San Diego, Calif., November 5, 2017 – After a surprising double elimination sending home both Nikki Bella and Sasha Pieterse, the six remaining couples will each perform two numbers on “Dancing With The Stars.” In addition to their regular individual routine, the couples will perform a Trio Dance routine.
The Trios have become a season highlight. This season produces a new twist on the successful formula. Instead of adding another pro to the mix, couples will dance with a past season winner or finalist. Give plenty of credit to the previous competitors willing to come back to the ballroom and put in the time to perform again.
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Rashad Jennings (season 24 champion) will be joining Drew and Emma for a Cha Cha. Laurie Hernandez (season 23 champion) is teamed with Victoria and Val for a Jive.
Kristi Yamaguchi (season six champion) joins Lindsey and Mark for a Jazz routine. Alfonso Ribeiro (season 19 champion) teams up with Frankie and Witney on a Jive.
Corbin Bleu (season 17 runner-up) partners with Jordan and Lindsay for a Salsa. Kelly Monaco (season one champion) joins Terrell and Cheryl for a Rumba.
Rashad, Laurie, Kristi, and Alfonso are all joining their previous professional partners.
Kelly originally danced with Alec Mazo; Corbin originally danced with Karina Smirnoff. The trio dance scores will be combined with the celebrity’s individual dance scores for a final tally.
Trio Dance Details
For the individual dance routines, each couple will perform a waltz, Viennese waltz, quickstep, samba, Charleston or Argentine tango. For the trio dance, each will perform a cha-cha, jive, salsa, jazz or rumba.
At the end of the night, based on scores and votes from last Monday, one couple will be eliminated. At this point of the show, all of the celebrities are dancing well and there aren’t any obvious weak links. Eliminations at this point cut into bone.
It’s only two weeks until the finals.
Trio Dance Assignments and Songs:
Drew Scott and Emma Slater: Waltz – “Both Sides Now (Torch Songs)” by Years & Years
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: Viennese Waltz – “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: Quickstep – “Chuck Berry” by Pharrell Williams
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: Samba – “Morning Drums” by Gregor Salto
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke: Charleston – “Bad Boy Good Man” by Tape Five (feat. Henrik Wager)
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: Argentine Tango – “Down” by Marian Hill
Trio Dance list:
Drew Scott & Emma Slater with Rashad Jennings: Cha Cha – “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson with Alfonso Ribeiro: Jive – “Good Place” by Leo Soul
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold with Corbin Bleu: Salsa – “Que Viva La Vida” by Wisin
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas with Kristi Yamaguchi: Jazz – “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” by Seth MacFarlane
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke with Kelly Monaco: Rumba – “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan
Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy with Laurie Hernandez: Jive – “Magic” by B.o.B (feat. Rivers Cuomo)
Week Eight Trio Dance Details
For week eight, 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 at http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b 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.
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