'Dancing with the Stars' Week 4 Preview: Who Will Be Having Their Best Year?
'Dancing with the Stars' Week 4 Preview: Who Will Be Having Their Best Year?
Scott Taylor
Scott Taylor
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
The first two stars have been eliminated on season 16 and the competition is heating up on Dancing with the Stars. There are four or five dancers who are the clear-cut favorites, while there are still some terrible celebrity dancers left in the competition.

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With Dorothy Hamill and Wynonna Judd out of the competition, it looks like D.L. Hughley may be the next star eliminated. Unless he can improve a lot on Monday night's show, D.L. has a big target on his back after criticizing the judges last week.

Best Year of Their Lives

Tonight, the dancers will be performing to a "Best Year" theme. This could be an interesting week for the 16-year-old Zendaya, who has fewer years than every other competitor. Older stars like Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Dick and D.L. Hughley will have more choices. This is good for them, since they all have struggled at times this season and need to have strong showings. What will be each stars' "best year of their life"?

Week 4 Dances

Olympian Alexandra Raisman picked 2012 as her year, while she and Mark Ballas will be performing a contemporary dance. Raisman and Ballas have been one of the top dancers so far on Dancing with the Stars and Monday night's performance show should prove to be no different.

Jacoby Jones and D.L. Hughley will perform the Foxtrot. Andy Dick, Sean Lowe and Ingo Rademacher are doing the Viennese Waltz. Lisa Vanderpump is doing the Cha Cha Cha. Victor Ortiz has the Paso Doble this week. Zendaya has the Samba. And season 16 front-runner Kellie Pickler will be doing the Rumba.

Stars in Trouble

Going into tonight's performance show, there are a few stars that clearly are on the bubble. Andy Dick was in the bottom two last week, so he is definitely in danger. However, he has been putting on entertaining performances, and Cheryl Burke was very complimentary of him. Meanwhile, comedian D.L. Hughley may be in even more danger. He was shown whining on video last week, and I think it will end up costing him votes. Unless he improves a lot on the dance floor, he is in serious jeopardy.

Other dancers who will need to put on strong showings are Lisa Vanderpump and Victor Ortiz, who were both in danger of being eliminated first before Dorothy Hamill bowed out. Vanderpump is going to be performing on limited rehearsal time this week, and she is not naturally good enough to be doing that. D.L. and Lisa are two stars to watch for as they will need to shine.

Tune in Monday night at 8pm on ABC to watch the celebrities dance to the "Best Year" theme during week four's performance show.

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