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Dancing With The Stars

DWTS All-Stars Semifinals Sneak Peek: Double Elimination, The Wanted, and More

This week will be very, very bad. Dancing With the Stars All-Stars Week 9 Semifinals will feature a tribute to Michael Jackson’s famous album, Bad, plus include another double elimination so we can establish the final three in time for the Week 10 Finals. Traumatizing!

But there will be some great performances, before the heartbreak. Here’s what ABC says we can look forward to this week:


Michael Jackson tribute dances: The Semifinals will start with a pro performance to a medley of two iconic songs from BAD25, the album released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s legendary Bad album. Each of the remaining five couples will dance to a classic song from the album. The show will also feature three special dance performances, each sampling a song from the 13-track bonus disc from BAD25. To continue the celebration, ABC will air Michael Jackson: BAD25, a documentary directed by Spike Lee, offering Michael Jackson fans a rare look at the man who changed the music world forever (November 22 at 9:30 p.m., ET). Also on Monday night, each couple will dance a dance style they have not yet danced to a theme which was chosen for them by another couple on last week’s Results Show. Read more about those dances here.


The Wanted: The UK sensation, The Wanted, will perform a medley of their current single “I Found You” and their biggest hit, “Glad You Came.”

Paula Abdul dances with pros: Legendary performer and world famous choreographer Paula Abdul returns to the ballroom to perform in our final “Macy’s Stars of Dance” with a groundbreaking number. This piece will be an amazing interactive performance featuring some outside dancers as well as our own DWTS pros, Mark Ballas, Chelsie Hightower, Sonny Fredie Pederson, Henry Byalikov, Sharna Burgess and Emma Slater.

“Polyswagg” dancer: In the final “AT&T Spotlight Performance,” we will feature 21-year old Parris Goebel. Parris grew up in New Zealand and always knew she loved to dance, even though she was a self-described “terrible dancer.” Instead of taking classes, she taught herself how to dance, developing a new unique hip-hop style called “polyswagg,” and went on to become one of the hottest choreographers in the dance world. She has choreographed for Jennifer Lopez and Missy Elliot, and is currently choreographing numbers for the new Michael Jackson Cirque De Soleil show in Las Vegas. She will hit the DWTS ballroom on Tuesday night with her dance crew from New Zealand, The ReQuest Crew, for an unforgettable performance.

Derek Hough dances with SYTYCD ladies: Also, DWTS pro Derek Hough will perform a number that he has created that will feature four talented female dancers — Jessica Lee Keller, plus So You Think You Can Dance alumni Allison Holker, Melanie Moore, and Katherine McCormick.

TWO COUPLES LEAVE: And before the night’s end, two more couples will be eliminated.

Who will get the boot on Tuesday? What’s your final three prediction?