SAN DIEGO, October 22, 2012 – Yet another switcheroo in the process during the All-Star season Dancing With The Stars this week.
It’s the first week of team dances added in, so every couple performs two routines. The judges will see them all one night – but the fans will see them split across two nights. Fans can vote both on Monday AND Tuesday nights. But no one goes home this week; we wait until next week for another round of dancing and the dreaded double elimination. Votes from this week will be added to next week’s votes along with the judges’ scores to determine who goes home.
Four couples dance individual routines, followed by the remaining four couples performing their team dance Monday night. We’ll see this first round of dancing live as usual tonight.
After the show we see on the air, dancing will continue with the team couples dancing their individual routines, and the first four couples ending the night with their team dance. This second round will be taped for us to view on Tuesday, as if it’s live. This way, the judges get to see and judge everyone together, without a break, to ensure a fairer shake. On the west coast, we’re accustomed to seeing the show taped, but most of the country enjoys the thrill of seeing it live. Will it diminish your enjoyment of the show? The voting and the ratings may tell the story.
About the voting, we really shouldn’t vote until we see all the performances. So why is voting open Monday night? This part makes little sense to me.
The theme for the individual dances is “Guilty Pleasures.” Some are far guiltier than others. Here’s the rundown for both nights:
Monday night’s lineup:
Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy – Dancing 1st
Quickstep to “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel
Voting #: 1-800-868-3412
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy - Dancing 2nd
Samba to “Want U Back” by Cher Lloyd
Voting #: 1-800-868-3411
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke - Dancing 3rd
Samba to “Copacabana” by Barry Manilow
Voting #: 1-800-868-3413
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd - Dancing 4th
Rumba to “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
Voting #: 1-800-868-3410
Team Shawn Group Freestyle: “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel
Apolo Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovoloni
Tuesday night’s lineup:
Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovoloni - Dancing 5th
Tango to “Toxic” by Britney Spears
Voting #: 1-800-868-3406
Sabrina Bryan and Louis Van Amstel – Dancing 6th
Waltz to “So This Is Love” from Cinderella
Voting #: 1-800-868-3403
Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff - Dancing 7th
Samba to “Give It To Me Baby” by Rick James
Voting #: 1-800-868-3407
Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough - Dancing 8th
Rumba to “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion
Voting #: 1-800-868-3402
Team Gilles Group Freestyle: “Gangnam Style” by Psy
Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
Kirstie Alley and Maks Chmerkovskiy
The usual voting methods apply (online at ABC.com and Facebook, phone calls, texts) both Monday night and Tuesday night.
UPDATE: Late Sunday, Melissa Rycroft was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after injuring her head and neck during the camera blocking session for the group dance. No word yet on her condition or whether she will perform this weke.
“Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars” airs tonight, October 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC; and again with a second performance night on Tuesday, October 23, at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.
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