DwtS 9 Cast Announcement

ABC announced the identities of the Dancing with the Stars 9 celebrity contestants this morning. They are:

Aaron Carter
Ashley Hamilton
Chuck Liddell
Debi Mazar
Joanna Krupa
Kathy Ireland
Kelly Osbourne
Louie Vito
Macy Gray
Mark Dacascos
Melissa Joan Hart
Michael Irvin
Donny Osmond
Natalie Coughlin
Tom DeLay

Looks like ABC is trying to one up NBC by casting Tom DeLay. NBC was only able to get the wife of a disgraced politician for I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!. ABC got an actual disgraced politician!

I’ll update the list when the celebrity-pro dancer pairings are posted. On Good Morning America, Tom Bergeron said that the new season will feature new dance styles and will debut with a three-night premiere.

I’ve at least heard of all but one of these celebs, so that’s a better ratio than seasons past. Are you excited to watch the new season based on this cast? Is there an early favorite?