SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2017 – Season 24 gives fans a brand new theme in Week 3 on “Dancing With The Stars.” It’s Vegas Week. The eleven remaining couples dance to a song celebrating the bright lights, glamour and intrigue of Sin City. Each couple will perform a quickstep, Charleston, foxtrot, jive, samba, tango or jazz, hoping their roll of the dice on the dance floor avoids coming up snake eyes. Whoever finds themselves at the bottom of the leaderboard will need fan votes from last week to avoid being the second couple eliminated on Monday.
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Alan Bersten will continue to fill in for Maks Chmerkovskiy, who is expected to be out from three weeks to three months after surgery to his injured calf. This means he could be out the entire season. It’s a golden opportunity for a deserving member of the troupe to see what he can do and he’s got a talented partner in Heather Morris.
In addition, Julianne and Derek Hough perform a personal piece which is a follow-up to their Emmy-winning 2015 performance to “Elastic Heart,” before hitting the road for their upcoming national tour called “MOVE BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR,” beginning April 19.
With Charo sitting at the bottom of the leaderboard last week and assigned a Foxtrot this week, she’ll need to hit the jackpot with fan votes against long odds to avoid going home this week.
Week 3 Assignments:
Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess, Charleston, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie and GoonRock and Q-Tip
Charo and Keo Motsepe, Foxtrot, “Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups
David Ross and Lindsay Arnold, Jazz, “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent
Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko, Jive, “Take Me to Heaven” by Patina Miller & Debbie Kurup &
Heather Morris and Alan Bersten (for Maks Chmerkovskiy), Tango, “Toxic” by Britney Spears
Mr. T and Kym Herjavec, Foxtrot, “Ain’t That A Kick In The Head” by Robbie Williams
Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, Samba, “Shake Your Bon-Bon” by Ricky Martin
Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, Tango, “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga
Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, Foxtrot, “Big Spender” by Shirley Bassey
Rashad Jennings and Emma Slate, Samba, “Swalla,” by Jason Derulo featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber: Quickstep, “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley
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 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.
“Dancing With The Stars: Season 24: Week 3” airs on Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
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