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KESQ at 'Dancing with the Stars' premiere

Season 24 launched Monday night

News Channel 3's Bianca Rae at the pr...

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - “Episode 2401” – “Dancing with the Stars” is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere live, Monday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on KESQ News Channel 3.

KESQ News Channel 3's Bianca Rae was at the event on Monday and with live coverage from the Red Carpet leading up to the two-hour premiere on ABC.

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The premiere – which marks the show’s milestone 400th episode – will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring the celebrities dancing with the show’s judges: Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes the greatest Olympic gymnast in history, a two-time World Series champion – and the show’s first baseball player, a real housewife of Beverly Hills, a bull rider who survived a catastrophic injury, a member of the popular band Fifth Harmony, and the original “CuchiCuchi” girl, to name just a few.

Each couple will perform a tango, cha cha, salsa, Viennese waltz and quickstep, vying for America’s vote for the first time. No couples will be eliminated on week 1, and they will all advance to week two of the competition.

See the full cast for the new season

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):

Simone Biles & Sasha Farber – Tango – “Untouchable” by Tritonal and Cash Cash

Bonner Bolton & Sharna Burgess – Cha Cha – “Move” by Luke Bryan

Charo & Keo Motsepe – Salsa – “Cuban Pete” by Mambo Compañeros

Erika Jayne & Gleb Savchenko – Salsa – “XXPEN$IVE” by Erika Jayne

Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater – Cha Cha – “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars

Chris Kattan & Witney Carson – Cha Cha – “What is Love” by Haddaway

Nancy Kerrigan & Artem Chigvintsev – Viennese Waltz – “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel

Normani Kordei & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “Good Time Good Life” by Erin Bowman

Heather Morris & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Viennese Waltz – “Make Something Beautiful” by Ben Rector

Mr. T & Kym Herjavec – Cha Cha – “Theme from the A-Team” by Mike Post, Pete Carpenter and The Daniel Caine Orchestra

David Ross & Lindsay Arnold – Quickstep – “Go Cubs Go” by Steve Goodman

Nick Viall & Peta Murgatroyd – Cha Cha – “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake and Tiësto featuring Justin Bieber

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.   

For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2cdE4PL is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.


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