Jessie J to Guest Judge & Perform on DWTS; New 'Switch Up' Partners Revealed!
America's votes are in and the nine remaining celebrities will switch professional dance partners on MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on "Dancing with the Stars." International pop superstar JESSIE J will guest judge alongside Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli in addition to kicking-off the night with a medley of her hit songs "Bang Bang" and "Burnin' Up" featuring the Pros. For the first time this season couples will dance to new styles of dance including Hip-Hop, Burlesque, and Flamenco among others. Celebrities will perform one routine with their "switch up" partner and return to their original dance partners the following week.
The "Switch Up" pairings and styles of dance are:
Jonathan Bennett and Peta Murgatroyd dancing the Jitterbug
Tommy Chong and Emma Slater dancing the Mambo
Bethany Mota and Mark Ballas dancing Hip-Hop
Janel Parrish and Artem Chigvintsev dancing Burlesque
Alfonso Ribeiro and Cheryl Burke dancing Flamenco
Sadie Robertson and Derek Hough dancing the Charleston
Antonio Sabato Jr. and Allison Holker dancing Bollywood
Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy dancing Broadway
Michael Waltrip and Witney Carson dancing Disco
This year is unprecedented in terms of the level of interactivity. #DWTSAllAccess will be available to watch every Monday on HYPERLINK "http://ABC.com/dancing" ABC.com/dancing and will offer six live streams from key positions at the show venue, allowing fans to choose views of the Red Room, judges' table, Sky Box, make-up mirror, a wide angle of the dance floor and a feed hosted by Dominic Bowden and DWTS alum Lacey Schwimmer that will highlight relevant social media conversations. Viewers on the West coast will be able to live chat with Bowden and Schwimmer during the broadcast. Throughout the season, fans will also have opportunities to participate in the outcome of the show, using social media to weigh in on everything from songs, dance styles, and even partners.
Two-time Mirrorball champion and actress Julianne Hough joins Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges' desk. Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron ("America's Funniest Home Videos") and Erin Andrews (sports host & "Dancing with the Stars" Season 10 finalist), "Dancing with the Stars" is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines vying for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 MINUTES after the end of the "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT and closing at 8:00 p.m., ET/5:00 p.m., PT on Tuesday evenings.
"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
About BBC Worldwide Productions
BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide. Led by Jane Tranter, BBC Worldwide Productions is based in Los Angeles and develops and produces scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. The production company is responsible for various titles including the upcoming "Criminal Justice" (HBO) and "Intruders" (BBC AMERICA) as well as "Getting On" (HBO), "Top Gear" (HISTORY), "What Not to Wear" (TLC) and the cultural phenomenon, "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)