Cher. Credit: AP

Not that this is a stunt -- because it's not, and really, how can anyone be so cynical to think that it  is -- because I mean, really, Cher knows a lot about the tango, Argentine tango, contemporary, Viennese waltz, jazz, disco, and foxtrot -- Cher knows a lot about everything...

But I'm getting ahead of myself: Cher will co-judge next week's "Dancing with the Stars."  

Announced on the show Monday night, and oh, what a coincidence, a news release is here, too: 

The iconic Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® Award winning singer and actress will open the show with a dazzling and spectacular performance of her hit song “Believe” before joining judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba to give critiques and scores on each celebrity routine. The seven remaining couples will compete in two rounds of dance. In the first round, each couple will take on a dance style they have not previously performed including the Tango, Argentine Tango, Contemporary, Viennese Waltz, Jazz, Disco, and Foxtrot.

I've always said Cher is "iconic." Why did it take "DWTS" so long to call her that, too? 

Needless to say, this is a must-watcher.

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