Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Pairings Officially Announced

The pairings for the 9th Season of Dancing with the Stars were officially announced today.

The new season kicks off on Monday, September 21 8/7c PM on ABC, with the first 8 dancers performing. The second set of 8 take the stage on September 22, 8/7c. Two couples will be eliminated on Wednesday, September 23, 8/7c PM.

  • Aaron Carter, pop star, teams with Karina Smirnoff, who returns for her seventh season.
  • Natalie Coughlin, Olympic champion swimmer, teams with Season 1 champion Alec Mazo, who returns for his fifth season.
  • Mark Dacascos, ‘Iron Chef’  star, joins Lacey Schwimmer, who returns for her third season.
  • Tom Delay, former House Majority Leader, teams up with two-time champion Cheryl Burke, who returns for her eighth season.
  • Macy Gray, Grammy Award ®winner, teams with Jonathan Roberts, who returns for his seventh season.
  • Ashley Hamilton, actor and comedian, teams with Edyta Sliwinska, who is the only pro to compete in all nine seasons of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ 
  • Melissa Joan Hart, actress, teams up with reigning two-time ‘Dancing with the Stars’  champ Mark Ballas, who returns for his fifth season.
  • Kathy Ireland, entrepreneur and model, teams with Tony Dovolani, who returns for his eighth season.
  • Michael Irvin, NFL Hall of Famer, teams with Season 8’s Professional Dancer Competition winner Anna Demidova, who makes her debut.
  • Joanna Krupa, model, teams with Season 7 champ Derek Hough, who returns for his fifth season.
  • Chuck Liddell, Ultimate Fighting Champion, teams with Anna Trebunsaya, who returns for her fourth season.
  • Debi Mazar, actress, teams with Maksim Chmerkovsiy, who returns for his seventh season.
  • Mya, award winning singer, teams with Dmitry Chaplin, who returns for his second season.
  • Kelly Osbourne, reality star, teams up with Louis Van Amstel, who returns for his fifth season.
  • Donny Osmond, showbiz legend, is paired with Kym Johnson, who returns for her seventh season.
  • Louie Vito, professional snowboarder, joins Chelsie Hightower, who returns for her second season.
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