Bring the heat, it’s Latin Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The stars shake it, but one will break it and be the first to go home in Week 2.

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Who will go home first after Monday's show? It's likely to be either Geraldo Rivera or Doug Flutie unless their fans save them. Photo: ABC Dancing With The Stars
Who will go home first after Monday's show? It's likely to be either Geraldo Rivera or Doug Flutie unless their fans save them. Photo: ABC

SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2016 – Season 22 kicked off with strong performances on “Dancing With The Stars.” So it’s time to bring the heat and see who’s got the moves to make it through the season in Week 2.

The 12 celebrities all return for Latin Night, one of the show’s favorite themes. All couples will perform one of the Latin ballroom styles: Rumba, Salsa, Samba, Paso Doble, Cha Cha, or Argentine Tango.

It will be the final appearance for one couple who will be the first to go home at the end of the night.

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd provided the wow factor in Week 1 with a hot Cha Cha. Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd provided the wow factor in Week 1 with a hot Cha Cha. Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor

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Couples drew the following assignments:

Antonio and Sharna: Rumba, “Adorn” by Miguel
Doug and Karina: Paso Doblé, “Buster Voodoo” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Geraldo and Edyta: Salsa, “Ran Kan Kan” by Tito Puente
Ginger and Val: Samba, “Sorry” by Justin Bieber
Jodie and Keo: Samba, “Bun Up the Dance” by Dillion Francis, Skrillex
Kim and Sasha: Salsa, “Conga” by Gloria Estefan
Marla and Tony: Argentine Tango, “Don’t” by Ed Sheeran
Mischa and Artem: Cha Cha, “Pata Pata” by Miriam Makeba
Nyle and Peta: Rumba, “Stole the Show” by Parson James
Paige and Mark Ballas: Salsa, “Danza Kuduro” by Don Omar featuring Lucenzo
Von and Witney: Cha Cha, “Ain’t Too Cool” by LunchMoney Lewis
Wanya and Lindsay: Salsa, “Echa Pa’lla” by Pitbull

Mischa Barton and Arte, Chigvintsev struggled with a Tango and will need fan votes to help them stay in the competition. Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor
Mischa Barton and Arte, Chigvintsev struggled with a Tango and will need fan votes to help them stay in the competition. Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor

Sitting at the bottom of the leaderboard last week were Geraldo and Edyta, Doug and Karina, and Mischa and Artem. Based on the assignments in Week 2, Mischa may escape a poor score with the relatively easy Cha Cha Cha. But she may lack the fan votes to help her. Geraldo and Doug both have fans to help overcome their shortcomings as dancers.

Appearing Friday with his colleagues at Fox News on “The Five,” Geraldo Rivera said he finally said yes to appearing on DWTS after being asked many times, and now he can finally cross the experience off his bucket list. Rivera said he really wants to do his Salsa to fellow Puerto Rican music legend Tito Puente justice. Rivera had nothing but praise for his pro partner Edyta Sliwinska. Let’s hope Geraldo gets his kicks in Week 2, because he may well be going home.

“Dancing With the Stars” returns for week 2 and the first elimination on Monday, March 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.

Marla Maples showed she' intends to compete with pro partner Tony Dovoloni after a successful Week 1 Quickstep. Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor
Marla Maples showed she’ intends to compete with pro partner Tony Dovoloni after a successful Week 1 Quickstep. Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor

Week 1 Results

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: Jive, 8-7-8 = 23 points
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd: Cha Cha Cha, 8-7-8 – 23 points
Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold: Cha Cha Cha, 8-7-8 = 23 points
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess: Quickstep, 8-6-7 = 21 points
Marla Maples and Tony Dovoloni: Quickstep, 7-7-7 = 21 points
Von Miller and Witney Carson: Foxtrot, 8-6-7 = 21 points
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas: Foxtrot, 7-7-7 = 21 points
Kim Fields and Sasha Farber: Cha Cha Cha, 7-6-7 = 20 points
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe: Tango, 7-6-7 = 20 points
Mischa Barton and Artem Chigvintsev: Tango, 5-5-6 = 16 points
Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff: Foxtrot, 5-5-5 = 15 points
Geraldo Rivera and Edyta Sliwinska: Cha Cha Cha, 5-4-4 = 13 points

Voting information: Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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