An elimination occurs after the ninth week of performances, which feature two dances from each couple, including a “Judges’ Challenge” routine. Also: Cheryl Burke previews her upcoming tour; and Calum Scott performs.
The five remaining couples are tasked with completing two full dances. In the first round dance, the pros will choose the song and dance style, and for the second, the couples will perform in a Trio Round with a new twist, in which the judges choose the trio partners.
Mandy Moore will kick off the night with an exciting opening number, then each couple will attempt to capture the spirit of a specific movie genre. As an added bonus, Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart perform a “Descendants”-themed medley.
The eight remaining celebrities dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history. The men and women also compete against each other in team dances, and Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter joins as a guest judge.
The nine remaining celebrities transform into some of the most beloved Disney characters and bring the magic of Disney to life on the ballroom floor.
An elimination occurs after the third week of performances, which features a Vegas Night theme with iconic Las Vegas songs. Also: Julianne and Derek Hough return to the ballroom floor.
The first elimination of the season occurs after the second week of performances. Dances featured include the cha cha, Viennese waltz, paso doble, fox-trot and jive.
The 24th-season opener begins with 12 celebrities, including Mr. T; Simone Biles; Nancy Kerrigan; Chris Kattan; Rashad Jennings; Heather Morris; and David Ross. Dances featured include the tango, cha-cha, salsa, Viennese waltz and quickstep