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'DWTS': Couples dance a fusion routine and try to outlast one another as they compete in this season's dance marathon

by jmaloni
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 05:35 pm

"AT&T Spotlight Performance" choreographed by pro dancer Mark Ballas

Remaining couples face no elimination this Week

During next week's two-hour "Dancing with the Stars" performance show on Monday, Nov. 5 (8 to 10:01 p.m.), the seven remaining couples will perform a fusion dance that has was chosen by their competitors on last week's show. The show's opening number, choreographed by Henry Byalikov, will feature The Troupe and four pros from the season.

Later in the night, after the couples' individual rounds, they will all take the dance floor for a swing dance marathon with the chance to add up to 10 extra points to their scores for the night. The couple in first place will get 10 points, the couple in second place will get 9 points, the couple in third place will get 8 points, the couple in fourth place will get 7 points, the couple in fifth place will get 6 points, the couple in sixth place will get 5 points and the seventh place couple will get 4 points.

As announced during last week's show, the fusion dance that the seven remaining couples will perform are:

    • Apolo Ohno and partner Karina Smirnoff will dance the cha cha/paso doble
    • Emmitt Smith and partner Cheryl Burke will dance the rumba/samba
    • Gilles Marini and partner Peta Murgatroyd will dance the tango/samba
    • Kelly Monaco and partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy will dance the foxtrot/cha cha
    • Kirstie Alley and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will dance the quickstep/samba
    • Melissa Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani will dance the tango/cha cha
    • Shawn Johnson and partner Derek Hough will dance the tango/paso doble

Monday night's show also includes the season's second "AT&T Spotlight Performance," featuring some of the Utah's best young dancers. The 10 featured dancers are between the ages of 15-18 and represent the future of ballroom dancing. Pro dancer Mark Ballas, who teaches in Utah during every off season, is choreographing this piece to the hit song, "She Wolf," by David Guetta featuring Sia. Pro dancer Chelsie Hightower, who is from Utah, will also perform in the piece. The performance promises powerful choreography, a fusion of ballroom, hip-hop and contemporary dancing - and a look at what the future has in store.

Hosted by Emmy Award winner Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" season seven champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that will be judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Online voting at www.ABC.com is open from the start of each episode on the East Coast and closes at 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Additionally, fans can now vote on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/dancingwiththestars. A custom Facebook app sponsored by AT&T will let fans vote, share who they voted for and why, as well as see who friends voted for. They can also access the "After Party: Dancing with the Stars" live stream, the "DWTS" "Social Buzz" page, and the AT&T "Spotlight Performance" and "Casting Call" from the app.

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