'Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team': Watch the Season 8 preview before it debuts on CMT

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The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are headed back to CMT with their trademark splits, high kicks, big hair and itty bitty cowgirl shorts. And  Zap2it has your first look at the action-packed video super tease for Season 8 of "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team." 

As Lenny Kravitz' "American Woman" plays in the background, we see lots of dancing, smiling, beauty preparations, and CMT's trademark body part closeups, as contenders for the world class cheerleading squad give it their all for a chance to be invited to the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders' annual training camp.

But it's not all happy faces, as the preview makes the point that this season, making the team is "not just about the dance." During panel interviews, where the questions tend to be along the lines of what might be asked in the "brains" portion of a beauty pageant, one judge asks a group of DCC wannabes, "Can you tell us who the vice president is?" 

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Looks of confusion fall across several pretty faces before one offers, "Obiden?" The look -- make that cringe -- on DCC Director and extemporary drill sergeant Kelli Finglass' face is priceless. "It's hard to undo stupid," she says. 

We also get a glimpse of the bewilderngly brave women who show up to compete with thousands of skilled dancers at tryouts, but don't quite make the cut -- let's just say they wouldn't fit into the trademark DCC uniform, or couldn't win a local dance competition -- while dance coach Kitty Carter, never one to mince words, yells at a true competitor, "You're a hot mess!" Ouch.

Glimpses of tryouts and training camp practice -- where rookies compete against veterans for a spot on the world famous team -- preview lots of falls, and one major injury that leaves an unidentified blonde sobbing on the dance floor. Meanwhile, Finglass tearfully informs the team, "We lost a teammate today."

"Who will make the cut?," Finglass asks at the end of the tease. Here's a hint: It's probably not going to be any of the number of women shown with mascara-laced tears streaming down their faces.

Watch the sneak peek video below, then tune into CMT Sept. 6 for the premiere of "Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team" Season 8.

Photo/Video credit: CMT