Dancing with the Stars Season 16 Cast: Announced! Underwhelming!

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With Season 16 of Dancing with the Stars set to premiere on March 18, the new cast of this competition was announced today on Good Morning America.

And it's decidedly unimpressive.

From a wide receiver who was a relative unknown until scoring twice in this year's Super Bowl, to a comedian better known for brushes with the law than actually making people laugh, browse through the contestants below and try to decide: Who is the early favorite?

  • Wynonna Judd - Fve-time Grammy Award winner
  • D.L. Hughley - Comedian/actor
  • Jacoby Jones - Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
  • Lisa Vanderpump - Cast member on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/Vanderpump Rules
  • Andy Dick - Actor/comedian
  • Victor Ortiz - Former WBC Welterweight Champion
  • Zendaya Coleman - Disney Channel actor
  • Aly Raisman - Olympic gold-medalist in gymnastics
  • Ingo Rademacher - General Hospital actor
  • Kellie Pickler - former American Idol finalist
  • Dorothy Hamill - Olympic gold medalist in figure skating

NOTE: A 12th contestant is expected to be announced soon and all rumors point to Bachelor Sean Lowe.

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I agree with the slightly underwhelming bit, but remember, did ANYONE from the DWTS universe know who Donald Driver was before his season started? And Peta had been kicked off first the season before...as a Ravens fan I know many people don't know who Jacoby Jones is but I can promise he'll be a hoot to watch this season. he's light on his feet and definitely has rhythm. will it translate well to dancing? IDK, but he'll definitely be fun.


I am excited for Aly and Dorothy. That is about it.


horrible, just horrible ...


I'm kind of disappointed in D.L., he seems to be better than this. Seems he would make fun of these sort of things.

Sarah silva

Personally for me there is no one I am interested in watching, however I think Aly and Kellie will do well.


Aly, kellie, and Ingo are already my picks for top 3! But I think Aly will take it. Being a gymnast already gives you an edge above everyone else.