"Dancing With the Stars" Cast - Remaining Contestants 11/7/2016
There are six contestants remaining on Dancing With the Stars
for season 23 and tonight is filled with celebrity appearances. For those who are missing pro dancer Mark Ballas, tonight he will give a special performance with the cast of the Broadway show "Jersey Boys." In addition, both Leona Lewis and Idina Menzel will entertain the crowd as well. In fact, Menzel will step in as a guest judge in Len Goodman's place. According to ABC
, the official show synopsis of tonight's live episode reads: For the first dance, the couples will each dance a style they have not yet danced to a song from a hit Broadway musical. The teams traveled the country to see famous shows in person to get inspiration for their dances in the ballroom on Monday night ... Following their first dance, each couple will be paired up with another couple to perform in the “Team-Up Challenge.” Each team will dance together to one song, and for a portion of the dance, the two celebrities will dance together without the assistance of their professional partners. Each team will perform either a paso doblé, contemporary or jazz routine. The judges will score the “Team-Up Challenge” dances. The points from the “Showstoppers” routine and the “Team-Up Challenge” will be added together for the final judges’ scores. At the end of the night, one couple will be eliminated, and the five remaining couples will advance to the semi-finals.
So, it looks like another couple will have to say goodbye tonight. This past week, pro dancer Gleb Savchenko was injured and Jana Kramer had to practice with another pro. Hopefully, he is well enough to dance tonight. For the rundown on tonight's performances, click through our remaining cast gallery. (ABC/Eric McCandless)