Dancing with the Stars Season 22, Week 6 – Who’s Dancing What…and When?

Well, after the horror that was switch-up week it will almost be nice to go on to “Famous Dances Night”. I say almost because…I’m not a fan of this particular week. I said this in the live blog yesterday, but in watching much of seasons 5 through 10 for a thing I’m working on for PureDerekHough, I realized two things: first, they danced for a good minute and a half even in the first week of the season, and second – they JUST DANCED. Regular dances, with the exception of fun stuff like Derek and Joanna’s futuristic Paso Doble and Nicole’s 50’s Paso. That’s as outrageous as they got. It was quite refreshing. Do you think we’ll EVER get back to just dancing??

ETA: We have our first spoiler for famous dances week! This one is kind of a tough one, but I think Von has the personality to carry it off even if he isn’t up-to-snuff with his dance skills. Although, full disclosure: I was really hoping the hint he gave about Napoleon Dynamite a few weeks ago was a clue that he was doing “Canned Heat” 😛 -Court-

ETA2: We have a few more, and it’s unfortunately looking like we’re gonna have a bunch of reused songs (which is to be expected, really, considering what a beast it can be to get songs cleared). I feel like Nyle’s song/concept has been done to death – isn’t this like the 4th or 5th time someone has used it? Helio, Rick, Shawn, somebody else? He will do well, but I worry that it’s not going to be terribly special in the grand scheme of things. As for Ginger – source says she is having a hard time really being “Nasty”, but I daresay she’s gotta be better than Candace, who danced a pretty kindergarten-y jazz to it back in season 18.  I much preferred Lil Kim’s samba 8-D Anyone else find it funny that Val gets Janet Jackson as an iconic dance for the 2nd season in a row? -Court-

ETA3: As if on cue, the DancingABC instagram shares that Doug has Bollywood, but doesn’t share the movie.  I can’t imagine that there is any other “iconic” Bollywood routine from a mainstream movie than the one below. Poor Doug – and us.  I’d rather not relive the indignity of Douchelord’s Gilles’ comically bad Bollywood during All-Stars. 🙁 -Court-

ETA4: Antonio lets the cat outta the bag on Snapchat, and I threw in Kim’s dance for sh*ts & giggles. For those keeping track, the only person who isn’t using a recycled song so far is Von Antonio’s song has been used multiple times before, most recently as Kellie’s jive and Chris’ jive. And “You Can’t Stop the Beat” was the rather bizarre, retirement home-themed Broadway routine Val did for Lea during season 19 switch week.  And it’s ridiculously fast for a jive 😯 -Court-

ETA5: Well, “Try” by Pink is a famous dance?? Does someone want to clue me in, cuz it ain’t coming to me. Of course, the DWTS instagram (scroll down) doesn’t come right out and say that, but the implication is pretty strong. I don’t think it’s recycled, but we have established today that my memory is for crap. 🙂 ~Heidi

ETA6: Ignore the DancingABC Instagram – Wanya has something far more epic for famous dance week 😎 I’d say the forecast for next week calls for a 100% chance of Wanya getting the pimp spot, slaying his dance, and Joey Fat One making an appearance in the audience…if not the rehearsal package itself.  Hell, I wouldn’t put it past him to try and join Wanya on the floor…either way, I am STOKED. -Court-

ETA7: Last song/dance is up…and it’s sounding like Paige & Mark may have been the victim of a last-minute song switch this season, as their first one didn’t clear. Luckily, source says Paige is such a fast learner that the lost rehearsal time shouldn’t affect them much…and they’ll still get more time in than Antonio 😛 And I could see Mark having a BLAST with this one. -Court-

ETA8: Source says Kim’s jive is actually looking really good and that Sasha is “thrilled” – the stress fracture in her foot appears to not be hindering her too much.  They open the show tomorrow night. -Court-

ETA9: Aaaaaaand the propaganda machine is back in action, as Sharna says she & Antonio are closing the show – be prepared for a “kiss and makeup, Team Boomin’ is back in action!” package.  Looks like they’re setting this up to be Antonio’s comeback week. -Court-

ETA10: Per Paige’s Snapchat, she is dancing 4th.  Not exactly a stellar running-order position, but I’m wondering how many of tonight’s dances necessitate certain stage set-ups that determine where in the show running order it makes sense to have them – some may have complex sets, while others don’t. Food for thought. -Court-

ETA11: And George P gives us the full running order. ~Heidi

Kim & Sasha – Jive (famous dance: “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray)
Phone # 1-800-868-3406
Dancing 1st

Von & Witney – Jazz (famous dance: “Bad” by Michael Jackson music video)
Phone # 1-800-868-3411
Dancing 2nd

Jodie & KeoContemporary (famous dance: “Try” by Pink music video)
Phone # – 1-800-868-3405
Dancing 3rd

Paige & Mark – Jazz (famous dance: “Soul Bossa Nova” from Austin Powers)
Phone # 1-800-868-3410
Dancing 4th

Nyle & Peta – Quickstep (famous dance: “Hey! Pachuco” from The Mask)
Phone # 1-800-868-3409
Dancing 5th

Ginger & Val – Jazz (famous dance: “Nasty” by Janet Jackson music video)
Phone # – 1-800-868-3404
Dancing 6th

Doug & Karina – Bollywood (famous dance: “Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire)
Phone # 1-800-868-3402
Dancing 7th

Wanya & LindsayJazz (famous dance: “Bye Bye Bye” by NSYNC music video)
Phone # 1-800-868-3412
Dancing 8th

Antonio & Sharna – Jive (famous dance: “Footloose” from Footloose)
Phone # 1-800-868-3401
Dancing last (9th)

@dougflutie22 and @karina_smirnoff go Bollywood this week for #FamousDances. Can you guess the movie? #DWTS

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