It’s only a matter of weeks now. At the start of the next school year, TF 1 will launch the twelfth season of “Dancing with the stars”. An edition marked by several changes again. Exit Karine Ferri at the animation of the second part of the evening, exit the dancer Christian Millette, exit also the jurors Denitsa Ikonomova and Jean-Paul Gaultier. On the other hand, the judges’ table will welcome the star dancer Marie-Agnès Gillot and the singer Bilal Hassani, finalist of last season, alongside the indestructible Chris Marques and François Alu.
But who will be the 12 candidates to compete in September? Tuesday evening, TF 1 formalized the participation of the Filipino singer Billy Crawford, star of the early 2000s thanks to his hit “Tracking” as well as his affair with Lorie. A first confirmation when many names have been circulating for several weeks, relayed in particular by our colleagues from Public and Closer. On arrival, some are true, others false.
According to our information, the vast majority of the cast has now recorded its participation in this 2022 version. Obviously with a representative of the daily fictions of the front page. After Clément Rémiens and Aurélie Pons, the production set its sights on Thomas DaCosta. Arrived in “Here everything begins” last March, this 23-year-old model, actor and rapper plays Axel Teyssier, nephew of the emblematic director of the Auguste Armand cooking school played by Benjamin Baroche. In “Dancing with the stars”, he will face another new face, that of Stephane Legar. Unknown to the general public, this 24-year-old Israeli-Togolese model has 1.6 million subscribers on TikTok and signed the French soundtrack for “Sonic 2” last spring.
A new Miss France in the contest
Another recruit of the season, the comedian Florent Peyre. Requested several times in recent years, the 42-year-old actor will be there this time. As David Douillet, whose return to school promises to be busy. Because after participating in “Mask Singer” in the costume of the lion in 2019, the judoka and former minister will also be on the bill for “Traitors”, the new game that M 6 will launch on August 17.
On the female side, several singers are guaranteed to participate in the program. To start with Carla Lazzari, representing France at Eurovision Junior in 2019 with the heady “Bim Bam Toi”. But she won’t be alone as she will face Eva, 21, two albums to her credit and an NRJ Music Award for French-speaking female artist of the year, won at the end of 2021 against Clara Luciani, Juliette Armanet, Amel Bent, Hoshi, Louane, Wejdene and Yseult. Another generation of singer, Anggun will be on the floor after leaving the jury of “Mask Singer” this summer.
And what would “Dance with the Stars” be without a Miss France? After Valérie Bègue, Laury Thilleman, Sylvie Tellier, Élodie Gossuin, Iris Mittenaere, Linda Hardy and Vaimalama Chaves, the 2022 edition will be represented by Amandine SmallMiss Normandy 2020 and Miss France 2021.
The interpreter of “Malcolm” in the casting?
It remains to be seen who will be the last three faces of this season 12 of “Dancing with the stars”. With probably a few more surprises. The name of Frankie Muniz, famous interpreter of “Malcolm” in the series of the same name and finalist of the American version of the competition in 2017, was thus mentioned.
The comedian and comedian Az has also passed trials to integrate this season and is on the short list. Finally, well present on M 6 this summer thanks to “Beijing Express” then “Les Traitors”, the influencer Just Riadh could well rub shoulders with the competition. Unless other names come up. “We will have to find women, confides a relative of the production. Only two have won (Shy’m in 2011 and Alizée in 2013), it would be nice to finally have a third winner…”