by E. Parker

The full cast of “Dancing With The Stars” has been announced with several musicians among the many wonderfully odd choices to play the fish-out-of-water role alongside professional dancers.

The cast was released on Good Morning America Wednesday (Sept. 2) morning and includes musicians such as Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys, Chaka Khan, Tamar Braxton who will compete on the 21st season of DWTS opening on Sept. 14.

Related: Kellie Pickler Wins ‘Dancing With The Stars’

There are the usual curve balls like the embattled chef Paula Deen and eccentric actor Gary Busey.

Here is the list of celebs and their professional partners for season 21:

Andy Grammer is paired with Allison Holker
Alexa Vega is paired with Mark Ballas
Bindi Irwin is paired with Derek Hough
Chaka Khan is paired with Keo Motsepe
Paula Deen is paired with Louis Van Amstel
Hayes Grier is paired with Emma Slater
Nick Carter is with Sharna Burgess
Carlos Pena is paired with Witney Carson
Gary Busey is paired with Anna Trebunskaya
Alek Skarlatos is paired with Lindsay Arnold
Victor Espinoza is paired with Karina Smirnoff
Tamar Braxton is paired with Val Chermovskiy
Kim Zolciak is paired with Tony Dovolani

A rotating cast of guest judges will take the place of head judge Len Goodman, who is not returning. Meanwhile, Julianne Hough, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba are coming back.


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