Get ready for a brand new season of salsas, sambas and spray-tans as the Dancing with the Stars Season 23 Premiere comes your way MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 at 8|7c as a brand new cast vies for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy!
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are back to guide us through this exciting new season along with your favorite judges. Of course, it's still all about the fans who ultimately help determine which teams make the cut each week with their votes during the biggest dance party on the planet!
The premiere episode kicks off with a spectacular opening number featuring the entire cast. Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Contemporary routine, vying for America's vote for the first time.
The competition heats up on a Latin-themed "Dancing with the Stars" as the celebrities take on new dance routines and fight for survival. The first elimination of the season is determined by combining the judges' scores from the first two weeks with the public votes from premiere night.
It's Hollywood night on "Dancing with the Stars," as 11 remaining couples take to the ballroom floor. Featuring a spectacular opening number with the entire cast, each couple will take on a dance style that they have not previously performed including the Quickstep, Foxtrot, Charleston, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive.
Two-time professional champion Julianne Hough returns to guest judge for the first time, and each couple will compete in a dance style that they have not previously performed.
Each couple dances to a song of the celebrities' choosing that encompasses a memorable time or experience in their life. These heartfelt performances promise to be some of the most intense and emotional of the season. The show also features singer Aloe Blacc performing his hit song "Wake Me Up," accompanied by a select group of pro dancers. At the end of the night, one couple faces elimination.
Eight remaining couples compete in the Switch-Up Challenge; Ariana Grande and MIKA perform.
The couples perform a style of dance they have not previously attempted followed by two separate team dances.
Cher performs; one couple earns immunity, the other teams pair up to compete in the Dance-Off.
The six remaining couples dance with an eliminated pro or troupe member as part of dynamic trio.
Guest judge Maksim Chmerkovskiy; the couples perform to two different versions of the same song; Kerli performs; Noah Guthrie performs.
Kellie Pickler performs; the couples compete in four rounds of dance; TLC performs; the couples face elimination.
The couples perform as part of the 24-hour fusion challenge; Lady Antebellum performs; the eliminated celebrities return; Ylvis performs; the winner is crowned.