Unlike some pharmaceutical products with specious monikers, the names of most television shows convey something about their content to prospective fans. From its very beginning, although "Dancing With the Stars" has generally held true to the promise of its title, at least in intent, the ABC hit has had trouble delivering the goods when it comes to deploying a lineup of contestants who could actually be "deemed" stars. Nevertheless, audiences have flocked to the ballroom to see how the other half dance for 14 full seasons, and the roll call of performers has grown to include some big names. Now it appears that the network may be ready to concentrate their cumulative star power into one glorious go-round, essentially making good on the show's original premise. According to Mario Lopez, the suits at ABC have contacted him about participating in an All-Star version of "Dancing With the Stars," which begs the question of which other former contestants might also be involved. Here are five stars who would be must-gets for such an endeavor.
No matter what the history books say or what name is on that Mirror Ball Trophy, O'Hurley was the undoubted people's choice as the star of Season 1. He brought his larger-than-life persona from the world of sitcoms and planted it firmly in the ballroom. His grace and comedy made fans realize that what seemed at first to be a hokey concept could, in fact, be great fun. It didn't hurt that he also helped convey the message that dancing is great for kids of all ages.
Plodding along week after week in Season 2, Master P was undoubtedly the most lifeless, uninterested "competitor" the show has ever had, and the general feeling was that he disgraced himself. Wouldn't it be great to see him come back for a little personal redemption, especially in light of the solid showing that his son, Romeo Miller, gave in Season 12?
The Season 2 champion, Lachey was the first competitor to really wow audiences with his moves on the "DWTS" dance floor, and it would be interesting to see how his stylings have aged. Could he compete with the young guns that fly across the floor these days?
Love her or less-than-love her, you have to admit that Scherzinger turned in one of the most consistent run of performances ever on her way to the Season 10 title. Partnered with Derek Hough, she looked like a natural in the ballroom and would be tough to beat in any lineup.
Apolo Anton Ohno
"Dancing With the Stars" has been noted throughout its history for helping athletes translate their talents for their chosen fields to the dance floor, and Ohno may be the epitome of that transformation. The Olympic speed skater almost seemed to still be wearing his blades while on the hardwood, and, if you squinted, you might have even caught the glimpse of a delicate spray of ice particles.