SAN DIEGO, May 4, 2015 – When fans forget to vote, favorites go home. Willow Shields and Mark Ballas appeared headed for the semifinals at the least. Instead, they are sitting in the audience watching just like you are. Keep this in mind as you watch the Week 8 routines, and cast your votes.
Communities Digital News can help you sort them out during our live fan chat. Join DWTS fans and let’s decide who should be saved from Tuesday’s double elimination this week.
Monday night one of the most successful style twists returns: trio dances. Each couple pairs with an eliminated pro or member of the troupe to dance a routine as a trio. The trio styles include the Jive, Paso Doble, Samba and Salsa, all crowd pleasers. When first introduced it was hard to imagine it working. Now it is a week most fans get excited about.
The trios are the second of two dances. The first will be the “America’s Choice” routine. Fans voted through social media for the dance style and song. They also had “input” (however this is defined) on wardrobe, set design, and visual effects.
Join us for our DWTS Fan Chat as we watch two couples perform for the last time, and look ahead toward who is likely to win the Mirror Ball Trophy.
Week 8 Assignments (in order of voting number)
Chris and Witney: Contemporary, “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith for America’s Choice
Paso Doble Trio with Lindsay Arnold, song TBA
Nastia and Sasha Farber (substitute for Derek Hough): Paso Doble, “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy for America’s Choice
Jive Trio with Derek Hough, “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend
Noah and Sharna: Tango, “Geromino” by Sheppard for America’s Choice
Salsa Trio with Emma Slater, “Mr. Put It Down” by Ricky Martin and Pitbull
Riker and Allison: Viennese Waltz, “What Now” by Rihanna for America’s Choice
Jazz Trio with Brittany Cherry, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie
Robert and Kym: Contemporary, “Champagne Kisses” by Jessie Ware for America’s Choice
Samba Trio with Jenna Johnson, “Cinema Italiano” from the movie “Nine”
Rumer and Val: Rumba, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” by Doris Day for America’s Choice
Paso Doble Trio with Artem Chigvintsev, “Scott & Fran’s Paso Doble” from the movie “Strictly Ballroom”1-1-1-855-234-5610
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.