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DWTS 14 Week 2: Katherine Jenkins jives to top spot

Last night on “Dancing with the Stars” for the second week of season 14, Katherine Jenkins proved that she has what it takes to be on the dance floor and Broadway should be calling. Last week she was sophisticated in the foxtrot, but in the jive she was quick, pert and sexy.
Jenkins and Ballas danced the jive to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band. I loved her black dress with hot pink fringe at the bottom. If only Ian liked fringe better.
Carrie Ann Inaba said “the tone and extension of her legs” was incredible.
Len Goodman loved the start and didn’t like that wackiness we expect from Mark Ballas. Like many of us, he didn’t expect Jenkins to be able to do quick but the girl can move!
Bruno Tonioli called her sexy and she was in a clean cut sort of way. Tonioli said that way she did her kicks and flicks was what the judges have been looking for.
Jenkins and Ballas had the high score for the jive with 26. Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower also received a 26, but for the jive. Jenkins and Ballas had a cumulative score of 52 to top the leader board.
The lowest score for the jive was tennis great Martina Navratilova and her partner Tony Dovolani. Navratilova was stiff and off beat. Her 17 was added to her score of 20 for a lackluster foxtrot.
Last week, Navratilova had been tied with Gavin DeGraw who also received a 20 for the foxtrot and actress Melissa Gilbert and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy who danced the cha cha cha.
Katherine Jenkins should definitely stay in the game. I’m looking forward to seeing her on the ballroom floor and possibly on stage in the future. Who knows? Maybe even Fox’s “Glee” will come calling.

LEADER BOARDOverall ranking: 
Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26+26 = 52
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 24 + 25 = 49
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 23+26=49
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 26+22=48
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23+23 = 46
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 21+ 25 = 46
Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 21 + 24 = 45
Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 23+21 = 44
Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 23+19 = 42
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 20 + 21 = 41
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20+20=40
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 20+ 17 = 37

Jive

  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 21
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 21
  • Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 17

Quickstep

  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 25
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 25
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 24
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 19

Online voting 


Online voting 

DWTS 14 Week 2: Katherine Jenkins in first

On the second night of competition, Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas again received the high score of the night to a total of 52 points. Jenkins and Ballas danced the jive to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

Disney star Roshon Fegan and his partner Chelsie Hightower also received a 26 and that brought them up to tie for second place with Latin hunk William Levy and his partner Cheryl Burke who received a 25 for a total of 49 points. Fegan and Hightower were dancing the quickstep to “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” by Good Charlotte and were the top score for the quickstep. Levy and Burke were also dancing the quickstep, but got a low score from head judge Len Goodman, a 7, while the other two judges gave them nines. They danced to “Nice Work If You Can Get It” by George Gershwin.

The smooth Jaleel White fell to fourth when his jive routine with Kym Johnson only received a 22 for a total of 48 points. They danced the jive with an eight from Bruno Tonioli and two sevens from the other judges.

Although week 1 saw no team below 20, this week two teams were only teen worthy: Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani who received the lowest score of the night with 17 and Gladys Knight and her partner Tristan MacManus who were given a 19.

That left Navratilova and Dovolani with the lowest overall score.  Actress Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were only given a 20 for their quickstep, but that left them only three points ahead of Navratilova and Dovolani.

What do you say? I say Navratilova and Dovolani should be the first to go.

Cumulative scores

Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26+26 = 52
William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 24 + 25 = 49
Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 23+26=49
Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 26+22=48
Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23+23 = 46
Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 21+ 25 = 46
Donald Driver andPeta Murgatroyd: 21 + 24 = 45
Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 23+21 = 44
Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 23+19 = 42
Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 20 + 21 = 41
Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20+20=40
Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 20+ 17 = 37

Jive

  • Katherine Jenkins and Mark Ballas: 26
  • Sherri Shepherd and Val Chmerkovskiy: 23
  • Jaleel White and Kym Johnson: 22
  • Gavin Degraw and Karina Smirnoff: 21
  • Jack Wagner and Anna Trebunskaya: 21
  • Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani: 17

Quickstep

  • Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower: 26
  • Maria Menounos and Derek Hough: 25
  • William Levy and Cheryl Burke: 25
  • Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd: 24
  • Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 20
  • Gladys Knight andTristan McManus: 19

Online voting 

COUPLE NAME

Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd

Phone:

  • 800-868-3403
  • 800-VOTE4-03
  • Text-in Code: 3403 

Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff

Phone:

  • 800-868-3404
  • 800-VOTE4-04
  • Text-in code: 3404

Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus

Phone:

