If there was an Emmy Award given to the most beloved brother and sister act on TV, that award would definitely go to Donny and Marie Osmond. Second place? That would probably go to choreographers and professional dancers Derek and Julianne Hough. Like the Osmonds, the two have done solo gigs (Derek was a judge on NBC’s World of Dance and Julianne was a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent for a season) but the two seem to work better when they are together.
In anticipation of the 94th Oscars® (airing on ABC, March 27) Derek and Julianne Hough will be recreating some of the most legendary cinematic performances in a new one-hour special, Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough on Sunday, March 20 and Saturday, March 26. Reimagined through a modern lens, the performances will draw inspiration from iconic films such as Singin’ in the Rain, Moulin Rouge, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and La La Land.
“There is no one better than Derek and Julianne to revisit iconic movie moments through music and dance,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their talent is insurmountable and will entertain audiences at home through their captivating visual performances. And the celebrity guests and surprises they have in store are sure to make it an unforgettable night.”
The dance special rounds out its star-studded cast with illustrious guest stars including Kevin Bacon, Charli D’Amelio, Ariana DeBose, Jenna Dewan, Harry Shum Jr., Baz Luhrmann, Tate McRae, Rob Marshall, Kenny Ortega, Amber Riley and John Stamos.
Step Into…The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough airs Sunday, March 20 at 10 p.m. And although not announced, it will most likely make a second showing before the Oscars. Just announced! The special will air Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. too.
(All images: ABC)
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