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Emotional memories shared this week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Written By | Apr 9, 2017

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev had a breakhrough with the Samba. ABC/Eric McCandless

SAN DIEGO, April 9, 2017 – Once the stars and their pro partners have gotten to known each other well and get the early week jitters out of the way, everyone gets to tackle a fan-favorite theme week on “Dancing With The Stars,” the “Most Memorable Year” performances.

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy have been at the top of the leaderboard despite her international tour schedule. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless)

Stars perform a song in tribute to a pivotal time in their lives. The personal stories behind the routines bring out the emotional connection that takes their dance skills to the next level. They’ll need to tap into their emotions as the competition gets tougher through the rest of the season.

Viewers can expect to see Nick Viall dancing to celebrate his engagement to Vanessa Grimaldi, Simone Biles celebrating her Olympic gold medal wins along with a tribute to the love and support of her family, Bonner Bolton re-living his near-death experience in a bull-riding accident, and David Ross celebrating the 2016 World Series win with the Chicago Cubs. Each celebrity will perform a Viennese waltz, cha cha, contemporary, foxtrot, rumba or waltz.

David Ross celebrates the World Series win by his Chicago Cubs team this week. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandliss

At the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, one more couple will be eliminated.

Join us Monday night at 8:00 p.m. et as we chat about the dances, the dancers, the dresses and more in the comments section below.

Week 4 Assignments:

Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess, Foxtrot, “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble

David Ross and Lindsay Arnold, Viennese Waltz, “Forever Young” by Youth Group

Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko, Cha Cha, “Express Yourself” by Madonna

Heather Morris and Maks Chmerkovskiy, Cha Cha, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon

Mr. T and Kym Herjavec, Waltz, “Amazing Grace” by Ray Chew Live

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, Foxtrot, “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, Rumba, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, Rumba, “Impossible” by Shontelle

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slate, Contemporary, “Unconditionally” by Katy Perry

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Viennese Waltz, “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

Mr. T will need some help from fan votes to avoid elimination this week. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

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 and on Facebook is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing With The Stars: Season 24: Week 4” airs on Monday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She also covers the Sweet Science of boxing for Communities. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.