CLEVELAND -- Get ready for the waterworks on “Dancing with the Stars” as week 5 will see the contestants performing a dance inspired by the most memorable year of their lives.
If past seasons prove anything, DWTS loves to milk the tears out of every star's personal story.
Disney star Corbin Bleu and Karina have a foxtrot. Corbin has shown great ability with faster dances, so we’ll see how he handles a proper ballroom dance. Corbin tweeted, “Check out the lightning fast Ninja like reflexes on my #DWTS partner @Karina_Smirnoff ... http://fb.me/2xK9cjyTd .”
“Glee” actress Amber Riley and Derek are practicing a foxtrot. Amber has been nursing a knee injury, which could force Derek to simplify his choreography, not that it hurt them last week.
Actress Elizabeth Berkley and Val are working on a jive. I love a good jive, and Elizabeth has done a great job keeping up with each different dance so far.
Singer Christina Milian and Mark are cooking up a cha cha. Christina tweeted, “Rehearsal time!!!! Dancing with the Stars! Everyday! Non stop! Can't wait for tomorrow! Mark Ballas and I ChaCha! http://fb.me/1V2sG2qsn .”
Actor Brant Daugherty and Peta are rehearsing a contemporary. Brant tweeted, “Spending the day playing around with @PetaMurgatroyd at rehearsal. It's a tough life but someone has to do it.”
TV reality star Jack Osbourne and Cheryl will do a waltz. Jack tweeted, “I think I have degenerative dance disease today. I'm all over the place and @CherylBurke is getting rather peeved. ::sigh::.”
Actress Leah Remini and Tony are practicing a contemporary. Leah has been dragging Tony along with her outside of rehearsal, tweeting, “Thank u to my gracious partner @TonyDovolani for volunteering w/ me today at @OpGratitude #DWTS #March2aMill pic.twitter.com/MZdlORiypr .”
“Jersey Shore” vet Nicole “Hot Mess” Polizzi and Sasha have jazz. Hot Mess is excited, tweeting, “I got the best partner, that's why❤️" @SashaFarber : CANT WAIT FOR TOMORROWS DANCE @snooki IS GOING TO BLOW EVERYONE AWAY @DancingABC #DWTS ”.”
Comedian Bill Engvall and Emma are rehearsing a Viennese waltz. Looks like Bill will have a powerful story for his dance, tweeting, “What a great start to the day. MY SON IS COMING HOME. To watch his pops on Dancing with the stars. @EmmaSlaterDance #engvalldwts @DancingABC .”
I’m still fuming that we didn’t get to see TV legend Valerie Harper make it to this week; since she’s battling terminal brain cancer, I’m sure her story would have been powerful. But, she was trailing in the scores, and it would have been unfair for a higher-scoring star to go before her.
As for who’s likely to get eliminated next, I’d say look to Bill, Leah, or Jack.
We will see what happens when the competition continues Monday night at 8 Eastern on ABC.
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