‘Most Memorable Year’ on “Dancing With The Stars” Week 4 Monday

One of the longest running theme weeks on 'Dancing With The Stars' makes its appearance in Season 21.

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It has been a rough week for Alek Skarlatos. Can he overcome his lack of rehearsal time and dig deep to deliver? Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor
It has been a rough week for Alek Skarlatos. Can he overcome his lack of rehearsal time and dig deep to deliver? Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor LINDSAY ARNOLD, ALEK SKARLATOS

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.

Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess will give Backstreet Boys fans a thrill this week. Photo: ABC
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess will give Backstreet Boys fans a thrill this week. Photo: ABC

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.

Paula Deen will need to step it up this week, or she may be stepping off "Dancing With The Stars." Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor
Paula Deen will need to step it up this week, or she may be stepping off “Dancing With The Stars.” Photo: ABC/Adam Taylor

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
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Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: Foxtrot, “Mama Said” by The Shirelles
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Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: TBA, “Good to Be Alive” by Andry Grammer
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Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: Contemporary, “Every Breath You Take” by Aaron Krause
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Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: Viennese Waltz, “Amazing Grace”
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Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: TBA, “That’ll Be The Day” by Buddy Holly
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Hayes Riley and Emma Slater: Contemporary, “Stitches” by Shawn Mendes
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Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: TBA, “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back) by The Backstreet Boys
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Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: Cha Cha Cha, “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
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Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: Rumba, “King” by Tamar Braxton
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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Media Migraine in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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