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‘Dancing with the Stars’ Will Take on NKOTB ‘Step By Step’

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NKOTB Step by Step on DWTS

Dancing with the Stars is back on ABC tonight with the best theme – Boy Bands and Girl Group hits including a song from New Kids on the Block!

The show will open up with a fun medley of songs from the most popular boy bands and girl groups of all time. The couples vying for the trophy will take part in two rounds of competitive dance performances tonight.


The first round will feature dances from girl groups such as the Spice Girls, En Vogue, The Pointer Sisters and more. In the second round, the couples will dance to songs from groups like The Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, and others.

For the First Time Ever..

The regular judges, Len, Bruno, and Carrie Ann will be joined by two special guest judges. Welcome Baby Spice from The Spice Girls and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC! Baby Spice will judge the girl group dances while Joey will judge the boy band dances.

Judges on DWTS, Carrie Ann, Bruno, and Len

Be prepared for all the great hits as they dance to a variety of songs including ‘You Can’t Hurry Love,” (The Supremes), ‘Wannabe’ (Spice Girls), ‘I’m So Excited’ (Pointer Sisters), ‘I Want it That Way’ (Backstreet Boys), and ‘Step by Step’ (New Kids on the Block).

The couples (with their dance styles) are the following:
Country artist Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko (Quickstep and Rumba)
Pop star Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber (Samba and Jazz)
“The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten (Salsa and Tango)
Comedian and actor Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson (Paso and Viennese Waltz)
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Lindsay Arnold (Argentine Tango and Samba)
TV and film actor James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater (Jive and Jazz)

The New Kids on the Block Still Going Strong..

These boy bands and girl groups aren’t in the past. Did you know the New Kids on the Block are still gong strong after they first hit the scene in 1985? The group was founded by Maurice Starr, with the first founding member being Donnie Wahlberg.

New Kids on the Block on Mixtape Tour
The New Kids on the Block on the Mixtape Tour 2019

The group toured all over the United States this past summer on the Mixtape Tour with Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, and Naughty by Nature. They gave shows to sold out crowds everywhere! They are on a little hiatus right now before they sail off on their NKOTB Fan Cruise at the end of April, something they have been doing for 10 years now.

Donnie Wahlberg and Marisa Ramirez on 'Blue Bloods' Set Season 10
Donnie Wahlberg and Marisa Ramirez on Blue Bloods set

You can also catch Donnie Wahlberg as Detective Danny Reagan on CBS’s ‘Blue Bloods’ every Friday night which is currently on its 10th season.

Tune into ‘Dancing with the Stars‘ on ABC tonight at 8pm EST!