Dancing With The Stars: TONIGHT!

Tonight is the premiere of Dancing With The Stars: Season 20! Willow and her partner Mark Ballas will be hitting the dance floor, doing the cha-cha to Meghan Trainor’s hit “Lips Are Movin”. The show starts at 8/7c on ABC. Tune in and see what Willow and Mark have been working on these past few weeks. I will be live-tweeting the event on Twitter, too, so don’t forget to follow Introducing Willow!

I also want to remind everyone to review the voting guidelines so you can help #TeamMarkingjay take home the trophy this season! Voting is a very important part of the competition and it’s easy to help! You can also text DANCE9 to 66822* to sign up for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars text alerts for weekly voting and tune-in reminders! Break a leg, Willow & Mark!

Vote for Team Markingjay

Dancing With The Stars: Behind the Scenes

Tiger Beat magazine went behind the scenes at Dancing With The Stars rehearsals. Get your exclusive sneak preview of #TeamMarkingjay dancing as well as an adorable interview here!

Team Markingjay: How to Vote

Michele over at MarkBallas.com has written instructions on how to vote and keep Team Markingjay on Dancing With The Stars for as long as possible. Be sure to read below if you are not familiar with the show/voting process. Thank you Michele!

Looking forward to watching Willow Shields and Mark Ballas dance on Dancing With the Stars? If so, remember they will not get to keep dancing without the help of the fans. Not familiar with the show? Here is some basic information about how the show works and how you can keep Team Markingjay dancing!

The couples dance on Monday nights for a score from the judges. Then the fans vote for their favorite. The judges’ score counts 50% and the fans 50%. The key to the judges’s score is that they convert it to a percentage. They take all the scores from the judges and add them together. Then that number is divided into the score for the individual couple. That gives the 50% that counts as the judges scores. Same thing with the fan vote. All the votes are totaled and that number is divided into the couples fan vote. The lowest combined judges scores and fan scores send a couple home.

There will be three ways to vote an account. Each week the number of votes per account will change. Week one there will be 12 couples, so you can vote 12 times per account. Once the competition gets down to five competitors, the vote will stay at five votes per account for the rest of the season. You may vote an account by calling, using the Facebook application, or online.

The first is by phone. The number for Team Markingjay is 1-855-234-5612. The number will remain the same throughout the competition. Phone lines open as soon as the show starts and stay open for one hour after the show ends for each time zone. You can only phone vote during this time frame for your time zone. For example: New York residents would phone vote from 8PM-11PM EST. California residents can not phone vote until the show airs in their time zone. Fans should try to vote as soon as the show starts. After they dance and at the end of the show are hardest times to get through and we want every single vote. You can vote on as many phones as you have access to.

Fans can also vote on Facebook through the Facebook voting account, https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts. You can vote from 8PM EST on Monday to 8PM EST on Tuesday with this option.

The final way is online. In order to vote online, you must have an account. Fans go to www.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars. At the top of the page in small print is a place that say Join. Click on this and it will walk you through the process of making an account. Fans should make their accounts before the show starts because when the show is going the site crawls. There is no limit to how many online accounts you may have, but each must be attached to a valid email. voting times for online voting are 8PM EST on Monday to 8PM EST on Tuesday.

So that’s how you do it! Season 20 is going to be a very competitive season! Please keep Team Markingjay dancing by sending votes their way!

Dancing With The Stars Rehearsal Images

Some photos of Willow and partner Mark Ballas practicing their moves for Dancing With The Stars have been released! I have added the photos to the gallery. Don’t forget to tune in to ABC on Monday, March 19, to watch Willow LIVE on DWTS!

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