Dancing With the Stars season 19 is set for week 5 on Monday night.
It will be switch up week, meaning that the dancers are teamed up with different contestants than usual.
The dance styles and songs have been confirmed for all the new teams, and they’re set to try to wow the judges.
No one will get eliminated tonight–but there will be an elimination in week 6, based off scores from this week and the previous week.
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Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy go last.
They dance Broadway to “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray.
“Last week was one of the highlights of my whole life,” Lea said in the video that recapped the rehearsals from the week prior. She and Artem got a perfect 40 out of 40.
“At first I missed Artem, but I’m having a lot of fun with Val,” Lea said.
“This was the first time I saw you hesitate,” Julianne told Lea. “But the concept was so fun, it was great, I mean I loved watching it.”
“Off the wall and insanely funny,” Bruno added. “It was a treat for me.”
“I actually loved it. It was way whackadoodle, but it worked,” Carrie Ann said.
They got 9s from Carrie Ann and Bruno and 8s from Julianne and Jessie for 34 out of 40.
Sadie Robertson and Derek Hough went next.
They danced Charleston to “Crazy Stupid Love” by Cheryl Cole feat. Tinie Tempah
“That was so great, every week you come out here and show this different side to who you are,” said Julianne.
“That was super clean, your lines were good,” said Jessie J.
“Oh Sadie, Sadie, shining lady!” Bruno said. “You could be on the cover of Vogue in 1975. “You’re timing was spot on beautiful.”
“It was this close to perfection,” said Carrie Ann.
They got 9s across the board for 36 out of 40, for the best score of the night.
Tommy Chong and Emma Slater go next.
They dance the Mamba to “Pass the Dutchie” by Musical Youth.
“Even if he says he gets it, just keep going,” Peta, Tommy’s usual partner, told Emma in a video that recapped the past week of rehearsals.
“This competition all of a sudden got real,” noted Tommy.
“I think the song choice was a little hard to do the Mamba to,” said Carrie Ann.
“I really enjoyed it, you were so relaxed,” said Jessie J. “You did really well.”
“This was the first time almost like tired,” Julianne told Tommy. “I feel like we’ve seen everything, and that you’ve run out of material.”
“I look tired because I’m old,” Tommy said. “Face fools you, but the body was working.”
They got 6s from Carrie, Bruno, and Jessie and a 5 from Julianne.
Michael Waltrip and Whitney Carson went next, dancing Disco to “Car Wash” by Rose Royce.
In the video of the rehearsals, the pair noted the age difference–Witney is 20 and Michael is 51.
“It’s like you’re my kid or something,” Michael said.
“None of the movements were on time,” said Bruno.
“When you can’t dance, make us laugh. I really do think that you get that … but we’re on week 5,” said Carrie Ann.
“It was really consistent,” said Jessie J. “It wasn’t amazing, but it wasn’t terrible.”
Michael said that “this is a period of growth for me. If I keep going, it’s going to go straight through the roof.”
The judges all gave the team 5s, for the episode-low of 20 out of 40.
Janel Parrish and Artem Chigvintsev go next.
They dance Burlesque to “Mama Knows Best” by Jessie J, who is the guest judge of the evening.
“Obviously there’s no denying that that was extremely sexy, but to me that was not Burlesque … that was really raunchy, and sexy,” said Julianne.
“Never too sexy for me!” said Bruno.
Carrie Ann said that they did well but that it wasn’t really Burlesque. “We lost the humor of it all,” she said.
Jessie J said she really enjoyed it.
“We worked hard, and it was a blast,” Janel said after the dance, adding that she appreciates the feedback.
They got 8s from Carrie Ann, Jessie, and Julianne, and a 9 from Bruno for 33 out of 40.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Cheryl Burke go next, dancing the Flamenco.
“Witney is young and innocent, so this week I’m going to give Alfonso that feisty woman that Alfonso has been looking for,” Cheryl said in the video before the performance.
“I was so drawn in, ” said Jessie J. “I wanted the story to continue, I was like ‘No, what happens now?'”
“This is the first partnership that I believed tonight,” added Julianne. “The chemistry, the connection was so amazing.”
“The chemistry was scorching, but in Flamenco it’s very, very important to keep a separation between your neck and shoulders,” Bruno said.
“Cheryl has a lot of energy, and the mouth doesn’t have a filter,” said Alfonso after the dance. “But it was fun.”
They got 8s from Carrie Ann and Bruno, and 9s from Jessie and Julianne for 34 out of 40.
Jonathan Bennett and Peta Murgatroyd go next.
They dance Jitterbug to “Rock this Town” by The Stray Cats.
In a video recap of the rehearsals from the week prior, Jonathan revealed that Peta was really pushing him.
“There were moments of brilliance,” said Carrie Ann. “But so much of it was wrong. I could see the potential of the routine but there were so many missed grabs, and missed timing.”
Jessie J said that it made her feel uncomfortable. “Like just before you go down on a roller coaster.”
“I was holding my breath and not in a good way,” Julianne said.
They got 6s from all the judges, for 24 out of 40–the lowest score so far.