Dancing With the Stars enters its eighth week for season 25 and six contestants are left in the competition. This means that casting your votes is extremely important to keep your favorite contenders in the game. Tonight’s live episode airs at 8 p.m. ET, with a time-delayed broadcast at 8 p.m. PT on the ABC network, as usual. For tonight’s show, the pairs will incorporate trio performances and, each of the couples will perform either a waltz, Viennese waltz, quickstep, samba, Charleston or Argentine tango for the first dance. The trio dances will then consist of a cha cha, jive, salsa, jazz or rumba. Tonight’s trio dances will actually be made up of each individual couple, along with one past winner or finalist from the show in the past.
According to the official ABC synopsis reads, this is the rundown of past winners and finalists appearing for the trio dances, “Rashad Jennings (season 24 champion) will be joining Drew and Emma, Laurie Hernandez (season 23 champion) is teamed with Victoria and Val, Kristi Yamaguchi (season six champion) joins Lindsey and Mark, Alfonso Ribeiro (season 19 champion) teams up with Frankie and Witney, Corbin Bleu (season 17 runner up) partners with Jordan and Lindsay, and Kelly Monaco (season one champion) joins Terrell and Cheryl on the dance floor.” The Drew and Emma trio will dance the cha cha to “Get Up Offa That Thing” by James Brown. Victoria and Val will perform the jive to “Magic” by B.o.B (feat. Rivers Cuomo). Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson’s trio will also be a jive and they are dancing to “Good Place” by Leo Sou. Doing a salsa routine to “Que Viva La Vida” by Wisin is Jordan Fisher and Lindsey Arnold. As for Lindsey Stirling and pro partner Mark Ballas, along with their trio partner, they will be doing a jazz performance to “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” by Seth MacFarlane. Terrell Owens is performing a rumba to “Slow Hands” by Niall Horan with Cheryl Burke for their trio dance.
As for the first round of performances, this is the rundown of what to expect: Drew Scott and Emma Slater – Waltz – “Both Sides Now (Torch Songs)” by Years & Years, Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson – Viennese Waltz – “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran, Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold – Quickstep – “Chuck Berry” by Pharrell Williams, Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas – Samba – “Morning Drums” by Gregor Salto, Terrell Owens and Cheryl Burke – Charleston – “Bad Boy Good Man” by Tape Five (feat. Henrik Wager), and Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy – Argentine Tango – “Down” by Marian Hill. For week eight of the show, viewers can cast their votes for contestants and/or couples via phone during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the Dancing with the Stars broadcast in each time zone. Online voting is available at ABC.com via http://dwtsvote.abc.go.com/ and on Facebook at http://bit.ly/2o1VO7b. The online voting is open for 24 hours, starting from the very beginning of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday nights. For those who want to cast their votes over the phone, these are the phone numbers, in alphabetical order, for the remaining contestants: Drew Scott – 1-800-868-3404; Frankie Muniz – 1-800-868-3405; Jordan Fisher – 1-800-868-3406; Lindsey Stirling – 1-800-868-3407; Terrell Owens – 1-800-868-3411 and Victoria Arlen – 1-800-868-3413.
Last week on the show, there was a surprise double elimination. Vanessay Lachey with Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev were the bottom two couples when it came to at-home voters combined with their scores. And, as they waited to hear which one of them would be sent home, they were surprised to hear it was the end for both of them. When it comes to the number of times viewers can cast their votes, the number of votes you can submit per each voting method is equal to the number of couples still in the competition. Currently, there are 6 contestants still in the mix. So, with six couples remaining, there is a limit of six votes per voting method, as per the rules. You must be 18 years old to vote and, if you wish to vote via Facebook, you must be located in the United States or Canada and have a Facebook account. Don’t forget to cast your votes for your favorite celebrity competitors and their pros or they may be going home next week. As for tonight’s upcoming elimination, the votes are already in and have been factored into the results, which will air live.