'Dancing With the Stars' pairs revealed

Karina_aaron Who will have the best partner chemistry on "Dancing With the Stars"?

A week after revealing the celebrities hoofing it in the ninth season of "Dancing With the Stars," ABC has announced the professional dancers paired with them.

Among the group are returning "Dancing" champs Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough and Alec Mazo.

Check out the pairings below:

Aaron Carter with Karina Smirnoff
Natalie Coughlin with Alec Mazo
Mark Dacascos with Lacey Schwimmer
Tom Delay with Cheryl Burke
Macy Gray with Jonathan Roberts
Ashley Hamilton with Edyta Sliwinska
Melissa Joan Hart with Mark Ballas
Kathy Ireland with Tony Dovolani
Michael Irvin with Anna Demidova (her debut)
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough
Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya
Debi Mazar with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Mya with Dmitry Chaplin
Kelly Osbourne with Louis Van Amstel
Donny Osmond with Kym Johnson
Louie Vito with Chelsie Hightower

Mark_lacey See a gallery of all the ninth season contestants.

Athletes don't always do well, and partner chemistry seems to be a deciding factor as well. We're not talking necessarily about romance (although quite a few have cropped up from the show's pairs), but how they interact as student-teacher and on the dance floor.

The three-night premiere event for the ninth season of "Dancing" begins on Monday, Sept. 21, with two couples eliminated on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

Who do you think has the best chance?

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