SAN DIEGO, October 4, 2015 – The celebrity competitors hit one of the milestone weeks of the season on “Dancing With The Stars” in Week 4. It’s one of the longest running theme weeks, “My Most Memorable Year.” Each couple will dance to a song of the celebrity’s choosing depicting a memorable time or defining experience in their life.
These performances are often heartfelt tributes to someone important in their lives: a parent, a mentor, a spouse or child. The theme comes far enough along in the season to expect the couples to step up the choreography.
Coming off his best week and the highest score given by the judges so far, Nick Carter dances to the Backstreet Boys hit song, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).” Bindi Irwin honors her father, the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin. Gary Busey will pay tribute to Buddy Holly.
Alek Skarlatos faces a challenging week. He was in the midst of rehearsals for his Paso Doble with partner Lindsay Arnold when the Umpqua Community College shootings interrupted his plans. Skarlatos is on leave from Umpqua where he is a student. He immediately travelled to Roseburg, Oregon to be with family and friends. While he is losing rehearsal time, the event may motivate him to perform in their honor. His song choice is “Wake Me Up” by Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc, depicting his wild ride over the past few months following his heroism on a Paris train.
With Gary Busey and Paula Deen both having dodged elimination last week due to Kim Zolciak Biermman’s withdrawal due to injury, it’s likely they will be battling each other to stay on the show this week. Both will need to step up their game.
Paula probably has the easier assignment, dancing the Cha Cha Cha with Louie Van Amstel to the popular Motown tune “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
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Week 4 Assignments
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: Paso Doble, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: Foxtrot, “Mama Said” by The Shirelles
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: TBA, “Good to Be Alive” by Andry Grammer
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: Contemporary, “Every Breath You Take” by Aaron Krause
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: Viennese Waltz, “Amazing Grace”
Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: TBA, “That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly
Hayes Riley and Emma Slater: Contemporary, “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: TBA, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by The Backstreet Boys
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: Cha Cha Cha, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: Rumba, “King” by Tamar Braxton
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