The "Dancing With The Stars" season 25 premiere is just hours away and fans are already wondering which celebrity dancer will go home first and who will win the Mirrorball trophy this season. The two-hour premiere begins at 8 p.m. ET and will kick off with an opening number that features all 13 celebrities, their pro dance partners, and head judge, Len Goodman.

The "DWTS" season 25 cast lineup is one of the best — competition among the 13 celebrities cast for this season will be at an all-time high.

Who will go home first?

Monday night's premiere will feature the first dances of the season (see a list of dances below).

Fans will be able to vote for their favorite couple online or by phone during the "Dancing with the Stars" premiere.

ABC reports there will not be an elimination during the first night of competition but the first couple will learn their fate next week (Week 2, September 25). Votes from fans will be combined with the couples' first round of judges scores.

The duo that ends up at the bottom of the leaderboard go home next week? Maybe not. In many instances, votes from fans will help keep even the least talented dancer in the competition.

Keep an eye on Lindsey Stirling (Mark Ballas' partner) — she'a professional violinist with loads of dance experience. We may not be a familiar with her now, but as the season progresses she could be a frontrunner.

Nick Lachey, of 98-Degrees fame, has big shoes to fill. His brother, Drew Lachey, won the "Dancing with the Stars" season 2 Mirrorball trophy. He's also dancing against his wife, actress Vanessa Lachey. That means Nick has twice the reason to win the Mirrorball trophy unless he wants to be nice and let his wife go for the win.

We think it will be quite a fun competition to watch with the husband/wife pairings considering their partners, Maks and Peta, are married as well.

First round of dances

Here's a look at the songs and dance styles the couples will be performing during Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars" premiere.

  • Frankie and Witney — Foxtrot
  • Nick and Peta — Cha Cha
  • Drew and Emma — Foxtrot
  • Derek and Sharna Burgess — Salsa
  • Jordan and Lindsay — Tango
  • Nikki and Arten — Tango
  • Debbie and Alan — Foxtrot
  • Terrell and Cheryl — Cha Cha
  • Vanessa and Maks Cha Cha
  • Barbara and Keo — Salsa
  • Lindsey and Mark — Cha Cha
  • Victoria and Val — Cha Cha
  • Sasha and Gleb — Cha Cha

The two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" premiere begins Monday, September 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.