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'Dancing With The Stars' Motown week kicks off without Gavin DeGraw

Singer Gavin DeGraw and partner Karina Smirnoff talk about season 14 of 'Dancing With The Stars' in March 2012.

April 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's already week six on "Dancing With The Stars" and only eight couples remain after last week's first-ever dance duel.

Gavin DeGraw got booted last week after losing a dance-off with Jaleel White.

This week's theme is Motown music. Featured performers include Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Martha Reeves. The legends will perform a Motown medley, as well as individual songs.

"It's exciting because the artists will be performing with us when we are dancing, so that is something new and exciting that we haven't done before," pro dancer Derek Hough said.

Dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy also said he was excited to dance to a live performance.

"We're doing the Viennese Waltz, and we have a legendary singer performing too while we're dancing, so I always love that part of the show. We'll hopefully do him justice," Chmerkovskiy said.

The eight couples will finish the show with a special Motown dance marathon, where the couples will be showing off their classic dance moves from the Motown era.

The two-hour show starts at 8 p.m. Monday on ABC7. Immediately after, check out "Dance Floor Confidential," a behind-the-scenes look at what the stars and their partners go through before the big show each week.