  • 800-868-3411
  • 800-VOTE4-11
  • Text-in Code: 3411

Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya

Phone:

  • 800-868-3402
  • 800-VOTE4-02
  • Text-in Code: 3402

Jaleel White & Kym Johnson

Phone:

  • 800-868-3412
  • 800-VOTE4-12
  • Text-in Code: 3412

Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas

Phone:

  • 800-868-3410
  • 800-VOTE4-10
  • Text-in Code: 3410

Maria Menounos & Derek Hough

Phone:

  • 800-868-3401
  • 800-VOTE4-01
  • Text-in Code: 3401

Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani

Phone:

  • 800-868-3409
  • 800-VOTE4-09
  • Text-in Code: 3409

Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3407
  • 800-VOTE4-07
  • Text-in Code: 3407

Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower

Phone:

  • 800-868-3405
  • 800-VOTE4-05
  • Text-in Code: 3405

Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy

Phone:

  • 800-868-3406
  • 800-VOTE4-06
  • Text-in Code: 3406

William Levy & Cheryl Burke

Phone:

  • 800-868-3408
  • 800-VOTE4-08
  • Text-in Code: 3408

Vote online. 

DWTS 13 FINALS: Rob Kardashian leads

Tonight, Rob Kardashian received his first perfect score for his freestyle performance. J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff also received a 30 for their freestyle, but it was Kardashian and his professional partner’s 27 for their waltz that gave them the lead with a score of 57.

Vote online

  • Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 27+30=57
  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 24+30=54
  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 27+27=54

While Martinez and Smirnoff got full points for their freestyle routine, their cha cha cha got mixed reviews. Head judge Len Goodman gave them his lowest score of the night with a 7. Carrie Ann Inaba liked them slightly better with an 8. Bruno Tonioli gave the pair a nine.

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough were good enough to get nines from all the judges for their cha cha cha and also for their freestyle.

Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances.

Vote online

To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.

Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke

800-868-3402
800-VOTE4-02

TEXT: 3402

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough

800-868-3411
800-VOTE4-11

TEXT: 3411

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff

800-868-3410
800-VOTE4-10

TEXT: 3410

Vote online

DWTS 13, Week 5: JR on top; Kardashian and Arquette tie for second

Fire up the flux capacitor and bring back the big shoulders, big hair and bright colors for glam rockers of the 1980s. Yes, it was the 80’s week tonight on “Dancing with the Stars” and although Ricki Lake made it big in that decade, she fell from the top spot. It was J.R. Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff who were number one with Robert Kardashian and his partner and Cheryl Burke and David Arquette and Kym Johnson who were tied for second.

Lake made a splash on the silver screen as the lead in the 1988 “Hairspray.” She played a heavy set girl who could dance and changed the attitudes of others. Yet tonight, her foxtrot to Phil Collins’ “Easy Lover” only received 24 points.

J.R. Martinez was the only celebrity to receive a 10 (from Bruno Tonioli) with his samba to “Conga” by Gloria Estefan. His score was 28.

The big surprise of the night were the guys who came in second. Robert Kardashian with Cheryl Burke proved that he can dance with his rumba to “Hello” by Lionel Richie. Kardashian got a nine from Carrie Ann Inaba and eights from the other two judges. David Arquette who had a breakthrough last week in terms of characterization on the stage, turned in a 25 with a 9 from the tough head judge Len Goodman for his tango with Kym Johnson.

LEADER BOARD

LEADER BOARD
  • J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 28
  • Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 25
  • David Arquette Kym Johnson : 25
  • Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 24
  • Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 24
  • Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus : 21
  • Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer : 21
  • Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya : 19
FOXTROT

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411
  • TEXT: 3411
  • Score: 24 (8, 8, 8)
  • “Easy Lover”by Phil Collins

JIVE

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409
  • TEXT: 3409
  • Score: 19 (6, 6, 7)
  • “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” by Wham!

RUMBA

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402
  • TEXT: 3402
  • Score: 25 (9,8,8)
  •  “Hello”by Lionel Richie

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405
  • TEXT: 3405
  • Score 22 (7, 7, 8)
  • “True” by Spandau Ballet

SAMBA

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410
  • TEXT: 3410
  • Score: 28 (9, 9, 10)
  • “Conga” by Gloria Estefan

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412
  • TEXT: 3412
  • Score: 21, (7, 7, 7)
  • “Get Down on It” by Kool & the Gang
TANGO

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406
  • TEXT: 3406
  • Score: 25 (8,9,8)
  • “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408
  • TEXT: 3408
  • Score: 24  (8,8,8)
  • “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi

During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 30 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.

