Dancing with the Stars welcomes 12 new stars and 3 new pros with a new dance style, contemporary, that has even the pros wondering. There is no elimination in round one but with scores ranging from 12 to 24 a few couples will have to work extra hard next week to stay in the competition.
Following the pros opening extravaganza Zendaya and Val perform the encore dance as the couple who received the most tweets. The guest performers are Icona pop and Josh Groban. The stars share their fears and the new pros are introduced in interview clips. The show closes with a surprise announcement by Dorothy Hammill.
Huey Lewis and the News and the pro dancers perform for the king and queen of the prom nestled comfortably on their thrones. Shawn and Peta reprise their YMCA impersonation of the Village People, this time with Bruno joining in. Then the pro guys give us a macho performance. Demi Lovato performs as the week's elimination approaches.
This week the dance routines include an intimidating twist. Len invites Max, Lacey, Tony, Chelsie, Tristan, Emma, Whitney, Henry, Sasha and Anna to return and dance the same routines side by side with the stars.
As the judges choice Jacoby and Karina reprise their jive opposite Max and Anna. The stars re-experience some embarrassing moments with behind the scenes video clips. The Band Perry and Selena Gomez perform their hit songs.
Couples perform to Stevie Wonder hits because Stevie is in the building and has a few numbers to perform himself. Then the couples perform either a Samba or a Paso Doble in the first team dance of the season.
If you thought some of the contestants might be better at Karaoke than dance the excepts that open this episode will change your mind. We also get a peak back stage at the furious activity of the stage hands between performances. The performers reprise their team dance from last night and Macy's Stars of Dance, Olly Murs and Will.I.Am perform as we await the news of who will leave the competition this week.
Juanes and the eliminated pros perform on the long awaited Latin dance night. Under the rules tonight the top scoring couple is immune from elimination and the rest compete in a dance off for additional points.
Guest performer Michael Bublé opens this show. Then Aly and Mark reprise last night's dance at the judges request. And later the Camden Sophisticated Sisters appear as the guest dance troupe. Kellie and Derek get to relax this night as they are immune from elimination having received the highest score from the judges last night. But it doesn't look good for Andy and Sharna with by far the lowest judges' scores.
Zendaya, Val and Gleb reprise last night's trio at the judges request. Jason Derulo and Emeli Sandé perform their latest hits. Twitter viewers choose the dances couples will perform in the semi-finals. Derek choreographs a weightless dance routine.
All the pros including some returning from prior years open this 300th show with a sizzling number. The judges request an encore of Kellie and Derek's Argentine tango. Sophia Lucia a ten year old girl who set the world record for the most continuous pirouettes make a guest appearance and dances with her idol Chelsea Hightower. Avril Levine and The Wanted perform their hit songs.
For the finals the couples perform a classic ballroom dance, a cha cha relay and a free style. Tom paused to acknowledge the people effected by the day's Oklahoma tornadoes and to recognize the first responders.
Tonight's elimination includes the home audience votes from week one and the judges scores from weeks one and two. But with most of the couples dancing like it's week five and the weaker dancers being popular with the audience it's anyone's guess who's going home.
Julienne Hough returns as a guest judge in Len's absence. Injuries continue to impact the competition as three contestants perform with injured knees, one with a injured shoulder, one with a virus and two narrowly avoid concussions.
Cher joins the show as a guest performer and judge in Len's absence as the contestants dance to Cher hits. In addition to their individual routines contestants have to prepare for any of three styles in a head-to-head dance-off.
Kellie Pickler returns as a quest performer. Contestants perform a ballroom dance that they previously struggled with, a samba relay with TLC performing their music and the no-holds-barred freestyle. Couples choose the fusion dances for the season finale. One couple is eliminated.
The three finalists have one last chance to impress the judges in the fusion dance before the Season 17 champion is announced. All the season 17 couples have a last opportunity to perform. Elvis an the season's contestants perform to "What Does the Fox Say?." Guest performers include Enrique Iglesias, Paula Calais and Lady Antebellum.