Another shocking elimination occurred during Halloween Night, and having perfect routines is becoming more important than ever as the “Dancing With the Stars” Season 28 competition continues to dwindle down.

Halloween saw a massive four-way tie at the top of the judges’ leaderboard for the ABC reality competition series, but it also saw the second shocking elimination in a row, as the Bottom Two were revealed to be Kate Flannery and Karamo. The judges were once again forced to make a tough decision before saying goodbye to the “Queer Eye” host, and with another week of competition ahead, the remaining seven pairs will need to bring their best if they want their scores to give them enough of a boost to try and save themselves from a similar fate.

The new week of competition will also be perhaps the most challenging yet, featuring not only individual routines but also the return of the Dance-Off challenge, where six of the teams will face off and dance head-to-head in the same style routines for extra judges’ points. One team will have immunity due to last week’s leaderboard and automatically receive extra points, but no one will be guaranteed safe from elimination.

So what will teams perform in the hopes of avoiding the dreaded bottom two? Check out the planned setlist below.

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The Season 28 “Dancing With the Stars” teams will need to impress the judges and viewers both during week eight. ABC/Eric McCandless


According to an ABC Press release, the following songs will accompany some of the individual routines:

  • “All of Me” by John Legend
  • “American Girl” by Elle King
  • “Come Sail Away” by Styx
  • “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
  • “Heat Wave” by Linda Ronstadt

For the dance-off, the songs that will be played are:

  • “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
  • “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory
  • “Rhythm is Going to Get You” by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s

Dance Styles:

Once again, the teams will all tackle a style they haven’t yet performed during the individual rounds, which may once again change the judges’ leaderboard standings.


  • TV and film actor James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater, a.k.a #TeamVanderSlate

Jazz Charleston:

  • Pop Star Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber, a.k.a #TeamTime2Shine


  • Country artist Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko, a.k.a #TeamTonkyHonk
  • “The Office” actress Kate Flannery and Pasha Pashkov, a.k.a #TeamThatsWhatKateSaid


  • Comedian and actor Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson, a.k.a #TeamDanceWitKel


  • “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten, a.k.a #TeamAlanbamaHannah


  • Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold, a.k.a #TeamSweetandSpicey

As for the Dance-off rounds, the teams will either perform a Cha Cha, Jive or Salsa, and the routine they get will likely be decided during the broadcast. While all teams have performed a Cha Cha at this point in the competition, a few may have an advantage over the others if they are dancing and get to choose a dance style and someone to compete against. Only Ally and Sasha, Kel and Witney and Sean and Lindsay have performed jives, and the former Press Secretary and his partner are also the only ones who have previously performed a salsa as well.

“Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.