Embrace your guilty pleasures on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The remaining competitors choose themes for their routines this week based on their secret ways to have a little harmless fun behind the scenes.

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Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold have been at the top of the leaderboard through the first three weeks of Season 25. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless JORDAN FISHER, LINDSAY ARNOLD

SAN DIEGO, Calif., September 30, 2017 – It’s the ultimate twist on “Dancing With The Stars.” The show is a guilty pleasure for millions of fans. Now the 11 remaining couples will share their own guilty pleasures through their Week 3 routines with all of us watching our own guilty pleasure.

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The dances described as a way for the celebrities “to celebrate those things in life that give them pleasure – which no one else really knows about.”

The remaining 11 couples reveal their guilty pleasures on Monday. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

The couples will dance to songs reminding them of their secret indulgences: Vanessa Lachey’s devotion to performing karaoke with her friends, Derek Fisher’s binging on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Frankie Muniz’s obsession with boy bands, and Nikki Bella’s love for sexy romance novels, to name a few.

Each couple will perform either a cha cha, Argentine tango, samba, Charleston, jive, jazz, Viennese waltz, salsa or quickstep hoping to dance well enough to win approval from the judges and votes from the fans. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated.

So far, Barbara Corcoran and Debbie Gibson have been eliminated. Who might be next? It’s a headscratcher seeing Nikki Bella get her second waltz in a row.

Last week it was the “slow” waltz; this week the Viennese Waltz. Is it the show’s effort to give her the opportunity to show she’s reached her goal of presenting her more feminine side before she and Artem Chigvintsev are voted off?

Lindsey Sterling and Mark Ballas will dance a Jive this week. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

We’re most looking forward to Jordan Fisher dancing the Charleston with Lindsay Arnold, who’s proven her talents as a choreographer before with this style; and Lindsey Sterling and Mark Ballas dancing a Jive, the first of the season.

Mark knows his way around a Jive routine, and rhythm is everything. Count on a musician like Lindsey to hit every beat.

Week 3 Dance Assignments (in alphabetical order):

Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess – Cha Cha – “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: Argentine Tango – “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: Samba – “It’s Gonna Be Me” by *NSYNC
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: Charleston – “The Glory Days” by Michael Giacchino
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: Jive – “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham!
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd: Jazz – “Jump (For My Love)” by The Pointer Sisters
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev: Viennese Waltz – “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko: Jazz – “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” by Four Tops
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: Salsa – “The Breaks” by Kurtis Blow
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Jazz – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: Quickstep – “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba

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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