LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Season 23 of Dancing with the Stars kicked off Monday night with an energetic group performance by the show's pros to the song "On Top of the World" at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
Tom Bergeron introduced this season's contestants, describing the "incredible personalities" as "the subtle host, two champions direct from the Summer Olympics, a man who made a run for the White House, and the only little person ever to compete on any version of our show, anywhere in the world."
The celebrities and their professional partners are:
Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Allison Holker
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough
Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold
Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev
Rick Perry and Emma Slater
Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson
No one was eliminated from the competition in the season premiere.