Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars has revealed who the cast will be and it is quite a list. Along with some of the surprising stars that will be on the show, Julianne Hough will be at the judging table along with the usual cast of characters, Bruno Tonioli, Len Goodman and Carrie Ann Inaba.
First up Lea Thompson, who is an actress and producer and is best known for her work in the Back To The Future trilogy. The actress will be dancing with Artem Chigvintsev in the new season.
Lolo Jones is a track and field athlete and bob sleder, not to mention an Olympian, and she will be dancing with Keo Motsepe. Will an Olympian athlete have a leg up on the competition? Only time will tell, and the fans are looking forward to seeing if she can grace the dance floor as well as she did the Olympics.
Tommy Chong has long filled the big screen, and TV screens of millions of fans for many years. He is a comedian, musician and actor best known for playing a pot smoking hippie in the Cheech and Chong movies, and more recently that same character on That 70’s Show. The 76-year-old funny man will be dancing with the stunning Peta Murgatroyd.
Randy Couture is a former wrestler and martial arts expert, as well as a MMA champ, however, will his background in strength and training help him as he enters the world of Dancing With The Stars? His partner, Karina Smirnof is sure to put the 51-year-old actor to the test on the dance floor.
Janel Parrish is a singer song writer and an actress on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, at just 25-years-old she just may have an advantage over the older competitors in this season. She will be partnered up with Val Chmerkovskiy for the newest season.
Jonathan Bennett is an actor and has been in everything from soap opera’s to the hit Mean Girls. He will be dancing his way through the competition with Allison Holker. Dancing With the Stars has never looked so good.
Antonio Sabato Jr. will be the one the women will be watching, as the General Hospital heart-throb dances with champion Cheryl Burke. The actor started out his career by being a Calvin Klein model, and his fans will be watching this handsome hunk’s costume changes closely.
Sadie Robertson is a surprise for the fans, and at just 17-years-old she will be the youngest for this season. Sadie is one of the reality stars of the Duck Dynasty show, and a clothing designer in her own right. She is the daughter of the duck call CEO Willy Robertson and grew up on the show in front of the world. Fans are already speculating that she will be the one to watch as she partners up with Mark Ballas.
Tavis Smiley is a talk show host, author, entrepreneur and a liberal commentator in the political world, he will be teaming up with Sharna Burgess.
Championship NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip is no stranger to hard work and a fast pace. The race car driver will be paired up with Emma Slater, and fans will likely go along for the ride with him.
Betsey Johnson is a designer in the fashion world with a flair all her own, and fans may be in for a flamboyantly fun time watching her and Tony Dovolani take the floor on Dancing With The Stars. The public that are familiar with the designer may be wondering if the show will add in her signature cart-wheel within any of the dances.
Bethany Mota is the next teen on the docket, she is 19-years-old and a YouTube sensation. She will be dancing with Derek Hough and judging by her following on the video channel, she may have the biggest fan base watching.
Season 19 of Dancing With the Stars has once again set an all-star cast, and viewers are ready for the fast paced dance competition to get underway. Fans will certainly have a diverse set of dancers to root for this year, from actors and designers to a YouTube sensation, there is something for everyone.
Opinion by Kristi Cereska