Dancing with the Stars 32 Spoilers: Whitney Houston Night Dance Styles, Song Choices – Everything to Know
The seven remaining couples on Dancing with the Stars season 32 will dance to hit songs from one of the bestselling music artists of all time, Whitney Houston. The epic episode will broadcast TUESDAY, NOV. 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST/PST, 7:00-9:01 p.m. CST), in addition to simulcasting LIVE across both ABC and Disney+ in local time zones and next day on Hulu.
The show will kick off with an opening number choreographed by Ray Leeper and set to Whitney’s massive hit, “How Will I Know.” Actor, singer and Whitney Houston superfan, Billy Porter joins this week as special guest judge.
“The estate of Whitney E. Houston and her family are honored that Dancing with the Stars is dedicating an episode of her signature songs for the show,” said Pat Houston, executor of the estate of Whitney E. Houston. “Whitney was a fan of Dancing with the Stars, and she would be proud of this recognition.”
Additionally, “Whitney Houston Night” marks the return of the “Dance-Off”; two at a time, couples will face off against one another on the ballroom floor as they dance head-to-head in the same style at the same time. The judges will select the winners of each of the three “Dance-Offs,” and the winning couple from each “Dance-Off” will receive three bonus points added to their judges’ totals for the night.
As Ariana Madix and Pasha Pashkov were at the top of the leaderboard after the first round of dancing last week, they have received immunity from the “Dance-Off” round and will not have to participate, automatically receiving three bonus points as part of their immunity. However, they are still eligible for elimination, along with the rest of the couples.
Dancing with the Stars Whitney Night Dance Styles and Song Choices
- Alyson Hannigan and pro Sasha Farber will perform a Contemporary to “Greatest Love of All.”
- Xochitl Gomez and pro Val Chmerkovskiy will perform a Tango to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me).”
- Ariana Madix and pro Pasha Pashkov will perform a Paso Doble to “Queen of the Night.”
- Charity Lawson and pro Artem Chigvintsev will perform a Viennese Waltz to “I Will Always Love You.”
- Jason Mraz and pro Daniella Karagach will perform a Samba to “Higher Love” by Kygo and Whitney Houston.
- Harry Jowsey and pro Rylee Arnold will perform a Viennese Waltz to “I Have Nothing.”
- Barry Williams and pro Peta Murgatroyd will perform a Rumba to “Didn’t We Almost Have It All.”
Dancing with the Stars Whitney Night Dance-Off Dance Styles and Song Choices
Xochitl + Val vs. Charity + Artem
Cha Cha – “So Emotional”
Jason + Daniella vs. Barry + Peta
Salsa – “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”
Harry + Rylee vs. Alyson + Sasha
Rumba – “One Moment In Time”
Fans will be able to vote during the live simulcast of the show in the EST/CST time zones. During this time, online voting will be available to fans in any time zone in the U.S., its territories and Canada via dwtsvote.abc.com, and fans with a participating U.S. wireless carrier can also vote via SMS/text (fans in Canada cannot vote via SMS/text). Live viewer votes will be combined with the judges’ scores each episode to determine which couples may be in jeopardy of elimination.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Julianne Hough co-host Dancing with the Stars. Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough sit on the judges panel.
BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions produces the show in front of a live audience.