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Dancing with the Stars 28
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Presented By: Tom Bergeron
Erin Andrews
Judges: Carrie Ann Inaba
Len Goodman
Bruno Tonioli
Broadcast
Original Channel: ABC
Original Run: 16 September 2019 - TBA
Season Champions
Celebrity Winner: TBA
Professional Winner: TBA
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The twenty-eighth season of Dancing with the Stars premiered 16 September 2019 on ABC.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews returned as hosts.[1] Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman returned as judges.[2]

It is executive produced by Andrew Llinares,[3] who previously produced Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.

Development

The show's renewal was announced 10 May 2019. The premiere date was announced 2 July 2019.

During an Upfronts press briefing on Tuesday (7 May) morning, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke revealed that "some really fun" changes to the show's structure are on their way. Burke wasn't able to offer specifics about the shake-ups, but she said Dancing's producers are planning to "surprise and delight the audience in new ways," while maintaining "the same show that everyone knows and loves."

Burke added that Dancing is pursuing "bigger stars" than the show has previously cast, though the full lineup wasn't revealed until late summer.

After a controversial 27th season, Llinares has announced that this season will introduce live voting, where viewers will see the results at the end of the episode. He promised that West Coast viewers will also still be allowed to vote.[4] In Week 2, Tom announced on the show that the bottom two couples would be revealed at the end of the show and the judges would be able to save one of them.

Sharna Burgess reports that some of the creative control that the dancers had previously has been reassigned this season. Dancers no longer choose their costumes, set, or song.[5]

Filming of promos began 13 August 2019.[6]

Leah Remini returned as a guest judge for ABC's "Cast from the Past" promotion in Week 4.[7]

Disney Night will be 14 October.[8]

Halloween Night will be 28 October.[9]

Cast

Good Morning America tweeted 2 August 2019 that they would be announcing the first two celebrities on 5 August, but no such announcement happened in deference to other news over the weekend. Tom Bergeron tweeted 9 August that no announcements would come the following week either.

On 16 August, the show tweeted a pic with clues to one of the celebrities. Fans quickly deduced correctly that it was Karamo Brown. The cast was revealed 21 August on Good Morning America, but their professional partners were not announced.

During rehearsals for the premiere Christie Brinkley broke her arm and required surgery, rendering her unable to participate this season. Her daughter, Sailor Cook, took her place.

Professionals

Dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy returned.[10] Peta Murgatroyd also returned for the first time since season 25.[11]

Twelve other professionals appeared in the GMA cast reveal, Brandon Armstrong, Lindsay Arnold, Alan Bersten, Cheryl Burke, Witney Carson, Sasha Farber, Jenna Johnson, Daniella Karagach, Keo Motsepe, Pasha Pashkov, Gleb Savchenko, and Emma Slater, but they themselves had not been told with which celebrities they would be dancing. Which of the fourteen pros would compete and who their partners would be was not revealed to the public until the premiere episode. Emma and Sasha each tweeted that they would discover their partners on Monday 26 August. On Monday 26 August, Ray Lewis announced that Cheryl Burke was his partner.[12] 

There is not a troupe this season.[13] Tom revealed in a Sirius XM radio interview that Keo and Daniella would not have partners, but would perform much like the troupe, dancing in bumpers and group numbers and being available to fill in for ailing pros if necessary.[14]

