‘Dancing with the Stars’ Episode Guide (April 18): Celebrity Switch Up Reveal; Couple Eliminated

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Episode Guide (April 18): Celebrity Switch Up Reveal; Couple Eliminated

“Episode 2205” (04/18/16) – “America’s Switch Up” has really changed up the competition this week, as fan engagement through social media has helped to “switch up” the nine remaining couples, as the celebrities and professional dancers swap partners, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

The pressure is on for the pro dancers to choreograph new dances with new partners. Each couple will perform a cha cha, tango, salsa, paso doblé, Viennese waltz, rumba or jive, as chosen by America. The celebrities will perform with their “switch up” partner for this week only.

In addition, season 18 Mirrorball-winner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will guest judge alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

Following are the “America’s Switch Up” pairings and the songs they will dance to (in alphabetical order):
– Antonio Brown & Karina Smirnoff – Cha Cha – “Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield
– Doug Flutie & Peta Murgatroyd – Tango – “Black & Gold” by Sam Sparro
– Ginger Zee & Mark Ballas – Salsa – “La Malanga” by Eddie Palmieri
– Jodie Sweetin & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Paso Doblé – “Under Control” by Calvin Harris & Alesso
– Kim Fields & Keo Motsepe – Viennese Waltz – “These Arms of Mine” by Otis Redding
– Nyle DiMarco & Sharna Burgess – Viennese Waltz – “I Get to Love You” by Ruelle
– Paige VanZant & Sasha Farber – Rumba – “Perfect” by One Direction
– Von Miller & Lindsay Arnold – Jive – “Hips” by Beans & Fatback
– Wanya Morris & Witney Carson – Tango – “Hold Back the River” by James Bay

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.

For week five, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday nights during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade and Ashley Edens-Shaffer are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

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