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Season 23 - Week 9

Post by SLA44 on Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:34 pm

Here is ABC's Press Release for week 9:

Six Remaining Celebrities Will Dance to Music From Some of the Hottest Broadway Musicals, on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Monday, November 7

Idina Menzel to Guest Judge and Perform
Special Performances From Mark Ballas and His “Jersey Boys” Co-Stars, and Leona Lewis
At the End of the Night, One Couple Will Be Sent Home

“Episode 2309” – The six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances – one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals, and a second where they are paired up for a “Team-Up Challenge” – as “Showstoppers” night comes to “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Idina Menzel will perform her new single, “Queen of Swords,” and join Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough as a guest judge.

For the first dance, the couples will each dance a style they have not yet danced to a song from a hit Broadway musical. The teams traveled the country to see famous shows in person to get inspiration for their dances in the ballroom on Monday night.  Couples will re-create dances from “Chicago,” Broadway’s longest-running American musical, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month and playing at the Ambassador Theatre in New York; the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical “Jersey Boys”; multi-Tony Award-winning “Cats,” one of the most recognizable and longest running shows, recently revived on Broadway; “Sweet Charity”; “The Wiz” and the Tony-nominated “Waitress.” Each couple will perform either a samba, Argentine tango, waltz, Charleston, paso doblé, contemporary or jazz.

 Following their first dance, each couple will be paired up with another couple to perform in the “Team-Up Challenge.” Each team will dance together to one song, and for a portion of the dance, the two celebrities will dance together without the assistance of their professional partners. Each team will perform either a paso doblé, contemporary or jazz routine. The judges will score the “Team-Up Challenge” dances. The points from the “Showstoppers” routine and the “Team-Up Challenge” will be added together for the final judges’ scores. 

At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the five remaining couples will advance to the semi-finals.

The couples will dance to the following “Showstoppers” songs (in alphabetical order):

Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – Samba – “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” from “Jersey Boys,” featuring a guest performance by Mark Ballas and his “Jersey Boys” co-stars, Michael Lomenda, Kristofer McNeeley and Adam Zelasko

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Argentine Tango – “Cell Block Tango” from “Chicago”

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Jazz – “A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz”

Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – Waltz – “Memory” from “Cats,” featuring a guest performance by Leona Lewis

Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – Charleston – “If My Friends Could See Me Now” from “Sweet Charity”

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Waltz – “She Used to Be Mine” from “Waitress”

The Team-Up Challenges are as follows and will dance to the following songs:

Team-Up #1: James & Sharna/Calvin & Lindsay – Paso Doblé – “No Good” by Kaleo

Team-Up #2: Jana & Gleb/Laurie & Val – Contemporary – “Bird Set Free” by Sia

Team-Up #3: Marilu & Derek/Terra and Sasha – Jazz – “Big Noise from Winnetka” by Bette Midler

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and ”Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough. 

For week nine, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] on Facebook at is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST and closing at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline. 

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO) and the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX).

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Re: Season 23 - Week 9

Post by LadyMustang65 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:37 pm

Not sure what I think of this.  Love Idina Menzel, so that's good.  Have no idea how she'll do as a guest judge, but I do love her voice.  I'm interested in hearing Mark Ballas sing.  I love December 1963, but I have trouble picturing that as a samba.  I don't know any of the songs they're using for the team challenge.

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Re: Season 23 - Week 9

Post by singlyme on Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:49 am

Hmm.  I can't remember the dance order.  Oh, well.

For me:  I can't put a separation between Jana and Calvin.  Calvin is not impressing me.  He's good - just not amazingly good.  I've been trying to figure out why Jana doesn't "grab" me.  Last night, I noticed her costuming.   Drab.  Part of what makes the waltz so beautiful is the gown that sways and swirls.  Hers did not.  The dress was childish.  JMHO.  I like her and I like her dancing.  But there's no pizzazz.

Marilu's best performance.  Glad she succeeded with this one.

Terra puts everything into a dance and I smiled at how many times Sasha kissed her cheek after they danced. 

What a shame James made that little flub in the Wiz dance.  Otherwise, he was great!

Laurie would have gotten a 12 score from me.  That AT was phenomenal.

Team dances:  The boys' Paso was okay.  Marilu and Terra's number was a mess.  Laurie and Jana made quite a pair.  Beautiful sync and movement.

This is an exceptional season.

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