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Why he should dance: Not that we want to hassle the Hoff, but after another health scare last year, a spot on the parquet may be just the discipline the former America's Got Talent judge needs.
Dream pro partner: Kym Johnson
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Why she should dance: If her party girl ways prove anything, it's this: Lohan can light up a dance floor. We'd even make a new routine for her, the freestyle SCRAM (extra points for staying within boundaries).
Dream pro partner: Dmitry Chaplin
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Occupation: Soccer player
Why he should dance: He scored three goooaaaals during the 2010 World Cup, proving he has the stamina for the mirror-ball trophy race. More important: He can go chest for chest against Maksim!
Dream pro partner: Cheryl Burke
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Occupation: Sports reporter
Why she should dance: This pageant princess can be a dancing queen who knows how to keep score. The former Miss Missouri USA, a younger sis of Chace Crawford, is a Dallas sports reporter – all the better to track the play-by-play.
Dream pro partner: Mark Ballas
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MIKE 'THE SITUATION' SORRENTINO
Occupation: Reality star
Why he should dance: Mr. "GTL" – gym, tan, laundry – needs a new routine! Maybe a little "hey, mambo Italiano" will do those hard-earned abs some good.
Dream pro partner: Chelsea Hightower
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ALI FEDOTOWSKY & ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Ages: 25 and 26
Occupations: Reality stars
Why they should dance: Before their first dance as a married couple, the Bachelorette pair should probably brush up on their waltz.
Dream pro partners: Maksim Chmerkovskiy; Ashly DelGrosso-Costa
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Occupation: Reality star
Why she should dance: This Real Housewives of Atlanta Southern belle would put the sass in salsa – that is, as long as her partner doesn't cross her.
Dream pro partner: Alec Mazo
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Occupation: Racecar driver
Why she should dance: As the only woman to win an Indy car race, the super-competitive Patrick could harness her need for speed into a 0 to 60 mph samba that would leave competitors spinning in her wake.
Dream pro partner: Louis van Amstel
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Occupation: Retired basketball player
Why he should dance: With his height – he's nearly 7 feet tall! – he'd make the rest of the Dancing field feel pretty small. But it's the grace that the former L.A. Lakers point guard showed on the court that could win him points on the dance floor!
Dream pro partner: Edyta Sliwinska
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Occupation: Abstinence advocate
Why she should dance: She may have gotten played by her publicity-obsessed ex Levi Johnston, but Palin could grab the spotlight herself – and show the world whose dance card is really full.
Dream pro partner: Derek Hough
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Occupation: Spokesperson, TV personality, author
Why she should dance: The Duchess of York's latest scandal was a royal embarrassment. But one thing Fergie has proved time and again – she's a survivor, one who always waltzes her way back to the top!
Dream pro partner: Tony Dovolani
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BONUS PICK: MISS PIGGY
Occupation: Singer, actor, author, Muppet, frog stalker
Why she should dance: This natural-born hoofer easily handles hecklers Statler and Waldorf, so judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman should be no sweat when she hams it up on the parquet. Plus, we'd love to see Statler and Waldorf at the judges' table.
Dream pro partner: Corky Ballas
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