“Dancing With The Stars” is celebrating its 10th anniversary and ABC is making sure that this will be a celebration worth remembering. Originally, the anniversary special was scheduled in May, but ABC moved it to next week so schedules have to be made.
On Monday, April 2, the Week 7 competition will push forward. One couple will be eliminated on Monday. As for the double elimination, supposedly scheduled for Tuesday night, this will be moved next Tuesday to give way to the anniversary special.
As tweeted by the Official DWTS, “The Top 7 perform on Monday, then come back Tuesday for a very special 10th Anniversary celebration.”
So, how big is the 10th anniversary celebration? Here’s the official description from ABC:
“Dancing history will be made with the show’s largest opening number ever, featuring over 45 stars including the judges, hosts, and Season 20 pro dancers performing alongside 15 celebrity alums and seven returning pros. Viewers can expect to see exciting new routines, with everything from an NFL football player ensemble to a ‘bromance’ dance.”
Come Tuesday, “Dancing With The Stars” will showcase the culmination of its talents, most popular contestants and pro-dancers as well as showcase why the show has lasted this long and why the fans still love it.
To make the celebration a spectacle, fans can expect to see dance numbers from Superbowl Champions Donald Driver, Kurt Warner, Hines Ward, Jacoby Jones, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Jerry Rice together with Karina Smirnoff, Emma Slater and Anna Trebunskaya.
Also, “DWTS” Season 18 winners Meryl Davis, Maksim Chmerkovskiy will have a showdown against Season 19 winners Witney Carson and Alfonso Ribiero.
Celebrity dancers who will perform on stage includes Amy Pury, Chelsea Kane, Kelly Monaco, Maria Menounos, Kristi Yamaguchi, Melissa Ryroft and many more.
There will be tons of surprises on Tuesday night, including Patti LaBelle singing “Lady Marmalade” with Lil’ Kim and four-month pregnant Katherine Jenkins will also hit the stage, a first in the show’s history.
“Dancing With The Stars” Week 7 airs April 27, while the 10th Anniversary Special airs April 28.