'Dancing With the Stars' All-Star Pairings Released

August 13, 2012 By:
'Dancing With the Stars' All-Star Pairings Released

The pairings for the upcoming all-star season of "Dancing with the Stars" have been released in anticipation of season 15 of the show.

The celebrity cast was announced two weeks ago, and includes Shawn Johnson, Bristol Palin, Pamela Anderson, Apolo Anton Ohno, Joey Fatone, Kelly Monaco, and Kirstie Alley.

The All-Star pairs are as follows:

Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke

Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd

Drew Lachey and Anna Trebunskaya

Pamela Anderson and Tristan MacManus

Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff

Helio Castroneves and Chelsea Hightower

Joey Fatone and Kym Johnson

Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

There’s going to be a wildcard contestant, too, so if you’re emotionally invested in DWTS, vote for who you want to bring back in season 15 before August 24: The candidates are Carson Kressley, Kyle Massey or Sabrina Bryan.

Out of these All-Stars, only six were winners of their seasons: Kelly Monaco, Drew Lachey, Apolo Anton Ohno, Helio Castroneves, Emmitt Smith, and Shawn Johnson. As for their professional partners, Derek Hough has the best track record, with three season wins under his sparkly, sparkly belt. So if we were to make a betting pool, our money would be on Shawn and Derek.

But as anachronistic as it may be, I kind of really want to see Pamela Anderson win, mostly because she admitted that as she finished sixth in her season, she “might just be here for comic relief.”

Check out the premiere of the new season on September 24 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC!