Week five of “Dancing with the Stars” begins tonight and it features a first-ever freestyle Team Dance-off of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” versus Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” On October 20, ABC officials revealed that this week’s competition would be divided into two nights for “Guilty Pleasures Week” and that no celebrity would be eliminated. The schedule change was made to accommodate Monday night’s presidential debate. For high-octane action and extreme competition, this is one week fans don’t want to miss.
It all begins on Monday night, when four couples will dance to their selected “guilty pleasure songs.” The other four couples will perform their Freestyle Team Dance to either Psy’s “Gangnam Style” or Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” On Tuesday, the four couples that performed their Team Dance on Monday will dance their individual dances and a second team will hit the dance floor. The judges’ scores and viewer votes from Monday and Tuesday night will be added to the following week’s scores and votes.
As already selected and announced during last week’s results show, the teams dancing Freestyle on either Monday or Tuesday are:
Team “Gangnam Style:”
- Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- Gilles Marini and Peta Murgatroyd
- Kelly Monaco and Val Chmerkovskiy
- Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
Team “Call Me Maybe:”
- Sabrina Bryan and Louis van Amstel
- Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough
- Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff
- Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani
“Dancing with the Stars” airs from 8-9 p.m. ET on Monday and Tuesday, October 22 and 23 on ABC.
About Psy and “Gangnam Style:”
Korean rapper Psy’s real name is Park Jae-Sang, but he goes by his stage name of Psy (short for Psycho). Since hitting the Internet about three months ago, his quirky, colorful and outrageously catchy “Gangnam Style” has spread like wildfire. It’s the most watched in K-pop video in history with more than 500 million views. On October 22, Psy was listed as #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, ahead of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Carly Rae Jepsen.
Psy has appeared on the MTV VMAs, CNN International, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Nightline,” “Today,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Chelsea Lately.” He is set to appear next on “The View” on October 25.
About Carly Rae Jepsen:
Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen placed third on “Canadian Idol.” Shortly after, Jepsen released her debut album “Tug of War” and three years later, she released a new single titled “Call Me Maybe.” The single had huge success on YouTube, with more than 300 million views. It reached the #1 spot on both the US Billboard and Canadian Hot 100 lists. The single also went to number one in 19 other countries.
Jepsen’s second album “Curiosity” was released in February 2012. Justin Bieber announced on the very same day as its release that he picked up Carly Rae for School Boy Records, the label run by his manager, Scooter Braun. Jepsen has won three Much Music Video Awards and two Teen Choice Awards. Her third album “Kiss” was released on September 18, 2012.