"Dancing With the Stars" Season 9 Cast Announced

ABC's megahit show "Dancing With the Stars" announced the lineup of dancers for its ninth season. Here's the list of the 16 B- to D-list celebs who will be learning to jive, salsa and rumba this fall:

 

  • Tom DeLay: Former House Majority Leader known as “The Hammer”
  • Donny Osmond: Singer, brother of DWTS Season 5 contestant Marie Osmond, and choreographer of his own freestyle moves in “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “White & Nerdy” video
  • Macy Gray: Baby-voiced singer and performer on DWTS Season 4 (who famously commented on Apolo Anton Ohno’s “huge bulge” to reporters)
  • Kelly Osbourne: Reality star/”singer”
  • Debi Mazar: Actress (Entourage) and friend of Madonna
  • Mya: Singer best known for the “Lady Marmalade” cover also featuring DWTS Season 8 contestant Lil’ Kim and appearing in the film Chicago
  • Melissa Joan Hart: actress (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clarissa Explains it All, Drive Me Crazy) and candy store owner
  • Michael Irvin: NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboys teammate of DWTS Season 3 winner Emmitt Smith
  • Ashley Hamilton: Comedian/actor best known for being the son of DWTS Season 2 contestant George Hamilton and the ex-husband of Shannen Doherty
  • Aaron Carter: Singer and brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter
  • Kathy Ireland: Model/entrepreneur featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for 13 consecutive years
  • Natalie Coughlin: U.S. swimmer with 11 Olympic medals, became the first female athlete to win six medals in a single Games at Beijing
  • Louie Vito: Pro snowboarder
  • Chuck Liddell: UFC Hall of Fame fighter known as The Iceman
  • Mark Dacascos: Actor and martial artist best known as the Chairman of Iron Chef America’s Kitchen Stadium
  • Joanna Krupa: Swimsuit model most recently partnered with Terrell Owens on ABC’s The Superstars
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

Congratulations to Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:

Read Darriel's profile here

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And then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.

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