In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.

Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, September 20 at 8|7c.

To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.


Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.

One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.

The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.

DWTS 13, Week 2: Chaz in trouble

Tonight on “Dancing with the Stars” it was all about stamina and quick precise action with the quickstep and jive. That left transgender activist Chaz Bono and his partner Lacey Schwimmer at the bottom with 17 points after the quickstep and David Arquette and Kym Johnson jived to straight sixes to tie with Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya (quickstep) for the second from the bottom spot.

Who was at the top? Actress and talk show host Ricki Lake and her partner Derek Hough. In second was Kristin Cavallari and Mark Ballas with 22.

LEADER BOARD

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough : 23

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas : 22

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff : 22

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani : 21

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus :  21

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke : 21

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy: 21

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy : 19

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson : 18

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya : 18

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer  : 17

QUICKSTEP

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403
  • Score: 22 (8, 7, 7) “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”—Marilyn Monroe

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405
  • Score 21 (6, 8, 7) “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”—The Andrews Sisters

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407
  • Score: 21 (7, 7, 7) “Don’t Get Me Wrong”—The Pretenders

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409
  • Score: 18 (6, 6, 6) “Walking Back to Happiness”—Helen Shapiro

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412
  • Score: 17 (6, 5, 6)
  • “Dancing in the Street” by Mick Jagger and David Bowie

JIVE

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411
  • Score: 23 (8, 7, 8) “Hey Ya!”—OutKast

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove

  • 1-800-868-3404
  • Score: 22 (7, 7, 7) “The Boy Does Nothing”—Alesha Dixon

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410
  • Score: 22 (7, 7, 8) “Jump, Jive an’ Wail”—The Brian Setzer Orchestra

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402
  • Score: 21 (7, 7, 7) “Surfin’ Safari”—The Beach Boys

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408
  • Score: 19 (6, 7, 6) “Girlfriend”—Avril Lavigne

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406
  • Score: 18 (6, 6, 6) “Runaway Baby”—Bruno Mars

  • VOTING — HOW IT WORKS:

PHONE/SMS NUMBERS:

COUPLE NAME PHONE NUMBER TEXT-IN CODE
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya 800-868-3409
800-VOTE4-09
3409
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer 800-868-3412
800-VOTE4-12
3412
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani 800-868-3404
800-VOTE4-04
3404
David Arquette & Kym Johnson 800-868-3406
800-VOTE4-06
3406
Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy 800-868-3407
800-VOTE4-07
3407
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy 800-868-3408
800-VOTE4-08
3408
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff 800-868-3410
800-VOTE4-10
3410
Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas 800-868-3403
800-VOTE4-03
3403
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus 800-868-3405
800-VOTE4-05
3405
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough 800-868-3411
800-VOTE4-11
3411
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke 800-868-3402
800-VOTE4-02
3402
Ron Artest & Peta Murgatroyd 800-868-3401
800-VOTE4-01
3401

During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 30 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.

In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.

Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, September 20 at 8|7c.

To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.


Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.

One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.

The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.

PROCEDURE FOR ELIMINATING COUPLES:

Each week every couple receives points from the judges and votes from the public. For every couple we determine the share they received of the total points given by the judges on the night of the performances, and the share they received of the public’s votes and add these two shares together. The couple with the lowest combined total is eliminated from the show.

For example if couples A, B and C respectively receive 38, 26 and 14 points from the judges, we calculate what share these points represent of the total awarded by the judges on the night. In this example the judges gave 78 points in total, and each couples’ share of 78 points breaks down as follows: A: 38 points = 48.72% of 78; B: 26 points = 33.33% of 78; C: 14 points = 17.95% of 78. Let’s suppose that when the public votes are tallied, each couple has the following shares: A= 20%, B=40%, C=40%. To determine who’s eliminated, we combine these two shares for the total:

Couple A: 20+48.72%= 68.72%
Couple B: 40+33.33%= 73.33%
Couple C: 40+17.95%= 57.95%

In this example, the bottom two couples would be A and C, and C would be eliminated.


1. How do I vote?
Well, we have three convenient ways for you to keep your favorite stars dancing. You can vote by phone, text message or simply go online.

2. When exactly can we vote?
Phone and text voting is open in your local time zone from the beginning of the Monday show until 30 minutes after the end of the Monday show. Online voting is open from the beginning of the Monday show until 11AM ET / 8AM PT the next day.

