'Dancing with the Stars' Season 14 Premiere Preview: The Dancing Is About to Begin!
'Dancing with the Stars' Season 14 Premiere Preview: The Dancing Is About to Begin!
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The Dancing with the Stars season 14 premiere is upon us!

Tonight, 12 celebrities and their professional partners will make their DWTS debuts, performing that first dance on the long road to Mirror Ball glory. The live broadcast of the premiere won't begin until 8pm ET, but we've got a bit of a preview for you right now.

What Are the Week 1 Dances?
Thanks to the magic of Twitter, we know which dances will be performed by which couples in the Dancing with the Stars season 14 premiere.

  • Sherri Shepard and Val Chmerkovskiy -- Foxtrot
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- Cha-Cha
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough -- Cha-Cha
  • Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani -- Foxtrot
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus -- Cha-Cha
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas -- Foxtrot
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson -- Foxtrot
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya -- Foxtrot
  • Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff -- Foxtrot
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke -- Cha-Cha
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd -- Cha-Cha
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower -- Cha-Cha

Want to follow the DWTS season 14 cast on Twitter? Click here for links to all of their accounts!

Week 2 Dances?
Twitter never lets us down. Not even when we're talking about the oh-so-distant future of DWTS week 2. As is so often the case with Dancing with the Stars, the season 14 dancers will have to take on either the jive or the quickstep in their second week of competition.

Who gets what? Here's a preliminary list:

  • Sherri Shepard and Val Chmerkovskiy -- Jive
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- Quickstep
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough -- Quickstep
  • Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani -- Jive
  • Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus -- Quickstep
  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas -- Jive
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson -- Jive
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya -- Jive
  • Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff -- Jive
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke -- Quickstep
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd -- Quickstep
  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower -- Quickstep

Since no one is getting eliminated in week 1, they'll even all be back for this. Kind of nice, really!

Could there be 13 Dancing with the Stars season 14 competitors? Click here to see which reality star has DWTS rumors.

More Than Dancing...
Unlike many prior Dancing with the Stars seasons, DWTS season 14 features a whole bunch of celebrities with a lot of non-dancing work to do. Gavin DeGraw is perhaps the busiest of them all: In between rehearsals and performances, the singer and musician is continuing a national tour.

And apparently he's also releasing music videos. Click play below to watch Gavin DeGraw's new video for the song "Sweeter."




Check back in with BuddyTV during the live Dancing with the Stars season 14 premiere (Monday, March 19 at 8pm ET on ABC) for updates on DWTS scores, dances and more!

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Who are you expecting to dance the best? Who will fall apart in the first week? Who is your pre-season pick for the DWTS season 14 champion? Leave your comments below!

(Images courtesy of ABC, video courtesy of Gavin DeGraw)




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