Couples

Celebrity Known for Professional Partner Result
MaryWilson-Promo28-Closeup Mary
Wilson
The Supremes
singer
Brandon-S28Promo-Closeup Brandon
Armstrong
Eliminated 1st
on 23 September 2019
RayLewis-Promo28-Closeup Ray
Lewis
Former
NFL player
Cheryl-S28Promo-Closeup Cheryl
Burke
Withdrew
on 30 September 2019
LamarOdom-Promo28-Closeup Lamar
Odom
NBA
player
Peta-S28Promo-Closeup Peta
Murgatroyd
Eliminated 2nd
on 7 October 2019
KaramoBrown-Promo28-Closeup Karamo
Brown
Actor Jenna-S28Promo-Closeup Jenna
Johnson
HannahBrown-Promo28-Closeup Hannah
Brown
Bachelorette
star
Alan-Promo28-Closeup Alan
Bersten
JamesVanDerBeek-Promo28-Closeup James Van
Der Beek
Actor Emma-S28Promo-Closeup Emma
Slater
SailorCook-Promo28-Closeup Sailor
Cook
Model Val-S28Promo-Closeup Valentin
Chemrkovskiy
KateFlannery-Promo28-Closeup Kate
Flannery
Actress Pasha-S28Promo-Closeup Pasha
Pashkov
LaurenAlaina-Promo28-Closeup Lauren
Alaina
American Idol
singer
Gleb-S28Promo-Closeup Gleb
Savchenko
AllyBrooke-Promo28-Closeup Ally
Brooke
Fifth Harmony
singer
Sasha-S28Promo-Closeup Sasha
Farber
SeanSpicer-Promo28-Closeup Sean
Spicer
Former White
House secretary
Lindsay-S28Promo-Closeup Lindsay
Arnold
KelMitchell-Promo28-Closeup Kel
Mitchell
Comedian Witney-S28Promo-Closeup Witney
Carson

Scoring Charts

Average Scoring Chart

Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Couples' Highest- and Lowest-Scoring Performances

Weekly Scores

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Week 1: Season Premiere

Couple Scores Dance Music
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlabamaHannah
20 (7, 7, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" - Whitney Houston
Kel & Whitney
#TeamWitKel
16 (6, 5, 5) Tango "Sucker" - Jonas Brothers
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "She Works Hard for the Money" - Donna Summer
 Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
11 (5, 3, 3) Foxtrot "Feeling Good" - Nina Simone
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
19 (7, 6, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" - Shania Twain
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
18 (6, 6, 6) Foxtrot "Uptown Girl" - Billy Joel
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
17 (6, 5, 6) Salsa "Juice" - Lizzo
Ray & Cheryl
#TeamRAVENous
15 (5, 5, 5) Salsa "Hot in Herre" - Nelly
Mary & Brandon
#TeamSupreme
17 (6, 5, 6) Foxtrot "Baby Love" - The Supremes
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
16 (5, 5, 6) Cha-Cha-Cha "Work from Home" - Fifth Harmony
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Spice Up Your Life" - Spice Girls
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
21 (7, 7, 7) Tango "Whatever It Takes" - Imagine Dragons

Performances

Week 2: First Elimination

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
20 (7, 6, 7) Cha-Cha-Cha "Dancing on the Ceiling" - Lionel Richie Safe
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
18 (6, 6, 6) Rumba "Señorita" - Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello Safe
Ray & Cheryl
#TeamRAVENous
15 (5, 5, 5) Foxtrot "September" - Earth, Wind & Fire Bottom two
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
20 (7, 6, 7) Viennese Waltz "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls Safe
Mary & Brandon
#TeamSupreme
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Think" - Aretha Franklin Eliminated
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
19 (6, 6, 7) Paso Doble "Confident" - Demi Lovato Safe
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
16 (6, 5, 5) Tango "Shut Up and Dance" - Walk the Moon Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
19 (7, 5, 7) Quickstep "Let's Go Crazy" - Prince & The Revolution Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
21 (7, 7, 7) Foxtrot "Fly Me to the Moon" - Frank Sinatra Safe
Kel & Whitney
#TeamWitKel
20 (7, 6, 7) Samba "Every Little Step" - Bobby Brown Safe
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
12 (4, 4, 4) Salsa "Con Calma" - Daddy Yankee feat. Snow Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlabamaHannah
24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "Lover" - Taylor Swift Safe

