Dancing With the Stars? More like Dancing With the Judges!
For the first time in the ABC reality hit's 10-year history, the judges will be entering the competition. E! News has exclusively learned that each judge—Len Goodman, Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli—is set to coach one of the four remaining couples leading up to Monday night's performance show. They'll have final say over their song, dance style and creative, which we're sure Len is thrilled over! The judges' choice dances will be scored by the three remaining judges.
And we're exclusively revealing the judge-couple pairings!
Len Goodman will be with Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough
Julianne Hough will be with Riker Lynch and Allison Holker
Carrie Ann Inaba will be with Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess
Bruno Tonioli will be with Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy
Anyone else excited to see Len and Derek debate the creativity and rules of their assigned dance?! And to see Julianne coach her cousin, R5 bandmember Riker?!
In addition to the judges' choice dances during Monday night's show, fans can expect to see All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft back in the ballroom, performing a routine from the upcoming Dancing With the Stars: Live! tour. Then, on Tuesday night's elimination show, Flo Rida and the Teen Beach Movie 2 cast will stop by the perform before another celeb is ousted from the competition.
DWTS airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on ABC.