'Dancing with the Stars' season 27 to premiere with a 2-episode special

The season premiere will also reveal the cast of the highly anticipated 'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors'.


                            'Dancing with the Stars' season 27 to premiere with a 2-episode special

Get ready to watch some of your favorite celebrities grooving and moving, because ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is returning with a brand-new season, and 13 new celebrities to ABC on Monday, September 24. The special two-episode elimination-free premiere, which will start from 8 pm (EDT), will be kicked off with the celebs and their choreographers dancing to the catchy Erin Boehe’s number ‘I Won’t Dance.’ The number, will, as usual, be choreographed by the show’s own Emmy®-winning Mandy Moore. 

The prestigious ballroom floor will see an impressive lineup which includes an ‘American Idol’ mentor, the first-ever blind contestant, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast and a ‘Bachelor Nation’ favorite.  

Each couple from season 27 of 'Dancing with the Stars' will dance to the following songs: 
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten – Jive – “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard 
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess – Jive – “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” by Travis Tritt 
Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev – Foxtrot – “Rise Up” by Andra Day 
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold – Cha Cha – “Sweet Sensation” by Flo Rida 
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe – Foxtrot – “Do You Believe in Magic” by Aly & AJ 
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson – Quickstep – “Fish Out of Water” by Leo Soul 
John Schneider and Emma Slater – Foxtrot – “Good Ol’ Boys from Dukes of Hazzard” by Waylon Jennings 
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke – Salsa – “Dinero” by Jennifer Lopez featuring DJ Khaled & Cardi B 
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber – Cha Cha – “Treasure” by Bruno Mars 
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson – Cha Cha – “Free Free Free” by Pitbull featuring Theron Theron 
Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “It Don’t Mean a Thing” by Club Des Belugas 
Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko – Salsa – “YES” by Louisa featuring 2 Chainz 
Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong – Jive – “I’m a Lady” by Meghan Trainor 

For week one, viewers can cast their votes for their favorite 'Dancing with the Stars' couples via phone and online at www.ABC.com on Monday night, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT and closing at 4 a.m. EDT on Tuesday. 

Another exciting event to look forward to, during the two-episode special, is the big reveal for the highly anticipated ‘Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.’ The entire cast for the new show, which premieres on Sunday, October 7 at 8 pm EDT will take to the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ stage and while the celebrities perform to DNCE’s ‘Dance,’ the ‘Juniors’ pros will dance to ‘Born Ready’ by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy. Both numbers will be choreographed by Moore.  

 The youngest cast ever, featuring 12 celebrity kids and professional junior ballroom dancers will be mentored by one of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ professional and troupe dancers