SAN DIEGO, May 12, 2014 – It’s make or break time for the five remaining couples fighting to make it to next week’s finals on ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ It’s the toughest week of competition because there isn’t any way for the fans to save a couple from blowing it with the judges. To leave a week shy of having a chance to win is the most heartbreaking time to go home, full of what-ifs and shoulda-couldas.
Communities Digital News gets real with our DWTS Live Chat starting at 8 p.m. ET sharp. Join us as we see who makes it and who says farewell.
For those who brush ‘Dancing With The Stars’ off as “just another silly reality TV show,” look back at champions from previous seasons. Many have tremendous accomplishments in entertainment and athletics, yet they will be introduced forever as “Dancing With The Stars champion.”
Don’t believe us? Watch the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend and see if that doesn’t happen to Helio Castroneves.
The theme is “American Icons” week. Who do the DWTS producer consider “Icons?” It will be governed by whose songs the producers get permission to use. Count on hearing some favorites used on the show in the past with Michael Jackson and Beyonce at the top of the list.
Fan favorites Meryl Davis and Charlie White are expected to make it to the final. Another athlete, Amy Purdy, should also make the finals with ease. It leaves Candace Cameron Bure and James Maslow dancing for the fourth and final spot. But it is Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy with the lowest scores last week, so they will need some fan help.
In our readers poll, fans predict it will be Cameron and Mark going home. Join our live chat and we will find out together if they are right.
Week 9 Lineup
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Cha Cha and Rumba
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Viennese Waltz and Jive
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: Jazz and Viennese Waltz
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: Quickstep and Jazz
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: Foxtrot and Samba
“Dancing With the Stars” returns with “American Icons” theme week and choreographer Kenny Ortega as guest judge for the semifinals tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.