4 things to watch for on the 'Dancing with the Stars' premiere

PHOTO: The 2019 cast of "Dancing with the Stars" is revealed on "Good Morning America," Aug. 21, 2019, on ABC. PlayLou Rocco/Walt Disney Television via Getty
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Put on your dancing shoes, because the new season of “Dancing with the Stars” kicks off tonight, and the show has revealed new surprises ahead of the season premiere!

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In addition to the star-studded cast of celebs, the show has transformed with a new look and will even follow a different format for their first show than previous seasons.

Here are 4 things to watch out for in tonight’s highly-anticipated premiere:

1. New mirrorball

PHOTO: The new Dancing With the Stars mirrorball hangs above the iconic dance floor. Faryn Shiro/ABC
The new "Dancing With the Stars" mirrorball hangs above the iconic dance floor.

The "Dancing with the Stars" mirrorball has a new look! Instead of the classic disco ball hanging above the show’s iconic dance floor, it has been replaced with a more modern-looking mirrorball made of up to 72 LED tiles.

2. New paddles

PHOTO: The Dancing with the Stars judge paddleboards get an epic makeover for this upcoming season. Faryn Shiro/ABC
The "Dancing with the Stars" judge paddleboards get an epic makeover for this upcoming season.

In addition to the new mirrorball, the show has also given the judges' paddleboards a makeover! An abstract, fanned-out design will now be featured when judges give their scores in the competition.

3. Partners revealed at the premiere

PHOTO: The 2019 cast of Dancing with the Stars is revealed LIVE on Good Morning America, Aug. 21, 2019. Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television via Getty
The 2019 cast of Dancing with the Stars is revealed LIVE on Good Morning America, Aug. 21, 2019.

At the "Dancing with the Stars" reveal on "GMA" in August, partners weren’t announced to each contestant. This is the first time that viewers will have to tune in to see which pro dance partner is paired with each celebrity contestant.

4. Goodbye Sky Box, hello Star Lounge!

In past seasons, contestants waited for their turn on the dance floor and watched other performers from the show’s Sky Box. This season, the show has gotten rid of the Sky Box, and contestants will now be watching from the new "Dancing with the Stars" Star Lounge!