Here's why Jenna Johnson's 'DWTS' track record makes her and JoJo Siwa top contenders
When it comes to partnerships on 'Dancing With The Stars' the pro-dancers often have to hope and pray for the best, seeing that they might just get paired with a celebrity who can either hold their own or has two left feet. For Jenna Johnson, being paired with Adam Rippon back on Season 25 gave her quite an edge, seeing that the Olympic skater knew a thing or two about rhythm.
Now Johnson might stand a chance to recreate that magic and take home the title yet again, as she is partnered with none other than JoJo Siwa, who is a powerhouse of energy and, more importantly, a dancer herself!
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Who is Jenna Johnson?
Jenna Johnson Chmerkovskiy is a Latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer. Johnson She is also a five-time US National Latin Champion, US National Youth 10 Dance Champion, as well as a three-time National Contemporary Winner. Her claim to fame came in 2013 when she was the ladies' third runner-up on 'So You Think You Can Dance' Season 10.
Her 'DWTS' track record
Johnson joined the show at age 19 and was previously a troupe member on the show, during Season 18 to 22. On Season 23, she was partnered with actor Jake T. Austin, but the duo was eliminated 1st. On Season 25, she was paired with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, and they went on to win the season. She returned for Season 27, along with 'The Bachelorette' star Joe Amabile, where they placed 5th. On Season 28, she danced with 'Queer Eye' star Karamo Brown and the duo came 8th. On Season 29, she was paired with 'Catfish' producer and host Nev Schulman and they placed 2nd.
She is a part of the first same-sex dance couple on the show
Johnson will be partnering up none other than singer JoJo Siwa, making them the first same-sex pair to compete on the show. As reported by US Weekly, Siwa was thrilled at the idea.
"When I got the email to be on Dancing With the Stars, I didn't even read the whole email, I just replied yes," she said on Thursday. "And then when I read it … they said, 'We want to give JoJo the chance if she wants to do [it] to dance with a female instead of a male. But if she wants to dance with a male and keep it traditional, we want her to be as comfortable and have the best experience ever,' and immediately I was like, 'That is so groundbreaking.' [It's] history, it's never been done before and it needed to be done." she said.
Looks like Siwa isn't the only one who is excited, as her girlfriend, Kylie Prew can't wait to see them bring the heat. "Before I went to the first rehearsal, Ky tells me, 'Tell her, tell Jenna she needs to leave room for Jesus,'" joked Siwa.
Johnson definitely has her work cut out for her because while she is a highly talented dancer, so is Siwa, who was previously on 'Dance Moms', before taking on her solo career. Siwa is no stranger to crowds, and her concert performances are always high energy and involve back to back dance routines. So if there is one duo to watch out for, it would have to be them!
Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' premieres on September 20 at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the Episodes on abc.com and Hulu.