Dancing With the Stars: Season 17’s New Format

When Dancing With the Stars began the season, I wasn’t sure if I would like the new format. I always enjoyed the second night, even though I felt it had a lot of filler. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I found the show adapted well to being on one night and I didn’t feel that I missed out because they no longer had Dancing With the Stars on for two nights.

A lot of people have said that this show has seen better days and should probably end. But I think the new format has given Dancing With the Stars some new life. Of course, it helped that new dance challenges were added this season. My favorite challenges were the plugged/unplugged and fusion dances. Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff did a fantastic Tango and Rumba to Fall Out Boy’s “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark” and Amber Riley and Derek Hough were nearly perfect with their Jazz and Viennese Waltz to “Locked Out of Heaven” by Bruno Mars.

The celebrities all did a great job with their fusion dances. I thought it was fun to see two different dance styles melded into one dance. Amber Riley came out on top with this dance, which I believe won her the mirrorball trophy. I hope Dancing With the Stars keeps this dance challenge for next season.

I’m curious to see what will happen when Dancing With the Stars returns in the spring. Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke Charvet hinted that they have some surprises planned for next season.  Will it have more dance challenges? Will Dancing With the Stars invite more celebrities who know how to dance? It certainly made this season more interesting.

What would you like to see next season?