Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 16, 2016

The five remaining couples advance to the semi-finals as the competition heats up, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, MAY 16 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will dance two dances – one being a style the couple has not danced to yet, and the second being a Trio Dance, in which each celebrity couple will dance with a third dancer. For the trio dance, Ginger Zee will dance with Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Artem Chigvintsev, Antonio Brown will dance with Sharna Burgess and Hayley Erbert, Wanyá Morris will dance with Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson, Paige VanZant will dance with Mark Ballas and Alan Bersten, and Nyle DiMarco will dance with Peta Murgatroyd and Jenna Johnson.

Each celebrity will perform a contemporary, quickstep, Argentine tango, Charleston, jive, samba or Paso Doblé. There will be a double elimination, based on last week’s combined judges’ scores and viewer votes, determining the final three couples who will go on to the finals to vie for the mirrorball.

The couples will dance to the following songs (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Contemporary – “Hall of Fame” by The Script
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Quickstep – “Fire Under My Feet” by Leona Lewis
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Argentine Tango – “Unsteady” by X Ambassadors
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Argentine Tango – “One Time” by Marian Hill
Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Charleston – “Shame on Me” by Avicii

The couples plus a third dancer will dance to the following songs for the Trio Dance (in alphabetical order):

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess with Hayley Erbert - Argentine Tango – “Mi Confesion” by Gotan Project
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy with Artem Chigvintsev – Paso Doblé – “Shot Me Down” by David Guetta
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd with Jenna Johnson - Jive – “Hit the Road Jack” - Hermes House Band
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas with Alan Bersten - Samba – “Hip Hip Chin Chin” by Club Des Belugas
Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold with Witney Carson – Paso Doblé – “Explosive” by David Garrett and Franck Heijden and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

For week nine, 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. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer 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 division under BBC Worldwide North America – part of BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) - which operates as a studio in the U.S. and Canada. Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces original content as well as scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands across all platforms. The studio is responsible for the ratings juggernaut “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), “You're Back in the Room” (working title - Fox) and the upcoming limited series, “The Night Of” (HBO).

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