SAN DIEGO, November 21, 2016 – It’s Finals Week starting Monday night in one of the most competitive seasons ever on “Dancing With The Stars.” One of four couples will take home the Mirror Ball Trophy on Tuesday’s finale.
Indy Car driver James Hinchcliffe, got a little coaching and support from the first Indy Car driver to win, Helio Castroneves. See it here:
James and Shana will compete with Jana Kramer and Gleb Savchenko, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Calvin Johnson and Lindsay Arnold. Tonight, the four finalists will each perform two dances. First is a “Redemption Style” dance, a routine performed by the couples the judges want to see performed again. Then it’s the make or break Freestyle dance, the biggest competitive dances of the season.
Freestyle choices can go really right (Rumer Willis and Val’s stripped down Tango, Amber Riley and Derek Hough’s Western saloon routine), or really wrong (the infamous Marie Osmond doll dance).
Len Goodman returns to the ballroom as head judge for the two-part season finale and none too soon. It’s one of the closest races ever on the show, with some of the most skilled dancing celebrity contestants have ever pulled off.
One couple will be eliminated on Monday night at the end of the show The three remaining couples have one last night of competitive dancing, performing a “24-Hour Fusion Challenge” in which they must put together two different dance style into a single routine to score a few extra judges’ points. Then it’s the moment all 13 couples worked for, but only one couple can achieve: holding the Mirror Ball Trophy in the air as champion of Season 23.
The announcement of the winner will take place just steps away from the DWTS ballroom soundstage at The Grove, an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex in Hollywood, in front of a huge crowd of fans.
Dancing with the Stars‘ finale week kicks off Monday and concludes on Tuesday, both at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Join us for our live chat as we see who takes home the mirror ball.
Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold
Redemption Style: Viennese Waltz, “I Am Your Man” by Ryan Shaw
Freestyle: “Please Mr. Postman”/”I Want You Back” medley by The Marvelettes/Jackson 5
James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess
Redemption Style: Foxtrot, “It Had to Be You” by Harry Connick Jr.
Freestyle: “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” by The Piano Guys
Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko
Redemption Style: Tango, “Stay the Night” by Zedd
Freestyle: “Unstoppable” by Sia
Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Redemption Style: Paso Doblé: “Wicked Ones” by Dorothy
Freestyle: “Brand New” by Ben Rector
Voting information: For the finals, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during the show and up to one hour after the end of the DWTS broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and closing at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Tuesday evenings.
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