Dancing With The Stars offers ballroom buffet in Week 4, Monday 8 p.m.

Former DWTS pro Julianne Hough takes over judging duties from Len Goodman this week. Photo: Hi Ho, will Bill Engvall be the one to go this week on DWTS? / ABC Adam Taylor

SAN DIEGO, October 6, 2013 – Ten couples remain in the competition on Season 17 of “Dancing With The Stars.” For week 4, fans will see a wide range of ballroom styles including a few new ones added to the mix.

Julianne Hough, a two-time former DWTS champion with racer car driver Helio Castroneves and Olympic gold medal speed skater Apolo Ohno, will be a guest judge replacing Len “Grumpy” Goodman this week. Sometimes guest judges work. Paula Abdul was surprisingly insightful and fun to watch. Sometimes they fall flat, pun intended when referring to “Riverdance” star Michael Flatley.

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Some fans have complained via social media about her judging her brother, Derek, who is dancing with one of the frontrunners, Amber Riley. Hough is the first of several anticipated guest judges this season.

In week 4, the competitors need to show improvement or they will fall behind the more proficient dancers. At this point, you can see whether a star has already reached his or her maximum potential due to physical limitations, lack of musicality, or just not “getting it.”

Elizabeth Berkley and Val Chmerkovskiy will perform an Argentine tango, which the injured Amber Riley and Derek Hough perform a standard Tango. This should play to Elizabeth and Val’s strengths. Amber Riley has an injured knee and has had limited rehearsal time this week.

Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd are rumored to be a real-life couple off the dance floor this year. Will Brant’s Pretty Little Liars fans keep him in the competition? Photo: Adam Taylor, ABC

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Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd drew a Salsa, and they should heat up the floor as much as they’ve been rumored to be heating things up in their personal relationship. Leah Remini and Tony Dovoloni drew their third Latin dance in a row, the Cha Cha Cha. Bill Engvall and Emma Slater should party plenty with the Samba and they’ll need to bring it to stay on the show.

Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff dance the Paso Doble, which should be well worth seeing.

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Sasha Farber brought a lot of energy to a wonderful Quickstep last week, which was underscored by the judges. They can get a little revenge with their Jive this week.

Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke will perform a Quickstep, which should suit Jack’s excellent partnering well with Cheryl. It is a delight to see the Osbourne family front and center every week supporting Jack.

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Christina Milian and Mark Ballas have not revealed their dance, but they have already performed Contemporary, Paso Doble, and Charleston. An Instagram photo posted by Dnacing With The Stars shows the couple looking dramatic behind prison bars. It’s safe to say they won’t be dancing a Waltz. 

Who will be in jeopardy under the red spotlight this week on Dancing With The Stars? Photo: Adam Taylor, ABC.

Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus are off the radar so far this week. They’ve performed the Foxtrot, Paso Doble and Cha Cha Cha so far. They are due for an American style, perhaps the Quickstep or Waltz. A waltz would be a kindness and not unexpected if the producers are trying to help the popular couple remain on the show.

Assignments at the time of publication:

Amber Riley and Derek Hough, Tango

Leah Remini and Tony Dovoloni, Cha Cha Cha

Bill Engvall and Emma Slater, Samba

Jack Osbourne and Cheryl Burke, Quickstep

Christina Milian and Mark Ballas, NK

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Val Chmerkovskiy, Argentine tango

Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd, Salsa

Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus, NK

Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Sasha Farber, Jive

Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff, Paso Doble

Enjoy watching Valerie Harper and Tristan McManus on DWTS while you can. Her time on the show has been a huge success but she remains at the bottom of the leaderboard. Photo: Adam Taylor, ABC.

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.

Communities welcomes you to the online Hollywood ballroom for our weekly DWTS Communities chat at 8 p.m. Feel free to judge, no holding back here.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday, October 7 at 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific Time on the ABC Television Network.

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 the Communities at The Washington Times. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego. Gayle can be reached via Google +

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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.


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