Dancing with the Stars is borrowing a page from The Voice and Rising Star by adding a live-voting component for the viewers. On Monday, the viewers will be the fourth judge alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli, with our scores being added to the official total.
Voting will be open during the live show on Monday at ABC.com. For each routine, viewers will be allowed to vote for what score it should get for 2 minutes and 15 seconds once the routine begins. The cumulative average score from fans will be the official fourth score for the leaderboard.
Week 4 will feature the 10 remaining couples each performing a routine inspired by the most memorable year in the stars’ lives. The show will also include a performance by Colbie Caillait.
In addition, fans can still tweet their picks for the Switch-Up, in which the stars will all trade professional partners for week 5. Make your picks by using the #DWTS followed by the first names of the star and pro you want to see together. For example, #DWTSLeaDerek.
This week’s elimination will be based entirely on last week’s votes and scores, which saw Michael, Antonio and Betsey at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Here’s a look at what styles the 10 couples will perform on Monday’s episode.
Samba: Jonathan and Allison, Sadie and Mark, Antonio and Cheryl
Jive: Tommy and Peta, Betsey and Tony
Rumba: Janel and Val, Bethany and Derek
Quickstep: Michael and Emma
Jazz: Alfonso and Witney
Contemporary: Lea and Artem
The Jazz and Contemporary routines should definitely give Alfonso and Lea a huge advantage this week, while Tommy, Betsey and Michael are probably going to have serious trouble with those up-tempo, fast routines.
Interesting, Janel and Bethany (as well as Val and Derek) have had the exact same style every week this season. Thus far, Bethany won week 1, Janel won week 2 and they both got perfect scores in week 3.
Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC.
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