America Scores the Dances for a Night of Memorable Years

By Steve Dove | Oct 6th, 2014

Get ready for an emotional and unpredictable night in the ballroom as the 10 remaining couples perform to songs inspired by each celebrity's most memorable year. Always one of the most gripping nights of the season, "My Most Memorable Year" brings out the personal side of the stars and puts on the pressure to have a winning performance. Along with the dances, musical artist Colbie Caillat will perform.

But the drama doesn't stop there. For the first time ever, America will get to be the guest judge and score the celebrity dances LIVE (Eastern Time / Central Time only), affecting the couples' scores and having even more of an impact on the competition! Here's how it works:

To be part of the Judges’ table, viewers must visit the Dancing with the Stars: You Raise the Paddle page to score performances. A combined overall viewer score for each performance will be counted alongside the judges’ score. Each viewer may score a performance once, and the scoring window for each couple is open for two minutes, beginning at the start of each routine. At the end of the night, one couple will face elimination based on the previous week’s scores and public vote. Visit the Vote FAQ page for more details.

And if that's not enough interactivity, remeber that you can still vote for the Dancing with the Stars Switch Up, watch the LIVE multi-camera experience DWTS: All Access and, as always, Vote for your favorite couples to continue dancing.

How about we get those scoring skills ready, eh? Check out some of these top dances from the season so far and start thinking about how YOU would score them!


Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy received a perfect score for this routine, but do you think it deserved a 10?


This dance finished in the middle of the pack in Week 3, but did Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas deserve straight 8s or something more?


The tribute to Gene Kelly showed Derek Hough and Bethany Mota in top form for a perfect score, but would you have given them a 10?