The stakes are higher than ever during Week 7 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
Monday night, two couples competing in the hit ABC series will be given the ballroom boot during the first double elimination of Season 22. That means the remaining eight couples will attempt to put their best feet forward, hoping to woo the audience and judges with both their routines.
That’s right, the dancing duos each will hit the dance floor with two routines during Iconic Artist Week as the men go toe-to-toe with the women in the ballroom. The men’s team will consist of Antonio Brown, Nyle DiMarco, Von Miller and Wanya Morris, as well as their respective partners Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd, Witney Carson and Lindsay Arnold.
The gentlemen will bust a move to James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World,” while the ladies of “DWTS” will rock the dance floor to a Beyoncé medley.
The women’s team made up of Kim Fields, Jodie Sweetin, Paige VanZant and Ginger Zee will run the ballroom alongside their respective partners Sasha Farber, Keo Motsepe, Mark Ballas and Val Chmerkovskiy.
Val even gave fans a glimpse of Ginger’s Queen Bey transformation when he posted to his Instagram account a photograph of his dance partner rocking a leotard inspired by “All the Single Ladies.”
But before the two groups battle it out on the dance floor, each dancing duo will have to perform their own routines inspired by iconic artists throughout history. Kim and Sasha will perform a samba to “ABC” by the Jackson 5, while Von and Witney will shake their pelvises to Elvis Presley’s “A Little Less Conversation.”
Jodie and Keo will quickstep around the ballroom to Stevie Wonder’s “For Once in My Life,” and Paige and Mark will roll down the river during their jive routine to “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner. Audiences should also prepare for Nyle and Peta to perform an elegant foxtrot to “Beautiful Day” by U2. But they won’t be the only couple foxtrotting around the dance floor. Wanya and Lindsay will break out in prayer to Aretha Franklin’s “I Say a Little Prayer” Monday night.
Ginger and Val failed to embody Janet Jackson during their “Nasty Boy” routine last week, but this week they will take a swing at bringing forth Whitney Houston’s energy during a Viennese waltz to “I Have Nothing.” Meanwhile, Antonio and Sharna will tango to “Paint It Black” by the Rolling Stones.
Which couple do you think will impress the judges during Week 7 of “Dancing With the Stars”? Tune in on ABC Monday at 8 p.m. EDT to find out.