WASHINGTON, October 30, 2017 – Tonight we get the treat of Halloween Team Dances of Season 25. The celebrities and their pros will be divided into two teams, four couples apiece. The team captains are Terrell Owens, “Team Monster Mash,” and Drew Scott, “Team Phantom of the Opera.”
Terrell and Drew picked their teams in a typical back and forth draw.
Halloween Team Dances – Team Monster Mash vs. Team Phantom of the Opera
ABC tells us the two team captains were chosen because they had the lowest cumulative scores across the season, and they were given the chance to pick their teams in order to help boost their rankings with both the judges and viewers.
Looking over the team rosters, it seems Terrell got by far the better of the deal than Drew. But it’s also possible there are too many bosses and not enough teamwork.
The team dance scores will be combined with the celebrity’s individual dance scores for a final tally. There will be an elimination at the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday.
For the team dance routines, the teams are divided up as follows (in alphabetical order):
Halloween Team Dance Team: Monster Mash: “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Terrell Owens
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke
Halloween Team Dance Team: Phantom of the Opera: “Phantom of the Opera” by “Phantom of the Opera” Original – Drew Scott
London Cast & Michael Reed
Drew Scott (Team Captain) & Emma Slater
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson
Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Victoria Arlen & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Halloween Team Dance Night – Regular dances
For Dancing With The Stars Halloween Night Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Songs
(in alphabetical order):
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: Charleston – “Remains of the Day” by Danny Elfman
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: Contemporary – “Every Breath You Take” by Chase Holfelder
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: Paso Doblé – “Animals” by Martin Garrix
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: Paso Doblé – “Roundtable Rival” by Lindsey Stirling
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev: Jive – “I Put a Spell on You” by Bette Midler (“Hocus Pocus”version)
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: Tango – “Super Freak” by Rick James
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Paso Doblé – “Game of Survival” by Ruelle
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: Viennese Waltz – “The Night We Met” by Lord Huron
The Leaderboard going into tonight:
1. Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold 193
2. Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas 188
3. Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy 175
4. Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson 172
5. Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy 170
6. Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev 167
7. Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke 161
8. Drew Scott & Emma Slater 159
There is not doubt that Mark Ballas sees he is very close to reaching the top of the leaderboard tonight. The question is will he play it safe or create one of his fantastic dance routines – perfect for Halloween – such as this Paso Doble with Sadie Robertson (2014)
The judges loved the choreography, but the dancing left them wanting more. Just one more of those times that the CDN chat disagreed with the judges; Join tonight’s chat. The competition at the top, and the bottom, of the leaderboard, makes it especially chilling.