SAN DIEGO, October 18, 2015 – “Dancing With The Stars” brings us a new theme week, a guest judge and fill-in co-host, and a double elimination in Week 6 on Monday.
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All the couples will perform a routine familiar to the audience from movies, music videos, and more. They have been instructed to use as much of the original choreography as possible. The routines range from “Good Morning” from the movie “Singin’ In The Rain” to “”Pony” from “Magic Mike.” Iconic enough? Apparently shirtless male dancers count on DWTS.
Because no one went home during the “Switch-Up” week, there will be a double elimination at the end of the show Monday, based on two weeks’ worth of judges’ scores and fan votes. Paula Deen seems to be a lock for one of the sports, but the other is not so certain. Fan votes will make the difference.
This week’s guest judge on the show is Olivia Newton-John. Erin Andrews will be on assignment covering football Monday, so former competitor Leah Remini will stand-in for Erin. Remini has been a guest co-host and she is a positive addition to the team.
To remind you just how good the original was, enjoy a video of “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease before seeing it again on the show.
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Week 5 Assignments
Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: Jive, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis, from Jailhouse Rock)
Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: Cha Cha, “I’m A Slave 4 U,” Britney Spears
Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: TBA, “Good Morning” from Singin’ in the Rain
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: Rumba, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, from Dirty Dancing
Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: Rumba, “Pony” by Ginuwine, from Magic Mike
Hayes Riley and Emma Slater: TBA, “You’re the One That I Want” from Grease
Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: Samba, “You Should Be Dancing” by the Bee Gees, from Saturday Night Fever
Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: TBA, “Vogue” by Madonna
Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: Jazz, “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson
Voting information: Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ 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 Wednesday.