VIDEO: Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy Perform on Last Night's DWTS' Special
The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade CELEBRATED with a star-studded spectacular, on "Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special," last night on theABC Television Network.
The extraordinary episode was filled with show-stopping performances featuring past and present "Dancing with the Stars" cast members and pro dancers plus a look back at fan-favorite moments from the past 20 seasons. Dancing history was made with the show's largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros.
Viewers also were treated to exciting new routines, with everything from an NFL football player ensemble to a "bromance" dance. Trading in their cleats for dance shoes, Superbowl Champions Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice will perform a Latin Paso Doble with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater and Anna Trebunskaya. Throughout the night, nine Mirrorball winners took the stage, including a dance showdown between season 18 winners Meryl Davis andMaksim Chmerkovskiy and reigning champions Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson.