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Bruno Tonioli appears in a promotional photo for Dancing With The Stars. - Provided courtesy of ABC / ABC / Bob DAmico

Judge Bruno Tonioli dishes on this season's 'Dancing With The Stars' contestants

04/23/2011 by Olivia Allin

Bruno Tonioli, one of the judges on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' dished on what's wrong and right about this year's contestants and on next week's "Guilty Pleasures" theme night.

"They still have a lot of work to do but they still have the ability to do so," Tonioli told WABC, sister station of KABC, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent firm after he guest-hosted 'Regis and Kelly' on Thursday. "Some people are better at ballroom, some people are better at Latin. Some people have the charm but they don't have the sex, some people have the sex but they don't have the charm. Some people are still a little bit stiff... Kirstie did very very well in that very dirty, dirty number."

During this week's "Guilty Pleasure" nights, three ultimate guilty pleasure bands will be performing. Hanson will be performing "MmmBop" during Monday's performance show and "Give a Little" during a special "Dancing With The Stars: The Road to the Finals," which airs on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. After that, New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys will perform "Don't Turn Out the Lights" and Pia Toscano of "American Idol" will be sing "I'll Stand by You" on Tuesday's results show.

"Next week is going to be brilliant - guilty pleasures. It's going to be a brilliant night," Tonioli told WABC. "They're going to pick guilty pleasures, you know, the songs you really like and you really shouldn't. I've got no idea what could happen. It's very much how they're going to pitch it because they can express the guilty pleasure and sometimes it works with the concept of the dance and sometimes it doesn't. It could go either way with the judges."

Tonioli is an Italian choreographer and TV personality who was a judge on the UK show "Strictly Come Dancing" on BBC TV and the American adaptation, "Dancing With The Stars." He has choreographed for artists like Tina Turner, Sting, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Freddie Mercury, Duran Duran and Boy George.

Tonioli has also been the choreographer in films and television like "Ella Enchanted," "Absolutely Fabulous," and "What a Girl Wants."

Watch WABC's interview with Bruno Tonioli below.

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