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Hasbro, Inc./RCA RecordsThe Sia/Maddie Ziegler collaboration continues. The singer has once again enlisted the young dancer to star in her new music video for “Rainbow,” off the My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack.

This time, Maddie -- wearing Sia’s signature black-and-white bob -- dances around on a water-covered stage between scenes from the animated film. The performance culminates with her floating above the stage as rain falls and a rainbow appears.

We also get to see Sia’s character, named Songbird Serenade, belting out the song for her pony friends. Her character also sports a face-covering black-and-white hairdo, just like Sia.

The My Little Pony: The Movie soundtrack, which also features contributes from DNCE and Rachel Platten, comes out September 22. The movie hits theaters October 6.

Sia and Maddie first collaborated on the video for “Chandelier,” and most recently in the video for “The Greatest.”

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Theo Wargo/NBC/Getty Images for 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'Tuesday, September 19 is Jimmy Fallon's birthday, and in honor of the occasion, YouTube Music has compiled a list of the Tonight Show host's 15 Top Musical Moments.  The list was determined by which of The Tonight Show's music-related viral videos have the most views, and coming in at #1 is Ariana Grande.

According to YouTube, the singer's turn on Fallon's long-running bit "Wheel of Musical Impressions" is the Tonight Show's most popular musical moment.  During the sketch, Ariana busted out note-perfect imitations of Britney Spears singing "Mary Had a Little Lamb," Christina Aguilera singing "The Wheels on the Bus," and Celine Dion singing The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face."  Both Christina and Celine later praised Ari for her impressions.

Ari is also featured in another one of the top 15 musical moments: the "Ew!" sketch she did with Jimmy, where she played a vapid, social media-obsessed tween, comes in at #7.

The #2 most-popular Fallon musical moment, according to YouTube, is Emma Stone's incredible performance on the "Lip Sync Battle" sketch, during which she busted out "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled, Ludacris, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg.

Some of the other stars who are included in Fallon's top musical moments videos include Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez.  For some reason, the many musical sketches Fallon has done with his BFF Justin Timberlake didn't make the list.

Here's the full list, in order of number of YouTube views:

#1. Wheel of Musical Impressions with Ariana Grande

#2 Lip Sync Battle with Emma Stone

#3 Daniel Radcliffe Raps Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics"

#4 Wheel of Musical Impressions with Christina Aguilera

#5 Wheel of Musical Impressions with Adam Levine

#6 Jimmy Fallon, Adele & The Roots Sing "Hello" (w/Classroom Instruments)

#7 Ew! with Ariana Grande

#8 Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Drum-Off

#9 Jimmy Fallon, Miley Cyrus & The Roots Sing "We Can't Stop" (A Cappella)

#10 Wheel of Musical Impressions with Demi Lovato

#11 Wheel of Musical Impressions with Jamie Foxx

#12 Jimmy Fallon feat. - Ew! (Official Music Video)

#13 Dubsmash with Selena Gomez

#14 Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Will Smith)

#15 Jimmy Fallon, The Roots & "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Cast Sing "Star Wars" Medley (A Cappella)

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Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift's brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal feels like a lifetime ago, but it appears that the actor will never live it down.

In a video posted to Facebook to promote his new movie Stronger, due this Friday, Gyllenhaal chats with Jeff Bauman, a Boston bombing survivor who lost his legs in the blast. Gyllenhaal portrays Bauman in the film. 

During the chat, Gyllenhaal and Bauman spend about two minutes just busting on each other, and finally, Bauman goes there and mentions Taylor.

"If you lost your legs in real life, do you think Taylor Swift would write a song about it?" asked Bauman.

"For me, or about it?," responded Gyllenhaal.

"No, like, for you. Like a country song," replied Bauman.  To which Gyllenhaal responded, "She's sort of moved more into pop now."

Taylor's brief relationship with Jake, which lasted from the fall of 2010 to January of 2011, is said to have inspired a number of songs on her album Red, including "All Too Well."

But it's not just Jake who can't escape Taylor's shadow. His sister Maggie was recently asked about "All Too Well" during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, due to a lyric that goes, "Left my scarf there at your sister's house."

“I am in the dark about the scarf,” Maggie said, but then added, "It’s totally possible. I don’t know. I have been asked this before.”

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RCA RecordsMiley Cyrus has revealed the track list for her upcoming album, Younger Now.

