Big format change in voting to be revealed; first elimination for 2019 season
The 12 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete a second week with the first elimination of the 2019 season, live, Monday, Sept. 23 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC (TV-PG, L). Episodes can also be viewed the next day on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.
Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a style they have not yet danced to this season. Some of the songs featured in the season’s second episode will include Taylor Swift’s “Lover,” Demi Lovato’s “Confident,” Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon,” The Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris,” Aretha Franklin’s “Think” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.” The show will open with a comedic cold open featuring celebrity contestant Ray Lewis giving one of his infamous locker room pep talks to his fellow celebrities in advance of the first elimination.
For the show’s second broadcast, scores from the judges from week one will carry over and be combined with judges’ scores from week two, which also marks the first weekly live-viewing audience vote of the season (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text). The live votes will occur each week only during the live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones (but fans in all U.S. time zones may vote within that window).
Moving forward with each subsequent Monday night, the live vote combined with the judges’ scores will be tabulated in real time, with the bottom two revealed during the broadcast. And for the first time in “DWTS” history, a big format change in voting will change everything and will be revealed during the broadcast.
The couples are (with their dance choice) the following:
Hosted by two-time Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge Len Goodman, and dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.