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I figured I'd make this thread because the cast of the upcoming season was announced yesterday. :fear:

 

Craig, Sharna, & Tristan are all returning as judges.

 

The Cast:

 

The Bachelorette Angie Kent & Julian Caillon

Television Presenter & Former NRL player Beau Ryan & Megan Wragg

Comedian Celia Pacquola & Jarryd Byrne

Singer & Actress Chloe Lattanzi & Gustavo Viglio

Podcaster, TV Presenter & Socialite Christian Wilkins & Lily Cornish

Actress Claudia Karvan & Aric Yegudkin

Singer Dami Im & Shae Mountain

Former Married At First Sight star Dean Wells & Alexandra Vladimirov

Comedian & Radio Presenter Ed Kavalee & Jorja Freeman

Former AFL player Travis Cloke & Violeta Mugica

 

https://10daily.com.au/entertainment/tv/a20...tlight-20200114

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Oh snap, I was on and off checking DWTS Australia updates for the last week here and there and saw nothing. Now all of a sudden the whole cast gets revealed the one day I don't check. :dead:

 

Thanks for posting this, Amanda! :D Looking forward to the next season!

 

Of the cast, I only know Dami Im, who won X Factor Austrralia Season 5 and loved her on there. So easily rooting for her. Although I'm still hoping one day/year Samantha Jade can do the show. :whistling:

 

Ooh Chloe Lattanzi is Olivia Newtton John's daughter so I have heard of her. :o

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Ooh I actually know 2 of the people on this cast like last year so I'm impressed with myself. :haha: Same as Wally, I know Dami and Chloe. I'll be rooting for Dami as I really like what I saw of her from X Factor Australia/Eurovision!

 

I feel like any time I've seen Chloe in the news before it's usually something dramatic. :haha: But I'll be excited to see how she does. And hopefully Olivia will be in the audience too.

 

Funny how DWTS AU have cast a Bachelorette this season too after DWTS US just had their first Bachelorette winner! Beau is also cute so I'm excited to see how he does. :whistling:

 

I agree with Wally though, I'd love to see Samantha Jade do the show. After Ricki-Lee she would be on my list of pop singers I wanna see for sure, and since Ricki-Lee has now been on, hopefully Samantha will be in the future. :wub:

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And hopefully Olivia will be in the audience too.

I hope so! I also predict that Chloe will dance to "Physical" or something from Grease at some point since Olivia's her mom. :haha:

 

Also, the official couple photos are up. :w00t:

 

Angie & Julian:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S2uG1Fa0M/

 

Beau & Megan:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7SztJEp0sr/

 

Celia & Jarryd:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S6vVpgb51/

 

Chloe & Gustavo:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7UJu8KJ60Q/

 

Christian & Lily:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7SznXtAxjq/

 

Claudia & Aric:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S6Hf_grTx/

 

Dami & Shae:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S0GDCpLgC/

 

Dean & Alexandra:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S4KBuHrUo/

 

Ed & Jorja:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S2yggJ1yL/

 

Travis & Violeta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S0-s0lcbw/

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Ooh I actually know 2 of the people on this cast like last year so I'm impressed with myself. :haha: Same as Wally, I know Dami and Chloe. I'll be rooting for Dami as I really like what I saw of her from X Factor Australia/Eurovision!

 

I feel like any time I've seen Chloe in the news before it's usually something dramatic. :haha: But I'll be excited to see how she does. And hopefully Olivia will be in the audience too.

 

Funny how DWTS AU have cast a Bachelorette this season too after DWTS US just had their first Bachelorette winner! Beau is also cute so I'm excited to see how he does. :whistling:

 

I agree with Wally though, I'd love to see Samantha Jade do the show. After Ricki-Lee she would be on my list of pop singers I wanna see for sure, and since Ricki-Lee has now been on, hopefully Samantha will be in the future. :wub:

Ooh snap, I probaby know Chloe more for her controversys although I can't remember them now. :haha:

 

It is interesting how they casted a Bachelorette AU alum for the show. Maybe that's a way to get Sharna to do Bachlorette AU too, if that rumor ever comes about. :haha: But curious how Angie will do. I think DWTSAU casted a Bachelor star a few seasons ago but he wasn't good and didn't last long. :lol:

 

Yes Ricki-Lee was the contestant that got me into watching DWTS Australia. :wub: And yay I was hoping you'd agree with me on wanting Samantha to do the show too. :giggle: So hopefully that can happen in a few years.

