The lineup of 12 professional dancers for season 19 was announced today on "Good Morning America" before the big reveal of the new crop of celebrity contenders Sept. 4. (See the full list of all the season 19 pro dancers here).
To celebrate the pros’ return to the ballroom, “GMA” got access to the “Dancing With the Stars” vault and unearthed never-before-seen video of some of the pros’ auditions.
Get ready for some serious nostalgia in these audition videos of Burke, Chmerkovskiy and Smirnoff. (Do you recognize them?)
Chmerkovskiy was surprised on “GMA” today with his audition video in which he boasted: “I will bring a whole different dimension -- youth, energy, the obvious good looks and a full head of hair.”
“Oh, my god, geeze,” Chmerkovskiy said after seeing the throwback video. “Facial hair is the best thing that ever happened to me in my whole life.”
Two-time mirrorball champ Cheryl Burke, one of the longest-running pros on the show, also made her pitch to the “DWTS” producers, and it’s equally as candid.
“On the dance floor I’m very wild, aggressive and sexy, but off the floor I’m very to myself, mostly like an all-American girl. I’m very sweet,” Burke says in the throwback video. “I would bring my own personality and dynamic to the show.” Watch the video above.
Throwback Thursday has arrived early. You’re welcome.
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- Val Chmerkovskiy
- Cheryl Burke