Jacob’s Eye On….Dancing with the Stars: Season 16

By: Jacob Elyachar

This is it!

After months of speculating and dozens of rumors, Dancing with the Stars co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed to GMA’s own Lara Spencer and Sam Champion, the Season 16 cast was revealed.

Here are the new hoofers that will be dancing for the Mirror Ball Trophy:

 

Country music icon Wynonna Judd will be heading to the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom in March with two-time champion Tony Dovolani as her partner. (Photo property of Curb Records)

Country music icon Wynonna Judd will be heading to the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom in March with two-time champion Tony Dovolani as her partner. (Photo property of Curb Records)

Wynonna Judd: The legendary country diva will be teaming up with last season’s reigning champion pro Tony Dovolani to hopefully Foxtrot to the top.

D.L. Hughley: Actor, comedian and former CNN host will be putting on his dancing shoes as he teams up with two-time champion Cheryl Burke to go for ballroom glory.

Jacoby Jones: He was one of the first stars of this new cast to be revealed before Tom and Brooke’s announcement.   Will he follow in the footsteps of Hines Ward, Donald Driver and Emmitt Smith and grab the Mirror Ball Trophy? Or will be the next Clyde Drexler?   Jacoby will be partnered with Season 13 champion Karina Smirnoff.

Lisa Vanderpump: The Real Housewife of Beverly Hills founding star will be heading to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom with Dancing with the Stars Australia superstar Gleb Savchenko, who makes his debut on the American version.

 

Controversial comedian Andy Dick will trade in his jokes for a pair of ballroom shoes as he participates in DWTS' 16th season (Photo property of the Associated Press)

Controversial comedian Andy Dick will trade in his jokes for a pair of ballroom shoes as he participates in DWTS’ 16th season (Photo property of the Associated Press)

Andy Dick: Superstar comedian and producer Andy Dick will hopefully bring his comedic touch to the show and will be joining with longtime troupe member Sharna Burgess, who will be making her debut as a pro this season.

Victor Ortiz: WBC’s Welterweight Champion will be trading his Boxing skills to learn the Paso Doble, Tango and Cha-Cha-Cha with So You Think You Can Dance alum Lindsay Arnold, who will be making her professional debut on the show.

Zendaya: The Shake It Up star will be the youngest star to ever hit the dance floor. She will team up with Val Chmerkovskiy, who made it to the Final Three last season with the show’s original champion Kelly Monaco.

 

Olympian Aly Raisman will trade the gym floor for the ballroom as she teams up with Mark Ballas for this upcoming season.  (Photo property of Getty Images' Streeter Lecka)

Olympian Aly Raisman will trade the gym floor for the ballroom as she teams up with Mark Ballas for this upcoming season. (Photo property of Getty Images’ Streeter Lecka)

Aly Raisman: Olympic gymnast and Fierce Five member Aly Raisman will be the latest Olympian to hit the dance floor as she teams up former teammate Shawn Johnson’s professional partner Mark Ballas to be the third Olympian that could walk away with the Mirror Ball Trophy.

Ingo Rademacher: One of Port Charles’ leading men is the second General Hospital star to visit the ballroom.   He will team up with two-time champion Kym Johnson, who is back for her 13th season on the show.

Kellie Pickler: The country superstar becomes the first American Idol alum to participate in ABC’s ballroom dancing competition.   She is paired with three-time champion Derek Hough.

Dorothy Hamill: Figure skating icon Dorothy Hamill rounds out this year’s cast and is paired with Tristan MacManus.

Who will you be rooting for this season?

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