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CommDigiNews #DWTS chat: Who kisses the Mirror Ball goodbye

Written By | Mar 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2017 – The 12 couples competing in Season 24 on “Dancing With The Stars” made their first impressions last week. Now they’ll take the judges’ comments, apply them to a new dance style, and see if they can make improvements in order to avoid elimination tonight.

The celebrities get another chance to impress the judges with a new style of dance, and they need to show they listened to what the judges told them. But even with significant improvement, someone will dance their final dance Monday night.

Join our CommDigiNews chat, held in the comments below.

Each couple will perform a cha cha, Viennese waltz, paso doblé, foxtrot or jive, trying to buy themselves at least one more week on the show.

Chris Kattan better enjoy his time on "Dancing With The Stars" while he can. It might be over quickly. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Chris Kattan better enjoy his time on “Dancing With The Stars” while he can. It might be over quickly. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Who do we predict will be saying goodbye? It would be surprising if anyone other than comedian Chris Kattan went home. He and pro partner Witney Carson were at the bottom of the leaderboard by four points, which is a pretty significant amount in the early weeks of the show. He has drawn the Jive, danced to “Hey Ya!” by Outkast. Let’s hope he plays it for laughs so it’s not terribly painful. Given how stiff he was in week one, it would take a landslide of votes for him to stay.

The other couples at the bottom were tied with 21 points: Charo and Keo Motsepe, and Mr. T and Kym Herjavec. Both will dance a Paso Doble. Charo performs to her own song, “España Cani.” Mr. T drew “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. Don’t we all agree it guarantees him at least one more week on the show?

Mr. T got off to a rough start, but fan votes will keep him around for at least a few weeks. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

There is an outside chance cowboy Bonner Bolton could be in danger. He will dance a Viennese Waltz with Sharna Burgess, and if he stumbles he could be thrown off the DWTS bull.

Underscored in Week 1, yes, but Normani Kordei looks like a real contender on “Dancing With The Stars.” Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Week 2 Assignments:

Bonner Bolton and Sharna Burgess, Viennese Waltz: “Unlove You” by Jennifer Nettles

Charo and Keo Motsepe, Paso Doblé: “España Cani” by Charo

Chris Kattan and Witney Carson, Jive: “Hey Ya!” by OutKast

David Ross and Lindsay Arnold, Cha Cha: “Bust a Move” by Young MC

Erika Jayne and Gleb Savchenko, Foxtrot: “Bad Intentions” by Niykee

Heather Morris and Maks Chmerkovskiy, Jive: “Grown” by Little Mix

Mr. T and Kym Herjavec, Paso Doblé: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, Cha Cha: “No Rights No Wrongs” by Jess Glynne

Nick Viall and Peta Murgatroyd, Foxtrot: “Love Me Now” by John Legend

Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy, Cha Cha: “Give Me Your Love” by Sigala featuring John Newman and Nile Rodgers

Rashad Jennings and Emma Slater, Viennese Waltz: “Suffer” by Charlie Puth

Simone Biles and Sasha Farber, Cha Cha: “Burnin’ Up” by Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz

David Ross might hit it out of the park as the first ever pro baseball player on “Dancing With The Stars.” 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 2” airs on Monday, March 27 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 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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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.