Stars not only have 2 dances, but a new kind of dance off for Latin week on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Colin McDermott, newsnet5.com
10:58 AM, Apr 29, 2013
CLEVELAND - The competition is about to get spicy on the 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars." Forgive my cliché – because it's Latin Week! And the show is shaking up eliminations the way a samba shakes up Zendaya's hips.
First off, the remaining seven couples each will perform a Latin dance. Whoever scores the highest, is safe from elimination this week.
But, wait – there's more!
The six remaining couples will then compete in one of the show's infamous Dance Offs. They will either do the cha cha, jive or rumba. Those dances get picked live, I guess. The winning three couples get extra points. So we'll have a pretty good idea who our bottom three couples will be Tuesday night.
For their individual dance, Disney star –and destined champion – Zendaya and Val are working on a paso doble, while country singer Kellie Pickler and Derek are rehearsing a samba.
Kellie tweeted, "Been a crAzy week but Derek & I made it back to sunny Los Angeles! MN, IL, OH, TN, & now CA in 4 days! Time to get our #Samba on! #DWTS ."
NFL star Jacoby Jones and Karina are working on a salsa, as are Olympian Aly Raisman and Mark.