Dancing with the Stars US Season 31 Episode 05 Description
Week 5: Stars’ Stories Week
- Night 1 – Most Memorable Year
Each couple performed one unlearned dance to celebrate the most memorable year of their lives. Contemporary and the waltz were introduced. Couples are listed in the order they performed.
Selma Blair announced that she had to withdraw from the competition for medical reasons, although she and Sasha Farber still performed their waltz. As a result, no one else was eliminated at the end of the night.
|Trevor & Emma||32 (8, 8, 8, 8)||Jazz||“Viva la Vida”—Coldplay||Safe|
|Shangela & Gleb||32 (8, 8, 8, 8)||Foxtrot||“Roar (Acoustic)”—Katy Perry||Safe|
|Jessie & Alan||29 (7, 7, 8, 7)||Tango||“Blue Jeans”—Jessie James Decker||Safe|
|Gabby & Val||36 (9, 9, 9, 9)||Foxtrot||“If the World Should Ever Stop”—JP Cooper||Safe|
|Joseph & Daniella||34 (9, 8, 9, 8)||Rumba||“My Way”—Frank Sinatra||Safe|
|Daniel & Britt||34 (8, 8, 9, 9)||Contemporary||“Both Sides, Now”—Joni Mitchell||Safe|
|Jordin & Brandon||33 (8, 8, 8, 9)||Salsa||“Let’s Get Married (ReMarquable Remix)”—Jagged Edge, featuring RUN||Safe|
|Charli & Mark||39 (10, 9, 10, 10)||Contemporary||“When the Party’s Over”—Lewis Capaldi||Safe|
|Vinny & Koko||32 (8, 8, 8, 8)||Jazz||“Levels”—Avicii||Safe|
|Heidi & Artem||36 (9, 9, 9, 9)||Rumba||“Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You (I Love You Baby)”—Lauryn Hill||Safe|
|Wayne & Witney||37 (9, 9, 9, 10)||Foxtrot||“Beautiful”—Jim Brickman & Wayne Brady||Safe|
|Selma & Sasha||40 (10, 10, 10, 10)||Waltz||“What the World Needs Now Is Love”—Andra Day||Withdrew|
Dancing with the Stars US Show Summary
Dancing with the Stars is an American dance competition television series that premiered on June 1, 2005, on ABC. It is the U.S. version of the UK series Strictly Come Dancing, and one of several iterations of the Dancing with the Stars franchise. The show pairs celebrities with professional dancers. Each couple performs predetermined dances and competes against the others for judges’ points and audience votes. The couple receiving the lowest combined total of judges’ points and audience votes is eliminated each week until only the champion dance pair remains.
The show was hosted by Tom Bergeron from its inception until 2019. Lisa Canning was co-host in the first season, Samantha Harris co-hosted seasons two through nine, Brooke Burke-Charvet in seasons ten through seventeen, and Erin Andrews from season eighteen through twenty-eight. Since the twenty-ninth season, model Tyra Banks has served as host of the show. Starting with the thirty-first season, Alfonso Ribeiro joined as co-host.
The 30th season of the show aired September–November 2021. On April 8, 2022, it was announced that, beginning with the 31st season, Dancing with the Stars will be moving from ABC to Disney+.