Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return to 'Dancing With The Stars'... as a guest judge(Read article summary)
Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear on the show Nov. 18 to judge the contest's semi-finals round. Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared on many seasons of the reality show as a professional dancer.
The theme of the semifinals at which Chmerkovskiy will judge is âplugged/unplugged,â with the remaining dancers performing a paso doble, jazz, tango, or cha-cha routine to a normal version of their chosen song, according to ABC writer Jason Leung. The partners will then perform an Argentine tango, rumba, or Viennese waltz to an acoustic version of that same song.
According to Leung, this is the first time the âplugged/unpluggedâ theme will have been used on the show.
The night will also include a number performed by the remaining professional dancers that will be choreographed by Mandy Moore. Musicians Kerli and Noah Guthrie will perform songs during the âunplugged section,â according to Leung, with Kerli performing a version of the Fall Out Boy song âMy Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light âEm Up)â and Guthrie singing a cover of LMFAOâs song âSexy and I Know It.â
Chmerkovskiy competed on âDancingâ as a professional dancer for most of the iterations of the show and won second place twice and third place twice.
The ABC reality competition, which began in 2005 and is based on the British reality program âStrictly Come Dancing,â is currently airing its seventeenth iteration and five couples remain. âHigh School Musicalâ actor Corbin Bleu and dancer Karina Smirnoff, comedian Bill Engvall and dancer Emma Slater, âThe Osbournesâ star Jack Osbourne and dancer Cheryl Burke, âThe King of Queensâ actress Leah Remini and dancer Tony Dovolani, and âGleeâ actress Amber Riley and dancer Derek Hough will be competing in the semi-finals round of the show.