Dancing With the Stars - Pairings Announced

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Dancing With the Stars - Pairings Announced
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 10:29am

The all-star pairings have been announced for "Dancing With the Stars" Season 15, which is bringing back favorite contestants from seasons past. It appears that the show made an effort to pair celebrities with their partners from the first time around, when they could. Obviously, there are some professional dancer overlaps, plus some of the pros are no longer with the show.

The pairs are below, with stars next to the pairs who danced together previously (or the celeb's previous partner in parenthesis).

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy**
Pamela Anderson and Tristan McManus (Damian Whitewood)
Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower (Julianne Hough)
Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson**
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough (Mark Ballas)
Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya (Cheryl Burke)
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd (Cheryl Burke)
Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Alec Mazo)
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff (Julianne Hough)
Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas**
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani**
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke**

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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 1:58pm
Hmmm....I like some of the switch ups.

Lisa (aka pixie)

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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 7:17pm

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy**  I knew they'd end up together.   Entertaining couple, but I'm not sure if this will be a winning season for Maks.


Pamela Anderson and Tristan McManus (Damian Whitewood)  I can see the thought behind these two being paired together.   Tristan might make me like Pam.  


Helio Castroneves and Chelsie Hightower (Julianne Hough) - I think I like this pairing.... I would like to see Chelsie doing some modern stuff with Helio.


Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson**  LOVE LOVE LOVE that they're dancing together again.   LOVE it.  :smileyvery-happy:


Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough (Mark Ballas)  Hmm.... I really thought she'd be with Mark again, so I was surprised by this but maybe she got lucky being paired with Derek.   I'm still surprised that NONE of his dancing partners came back.

Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya (Cheryl Burke) This is an "eh" pairing ofr me.


Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd (Cheryl Burke)  I didn't think he'd get paired with Cheryl again.   This could be a really good pairing.   She just won and I think their body types might work really well together.    Bring on the sexy!


Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Alec Mazo)  This is a good pairing for Kelly.   Not sure if she'll be able to hack it in this competition because it's come a LONG way since Season 1.


Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff (Julianne Hough)  Eh.   Me no likey Karina.


Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas**  Seriously, how did he get "stuck" with her again?


Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani**  I guess I'm happy for Tony that he got his best partner back.   I feel for her because she came in 3rd to Shawn and Gilles and they are BOTH back for this all-star season.


Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke**  YAY!   :smileyhappy:

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Tue, 08-14-2012 - 4:18pm

I'm surprised too that none of Derek's partners came back.  Granted you have one that is a co-host on the show now and I don't know if they would ever allow Jennifer Grey to dance again with how much pain she was in.  I do really like the fact that Shawn is with Derek.  To be honest I'm really so over Mark and I actually like the fact that he is stuck with Bristol...lol. 

I do agree Gilles and Peta together is going to be sexy.  They are going to be smoking up the ballroom during the latin numbers that is for sure!!!  Can't wait to see the two of them together.

And I would rather see Chelsie with Apollo and Helio with Karina.  It would be nice to have them switch.

I am curious to see who the person coming back might dance with.  If it's Sabrina it's going to be sad not seeing her dance with Mark...which was when I really liked him.

Lisa (aka pixie)

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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 1:33pm

I think it's going to be Kyle coming back and he'll be dancing with Lacy.    Just a feeling.

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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 4:48pm
Yes I would like that.

Lisa (aka pixie)