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Nikki Glaser was the first contestant eliminated on Season 27 of Dancing With the Stars, and if she was one of your favorites, there’s an easy way to make sure one of your other picks doesn’t get sent home early — vote!

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Each pair, which consists of a celebrity and a professional dance partner, is assigned a telephone number. That number is not changed throughout the entire season.

Since Judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli’s scores also contribute to the results, it’s important for fans to get their votes in. However, there are specific guidelines for when and how viewers can dial in.

Here are helpful tips for voting over the phone:

  1. There is a limit to how many times you can vote. The number of votes one person can submit will change as more couples get eliminated, but it won’t go below five votes per voting method. This means when there are 12 couples, you can vote 12 times, when there are 11 couples, you can vote 11 times, and so on.
  2. Contestants often share their phone numbers on social media. The phone number also appears on screen after each couple’s performance.
  3. All calls are toll-free.
  4. There is a specific voting window. Voting will start during the live premiere at 8 p.m. ET and continues until 4 a.m.
  5. All phone numbers are listed on ABC.com or below.

Season 27 phone numbers by couple:

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten: 1-800-868-3401

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess: 1-800-868-3402

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Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev: 1-800-868-3403

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DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold: 1-800-868-3404

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Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe: 1-800-868-3405

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Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson: 1-800-868-3406

John Schneider and Emma Slater: 1-800-868-3407

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Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke: 1-800-868-3408

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Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber: 1-800-868-3409

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Milo Manheim and Witney Carson: 1-800-868-3410

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Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy: 1-800-868-3411

Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong: 1-800-868-3413

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It’s “Boy Band & Girl Group Week” on Dancing With the Stars 2019. There are six couples left in the mix and the eliminations continue. That’s why voting is so important.

Just look at Sean Spicer, he has consistently kept himself out of jeopardy because of his huge voting fanbase.

The way tonight’s episode will work is each couple will perform two individual dances. And, the official ABC description of tonight’s episode states, “Choreographed by Brooke Wendle and Rodrigo Basurto, the show will open with a medley of songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups in history. For this week, there will be two rounds of competitive dance performances. In the first round, couples will dance to music from girl groups like TLC, Spice Girls, En Vogue and The Pointer Sisters, among others; the second round will be music from boy bands like Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men and *NSYNC. For the first time ever and joining Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann, two guest judges in the ballroom will be Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC and “Dancing” alum. Emma will judge the girl group dances, while Joey will judge the boy band dances. Vying for America’s vote, each couple will dance to a variety of songs including The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Spice Girls’ “Wannabe,” En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind,” The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited,” Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way,” New Kids on the Block’s “Step by Step,” and Jonas Brothers’ “Only Human,” among others.”

Read on for the rundown on the voting rules, the voting phone numbers and how to vote for your favorite contestants.

DWTS Voting Window & Rules 2019

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Every Monday night, during the show, the live vote (via abc.com, the ABC app and SMS/text) gets combined with the judges’ scores and is tabulated in real-time, with the bottom two couples revealed towards the end of the broadcast. Voting has been changed this season where the judges decide which celebrity up for elimination stays in the competition and which celebrity’s journey comes to an end. The live vote combined with the judges’ scores is revealed during each broadcast, according to ABC.

Voters have to be located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico in order to participate in voting, using any method. And, you can submit up to 10 votes per couple, per voting method, which means a total of 20 possible votes per voter.

ABC has reported that the voting window is only available for “Eastern and Central time zones and will not be available during later broadcasts in the Mountain, Pacific, Alaska or Hawaii time zones.” Voting will open at the start of the show, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and will close during the last commercial break.

Some viewers have complained about the new voting window. For example, one fan stated to us, “I do not like the voting this year. In Oklahoma we just get enough time to watch the last couple dance and start to vote and the voting was closed. We need more time. We didn’t get to vote.” So, for those in similar situations, be sure to get your votes in on time. With less than two hours for DWTS live voting, it’s key to get your votes in on time, especially for those who are located in central or mountain time zones.

