Time to strap on your boogie shoes, there's a new cast of "Dancing With the Stars" to get excited about.

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Season 23 of the show features a pair of Olympians, a Disney star, a couple famous '70s TV crushes and more. Here are Zap2it's first impressions of how each celebrity is going to fare on "DWTS" fall 2016.

The frontrunners

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy


Coming off a gold medal-winning Olympics, this little firecracker is going to be immensely popular. She's adorable, she's athletic -- expect a repeat of Shawn Johnson's 2009 run to the mirror ball trophy.

Calvin Johnson & Lindsay Arnold

NFL players have traditionally done very well on "Dancing With the Stars," and Johnson isn't some awkward, burly dude -- he's 6 feet, 5 inches of pure athleticism as one of the best wide receivers in the game. He should do very well.

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess

Sure, some of you are like, "James who?", but this fella is a young, handsome, popular IndyCar driver. Remember how Helio Castroneves won Season 5 of "DWTS"? Yeah. Plus, Hinchcliffe has an inspiring backstory after his recovery from a 2015 crash.

The dark horses

Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev and Marilu Henner & Derek Hough

If only one of these ladies were in the competition, that woman would be a frontrunner. They're both huge retro TV stars that the "DWTS" audience will love, and they both seem fairly light on their feet.

Unfortunately, they might end up splitting the demo that would normally take one of them quite far in the competition. Keep an eye on these actresses, but don't be surprised if they aren't as successful as you think they might be. However, we're giving a slight edge to Henner simply because Hough is a hugely popular pro dancer.

Terra Jole & Sasha Farber

This star of Lifetime's "Little Women: LA" is one to watch. She has some moves and she also has a great story, looking to represent people who are "different" and hoping to inspire them that they can set goals and accomplish them.

Jake T. Austin & Jenna Johnson

Child stars have been hit or miss on "DWTS," it really depends on how high profile they are and what kind of dancing skills they bring to the table. Austin does bring in fans of both "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "The Fosters," so he could do very well -- if he can dance. He says he doesn't have much experience in that area.

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko

Kramer is not only a popular country music star, but she also recurred on "One Tree Hill" and is super cute. She may not have the name recognition or athleticism of Hernandez or Johnson, but she could do very well if she has some dancing skills.

Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke

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Normally this guy would be a shoo-in to go far, but there's that whole "lied to the cops about being robbed in Rio" problem. Of course, that's the whole reason he's even on "DWTS" -- he needs the image rehab. If the rehab is successful, he could do well. But if people are sick of his dude-bro attitude, he could also be bounced very early.

The long shots

Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Rose is great, but she may be a little too extreme and/or unknown to the "DWTS" audience to stick around very long. She'll need to pull off some good routines in the first couple weeks so the viewers have a chance to get to know her.

Vanilla Ice & Witney Carson

Vanilla Ice (real name Rob Van Winkle) better whip out "Ice, Ice Baby" early or he's missing his one shot to stick around. The boy has some moves, but is the "DWTS" audience that nostalgic for his particular brand of '90s-ness? We doubt it.

Rick Perry & Emma Slater

Perry seems like the annual "old dude who can't dance" contestant. Now, the huge state of Texas might keep him around a long time, but unless he's hiding some amazing dancing skills, he's not going to be around until the end.

Babyface & Allison Holker

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has two things working against him -- not being well-known enough to the "DWTS" audience and the fact that he says he has two left feet in his intro video. If he can't dance and isn't riding some sort of built-in lovefest from the viewers, he doesn't stand a chance.