The women cha cha cha and foxtrot

Four seasons ago, America’s favorite Ballroom opened for business. Tonight it all starts again.

First off, the women will dance tonight. Tomorrow it will be the turn of the men and then on Wednesday, one of them will be sent packing.

Who are the contenders and who are the pretenders? This is dancing with the stars.

Season 5 features Mel B, Sabrina Bryan, Helio Castroneves, Mark Cuban, Jennie Garth, Josie Maran, Cameron Mathison, Floyd Mayweather, Wayne Newton, Marie Osmond, Albert Reed and Jane Seymour.

Hosts, Tom Bergeron and Season 2 winner Drew Lachey who is filling in for Samantha Harris who just had a baby introduce the pro’s who show us how it’s really done to Barry Manilow - Scores (Songs from Copacabana and Harmony) - Dancin' Fool Dancin’ Fool.

Tonight it’s the girls turn to dance off with either a foxtrot or a cha cha cha.

JENNIE GARTH – Garth rose to stardom in the popular television series Beverly Hills: 90210. She since starred in the sitcom What I Like About You for four seasons. Over the course of her career, she has produced and starred in several made-for-TV movies. Her most recent project was a lead role in Lifetime’s Girl, Positive, which was the network’s highest-rated movie this year. Garth’s partner is newcomer DEREK HOUGH, brother of Season Four winner Julianne Hough.
Jennie & Derek: Cha Cha Cha
Billy Joel - The Essential Billy Joel - Uptown Girl Uptown Girl
1-800-868-3401
Len Goodman: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 7
Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
TOTAL: 21

JOSIE MARAN – Model/actress Josie Maran has graced the pages of some of the biggest magazines, including multiple covers for Glamour and appearances in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. She’s also been featured in national ad campaigns for Guess and Maybelline, and has appeared in such films as The Aviator and Van Helsing. Today Maran is a busy entrepreneur, activist and new mom. She launches her eponymous eco-chic cosmetic line, Josie Maran Cosmetics, this fall, and is a spokesperson for the national environmental organization Global Green. Maran is paired with Season One winner ALEC MAZO, who makes his third appearance.
Josie & Alec: Foxtrot
Nat "King" Cole - The Very Best of Nat King Cole - Walkin' My Baby Back Home Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
1-800-868-3402
Carrie Ann Inaba: 6
Len Goodman: 5
Bruno Tonioli: 5
TOTAL: 16

SABRINA BRYAN – Actress and recording artist Sabrina Bryan starred as a member of an all-girl singing group in Disney Channel’s original movie, The Cheetah Girls. The hit movie translated into musical success for the girls, who went on to release two albums and toured the U.S. as The Cheetah Girls. Bryan is set to star in the upcoming The Cheetah Girls 3. She has also starred in The Bold and the Beautiful. Bryan is partnered with newcomer MARK BALLAS.
Sabrina & Mark: Cha Cha Cha
The Pussycat Dolls - PCD - Don't Cha Don’t Cha
1-800-868-3403
Carrie Ann Inaba: 9
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 9
TOTAL: 26

MARIE OSMOND – Osmond won the hearts of fans as co-host of the popular variety program, The Donny & Marie Show. She has since starred in several made for television movies, co-hosted Ripley’s Believe It or Not, achieved success as a recording artist, performed on Broadway, made the New York Times bestselling authors list, and established herself as an entrepreneur with her highly successful Marie Osmond Collectible Doll line. She is also the co-founder and co-host of the Children’s Miracle Network. Osmond will be led by JONATHAN ROBERTS, who returns for his fourth season.
Marie & Jonathan: Foxtrot
The Supremes - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology - I Hear a Symphony I Hear a Symphony
1-800-868-3404
Carrie Ann Inaba: 7
Len Goodman: 7
Bruno Tonioli: 7
TOTAL: 21

MELANIE BROWN – “Mel B.,” a.k.a. “Scary Spice,” is best known as a member of the Spice Girls, the hit British music group that put “girl power” on the map and took the world by storm in 1996. For the first time in six years, she reunites with her four bandmates to embark on a world tour this December. Brown is also a mother, entrepreneur and actress who starred in Rent as Mimi on Broadway, in The Vagina Monologues in London, and hosted the British TV series This is My Moment. She is partnered with MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, who returns for his fourth season.
Mel & Maksim: Cha Cha Cha
Aretha Franklin - Dance Vault Mixes: (Pride) A Deeper Love - A Deeper Love A Deeper Love
1-800-868-3405
Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 8
TOTAL: 24

JANE SEYMOUR – Actress/artist/author/activist/designer and Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning British born Jane Seymour is a star of motion pictures (Wedding Crashers, Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time) and television, ranging from her six-season Western drama, Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, to her reign as ‘Queen of the Mini-Series,’ so dubbed by critics and the media. In addition Seymour is a bestselling author, widely successful artist, designer of her own line of homewares and accessories, and an activist on behalf of underprivileged and abused children around the world. Seymour is paired with TONY DOVOLANI, who returns for his fourth season.
Jane & Tony: Foxtrot
1-800-868-3406
Carrie Ann Inaba: 8
Len Goodman: 8
Bruno Tonioli: 8
TOTAL: 24

Tomorrw night it’s the men and then Wednesday night, one of them will dance no more.

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