Dancing with the Stars Season 29, Week 1 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Well thank god for the ABC press release which has, in the past couple years, just posted what everyone is dancing to and the style. I swear they just got tired of us ferreting out the information and decided to spoil it themselves. 🙂

So, it’s clear that the producers are still picking the music. I wonder if they’re designing all the costumes and have a heavy hand in the choreo like they apparently did last season. The pros actually used to do it ALL. And they did it better.

Who got screwed? Hmmm….anyone doing anything other than Cha Cha or Foxtrot, IMO. Paso on week 1?? This is what happens when you worry more about the music than the dance style…and kids still won’t watch the show. Eye of the Tiger? Ugh. Some of them I just don’t get and I don’t think I want to.

Live voting only during the show….let’s just say that I like Derek having that power better than Len, but the other two jokers are still untrustworthy. Still sucks though. The pimp spot is no longer the pimp spot…at least not for the first few weeks until people pick their favorites. If you are not well known and you go last in the first two weeks, you might be in trouble because people won’t have time to vote for you.

I’ve put them in the order that I think they might actually dance, below. I’ve not added the pro dancer simply because I don’t care enough to search out the information. 🙂 I’ll add them later. Kaitlyn is tough – she could be either first (my bet), the top of the second hour, in the last 3-4 dancers…but not last. I think they’ve always put Carole in the last spot in all the promos, so she’ll get the last spot on show night. I think AJ will be right there with her. They need good stuff at the top of the hour, which is why I have Johnny, Skai and Jesse/Nelly all huddled in there. After that, your guess is as good as mine. 🙂 When we find out the order, I’ll try to update. Don’t know if we will this season – I don’t think George will be in the ballroom.

ETA: So, Cheryl says she’s dancing first and google says her rumored partner is AJ McLean. Not too surprising. I had him second to last, but if they want someone like Carole last and Johnny or Jesse second to last, that works too! Start with a bang?

AJ McLean – Jive (“Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd)
Dancing 1st

Kaitlyn Bristowe – Cha Cha (“Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga)

Monica Aldama – Foxtrot (“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts)

Vernon Davis – Foxtrot (“All of Me” by John Legend)

Anne Heche – Cha Cha (“Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa)

Justina Machado – Cha Cha (“Respect” by Aretha Franklin)

Jeannie Mai – Salsa (“Tell It to My Heart” by Taylor Dayne)

Skai Jackson – Tango (“Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj)

Johnny Weir – Cha Cha (“Buttons” by The Pussycat Dolls)
——2 hour mark—–
Jesse Metcalfe – Quickstep (“Part Time Love” by Stevie Wonder)

Nelly – Salsa (“Ride Wit Me” by Nelly)

Nev Schulman – Foxtrot (“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra)

Charles Oakley – Salsa (“In Da Club” by 50 Cent)

Chrishell Stause – Tango (“Raise Your Glass” by P!nk)

Carole Baskin – Paso (“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor)

ETA Voting Info from the DWTS twitter account. Looked for this on abc.com yesterday and it’s not there, as far as I can tell.