Dancing with the Stars will celebrate Spring Break in the sixth week of season 20, but the fun really gets going with the team dances. The eight remaining couples will split in half for two group routines, and we already know the teams and songs they’ll perform to.
As is customary, the highest scores from the previous week get to lead the teams, those being Rumer Willis and Nastia Liukin (Nastia tied Riker Lynch, but the tie-breaker is total score for the season, which gives it to Nastia). Or, if you’re a fan of the pros, the team dances are now an epic war between Val Chmerkovskiy and Derek Hough.
Rumer and Val will be dancing with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker, Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev and Chris Soules and Witney Carson. That’s an interesting combo as it contains my two favorites (Rumer and Riker) and my two least favorites (Patti and Chris). However, I appreciate the gender equality in the teams this season. With Rumer, Riker and Patti, this routine could definitely be more about performance since they are some of the strongest actors this year. Team Rumer will be dancing to “Trouble” by Iggy Azalea featuring Jennifer Hudson.
Nastia and Derek will be working with Willow Shields and Mark Ballas, Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess and Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson. Overall, this is a much more talented team than Rumer’s, and it’s a proven fact that Derek ALWAYS wins the team dances. It should also help that Derek and his BFF Mark are working together. They will be dancing to the surf song classic “Wipeout.”
However, there are some obvious problems for this team. To start with, how are they going to deal with Derek being in New York City? Will he be able to rehearse with the rest of the group at all? And on top of that they must adapt to Noah’s physical limitations. Will they be able to pull together a cohesive routine that allows Derek to continue his team dance domination? Or, like the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 30, will the streak be over?
Find out which team wins on Dancing with the Stars Monday at 8pm on ABC.
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