Monday, April 28th, 2014 by ABC News Radio
Posted in Entertainment News
(LOS ANGELES) — It will be “Latin Night” on Dancing with the Stars on Monday night. Each couple will perform a dance set to a Latin-themed song. In addition, the celebrities and their pro partners will take part in two Latin-inspired team dances.
To celebrate “Latin Night,” the judges will welcome a special guest to their table: Ricky Martin. He will kick off the show with a performance of his 2014 World Cup song, “Vida,” then serve as guest judge alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Tonioli is excited to have the “Livin’ la Vida Loca” singer on the show. He tells ABC News Radio, “I think we’ve tried to get him on the show for years. As Latin legends go, he’s right up there with Gloria Estefan. He’s not just Latin, but he’s a great crossover in the pop charts worldwide, and he’s got great hip action. I’m ready for ‘La Vida Loca’ anytime.”
One celebrity will be eliminated at the end of the night. Goodman thinks NeNe Leakes is a leading candidate to get the boot. He explains that while Tony Dovolani’s partner is entertaining, “we’re getting down a little bit to the nitty-gritty now, so you gotta start to get the technique as well, and I think NeNe needs to work a little bit on that. Otherwise she could be in jeopardy.”
Another star to keep an eye on is Danica McKellar. The former Wonder Years actress, who’s partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy, revealed on Friday that she’s battling through a broken rib she suffered during rehearsals.
Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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