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Odds are good you’ll love Vegas Week on ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Written By | Apr 2, 2017

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.

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev have been a pleasant surprise and good match this season. Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC

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.

David Ross and Lindsay Arnold have hit it out of the park with fans. They dance a Jazz routine this week. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

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 &
Amy Booth-Steel

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

Charo and Keo Motsepe face elimination if they don’t get a lot of help from fans. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

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 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.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She also covers the Sweet Science of boxing for Communities. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Falkenthal

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, MS, APR, is President of the Falcon Valley Group, a San Diego based communications consulting firm. Falkenthal is a veteran award-winning broadcast and print journalist, editor, producer, talk host and commentator. She is an instructor at National University in San Diego, and previously taught in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University.