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 60 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, March 27 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 60 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.
Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd
- Text-in Code: 3403
Gavin Degraw & Karina Smirnoff
- Text-in code: 3404
Gladys Knight & Tristan McManus
- Text-in Code: 3411
Jack Wagner & Anna Trebunskaya
- Text-in Code: 3402
Jaleel White & Kym Johnson
- Text-in Code: 3412
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas
- Text-in Code: 3410
Maria Menounos & Derek Hough
- Text-in Code: 3401
Martina Navratilova & Tony Dovolani
- Text-in Code: 3409
Melissa Gilbert & Maksim Chmerkovskiy
- Text-in Code: 3407
Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower
- Text-in Code: 3405
Sherri Shepherd & Val Chmerkovskiy
- Text-in Code: 3406
William Levy & Cheryl Burke
- Text-in Code: 3408