Chaka Khan! The R&B queen behind “I’m Every Woman,” “Tell Me Something Good” and “I Feel for You” is hitting the dance floor for Dancing with the Stars Season 21.
“Hi, I’m Chaka Khan and I want you to look out for me this season on ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” Chaka Khan said in a video posted to the DWTS Twitter feed.
Chaka Khan joins Bindi Irwin, daughter of deceased crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, in vying for the mirrorball trophy. But both of them have stiff competition in the person of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys.
Also on board for this season are social media sensation Hayes Grier, and American Pharaoh jockey Victor Espinoza, as well as actress Alexa PenaVega and her husband, actor Carlos PenaVega.
The name Chaka Khan, is so iconic that even Jon Lovitz could not tarnish it in The Wedding Singer.
While Chaka Khan may be used to performing in front of a live audience, Bindi Irwin is terrified.
“This is going to be more terrifying than jumping on top of a crocodile,” Bindi Irwin said of her upcoming turn on the dance floor of the popular series. “Crocodiles, they are very special because they are modern-day dinosaurs. But I’ve kind of worked with them my whole life, whereas I’ve never danced before in my life.”
Another rumored possibility for the upcoming DWTS season is Paula Deen. Apparently, Deen had been approached about doing DWTS in the past, but had turned them down. Now there are string indications that she will come along, but nothing official has been said yet.
As for the core lineup on the show, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will be back as hosts, joined by Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Julianne Hough as judges.
Pro dancers verified so far include Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Artem Chigvintsev, Allison Holker, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess and Peta Murgatroyd.
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