With only eight celebrities still in the competition, “Dancing with the Stars” is ready to shake-up the ballroom. On April 24, ABC revealed details on MediaNet about next week’s ever-popular Latin Night, which always spices things up. The biggest news is that Ricky Martin will not only perform, but he’ll also sit beside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli to serve as Latin Night’s guest judge.
Grammy award winning, multi-platinum recording artist, Ricky Martin, has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide. Throughout his storied career, Martin has received four Grammy and three Latin Grammy awards, ten Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards and ten MTV VMAs. This April, he launched “SuperSong,” a television special that can be seen exclusively on Crackle.
Martin will kick off the “DWTS” tribute to Latin music with a live performance of “Vida.” The remaining eight celebrities will perform an individual routine with a Latin theme, plus a Latin-inspired group dance. Monday night marks the first team dance of the season.
Last week, Drew Carey and his pro partner, Cheryl Burke, were eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars.” As posted by ABC News, his tango during Party Anthem Night received a score of 32, the lowest of the night. Carey explained on camera on "Today" that he foresaw his elimination coming because of the wide point difference between his scores and those of the other competitors. Previously eliminated stars from season 18 include Diana Nyad, Sean Avery, Billy Dee Williams, and Cody Simpson.
The remaining celebrities on “DWTS” include Candace Cameron Bure, Meryl Davis, NeNe Leakes, James Maslow, Danica McKellar, Amy Purdy, and Charlie White. Meryl Davis and Maks topped the leaderboard last week with a perfect score for their emotionally charged Tango. Amy Purdy came in second place with a score of 38, followed by a score of 36 for Charlie White and Danica McKellar.
Drew and Cheryl appeared on “GMA” this week for their “DWTS” swan song. Burke, a two-time champion, predicted that the finals would be a female showdown between Meryl Davis and Amy Purdy. According to Wetpaint, Burke stated that she thinks it will be a tight race between the Olympic ice dancer and the Paralympic snowboarder. To see Drew and Cheryl’s interview on “GMA,” be sure to watch the video above.
Latin Week on “Dancing with the Stars” airs on Monday, April 28. As revealed on MediaNet on April 23, the finale of “DWTS” is a 2-night event that includes the final performances on Monday, May 19, to be followed by a two-hour results show on Tuesday when a new mirror ball winner will be crowned.