'Dancing with the Stars' Season 14 Cast: Pairings Revealed [FULL LIST]

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on February 28 2012 9:24 AM
  • Maria Menounos
    TV host Maria Menounos is one of 12 stars competing on season 14 of "Dancing with the Stars." The new season starts Mar. 19. REUTERS
  • Gavin DeGraw
    Will you be cheering for Gavin DeGraw on the new season of "Dancing with the Stars?" REUTERS
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Just three months after Dancing with the Stars crowned J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff as winners of season 13, the new cast -- and pairings -- for season 14 has been announced.

On Tuesday morning's Good Morning America, Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke announced the 12 new pairings for the upcoming season, set to premiere on Mar. 19.

Competing for the ultimate Mirror Ball Trophy are the following stars and professional partners:

Maria Menounos and Derek Hough Fresh off her much photographed post-Super Bowl bet on Extra, Maria Menounos will be competing with Derek Hough, who was paired with Ricki Lake last season. This bodes well for Menounos' chances -- Hough and Lake finished third last year, right behind Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke, and the champions J.R. Martinez and Karina Smirnoff.

Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Could this be the comeback of Melissa Gilbert? If history repeats itself, and Maks Chmerkovskiy repeats his temper tantrums from last season, this pairing should be very entertaining. (Yes, this is the same Maks who defended partner Hope Solo in front of the judges last season and told judge Len Goodman to retire).

Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff If Gavin DeGraw can keep up with season 13 champion Karina Smirnoff this season, the piano-loving crooner may have a chance at that Mirror Ball Trophy. 

Gladys Knight and Tristan MacManus Last season, Tristan MacManus' partner, Nancy Grace, brewed a bit of a controversy thanks to her nip slip on national TV. This season, MacManus is with the Empress of Soul, who just released her own version of the 1963 hit I (Who Have Nothing). Nothing controversial about that.

Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower Young is in the air for this dance couple. Roshon Fegan, 20, is perhaps most famous for his role as Ty Blue in the Disney sitcom, Shake It Up. Chelsie Hightower, is a five-time DWTS competitor. Could this be the the year of Hightower? (She has never won).

William Levy and Cheryl BurkeWhen it comes to the hottest looking couple this season, William Levy and Cheryl Burke could give Maria Menounos and Derek Hough a run for their money. Levy is an actor and former model, while Burke has perhaps one of the most toned figures in the dancing world.

Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy Expect a lot of DWTS talk on The View this spring, as one of its hosts competes for the Mirror Ball with the other Chmerkovskiy brother. But Sherri Shepherd need not worry -- this is supposedly the good tempered one.

Jaleel White and Kym Johnson Steve Urkel and David Arquette's partner from season 13. That is all.

Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya Soap vet and Melrose Place star Jack Wagner is in his 50s already (how time flies)! This season, he will be paired with Russian dance queen Anna Trebunskaya. Hopefully Wagner will be a better support for Trebunskaya, who was eliminated early last season with Carson Kressley.

Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani Dovolani will have another shot at the Mirror Ball this season with former tennis champ Martina Navratilova, who has some experience with reality TV. In 2008, Navratilova competed in the UK version of I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! She finished in second place.

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas This season is full of singers and musicians, including Welsh mezzo-soprano star Katherine Jenkins. Hopefully Jenkins will bring partner Mark Ballas a little closer to the Mirror Ball this season -- he was eliminated after three weeks with partner Kristin Cavallari last year.

Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd This is not the first time Peta Murgatroyd has been paired with a professional athlete. In season 12, the Australian dance star was eliminated after one week with Ron Artest (aka. Metta World Peace).

Season 14 of Dancing with the Stars premieres on Mar. 19 on ABC.

What do you think of the new cast of Dancing with the Stars? Share your thoughts below.

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