It’s the Semifinals for Dancing with the Stars season 25 and the heat is on. All of the couples want a spot in the finale and this week’s dances will help to determine the winner. The five remaining couples will all perform two routines. In the first round, the pros chose songs for their partners. In the second round, the couples will reinterpret iconic routines from past seasons.

For the first round, we’ll see Tangos, Waltzes a Sasla and a Contemporary routine for Lindsey Stirling set to a song by Mark Ballas and his wife, BC Jean.

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The Iconic Dances certainly have some interesting pairings. Drew and Emma will try to match Corbin Bleu’s extraordinary Trio Dance from season 17. Frankie will be following in the footsteps of season 4 winner Apolo Anton Ohno with a Paso Doble.

Jordan and Lindsay are the only couple taking on an iconic routine from another pro still in the competition, Paige and Mark’s Jive from season 22 (which I named the best dance of that entire season). That’s a bold move, as Jordan will have to match Mark’s fast footwork. Lindsey Stirling also has her hands full, recreating Meryl Davis’ whip-fast Tango.

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And Victoria and Val will benefit from getting inspiration from the show’s best pro, Derek Hough, with his Charleston with Amber Riley.

Here are all of the routines for the Semifinals of Dancing with the Stars season 25.


-Drew Scott and Emma Slater: “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers (Tango)

-Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: “Shake” by Yin Yang Twins and Pitbull (Salsa)

-Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: “Brother” by NEEDTOBREATHE featuring Gavin DeGraw (Argentine Tsango)

-Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: “Head High” by Alexander Jean (Contemporary)

-Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: “To Build a Home” by Cinematic Orchestra featuring Patrick Watson (Waltz)


-Drew Scott and Emma Slater: “Yeah!”by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (Jazz from season 17’s Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff)

-Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson: “Carnival De Paris” by Dario G (Paso Doble from season 4’s Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough)

-Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold: “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner (Jive from season 22’s Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas)

-Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas: “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris (Tango from season 18’s Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy)

-Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy: “Bang Bang” by (Charleston from season 17’s Amber Riley and Derek Hough)

Which Iconic Dance are you most excited to see get recreated?

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