 

I hope so! I also predict that Chloe will dance to "Physical" or something from Grease at some point since Olivia's her mom. :haha:

 

Also, the official couple photos are up. :w00t:

 

Angie & Julian:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S2uG1Fa0M/

 

Beau & Megan:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7SztJEp0sr/

 

Celia & Jarryd:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S6vVpgb51/

 

Chloe & Gustavo:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7UJu8KJ60Q/

 

Christian & Lily:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7SznXtAxjq/

 

Claudia & Aric:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S6Hf_grTx/

 

Dami & Shae:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S0GDCpLgC/

 

Dean & Alexandra:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S4KBuHrUo/

 

Ed & Jorja:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S2yggJ1yL/

 

Travis & Violeta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7S0-s0lcbw/

Ooo thanks for posting these pics! :w00t: Wow AU wastes no time in releasing all of the cast and promo pics.

 

Wow something I just noticed.... it's really weird how 9 out of 10 of the celebs have names that starts in the first 5 letters of A through E, with Travis being the only one out of that group. :haha:

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Also here’s a group shot of the cast, with their names, as his is something I really need to get to know the cast.

 

IPB Image

 

I may be guilty of assuming/thinking of Christian giving me Jett vibes because of the long blonde hair he has + omg him also having Lily as a partner too. :haha: Just hope there isn’t a showmance storyline.

 

Ooh and I have no clue who Celia is, but I wonder if she’s the first foddery/non-frontrunner partner Jarryd has (as I remember loving many of his partners who were all really good - Ricki-Lee, Ash, Olympia). Now watch her slay with my wrongful assumptions. :giggle:

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So excited this is starting up again!

 

Not surprised Josh isn't returning since he's been pretty involved with Strictly lately. Looks like Jeremy, Marco and Siobhan aren't returning either. Julian, Shae and Violeta are the new pros. Julian is Lily's former dance partner from their competition days and they still dance together in Burn the Floor. Shae was on the last two seasons of the New Zealand version and even placed runner-up last year. Don't know much about Violeta.

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The season 17 premiere is this weekend. :w00twave: Will be on the lookout for a place to watch the dances.

 

I will also start a +/- game in the Games section, so be on the lookout for that.

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Ooh I was planning on bumping this thread up either tonight or tomorrow in preparations for the premiere, but Amanda beat me to it. :haha: 

 

 

 

I like this graphic of the cast here. :haha: 

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On 1/17/2020 at 12:57 AM, Ariel1989 said:

So excited this is starting up again!

 

Not surprised Josh isn't returning since he's been pretty involved with Strictly lately. Looks like Jeremy, Marco and Siobhan aren't returning either. Julian, Shae and Violeta are the new pros. Julian is Lily's former dance partner from their competition days and they still dance together in Burn the Floor. Shae was on the last two seasons of the New Zealand version and even placed runner-up last year. Don't know much about Violeta.

I'm sad Josh won't be on this season. :( He's done such amazing work and choreography with Courtney. Gonna miss him. :( 

 

Thanks for all of the info here. Sad for Marco and Siobhan not returning as I was hoping for them to get much better partners this time around.

 

33 minutes ago, *Amanda said:

The season 17 premiere is this weekend. :w00twave: Will be on the lookout for a place to watch the dances.

 

I will also start a +/- game in the Games section, so be on the lookout for that.

Yayy looking forward to the next game. 😄 

 

I sure hope full episodes are easier to find for DWTSAU though.

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Australia seems to be much more secretive compared to the other 3 versions which release the dances way ahead of the episode, so sadly I don't think we'll be getting the song/dance spoilers ahead of time.  :dead: 

 

  

28 minutes ago, *Wallace said:

I sure hope full episodes are easier to find for DWTSAU though.

Same!

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Week 1 has aired! Haven't been on the lookout for dances yet but did see that Dami's is up on YouTube so did watch that. Mandy Moore also filled in for Craig, this week.

