Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Pairings Revealed

What’s a dancing star without a pro partner? ABC has officially unveiled the 16 pairings for Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars. What do you think of these matchups?

– Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff: Let’s hope he does a better worm than Steve Wozniak.

– Olympic swimming champ Natalie Coughlin and Season 1 winner Alec Mazo: Mazo’s making his first appearance since Season 7.

– Iron Chef America‘s Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer: Will she be the secret ingredient to his success? 

– Former House Majority leader Tom DeLay and two-time champ Cheryl Burke: Can she become the first pro to win three Mirrorballs?

– Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts: Roberts was eliminated first last season with Belinda Carlisle.

– Ashley Hamilton and Edyta Sliwinska: Sliwinska and Hamilton’s father, George Hamilton, finished in sixth place in Season 2.

– Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas: Ballas is the defending champ, vying with Burke to become the first pro to win three Mirrorballs.

– Supermodel and entrepreneur Kathy Ireland and Tony Dovolani: Dovolani took bronze last season with Melissa Rycroft.

– Former Dallas Cowboy Michael Irvin and Anna Demidova: A Dancing newbie, Demidova won the pro dancer competition last season.

– Superstars supermodel Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough: Hough won Season 7 with Brooke Burke.

– UFC champ Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya: Trebunskaya returns for her fourth season.

– Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: Chmerkovskiy was runner-up in Season 5.

– Mya and Dmitry Chaplin: Chaplin was paired with Holly Madison in the eleventh hour last season after Jewel was injured.

– Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel: Van Amstel last danced with Priscilla Presley in Season 6.

– Donny Osmond and Kym Johnson: Johnson’s a two-time runner-up.

– Snowboarder Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower: Hightower finished fourth last season with Ty Murray.

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Dancing with the Stars Season 9 Pairings Revealed