• Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten
• Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
• Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev
• DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold
• Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe
• Joe "Grocery Store Joe" Amabile and Jenna Johnson
• John Schneider and Emma Slater
• Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke
• Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber
• Milo Manheim and Witney Carson
• Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy
• Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko
• Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong
Same here. I'd had no idea who James Hinchcliffe was, but he was by far my favourite of his season (and still think he should have won).
And some that I do know end up surprising me. I found Pamela Anderson (who is apparently heading to do the French version?) somewhat surprisingly elegant and graceful. Tonya Harding was much more elegant than I expected. Frankie Muniz was just so lovable!
Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten – jive – “Shake the Room” by Gamu
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess – jive – “Gimme Some Lovin’” by The Spencer Davis Group
Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev – foxtrot – “Strong Ones” by Armin van Buuren featuring Cimo Fränkel
DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold – cha cha – “I Like It (Like That)” by The Blackout Allstars
Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe – foxtrot – “Rewrite the Stars” by Zac Efron & Zendaya
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson – quickstep – “Check It Out” by Oh the Larceny
John Schneider and Emma Slater – foxtrot – “Orange Colored Sky” by Nat “King” Cole
Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke – salsa – “Tu Sonrisa” by Elvis Crespo
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber – cha cha – “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
Milo Manheim and Witney Carson – cha cha – “Good Feeling” by Austin French
Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy – quickstep – “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina & the Waves
Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko – salsa – “Tres Deseos” by Gloria Estefan
Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong – jive – “Yes” by Merry Clayton
I guess they have to do it to keep the show interesting, but I don't like it when there are so many different dance styles in one show, because you can't compare people. I would rather have just 2 styles per night and split the group. Maybe 3 at most.
So I'd had no idea this was happening, but Mark Ballas has taken over the lead role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots on Broadway for a limited run (Sept 11-Nov 4).
I'm glad to see he's having so much post-DWTS success. It seems like he's having fun on Broadway. The British accent in this show, will probably come a bit easier than the New Jersey accent he put on for Jersey Boys... (though his singing as Frankie Valli seemed pretty good)