Dancing with the Stars Season 29, Week 5 – Who’s Dancing What…and When??

It’s 80’s Night….and this is just ridiculous, not Rad or Tubular. From the ABC/Disney Press Release:

The show will start with a cold open with Tyra walking into the ballroom to Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know.”

Wow, what a great cold open and so very different from every other week this season. Dear lord. Tyrant is NOT the star of this show!! This is exactly what everyone was worried about when they heard she was joining the show. And since she’s executive producer, there is likely little the other producers can do about it. It’s literally vomit inducing. There are at least 25 people who are going to be on the show this week that are more talented than her (sorry CAI and Bruno, you didn’t quite make the cut…close, though, Bruno). Anyway, on to the real stars of the show and what they’re dancing.

BTW, I’m a youngster of the 80’s and Tainted Love is one of my all time favorite songs. 🙂 But WHY did they have to give it to Val? I doubt he and Monica will do it justice. Damn, also love “I think we’re alone now”…excellent and I have higher hopes for Kaitlyn and Artem doing it justice. Lot’s a tangos!! “The Power of Love” was one of those songs they played to absolute death…I think I’m still over it and cringe when I hear it. Same goes for “Total Eclipse” and “Open Arms”. The Jazz dances will be interesting because those songs are so clearly not jazzy at all; Jazz has more clearly than ever been reduced to a catch all where you can do anything you want. Ahhh…also love Tears for Fears. I suppose the producers aren’t cool enough to whip out a Squeeze song, are they? Answer: No.

ETA: AJ dancing 6th which should put him at the top of the hour. The pimpage continues…

Nelly & Daniella – Samba  (Song: “Rhythm of the Night” by DeBarge)

Monica & Val – Tango  (Song: “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell)

Vernon & Peta – Tango (Song: “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi)

Justina & Sasha – Jazz  (Song: “Maniac” by Michael Sembello)

Jeannie & Brandon – Jazz  (Song: “Like a Virgin” by Madonna)

AJ & Cheryl – Waltz  (Song: “Open Arms” by Journey)
Dancing 6th

Skai & Alan – Jazz  (“The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News)

Johnny & Britt – Contemporary  (Song: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Taylor)

Jesse & Sharna – Tango  (Song: “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” by Tears for Fears)

Nev & Jenna – Quickstep  (Song: “Take on Me” by a-ha)

Chrishell & Gleb – Cha Cha  (Song: “You Got it (The Right Stuff)” by New Kids on the Block)

Kaitlyn & Artem – Tango  (Song: “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany)

Who Danced it Better?  Well, I don’t remember a lot of 80’s music on DWTS, but let’s look at what I could find. I could only find “Open Arms” on SCD and it’s a beautiful waltz. I don’t see AJ doing this well.

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