Dancing with the Stars Season 29, Week 2 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

Week 2, coming up. Note that it’s apparently airing on Tuesday this week.  Lots of disturbing things in the press release, not the least of which is this gem:

The show will begin with a comedic cold open featuring host Tyra Banks and the origins of her “smize” as she teaches the celebrities how to use it through the competition.

The only way this is acceptable is if the include Derek because he seems to make everything fun. 🙂 Next, a little reminder in how the voting is going to work:

Live votes (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text) will occur each week only during the live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones (but fans in all U.S. time zones may vote within that window). Moving forward with each subsequent episode, the live vote combined with the judges’ scores will be revealed during the broadcast.

And, finally, who’s dancing what…in the order I had them in last week, which was often wrong. Not that it matters to anyone other than the person dancing last. Whole lotta cha cha and a whole lotta foxtrot.Love that they included a couple old songs that are probably a bit more in line with those dance styles. Justina goes from up tempo to the dreaded rumba. I’ll be curious to see how she does on that one after her standout performance last week. Carole AGAIN gets a song with a cat in the title. :::rolls eyes::: Neither clever nor funny, producers.

AJ & Cheryl – Foxtrot (“Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” by Dean Martin)

Kaitlyn & Artem – Foxtrot (“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack)

Monica & Val – Jive (“Shake it off” by Taylor Swift)

Vernon & Peta – Foxtrot (“We Found Love!” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris)

Anne & Keo – Foxtrot (“Counting Stars” by One Republic)

Justina & Sasha – Rumba (“When You Believe” by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey)

Jeannie & Brandon – Cha Cha (“Roses” by SAINt JHN)

Skai & Alan – Samba to (“Miss Independent” by Neyo)

Johnny & Britt -Tango (“Poker Face” by Lady Gaga)

Jesse & Sharna – Foxtrot (“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac)

Nelly & Daniella- Cha Cha (“Let’s Grove” by Earth, Wind & Fire)

Nev & Jenna – Cha Cha (“Dynamite” by BTS)

Charles & Emma – Cha Cha (“Never. Too Much” by Luther Vandross)

Chrishell & Gleb – Rumba (“This is Me” by Keala Settle & “The Greatest Showman” ensemble)

Carole & Pasha – Viennese Waltz (“What’s New Pussycat” by Tom Jones)

This week I had a bit of extra time, so I searched Youtube for some of the songs being used this week to see how often they’ve been used. Totally not scientific because it requires the song to be mentioned in the description of the video.

So, I knew that Poker Face had been used before on DWTS, but I had no idea that nearly EVERYONE has danced to it. Nick and Peta. Cheryl and Gilles. Andy and Sharna. I just remembered Derek and Anna’s pro dance. Seriously, search “DWTS Poker Face” on youtube. Then I googled on Derek and Anna’s names because they didn’t come up with the rest…and that’s because their Paso was to Bad Romance. 🙂 Geez…I knew it was Lady Gaga but sue me if I remember the dance and not the correct song. The point is…Lady Gaga loves this show. She even tweeted Kaitlyn’s dance last week saying she loved it. Derek and Anna are below cuz it’s my favorite. 🙂

Ain’t that a Kick in the Head was also used before…by Julianne and Helio. Just beautiful. It was also used on the DWTS tour, but I didn’t find where any other couples danced to it. Doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, just means it wasn’t tagged in the video.

Derek and Amy danced to Counting Stars…and I didn’t find any others.

I knew also that Shake it Off had been used before…and sure enough, Bethany and Derek used it week one. What, are they recycling only songs that Derek used? 🙂 The answer is no: I just found that Sasha and Tonya danced to When You Believe. 🙂

That’s all for this week. I didn’t have any luck with several of them, so I decided that was enough for tonight.