kym. This pairing might propel the Hoff farther than expected.
Kyle Orlando Massey and Lacey Schwimmer – Don’t know much about either of them but hope they do well.
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Karina Smirnoff – This is the third super-sexy pairing and we like it. Karina has only made it to second place and that was a long time ago. Let’s hope the gorgeous Karina can put her team into a good situation ha-ha.
Kurt Warner and Anna Trebunskaya – Anna’s a gorgeous redhead with beautiful dance moves but will that be enough to help the former football star?
The two-hour season premiere will air Monday September 20 at 8 pm on ABC