The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Relays Start this Week, Here’s What to Expect
Dancing with the Stars Season 30 returns on Monday for Queen Night, as the remaining nine couples dance to songs by the iconic rock band. This episode will also feature the return of the Relay Dances, as the contestants compete for bonus points from the judges.
What Are Relay Dances on ‘Dancing with the Stars’?
Relays were first introduced to Dancing with the Stars in Season 9, and they’ve been included on and off over the years, including last season. The Relays are returning for Queen Night, giving the remaining couples an opportunity to boost their judges’ scores.
The couples will be split into three groups. Each group will be challenged to perform the same style of dance to the same song. The judges will choose a winner out of each group, to be rewarded with extra points added to their total score for the night.
This week’s Relays will focus on the Jive, the Foxtrot, and the Viennese Waltz. In keeping with the night’s theme, each group will dance to the same Queen song. Voting will be open during the show, and audience votes will be combined with the judges’ scores to determine who goes home.
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Which Couples Will Be Grouped in the Relays?
The first Dancing with the Stars Relay group will be dancing the Jive to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” This group will include The Miz and his partner Witney Carson, Iman Shumpert and his partner Daniella Karagach, and Cody Rigsby and his partner Cheryl Burke.
The next Relay group will be dancing the Foxtrot to “Under Pressure.” This group will include JoJo Siwa and her partner Jenna Johnson, Olivia Jade and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy, and Jimmie Allen and his partner Emma Slater.
The third Relay group will be dancing the Viennese Waltz to “We Are the Champions.” This group will include Amanda Kloots and her partner Alan Bersten, Suni Lee and her partner Sasha Farber, and Melora Hardin and her partner Artem Chigvintsev.
The couples will also perform solo dances in various styles, all set to Queen songs. Tracks will include “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and “We Will Rock You.” It’s sure to be a fun night.