Dancing with the Stars season 20 is about to get emotional. In week 4 the 10 remaining stars will share the most memorable years of their lives as inspiration for their routines. Not only does this give a strong emotional connection to the dance, but it allows the viewers to learn a little bit more about some of the stars, especially those who aren’t household names.
DWTS is also bringing out several new dance styles for week 4, including Waltz, Jazz and Contemporary. From Broadway songs to TV themes to more Adele, here are the songs and styles for the fourth week of Dancing with the Stars season 20.
-Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “American Soldier” by Toby Keith
-Willow Shields and Mark Ballas: “Atlas” by Coldplay
-Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: “Turning Tables” by Adele
-Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “The Last Waltz” by Engelbert Humperdinck
-Michael Sam and Peta Murgatroyd: “Not My Father’s Son” from Kinky Boots
-Chris Soules and Witney Carson: “The Book of Love” by Gavin James
-Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: “Dan Swit Me” by Patti LaBelle
-Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: “Variations on Dark Eyes” by Lara St. John
-Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon
-Suzanne Somers and Tony Dovolani: “Three’s Company Theme” by Dominik Hauser
It’s easy to tell what some of the routines will be about. Willow will do a Hunger Games homage since the song is from the film’s soundtrack, Chris will dedicate his performance to the love he found on The Bachelor, Michael will talk about coming out and Noah’s will be about his military service
I also find it interesting that Patti is dancing to herself again while Rumer is doing a second performance to an Adele song. Carrie Ann Inaba asked for more depth from Suzanne, but I’m not sure a tribute to the raunchy, slapstick comedy of Three’s Comedy is what she had in mind, unless they turn it into a heartfelt tribute to the late John Ritter.
Week 4 of DWTS season 20 also brings the first Jazz and Contemporary routines, which should benefit Patti, Noah and Willow. The freestyle nature of those styles requires less formal technique. I wouldn’t be surprised if Willow or Noah get their first 9s of the season.
See the stars talk about their Most Memorable Years on Dancing with the Stars, Monday at 8pm on ABC.
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