Where’s your fairy godmother when you need her? “Disney Night” may be over, but it appears the Season 20 contestants of “Dancing with the Stars” will need all the leftover magic they can get to pull off their first group dance during Week 6 of the hit ABC series.
Derek Hough dished the details on his TVGuide.com blog about the group routine -- and, based on what the samba-ing sweetheart said, it looks like his team (dubbed Team YOLO) will face major obstacles come Week 6. Hough admitted he and his partner Nastia Liukin haven’t even begun to learn the group dance, which they’ll perform Monday, alongside Willow Shields and Mark Ballas, Sharna Burgess and Noah Galloway, and Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec.
The fan favorite revealed the concept for the group dance was created before he left for New York. However, Mark sprung the news on him Thursday that their previous routine had been scrapped. “I had envisioned it starting off with Noah beating on a drum and doing his thing, and then Robert would come in,” Derek said in explaining the idea behind the original performance, adding that the new group number is still being worked out. “So, I don’t really know the specifics yet.”
Because the routine has been altered, Derek and Nastia will have only a limited amount of time to learn and perfect the group number. “Nastia is leaving tonight, so she will learn it this weekend. I won’t learn it until Monday morning! So we’ll see what happens,” he posted on the blog. “This could be a last-minute miracle or it could be a mess!”
Derek is well aware his hectic schedule and lack of rehearsal time could put his team-dance record in jeopardy: Julianne Hough’s brother is the only pro on the show to win every team dance thus far on the long-running competition. “I’ve been part of down-to-the-wire team dances before, but never like this,” he wrote.
Can Derek and Nastia learn the group routine before Monday night’s performance? We sure hope so, but it seems like Team Trouble may have this one in the bag. Rumer Willis posted an image of the four competing couples on her Instagram account, and they looked confident as they practiced their team number. Chris Soules of “The Bachelor” even predicted their victory by holding up a No. 1 sign.
Which team do you think will come out on top during Week 6 of “Dancing with the Stars”? Sound off in the comment section below with your prediction, and don’t forget to tune into the episode of the ABC competition Monday, April 20, at 8 p.m. EDT.