“Dancing with the Stars” brings together an established fashionista, Betsey Johnson, and new youth fashionista Bethany Mota. While Johnson was part of the youthquake, Mota is a YouTube star with her haul videos.
Haul videos are videos that display recently purchased items, often giving the names and trhe prices.
Mota is “Dancing with the Stars” venture into social media celebrities, sometimes known as MacBarbie07. She attended public school from third through sixth grade, but has otherwise been homeschooled.
Mota is 18 and her haul videos are about outfit ideas, makeup and hair tutorials. She goes on motivation tours, “Motovatours,” to meet her fans. She has opened her own fashion line at Aéropostale. Her fans are called Mota-vators.
Mota has partnered with JCPenny and Forever 21 and characterizes her style as “laid-back-but-girly.”
Mota is partnered with the popular actor/singer/dancer/choreographer Derek Hough. The 29-year-old Hough was 12 when his parents sent him and his younger sister Julianne to train with Corky and Shirley Ballas, the parents of Mark Ballas.
Hough first appeared on “Dancing with the Stars,” during season 4, when he helped his sister with her celebrity partner Apolo Anton Ohno. He joined the case during season five and was paired with Jennie Garth to finish fourth.
Hough finished first with Brooke Burke (Season 7), singer Nicole Scherzinger (season 10), actress Jennifer Grey (Season 11), singer Kellie Pickler (Season 16) and actress Amber Riley (Season 17). He finished second with Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson (Season 15) and Paralympic bronze medalist Amy Purdy last season. He’s also won a 2013 primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography for three routines the choreographed for “Dancing with the Stars.”
Hough is also a West End star, having played the lead role of Ren in the original production of “Footloose: The Musical.” He starred in a 2013 South Korean independent romantic dance movie, “Make Your Move.” This year, he joined the cast of ABC’s musical drama “Nashville.”
Season 19 begins with a two-hour two-day season premiere tonight, Monday, Sept. 15 (8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET) . Tuesday, “Dancing with the Stars: The Results” will reveal which couple will be eliminated and include a performance by Smokey Robinson.
Robinson will perform a duet of “My Girl” with Aloe Blacc from his album “Smokey and Friends.” A special dance number will be performed by the new pros: Allison Holker, Keo Motsepe and Artem Chigvintsev.
ABC.com will be offering five live streams from key positions at the show venue, allowing fans to choose views of the Red Room, judges, sky box, a wide angle of the dance floor and a hosted feed that will highlight relevant social media conversations. Throughout the season, fans will also have opportunities to participate in the outcome of the show, using social media to weigh in on everything from songs, dance styles, and even partners.
Two-time Mirrorball champion and actress Julianne Hough returns to DWTS as a judge, alongside head judge Len Goodman, the every emotive Bruno Tonioli and the lift-monitor Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges’ desk. Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (“America’s Funniest Home Videos”) and Erin Andrews (sports host & “Dancing with the Stars” Season 10 finalist).
For the first two weeks viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day.
Jonathan Bennett & Allison Holker
Tommy Chong & Peta Murgatroyd
Randy Couture & Karina Smirnoff
Betsey Johnson & Tony Dovolani
Lolo Jones & Keo Motsepe
Bethany Mota & Derek Hough
Janel Parrish & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson
Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas
Antonio Sabato JR. & Cheryl Burke
Tavis Smiley & Sharna Burgess
Lea Thompson & Artem Chigvintsev
Michael Waltrip & Emma Slater
From week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.