(NEW YORK) — The contestants on Dancing with the Stars will be going to the prom this week. The 11 remaining couples will dance Monday night on a prom-themed edition of the ABC competition.
In a unique twist, viewers will be able to vote on a “prom king” and “prom queen” on Twitter. The winners of that vote will be announced on Tuesday’s results show and will have bonus points added to their score.
Sixteen-year-old Disney star Zendaya is too young to have gone to a prom in real life, but her partner Val Chmerkovskiy says there will be a special inspiration behind their dance.
He tells ABC News Radio, “We’re going to dedicate this dance to her grandmother, who was diagnosed with cancer actually, right after our premiere. So, she’s a huge fan of the show, she’s a huge influence in Zendaya’s life.”
Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman, who’s 18, attended her prom but she didn’t burn up the dance floor at the party.
She recalls, “I was kind of thinking about practice the next day. It was right before Olympic trials, so I was a little focused.”
Wynonna Judd says her dance with partner Tony Dovolani will be wild.
She reveals, “It’s every man’s fantasy. Let’s just say it’s somewhere between Rock of Ages and what’s that Mike movie? My point is it’s all going to be about him being a stud at a prom.”
Judd was referencing Channing Tatum’s stripper movie Magic Mike.
Dancing with the Stars airs Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The results show is scheduled for Tuesday at 9 p.m. Eastern, with musical guests Demi Lovato and Huey Lewis & the News.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Kayla Nelson, Idaho State University Marketing and Communication
Scott Stuntz, Teton Valley News