“Dancing With the Stars” pro Artem Chigvinstev is excited to hit the dance floor during Week 3 of the hit ABC competition. But according to the Russian performer, he’ll be twirling someone other than his Season 22 partner Mischa Barton around the ballroom.
Artem will shake it out with troupe dancer Jenna Johnson during the upcoming installment, “Most Memorable Year.” The theme allows the 11 remaining celebrity contestants to commemorate the most notable time in their lives through dance. But Artem teased on Instagram that it’s his dance with Jenna that will leave audiences with a lasting impression.
“@dance10jenna and I working on something amazing!” Artem captioned a selfie of the two “DWTS” athletes. The pair also posted a few sneak-peek images from their rehearsal of the routine to their social media pages.
In the steamy behind-the-scenes pictures, the shirtless pro can be seen pinning Jenna up against a brick wall.
“Get ready for it……” Jenna told viewers after posting the sultry photo to her Instagram account.
Currently, Artem and Mischa hold the lowest average score in the Season 22 competition. The twosome earned 16 out of 30 points from the judges for their Week 1 tango and an even lower score for their offbeat cha-cha in episode 2.
“There was a lot of cha-cha-cha there,” judge Bruno Tonioli told her during his critique, “but it just didn’t fit to the music.”
Mischa blamed her terrible timing on the live music before taking home the second lowest score of the night. But “The O.C.” star is remaining positive that she can woo the judges during Week 3.
“I’m trying so hard!” Mischa wrote in a tweet. “This next Dance is great picking it all up 3 times as fast! Song is fun & great & We are having fun doing it!”
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.