Most Likely to Succeed? Who'll Go First? PEOPLE Hands Out Dancing with the Stars Superlatives
HEATHER MORRIS: MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED
We may have a multi-time Olympic gold medalist in the mix, but the Glee star knows how to dance. Before her breakout role on the hit musical show, she was a backup dancer for Beyoncé. (Yes, Beyoncé.) Plus, she's paired with past Mirrorball winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Without a doubt, this is the pair to beat this season.
CHRIS KATTAN: MOST LIKELY TO BE VOTED OFF EARLY
We have no doubt that the SNL star is hilarious, and will have chemistry with partner Witney Carson. But if we're looking solely on past contestant statistics, the odds aren't in his favor: Guys often go home first, and funny men haven't been known for their footwork in previous seasons.
NORMANI KORDEI: MOST LIKELY TO TURN UP THE HEAT
The Fifth Harmony member is no stranger to the stage. And with last season's champion, Val Chmerkovskiy, as her partner, they'll definitely be breaking out the sexy moves her girl group breaks out on the regular. The question isn't "Will they succeed?" but "How many weeks will we have to wait until they score their first perfect 10?"
BONNER BOLTON: MOST LIKELY TO USE PROPS
If you haven't heard of Bolton, know this: He's a professional bull rider, which means there's no way there won't be a bull of some sort — even if it's mechanical — on the DWTS stage this spring. And with Sharna Burgess as his partner, he'll be showing off some smooth moves in his natural habitat.
SIMONE BILES: MOST LIKELY TO HAVE THE BEST MOVES
The pressure is on for the gold medalist: Her Olympic teammate, Laurie Hernandez, won the show's last season. But if anyone can handle it, it's Biles: She's got five Olympic medals to her name (four gold, one bronze), plus three World Championship wins. With Sasha Farber as her partner, expect Biles to master the fancy footwork early on, and break out a few of the moves she's so well-known for on the ballroom floor.
NICK VIALL: MOST LIKELY TO MAKE IT FAR WITHOUT YOU NOTICING
There hasn't been a Bachelor franchise contestant on DWTS since Chris Soules in 2015. Soules made it to fifth place on the show, and maybe his skills will rub off on his former Bachelorette competitor. If anyone can whip Viall into shape, it's Peta Murgatroyd, who is back this season after taking a break last fall. (She gave birth to son Shai in January.) Although after that fitness outro at the end of this week's episode, it looks like he's in pretty good shape himself!
ERIKA GIRARDI: MOST LIKELY TO DANCE TO HER OWN MUSIC
Who knows how far Girardi (a.k.a. Erika Jayne) will get on this season (she's not an Olympian, but she does have dance experience!) While we'll settle for a premiere routine to her club hit “XXPEN$IVE,” we would love to see the RHOBH star and her partner, Gleb Savchenko, dance to her single, "How Many F---s." Sure, the title isn't exactly FCC-friendly, but that's why bleeping is a thing, right?
MR. T: MOST LIKELY TO (TRY TO) BREAK DANCE
Dancing pro Kym Johnson Herjavec's last partnership on DWTS resulted in a marriage to Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec. Though her chemistry with partner Mr. T probably won't be as intense, the pair may make it further in the competition thanks to their willingness to try new things — like breakdancing!
NANCY KERRIGAN: MOST LIKELY TO BE GRACEFUL
Olympic figure skaters nearly always fare well on DWTS: Kristi Yamaguchi and Meryl Davis even took home the Mirrorball in past seasons. This time around, the 1994 silver medalist will compete with Artem Chigvintsev. Though it's been more than 20 years since her Olympic turn, her innate poise and grace is hard to forget — and will most likely show up in her routines.
DAVID ROSS: MOST LIKELY TO BE IN SYNC
Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross — who recently retired after winning the team's first World Series in more than 100 years — knows a little something about being the underdog. Plus, with over a decade of experience as a catcher in the MLB, is well-versed in unspoken communication — an added benefit he and partner Lindsay Arnold can use to their advantage during performances.
CHARO: MOST LIKELY TO MAKE YOU LAUGH
Though Charo is no stranger to musicality (she's a classically trained guitar player!), we're already expecting the actress to reel us in with her humor after each performance and in the packages with partner Keo Motsepe.
RASHAD JENNINGS: MOST LIKELY TO SURPRISE YOU
There's a pattern with NFL stars on DWTS: You blink, and suddenly they're in the top five. This is likely due to their inherent athleticism — and their willingness to put in the effort. Paired with Emma Slater, expect the former Jacksonville Jaguar to be no different.