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The second to last couple to take the ballroom floor is Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson dancing a Viennese waltz inspired by La Nouba, an urban circus show all about the art of make-believe. After a busy week of concert stops, Vanilla Ice worries about getting down all the steps.

Julianne Hough says the theme worked in their favor, adding that he did well. He warns him not to turn into Edward Scissorhands with his “pancake hands” and Carrie Ann Inaba says he brought his A-game. They score a 23.

Watch Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson’s La Nouba-Inspired Viennese Waltz

The glitz and glamor of Cirque du Soleil takes over the ballroom tonight in a special performance episode. Couples will perform dances inspired by various Cirque du Soleil shows, including The Beatles LOVE, Michael Jackson ONE, PARAMOUR, “O,” Mystère, KURIOS — Cabinet of Curiosities, Zumanity, KÀ, and La Nouba. Troupe members and professional Cirque du Soleil performers, aerialists and acrobats will accompany the artistically-infused dances. Two couples will be sent home in tomorrow night’s results show, which will also include performances from DNCE, the male pros and a special number from Derek Hough.

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“The iconic Robert Van Winkle – aka Vanilla Ice – exploded on the rap/pop music scene in 1990, selling 10 million albums in four months and hitting number one on the Billboard charts with the number one single ‘Ice Ice Baby’ and number one album positions,” according to ABC. “His worldwide album sales are over 20 million, and individual songs total over 160 million, and are still selling.” He has also appeared in numerous films and is the star of several DIY shows.

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Now in its 23rd season, “Dancing with the Stars” is hosted by Tom Bergeron and sports broadcaster Erin Andrews. The judging panel is composed of ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli. Their scores, along with America’s votes, determine who gets to stay and who is sent home each week.

This season’s star-studded line-up includes Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez with Val Chmerkovskiy, actress Marilu Henner with Derek Hough, model Amber Rose with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte with Cheryl Burke, rapper Vanilla Ice with Witney Carson, former NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson Jr. with Lindsay Arnold, actress Maureen McCormick with Artem Chigvintsev, R&B singer-songwriter Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds with Allison Holker, reality TV star Terra Jolé with Sasha Farber, country singer Jana Kramer with Gleb Savchenko, and IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe with Sharna Burgess. Actor Jake T. Austin and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry were eliminated in the first two weeks of competition.

“Dancing with the Stars” airs Monday and Tuesday nights starting at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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