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Monday
Nov192012

"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" -- The Semifinals Begin

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Monday night’s edition of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars will feature each of the remaining five couples hitting the dance floor for two performances.

Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno, actress Kelly Monaco, NFL legend Emmitt Smith, Olympian Shawn Johnson and TV personality Melissa Rycroft, along with their respective pro partners, will perform a Michael Jackson-inspired number and a second dance style that the couples picked for each other last week.

Current leaders Rycroft and partner Tony Dovolani will dance to something called a caveman hustle.  Both were at a loss to describe exactly what that entails, with Rycroft suggesting to ABC News Radio it could be something along the line of if “Fred Flintstone lived in the 70s...” 

If disco is involved, Dovolani has just one question: “What I want to know is the loin cloth now going to be polyester?"

As for the Michael Jackson number, Dovolani won’t say exactly what he’ll be doing, but he does admit to being a huge fan of the late King of Pop.  He says three people inspired him: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson. 

Dovolani tells ABC News Radio, “For me Michael meant everything, because as a child that's who I copied.  I did my break dance move, my first moonwalk, was because of Michael Jackson.  I had his entire video collection...”

He says Michael Jackson “inspired everybody in the world, not just dancers.”

Two couples will be eliminated this week.

ABC’s Dancing with the Stars airs on Monday at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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