 

Scores + dances:
 

Celia & Jarryd Cha-Cha to "Juice": 6,6,6 = 18

Ed & Jorja Foxtrot to "It Had to Be You": 5,4,5 = 14

Chloe & Gustavo Foxtrot to "Love Song": 5,6,7 = 18

Christian & Lily Tango to "Bad Guy": 6,6,6 = 18

Dean & Alexandra Cha-Cha to "U Can't Touch This": 4,3,4 = 11

Angie & Julian Foxtrot to "Grace Kelly": 5,5,4 = 14

Beau & Megan Cha-Cha to "Bills": 4,4,5 = 13

Travis & Violeta V.Waltz to "Give Me Love": 6,6,5 = 17

Claudia & Aric Cha-Cha to "Chain of Fools": 7,7,7 = 21

Dami & Shae V.Waltz to "Lover": 5,4,5 = 14

 

Some predictable song choices in here of course, with more appearances of "Juice", "Bad Guy" and "Lover". :haha:

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Mandy filling in for Craig explains why no one’s total score was in the single digits for premiere night. :haha: 

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Ooh I just saw the scores and song choices on wiki.

 

Claudia is the one to take notice of as she’s the only one to score 7’s. 😮 Looking forward to her dance. Really surprised that Dami scored a 14. I thought she would be better….. I hope she has potential and will improve because she’s my pre-season fave and the one I’m most looking forward to. She should be popular enough to last a few weeks, hopefully.

 

Lol we now have all 4 main DWTS/SCD shows using “Juice” within the same year, but this time a woman finally dances to it on DWTSAU. :haha: Then 3 of the shows have used “bad guy” (all danced by men) and “Lover” (all danced by women). Which lol I see is posted by Lily there. :haha: 

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8 hours ago, *Amanda said:

Mandy filling in for Craig explains why no one’s total score was in the single digits for premiere night. :haha: 

OOOH that explains it. :lmao:  :dead:  Ah makes sense as the Strictly tour wrapped up last night or tonight, and he judges on there. :haha: 

 

I looked at the scores and was like Whoa Craig is really nice with his scores / Sharna is the mean and strict judge now.... but Mandy Moore filled in for her explains everything.

 

 

1 hour ago, *Amanda said:

Looks like they're uploading the dances to the show's Facebook page, so keep your eyes on it! So far, they've uploaded Celia, Beau, Travis, Claudia, and Dami's dances. Hopefully they'll post the rest soon.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DancingOn10/videos/?ref=page_internal

Ahh thanks for posting this link. 

 

I'm gonna look out on other sites to see if full episodes get uploaded as I would rather watch those. I'll post what I can find. 

 

14 hours ago, *Lily said:

Not them copying Hannah's Week 1 VT but for Angie :dead:

 

 

LMAOOO I am not even surprised by DWTSAU doing this. :dead: 

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On 2/10/2020 at 9:15 PM, *Amanda said:

I found the full episode. Pretty sure they'll be adding all of the episodes as the season goes along, too.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/DownUnderTV/comments/f1j3e5/dancing_with_the_stars_australia_season_17/

 

@*Wallace

 

(I have yet to watch the show, but I did see on Twitter that Olivia Newton-John was in the audience and there was a really sweet moment between her & Chloe after Chloe danced. ❤️ )

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Oooh thanks for that link, Amanda! I was trying to look for full episodes and found them here: https://www1.swatchseries.to/dancing_with_the_stars_au/season-17. So yay two good sources.

 

Gah I haven’t had any time to watch the show earlier but hoping to finally be able to watch the show sometime tonight. I'm oping I can manage my schedule to watch the so earlier in the week, for future weeks. :haha:  

 

Ooh I found a clip on Youtube of Olivia being in the audience for Chloe.

 

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Finally gonna watch the show now and will post my thoughts. 😄❤️   

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Finally gonna watch the show now and will post my thoughts. ❤️ 

 

Finally got around to watching the show and yayy ready to post my thoughts! 😄 oh loved the opening group routine. The boudoir beginning sequence reminds me a lot of what DWTSUS did a few years ago.

 

Celia & Jarryd - Cha-Cha: Celia shut my judgmental behind up, as I thought with her being a comedian, I was expecting her to be really bad - but that wasn’t the case here. :dead: Celia has a funny and cute personality and she was cute being in awe of Jarryd. This was a really fun dance to open up the season. Celia was a really great and fun performer and showed she had some good technique and dancing potential. :yes: I do feel like she kinda danced ahead of the beat and a little too fast where it got a bit messy in spots, which could have been because of excitement. But she had some decent footwork though room for improvement and she had a blast and I saw no nerves, so she’s already exceeding my expectations. 

