The “Dancing with the Stars” judges anointed violinist Lindsey Stirling and Broadway star Jordan Fisher as the early frontrunners for the season 25 Mirror Ball Trophy, giving them the highest scores during the season premiere episode. But that all could change next week in the two-night event on Monday, September 25, and Tuesday, September 26. There will be an elimination each night, but the celebs will also need to learn a brand new routine for each night: one for “Ballroom Night” on Monday and one for “Latin Night” on Tuesday. Scroll down for the complete list of Latin routines that the celebs will be performing.
Stirling, Fisher, and their 11 celebrity opponents had a couple of weeks to prepare for their first dances in the premiere episode, but now the pressure is on because the two-night event means they will all need to learn twice as much choreography in just seven days. Since the contestants will have to perform multiple dances later in the season if they make it that far, this week’s grueling schedule could give us much greater insight into who has the grit, determination, and ability to go all the way to the finals.
ABC has revealed the planned dances for Tuesday’s “Latin Night” for all 13 celebrities. Of course, after one contestant is eliminated on Monday night only 12 of these routines will be performed.
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Barbara Corcoran and Keo Motsepe – Cha Cha – “Bongolia” by Incredible Bongo Band
Debbie Gibson and Alan Bersten – Argentine Tango – “Havana” (feat. Young Thug) by Camila Cabello
Derek Fisher and Sharna Burgess – Paso Doblé – “Diablo Rojo” by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Drew Scott and Emma Slater – Rumba – “Lights Down Low” (feat. gnash) by Max
Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson – Cha Cha – “Perm” by Bruno Mars
Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – Samba – “Mi Gente” by J. Balvin & Willy William
Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas – Salsa – “Mani Picao” by Ricky Campanelli
Nick Lachey and Peta Murgatroyd – Argentine Tango – “She’s a Lady” by Lion Babe
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev – Samba – “Despacito” (feat. Daddy Yankee) by Luis Fonsi
Sasha Pieterse and Gleb Savchenko – Samba – “Most Girls” by Hailee Steinfeld
Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke – Samba – “Hot in Herre” by Nelly
Vanessa Lachey and Maks Chmerkovskiy – Salsa – “Instruction” (feat. Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don) by Jax Jones
Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy – Rumba – “Easy” by Sky Ferreira
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