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Which couple on this stage will be leaving after Week 2 on
Which couple on this stage will be leaving after Week 2 on "Dancing With The Stars"? Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

SAN DIEGO, September 18, 2016 – With the Lochte shocker nearly a week behind us, we can get down to the dancing without distraction on “Dancing With The Stars” in Week 2.

The first elimination is looming on Tuesday night. The couples will add their Week 2 scores to the Week 1 results, and those scores plus fan votes from both weeks will determine who goes home.

It’s TV Week, and in Season 23 many of the stars come from television shows. So they’ll be dancing to familiar music. We’ll see if it helps.

Rick Perry and Emma Slater are at the bottom of the leaderboard after Week 1, and it's not looking so good for them. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless
Rick Perry and Emma Slater are at the bottom of the leaderboard after Week 1, and it’s not looking so good for them. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

The couples at the bottom of the leaderboard need to hustle to avoid going home. We’re talking about you, Rick Perry. But if Jake Austin’s fans don’t come through for him, he could be the one saying goodbye. Forget Maureen McCormick going home, especially after dancing to “The Brady Bunch” theme song.

Ryan Lochte is working through an ankle injury this week after the attack by protestors. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless
Ryan Lochte is working through an ankle injury this week after the attack by protestors. Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless
CHERYL BURKE, RYAN LOCHTE

Ryan Lochte reportedly suffered an ankle injury due to the protestor incident. He and partner Cheryl Burke drew a Foxtrot to “The Muppet Show” theme, and whether you love or hate him, it would be a shame if he performed at less than his best due to injury. Athletes have a way of working through injuries, and no doubt he’s done so many times in his swimming career.

Check out the lineup, and be sure to set a reminder to join our Live Fan Chat on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET.

Laurie Hernandez and Valentine Chmerkovskiy started off their season with big scores. ABC/Eric McCandless
Laurie Hernandez and Valentine Chmerkovskiy started off their season with big scores. ABC/Eric McCandless

The assignments for Week 2:

Jake and Jenna: Cha Cha Cha, “Go, Diego, Go! Theme”
Babyface and Allison: Argentine Tango, “The X-Files Theme”
Marilu and Derek: Foxtrot, “Taxi Theme”
Laurie and Valentin: Jive, “Ducktails”
James and Sharna: Paso Doble, ”A Tribute to Walking Dead”
Calvin and Lindsay: Foxtrot, “Family Matters Theme”
Terra and Sasha: Quickstep, “Bewitched”
Jana and Gleb: Tango, “I Don’t Want to Be” from “One Tree Hill”
Ryan and Cheryl: Quickstep, “The Muppet Show Theme”
Maureen and Artem: Quickstep, “Brady Bunch Theme”
Rick and Emma: Quickstep,“Green Acres Theme”
Amber and Maks: Viennese Waltz,“Game of Thrones Theme”
Robert (Vanilla Ice) and Witney: Foxtrot,“Love and Marriage” from “Married…with Children”

Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson were fan favorites last week, but the judges weren't so impressed. ABC/Eric McCandless
Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson were fan favorites last week, but the judges weren’t so impressed. ABC/Eric McCandless

Week 1 Leaderboard

James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess: Foxtrot, 8-8-7-8 = 31 points
1-800-868-3404

Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy: Cha Cha Cha, 8-8-7-8 = 31 points
1-800-868-3407

Marilu Henner and Derek Hough: Jive, 7-7-6-7 = 27 points
1-800-868-3408

Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko: Viennese Waltz, 7-6-6-8 = 27 points
1-800-868-3405

Babyface Edmonds and Allison Holker: Foxtrot, 7-6-6-7 = 26 points
1-800-868-3406

Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Carson: Cha Cha, 7-6-6-7 = 26 points
1-800-868-3402

Amber Rose and Maks Chmerkovskiy: Foxtrot, 7-5-6-7 = 25 points
1-800-868-3401

Terra Jole and Sasha Farber: Jive, 7-6-6-6 = 25 points
1-800-868-3412

Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson: Cha Cha Cha, 7-5-6-7 = 25 points
1-800-868-3413

Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke: Foxtrot, 6-6-6-6 = 24 points
1-800-868-3411

Jake Austin and Jenna Johnson: Jive, 5-6-5-6 = 22 points
1-800-868-3403

Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev: Viennese Waltz, 6-5-5-6 = 22 points
1-800-868-3409

Rick Perry and Emma Slater: Cha Cha Cha, 5-5-5-5 = 20 points
1-800-868-3410

Former competitor and TV mom Florence Henderson came to cheer on Maureen McCormick. How much do we love you, Florence? Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless
Former competitor and TV mom Florence Henderson came to cheer on Maureen McCormick. How much do we love you, Florence? Photo: ABC/Eric McCandless

Voting information: For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights 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 Tuesday evenings.

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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