Dancing With the Stars is Joining Rhythm Nation: Next Theme Night is Janet Jackson

Dancing With the Stars will celebrate rhythm nation on Nov. 8. E! News can exclusively reveal that the couples will mark Janet Jackson night with dances to her iconic hits.

By Jillian Fabiano Nov 01, 2021 10:13 PMTags
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Dancing with the Stars fans, this one is all for you.

Why? Because next week's DWTS theme is 10s across the board: That's right, the Nov. 8 episode will be Janet Jackson night. The couples will be moving and grooving to some of her most iconic hits, including "Nasty," "That's the Way Love Goes" and "Together Again."

But this isn't the first time fans will witness a Janet Jackson routine. On season 29, in 2020, Skai Jackson danced the Paso Doble to the singer's "If" with partner Alan Bersten.

"Even though Janet is an amazing performer, the thing I admire most is that she is an activist," the 18-year-old star explained to the judges at the time. "She isn't afraid to speak up in what she believes in and use her voice for good. That's really important to me."

But before the couples can cha cha their way to week nine, they need to survive the pressure of Queen night on Nov. 1.

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While JoJo Siwa and Amanda Kloots keep raking in high scores, fans are still casting their votes for Iman Shupert, Jimmy Allen, Melora Hardin, Olivia Jade, Suni Lee, Mike "The Miz" Mizanin and Cody Rigsby.

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Last week, on Oct. 25, the judges saved gold medalist Suni from the bottom two—and she's worried she may not make it to the podium tonight.

"hey guys ! not feeling my best tonight but i will still be dancing for queen night!" she tweeted on Nov. 1. "make sure you guys vote for me and sash! each week is getting scarier & intense !!"

Which eight couples will be lucky enough to make it to Janet Jackson week? You'll have to tune in on Monday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT to find out.

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