The eighth-season opener begins with a new crop of celebrities. This season, a new feature in the early weeks is a dance-off between the bottom two couples facing elimination. Competitors include Denise Richards, Lawrence Taylor and Lil' Kim.
The first results show of the season. Included: Jewel, who had to withdraw from the dance competition, sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy perform "Calloway Boogie." Also: a Busby Berkeley-inspired performance from choreographer Michael Rooney and the season's first dance-off between the two lowest-scoring couples.
The sixth-round results show. Included: Rascal Flatts sing "Here Comes Goodbye" and "Revolution," and Broadway's "West Side Story" cast perform "America." Also: a cabaret performance featuring Carmen Electra, choreographed by Lindsley Allen.
The final three couples each perform a third dance before a winner is announced in the eighth-season finale. Also: Lady Gaga performs; Jeffrey Ross roasts the finalists; and a winner of the professional dancer contest is chosen.