When Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy hit the stage for the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ finale, they’ve got a secret weapon to help them walk away with the mirror ball trophy: Britney Spears! Duh!
On the first part of the Dancing with the Stars finale on May 18, Rumer Willis, 26, and Val Chmerkovskiy will be one of three couples going for gold on the 20th season. The competition will definitely be tough from rival teams Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess, and Riker Lynch and Allison Holker. However, Rumer and Val aren’t going down without a fight. In fact, they plan to dance to a cover of the Britney Spears classic “Toxic”– sung by Rumer herself!
Val Chmerkovskiy & Rumer Willis ‘Toxic’ Cover On ‘DWTS’
We knew she could act, we know she can freaking dance, and now we know she can sing too! For one of her last performances on this season of Dancing, Rumer will dance to the soothing sounds of, well, herself! Yup, Rumer has recorded a cover of Britney’s “Toxic” and she has supposedly been “working on it for weeks,” a source revealed to Us Weekly.
But it gets better! Along with Rumer, Val is going to be featured on the song as well– playing the violin! As it turns out, Val is a “classically trained violinist and played concertmaster violin with [his] youth orchestra in Carnegie Hall.”
Okay, these two are so talented, it’s bordering on annoying!
Rumer & Val Hit The Studio
The song is sure to be a top notch cut, too.
“Linda Perry produced the song, and it’s a really sexy, cool arrangement of Britney’s famous tune,” the source added. “They are super excited about it — it sounds absolutely amazing. Rumer’s thrilled to finally share it with the world!”
Val seems to be excited too, having posted an Instagram from inside the recording studio. “Spent a little time in the studio with @ruelarue + @jesusonmars – excited for you all to hear it!” he commented. “Tune in to @dancingabc Monday night #DWTS #TeamValenRue”
What do you think of Rumer and Val dancing to themselves?
— Casey Mink