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 3: Movie Night

  • Couples danced to songs from classic movies.
  • BB-8 appeared on stage with Tom to promote the new movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • After Ray Lewis withdrew, Rashad Jennings appeared to dance Ray's routine with Cheryl.
Couple Scores Dance Music Film Result
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
20 (6, 7, 7) Tango "Oh, Pretty Woman" - Roy Orbison Pretty Woman Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlabamaHannah
21 (7, 7, 7) Rumba "Hold On" - Wilson Phillips Bridesmaids Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
16 (5, 5, 6) Jive "I'm Still Standing" - Elton John Rocketman Safe
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
24 (8, 8, 8) Rumba "Dreaming of You" - Selena Selena Safe
Ray & Cheryl
#TeamRAVENous
N/A Cha-Cha-Cha "Twist and Shout" - The Beatles Ferris Bueller's Day Off Withdrew
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
23 (8, 7, 8) Rumba "Shallow" - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
24 (8, 8, 8) Quickstep "9 to 5" - Dolly Parton 9 to 5 Safe
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
12 (4, 4, 4) Cha-Cha-Cha "Old Time Rock and Roll" - Bob Seger Risky Business Bottom two
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
23 (7, 8, 8) Tango "Mamma Mia" - Meryl Streep Mamma Mia! Safe
Kel & Witney
#TeamWitKel
20 (7, 6, 7) Rumba "My Heart Will Go On" - Céline Dion Titanic Bottom two
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
15 (5, 5, 5) Cha-Cha-Cha "Night Fever" - Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever Safe

Performances

Week 4: Top 10

Individual judges' scores in the charts below (given in parentheses) are listed in this order from left to right: Carrie Ann Inaba, Leah Remini, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

Couple Scores Dance Music Result
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
21 (5, 6, 5, 5) Paso Doble "Bamboléo" - Gipsy Kings Safe
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Jive "Proud Mary" - Tina Turner Safe
Kel & Witney
#TeamWitKel
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "If I Can't Have You" - Shawn Mendes Safe
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
26 (7, 7, 6, 6) Argentine Tango "Hands to Myself" - Selena Gomez Safe
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Quickstep "Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves Safe
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlabamaHannah
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Paso Doble "I Love It" - Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX Safe
Lamar & Peta
#Team2xChamps
20 (5, 7, 4, 4) Viennese Waltz "Kiss from a Rose" - Seal Eliminated
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
31 (7, 8, 8, 8) Cha-Cha-Cha "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Safe
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
32 (8, 8, 8, 8) Foxtrot "Jolene" - Dolly Parton Safe
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
28 (7, 7, 7, 7) Tango "Old Town Road" - Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus Bottom two

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Week 5: Disney Night

  • For Disney Night, each couple performed one previously unlearned dance to a song from a Disney film.
Couple Scores Dance Music Disney film Result
Sean & Lindsay
#TeamSweetNSpicey
19 (7, 6, 6) Quickstep "You've Got a Friend in Me" - Randy Newman Toy Story 4
Ally & Sasha
#TeamTimeToShine
27 (9, 9, 9) Contemporary "Beauty and the Beast" - John Legend & Ariana Grande Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Kel & Witney
#TeamWitKel
26 (9, 8, 9) Jazz "We’re All in This Together" - Cast of High School Musical High School Musical
Kate & Pasha
#TeamThatsWhatKateSaid
24 (8, 8, 8) Jazz "A Spoonful of Sugar" - Julie Andrews Mary Poppins
James & Emma
#TeamVanderSlate
26 (9, 8, 9) Paso Doble "He’s a Pirate" - Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Hannah & Alan
#TeamAlabamaHannah
25 (9, 7, 9) Foxtrot "A Whole New World" - ZAYN & Zhavia Aladdin (2019)
Sailor & Val
#TeamSailaV
24 (8, 8, 8) Viennese Waltz "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" - Ilene Woods Cinderella
Lauren & Gleb
#TeamTonkyHonk
23 (7, 8, 7) Samba "Under the Sea" - Samuel E. Wright The Little Mermaid
Karamo & Jenna
#TeamJeranamo
21 (7, 7, 7) Samba "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" - JD McCrary The Lion King (2019)

Judges' votes to save

Performances

Trivia

  • The premiere date, 16 September, was a week before the official start of the broadcast season, when the rest of ABC's fall shows premiere.
  • The premiere episode ended with a shot of the stars in the dance floor for deceased contestants Florence Henderson and Valerie Harper.

Gallery

References

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