06:02 PM EDT 03/05/2014
Originally posted 03/04/2014 08:25AM
From former child stars to young musicians, the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars is filled with an eclectic mix of competitors. But the most interesting may be the casting of Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Davis, 27, and White, 26, ruled the rink at last month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, winning the gold medal in ice dancing. Now they'll battle in the ballroom – but against each other for the mirror ball trophy. White will dance with Sharna Burgess, while Davis will shimmy with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin's brother, who is back after taking last season off.
The 12 new contestants on ABC's hit show were announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America.
See the rest of the competitors below:
Originally posted 02/19/2014 08:45AM
The XXII Winter Olympics are magic. There are sparkling costumes, stunning talent, and even a love story or two. With all this wonder surrounding the games, it's no surprise that Sochi's athletes remind us of the most enchanting folks around: Disney characters.
Originally posted 02/18/2014 03:20PM
After finishing their Olympic ice dance but before they knew which medal was theirs, there was only one thing Charlie White could say to Meryl Davis, his skating partner of 17 years, as they hugged on the ice in Sochi.
Originally posted 02/18/2014 07:00AM
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be going home with Olympic gold medals to add to their collection – bronze from the new figure skating team event and silver from the 2010 Olympics – and the first Olympic ice dancing title for the United States.
Originally posted 02/17/2014 01:50PM
(Warning: This post contains spoilers. If you want to watch the broadcast Monday night on NBC, don't read any further.)
Originally posted 02/16/2014 04:35PM
American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White took home silver at the 2010 Olympics – and this year they have their eyes on the big prize.
"We feel really great about everything," White tells PEOPLE. "We've had a lot of success over the last four years since the Vancouver Olympics and we have a lot of momentum. This year, maybe more than any other year, we feel really confident in all of our material."
So since they're feeling so good about their routine, we wondered: what else is on the minds of these two Olympic favorites? Well, they spilled:
Originally posted 01/31/2014 02:00PM
Is the mirror ball trophy the key to winning Olympic gold?
After 16 years of skating together and a frustrating second-place silver at Vancouver, ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White are hoping ballroom choreography by five-time Dancing with the Stars champ Derek Hough will give them the edge at Sochi.
"We are a totally different team. We've really taken it to the next level this year," says White, 26, partnered with Davis, 27, since they were kids growing up 10 minutes apart in the Michigan suburbs.
The platonic power couple, whose moms still go with them everywhere, delivered a stunning, near-perfect performance at the U.S. nationals to position them as favorites.
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!