In 2005, ABC launched Dancing With the Stars, and no one knew the TV phenomenon it was going to become. Now in its 25th season, fans have seen some truly incredible seasons and others that left a lot to be desired. Often, the show is criticized for its lack of actual “stars” but there have been countless surprising stars to take the dancefloor and blow judges and audiences away with their previously unknown talent. With so many seasons past, and many now forgotten, here are the 10 best seasons of Dancing With the Stars so far:
10. Season 16
Dancing With the Stars‘ 16th season aired from March 18, 2013 to May 21, 2013 and had one of the most diverse and yet impressive casts that the show had seen up until then. Stars such as Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Andy Dick and Wyonna Judd competed alongside athletes and Olympians including Victor Ortiz, Aly Raisman and Jacoby Jones, adding up to a cast that was more well known than many others. Season 16 certainly brought the entertainment as it was a very tight race between Zendaya, Kellie Pickler and Jacoby Jones every week, and offered some very memorable dances. In the end it was Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough who took home the Mirrorball Trophy, giving the pro dancer his fourth win of the series. The best part about the season, however, was the level of competition, and there are many who still think Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy should have won.