3. What do I need to do to vote online?
A username and a valid email address are a must. We’ve hopefully made the process pretty easy for you. In fact, if you already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can sign in with one of those accounts, connect it to an ABC account and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can simply sign up for an ABC account at ABC.com.

4. I have an existing ABC account, why do I need to validate my email address?
The short answer is that we’ve changed our registration system for the better. When you log into your ABC account, you will be sent a confirmation email. Just click on the link inside. Once your account is validated, you’re all set to vote for the season. We recommend you validate your account now so you’re ready to roll come Dancing premiere night. You canclick here to sign in and validate your account.

5. I didn’t get the email to validate my account. What should I do?
Please be patient! Sometimes it may take a few minutes for the validation email to be delivered. Also, be sure to check your “spam” folder to make sure the email didn’t land there.

6. Help! I forgot my username and/or password.
Fear not! We can help. If you need to get your member name, click here. If you forgot your password, click here. Told ya we could help.

7. How do I change the email address associated with my account?
Just follow the directions on this page.

8. How are votes scored?
We have all the details on how scores from the judges combine with the public votes on ourAbout the Vote page. You can read all about it there!

9. Other members of my house would like to vote. Can they?
Sure! Just make sure to log out after you finish voting, then have your other household members log in with their Facebook, Twitter or ABC.com accounts. It’s perfectly fine to vote on the same computer.

10. Is there a minimum age to vote?
Yes, you must be 13 years old in order to vote. Sorry, tweens!

MEN

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402

 Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410


WOMEN

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403 

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove

  • 1-800-868-3404

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408

DWTS 13: Register and vote!

“Dancing with the Stars” season 13 premieres tonight (19 September 2011) with 2-hours of live dancing on ABC at 8 p.m. Pacific Coast standard time and 7 p.m. central. The results show will be on Tuesday night (20 September 2011) on ABC at 8 p.m. Pacific standard time and 7 p.m. central.

If you want to vote though, don’t wait until then. Voting online requires that you be registered on the ABC website. So sign up now.

You can vote on your phone at the beginning of the show until 30 minutes after the endof the show in your local time zone. Online voting is open until 11 a.m. (Eastern) and 8 a.m. (Pacific).

 

Below is voting information and FAQ from ABC.

VOTING — HOW IT WORKS:

During the live shows, the judges will give each couple a score based on several factors, including technical execution. But the judges’ scores alone do not decide a couple’s fate.

Phone lines, text votes (AT&T customers only) and online voting will open at the top of each performance show so that viewers can vote for their favorites. Phone and text lines will stay open until 30 minutes after the end of the show in your local time zone. Online voting will remain open until 11AM (Eastern Time)/ 8AM (Pacific Time) the following day.

In the Dancing with the Stars Results Show, the couple with the lowest combined score from judges and viewer votes will be eliminated from the competition. The scoring is divided evenly between the judges and the viewers at home, ensuring unpredictable outcomes at the end of every show. When the final two couples remain, the ultimate dance-off will determine who wins the trophy.

Viewers can vote via phone and text message for their favorites ONLY on the night they perform; online voting ends at 11AM ET/8AM PT the day following the performances. The Dancing with the Stars Results Show will premiere the week of competition on Tuesday, September 20 at 8|7c.

PHONE/SMS NUMBERS:

COUPLE NAME PHONE NUMBER TEXT-IN CODE
Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya 800-868-3409
800-VOTE4-09
3409
Chaz Bono & Lacey Schwimmer 800-868-3412
800-VOTE4-12
3412
Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani 800-868-3404
800-VOTE4-04
3404
David Arquette & Kym Johnson 800-868-3406
800-VOTE4-06
3406
Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy 800-868-3407
800-VOTE4-07
3407
Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy 800-868-3408
800-VOTE4-08
3408
J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff 800-868-3410
800-VOTE4-10
3410
Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas 800-868-3403
800-VOTE4-03
3403
Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus 800-868-3405
800-VOTE4-05
3405
Ricki Lake & Derek Hough 800-868-3411
800-VOTE4-11
3411
Rob Kardashian & Cheryl Burke 800-868-3402
800-VOTE4-02
3402
Ron Artest & Peta Murgatroyd 800-868-3401
800-VOTE4-01
3401

To vote by text message, text the word “VOTE” to your favorite couple’s number below from your AT&T phone. Message and data rates may apply.


