There are eight contestants remaining in season 23 of “Dancing with the Stars,” and on Monday night, October 24, they will perform routines inspired by different eras of the 20th century. On “Eras Night” the dancers will also collaborate for two team dances. The scores from those two routines will be combined to determine this week’s standings. So what dances will the contestants hope to impress judges with? See the list below in order of their eras.
Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – Charleston – “Never Forget You” by Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox featuring Addie Hamilton (1920s)
Terra Jole & Sasha Farber – Foxtrot – “Cheek to Cheek” by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong (1930s)
James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Jitterbug – “In the Mood” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra (1940s)
Calvin Johnson & Lindsay Arnold – Jive – “Good Golly Miss Molly” by Little Richard (1950s)
Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “One Fine Day” by The Chiffons (1960s)
Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Samba – “Get Down Tonight” by KC and the Sunshine Band (1970s)
Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Tango – “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi (1980s)
Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – Rumba – “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith (1990s)
After dancing through the decades the eight celebs will split into groups of four for their team dances. Do you think the following dancer combos will be even better than the sum of their parts?
James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess
Calvin Johnson & Lindsay Arnold
Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke
Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev
Marilu Henner & Derek Hough
Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy
Terra Jole & Sasha Farber
Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko
“Eras Night” also marks the return of head judge Len Goodman, who took several weeks off to appear on “DWTS” sister show “Strictly Come Dancing” in the UK. Goodman left after “Face-Off Night” in week three, and since then the level of competition has skyrocketed. Laurie Hernandez and Jana Kramer received perfect scores in recent weeks, so perhaps we’ll finally see some perfect 10s out of Goodman now that Hernandez, Kramer and several other contestants have so greatly stepped up their game.
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