SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 – Moneymakers will be shaking for Latin Week on “Dancing With The Stars.” It is one of the longest running, most popular theme shows in the competition.
Join guest Ricky Martin and our live Communities commentators for a Live Chat as we watch and critique the seven remaining couples competing on the show.
All couples will perform a Latin dance new to them such as the Samba, Salsa, Rumba, Argentine Tango, or Paso Doble. This week’s guest judge is Latino pop star Ricky Martin.
There will also be a team dance this week. The teams are pictured and named on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Facebook page. “Team Vida” is Charlie and Sharna, NeNe and Tony, and James and Peta, dancing to Ricky Martin’s “Vida.” “Team Loca” is Amy and Derek, Danica and Val, Meryl and Maks, and Candace and Mark, dancing to Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca.”
One couple will go home based on last week’s scores plus fan votes. Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas are currently in last place. Unless they receive fan support, this may be their last week on the dance floor. But it’s not a given if the voting public is with them. Only Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy and Amy Purdy and Derek Hough are safe with any certainty.
Danica McKellar reported she injured a rib earlier this week in practice via her Twitter account. Danica and Val missed three days of rehearsal for their individual dance, a Salsa. Whether it will affect her participation in the team dance routine is unknown.
Join our weekly Live Chat as we critique the routines and root for our favorite competitors … and wait to see if the star leaving the ballroom will be another surprise.
Week 8 Lineup
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovoloni: Argentine Tango (“Can’t Remember to Forget You” by Shakira)
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Samba (“Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee)
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: Salsa (“Watch Out For This (Bumaye)” by Major Lazer)
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Salsa
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: Argentine Tango (“1977″ by Ana Tijioux)
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: Rumba
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: Paso Doble (“Sail” by AWOL Nation)