Semifinals are here! And according to ABC, Week 9 of “Dancing With the Stars” will be stuffed with drama as the remaining five Season 22 couples take on two dances: an individual routine and a trio dance, which will feature another professional dancer.
Each couple will try their best to impress the judges and the audience with their performances as the threat of a double elimination looms over the ballroom. And unfortunately for two dancing duos, only three couples will be left in the competition when Monday’s episode concludes.
Antonia Brown and Sharna Burgess are ready to impress the crowd with contemporary routine sound tracked to “Hall of Fame” by The Script. Team Boomin posted several photos from their rehearsals, teasing that audiences can expect some impressive lifts when the hit the dance floor Monday. The duo will then team up with troupe member Hayley Erbert for the trio dance, which will be an Argentine Tango to Gotan Project’s “Mi Confesion.”
Fans can expect to be dazzled by Ginger Zee as Val Chmerkovskiy’s partner sports a stunning, sequined garment for her upcoming quickstep to “Fire Under My Feet” by Leona Lewis. The Season 22 contestant shared a photo of her sparkling wardrobe via Instagram, while Val posted a video of the two working on their trio routine with Artem Chigvinstev. The three will perform a dramatic paso doble to “Shot Me Down” by David Guetta.
If “DWTS” fans thought Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd’s silent, Week 8 routine was emotional, just wait until you see what the fan favorite couple has up their bedazzled sleeves for semifinal night! The two will perform an Argentine Tango to “Unsteady” by the X Ambassadors, which Peta teases will tug at audiences’ heartstrings. The two will then hit the dance floor with troupe member Jenna Johnson for their jiving trio routine, sound tracked to “Hit the Road Jack” by Hermes House Band.
Paige VanZant and Mark Balls will also take on an Argentine Tango for the Week 9 routine as they dance to Marian Hill’s “One Time.” After their solo performance, the two are set to team up with Alan Bersten to perform what looks like a wild samba to the single “Hip Hip Chin Chin” by Club Des Belugas. Alan shared a photo from their rehearsals of him and Mark peering out of tall grass as Paige shakes it in the foreground.
Lastly, Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold will attempt to redeem themselves with what Wanya describes as an “energetic Charleston” to Avicii’s “Shame On Me.” The two will then partner up with Witney Carson for their fiery, paso doble trio routine, which will be to the tune of “Explosive” by David Garrett and Franck Heijden and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.