DWTS 26 – Athletes – Pre-Season POLLS!

Hey All! :)

Dancing with the Stars is finally back! Instead of the usual full Spring season, we are being treated to a special four week event that brings ten athletes from a variety of sports together to compete in the world of ballroom dancing. This quick mini-season will include multiple dances and eliminations each week with a level of competitiveness never seen before. And this morning on Good Morning America, we had the live cast reveal.

I am really excited to be back with you all to blog another season and I will also be sticking around to recap the upcoming Summer reality-competition show, So You Think You Can Dance. So much dancing over the next five months! Before this special season gets underway, let’s do a quick poll. Hey, I wouldn’t be me without some good polls, right? :)

Take a look at the official cast photos below (with the exception of one star who wasn’t able to do an official photo yet) and based on what you know/feel about them and their professional partners, who is your pre-season favorite? Feel free to comment also with any thoughts. I will be back here on Monday, April 30th @8PM Eastern for the start of it all. I hope you guys will join me for the ride.

The cast of Dancing with the Stars is…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (NBA legend) and Lindsay Arnold

Johnny Damon (World series winning baseball vet) and Emma Slater

Josh Norman (NFL Quarterback) and Sharna Burgess

Mirai Nagasu (Medal winning figure skater) and Alan Bersten

Tonya Harding (Disgraced figure skater) and Sasha Farber

Jamie Anderson (Medal winning snowboarder) and Artem Chigvintsev

Chris Mazder (Medal winning luger) and Witney Carson

Jennie Finch Daigle (Medal winning softball player) and Keo Motsepe

Adam Rippon (Medal winning figure skater) and Jenna Johnson

Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame basketball player) and Gleb Savchenko