Tonight’s Dancing with the Stars is the perfect counter-programming for the NCAA championship game. The all new episode features the first attempt as what ABC is calling “The Switch Up”. For the first time in show history the Stars will switch professional partners for a week. There’s a high chance this will harm the quality of the performances, but the show’s looking for train wreck dances. Those are the types of performances that can become a viral hit for the show.
Here’s how ABC describes tonight’s “Switch Up”
In a first for “Dancing with the Stars,” the competition will feature a new game changing twist called “The Switch Up.” This season, America will be given the power to vote and change celebrities and professional dance pairings. This new rule will affect all couples as they will be required to switch partners at a point in the season. Never before have dance partnerships been split up during the course of competition.
If this major shake up isn’t enough for viewers tonight’s show welcomes back Julianne Hough as guest judge. Let’s hope she can be objective when judging the dance moves of her brother Derek.
Date: Monday, April 7th
Episode Title: Dancing with the Stars; The Switch Up
Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
Online Stream: ABC.com