(NEW YORK) — The nine remaining celebrities on Dancing with the Stars will face a new challenge on Monday night.
The ABC competition is introducing a wrinkle to the format: “Len’s Side By Side Challenge,” named after head judge Len Goodman. Each couple will have to perform a portion of their individual dance alongside a pro dance couple, including old favorites.
Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy will be joined by his brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Anna Trebunskaya for their Argentine tango.
Val is optimistic about their chances to land a high score, telling ABC News Radio, “I think it really has the makings of a legendary performance.”
Last week, Andy Dick danced the Viennese waltz, which he dedicated to his daughter. He’s planning a lighter paso doble for Monday night, revealing, “It won’t be I don’t think necessarily funny, but it’s going to be I think whimsical and exciting.”
Victor Ortiz and Lindsay Arnold will perform the Viennese waltz this week, though Ortiz initially thought it was called the “Vietnamese waltz.”
He says, “I was like, what are we going to hit some egg rolls and go do some kind of dance or what?”
Dancing with the Stars airs Monday night on ABC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
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