‘Dancing with the Stars’ Cast 2012: The Full List for Season 14 [PHOTOS]

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  • Katherine Jenkins, a Welsh mezzo-soprano
    Katherine Jenkins, 31, is a Welsh opera singer and has appeared as the featured singer in an April 2011 episode on “Dancing with the Stars.” Most recently, Jenkins performed before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears game at Wembley Stadium in Oct. 2011, singing “God Save the Queen.” She will be partnered with Mark Ballas. REUTERS
  • Actress Melissa Gilbert during the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild awards.
    Melissa Gilbert, 57, played Laura Ingalls on “Little House on the Prairie” from 1974-1983. Once engaged to Rob Lowe, Gilbert underwent surgery in July 2012 to replace a disc in her lower spine. She will be partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Reuters
  • Gladys Knight
    Gladys Knight, 67, is an infamous Motown singer and eight-time Grammy winner. In September 2011, Knight released a new, updated recording of "I Who Have Nothing" was on iTunes. She will be partnered with Tristan MacManus. Phil McCarten / Reuters
  • Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers WR
    Donald Driver, 37, is the wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers. Driver was part of the Packers’ 2011 win at Super Bowl XLV. Not only does he dabble in sports, but Driver is also an author of three children's books, “Quickie Handles a Loss,” “Quickie Makes the Team,” and “Quickie Goes to the Big Game.” He will be partnered with Peta Murgatroyd. Reuters
  • Roshon Fegan, actor
    Roshon Fegan, 20, is an actor playing Ty Blue on Disney’s “Shake it Up and will be the youngest contestant. Fegan is best known for playing Sander Lower in the Disney Channel movie “Camp Rock.” He will be partnered with Chelsie Hightower. Reuters
  • Sherri Shepherd
    Sherri Shepherd, 44, was an actress before becoming co-host on “The View.” In 2011, she was nominated for Outstanding Talk Show Host at the Daytime Emmy Awards will play the role of Lola, a hooker, in the movie "One for the Money" set for a 2012 release. She will be partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy. Reuters
  • Maria Menounos
    Maria Menounos, 33, is a television anchor on “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood.” Menounous sometimes appears on Dr. Drew’s newest show, “Lifechangers" and was a model in the Pamella Roland show at Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week. She will be paired with Derek Hough. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
  • Gavin DeGraw
    Gavin Degraw, 35, is a successful pop musician with hits like “Not Over You” and the theme song for “One Tree Hill.” He will be partnered with Karina Smirnoff. REUTERS
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Dancing with the Stars entering its 14th season has unveiled the full list of stars to compete when the new season airs on March 19.

With a Motown music legend, a Super Bowl champ and 70's and 80's television icons, the season 14 cast of 12 competitors promises to be a great one.

The show has gained record-breaking viewers and voters in past years, peaking at 22.5 million viewers in season 12. In comparison, the 2011 Emmy Awards, which aired the night prior to the DWTS season premiere on Sept. 18, only had 12.5 million viewers.

Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars will premiere on ABC on March 19.

View the slideshow to see the 2012 full cast list for season 14 of Dancing with the Stars.

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