Lines open at the beginning of each show for viewers to phone and text vote for their favorite couples and will stay open for 30 minutes after the end of the show in each time zone. The whole country can vote.

One (or more) couple(s) will be knocked out of the competition each week there is a results show. The couple with the lowest overall score is knocked out of the competition.

The scoring and format of the show is unique to the series and is not based on a standard dance championship.


PROCEDURE FOR ELIMINATING COUPLES:

Each week every couple receives points from the judges and votes from the public. For every couple we determine the share they received of the total points given by the judges on the night of the performances, and the share they received of the public’s votes and add these two shares together. The couple with the lowest combined total is eliminated from the show.

For example if couples A, B and C respectively receive 38, 26 and 14 points from the judges, we calculate what share these points represent of the total awarded by the judges on the night. In this example the judges gave 78 points in total, and each couples’ share of 78 points breaks down as follows: A: 38 points = 48.72% of 78; B: 26 points = 33.33% of 78; C: 14 points = 17.95% of 78. Let’s suppose that when the public votes are tallied, each couple has the following shares: A= 20%, B=40%, C=40%. To determine who’s eliminated, we combine these two shares for the total:

Couple A: 20+48.72%= 68.72%
Couple B: 40+33.33%= 73.33%
Couple C: 40+17.95%= 57.95%

In this example, the bottom two couples would be A and C, and C would be eliminated.


1. How do I vote?
Well, we have three convenient ways for you to keep your favorite stars dancing. You can vote by phone, text message or simply go online.

2. When exactly can we vote?
Phone and text voting is open in your local time zone from the beginning of the Monday show until 30 minutes after the end of the Monday show. Online voting is open from the beginning of the Monday show until 11AM ET / 8AM PT the next day.

3. What do I need to do to vote online?
A username and a valid email address are a must. We’ve hopefully made the process pretty easy for you. In fact, if you already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can sign in with one of those accounts, connect it to an ABC account and you’re ready to go. If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can simply sign up for an ABC account at ABC.com.

4. I have an existing ABC account, why do I need to validate my email address?
The short answer is that we’ve changed our registration system for the better. When you log into your ABC account, you will be sent a confirmation email. Just click on the link inside. Once your account is validated, you’re all set to vote for the season. We recommend you validate your account now so you’re ready to roll come Dancing premiere night. You canclick here to sign in and validate your account.

5. I didn’t get the email to validate my account. What should I do?
Please be patient! Sometimes it may take a few minutes for the validation email to be delivered. Also, be sure to check your “spam” folder to make sure the email didn’t land there.

6. Help! I forgot my username and/or password.
Fear not! We can help. If you need to get your member name, click here. If you forgot your password, click here. Told ya we could help.

7. How do I change the email address associated with my account?
Just follow the directions on this page.

8. How are votes scored?
We have all the details on how scores from the judges combine with the public votes on ourAbout the Vote page. You can read all about it there!

9. Other members of my house would like to vote. Can they?
Sure! Just make sure to log out after you finish voting, then have your other household members log in with their Facebook, Twitter or ABC.com accounts. It’s perfectly fine to vote on the same computer.

10. Is there a minimum age to vote?
Yes, you must be 13 years old in order to vote. Sorry, tweens!

Links provided below are to team pages.

MEN

David Arquette  & Kym Johnson — Team Good Times 

  • 1-800-868-3406

Chaz Bono  & Lacey Schwimmer — Team Schwaz 

  • 1-800-868-3412

Robert Kardashian & Cheryl Burke — Team CherBert 

  • 1-800-868-3402

Carson Kressley & Anna Trebunskaya — Team CarsonAnna 

  • 1-800-868-3409

J.R. Martinez & Karina Smirnoff — Team Martinoff 

  • 1-800-868-3410

Metta World Peace (Ron Artest)  & Peta Murgatroyd — Team PetRon 

  • 1-800-868-3401

WOMEN

Elisabetta Canalis & Val Chmerkovskiy — Team Valisabetta 

  • 1-800-868-3407

Kristin Cavallari & Mark Ballas — Team KristinBalls

  • 1-800-868-3403 

Nancy Grace & Tristan MacManus — Team MacGrace 

  • 1-800-868-3405

Ricki Lake & Derek Hough — Team DRickilous 

  • 1-800-868-3411

Chynna Phillips & Tony Dovolani — Team ChynnaDove

  • 1-800-868-3404

Hope Solo & Maksim Chmerkovskiy — Team MakSolo 

  • 1-800-868-3408
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