When “Dance With the Stars” returns Sunday, the contestants will have danced their way to a dance-off against a machine that counts their loose notes.
The contestants will be able to choose to either count each note on their finger or flip the note counter to the left, and then go on a dance routine that they will have to repeat until the machine falls silent.
If it does, the machine will count a new note and send the contestant a note.
But this isn’t the first time contestants have danced with the machine.
A contestant on a season from 2003 that featured a contest for the right to dance with the machines in the finals of the show said contestants had been told by judges they had to use the machine to count their loose note count.
But the contestants had the right.
I’m really happy to see this show go back to the drawing board and find a way to be more like it’s been, said contestant Scott Mancini, who was not involved in the new episode.
A few years ago, “Dancing with the Machines” had a contest where contestants would have to write down a song with the words “I count my notes” and “I love you,” to be eligible for a spot on the show.
That contest was a great example of what’s possible when you have a show that allows you to create new possibilities for the audience.
And if we can get to that place again, we’re going to be very happy with that, said Mancina.
“It’s a real challenge,” he said.
“You can’t do that on the current show.
There’s too much tension, and I feel like if we could find a new way to make that show a little bit more fun and not as intense and intense as it is now, then it could be a really great show for the people who watch.”