Dancing down memory lane on Monday’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Keep the tissues handy as the stars depict an emotional milestone in their lives on the show this week.

Did Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd get physical enough last week to avoid elimination on "Dancing With The Stars?" Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 7, 2017 – The remaining celebrities dance down memory lane and celebrate a time in their lives that left a lasting impression on a fan favorite theme night, “Most Memorable Year” on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday, October 9.

Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold are far ahead of the rest of the pack in first place with zero chance of elimination this week. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrity’s choosing encompassing a memorable time or truly incredible experience in their life. These performances come straight from the heart and showcase some of the most emotional routines of the season.

 Dancing With The Stars “Most Memorable Year” Fan Chat, 8 pm est

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Viewers will see Jordan Fisher celebrating 2005, which was when he was officially adopted by his grandparents; Nick Lachey re-living 2011, which was the year he married Vanessa Lachey; Vanessa dancing to 2016, the year son Phoenix was born but 10 weeks premature; Nikki Bella revisiting 2015 when she had to go through a possible career-ending surgery to mend her broken neck; and Victoria Arlen celebrates her triumph over being paralyzed and dancing on the show this season. Each couple will perform a jazz, jive, quickstep, Viennese waltz, contemporary, foxtrot or rumba, vying for America’s vote.

Each couple will perform a jazz, jive, quickstep, Viennese waltz, contemporary, foxtrot or rumba, vying for America’s vote. Unlike last week when there was surprisingly no elimination, Monday night someone WILL go home based on viewer and judges’ votes from the September 25 and October 2 telecasts.

Nikki Bella is on the brink of elimination. Her WWE fans will need to save her with their votes. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

It’s not looking good for WWE wrestler Nikki Bella an partner Artem Chigvintseve based strictly on the leaderboard, but athletes tend to have enough fans voting to hang in there even if they aren’t performing so well. The same can be said of Terrell Owens, who’s improving week by week and dancing with one of the show’s most popular pros, Cheryl Burke. Former Laker Derek Fisher has a home field advantage dancing in Los Angeles.

The elimination should come down to Nick Lachey, who’s a good sport but struggling, and Sasha Pieterse. It will be the fan’s choice via their votes who stays at least another week.

Leaving DWTS in Week 4 will be far worse than a pie in the face for Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Week 4 Dance Assignments in Alphabetical Order

Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess: Jazz – “Move On Up” by Curtis Mayfield
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: Jive – “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: Quickstep – “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: Contemporary – “Take Me Home” by Us The Duo
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: Viennese Waltz – “Anchor” by Mindy Gledhill
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd: Contemporary – “Falling Slowly” by Marketa Irglova & Glen Hansard
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev: Contemporary – “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko: Foxtrot – “Over My Head (Cable Car)” by The Fray Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: Viennese Waltz – “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Rumba – “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” by Nick Lachey
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: Foxtrot – “I Lived” by OneRepublic

For Monday’s show, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at ABC.com and on Facebook is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Tuesday evening.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is a veteran boxing observer covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.

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