SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2017 – Just five couples are left with a chance to win the Mirror Ball Trophy for Season 24 of “Dancing With The Stars.” Among them are four athletes and one lone singer, but she’s got the dancing chops of an athlete and the style to potentially beat them all.
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The couples will perform their solo routines in the first round, either an Argentine Tango, Waltz, Contemporary, Jive or Foxtrot. The pros chose the song and dance style they felt best suited their star partners.
Then they take on a Trio routine, either Jazz, Paso Doble, Jive or Argentine Tango.
This season’s twist on the Trios is that the judges have chosen which troupe member would join the couple. Not another competing pro previously eliminated, and not chosen by the competitors. The motivation might be to break up the pairs of pros we see season after season in the Trios. Witney and Lindsay, Peta and Sharna, Val and Artem. Get our drift? We like the visibility and opportunity being given to the hard working pros in the troupe to show what they’ve got.
In addition, there will be a sneak-peek preview performance from the upcoming tour, “Dancing with the Stars: Live! – Hot Summer Nights,” featuring the show’s competing and troupe pros. The all- new tour will be traveling to over 40 cities nationwide starting June 16.
Week 8 Assignments:
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess: Argentine Tango, “Believer” by Imagine Dragons
TRIO with Britt Stewart, Jazz, “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold: Waltz, “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw
TRIO with Hayley Erbert, Paso Doble, “Gangsta’s Paradise” by 2WEI
Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy: Contemporary, “Freedom” by Anthony Hamilton and Elayna Boynton
TRIO with Alan Bersten, Jive, “Feeling Alive” by Earl St. Clair
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater: Jive, “Shake a Tail Feather” by the Blues Brothers
TRIO with Witney Carson, Argentine Tango, “Dreams” by Gabrielle Aplin and Bastille
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Foxtrot, “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
TRIO with Brittany Cherry, Paso Doble, “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at 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.
“Dancing With The Stars: Season 24: Week 8” airs on Monday, May 8, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
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