If you are voting for Dancing With the Stars season 28 contestants online, you will need to have an ABC account, which you can sign up for by using an email address. If you already have an ABC account, you may have to reconfirm your registration if you haven’t used your account in a while. If this is the case, when you log in, you will be sent a confirmation email with a verification code.

DWTS Voting Phone Numbers 2019

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Viewers can vote either online or via text messages. The phone numbers and instructions for text messaging in your votes are:

Text ALLY to 21523 to vote for Ally Brooke
Text HANNAH to 21523 to vote for Hannah Brown
Text JAMES to 21523 to vote for James Van Der Beek
Text KEL to 21523 to vote for Kel Mitchell
Text LAUREN to 21523 to vote for Lauren Alaina
Text SEAN to 21523 to vote for Sean Spicer

Text messaging only applies, as there is no phone-in voting this season.

DWTS Performances Tonight

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When it comes to which couples are performing which dance styles tonight, here is the list of performances:

Lauren Alaina and Gleb Savchenko will perform the only Quickstep and Rumba routines of the night.
Hannah Brown and Alan Bersten are dancing a Salsa dance and the Tango.
Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber will perform a Samba and then a Jazz dance.
Kel Mitchell and Witney Carson will deliver a Paso and a Viennese Waltz.
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Jenna Johnson (usually Lindsay Arnold) are dancing a Samba and an Argentine Tango.
James Van Der Beek and Emma Slater will perform a Jive and a Jazz routine.

Last week, Lindsay Arnold did not appear on the show and pro Jenna Johnson stepped in to take her place. Arnold suffered a family emergency, with the unexpected death of her mother-in-law. Again this week, Johnson had to step in as Sean Spicer’s substitute partner.

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 27 Voting Phone Numbers

Season 27 of Dancing With the Stars kicks off with a two-night premiere, starting Monday, September 24 and spills over with sequined onto Tuesday, September 25.

This season boasts a bounty of fresh talent, hot faces, sports heroes and beloved stars, and with a baker’s dozen of big talent, the show is eliminating a couple in the first week! So, if you want your favorite celeb to survive Week 1 and possibly win the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, you’ve got to vote! Bookmark this page so that you can come back and find the numbers of your favorite dancers.

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How to Vote

For week one, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite Dancing with the Stars couples via phone and online on Monday night, beginning from the start of the episode on the East Coast at 8pm ET/5pm PT and closing at 4am ET/1am PT on Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, fans can vote online here during the live broadcast in the Eastern and Central time zones. The live viewer vote will open after all of the eligible couples have finished their dances and will remain open for approximately five minutes before the elimination is revealed.

Week 1’s eliminated couple will be determined based Monday’s judges’ scores and viewer votes, Tuesday’s judges’ scores, along with the results of the live viewer vote performed during the live show broadcast.

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Season 27 Voting Phone Numbers

Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten
#TeamRenTenBobby Bones & Sharna Burgess
#TeamBeautyandtheGeekDanelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold
#TeamWaresOurMirrorballEvanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe
#TeamKevannaJoe Amabile & Jenna Johnson
John Schneider & Emma Slater
#TeamSuperDuke Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke
#TeamChernando Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber
Milo Manheim & Witney Carson
#TeamWitlo Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy
#TeamMcVal Nikki Glaser & Gleb Savchenko
Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong

Dancing with the Stars, Season 27 Premiere, Monday, September 24, 8/7c, ABC

Halloween Night on “Dancing with the Stars” will be a horror show for two contestants as there is all but certain to be a double elimination in week 7. To save your favorite couple on season 28 of “DWTS,” you can cast up to 20 votes, with 10 of these via text and the other 10 online. But you’ll have to be fast as voting is only open until the last commercial break on the live feed of the show in the Eastern and Central time zones. Don’t worry, we’ve got all the info you need to vote, including the website address for online voting and telephone numbers for texting.

The voting window opens as soon as the show starts on October 28 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Voting will end soon after all eight couples have performed. If you want, you can spread your votes among all the couples in contention (just be sure to click “Save Votes” every time you make a change.)

To vote online, you’ll need a OneID account (you can get that via Facebook or with email address validation) and you have to be over 18 and living in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. To vote via SMS, do the following:

Text ALLY to 21523 to vote for Ally Brooke
Text HANNAH to 21523 to vote for Hannah Brown
Text JAMES to 21523 to vote for James Van Der Beek
Text KARAMO to 21523 to vote for Karamo
Text KATE to 21523 to vote for Kate Flannery
Text KEL to 21523 to vote for Kel Mitchell
Text LAUREN to 21523 to vote for Lauren Alaina
Text SEAN to 21523 to vote for Sean Spicer

We know at least one couple will be going home based on their total votes and judges scores in week 7. Who do you think it will be? Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs every Monday on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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How to vote by phone

Voting is by telephone only or via the website www.bbc.co.uk/strictly

Telephone Vote:

Voters in the UK can choose either to call from their landline using the long (11-digit) number for the couple/s of their choice or from their mobile phones using the short (7-digit) number for the couple/s of their choice. Please note that callers from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man should call from their landlines using the long (11-digit) number to avoid higher mobile charges, as the short (7-digit) numbers are not available in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for reasons outside of the BBC’s control.

Please do not attempt to vote by calling a 7-digit short number from a landline.

The numbers to vote for each couple will be given out during the live shows.

Vote lines are opened and closed at the times specified on the programme. Please do not call before the lines open or after the lines have closed as your vote will not be counted. Please be aware voting times may change.

Calls to the long (11-digit) number from landlines and mobiles cost 15p plus your network’s access charge. To vote from your mobile in the UK, please call the short (7-digit) number announced for your chosen couple. Calls from mobiles to the short (7-digit) number should cost less than calling the long (11-digit) number from your mobile so please, if you can, dial the short (7-digit) number from your mobile. You cannot text and you cannot dial the short (7-digit) number from a landline.

The online vote will be open during the same period as the telephone lines.

The results of the telephone vote and the online vote will be aggregated prior to any announcements.

If you are watching Strictly Come Dancing on BBC iPlayer, following through a website or any other time shift, catch up or on demand service you should not vote since the lines and online vote may have closed.

Dancing With the Stars is in the midst of its first ever athletes season, and the competition is heating up.

Viewers can show their support for their favorite couples by casting votes during the live broadcast. Fans can vote on Facebook, the official DWTS website or by phone using toll-free phone numbers. They should be able to vote up to 6 times using each voting method.

The remaining celebrities are Jennie Finch, Tonya Harding, Chris Mazdzer, Mirai Nagasu, Josh Norman and Adam Rippon.

See the full list of voting phone numbers below:

Adam Rippon and Jenna Johnson – 1 800 868 3401 FREE

Chris Mazdzer and Witney Carson – 1 800 868 3403 FREE

Jennie Finch Daigle and Keo Motsepe – 1 800 868 3405 FREE

Josh Norman and Sharna Burgess – 1 800 868 3407 FREE

Mirai Nagasu and Alan Bersten – 1 800 868 3409 FREE

Tonya Harding and Sasha Farber – 1 800 868 3410 FREE

Online voting on the DWTS site can be done here. Facebook voting can be done here.

Note that more than one member of a househol can cast votes. In order for those votes to count, the other members of your household must vote using their own Facebook and ABC accounts.

Three couples will be eliminated during Monday night’s competition, leaving it down to the final three celebrities.

After the fan votes and judges’ scores were tallied on the May 7 episode, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Arike Ogunbowale were eliminated from the competition last week. Lindsay Arnold was partnered with Abdul-Jabbar, and Gleb Savchenko was partnered with Ogunbowale.

Johnny Damon and Jamie Anderson were the first stars to be sent home from the competition this season. Damon was partnered with Emma Slater, and Anderson was partnered with Artem Chigvintsev.

This abbreviated season is only four weeks long, with eliminations occurring each week. This means the four eliminated celebs will be joined by more of their competitors very soon.

This is the 26th season of the beloved reality dance competition. ABC has chosen to renew the show for a 27th season, which will air fall 2018. No contestants have been announced, but it is expected to resume the usual format, as opposed to the abbreviated format in place for season 26.


Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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How to Vote for ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 27: Phone Numbers, Website

Tonight’s the night: the celebs make their return on the tube this evening for yet another dance-off on Tuesday’s (September 25) episode of Dancing With the Stars! Now that you picked your Season 27 team, watched them dance and now here’s all you need to know about making sure your faves stay in tonight’s winner’s circle.

How Can You Vote?

Via phone, online at ABC.com or on Facebook.

Who Can Vote?

All voters must be 18 years old or older and in the U.S. or Puerto Rico in order to vote on ABC.com. An existing account within the U.S. or Canada is required for votes placed via Facebook. Data rates may apply.

When Can You Vote?

A live five-minute vote will open at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday (September 25) until 4 a.m. Wednesday (September 26) after all of the eligible couples have danced. These votes will be made online at dwtslivevote.com and only in the Eastern and Central time zones.

How Many Votes Can You Submit?

The number of votes one person can submit varies as couples are eliminated, but no less than five votes per method will be allowed. This means you will always have at least five votes by phone and five votes online, for a total of 10 votes.

(For the first week, however, since there are 13 couples, you will be able to cast 13 votes via phone and online, respectively, for a total of 26 votes.

See phone numbers for all 13 contestants below:

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten, 1-800-868-3401

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess, 1-800-868-3402

Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev, 1-800-868-3403

DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold, 1-800-868-3404

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe, 1-800-868-3405

Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson, 1-800-868-3406

John Schneider and Emma Slater, 1-800-868-3407

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke, 1-800-868-3408

Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber, 1-800-868-3409

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson, 1-800-868-3410

Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy, 1-800-868-3411

Nikki Glaser and Gleb Savchenko, 1-800-868-3412

Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong, 1-800-868-3413

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Season 27 of Dancing With the Stars continues and tonight airs episode 8 of the show, which is Halloween Night. Tonight’s episode will include the live results, along with spooky performances from each of the couples. And, at the end of the show, another team will be eliminated. It’s Halloween Night, which means that the remaining nine contestants will wear costumes and choose routines that reflect the holiday. If you would like to keep your favorite contestants moving on in the competition, it is essential to remember to vote online or call the correct phone numbers to cast your votes.

DWTS fans can vote via phone or online at ABC.com and each of the contestants have their own designated phone number for you to call. The phone numbers for tonight are listed for you below, next to each couple’s names.

Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten – 1 800 868 3401 FREE
Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess – 1 800 868 3402 FREE
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold – 1 800 868 3404 FREE
Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe – 1 800 868 3405 FREE
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile & Jenna Johnson – 1 800 868 3406 FREE
John Schneider & Emma Slater – 1 800 868 3407 FREE
Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke – 1 800 868 3408 FREE
Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber – 1 800 868 3409 FREE
Milo Manheim & Witney Carson – 1 800 868 3410 FREE

If you are voting for DWTS 2018 contestants online, you must reside in the United States or in Puerto Rico and you must be at least 18 years old in order to vote. For those who are voting online, ABC has reported that viewers will, “Choose your favorite couples … and hit the ‘save votes’ button in hopes of getting them one step closer to the Mirrorball Trophy.” The voting window for episode 8 will remain open from 8 p.m. ET tonight – 4 a.m. ET Tuesday morning.

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And, when voting for Dancing With the Stars cast members online, make sure you log in or sign up to an ABC account. If you are having trouble with an existing ABC account, you may need to validate your email address via a confirmation email. Hit “sign in” in order to get started.

According to ABC, below is a list of tonight’s performances for the contestants:

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten will dance a Jazz routine to “Candyman” by Christina Aguilera.

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess are performing an Argentine Tango to the song “Mr. Sandman” by SYML.

DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold will perform a Salsa dance to “Under Your Spell” by Leo Soul.

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe are dancing the Tango to “Disturbia” by Rihanna.

Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile and Jenna Johnson will deliver an Argentine Tango to “El Tango de Roxanne” from “Moulin Rouge”.

John Schneider and Emma Slater are set to deliver a Paso Doblé routine to “Main Titles” from “Beetlejuice,” by Ray Chew Live.

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke will dance the Jive to “Dead Man’s Party” by Atwater Men’s Club.

Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber are dancing the Tango to the song “Shame” by Elle King.

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson will perform a Contemporary routine to “Toxic” by 2WEI.

Tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT on the ABC network, to see Halloween Night live on DWTS.

Following Bobby Bones’ controversial win during Season 27 of “Dancing With the Stars,” the show has taken a hard look at its voting system, and now, in Season 28, things will be very different for the long-running ABC series.

Despite years of defending their voting process, the results of Season 27, which saw high scoring dancers like Juan Pablo di Pace and Tinashe go home, while Bones and Joe Amabile, who scored consistently lower, stayed in through the final rounds led to some big changes for the newest season. Whereas previously fans would vote both online and by phone following a Monday night broadcast and would see the results of those votes combined with the judges’ scores for that week during the next episode, votes after the broadcast have become a thing of the past.

According to a press release, the show will not consist of a live vote that takes place during each broadcast, with the results tallied and revealed by the end of the episode. The votes will take place only during the live broadcast in the EDT/CDT time zones, but West Coast fans will be able to still vote during that same window.

Those votes will then be combined with the judges’ scores and revealed at the end of the episode, resulting in one team’s elimination. The only time this will not be the case will be during week one of the competition, which does not feature an elimination. During that episode, the live viewing audience will not vote, and only the judges will score the routines. Those scores will carry over into week two and then be combined with the scores for that week’s routines—as well as the live viewer votes for week two.

Fans will have to wait and see if this new live vote process prevents more cases of celebrities who have a larger following moving on despite a lack of dance skills or improvement each week, while those who have exhibited a true knack for dance or who have steadily improved each week are sent home. However, it should quell previous claims the show’s voting system was rigged.

“Dancing With the Stars” Season 28 premieres tonight at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.

Dancing fans, rejoice! The 27th season of Dancing with the Stars has kicked off with 13 hopeful stars vying to take home that Mirrorball Trophy! The stars took to the ballroom floor for their first dances during the LIVE two-part Season 27 Premiere of Dancing with the Stars on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 and TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 8|7c on ABC.

This season’s lineup of stars includes a popular Bachelor in Paradise personality, a Facts of Life actress, an American Idol mentor, the first ever blind contestant to take part in the show, an alumnus from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a Duke of Hazzard, and an Olympic Gold medal-winning gymnast, to name a few. During the premiere, each couple performed a Cha Cha, Salsa, Foxtrot, Jive or Quickstep, and at the end of night two, one couple was eliminated based on a combination of judges’ scores and viewer votes. See the voting details below and get ready to vote in the upcoming weeks of competition!

When exactly can I vote for Dancing with the Stars?

Voting will kick off with the live premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 8 p.m. ET where your votes will help determine which couples will continue dancing in the competition. This vote will be online at ABC.com and by phone (toll-free). Both methods of voting will end at 4 a.m. ET.

On night two of the Premiere Week event, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, there will be a five-minute live vote near the end of the live broadcast only in the ET|CT time zones to help determine who will make it through to the following week. This vote will only be online at dwtslivevote.com.

Online and toll-free voting will open again the following Monday when the show begins at 8 p.m. ET on October 1.

Both methods of voting will end at 4 a.m. ET. From October 2 – November 12, online and toll-free voting will open when the show begins at 8 p.m. ET and will close the following day at 4 a.m. ET.

What are the toll-free phone numbers for voting by phone?

Alexis Ren & Alan Bersten – 1 800 868 3401 FREE
Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess – 1 800 868 3402 FREE
Danelle Umstead & Artem Chigvintsev – 1 800 868 3403 FREE
DeMarcus Ware & Lindsay Arnold – 1 800 868 3404 FREE
Evanna Lynch & Keo Motsepe – 1 800 868 3405 FREE
Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile & Jenna Johnson – 1 800 868 3406 FREE
John Schneider & Emma Slater – 1 800 868 3407 FREE
Juan Pablo Di Pace & Cheryl Burke – 1 800 868 3408 FREE
Mary Lou Retton & Sasha Farber – 1 800 868 3409 FREE
Milo Manheim & Witney Carson – 1 800 868 3410 FREE
Nancy McKeon & Val Chmerkovskiy – 1 800 868 3411 FREE
Tinashe & Brandon Armstrong – 1 800 868 3413 FREE

How many times can I vote?

The number of votes you can submit per each voting method will change as couples get eliminated, but won’t go below 5 votes per voting method (online at ABC.com and via toll-free voting).

For example, in week one, there are 13 couples and you have 13 votes to allocate among all the competing couples. You can submit up to 13 votes on ABC.com and up to 13 votes via toll-free phone voting, for a total of 26 votes across all voting methods that week.

For more information on how to vote for Dancing with the Stars, visit the Vote FAQ.

Voting Info

Why have I been charged outside the vote window?

We state clearly on screen and verbally when the voting period opens and closes and that callers should wait until that time before casting their vote. There is a small chance that if you called outside this time that another network other than BT would charge for this call. If you have been charged, then notify your service provider immediately.

I was trying to call for (x couple) and got (x couple) instead.

All voters are asked to dial carefully. The BBC has implemented a thorough testing schedule before each show to ensure correct audio is playing on the correct celebrity line. If you have a phone bill you can send us, we can check whether the number you called corresponds with the correct couple audio.

I have been trying to vote, but keep getting the engaged tone.

Because the phone lines are very active throughout the UK when the vote window opens, some callers may experience the engaged tone – especially those in rural/remote areas. We recommend that you call back within a couple of minutes when the traffic through your local exchange would have subsided. Engaged tones are controlled at local telephone exchanges and are something that the BBC cannot control. You can also opt to vote online via http://www.bbc.co.uk/strictly.

I called but received a dead tone.

If after dialling the first four numbers of the premium rate number you heard a dead tone – then this means that you are premium rate barred and you should check with your telephone service provider about lifting the ban if you wish to vote in Strictly Come Dancing. You can also opt to vote online via http://www.bbc.co.uk/strictly.

I tried voting, but couldn’t get through. Why?

Given the high volume of viewers and callers that some TV voting shows generate, it is possible for a very large number of people to pick up the phone simultaneously when the onscreen announcement is made. Sometimes this can cause some callers to get an engaged tone for short periods of time immediately after an onscreen announcement; however, any congestion tends to clear quite quickly. You can also opt to vote online via http://www.bbc.co.uk/strictly.

Can one couple’s number be constantly engaged and another couple’s free?

Like all the big shows, Strictly Come Dancing uses a voting system where at least the first eight digits of the phone numbers are the same for all couples, with only the last few digits of the phone number changing depending on who you want to vote for.

As the telephone network only uses the first eight digits in a telephone number to route calls to the voting system, it is impossible for calls for different couples to be treated differently.

Once calls reach the voting system they are answered in turn, on a first-come, first-served basis. Each answering point is instructed to accept votes for all couples; there are no dedicated answering points for individual couples.

This means that your chance of getting through to vote will never depend on the celebrity or couple you wish to vote for.

What are Mobile Short Dial Codes (MSDCs)?

Mobile Short Dial Codes (MSDCs) are the numbers to call (not text) from UK mobile phones where callers are charged a guaranteed fixed price for the call (15p for Strictly Come Dancing voting) regardless of their UK mobile telephone service provider. The MSDC numbers are shorter than a normal telephone number, typically between 5 and 7 digits long.