The album includes her hit, “Malibu,” as well as a duet with her godmother, Dolly Parton, called “Rainbowland.”

Miley posted the track list on Twitter Monday, highlighting the 11th song, “Inspired,” and the fact that there were 11 days left until the album’s release.

Younger Now comes out on September 29.  Here's the track list:

"Younger Now"
"Rainbowland" featuring Dolly Parton
"Week Without You"
"Miss You So Much"
"I Would Die For You"
"Bad Mood"
"Love Someone"
"She's Not Him"

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— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) September 19, 2017


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ABC/Heidi GutmanLiam Payne and Zedd are taking it to the streets for their new “Get Low” video.

Remember last month, when they popped up in various London locations to deliver impromptu concerts for fans? Cameras were following their every move to create a joyous video with a spontaneous feel and a whole lot of fan participation. The clip even features some fan-captured footage.

Equipped with a portable sound system, a keyboard and some backup dancers, Liam and Zedd got fans dancing and singing in the London landmarks of Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square.

The video ends with a massive celebration in front of London’s Tower Bridge.

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Courtesy NetflixAhead of the documentary's debut this Friday, Netflix has released an official trailer for Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two.

The trailer shows some of the ups and downs of Gaga’s life, including her chronic pain, loneliness, and relationship with her family. It also offers glimpses into the making of her album, Joanne, and how her Super Bowl performance came together.

“I can always bring my past with me,” Gaga says in the trailer. “But I can never go back. You gotta leave yourself behind.”

In another scene, Gaga reveals, “I didn’t feel good enough, and I do now. That’s the good part.”

The trailer ends with a funny scene of Gaga asking a cashier if the store has the new Lady Gaga album. The cashier, who clearly doesn’t recognize her, has no idea what she’s talking about.

The documentary premieres Friday, September 22 on Netflix.

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Getty Images via ABCThe desert dance party vibes in Nick Jonas’ new “Find You” video make a lot more sense when you find out the inspiration behind the song.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, Nick explains that the idea for the song came to him while at a rave at Coachella.

“I wrote this song, I was at Coachella…” Nick says. “I ended up at the rave tent for a few hours, dancing and having fun. And I went into the studio in the next couple of days and said, 'What if I took a house beat, dance music approach, but did it to a pop song?'"

The "Find You" lyrics talk about searching for someone -- seemingly, a love interest -- so Ellen pressed him on who the song is about.

“It’s actually just as much about finding out who I am and being OK by myself first as it is about finding somebody,” Nick says.  Ellen, of course, wasn’t buying it.

No word yet on when Nick’s new album will arrive. He’s currently in Montreal filming a movie titled Chaos Walking.

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James Devaney/GC ImagesMiley Cyrus' engagement to Liam Hemsworth may be back on, but the marriage still looks like it's a long way off.

“I don’t envision marriage. I’m 24. I hope I get to live a little bit more. I have too much living to do [before I get married],” the “Malibu” singer tells The Sun.

The reconciliation came as a surprise to many people, including Cyrus, she admits, “Three years ago, if you’d asked me if I’d be here, this happy with this man, I’d have been stunned.”

“I’m just riding this out," she continues. "In some relationships, you lose yourself by being with someone else. Actually, it made me find myself more. I have no idea what the next three years will bring, but if it’s possible to get even happier, I’ll take it.”

Adds Miley, “I didn’t know [we’d get back together]. I’m so crazy I have no idea, but I had something in my heart, it never felt like it was really over. We kept a great friendship really private.”

As happy as she is that the engagement is back on, Miley -- who returns as a coach on this season's The Voice -- insists the break up did her and Liam a lot of good.

“It’s good for people to have that space to grow individually. Otherwise, when you’re with someone from 16 until 24, you grow into the same person,” she explains. “We got to become individuals. I hope everything stays the same. It feels like nothing changed except we grew up a lot.”

The Voice returns for its 13th season Monday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Image Group LA/ABCPuma already has Rihanna, and Selena Gomez's boyfriend The Weeknd, and now the company's got Selena too.

On Monday, Selena took to Instagram to announce that she's joined the Puma team.  "Officially a part of the fam @puma #pumapartner," she wrote, posting a picture of herself in a sports bra emblazoned with the Puma logo.

Later in the day Puma upload a video to Twitter of Selena walking from one Puma photo shoot to another. "Fearless talent and [queen] of Instagram joins the family," the company wrote.

“PUMA has changed the game when it comes to the mash-up of athletic wear and fashion," Elle reports that Selena said in a press release. "It’s amazing to see this influence on style and culture and I’m excited to be a part of it. I am hoping that we can create something special together. We already have some really cool projects in the works.”

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Fearless talent and 👑 of Instagram joins the family. @selenagomez #DoYou

— PUMA (@PUMA) September 18, 2017



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Ruven AfanadorWhile Sam Smith has won an Oscar for a movie song -- his James Bond theme "Writing's on the Wall" -- he hasn't actually acted in a movie.  But he says at one point, he really wanted to star in a big screen romance...opposite Ryan Gosling.

Speaking to Attitude magazine, Sam explained that when he and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli were in Mexico for the premiere of the Bond movie SPECTRE, they teamed up "to pitch the studio a gay rework of A Star is Born."

"We were drunk, and at that point, unaware that [Lady] Gaga was redoing it anyway," Sam recalled. "We had it all worked out. I wanted to [sing] 'The Man that Got Away.'" That song appeared in the 1954 version of A Star Is Born, which starred Judy Garland.

In his version of the movie, Sam planned to play the young rising star, portrayed by Barbra Streisand in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born, and by Lady Gaga in the upcoming remake that's coming out in 2018. When asked who would star opposite him as the established star whose career is in decline -- a role played by Kris Kristofferson in 1976 and by Bradley Cooper in the upcoming remake -- Sam had an immediate answer.

"Ryan Gosling!" he said. "I met him once and he shook my hand. It was like meeting Hercules.  He's beautiful."

Now that's a movie many fans would no doubt be happy to pay full price to see in a theater.

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ABC/Heidi GutmanAlessia Cara is busy working on her sophomore album, but she's been top of mind over the summer thanks to her smash collaboration with Zedd, "Stay."  She says the EDM-flavored tune was a bit of a change in artistic direction for her, but she's glad she did it.

"It was really different for me, it's a lot bolder than my usual stuff," Alessia tells ABC Radio. "But I thought if I was gonna do something [with another artist], I wanna sing on a song that I really believe in and work with on a song I believe in and work with an artist, or a deejay, that I really like."

Alessia says she and Zedd hooked up the collabo the way everything is done these days: online.

"He actually emailed [the song] to me which is, y'know, very millennial of us to do," she laughs. "Like, 'Let me just send it to you online!' But, I mean, we've wanted to work together for a really long time."

"He just sent me the beginning of the song that was written, and he was like, 'Hey, do you wanna finish this, do you wanna do it with me?'" she adds. "And just hearing it and listening to the beginning of it, I knew that it was a really great song."  The video for the song went on to win the Best Dance Video trophy at the MTV VMAs last month.

Despite the success of "Stay," Alessia says she's not necessarily going to incorporate EDM sounds into her next album, but she does says she'll do "some fun stuff."  We're not likely to hear any new music from the Canadian star until 2018, unfortunately.

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ABC/Randy HolmesTo celebrate the 20th anniversary of her 1997 smash hit album, Butterfly, Mariah Carey is planning to go on a world tour for fans to experience the anniversary in person -- and later, on TV. 

Page Six reports Mariah will hit the road next year with VH1 filming the tour for an upcoming docu-series.  

This project would mark the second reality show project for Mimi, whose first, titled Mariah's World's, aired for just one season last year on E!.   That series gave fans a glimpse of her 2016 Sweet Sweet Fantasy world tour.

A source tells Page Six, "Mariah's World was always planned to be an eight-part TV event. But now she is planning a huge world tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Butterfly to start early 2018. It will be similar to U2's Joshua Tree tour.  

Along with the tour, Mimi's also releasing a collector's edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc version of Butterfly on October 20, which you can pre-order now from Amazon.  

In addition, you can tune in tonight to see her perform her enduring hit single, "Honey" -- which comes from Butterfly -- along with Jermaine Dupri and Da Brat at this year's Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers on VH1 at 9 p.m. ET.

Mariah will be honored during the special broadcast as well.  

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Happy anniversary #Butterfly!

Thank you for the video @_mroan 😘

— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 16, 2017



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Elias TahanChristmas has come early for 98 Degrees fans.

The boy band has released the first song off their upcoming Christmas album, Let It Snow. The song is a new original holiday tune called “Season of Love.”

98 Degrees has also revealed the track list for the album, which includes Christmas classics like “What Christmas Means to Me,” “The First Noel,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Let It Snow is the group’s second Christmas album, following 1999’s This Christmas. It’s set for an October 20 release.

The group -- Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre -- will then embark on a 31-city Christmas tour, kicking off November 9 and concluding December 23.

Here is the Let It Snow track list:

"What Christmas Means to Me"
"Please Come Home for Christmas"
"Run Rudolph Run"
"Let It Snow"
"Season of Love"
"What Child Is This"
"The First Noel"
"Mary, Did You Know?"
"Little Town of Bethlehem"
"Little Saint Nick"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

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David Livingston/Getty ImagesSelena Gomez surprised fans last week with the announcement that she'd undergone a kidney transplant earlier this summer as a result of her lupus.  She also posted an image of herself in the hospital, along with her donor: actress and friend Francia Rasia.  Now Selena's mom has re-posted that photo and added her own thoughts about the revelation.

"This picture is one of the most breathtaking images that will live with me forever. For all those moments of not knowing if we were going up or going down, I can always come back to this picture and know we can always make it back up," writes Selena's mom, Mandy Teefey.

She adds, "As a mother I was helpless, scared and all I could do was pray for both of them, Francia's beautiful family. I am pretty sure I am banned from that hospital. Mama Bear was in high gear."

Teefy concludes, "Selena gained a kidney, I was able to keep my little girl, but I also gained another daughter....thank you to everyone who was there for Sel, Francia and our families. We survived from all the love, prayers and God."

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Island/Safehouse RecordsNick Jonas wanders a desert landscape looking for love in the video for his latest single, “Find You.”

The video -- shot in Pismo Beach, California -- begins with Nick walking over sand dunes and eventually coming upon a beach party. He joins the partygoers as they dance by the ocean. He even gets to drive down the beach in a black convertible.

As day turns to night, Nick takes a dive into the ocean and swims with a couple of women under the moonlight.

He ends the video as he began, walking through the desert alone.

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Joshua BrandaoMadonna has performed at the world's biggest concert venues, but she says at this point in her career, she wants to scale things back.

"I've done so many shows -- world tours, stadiums, sports arenas, you name it -- that I feel like I have to reinvent that now too," she tells the BBC in an interview promoting her new Rebel Heart concert DVD.

"I like doing intimate shows and being able to talk directly to the audience; to play with them and use humor and pathos and truth, and share my life -- and also make up stories," she explains. "I like the freedom of it and I like the intimacy of it, and I would like to explore doing it more in the future."

For a hint of what a Madonna concert like that might look like, check out the Rebel Heart concert DVD: it features Tears of a Clown, an exclusive fan club show she did in Melbourne, Australia that was a mix of comedy and music.

"This is something I'm exploring right now: the idea of doing a show that doesn't travel the world, but stays in one place and utilizes not only humor and the music in a more intimate setting but other people's music, as well, and other entertainment," Madonna tells the BBC. 

When asked if that means she's looking to do a residency of some type, Madonna says, "Yeah, a residency. If I look back at the Rebel Heart tour, my favorite [part] was really the last section where I got to just sit on the stage and play my ukulele and sing 'La Vie en Rose' and talk to the audience."

"Just more intimate," she adds. "More audience participation and connecting to human beings -- I feel I'm craving that more and more."

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Ruven AfanadorIf Sam Smith’s new single, “Too Good at Goodbyes,” made you cry, just wait until you see the video.

The clip for the soulful breakup ballad features emotional scenes of love and loss. It begins with Sam singing in an empty alleyway in front of a grand piano.

The shots of him are interspersed with views of different couples embracing and looking into each other’s eyes. There’s a sadness evident in each relationship. By the end of the video, the couples are seen crying and turning away from one another, signaling heartbreak.

"I'm never gonna let you close to me, even though you mean the most to me, 'cause every time I open up it hurts," Sam sings on the track. "I'm way too good at goodbyes."

“Too Good at Goodbyes,” the first single off Sam’s upcoming sophomore album, has already hit number one in the U.K.

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Image Group LA/ABCAfter being hospitalized last week for “severe physical pain,” Lady Gaga has postponed the European leg of her Joanne world tour in order to take care of her health.

A statement from tour promoter Live Nation says the pain has “impacted her ability to perform" and that her doctors have recommended the postponement.

The statement continues, “[Gaga] plans to spend the next seven weeks proactively working with her doctors to heal from this and past traumas that still affect her daily life, and result in severe physical pain in her body.”

The European leg of the tour was scheduled to begin on September 21 in Barcelona, Spain, but will now be pushed back to early 2018.

Gaga released a statement of her own on Twitter, writing, “I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them. It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out.”

She also hit back at critics who claim she's making up her ailments for pity or attention.

“I use the word suffer not only because trauma and chronic pain have changed my life, but because they are keeping me from living a normal life,” she says. “They are also keeping me from what I love the most in the word: performing for my fans.”

But Gaga promises she'll be back -- she calls herself “a fighter” and says looks forward to performing “for the next 60 years or more.”

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To my fans, I love you so much.

— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) September 18, 2017


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Columbia RecordsAfter releasing her debut EP last year, America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal has announced details about her first full-length album.

The 12-track album, titled Just the Beginning, will arrive on November 3. The 13-year-old star co-wrote all of the songs on the album, including its first single, “Moonlight,” and new song "So Much More Than This." She also worked with multiple award-winning producers.

"So many people have worked so hard on this, and I'm beyond excited for everyone to hear it,” Grace says in a statement. “I'm so grateful for all my supportive fans. They motivated me so much through this album. I really hope you all like it, and hopefully it's just the beginning."

Grace will support the album with a sold-out headlining tour, which kicks off November 5 in Los Angeles.

Grace won America’s Got Talent last September at the age of 12, and released her debut EP, Perfectly Imperfect, last December.

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ABC/Craig SjodinWhen pop stars join the cast of Dancing with the Stars, they usually wait a few weeks before dancing to one of their own hits, but not Debbie Gibson. When the show returns for its 25th season tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, she'll hit the ballroom to her 1988 #1 hit "Lost in Your Eyes."

But just because she's dancing to a familiar song doesn't mean the former teen idol will be any less nervous.  "Seriously, I am somebody who, once I'm on stage, I'm happy, I'm relaxed...but the hours leading up to a performance, even 30 years later, I make myself crazy!" Debbie tells ABC Radio.

She laughs, "It's like, I don't drink, I don't take Xanax, I have no crutches. I anticipate that first time on the ballroom, I'm sure I'm gonna be petrified and trying to...pull it together."

Another pop idol, Nick Lachey, is competing this season, against his own wife, Vanessa. She's dancing with Maks Chmerkovskiy, while he's dancing with Maks' wife, Peta Murgatroyd.  But he says he and Vanessa will avoid any trash talk.

"I don't think we even need to talk smack, because it's just kinda understood that there's a lot riding on this," he tells ABC Radio. "I mean, pride if nothing else....we're both competitive. We both wanna win, but we also both support each other." 

"I think there's really a great opportunity there for each other, and hopefully that gets us both into the finals," he says. "And then we'll see what happens!"

The third musician in the ballroom this year is platinum-selling pop violinist Lindsey Stirling.  She's paired with two-time champ Mark Ballas,  a friend of hers.

"I saw that I could...make it work [with my schedule] and...I was like, 'Sign me up! I'm in!'" Lindsey laughs. "And then when I found out Mark was doing it, I was like, 'Can he be my partner?'"  (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

On tonight's show, each couple will perform a salsa, foxtrot, tango or cha cha, and no one will be eliminated.

Here's who's dancing to what tonight:

Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe – Salsa – “Money Maker” by Ludacris featuring Pharrell
Debbie Gibson & Alan Bersten – Foxtrot – “Lost in Your Eyes” by Debbie Gibson
Derek Fisher & Sharna Burgess – Salsa – “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow
Drew Scott & Emma Slater – Foxtrot – “Our House” by Madness
Frankie Muniz & Witney Carson – Foxtrot – “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold – Tango – “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” by Shawn Mendes
Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas – Cha Cha – “Don’t Worry” by Madcon
Nick Lachey & Peta Murgatroyd – Cha Cha – “Come Get It Bae” by Pharrell Williams
Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev – Tango – “So What!” by Pink
Sasha Pieterse & Gleb Savchenko – Cha Cha – “Like That” by Fleur East
Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke – Cha Cha – “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” by The Temptations
Vanessa Lachey & Maks Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Woman” by Kesha featuring The Dap-Kings Horns
Victoria Arlen & Val Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Born Ready” by Disco Fries featuring Hope Murphy

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