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Dancing with the Stars Season 21 Premiere: The First Songs and Pairings

By Micheline Goldstein | Sep 13th, 2015

Dancing with the Stars returns with a two-night Season 21 premiere featuring an all-new celebrity cast, and they're ready to hit the dance floor! The competition begins MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 at 8|7c with the two-hour season premiere episode on ABC. The episode will kick off with the biggest number in DWTS history shot on Hollywood Boulevard. The night continues with each couple dancing a Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, Quickstep or Jive, vying for America’s vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated in Week 1, and they will all advance to Week 2 of the competition.

Here are the songs each couple will dance to on their very first night in the ballroom:

Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold – "Ten Feet Tall" by Afrojack ft. Wrabel

Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas – "Whistle (While You Work It)" by Katy Tiz

Andy Grammer & Allison Holker – "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough – "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John

Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson – "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown

Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe – "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan

Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya – "Dancing in the Street" by David Bowie & Mick Jagger

Hayes Grier & Emma Slater – "Cheerleader" by Omi

Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani – "Hey Mama" by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Afrojack & Bebe Rexha

Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess – "I Don't Like It, I Love It" by Flo. Rida ft. Robin Thicke

Paula Deen & Louis van Amstel – "Hey Good Lookin'" by Carol Welsman

Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – "Do Your Thing" by Basement Jaxx

Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff – "G.D.F.R." by Flo Rida

RELATED: See the Official Cast Photos of the Stars and Pro Partners

On TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 9|8c, tune in for night two, "Dancing with the Stars: First Dances." Viewers get the chance to see the couples' dances from the previous night one more time. The show will also be packed with never before seen footage from the night before, extended training packages, and exclusive interviews with the couples. There will also be a special glimpse of what's to come on Week 2, which includes two nights of live shows. The pairs will be dancing new routines each night!

RELATED: The Season 21 Cast Announcement 

Get the latest Dancing with the Stars news, and tune in to the SEASON PREMIERE MONDAY SEPT 14 8|7c on ABC!

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