SAN DIEGO, October 27, 2013 – Eight couples remain in the competition on Season 17 of “Dancing With The Stars.” If this sounds familiar, eight couples were in the competition last Monday also.
No one went home due to a snafu with voting in the East and Central Time Zones, so all votes were thrown out. Any rumors about the voting being outsourced this year to a Canadian IT company are unfounded.
The judges’ scores from the previous week, plus this week’s scores and the fan votes from this week will be added up to determine who goes home. The couples who get the most help from this change of plan will be those in danger of going home. One low score might not be a game changer if a couple can make a comeback this week.
The bottom three last week were Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke, and Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff due to their unconventional “Game of Thrones” themed waltz which didn’t impress the judges. They were tied with 27 total points. Bill Engvall and Emma Slater were in last with 24 points. So far, their fans are saving them with votes.
Monday’s competition will be split into two rounds. In the first round, each couple will take on a dance style they have not previously performed including the Salsa, Quickstep, Samba, Cha Cha, Paso Doble, and Jive.
In the second round, the cast will dance together in two separate teams, with each couple having a featured solo. Some of these group numbers have produced some goofy solos. “Gangnam Style,” anyone?
The teams named themselves Team Spooky Bon Bom and Team FoxingAwesome. Shaking their Bom Bom together are Elizabeth and Val, Nicole and Sasha, Leah and Tony, and Bill and Emma. They will dance to “Bom Bom” by Sam and the Womp.
FoxingAwesome is Amber and Derek, Corbin and Karina, Brant and Peta and Jack and Cheryl. They will dance to “What Does the Fox Say?” by Ylvis. The foxes have the edge here. The team with the show’s best choreographer, Derek Hough, is the odds on favorite.
Be in your seat right at the start of the show. ABC is running a promo promising a “big announcement” at the start of the show.
The assignments at the time of publication:
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Val Chmerkovskiy, Quickstep
Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd, Jive
Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke, Jive
Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, Quickstep
Amber Riley and Derek Hough, Paso Double
Leah Remini and Tony Dovoloni, Salsa
Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Sasha Farber, Samba
Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, Cha Cha Cha
Fans can vote via phone for one hour only afer the end of the show in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars will be open for 24 hours beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at the same time on Tuesday. A couple will go home at the end of each Monday show until the season finale on Monday, November 25.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday, October 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.
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