The all-athlete edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” just wrapped up on May 21, but there’s a long list of celebrities who deserve to compete on the dance floor in the show’s 27th season coming up this fall. Below is a list of female candidates I think “DWTS” should consider inviting to compete for the next Mirror Ball Trophy. Do you agree with my picks? Check them out below, and vote in our poll at the bottom of this post to let us know which of these female celebs you’d most like to see in the ballroom. And let us know in comments what other stars you would like to see.
At only 22-years-old, Cameron has already made a name for herself as an actress on the Disney Channel with roles in the series “Liv and Maddie” (2013-2017) and the “Descendants” films. She has also proven to be a triple threat with her acting, singing and dancing as Amber Von Tussle in NBC’s 2016 live production of “Hairspray” and as Sophie Sheridan in the Hollywood Bowl’s 2017 production of “Mamma Mia!” Disney kids have done well in the ballroom before — her “Liv and Maddie” co-star Jordan Fisher won season 25 — and of course Disney is the parent company of ABC, which airs “DWTS,” so wouldn’t Cameron make a worthy addition?
After competing on “Star Search” in 1991 at the age of eight Chabert got prominent roles on popular TV shows like “Party of Five” (1994-2000) and “The Wild Thornberrys” (1998-2004). Since then she has also had roles on the big screen in “Not Another Teen Movie” (2001), “Daddy Day Care” (2003), “Mean Girls” (2004), and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” (2009), in addition to appearances in a number of made-for-TV movies on the Hallmark Channel. Wouldn’t it be a nice full-circle moment for her to be back competing on a reality competition program where it all began for her? Former child stars have done well on the show in the past: just look at season 19 winner Alfonso Ribeiro and season 25 finalist Frankie Muniz.
During the 1980s Hamilton had breakout roles in films such as “Children of the Corn” and “The Terminator.” She would go on to star opposite Ron Perlman in CBS’s modern-day series adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” which ran for three seasons (1987-1990) and earned her two Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination. In recent years she has had recurring and guest roles on the TV shows “Weeds” (2010), “Chuck” (2010-2012), and “Defiance” (2014-2015). Wouldn’t it be cool to see Sarah Connor herself kill it in the ballroom like another veteran actress, Jennifer Grey, who won season 11?
Hilton’s lavish lifestyle made her a fixture of entertainment news and tabloid magazines. She was also the subject of the reality TV series “The Simple Life” (2003-2007) along with her long-time friend Nicole Richie, wrote a New York Times bestselling book titled “Confessions of an Heiress” (2004), acted in the 2005 remake of the horror classic “House of Wax,” and released a self-titled album in 2006. After having gone through all those career transitions it would be great to see this reality TV favorite on the dance floor. One reality TV star has won in the past: former “The Bachelor” contestant Melissa Rycroft in season 15.
She first rose to fame by finishing fourth in the third season of “American idol” in 2004, after which she released her debut album “Love & Life” in 2005. Since then she has appeared in a touring production of the musical “The Color Purple,” continued recording music, and has performed at the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Given that another “American Idol” finalist, Kellie Pickler, managed to win the 16th season of “DWTS” back in 2013, isn’t it about time another alumna hit the ballroom? It makes even more sense now that “American Idol” airs on ABC alongside “DWTS.”
Ricci broke through as a child star in films like “Mermaids” (1990), “The Addams Family” (1991), and “Casper” (1995) before transitioning into more adult roles in “The Ice Storm” (1997), “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” (1998), “Sleepy Hollow” (1999), and “Monster” (2003), among others. In recent years she has appeared on the small screen in several TV shows including “Pan Am” (2011-2012), “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles” (2015), and “Z: The Beginning of Everything” (2017). She even earned an Emmy nomination in 2006 for her guest role in “Grey’s Anatomy.” Wouldn’t now be a good time for Ricci to put on her dancing shoes?