September 29, 2020

It’s An Exciting And Emotional Night Of Competition As 13 Celebrity And Pro-Dancer Couples Compete Another Week For The Coveted Mirrorball Trophy On ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, Monday, Oct. 5

Los Angeles, CA – “Top 13” – After a memorable “Disney Night,” 13 celebrity and pro-dancer couples compete for the fourth week live for the 2020 season, MONDAY, OCT. 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.

The show will start with a comedic PSA cold open, followed by Skai Jackson giving a powerful tribute to her friend and fellow actor Cameron Boyce, as well as AJ McLean walking down memory lane on his Backstreet Boys journey since the beginning.

Live votes (via, the ABC app and SMS/text) will occur each week only during the live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones (but fans in all U.S. time zones may vote within that window). With each subsequent episode, the live vote combined with the judges’ scores will be revealed during the broadcast. At the end of the evening, judges will decide which celebrity up for elimination stays in the competition and which celebrity’s journey comes to an end.

Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs including “Rise” by Katy Perry, “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas, “Adore You” by Harry Styles and “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John.

The couples (with their dance choices and songs) are as follows:

  • Head coach Monica Aldama (“CHEER”) and pro ValChmerkovskiy dancing the Samba to “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus
  • Kaitlyn Bristowe (“The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette”) and pro Artem Chigvintsev dancing the Viennese Waltz to “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs
  • Super Bowl Champion Vernon Davis and pro Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Rumba to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
  • TV and film actress Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe dancing thePaso Doble to “Rise” by Katy Perry
  • Disney Channel actress Skai Jackson and pro Alan Bersten dancing the Foxtrot to “Ordinary People” by John Legend
  • Actress Justina Machado (“One Day at a Time”) and pro Sasha Farber dancing the Salsa to “Que Viva La Vida” by Wisin
  • Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean and pro Cheryl Burke dancing theCha Cha to “Larger Than Life” by Backstreet Boys
  • Emmy® Award-winning host of “The Real” and sideline correspondent on “Holey Moley,” Jeannie Mai,and pro Brandon Armstrong dancing the Tango to “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes
  • TV and film actor Jesse Metcalfe and pro Sharna Burgess dancing the Cha Cha to “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
  • GRAMMY®-winning rapper Nelly and pro Daniella Karagach dancing the Paso Doble to “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khalid
  • TV host Nev Schulman (“Catfish”) and pro Jenna Johnson dancing the Rumba to “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  • Actress Chrishell Stause (“Selling Sunset”) and pro Gleb Savchenkodancing the Foxtrot to “Adore You” by Harry Styles
  • Olympic figure skater and on-air commentator Johnny Weir and pro Britt Stewart dancing the Jive to “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John

“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts. Hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks, the series returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities. Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli are joined by Emmy Award winner and six-time Mirrorball champion Derek Hough at the judges desk. Meanwhile, unable to judge this season live in the ballroom, Len Goodman will still be a part of the show in a different capacity and sharing his ballroom expertise from the UK.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm. Andrew Llinares and Tyra Banks are executive producers.

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