SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2014 – What makes a song a party anthem? A party anthem a little like pornography: you know one when you hear it. Let’s see whether the producers of “Dancing With The Stars” truly capture the party anthem spirit on this week’s “Party Anthems” theme show. Note the word “rock” is not included, so expect some dance floor hits that are more pop than rock.
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Guest judge Redfoo of the group LMFAO had a huge hit with the song titled “Party Rock Anthem,” so he should know a good party anthem. Whether he knows much about ballroom dancing or not, if he’s sitting between Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, the entertainment value of the show should be off the charts this week.
With eight couples left and everyone at least competent with moments of inspiration, the scores are tight and fan votes will continue to make the difference as they did when Cody Simpson and Witney Carson left last week. Fans of all the stars should have gotten the message and voted a little more vigorously to keep their deserving favorites on the show.
All the routines are up tempo, with three Cha Chas and a Salsa, plus two traditional Tangos, and Jive and a Quickstep.
Sitting in the bottom third and needing fan votes to save them are NeNe Leakes, Drew Carey, and Candace Cameron Bure, the same as last week when they all survived.
The dance styles assigned to the couples are all public thanks to interviews and online comments; some of the songs are also known and listed in our lineup.
Week 7 Lineup
NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovoloni: Salsa (Nelly, “Hot In Herre”)
James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd: Quickstep (song TBA)
Danica McKellar and Val Chmerkovskiy: Cha Cha (Whitney Houston, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”)
Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Tango (Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close”)
Candace Cameron Bure and Mark Ballas: Cha Cha (Icona Pop, “I Love It”)
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke: Tango (song TBA)
Amy Purdy and Derek Hough: Jive (song TBA)
Charlie White and Sharna Burgess: Cha Cha (“Everybody Dance Now,” C&C Music Factory)
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for Party Anthem Week on Monday, April 21, at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.