Two of the competitors will go home after their “Icons” dances and their first team dances on Monday night.
SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2016 – The reality of a week without an elimination will hit hard at the end of Monday’s night show on “Dancing With The Stars.” Two couples will leave the show in a double elimination. Ouch. With the competition tight, someone’s favorites are going home.
The eight couples remaining will all dance a routine to music from favorite musical icons including Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, the Rolling Stones, and U2. Each celebrity will perform a Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Samba, Foxtrot, Jive or Salsa.
The assignments in alphabetical order are:
Ginger and Val: Viennese Waltz, “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Jodie and Keo: Quickstep, “For Once In My Life,” Stevie Wonder
Kim and Sasha: Samba, “ABC” by the Jackson 5
Nyle and Peta: Foxtrot, “Beautiful Day” by U2
Paige and Mark: Jive, “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner
Von and Witney: Salsa, “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley
Wanyá and Lindsay: Foxtrot: “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin
The stars then perform their first team dances. For the first time ever in 22 seasons, it’s a battle of the sexes with the men facing off against the women. The men have named themselves “Team James Brown.” The women have gone with “Team Beyonce.”
In another first, the opening number featuring the show’s professional ballroom dancers will be shown in full 360 degree virtual reality. It can be seen simultaneously with the broadcast on the “Dancing With The Stars” Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars, and also on YouTube at www.youtube.com/dancingwiththestars. The virtual reality will let viewers experience the show as if they are with the dancers on the ballroom floor. It expands beyond the traditional bounds of a TV or mobile screen
On last week’s leaderboard, Wanyá Morris stands at the top, with Paige VanZant and Antonio Brown right behind him. Ginger Zee, Von Miller, and Kim Fields are all tied at the bottom. Fan votes will be crucial in determining who goes home. One wrong step is all it takes at this point.
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Week 6 Leaderboard
Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold: Jazz, 10-9-10 = 29 points
Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas: Jazz, 9-10-9 = 28 points
Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess: Jive, 9-9-9 = 27 points
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe: Contemporary, 9-8-8 = 25 points
Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd: Quickstep, 8-8-9 = 25 points
Kim Fields and Sasha Farber: Jive, 8-8-8 = 24 points
Von Miller and Witney Carson: Jazz, 8-8-8 = 24 points
Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: Jazz, 8-8-8 = 24 points
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for Week 7, “Icons Week” on Monday, May 2 at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
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.
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