First Look: Dancing with the Stars Season Nine Pairings

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You've heard the random names. (Ashley Hamilton? Louie Vito? Mark Dacascos?!?)

Now, we've got your first look at the record 16 contestants that will compete this season on Dancing with the Stars.

From intriguing couples (such as two-time champion Cheryl Burke and one-time disgraced politician Tom DeLay) to early favorites (such as Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter), click on the following photographed pairings.

Then, let us know who you think will walk away with the ninth crystal ball trophy this spring...

Mark Ballas and Melissa Joan Hart
Derek Hough and Joanna Krupa
Anna Trebunskaya and Chuck Liddell
Anna Demidova and Michael Irvin
Kym Johnson and Donny Osmond
Karina Smirnoff and Aaron Carter
Kelly Osbourne and Louis van Amstel
Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin
Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovisky
Edyta Sliwinska and Ashley Hamilton
Macy Gray and Jonathan Roberts
Natalie Coughlin and Alec Mazo
Chelsie Hightower and Louie Vito

Who will win Dancing with the Stars?

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente