No, you’re not imagining it. Dancing With The Stars really does seem to stretch the definition of the word “star” more and more every season. This year, the competition is chock full of unknowns – but I do have some good news: a lot of these nobodies can actually dance.
The season premiere show made me certain that the appeal of DWTS has less to do with how famous its stars are than I would have expected. It’s all about the growth you see in the contestants, the fun routines, and the connection between partner and star. We’ll have to wait and see how it all pans out, but here are my top five picks for this year’s mirrorball trophy winner.