SAN DIEGO, October 13, 2014 – The nine couples remaining on “Dancing With The Stars” in week 6 will have a new look tonight. Fans picked new pros for each star via online voting for “The Switch-Up.”
The Switch-Up was introduced last year. When DWTS first trotted this out, most fans were not happy about seeing their favorite couples “separated.” But it was not the disaster everyone feared. Dancing with a new pro gives the stars a new perspective and new teaching techniques that can benefit them in the long run.
So for the second round of switch-ups, fans are far more enthusiastic and even looking forward to most of the pairings.
Fans will see new dance styles for this season in the ballroom this week. The only repeat so far is Disco. Two are brand new to the show entirely, Burlesque and Broadway. The only classic ballroom styles are the Mambo and Charleston.
Hundreds of thousands of fans voted as the fourth judge last week. This week, singer Jessie J takes over in the fourth judge’s seat, and she will also perform on the show. Since you won’t be judging this week, you have plenty of time to join our weekly Live Chat. You can express your opinion with us, all fans welcome to our virtual ballroom.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
Week 5 Assignments
Alfonso Ribiero and Cheryl Burke (Witney Carson): Flamenco
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Allison Holker (Cheryl Burke): Bollywood
Song: “1234 Get on the Dance Floor” by Vishal Dadlani
Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas (Derek Hough): Hip-Hop
Song: “She Came To Give It To You” by Usher
Janel Parrish and Artem Chigvintsev (Val Chmerkovskiy): Burlesque
Song: “Mama Knows Best” by Jessie J
Jonathan Bennett and Peta Murgatroyd (Allison Holker): Jitterbug
Song: “Rock This Town” by the Stray Cats
Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy (Artem Chigvintsev): Broadway
Song: “You Can’t Stop The Beat” from Hairspray
Michael Waltrip and Witney Carson (Emma Slater)
Song: “Car Wash” by Rose Royce
Sadie Robertson and Derek Hough (Mark Ballas): Charleston
Song: “Crazy Stupid Love” by Cheryl Cole
Tommy Chong and Emma Slater (Peta Murgatroyd): Mambo
Song: “Pass the Dutchie” by Musical Youth
Viewers can vote via phone starting at the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT the next day. These votes count toward the following week’s elimination.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday night, Occtober 13, at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time