'Dancing with the Stars' Week 3: Storytelling and Dance Picks
'Dancing with the Stars' Week 3: Storytelling and Dance Picks
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
We're coming up on the third week of Dancing with the Stars' 12th season, and it is still very much anybody's competition to win (or lose, for that matter). With last week's elimination of season 12's obvious last-place celebrity, everyone will have to step up their game in order to keep going.

It's not just dancing this week too. We get stories too -- it's Storytelling Week! Yes, it's that week when the props department and montage producers go wild in an attempt to derive meaning from events in the celebrities' lives. Or, you know, just make up a story to dance. Those are fun too.

What stories will they tell? Well, Kendra told Zap2It.com that she would be dancing the story of her marriage to football player, Hank Basket. Unfortunately, this will most likely not include any sort of dance depicting life at Playboy Mansion. Which would be all kinds of cheesy, insane awesome on the dance floor. Chelsea, meanwhile, told People.com that her story would somehow involve a gold-rhinestone bikini. Unless there was a very weird episode of that Jonas Brothers show I don't know about, it's a safe bet that Chelsea's will be a fictional tale.

We will get more than the usual variety of dances this week as the celebrities tell their tales. Each pair needs to dance one of the styles not yet performed, which, considering it's only the third week of competition, leaves the choices pretty open. Per the various Twitter feeds and blogs, the week 3 dances will be:

  • Ralph and Karina: Rumba
  • Hines and Kym: Samba
  • Kirstie and Maks: Rumba
  • Chris and Cheryl: Rumba
  • Romeo and Chelsie: Rumba
  • Chelsea and Mark: Cha-Cha-Cha
  • Kendra and Louis: Rumba
  • Petra and Dmitry: Waltz
  • Sugar Ray and Anna: Paso Doble
  • Wendy and Tony: Foxtrot

Yes, that's a lot of rumbas.

Who do you think will pull in front tonight? Do we have a frontrunner yet? Is there an obvious case for elimination? And what stories to you want to see? Let us know below!

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