“Dancing With the Stars” fans will be seeing a whole new show when Season 28 returns, and will also finally get to see just which new celebs are partnering up with the show’s pros as they take to the floor for the first time. However, the exact routines they all perform may be a surprise as well, as the show is not revealing all the information just yet.

The ABC series is making a return after a nearly yearlong hiatus on Monday, Sept. 16, and teams will have a chance to dance for two weeks before one is forced to say goodbye. According to a press release from ABC, the eliminated couple in week 2 will be the one that receives the lowest combined total of judges’ scores from both weeks, as well as the least number of live viewer votes during week 2 as well. Of course, before teams have to worry about that, or even really impressing America with their routines, they will need to perform some miracles for the judges.

So what will the celebs and their partners dance to and which routines will they tackle? Here’s what we know about the setlist so far:

Dance Styles:

According to the press release, four different dance styles will be tackled during the first night of competition. The celebrities will tackle Cha Cha’s, Foxtrots, Salsas and Tangos, and considering there are 12 stars competing, it seems likely there will three routines featuring each style.


Like the routines and partnerships, ABC is keeping a lid on all the exact songs, as well as who is performing to each. However, seven of the titles have been announced, and those songs are:

  • Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”
  • Shania Twain, “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!”
  • Donna Summer, “She works Hard for the Money”
  • Jonas Brothers, “Sucker”
  • Michael Buble, “Feeling Good”
  • Lizo, “Juice”
  • Imagine Dragons, “Whatever it Takes”

“Dancing With the Stars” Season 28 premieres Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.

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