Episode 2501: Dancing with the Stars is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who are ready to hit the ballroom floor and celebrate the show’s landmark 25th season. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, September 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The premiere will kick off with an exciting opening number featuring head judge Len Goodman and the entire cast of “Dancing with the Stars,” choreographed by the show’s own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.
This season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes a “Shark,” a married couple whose pro partners are also a married couple, a “Pretty Little Liar,” a “Property Brother,” a ’80s pop icon, a WWE superstar and a NBA champion, to name just a few. Each couple will perform a salsa, foxtrot, tango or cha cha, 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.
Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs (in alphabetical order):
Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe – Salsa – “Money Maker” by Ludacris featuring Pharrell
Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten – Foxtrot – “Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson
Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess – Salsa – “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow
Drew Scott & Emma Slater – Foxtrot – “Our House” by Madness
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson – Foxtrot – “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold – Tango – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas – Cha Cha – “Don’t Worry” by Madcon
Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd – Cha Cha – “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev – Tango – “So What!” by P!nk
Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko – Cha Cha – “Like That” by Fleur East
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha – “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations
Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Woman” by Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns
Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Born Ready” by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy
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, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
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/2o1VO7b 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.
Series: Dancing With The Stars Season 25 Episode 1
Air Date: Monday, September 18, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC