‘Dancing with the Stars’ notes: William Levy and Jackie Evancho

Get ready for classical week!

Classical week is back on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday night, and on the surface you have to immediately give the edge to Katherine Jenkins and her partner Mark Ballas. As a matter of fact, it was her performance during this theme night two seasons ago that ultimately led to her being introduced to the series.

Ultimately, she will be hitting the dance floor this week to the music of some of her contemporaries, including young “America’s Got Talent” prodigy Jackie Evancho and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo. When it comes to who is performing what, here are some of the spoilers out there on the internet:

-Katherine and Mark are doing the rumba

-Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd, William Levy and Cheryl Burke, and Jaleel White and Kym Johnson are all tackling the Viennese waltz

-Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower are doing the Argentine tango, as are Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

-Finally, Maria Menounos and Derek Hough will be performing the Paso Doble

A defense of William – In going along with these show spoilers for Monday night, we have some new comments coming out from judge Bruno Tonioli about a controversial topic — whether or not he is giving William Levy high scores because of something other than his dance ability.

Speaking on “Access Hollywood Live” in a new interview, Bruno proclaimed that while physical appearance can be beneficial, his scores are still all about how someone ends up actually selling a performance to him as a judge:

“I had no idea who he was to be honest. … It’s not just because he’s good looking. He produces electrifying performances, but you can be good looking and boring as hell. He’s not. He actually performs wonderful dances. Hotness helps, but the hotness alone? You can have the hottest person in the world, the most beautiful person in the world and they don’t have personality, they don’t have depth to it. It’s boring. It’s like watching, you know, a mannequin.”

We’ll see if William can continue to keep getting high scores — and if he will actually go near the start of the show for a change — during Monday night’s episode.

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