When MSDCs were introduced calling the premium rate ‘09’ numbers from mobile phones resulted is a large variance in charges, dependent on the UK mobile telephone service provider. MSDCs removed that variance.

Calls to the Strictly Come Dancing ‘09’ numbers, whether from a landline or mobile, cost the caller 15p plus the access charge set by the landline or mobile telephone service provider of the caller. Costs to call the ‘09’ numbers vary across both landline and mobile calls.

The continued use of MSDCs for voting therefore has the advantage that callers from UK mobile phone networks should pay less to vote as no access charge is applied to these calls.

When voting from a UK mobile using a MSDC number you will hear a vote confirmation message in the same way you would when voting by calling a ‘09’ premium rate number from a landline.

How do I vote by MSDC?

Using your UK mobile phone, simply dial the short number shown on screen for your favourite couple/s, when the vote is open. There is one number allocated to each couple. If you call while the vote is open you will hear a message confirming your vote. If you try to call when the vote is closed you will hear a closed non-chargeable message. You can’t text/SMS to the MSDC.

Why are you offering voting via MSDCs instead of Text Voting?

Text voting cannot be offered for Strictly Come Dancing due to the relatively short periods in which the vote is open and during which the result needs to be provided and verified. There is the risk of potential delays within the mobile networks at busy times which could result in text votes not being received within the period the vote is open. With a phone call, if the exchange is busy you will hear an engaged tone, however with text/SMS you would not know if there is any late delivery of your vote (causing it to not be registered). There are no such potential network delays with MSDCs other than busy tones at local exchange level with heavy traffic.

In addition, call attempts to MSDCs outside of the vote open period, or to numbers no longer in use, are non-chargeable to callers, unlike text where charges may still apply.

The advantage of using telephone calls for voting rather than text voting is that the caller knows at the time of the call that their vote has been counted and also that they have been charged for their vote. They will also know from receiving an engaged tone if they did not get through and that they can then just press redial to try again. The same is not true of text voting as the texter has to wait for a confirmation message back from their mobile telephone service provider which may take some time to arrive or which may not arrive at all.

How much will it cost to vote by MSDC?

Voting on Strictly Come Dancing via a MSDC from UK mobile networks will cost 15p per vote.

Will I be charged if I try to vote using a MSDC when the vote is closed?

No. Calls outside the vote open period and those made to any of the Strictly Come Dancing numbers not currently in use will not be chargeable.

It is very unlikely that callers will be charged when calling a closed vote line as we use free of charge messaging during these times. If you have been charged, then notify your service provider.

Why can’t I vote by MSDCs from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man?

The Channel Islands and Isle of Man are covered by separate mobile telephone service providers who do not currently support voting by MSDCs. Viewers in these regions may still be able to vote by dialling the ‘09’ numbers for Strictly Come Dancing couples from their landlines or mobiles at 15p plus their network’s access charge per vote.

Can I call a MSDC from my landline?

No. MSDC voting is only available from mobile phones, if you try to call a MSDC from your landline you will not be connected to the voting service and your vote will not be counted. In a very small number of cases, the landline telephone service provider may route the call to a local destination as it may match a “local” telephone number which may result in a ‘wrong number’ call being made. Such calls would be chargeable if they are answered.

Can I vote by text message to the MSDCs?

No. Strictly Come Dancing voting will be made using telephone call voting only as this offers the caller the benefits of knowing at the time that they place their vote that their vote has been counted and that they have been charged. This would not be true of text votes.

Can I still call the ‘09’ numbers from my mobile?

Yes. It will cost you 15p plus your mobile network’s access charge per vote. The ‘09’ voting numbers should preferably only be called from your landline if you have one. If using your mobile, you should call the MSDC if you can as it will be cheaper at 15p per vote. No access charge is applicable on the MSDCs. If you decide to call the ‘09’ voting numbers from your UK mobile phone then you will hear a non-chargeable message at the start of the call asking you to call the MSDCs instead. If you remain on the line after the message then you will be able to vote for your chosen couple but your UK mobile telephone service provider will charge 15p plus the network’s access charge per call.

