Dancing with the Stars is two weeks away from the finale. With only six couples remaining, they will all perform two full routines before two couples get eliminated on Tuesday’s results shows. Not only will they each do an individual dance chosen by America, but this week also marks the return of the Trio Challenge, where the couples join forces with another pro.
Here’s a look at the styles, songs and trio partners for week 8 of Dancing with the Stars season 20.
America’s Choice Dances
-Nastia Liukin and Sasha Farber: “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy
-Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy: “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps” by Doris Day
-Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “What Now” by Rihanna
-Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “Geronimo” by Sheppard
-Chris Soules and Witney Carson: “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith
-Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “Champagne Kisses” by Jessie Ware
Nastia and Sasha: Jive with Derek Hough – “Diane Young” by Vampire Weekend
Rumer and Val: Paso Doble with Artem Chigvintsev – “Scott and Frans Paso Doble” from Strictly Ballroom
Riker and Allison: Jazz with Brittany Cherry – “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” by Fergie
Noah and Sharna: Salsa with Emma Slater – “Mr. Put It Down” by Ricky Martin featuring Pitbull
Chris and Witney: Paso Doble with Lindsay Arnold
Robert and Kym: Samba with Jenna Johnson – “Cinema Italiano” from Nine
I’m extremely stoked to see three Paso Dobles, especially the ones from Nastia and Rumer. It’s a bit weird to have Derek as the Trio partner for Nastia, but that should be great too since we basically got a sneak preview of it this past week with all three of them together in the Modern Charleston.
I’m also excited for Riker’s Jazz Trio, though I may be setting the bar incredibly high by remembering that Jazz Trio Corbin Bleu did in season 17, which Carrie Ann Inaba called the best routine she’d seen in all 17 seasons. And it’s nice that his other routine is a Viennese Waltz, which should give him the chance to show a lot of range.
This is the sixth time DWTS has done the Trio Challenge. Val and Derek are the only pros to compete in all six Trio Challenges, while this will be the first time Mark Ballas, Henry Byalikov and Peta Murgatroyd don’t participate. It’s the first Trio Challenge for Allison, Jenna and Brittany.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC, with results shows on Tuesdays at 8pm.
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