Double the Dancing With the Stars, double the fun!
E! News has exclusively learned that beginning with next week's double-elimination on Tuesday, May 5, the ABC reality hit will air on Mondays and Tuesdays for the rest of its current season, going back to their old format of performances on Monday nights and the eliminations on Tuesday nights.
ABC made the decision to downsize DWTS to one night a week, beginning with Season 17 back in 2013, in order to "focus" the show and "build a sense of occasion" on Monday nights, network boss Paul Lee explained at the time.
Anyone else glad to see that occasion becoming a two-night party in the ballroom?!
On Monday, viewers will have all the power as each of the six remaining couples will perform to a song and dance picked by the fans for "America's Choice" night. Plus, viewers will also get the chance to give input on wardrobe, set design and visual effects. In addition to America's pick, each couple will also perform a second dance, as well as a trio dance. Combining the public votes from last Monday's (April 27) show, Monday night's performances and the judges' scores from the two weeks, two couples will be eliminated during Tuesday's results show.
Groban will sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with a performance by Maddie Ziegler, while Jepsen is set to perform her new hit single "I Really Like You." Plus, the night will kick off with a special contemporary performance by Travis Wall's Shaping Sound, which will feature DWTS pro Allison Holker and troupe dancer Jenna Johnson.
DWTS airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.