“Dancing With the Stars” returns for 26th season

photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license

photo via Wikimedia Commons under Creative Commons license

Amanda Villano, Staff Writer

Dancing with the Stars is back and better than ever! On Monday, April 30th, Dancing with the Stars aired with a brand new season consisting of something they have never done before!  Viewers were introduced to a new cast that features professional and Olympic athletes including; Adam Rippon, an American figure skater, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a retired professional basketball player, Josh Norman, a professional football player, and many more!  

Once again, after 25 seasons, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli will be judging these competitive dances and by the end of the season, one athlete and their assigned pro dancer will receive the “mirrorball trophy” based on audience votes combined with feedback from the judges.  Throughout the season there will be an elimination episode where the dancers at the bottom of the leader board (the dancers with the lowest points) will be removed from the competition.  

Season 26 of DWTS is off to a great start but, there are only 10 dancers and 1 mirror ball trophy…who will win?  Be sure to tune in every Monday night at 8|7c on ABC! I give it a 10!