It’s that time again, Dancing With the Stars fans, and tonight is a very special performance episode. We love every week of the hit competition show, but Season 16: Week 6 features a fan favorite theme: team dances!
Tonight, it’s Team Val Chmerkovskiy vs. Team Derek Hough, and though we’ve already given every dancer a power ranking, it can still be anyone’s game. Val’s team includes him and partner Zendaya, Ingo Rademacher and Kym Johnson, Jacoby Jones and Karina Smirnoff, and Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold; Derek’s team is him and partner Kellie Pickler, Aly Raisman and Mark Ballas, Sean Lowe and Peta Murgatroyd, and Andy Dick and Sharna Burgess.
And if those teams weren’t enough to excite you, there’s yet another exciting theme: Stevie Wonder! Everyone will be dancing to his classic tunes... as he sings some, if not all, of them live! Val’s team will dance the Paso Doble to “Higher Ground” and Derek’s team (aka Team PicklerDick) will dance the Samba to “Superstition.”
To tide you over until the ep airs at 8 p.m. ET, you can read some intel about tonight’s episode straight from the dancers. As always, we’ll be updating this post with all of the dances throughout the night, so keep refreshing this page to see the good, the bad, and the ugly. But to occupy you until then, here’s a GIF of Zendaya and Val freaking out:
Team Val and Zendaya's Paso Doble:
Team Kellie and Derek's Samba: