The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ semifinal will have double the dances and a case of deja vu


It’s the second-to-last week on “Dancing with the Stars,” which means two times the dances. The six semifinalists will tackle two individual routines this week: one unlearned dance and a judges’ pick of a style to redo from earlier in the season. The judges’ pick do-over is usually reserved for the finale, but nothing about this season makes sense (hi, Joe!), like the fact that there will be a one-night finale.

Since the finale is now one night, it’s unclear if there will be a double elimination at the end of the semifinal, which would give us a final four instead of an unprecedented final five. Originally, the second double elimination would’ve occurred on Night 1 of the finale to produce a final three for Night 2.

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Here is the Week 8 lineup:

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten
Unlearned dance — Waltz: “Water” by Bishop Briggs
Judges’ pick — Jive: “Yes” by Merry Clayton (mentored by Bruno)

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
Unlearned dance — Salsa: “GDFR” by Flo Rida
Judges’ pick — Jive: “Gimme Some Lovin’” by The Spencer Davis Group (mentored by Len)

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe
Unlearned dance — Contemporary: “Stand Up for Something” by Andra Day
Judges’ pick — Foxtrot: “Rewrite the Stars” from “The Greatest Showman” (mentored by Len)

Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson
Unlearned dance — Contemporary: “This Year’s Love” by David Gray
Judges’ pick — Quickstep – “Check it Out” by Oh the Larceny (mentored by Carrie Ann)

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke
Unlearned dance — Argentine tango – “Libertango” from Forever Tango
Judges’ pick — Salsa – “Tu Sonrisa” by Elvis Crespo (mentored by Bruno)

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
Unlearned dance — Argentine tango – “Pray for Me” by The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
Judges’ pick — Cha Cha – “Good Feeling” by Austin French (mentored by Carrie Ann)

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