Monday, September 21, 2009

DWTS Season 9 Premiere Preview

Here's a quick preview of what we know will happen on the first night of the Dancing with the Stars Fall season.

Here's what we already know:

All 16 DWTS season 9 celebrity contestants and their professional partners are set to dance; no current injuries are changing things up this season. They're nicely split by gender, half men and half women.

Each couple will perform one of four dances: Foxtrot, Salsa, Viennese Waltz or Cha Cha Cha. Each dance style will be performed by four different Dancing with the Stars season 9 couples. Ashley Hamilton, Chuck Liddell, Donny Osmond and Louie Vito will dance the Foxtrot; Natalie Coughlin, Kathy Ireland, Joanna Krupa and Debi Mazar will shimmy the Salsa; Macy Gray, Melissa Joan Hart, Mya and Kelly Osbourne will glide through the Viennese Waltz; and Aaron Carter, Mark Dacascos, Tom DeLay and Michael Irvin will shake the Cha Cha Cha. For detailed partner information, you can find the entire cast list here.

The super duper important phone numbers for casting votes have been confirmed on and by several celebrity Tweets, too.

They are as follows:
Aaron and Karina: 1-800-868-3401
Chuck and Anna T: 1-800-868-3402
Mark and Lacey: 1-800-868-3403
Ashley and Edyta: 1-800-868-3404
Donny and Kym: 1-800-868-3405
Louie and Chelsie: 1-800-868-3406
Michael and Anna: 1-800-868-3407
Tom and Cheryl: 1-800-868-3408
Debi and Maks: 1-800-868-3409
Melissa and Mark: 1-800-868-3410
Mya and Dmitry: 1-800-868-3411
Kathy and Tony: 1-800-868-3412
Natalie and Alec: 1-800-868-3413
Macy and Jonathan: 1-800-868-3414
Joanna and Derek: 1-800-868-3415
Kelly and Louis: 1-800-868-3416

Remember: This evening you'll get 16 votes per phone line, so don't let any go to waste.

Now you'll have to bear with me, because I'm about to get down to the nitty gritty.As a well-seasoned DWTS fan, the question what happened on Dancing with the Stars is clearly a slew of smaller (but by no means trivial) questions condensed into one. Here are some that are currently circling around in my mind.Will brand new Dancing with the Stars season 9 pro dancer Anna Demidova, winner of last season's pick-a-pro DWTS competition, rock her brand new job? Will actor/former teen heartthrob Donny Osmond actually be able to dance? Better yet, will it even matter if he can't? After all, his sister Marie took third place a few seasons ago and her skills were questionable at best. Will Iron Chef America star Mark Dacascos' mad martial arts skills help he and partner Lacey Schwimmer to rocket to the top of the judges' leaderboard? And what about engaged pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff? Will Dancing with the Stars season 9 be the glue that holds them together or will the stress of competition rip them apart? Finally, will judges Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Len Goodman have their first scuffle of DWTS season 9?What happened on Dancing with the Stars? It's a more complicated question than the non-fan would ever imagine, but I'm sure Dancing with the Stars Fall 2009 season will give out all of the answers before the last hip shakes.

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