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‘DWTS’ Returns to Disney+ With Two Night Special, Stars’ Stories Week

Mickey Mouse, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Derek Hough, Bruno Tonioli, and Minnie Mouse on 'Dancing With the Stars'Photo by ABC/Christopher Willard

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Dancing With The Stars will celebrate a two-night special in the week of October 17. Themes, song, and dances have already been revealed for the upcoming two episodes. Be prepared for not one, but two eliminations in the upcoming week.

What To Expect On DWTS Stars’ Stories Week

The DWTS week kicks off on Monday, October 17 with the Most Memorable Year Night. The night is all about the celebrities of this season and a year that is both memorable and holds great meaning to them. Viewers can expect to see backstories both happy and sad. Keep the tissues ready, because you might need them.

DWTS‘s Stories Week continues on Tuesday, October 18 with the highly anticipated Prom Night. In addition to the couple’s prom night dance routines, they also need to perform two more dance styles. On top of the pair’s assigned styles of the week, they are required to dance the Hustle and the Lindy Hop to select songs. The best couple of the night will be crowned prom king and queen.

The celebrities and professional dancers have got their work cut out for them for the upcoming week of the competition. A couple will go home each night, which means two teams will go home by the end of Tuesday. The unfortunate couple eliminated on Monday night will not get to perform their prom night routine.

Dance Routines With Respective Songs On Most Memorable Year Night

Starting off with the Foxtrot routines is the team of Wayne Brady and Witney Carson to “Beautiful,” by Jim Brickman. Also doing Foxtrot is Shangela and Gleb Savchenko to an acoustic version of “Roar,” by Katy Perry. Lastly, Gabby Windey and Val Chmerkovskiy will do the same routine to “If the World Should Ever Stop,” by JP Cooper.

Vinny Guadagnino and Koko Iwasaki will do a Jazz routine to “Levels,” by Avicii. Trevor Donovan and Emma Slater will also do Jazz to “Viva La Vida,” by Coldplay.

Joseph Baena and Daniella Karagach will dance the Rumba to “My Way,” by Frank Sinatra. Also doing Rumba is TikTok mom Heidi D’Amelio with Artem Chigvintsev to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” by Lauryn Hill.

Contemporary dance routines will be done by Charli D’Amelio and Mark ballas to “When the Party’s Over,” by Lewis Capaldi. Daniel Durant and Britt Stewart will perform Contemporary dance to “Both Sides Now,” by Joni Mitchell.

Selma Blair and Sasha Farber will perform the Waltz to “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” by Andra Day. Jordin Sparks and Brandon Armstrong will dance Salsa to “Let’s Get Married (ReMarqable Remix),” by Jagged Edge feat. RUN. Jessie James Decker and Alan Bersten will do the Tango to “Blue Jeans,” by Decker.

Prom Night Routines and Songs

D’Amelio and Ballas will perform a Jive routine to “You Make My Dreams,” by Daryl Hall and John Oates. Donovan and Slater will do the Jive to “Basket Case,” by Green Day.

Four different couples are will be performing the Cha-Cha routine for the night. The first is Blair and Farber to “I Will Survive,” by Gloria Gaynor. Next to perform the Cha-Cha is Baena and Karagach to “Shut Up and Dance,” by WALK THE MOON. Durant and Stewart will do the same dance to “SexyBack,” by Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland. Drag queen Shangela and Savchenko will lastly do the Cha-Cha to “Waiting for Tonight,” by Jennifer Lopez.

Brady and Carson will do the Samba to “It Takes Two,” by Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock. Another Jazz routine will be performed by D’Amelio and Chigvintsev to “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” by Cyndi Lauper.

The couples that will do the Viennese Waltz are Decker and Bersten to “Breakaway,” by Kelly Clarkson. Guadagnino and Iwasaki are the other team doing the Viennese Waltz to “You and Me,” by Lifehouse.

Sparks and Armstrong will do a Contemporary to “No Air,” by Sparks and Chris Brown. Windey and Chmerkovskiy will do the Tango to “Good Girls Go Bad,” by Cobra Starship feat. Leighton Meester.

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