It's not just dances this week.
In celebration of Dancing with the Stars' 200th episode on Monday, the show will have a host of special guest celebrities on hand to lead dance teams and to judge. And, as is so often the case when it comes to anniversaries, expect the old to mix with the new.
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The standard judging panel of Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba will be joined by six celebrities -- and former DWTS
competitors. Mel B, Helio Castroneves, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Osbourne and Emmitt Smith will all be on hand to judge a dance apiece.
And they will not be judging just any
dance. Instead, each guest judge will see one of their own performances recreated on the DWTS
dance floor. This season's competitors must both recreate and update the old dances to meet the approval of the regular judges and the dance's originator.
Will the new performances measure up to the old? Or maybe even surpass them? We'll have to wait and see!
The dancers this week need to face a team competition, in addition to their individual dances. Each team will perform together, led by team captains Apolo Anton Ohno and Kristi Yamaguchi. They're not just vying for glory here either: the members of the winning team after tonight's performances will remain safe from elimination during tomorrow's Results Show
Speaking of The Results Show
, the entertainment stays in high gear until one couple's bitter end. We can expect musical performances from Taylor Swift and Rod Stewart, in addition to a performance by the cast of Broadway's "Mary Poppins."
We will also get a glimpse at the future of celebrity performance television, with the planned announcement of the cast for the upcoming Skating with the Stars
. It'll be interesting to see who is crazy enough to go for that!
If you want to catch this week's Results Show
, make sure you've got your times right. Due to possible interference from election coverage, The Results Show
will run from 8-9:30 PM (Eastern and Pacific). It's like the network thinks political results matter more than dance results or something!
Are you looking forward to seeing past DWTS
celebrities this week? What do you think of the teams? Let us know in the comments section!(Image courtesy of ABC)