No, he's not. He's going to sing, which is his strong suit, as his former pro partner Karina Smirnoff dances with Louis van Amstel. Also, Tristan MacManus is returning — and he gets to dance with Karina too. He's only been gone a week and we've already missed his smile. And accent. And tattoos.
Here's what else ABC says we can look forward to on Week 7:
Joshua Bell performs: Monday’s DWTS themed Classical Night opens with a live performance from classical music superstar Joshua Bell, who will be performing “Vivaldi’s Summer,” accompanied by the DWTS pro troupe.
Jackie and Vittorio: Other special musical artists joining the evening are soprano prodigy Jackie Evancho and world renowned Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who will grace the stage, accompanying dance performances throughout the evening. Jackie Evancho will be performing “Dark Waltz” during a pro dance performance with Tristan MacManus and Karina Smirnoff.
Team Dances: The seven remaining couples will compete to famous pieces of classical music and return to the ballroom floor later in the night for their always entertaining Team Dances. Team Paso’s Melissa & Maks, William & Cheryl, and Donald & Peta battle Team Tango’s Katherine & Mark, Maria & Derek, Roshon & Chelsie, Jaleel & Kym during Monday night’s show.
Gavin sings on Results Show: On Tuesday night, Gavin DeGraw returns to the ballroom as a special musical guest to perform his new hit single "Sweeter," accompanied by Karina Smirnoff and Louis Van Amstel.
Last Dance Duel: The final Dance Duel will be held this week, with the bottom two couples performing the Rumba, to the same song at the same time as the judges decide who the next eliminated couple will be.
Ballroom Battle: Tuesday night will also bring us "Dancing with the Stars: Ballroom Battle." This competition features six pro dancers who paired together and held auditions for amateur couples throughout America. One couple was selected to represent each pro-dancer team in a head-to-head Ballroom Battle. On Tuesday, the three winning couples with their coaches – Cheryl Burke, Tony Dovolani and Louis Van Amstel – will compete in a live finale on stage. Each couple will perform a no-holds-barred Jive and the judges will name the Ballroom Battle champions.
Spotlight performance: Also, during Tuesday night’s show we will have an “AT&T’s Spotlight” performance will spotlight Richard “Steelo” Vazquez, who will perform with the Groovaloos for a very exciting and uplifting performance. “Steelo” was one of the top B-boy dancers working in music, film and television and a member of the popular dance group The Groovaloos. Sadly, in 2011 he suffered a brain aneurysm which resulted in him losing his ability to speak and walk. He spent six months in the hospital and now goes to physical rehabilitation five days a week, seven hours a day. On Tuesday, Steelo will reunite with the Groovaloos for the first time since his aneurysm. Although he isn’t back to full strength, this performance will be a testament to the perseverance he, his family and friends have shown despite all odds being against them.
It all sounds great! Who are you rooting for this week?