There are only seven couples left on Dancing with the Stars, and this week the individual dances will be more important than ever. The couple with the highest individual score will receive immunity from elimination while the remaining six will then compete in dance-offs for extra points.
The individual dances will all feature the pairs taking on classic Dynamic Duos, from fiction, literature and real-life. There will also be Contemporary and Jazz routines, which should give those couples (Janel, Sadie and Lea) a leg-up in the scores.
Here are the iconic Dynamic Duos each pair will take on in their individual dances:
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson as Batman and Robin
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy as Romeo and Juliet
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev as Bonnie and Clyde
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater as Tarzan and Jane
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas as Adam and Eve
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd as Johnny and June Cash
Based on these, I’d say Alfonso and Lea should have a lot of fun while Janel and Val will undoubtedly do something very romantic. I’m not entirely sure Bethany Mota even knows who Lucille Ball is, so that should be interesting. And I could not be less interested than the giant pile of elephant dung that Michael Waltrip’s Tarzan will unload on the ballroom.
Most interesting are Sadie and Mark as Adam and Eve. It’s no surprise that she gets the Biblical characters, but what will their costumes be? I can’t imagine her Duck Dynasty family will support nothing but fig leaves.
It’s also unclear how the immunity will work. Will the top couple have immunity for this week, or for next week, since it means they are unable to earn extra points from the dance-off? And what happens if, theoretically, the couple that wins immunity is the one that was supposed to be eliminated based on last week’s scores and votes?
We’ll find out when Dancing with the Stars airs Monday at 8pm on ABC.
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