Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 9, 2016

The remaining six couples will take the competition to the next level as “Judges Team Up Challenge” comes to “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, MAY 9 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. Each of the judges – Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli – will coach two couples, as well as choose their songs, dance styles and overall creative. Then, for the first time this season, the stars in each team will have to step away from their pros and dance by themselves for a portion of their routine.

Judges will be paired with the following couples:

Carrie Ann: Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess, and Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas
Len Goodman: Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold, and Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Bruno Tonioli: Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd, and Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe

Each group dance will be judged by the two remaining judges and America. Viewers can score celebrity performances alongside Len, Carrie Ann and Bruno, live, during the broadcast (EDT/CDT). To be part of the judges’ table, viewers must visit to score performances. A combined overall viewer score for each performance will be counted alongside the judges’ score. Each viewer may score a performance once, and the scoring window for each couple is open for two minutes and 15 seconds, beginning at the start of each routine.

Each celebrity will perform a Viennese Waltz, Argentine Tango, Jive or Paso Doble. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination based on last week’s combined judges’ scores and viewer votes.

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

Antonio Brown & Sharna Burgess – Viennese Waltz – “Love on the Brain” by Rihanna
Ginger Zee & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Argentine Tango – “Telephone” by Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé
Jodie Sweetin & Keo Motsepe – Jive – “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” by Christina Aguilera
Nyle DiMarco & Peta Murgatroyd – Paso Doble – “Victorious” by Panic! At The Disco
Paige VanZant & Mark Ballas – Viennese Waltz – “Stone Cold” by Demi Lovato
Wanyá Morris & Lindsay Arnold – Jive –"Can You Do This" by Aloe Blacc

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 eight, 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 and on Facebook at 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.

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