With the recent announcement of ABC bidding farewell to longtime Dancing With the Stars hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, we here at Sarah’s Scoop can’t help but wonder what other twists could be around the corner. With the previous All Stars run back in season 15, we’ve decided to compile our own list of who we’d love to see back on the dance floor.
In perhaps one of the most controversial losses in DWTS history (and that’s saying something) back in season 16, Zendaya and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy took second place to country singer Kellie Pickler and Derek Hough. A fan favorite since the beginning, the runner up sparked a massive online following overflowing the web with cries of outrage. At just 16 years old during her original season, we’d love to see what the 5’10” superstar is capable of without the kid gloves.
2. Corbin Bleu
The High School Musical alum was a frontrunner, before taking second place in season 17 to Glee star Amber Riley. With some of the highest scores of the season, Corbin’s high level of energy and amazing attitude made it obvious why partner Karina Smirnoff had longed to dance together for years. Despite just missing the mark for the infamous MBT, we want to see Corbin take one more trip around the dance floor and show us what other tricks this Wildcat has up his sleeve.
3. Kim Zolciak-Biermann
Back in season 21 Kim and partner Tony Dovolani were revealing themselves as the underdogs you couldn’t help but root for, when only three weeks into the competition Kim suffered a TIA, also known as a mini-stroke. Despite miraculously still being prepared and ready to dance that Monday, the medical scare prevented Zolciak-Biermann from being able to fly back to Los Angeles for the live show, thus resulting in her elimination. Today Kim is healthy as ever and we believe she deserves a second chance.
4. Kyle Massey
The former Disney Channel star took second place way back in season 11 with partner Lacey Schwimmer, and was a contender to compete on the first All Stars season, ultimately losing the public vote to Cheetah Girl Sabrina Bryan. Another victim of what many call the “Disney curse” Kyle fell short to Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey. His jive is still to this day considered one of the greats, and his unmatchable energy would provide endless entertainment.
5. Heather Morris
The former Glee star made headlines when it was made public that she used to dance backup for Queen B herself, many fans upset and claiming unfair advantage due to her professional dance experience. However Heather dealt with her fair share of issues during her run in season 24. Partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy suffered a calf injury for over half of their season, leaving Heather to dance with troupe member Alan Bersten. Placing 7th overall, we’d love to see Heather with a consistent partner and the chance to prove herself.
6. Charlie White
It was partner vs partner when Charlie and his fellow ice dancer Meryl Davis competed, for the first time, against one another in season 18. Meryl ultimately took the trophy, landing Maks’ first victory, while Charlie and Sharna Burgess landed in a respectable 5th place. However, we’re curious just what would happen if Charlie was competing without Meryl. Now retired from competitive skating, what better time to get a mirrorball of his own?
7. Bindi Irwin
Okay, it’s no secret that Bindi has nothing left to prove. Her mirrorball win back in season 21 was more than deserved, with partner Derek Hough creating timeless choreography every week. But what better competition for our All Stars season that a clear driving force? Bindi’s bright smile and sunny demeanor always lit up the ballroom and we think a second time around would only set the bar that much higher.
8. Lance Bass
After hearing hype from former NSYNC bandmate Joey Fatone, Lance Bass hit the floor in season 7 with partner Lacey Schwimmer. The duo eventually came in third, following football star Warren Sapp and future DWTS host Brooke Burke. Now in his 40s, we’d like to see just how far the popstar has come in the last 12 years.
9. Elizabeth Berkley-Lauren
The Saved By the Bell star was a surprising elimination in season 17 when she was sent home the same night she and Val received the first perfect score. A new mother at the time, Berkley-Lauren was proving that mothers everywhere didn’t need to be ashamed of their past. Due to the shock of her early exit, we think another run for the mirrorball is deserved.
10. James Hinchcliffe
The unexpected dark horse from season 23, James shocked the world when his first foxtrot with partner Sharna Burgess landed him tied at the top of the leader board for first place. This momentum only grew as the weeks went by, before James ultimately took second place to gymnast Laurie Hernandez. Honestly, we just want to see the Canadian racecar driver again because of how much fun he is to watch. And his chemistry with Sharna was truly unmatched.
11. Mirai Nagasu
Coming in 4th during the Athletes season of Dancing With the Stars, Mirai and partner Alan dazzled the dance floor for only three routines before being eliminated. However, because the 26th season was only four weeks long, we’d love to see Mirai return for a full season and conquer the ballroom once again. The epitome of grace in her movements combined with her bright smile, we think another shot at the title is just what Mirai deserves.
12. Donny Osmond
One of the most fun winners in DWTS history, Donny Osmond made headlines weekly when dancing in season 9 with partner Kym Johnson. Ultimately winning the competition back in 2009, we’d love to see what the entertainer can do today. Between his bright smile and eager attitude, we know it would be nothing short of fantastic.
And that’s our list! Tell us your dream Dancing With the Stars All-Star cast in the comments!
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