Will I receive ‘spam’ / unwanted marketing texts if I vote by MSDC?

No, you should not receive any text messages from Strictly Come Dancing or any other organisation as a result of voting using the MSDCs. The BBC does not sell on nor, except if required to do so for legal reasons, supply mobile telephone numbers to any third party. Text spamming is caused by companies sending unsolicited text messages to mobile telephone numbers. The BBC in no way supports this practice and takes great care to guard numbers from any unauthorised use. If you receive unwanted text messages from other companies that you are being charged for, you can contact Phone-paid Services Authority, the premium services regulator on 0300 30 300 20 between 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays, standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply) or via http://www.psauthority.org.uk to report this.

Why can’t I call the MSDC number from my mobile?

There are a small number of UK mobile phone users who are unable to call MSDCs, you should check with your mobile telephone service provider to see if you can lift the calling bar or simply vote by calling the ‘09’ voting numbers using a landline.

Why can’t I call the MSDC number from my “Voice over IP” (VOIP) connection?

Not all UK telephone service providers, including some VOIP operators, allow voting by traditional premium rate ‘09’ numbers. The new MSDC numbers are intended only for voting via the UK mobile telephone service providers and so will almost certainly not be supported by the fixed line and VoIP telephone service providers.

Why can’t I vote by MSDCs from outside the UK?

The MSDCs are provided by the UK mobile telephone service providers and are only accessible via these operators. It is also unlikely that calls can be made to MSDCs from UK mobiles when these are outside of the UK, as this would be subject to mobile telephone service providers’ international roaming arrangements with foreign telephone service providers.

Throughout these FAQs “UK mobile phones” means mobile phones provided in the UK under UK contracts by Vodafone, O2, Everything Everywhere (previously T Mobile and Orange), Virgin, Sky Mobile and ‘3’.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ vote 2016 phone numbers: How to call in during ‘DWTS’ season 23

Dancing With The Stars 2016 premieres tonight on ABC, and a common question among fans is often ‘how can I vote for my favorite couple?’ Here’s a quick primer on how viewers can supportOlympians Ryan Lochte and Laurie Hernandez, model Amber Rose, and the rest of the 13-pair cast all throughout DWTS season 23, per info posted to the show’s website.

DWTS 2016 online voting

As always, the Dancing with the Stars vote will take place partly online. Viewers age 18 and older in the U.S. and Puerto Rico can vote for their favorite contestants via two websites: the official ABC.com page, and the Dancing with the Stars vote Facebook page.

The premiere week online voting window will extend from 5 PM Pacific on Sept. 12 through 5 PM Pacific on Sept. 13, though future weeks of the competition will see the window close at 11 AM the morning after each performance show.

Dancing with the Stars2016 vote: Phone numbers

In addition to the online options, DWTS fans can also vote via phone.Phone voting opens during the show, and closes one hour after the episode concludes in a given time zone. For example, if the show ends at 10 PM Pacific, fans located in that time zone will be able to cast phone votes until 11 PM Pacific.

All phone numbers begin with 1 800 868 34–, and end with the following digits:

  • Model Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 01
  • Grammy winner Babyface and Allison Holker, 02
  • NFL star Calvin Johnson Jr. and Lindsay Arnold, 03
  • Actor Jake T. Austin and Jenna Johnson, 04
  • IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess, 05
  • Singer Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, 06
  • Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, 07
  • Actress Marilu Henner and Derek Hough, 08
  • Actress Maureen McCormick and Artem Chigvintsev, 09
  • Former Texas governor Rick Perry and Emma Slater, 10
  • Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke, 11
  • Reality star Terra Jole and Sasha Farber, 12
  • Rapper Vanilla Ice and Witney Carson, 13

Who will rise to the top of the heap and end the evening atop the judges’ leaderboard?

Who will be the first hopeful ousted? Tune in to the Dancing with the Stars 2016 season premiere tonight, and vote for your favorites.