The Dancing With the Stars producers have been teasing changes to the Season 15 All-Stars for a few months now, but executive producer Conrad Green finally reveals more explicit details on this season’s “tweaks.”
Since this is the All-Stars season, the celebrities will get a chance to work their star power. According to TVGuide, “Celebrities will be creative directors of a dance for a week, for which they'll come up with the theme and wardrobe, pick the music and all but choreograph their routine.”
We really hope that part about choreographing their own routine isn’t entirely true. Why trade the years of choreographing experience pros like Mark Ballas have for the dance moves in Bristol Palin’s head?
Also, this season will feature a major shake-up of the scoring system, “emphasizing technique.” Conrad goes into more detail about the changes as follows.
“We're thinking about having Len [Goodman] give a couple of extra points to the celebrity who did the best technical dance of the night … It's an extra boost; it's not a punishment for everyone else. We'll tweak scoring here and there to make sure there's a bit more discipline and content in there, given that these people have done the show before."
We can definitely get behind this change. With 13 highly skilled veterans, the nuances and differences between each couple would get lost in a sea of three-way 10s from the judges.
Do you like these changes? Or do you prefer to keep scoring the way it is? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Dancing With the Stars Season 15: All-Stars will premiere on Monday, September 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Check out the full All-Stars cast list here.
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