Dancing with the Stars: Athletes Spoilers: Week 2 Dance Styles and Songs

DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES - "Episode 2601" - Sports fans rejoice as one of the most competitive seasons of "Dancing with the Stars" ever fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 determined athletes who will take to the ballroom floor for their first dance, on the season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes," MONDAY, APRIL 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal) CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, BRUNO TONIOLI

Next week’s Dancing with the Stars: Athletes will feature individual and team routines. Check out the dance styles and song choices below. Plus, former DWTS winner Rashad Jennings is set to guest judge. Join us as we live blog all the performances and results on Monday.

The eight remaining athletes have amped up their training sessions as they prepare to head into week two with a double-header dance bill, on Dancing with the Stars: AthletesMONDAY, MAY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings returns to the ballroom as a guest judge, alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

In round one, each couple will perform an individual dance: quickstep, foxtrot, Viennese waltz, cha cha, paso doblé or salsa. Then, in round two of the evening, the athletes and their pros will be grouped into two teams – Team 1950s Tennis and Team 1970s Football.

The team dance scores will be combined with the athlete’s individual dance scores along with the previous week’s overnight votes for a final tally to determine the eliminations at the end of the night.

Each couple will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

  • Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson – Quickstep – “Make Way” by Aloe Blacc
  • Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko – Foxtrot – “What About Us” by P!nk
  • Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson – Viennese Waltz – “Next To Me” by Imagine Dragons
  • Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe – Cha Cha – “Make Me Feel” by Janelle Monáe
  • Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess – Paso Doblé – “The Plaza of Execution” by James Horner
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold –Salsa – “La Malanga” by Eddie Palmieri
  • Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten – Foxtrot – “It’s a Small World” by The O’Neill Brothers Group (”We Love Disney”)
  • Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber – Quickstep – “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson

For the team dances, the teams are divided up as follows (in alphabetical order):

  • Team 1950s Tennis – “… Baby One More Time” by The Baseballs
    Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson
    Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lindsay Arnold
    Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber
  • Team 1970s Football – “Instant Replay” by Dan Hartman
    Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson
    Arike Ogunbowale and Gleb Savchenko
    Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe 
    Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten

Hosted by two-time Emmy®-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, Dancing with the Stars: Athletes is the hit series in which athletes 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.

About mj santilli 33315 Articles
Founder and editor of mjsbigblog.com, home of the awesomest fan community on the net. I love cheesy singing shows of all kinds, whether reality or scripted. I adore American Idol, but also love The Voice, Glee, X Factor and more!