"DANCING WITH THE STARS" RETURNS WITH A TWO-NIGHT "HOMETOWN GLORY" EVENT
TWO NIGHTS, TWO DANCES AND TWO ELIMINATIONS
COUPLES WILL DANCE AN ORIGINAL DANCE EACH NIGHT
COMMEMORATING THE CELEBRITY AND DANCER'S HOMETOWNS
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with a two-night event. The couples are gearing up for one of the toughest weeks of the competition this season with two live shows and a double elimination. In "Hometown Glory" night, each couple will dance two new dance styles to songs that remind the celebrity and pro dancer of the places that shaped who they are today. LIVE on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), couples will dance to a song that commemorates the celebrity's hometown. At the end of the night, the couple with the lowest combined judges and viewer votes from last week will be eliminated. LIVE on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), the couples will dance another dance to a song that the pro dancer has chosen that reminds them of where they grew up. Another couple will be eliminated on Tuesday night based on the combined judges' and viewer votes from Monday night.
Below are the Judges' Scores From Last Week (from highest to lowest):
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough - 24 out of 30
Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess - 24 out of 30
Carlos PenaVega & Witney Carson - 23 out of 30
Tamar Braxton & Valentin Chmerkovskiy - 23 out of 30
Alek Skarlatos & Lindsay Arnold - 22 out of 30
Alexa PenaVega & Mark Ballas - 22 out of 30
Andy Grammer & Allison Holker - 21 out of 30
Hayes Grier & Emma Slater - 21 out of 30
Gary Busey & Anna Trebunskaya - 15 out of 30
Paula Deen & Louis Van Amstel - 15 out of 30
Victor Espinoza & Karina Smirnoff - 15 out of 30
Chaka Khan & Keo Motsepe - 13 out of 30
Kim Zolciak Biermann & Tony Dovolani - 12 out of 30
Hosted by Emmy(R) Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "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 dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy(R) Award-winning choreographer Julianne Hough.
For week two, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday and Tuesday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 15 hours, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 11:00 a.m., ET/8:00 a.m., PT the next day. From week three until the finale, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.
"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski 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. The production company is producer of Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Getting On (HBO), Top Gear (HISTORY) and the upcoming limited series, Crime (HBO).