Another crazy mix of dances this week, all done to the Motown theme. I’m very curious to see how they pull this off. Some or all of the couples will be dancing to the actual Motown legend who sang their song originally – Derek mentioned that they were dancing to the original artist, and Maks and Melissa did as well. Below is my guess on the dance order…I’ll rearrange as we get more info.
ETA: Katherine’s dance order per a Katherine fan twitter account that apparently has a good track record (per sheery in the comments). They sure like to stick her right in the middle of the show don’t they? Isn’t that like every week now?? I find this to be rather strange, actually. If she was a big draw they would have her in the pimp spot at least ONCE.
ETA 2: Gee, I’m so shocked that Willy is dancing last before the marathon. Um, NOT. Well, on the bright side, he’ll have no rest time. How much you wanna bet he wins the marathon anyway?
ETA 3: Maria and Derek dancing first out of the gate. Which means she should be well rested by the time the marathon comes around. Provided she’s not still sick.
ETA 4: Finally they give Melissa a slot in the second hour…unfortunately, it’s awfully close to the marathon. I called Roshon, miracle of miracles. :-)
ETA 5: Perhaps Conrad has been reading our site again, because they’ve moved Gladys to position number ONE since it’s Motown night. :-) Derek and Maria move to number two. And Derek reveals Gladys dance for her – according to him it’s rumba.
Gladys and Tristan – Rumba; Dancing 1st
Voting # 1-800-868-3411
Maria and Derek – Foxtrot; Dancing 2nd (Song: Jimmy Mack by Martha Reeves)
Voting # 1-800-868-3401
Roshon and Chelsie – Rumba; Dancing 3rd
Voting # 1-800-868-3405
Katherine and Mark – Samba; Dancing 4th
Voting # 1-800-868-3410
Donald and Peta – Foxtrot; Dancing 5th
Voting # 1-800-868-3403
Melissa and Maks – V. Waltz; Dancing 6th (Song: Ooh Baby Baby by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles)
Voting # 1-800-868-3407
Jaleel and Kym – Cha Cha Cha; Dancing 7th
Voting # 1-800-868-3412
William and Cheryl – Rumba; Dancing 8th
Voting # 1-800-868-3408
MOTOWN MARATHON - We haven’t heard too much about this one, but I have to assume that it will function the same way that marathons have worked in the past – that is, each couple dances in their own spot until four couples are left, then they have free rein of the floor. You get tapped on the shoulder to be eliminated from the dance. The couple left dancing at the end gets 10 points added to their score, second place nine points and so on down the line. This is the way the previous three marathons have worked – Derek has won twice, Maks has won once…somehow I don’t think either Derek or Maks is going to win this one. :-) According to the ABC press release, this dance will end the performance show, just like it has in the past. But what, exactly, are “classic moves” from the Motown Era, though??
Dance Duel – this week the dance duel is the Jive….which I personally believe is cruel and unusual punishment on top of the cruel and unusual punishment that is the dance duel itself.
The press release makes no mention of a double elimination, but the Vegas Deluxe article did claim it was a “surprise” – so don’t be surprised if Tom drops that little bomb at the beginning of the show. :-)