Well, not really. That doesn't start until a week from today when they have their first practice. But there is someone competing for a championship tonight -- namely, Mark Cuban, who takes the floor for the first time in "Dancing with the Stars."
The six women competitors opened the show on Monday and the six men are tonight. Cuban was already having fun last night when he was interviewed and described himself as a "lean, mean, dancing machine,' -- or at least words close to that.
So it obviously will be interesting to see how he fares. And he also will be competing for the older set. At 49, Cuban is the third oldest competitor on the show, although he's a pup compared to singer Wayne Newton (65). Actress Jane Seymour is 56. The youngest competitor is 23 so we'll see if youth or experience is a key component in the competition.
-- Jan Hubbard