SO EXCITED for: these are not scraping the barrel...I'll actually be WATCHING this season!
Melissa Gilbert - Little House on the Prairie, and many other movies
Jaleel White (Urkel) - who didn't love this geek - and now we see him as a real guy?
Martina Navratilova - only the greatest all time women's tennis star!
Don't know who they are:
I absolutely love Katherine Jenkins. It is unfortunate that she is probably paired with Mark. For those of you who don't remember she was the beautiful classical singer on classical music night last year. I will be supporting her in spite of Mark.
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I absolutely am thrilled with the Season 14 cast! Big names and NO drama/controversy figure as in seasons past. I will definitely be watching - YAY!
I LOVE Gladys Knight! So excited she's gonna be on. And it doesn't hurt that she's paired with Tristan, either!
I actually like this cast and will be watching. I usually never watch, but there are a few that I would like to see. I really didn't want to see Sherri Sheperd on there, but glad she's not paired with my Maks
I can only please one person a day, today is not your day and tomorrow doesn't look good either
So excited there's no Kardashians, politicians, celebs mistresses, Youtube freak shows, or anything else like that in the mix. Hopefully the producers can learn that they don't need that type of stunt crap casting. I know in the eyes of the media it's usually the worse season ever and there's no stars anywhere, but who cares. The cast looked pitiful on paper to me last night, but I think I can enjoy this season, assuming the producers and judges don't screw it up.
I want to like Katherine Jenkins but it's hard for me to root for anyone partnered with Mark. Then I remember, he usually forgets he has a partner when he's dancing anyway. Since I think some of the other celebs will have the name recognition or stronger fanbases, I'll be curious how she, William, Gavin, and Martina do. Usually a strong fan base or extremely strong first impression are what matters in the first few weeks.
Very happy that the pairings turned out to be true. Gladys Knight certainly came out of no where. Glad to hear Chelsie's partner has moves; she usually gets screwed in that department, so I'll be excited to see what she can really do with a partner that had experience. Maybe she'll finally make it to the finals. Very happy for Val, since Sherri's fanbase will keep them around awhile. I think that's what I like about this cast, is that practically everyone has their own core demo that would likely tune in and vote for them. No obvious unknowns that don't have something else going for them, no obvious ringer, no sob stories, no one that's so big they'll win on paper. Could be a great season Fingers crossed. Mostly, I'm glad my two Ukrainian eye candies are back I'll be curious if William Levy goes the way of Gilles and Cristian for Cheryl, or if he fizzles out. At least he's pretty to look at. Her fanbase may help him get through if he's not pulling in the votes himself. Already figure Maria, based on her fanbase and Derek's, will probably be close to the finals. Hopefully the judges actually, you know, judge this season. And who knows, who can dance the best may actually factor in this season.
Still predicting Tony and his partner as the first to go, but we'll see. At least they all get two dances before the first elimination.