Alexandra Whittaker
Sep 12, 2018 @ 10:45 am

Do you hear that? Is that the sound of tap dancing in the distance? Or maybe it's bars from a romantic Viennese waltz? 

Correct answer: All of the above, because it's the sound of Dancing With the Stars coming back this fall. 

We have gone three entire months without DWTS on our TV screens, but fans needn't fear, because season 27 returns to ABC on Sept. 24. But before the pros lace up their dancing shoes, there's one final point to sort out: The cast.

Adam Taylor

The DWTS cast has always given viewers a feel for the season to come, hinting at possibilities of champions, dancing duds, and drama (of course), and this season is no different. The newcomers present a strong list of contenders, from Olympians to Harry Potter actors, and reality TV stars to country singers.

Check out the who is competing for the Mirror Ball trophy this time around, below. 

Joe Amabile ("Joe the Grocer"), reality TV star from Bachelor in Paradise (paired with Jenna Johnson)

Bobby Bones, radio personality (paired with Sharna Burgess)

Juan Pablo Di Pace, Fuller House actor (paired with Cheryl Burke)

Nikki Glaser, comedian and podcast host (paired with Gleb Savchenko)

Evanna Lynch, Harry Potter actress who played Luna Lovegood and activist (paired with Keo Motsepe)

Milo Manheim, Disney actor (paired with Witney Carson)

Nancy McKeon, The Facts of Life actress (paired with Valentin Chmerkovskiy)

Alexis Ren, model and social media personality (paired with Alan Bersten)

Mary Lou Retton, former Olympic gymnast (paired with Sasha Farber)

John Schneider, actor and country music singer (paired with Emma Slater)

Tinashe, singer and songwriter (paired with Brandon Armstrong)

Danelle Umstead, paralympic skier (paired with Artem Chigvintsev)

DeMarcus Ware, former NFL linebacker (paired with Lindsay Arnold) 

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