The Dancing with the Stars Season 21 premiere starts at 8:00 p.m. ET on September 14 and fans are excited to see the celebrity cast perform their first dances with their pro partners. The two-night event airs on ABC and will also be live-streamed for viewers in select cities.
What are the first dances? How and when do you vote for your favorite dancers and what are the voting phone numbers for each couple? Find a full list of each couple’s first dances, as well the voting phone numbers and instructions on how to vote online below.
According to ABC, there will be no eliminations during the first week of competition. However, the celebs and their pro dance partners need to step it up during premiere week — there will be back-to-back eliminations the following week on both Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22.
The first week’s dances will include the Salsa, Jive, Cha-Cha, Foxtrot and Quickstep. Here’s the full rundown of all the couples and the dances they will perform on the DWTS Season 21 premiere, courtesy of ABC.
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: “Do Your Thing” by Basement Jaxx
Kim Zolciak and Tony Dovolani: “Hey Mama” by David Guetta
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: “I Don’t Like It, I Love It” by Flo Rida featuring Robin Thicke
Victor Espinoza and Karina Smirnoff: “G.D.F.R.” by Flo Rida
Chaka Khan and Keo Motsepe: “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: “Dancing in the Street” by David Bowie and Mick Jagger
Paula Deen and Louis van Amstel: “Hey Good Lookin'” by Carol Welsman
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: “Whistle (While You Work It)”by Katy Tiz
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: “Ten Feet Tall” by Afrojack featuring Wrabel
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: “Marvin Gaye” by Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor
Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: “Cheerleader” by Omi
Buddy TV‘s John Kubicek predicts the “biggest trainwreck” to be Gary Busey‘s performance with his partner Anna Trebunskaya, and the toughest dance to master will be Carlos PenaVega’s performance with Witney Carson set to “I Got You (I Feel Good)” by James Brown.
Keep this list of voting phone numbers handy if you plan to vote for your favorite Dancing with the Stars couple by phone instead of online. If you prefer to vote on ABC.com, you can register with your email or log in with your Facebook account. Viewers can also vote on Facebook, but must abide by the voting rules below.
Alek Skarlatos: 1-855-234-5601
Alexa PenaVega: 1-855-234-5602
Andy Grammer: 1-855-234-5603
Bindi Irwin: 1-855-234-5604
Carlos PenaVega: 1-855-234-5605
Chaka Khan: 1-855-234-5606
Gary Busey: 1-855-234-5607
Hayes Grier: 1-855-234-5608
Kim Zolciak Biermann: 1-855-234-5609
Nick Carter: 1-855-234-5610
Paula Deen: 1-855-234-5611
Tamar Braxton: 1-855-234-5612
Victor Espinoza: 1-855-234-5613
Fans can start voting during DWTS on Mondays. Voting ends 60 minutes after the show ends in your time zone. Starting on Week 2 (September 21, 22) voting will occur on both Monday and Tuesday nights during the show and up to 60 minutes after it ends. See the official rules on ABC.go.com.
The Dancing with the Stars premiere will air live from 8:00 p.m. ET to 10:00 p.m. ET on September 14, followed by Tuesday night’s two-hour show, Dancing With the Stars: First Dances, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET.
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