STAGE TUBE: Highlights From Last Night's DWTS 'Motown Week'
Last night's episode of DANCING WITH THE STARS presented a tribute to Motown with live performances from Motown legends Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves throughout the evening. The legends kicked off the show, performing an unforgettable live Motown medley accompanied by the Troupe. For the first time ever, each artist performed with the talented "DWTS" band and musical director Harold Wheeler before each of the remaining eight couples began their competitive dance. During a special performance with dancers Anna Trebunskaya and Val Chmerkovskiy, Smokey Robinson performed his No.1 hit song, "Tears of a Clown." Also joining in on the excitement was vocal group Human Nature, performing some of Motown's most popular hits throughout the evening. And to finish the show featured a special Motown Dance Marathon, where the couples showed off their classic dance moves from the Motown era. View highlights from last night's show below!
During Tuesday's show, Best-selling R&B group of all-time Boyz II Men returns to the ballroom with an incredible performance of their latest single, "One More Dance," off their landmark 20th anniversary album," Twenty." Their performance will be accompanied by Dmitry Chaplin and Anna Trebunskaya. The show will open with an amazing number from the Troupe, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Louis Van Amstel and Snejana Petrova, featuring a medley of Motown hit songs. This week's "AT&T's Spotlight Performance" spotlights the beautiful story of Michaela DePrince. And this week's "Macy's Stars of Dance" performance is the long awaited television debut of the hottest new contemporary dance company in America, Shaping Sound. The dance performance is choreographed by and features Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini and Teddy Forance. The performance is a special preview of the following week's Classical theme with an arrangement recorded by Aston, a classical group from Sydney, Australia, that create symphonic masterpieces out of pop music. The Dance Duel continues, and this week the bottom two couples will dance the Jive to the same song at the same time as the judges decide who the next eliminated couple will be, TUESDAY, APRIL 24 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC.
By Tuesday evening's end, one couple will be eliminated, as determined by a combination of the judges' scores and viewers' votes on dances performed on Monday's performance show. Who among the eight couples will be the next to leave the ballroom?
* Donald Driver and partner Peta Murgatroyd
* Roshon Fegan and partner Chelsie Hightower
* Melissa Gilbert and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy
* Katherine Jenkins and partner Mark Ballas
* Gladys Knight and partner Tristan MacManus
* WILLIAM LEVY and partner Cheryl Burke
* Maria Menounos and partner Derek Hough
* Jaleel White and partner Kym Johnson
Hosted by Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Brooke Burke-Charvet ("Dancing with the Stars" Season Seven Champion), the celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which will be judged by renowned Ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the "Dancing with the Stars" performance shows. AT&T customers may also vote by texting the word "VOTE" and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply).