DWTS 30 Janet Jackson Week Spoilers: Dance Styles and Song Choices

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This season’s eight remaining couples return to the ballroom for Janet Jackson Night.

There will also be a double elimination as the couples battle it out to make it into next week’s semifinals.

This week, the show will feature an opening number to “Nasty” by Janet Jackson, complete with a Tyra walkout. There will also be a special DWTS tour performance to “What Have You Done for Me Lately.” Dominique Kelley is choreographing the tour number, and the opening is choreographed by pros Britt Stewart and Brandon Armstrong.

For their first-round dances, celebrity and pro duos will perform time-honored dances including the Cha Cha, Samba, Salsa, Rumba and more, in addition to Dance-Offs. For each Dance-Off, two couples will compete in a head-to-head competition where an assigned judge for each Dance-Off will each award one pair an extra two bonus points, given to who they feel performs the best within each Dance-Off. 

The couples’ dance styles and Janet Jackson song choices:

  • Jimmie Allen and pro Emma Slater dancing the Cha Cha to “Escapade”
  • JoJo Siwa and pro Jenna Johnson dancing the Salsa to “Feedback”
  • Iman Shumpert and pro Daniella Karagach dancing the Cha Cha to “Rhythm Nation”
  • Olivia Jade and pro Val Chmerkovskiy dancing the Argentine Tango to “Any Time, Any Place”
  • Suni Lee and pro Sasha Farber dancing the Samba to “All For You”
  • Melora Hardin and pro Artem Chigvintsev dancing the Paso Doble to “If”
  • Amanda Kloots and pro Alan Bersten dancing Jazz to “Miss You Much”
  • Cody Rigsby and pro Cheryl Burke dancing the Paso Doble to “Black Cat”

Dance-Off pairings with Dance Style and Janet Jackson song choice:

Salsa – “Made For Now (Latin Version)” (Judged by Bruno Tonioli)

  • Jimmie Allen and Emma Slater
  • Suni Lee and Sasha Farber

Rumba – “That’s The Way Love Goes” (Judged by Carrie Ann Inaba)

  • JoJo Siwa and Jenna Johnson
  • Olivia Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy

Foxtrot – “Again” (Judged by Derek Hough)

  • Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach
  • Melora Hardin and Artem Chigvintsev

Cha Cha – “Together Again” (Judged by Len Goodman)

  • Amanda Kloots and Alan Bersten
  • Cody Rigsby and Cheryl Burke

Tyra Banks hosts Dancing with the Stars, while Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough sit on the judges panel.


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