Seems like a typical cast with the typical partners. Tristan must be becoming the new Tony, because Pamela is the youngest he's had, but I have a feeling that he'll be partnering those in the Gladys/Nancy/Dorothy age range unless he gets lucky. At least Dorothy might have more natural ability than his previous partners. Excited for her, Wynonna, DL, and Kellie. The others I either haven't heard of or don't care about. Even though I'm all about paying your dues, I wish they'd give the newbies better contenders so the audience can get to know them. I feel like some new pros have real potential to become huge fan favorites and show some impressive choreography, but never get that chance.
I wonder how troupe member Oksana feels that she got passed over for someone who came into the troupe after her and someone from a completely different show getting promoted over her.
So Derek and Kellie will no doubt be in the semis or finals, Mark will be more of an obnoxious ham and douche because he doesn't have to lug his partner all over the stage (the better the partner the worse he overdances-I'll pray for you Aly), Jacoby will be in the finals, there will be a "shocking" (not really) early elimination, a better dancer will be underscored and nitpicked while a worse dancer is overscored because of their pro/ABC connection/fan appeal, CA will call out for lifts when she feels like it, and Bruno will dance with his arms and almost take out Len while he's spouting some metaphor and rolling his rs. Do I get it all?
I like D.L., but am so bored by Cheryl, I hope they're an early exit. At least Kym is back, so that almost makes up for losing Anna and Chelsie Not overly excited by the cast. Val looks to have a strong contender, so that's the bright side. With or without Maks, I was not feeling this season before the cast was announced. Still don't know if I'll watch.
I think Sean Lowe, partnered with Peta, is the 12th celeb and they're waiting until the Bachelor finale to reveal it.