The nine remaining contestants on Dancing with the Stars are prepared to face a tough week, as they will be hitting the ballroom floor with three new routines. The three routines will include their typical dance performance, a group dance competition, and a performance of the jitterbug or the waltz.
“It’s been such a tough week because of all the new dances,” model Joanna Krupa tells PEOPLE. “It’s definitely nerve-wracking with everything that’s going on.”
“This is going to take a lot of stamina,” says Joanna. “[The mambo] is supposed to last for four minutes so keeping that energy up is one thing and then to be on the dance floor with eight other couples, that’s already stressful. Plus, I don’t want to get that tap!”
Unfortunately for the stars, two couples will be eliminated this week instead of just one. The couple with the lowest score, based on the judges’ scores and fan votes, will be automatically eliminated. The remaining two couples will then do a 40-second dance-off and judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will determine who else goes home.
“It’s all about who can maintain, who can endure, who can take on more than one dance at a time,” says Melissa Joan Hart, who will be performing the waltz with partner Mark Ballas. “It’ll be interesting, definitely a battle.”