The upcoming Season 20 of Dancing With The Stars marks the tenth anniversary of the popular dance competition. To mark the milestone, producers have fashioned a brand spanking new gold mirrorball trophy to give to the winner. Personally, I prefer the original one. The gold one looks a little tacky.
So who’s in the running? It’s not the most star-studded cast, but it’s an interesting one. The NFL’s first openly-gay player Michael Sam along with double amputee motivational speaker Noah Galloway provide the eye candy for the Spring 2015 edition. Fingers crossed that their respective female pros put them in very revealing outfits often.
Suzanne Somers and Patti LaBelle are representing for the veterans while Hunger Games actress Willow Shields checks in for the tween demo. Shields, at 14-years-old, is the youngest ever to compete on the show. For me, the addition of Rumer Willis is the most fascinating. I never thought I’d see Bruce Willis or Demi Moore in the audience, but they may just pop up to support their daughter.
The odds-on favorite to take Season 20 is Olympian Nastia Liukin. Athletes have a great track record on the show. To boot, she’s partnered up with the winningest pro, Derek Hough. He wasn’t supposed to take part this season, but the powers-that-be made it happen last minute. Speaking of Hough, his cousin, Riker Lynch, is also one of the stars strapping on their ballroom shoes. Check out the entire cast below, along with watching the reveal on Good Morning America.
DWTS Season 20 Cast
- Noah Galloway (Combat soldier & motivational speaker) with Sharna Burgess
- Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank businessman) with Kym Johnson
- Patti LaBelle (Grammy winning soul singer) with Artem Chigvintsev
- Nastia Liukin (Olympic artistic gymnast) with Derek Hough
- Riker Lynch (R5 singer & actor) with Allison Holker
- Charlotte McKinney (Model) with Keo Motsepe
- RedFoo (LMFAO DJ & rapper) with Emma Slater
- Michael Sam (American football player)with Peta Murgatroyd
- Willow Shields (The Hunger Games actress) with Mark Ballas
- Suzanne Somers (Actress & author) with Tony Dovolani
- Rumer Willis (Film & television actress) with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
- Chris Soules (The Bachelor) with Witney Carson