This week on Dancing with the Stars, “Grease is the word” as the 11 celebrity and pro-dancer couples take on performances inspired by Grease live on Monday Oct. 18 at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC.
In addition to an opening number set to the song “Grease” and choreographed by award-winning Kathryn Burns, special appearances include Frankie Avalon singing “Beauty School Dropout” live in the ballroom as well as a surprise appearance by an original Pink Lady herself, Didi Conn, who played Frenchie in the film.
Celebrity and pro duos will perform time-honored dances including the Foxtrot, Jive, Viennese Waltz, Charleston, Rumba and Quickstep.
Fans of the show will be able to vote during the live broadcast of the show in the ET/CT time zones via abc.com and SMS/text. (Note: To be clear, fans in all U.S. time zones may vote, provided they vote within the live show window.) With each subsequent episode, the live viewer votes will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine which couples may be in jeopardy of elimination.
Dance styles and songs from Grease:
- Olivia Jade and pro Val Chmerkovskiy dance the Foxtrot to “Summer Nights”
- Melora Hardin and pro Artem Chigvintsev dance the Viennese Waltz to “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee”
- Iman Shumpert and pro Daniella Karagach dance the Viennese Waltz to “Hopelessly Devoted To You”
- The Miz and pro Witney Carson dance the Jive to “Greased Lightnin’”
- Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten dance the Viennese Waltz to “Beauty School Dropout”
- Suni Lee and pro Sasha Farber dance the Charleston to “Born to Hand Jive”
- Jimmie Allen and pro Emma Slater dance the Foxtrot to “Sandy”
- Kenya Moore and pro Brandon Armstrong dance the Rumba to “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”
- JoJo Siwa and pro Jenna Johnson dance the Foxtrot to “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise)”
- Melanie C and pro Gleb Savchenko dance the Quickstep to “You’re The One That I Want”
- Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke dance Quickstep to “We Go Together”
Dancing with the Stars is hosted by Tyra Banks. Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough sit on the judges panel.