 

Ed & Jorja - Foxtrot: Interesting how they put two comedian types at the start of the show. With Jorja winning last year, she definitely has her work cut out with Ed. :giggle: Lol Ed is another funny person and he has a nice/funny partnership with Jorja. :haha:  He does come off as awkward and has that awkwardness as a dancer but I thought Ed put on a nice charming performance here. But omggg his facial expressions  throughout this dance and especially when he was in hold was so #extra and freaking hilarious. :dead: He was also awkward and had some bad posture in hold with his frame. I did find it funny how Jorja did higher kicks than Ed on the kicks section. He has had a few shaky unsteady moments when he would do some slide moves. Not technically great but he had good fun with it.

 

Chloe & Gustavo - Foxtrot: We all know Olivia Newton John is Chloe’s mother but interesting to know that Chloe’s father is a professional dancer. lol Chloe saying she and Gustavo can be the new Sandy & Danny. :haha: Ooh I feel like we haven’t had too many Foxtrots to “Love Song,” so I love that it happened here. Aww I thought this was a really cute and very good first dance from Chloe. :wub: I thought she moved quite gracefully and with some good elegant moments in there. There seemed some parts where she seemed a bit loose in her footwork but it didn’t spoil the dance for me. Chloe did have a good frame in there. Aww Olivia being so proud and getting to talk after her dance. ❤️  Ooh and nice that Patricia Kelly (Gene Kelly’s wife) sitting next to Olivia. Mandy’s 5 was too harsh especially when she didn’t really critique the dance but oh well. Heck Tristan probably had the most critical comments yet he gave a 7. Her shocked happy reaction to the 7 was adorable.

 

Christian & Lily - Tango: So thsee dance shows usually give “bad guy” to the great male dancers, so hopefully this is a good sign regarding Christian. After getting to know Christian from this intro video, who is more of a fashion socialite/influencer type celeb, the Tango is definitely very opposite of his personality so this is a challenge style they threw at him. This wasn’t as great as the other “bad guy” Tangos out there, but this was certainly still a very good first dance from Christian. I thought he channeled the aggressive feisty character needed for the Tango. He was a bit hunched over in the frame, but he had good sharp footwork and brought good intensity to the dance. And I didn’t see any of that awkwardness in his dance that was there in the rehearsals, so that’s good.

 

Dean & Alexandra - Cha-Cha: Ooh Dean is an interesting character. OMGGG that awkward moment of Alexandra saying I’m gonna be the boss” and his “Oh maybe” and her reaction was omg. :dead: I’m sure it was just ~dramatic editing lol. lol how sweaty he was getting with all of his T-shirts there. Ooh goodness I feared for this “U Can’t Touch This” Cha-Cha after Mark Benson’s fun guilty pleasure version and then that Bobby Bones version. Ooh the construction work theme’d reminds me of Mark Wright’s Cha-Cha and Normani’s iconic Salsa. An d this dance…. was worse than all 4 of those dances i listed. Yikes, this was really bad, like embarrassingly bad. :dead: Okay well Dean had a lot of fun with his and proved to be a fun enthusiastic performer - sooo he upped his performance game to make up for his terrible dancing. At least he recognizes he’s really bad. He was ~better at the solo parts where he was dancing alongside the guys. But the actual Cha-Cha content he danced and his technique was terrible. Oh my. He was very heavy and stompy in his footwork. Hopefully Dean can improve but if not, hopefully he doesn’t last too long. This got an 11, which is kinda ~nice with the 4s, so at least Sharna was able to give a 3. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Craig gave this a 1.

 

Angie & Julian - Foxtrot: LOL it’s hilarious how DWTSAU did that same Bachelorette intro for Angie that DWTSUS did with Hannah. Obviously I know thr’s gonna be a lot of parallels between the two. Sadly Angie isn’t quite as good or a natural of a ancer as Hannah is but she could have potential. This was a cute and fun dance. Although I did feel Angie was a little messy and rough around the edges, and she would throw her lines out which made her dance and dancing so not graceful. She wasn’t too good in hold and frame at all and like it was said she would crumble in her frame. IDK it was fun and a bit awkward. Ooh there’s that talk about her fitness, which Angie commented on not breathing through the dance, which had the judges comment on so hoping she can work on that so she won’t be so out of breath. I think the mix of 4’s and 5’s is fair and I’m not sure which score i’m leaning towards.

