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.Photo by Eric Charbonneau/REX