DWTS 21 Spoilers Week 5: Songs and Dance Styles

It’s “Switch Up” week on Dancing with the Stars! Fans paired the remaining 9 celebrities via social media for one week only. What styles will our new couples dance and to what songs? Read on to find out! Plus, fan favorite Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be in the house to guest judge!

Nine Remaining Celebrities Compete During “The Switch Up” on Dancing with the Stars Monday October 12

Maksim Chmerkovskiy to Guest Judge

Fan engagement through social media has helped to switch up the nine remaining couples. Celebrities and professional dancers switch partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on Dancing with the Stars. Season 18 Mirrorball-winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy will guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. The pressure is on for the pro dancers to choreograph new dances with new partners. Each couple will dance to a different style of dance, including the Jive, Cha Cha and Tango. Celebrities will perform one routine with their “switch up” partner and return to their original dance partners the following week.

The “Switch Up” pairings and styles of dance are (Song selections from PureDWTS, PureDerekHough):

  • Alek Skarlatos & Emma Slater dancing the Rumba (“Let it Go” by James Bay)
  • Alexa PenaVega & Derek Hough dancing the Tango (“Pompeii” by Bastille)
  • Andy Grammer & Sharna Burgess dancing the Argentine Tango (“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weekend)
  • Bindi Irwin & Valentin Chmerkovskiy dancing the Cha Cha (“Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne)
  • Carlos PenaVega & Lindsay Arnold dancing the Quickstep (“Bossa Nova Baby” by Elvis)
  • Hayes Grier & Allison Holker dancing the Viennese Waltz ( “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” by Meghan Trainor)
  • Nick Carter & Witney Carson dancing the Paso Doble ( “Don’t Look Down” by Martin Garrix)
  • Paula Deen & Mark Ballas dancing the Jive (“Shake” by Otis Redding)
  • Tamar Braxton & Louis van Amstel dancing the Samba

Hosted by Emmy® 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®-nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.

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