For the first time this season on Dancing with the Stars, each of the six remaining stars will perform two full individual routines this week. The first dances will be America’s Choice, in which Twitter fans chose the styles and songs. In the second dance, the couples will team up with an eliminated pro or a member of the troupe for a trio dance.
Here’s a look at the two dance styles each couple will take on and their trio dance partners.
America’s Choice Dances
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson: Foxtrot
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy: Quickstep
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough: Viennese Waltz
Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd: Viennese Waltz
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas: Jive
Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev: Samba
Alfonso and Witney: Paso Doble with Lindsay Arnold
Janel and Val: Salsa with Keo Motsepe
Bethany and Derek: Argentine Tango with Tony Dovolani
Tommy and Peta: Samba with Sharna Burgess
Sadie and Mark: Foxtrot with Emma Slater
Lea and Artem: Paso Doble with Henry Byalikov
It’s interesting that Sadie and Mark are the only couple where the third partner for the trio dance isn’t the same gender as the original pro. Typically it makes sense in a trio dance for the star to dance with two pros of the same gender so that the star can stand out more. But with this trio, Sadie risks being compared to Emma, which might not be so wise.
So You Think You Can Dance fans should be excited about Alfonso’s trio dance since Witney and Lindsay are reuniting. They were both contestants on season 9 of SYTYCD. And Lea is getting double the Russians with Artem and Henry.
The oddest trio, from my perspective, is Bethany and Derek with Tony. Derek and Tony are two of the more popular pros on the show, but they don’t seem to be that similar, so I’ll be curious to see how Tony does in that routine.
Based on these styles, obviously Tommy and Lea will probably continue to be at the bottom. I’m also a bit concerned for Bethany and Derek since getting a Waltz and a Tango is kind of dull.
Check out all 12 of these new routines Monday, November 10 at 8pm on ABC on Dancing with the Stars.
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