Carrie Anne Inaba And Karina Smirnoff On The New Season Of Dancing With The Stars

OK! Magazine interviewed Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba after the Cast Announcement. She gives her thoughts on Sherri Shepherd and Gavin Degraw. She also reminds us to “never judge a season by it’s first impression”. More below and at OK! Magazine.

Sherri’s got a lot of joy, and she’s wanted to do the show for a long time,” Carrie Ann tells me while promoting her upcoming Petsami series. “I think it will be great to have her on the show.”

As for Gavin, the New York-based singer-songwriter whose hits include “Chariot,” “I Don’t Want To Be” and “In Love With A Girl?”

“That will be wonderful,” she says. “We’ve had a country star in the past, we had Ty [Murray], Jewel’s husband, and he was so wonderful. He brought a country personality that’s so down-home, loving and grounded. That would be a nice energy to have on the show. I have no idea how he dances, so it will be interesting to see.”

One thing Carrie has learned? Never judge a season by its first impression.

Dancing With The Stars pro karina Smirnoff has some thoughts as well. These quotes were taken from an interview with People.

“Season 14 is going to be very exciting and entertaining,” Smirnoff, 34, tells PEOPLE. “We have so many diverse personalities and talents this season.”

“This is going to be a competitive cast,” adds Smirnoff. “Let the dancing begin!”

Yes, let the dancing begin! :)