 

Beau & Megan - Cha-Cha: Cool to learn that Beau is the host of The Amazing Race Australia. Ooh Megan had the first boot contestant last season so I’m already hoping Beau can survive the first round so Megan can have a better season. Hmm Beau is someone I did expect to be much better than he actually is. He seemed quite tame and mild. I think he could have been more energetic and had more fun with it - even though he did have fun with it. He also seemed very stiff and small/limited in his dancing and technique. There were a lot of still moments when he was in hold. Omg Mandyy said it all - she was waiting for him to take off, really go for it/let loose and to dance bigger. I agree with that comment completely. LOL the host questioning Beau having his muscles out to distract from his footwork. :lmao:

 

Travis & Violeta - Viennese Waltz: I had no idea what to expect from Travis with him being an athlete - could be hit or miss. I do have to say, wow… Violeta is really beautiful. :omg:  LOL at her grilling his posture with “you have a duck bum, and a T-Rex head.” :lmao:  But whoa Violeta put A LOT of work in thee on Travis and Travis gave a really nice and pretty dance there. He improved his posture and his frame/hold position so much from the rehearsals. His footwork seemed good although there was a lot of cloud/steam or whatever covering that up, so that was hard to see. He can improve on that and I think he certainly can. But what really impressed me was how committed he was into the character and really channeled the emotion of the dance. That was unexpected. But oh wow why did it get so steamy and passionate at the last 30 seconds or so of the dance. Soo it’s nice to have a really tall guy that can potentially dance.

 

Claudia & Aric - Cha-Cha: Aww it was cute how Aric was star struck that Claudia knew who he was. Although Aric is one of the pros that’s been on this show forever so that shouldn’t be too hard for her to know him. :haha: The intro was quite dramatic with her being nervous with dancing solo, yet she delivers a really good confident first dance. With her being an actress, I was expecting her to come through and nail the character and she certainly did. She was sassy, flirty and really sold the dance but also had good rhythm, technique and the right energy.  I did feel there were a few iffy and shaky parts, but it’s clear she can dance and have lots of potential. I honestly expect the party Latins to be her weakness and can definitely see her being really strong and delivering great ballroom dances for sure. At least I hope I am right on the latter Ooh she’s friends with Samuel Johnson, sooo I wonder if that’s a good sign or her. 

 

Dami & Shae - Viennese Waltz: I’m excited for Dami as I’ve been a fan and really liked her on XFAU from what feels like so many years ago (was 2013 in fact). lol Dami is cute calling the VW the Beauty and the Beast type dance. :haha: Although Dami pointed out that just because she’s a singer doesn’t mean she’s a good dancer so that worried me. But she has a funny and likable personality so that should help her. Hmmm I thought this Viennese Waltz was pretty. It had a nice dreamy romantic quality to it. I thought Dami had nice elegant movements although some parts she seemed really nervous and terrified. She did make really good progress from the rehearsals to the actual dancing. It was tough to see her footwork with her dress and she has some frame issues to work on. She does comes across as lacking confidence and not believing in herself but she’s got potential in there. Whoa at her being in another country and practicing for Eurovision while doing this show - I hope that doesn’t mess up her progress on here. She got a 14 and do agree with the 5’s but I do think one or two more points would have been fair. 

 

 

Rankings:

  1. Claudia & Aric - Cha-Cha
  2. Chloe & Gustavo - Foxtrot
  3. Christian & Lily - Tango
  4. Celia & Jarryd - Cha-Cha
  5. Travis & Violeta - Viennese Waltz
  6. Dami & Shae - Viennese Waltz
  7. Ed & Jorja - Foxtrot
  8. Angie & Julian - Foxtrot
  9. Beau & Megan - Cha-Cha
  10. Dean & Alexandra - Cha-Cha

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I have to catch up on both episodes now, but elimination spoiler:


Dean & Alexandra were eliminated.

 

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Someone please tell me when Dami gets eliminated because I’m still bitter over her beating Taylor Henderson. 🙂 

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4 hours ago, *Amanda said:

I have to catch up on both episodes now, but elimination spoiler:

 

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Dean & Alexandra were eliminated.

 

 

I'm fine with that elimination based on last week's show. Although I see they made a bit of an improvement this week.

 

3 hours ago, Elliott said:

Someone please tell me when Dami gets eliminated because I’m still bitter over her beating Taylor Henderson. 🙂 

Boy, she slayed on XFAU and deserved her win, so you can take a seat. 😘

 

Though she's disappointing as a dancer, soo that might make you happy to know. :haha: 

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