Dancing through the decades, it’s Eras Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’...

Dancing through the decades, it’s Eras Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Monday

The eight remaining couples blast to the past for their routines this week, and compete in this season’s first team dances.

James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess are headed for the finals. Who will join them? ABC/Eric McCandless

SAN DIEGO, October 22, 2016 – The eight couples remaining on Season 23 of “Dancing With The Stars” drew dance assignments with songs from different decades. The pros must create routines fitting their song, whether it’s the 1920s or 1990s.

This there has generated some unlikely successes in past season, such as the 1950s flavored Paso Doble by Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough. It received a perfect score. Enjoy a look back.

The dance styles this week include the quickstep, rumba, Charleston, jive, tango, foxtrot, samba and jitterbug – a different dance by each couple.

It’s also the first week for team dances. Fans will see two teams of four couples each, called “Team Past” and “Team Future.” Each team performs a dance to celebrate songs and dance styles from previous decades through present day. The team dance scores will be combined with the celebrity’s individual dance scores for a final tally.

Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold have slowly risen up the leaderboard and could be a threat to make the finals. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless
Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold have slowly risen up the leaderboard and could be a threat to make the finals. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Team Past is:
James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess
Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold
Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke
Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev

Marilu Henner and Derek Hough lead Team Present. ABC/Eric McCandless
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough join Team Present. ABC/Eric McCandless

Team Future is:
Marilu Henner and Derek Hough
Laurie Hernandez and Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Terra Jolé and Sasha Farber
Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko

Maureen McCormack needs to shake a tail feather to stay in the competition. ABC/Eric McCandless
Maureen McCormack needs to shake a tail feather to stay in the competition. ABC/Eric McCandless

This is where the competition starts to get tough. Stars who aren’t showing significant improvement in scores will be going home, while the favorites for the finals start pulling away. While no one is a lock, is there any doubt James Hinchcliffe is headed for the final? The two couples who need to buckle down are Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke, and Maureen McCormack and Artem Chigvintsev. But as fewer couples remain, fan votes become even more important. If your favorite goes home, you get the blame if you aren’t voting.

Head judge Len Goodman will be back this week, and one couple will be going home at the end of Monday night’s show. There is NO Tuesday results show this week.

So get your dialing and texting skills together, and join our Live Online Fan Chat while we watch and critique together, then vote for our favorites.

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy haven't been at the top of the leaderboard the past two weeks. ABC/Eric McCandless
Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy haven’t been at the top of the leaderboard the past two weeks. ABC/Eric McCandless

The assignments for Week 7:

Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Carson: Jive, “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard (1950s)
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James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: Jitterbug, “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (1940s)
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Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: Samba, “Get Down Tonight” by KC and the Sunshine Band (1970s)
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Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy: Quickstep, “One Fine Day” by The Chiffons (1960s)
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Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: Charleston, “Never Forget You” by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox featuring Addie Hamilton (1920s)
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Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev: Tango, “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi (1980s)
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Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: Rumba, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith (1990s)
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Terra Jole and Sasha Farber: Foxtrot, “Cheek to Cheek” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (1930s)
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Terra Jole and Sasha Farber have developed a perfect partnership. ABC/Eric McCandless
Terra Jole and Sasha Farber have developed a perfect partnership. ABC/Eric McCandless

Voting information: For week five, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night 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.

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