Dancing with the Stars 2015 Full Cast Announced: See The List (With Pics)
ABC’s hit reality competition Dancing with the Stars returns on September 14, 2015 for its 21st season and all the stars and their partners have finally been revealed. With Len Goodman announcing his exit from the show, the three judges remain Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioi and Carrie Ann Inaba while Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will also be returning as hosts. However, what audiences are most interested in is what famous faces are going to be trying their hand (or feet) at ballroom dancing and, although fans of the show have complained that the quality of “stars” has decreased, season 21 is looking very interesting. Having now incorporated soldiers as well as social media stars, the spectrum of stars is bigger to pull from so, as well as lesser known faces, there are also some big names. Check out which stars are competing and what pros they will be matched with as they all quest for the Mirror Ball Trophy.
13. Chaka Khan with Keo Motsepe
Dancing with the Stars has really elevated the star power this season by pulling in 10x Grammy winner Chaka Khan. The 62-year-old “Queen of Funk” is known worldwide for her musical abilties with a career that has spanned four decades and included 22 albums and ten #1 Billboard songs with three albums having gone platinum. Although many are aware who Chaka Khan is, her appearance on DWTS will also bring her back into the spotlight before the release of her newest album, which is scheduled for later in 2015. She has been paired with 25-year-old Keo Motsepe who has never won a Mirror Ball Trophy, but you never know with Chaka Khan as your partner.
12. Alexa PenaVega with Mark Ballas
Actress Alexa PenaVega, 27, is also out to expand her talents to dancing. Known most for her role as Carmen Cortez in the hit Spy Kids films, Alexa also has Broadway experience, which is always at least a little helpful on the dance floor. From child star to Broadway star, PenaVega has most recently been in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and ABC fans will recognize her as Kiley Brenner on Nashville. Alexa has been partnered with extremely experienced pro Mark Ballas who came in second last season and of course is looking for a win having previously won DWTS in seasons six and eight.