Last year, the "Dancing With the Stars" premiere opener involved an aerial shot of the Griffith Observatory. This year, it's cars in the backstage area and some astroturf here and there. Budget cuts?
Also, this year's cast is about half "Who is that?" people for me, so this should be exciting.
Fun fact: this is the 400th episode of the show.
Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy
Normani is one of the singers in the pop group Fifth Harmony. Her grandma is really excited about her being on the show.
She's pretty good out of the gate, especially for it being a quickstep. If they go far enough, I...