Despite the many musicians who have been honored on Dancing with the stars, they still have a lot to salute. The dance competition series is gearing up for its 31st season, this time on Disney+. With Tyra Banks returning as host, now joined by co-host Alfonso Ribeiro and a slew of celebrities, it’s bound to be a great season. Fans are excited to see famous faces like jerseyshoreby Vinny Guadagnino and Real Housewives of New Jerseyis Teresa Guidice.
However, they are even more thrilled that actress Selma Blair is once again proving that her multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis won’t stop her from living her life. After being announced as DWTS cast member, many others struggling with MS showed their support, thanking the actress for raising awareness about the disease and showing the world that it is possible to live a healthy life with MS.
Throughout the series, there have been many themed parties, with Disney being a regular theme, and with the move to Disney+, it’s likely that the Disney party will once again be included. However, they often also honor iconic musicians. Last season honored Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Queen, while a previous season honored the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on the 25th anniversary of his Wrong album. Still, there are many musicians the show has yet to add to its roster.
Since her debut in 2006, Taylor Swift has become one of the most successful musicians of all time. The pop star performed on the DWTS a handful of times, and with hits like “Love Story” and his tenth studio album Midnights along the way, a Taylor Swift Night would be the perfect way to honor her, and her devoted Swifties would agree. From country to pop to folk, there’s no genre Taylor can’t handle, giving contestants plenty of options when it comes to dance routines.
The world stopped when Beyoncé released ‘Break My Soul’ in June and again when she released her album Renaissance a month later. DWTS even honored Beyoncé during season 22 with a group dance to her music, showing how upbeat hits like “Crazy in Love” and ballads like “If I Were a Boy” fit effortlessly into their dance routines. With all the hype of Beyoncé lately, more than 20 years into her career, it’s fair to say that the most awarded female solo artist in Grammys history deserves a DWTS night dedicated to him.
No movie got more buzz in 2022 than Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, thanks to Austin Butler’s incredible rendition of the rock & roll singer. Priscilla Presley was a candidate for DWTS season 6 and during season 27, John Schneider and Emma Slater dressed up as Elvis during Vegas Night. However, the icon has never had her own party and surely deserves one.
Lizzo may be a newer artist, having released her first major label album in 2019, but she’s already breaking industry walls. The singer has been very outspoken about body positivity and even won an Emmy Award for her dance competition show Watch out for the big Grrrls. With six Billboard Hot 100 singles and many other uplifting anthems, a Lizzo Night would be a huge hit.
Whitney Houston is another icon who sadly never had a DWTS night dedicated to him. However, she performed on the show before her death in 2012, and her music was used, including for a group dance during Season 21’s famous dance party. success, a Whitney Houston Night could easily be incorporated into the show.
Dancing with the stars Season 31 premieres Monday, September 19 on Disney+.